For the first time in over six months, a royal event took place at Buckingham Palace. On behalf of the Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted with President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife, Olena in the palace’s Throne Room.
Good evening and welcome to the ninth anniversary of the best day of my life. There was never a time in recent history as magnificent as that Friday, when Catherine Elizabeth Middleton walked gracefully through a tented tunnel that connected the Goring Hotel to a waiting Rolls Royce — nay — a page in British history.
The soon-to-be former commoner sat next to her father, Michael as she waved to throngs of screaming well-wishers before arriving at Westminster Abbey’s west door. As she stepped out of the vehicle, the House of Alexander McQueen confirmed that their creative director, Sarah Burton, had designed the future Queen Consort’s wedding gown. [Read more…]
Watching live CTV coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria, Canada was exciting AF.
Sure, it was a little less exciting than their inaugural visit back in 2011, when the newlyweds – nay – everyone was basking in a post-royal wedding glow.
If I’ve learned anything from glancing over the weekly rags, it’s that gold stickers are a fantastic way to trick people into thinking a headline is real.
Henceforth, I daren’t believe a word any publication states unless it’s stamped with a gold sticker.
Every story is the same – Prince Charles is being skipped over in favor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the British throne because Queen Elizabeth said so! Camilla is jealous AF and swears she will exact revenge on the beautiful Duchess for messing up her plans to rule over the kingdom! [Read more…]
Rare are the occasions we see a royal partake in manual labor (save for Princes William and Harry).
Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on the Solent, a straight that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England.
Catherine is patron of the 1851 Trust, a charity run by sailing champ Sir Ben Ainslie that aims to get youths involved in the sport.
They were there on official business, but it’s always lovely to pop round to visit one’s grandson at his place of work.
Before she meets with outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron at 5pm, the Queen (accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh) opened a new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport today, according to BBC News.
Coincidentally, this is also where Prince William is based as a pilot for the ambulatory service.
This is the second time Her Majesty and Prince Philipe have visited the Duke of Cambridge’s place of work.
Just before his wedding in 2011, the Queen visited William RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, where he served as a search-and-rescue pilot.
According to People‘s Simon Perry, William piloted a helicopter back from a call just in time to give his grandparents the grand tour.
Eastern Daily Press reports that William was came back from a mission that was called to a nursery school in King’s Lynn (though there was no word on whether this was an emergency call or a simple “what to do if something goes wrong” lesson).
“It was all very exciting but the children were more excited about the helicopter, it was just a bonus that Prince William was on board,” headteacher Matthew Tuckswood told the paper.
Helicopters > Future King.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2016
Prince Philip looked far younger than his 95 years as he laughed with William (probably about the way he landed the helicopter, judging by how he animated pointing).
“All of sudden this giant lemon plopped down, and there you were!”
William has been stationed as an ambulance pilot at Cambridge for over a year.
William kisses Granny and Grandpa as they leave for London. The Queen preparing to meet new Prime Minister May pic.twitter.com/rC4pwizoVp
— Emily Nash (@emynash) July 13, 2016
Now, it’s time for a bit of history-making, as Theresa May prepares to become the second female Prime Minister in British history.
A magazine cover this significant could not have come at a better time.
Just a few days after the horrible mass shooting that took 49 innocent lives in Orlando, Florida, the Duke of Cambridge has made history by covering the July issue of Attitude, the first royal to ever cover a LBGTQ magazine.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 15, 2016
Those involved hinted yesterday at something after William and the Duchess of Cambridge signed the book of condolence for Orlando victims at the U.S. Embassy in London.
Representatives of LGBTQ association gliffa were there to greet the Cambridges, and William let it slip that he was involved with an upcoming Attitude project.
According to ITV News, Kensington Palace would not elaborate on the Duke’s comments.
“We look forward to speaking about this soon,” the palace stated yesterday.
No one had to wait long, because the palace tweeted the news this morning. [Read more…]
Since she and Prince William traveled to Northern Ireland today, the couple were known as the Baron and Barroness of Carrickfergus (just like that lovely blond in The Sound of Music). [Read more…]
The June 12th shooting of 49 people inside Orlando, Florida’s Pulse night club is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
As families and friends of the victims, LGBTQ supporters and strangers alike mourn the tragedy, royal families across Europe have publicly sent their condolences to the country.
Prior to attending a garden party in Northern Ireland today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the US Embassy in London to sign the book of condolence.
The flag behind William and Catherine, according to Kensington Palace, was presented to Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State.
In Madrid, King Felipe and Queen Letizia did the same.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark sent a letter to President Obama, as did King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
— Christian Onassis™ (@COnassis) June 14, 2016
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) June 14, 2016
Monaco’s Prince Albert showed his support for Lady Gaga’s powerful speech from Los Angeles.
— H.S.H.Prince Albert (@GrimaldiPrince) June 14, 2016
Across the world, landmarks were bathed in rainbow, as people draped themselves in colorful flags and held up signs proclaiming that love is love.
Jimmy Fallon said it best last night during his Tonight Show monologue:
“This was just one bad guy here. 49 good people and one bad guy, and there will always be more good than evil.”
My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones early that morning.
As the rest of the audience sat quietly (I think) in the rows of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Prince Harry made the Duchess of Cambridge giggle.
And it was great.
One thing to know about the royal family is that they love when things go wrong at formal events. [Read more…]