Prince Harry took his girlfriend Cressida Bonas to a youth event in what some British media outlets are dubbing their first official outing.
Bonas gave Harry a kiss after his speech to the crowd at We Day.
Sometimes your nesting instincts while pregnant are just slightly off the mark.
After spending more than $1.8 million on renovating their apartment at Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge wants to start from scratch because she’s unhappy with the colour scheme she picked out while pregnant.
“She wasn’t happy with the result, and one room came out with a horrible, unexpected purple tinge,” a source told Daily Mail columnist Sebastian Shakespeare. “She’s blaming it on her hormones before the birth.”
It is said Kate has now hired Ben Pentreath, an urban designer, to revamp the apartment.
A Kensington Palace spokesman told Shakespeare the cost of any interior decorating would be covered privately by the royal family.
If you’re looking for a job and are good with children, you may want to consider applying for a position to help raise the future king.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are looking for a full-time nanny, the Telegraph reports.
They might want to be hands-on parents, but they’ve also come to realize they need a little help with Prince George if they’re also going to take on more royal duties. And fair enough – many parents seek out some form of child care when they go back to work.
The report said the couple will likely want to have someone fill the role before they go on a tour of Australia in April.
Meanwhile, bookmakers are pretty certain Kate will be pregnant again in 2015. The blog Royal Central reports Betfred is offering odds of 5/4 the couple will have “the spare” in 2015, and Paddy Power has 11/10 odds.
It’s not a stretch to say the British media is a bit peeved that Hello! magazine has published paparazzi shots of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.
The shots were taken last week as Kate and Prince George headed to the private island of Mustique where her family was on their annual vacation.
The exclusive photos were taken in public and printed after Kate and Prince George had returned to the U.K., sources have said.
But the fact the photos were published at all raised the ire of British media.
“All of this must have made frustrating reading on the picture desks of some of Britain’s national newspapers, which have been exceedingly careful not to intrude on the privacy of the Cambridges in the wake of Lord Justice Leveson’s long inquiry into press standards. Here were Kate and George being pictured – without permission – from numerous angles across the airport and without complaint from the palace,” Ian Burrell wrote in the Independent.
Gordon Rayner at the Telegraph said it may be the duchess is doing “image control” instead of fighting against photos taken in public.
This is only the fourth time photos of Prince George have surfaced: His birth, their family photos taken by Kate’s dad, his christening and now.
These are the first paparazzi shots of the future king.
In the past, the royals have sued over paparazzi shots. But now, it seems like they approve of them. At least, if taken in the right context.
In this case, Kate looked good, she was smiling, and was not harassed or pursued, the Telegraph reported.
But it contradicts photos taken of Prince William last week where he looked grumpy getting off a train as he was heading to the University of Cambridge – photos British media said they were asked not to run.
Will and Kate very much want to control the media, but they have to realize, in this day and age they cannot.
After all, how can anyone – including the royal family – order people not to take pictures of them in a public place?
While I don’t agree with chasing people down in cars or using uber long lenses to take photos of people sunbathing topless on hotel balconies, if a member of the royal family is walking through a public airport or getting off a train surrounded by members of the public, that’s fair game.
Whomever “leaked” that the Queen was going to stop doing foreign visits this year was clearly mistaken.
Buckingham Palace has announced the Queen and Prince Philip are set to go to Rome on April 3 at the invitation of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.
After a private lunch with the president, she’ll visit Pope Francis at the Vatican.
The trip comes just a couple of weeks before the Queen turns 88 on April 21.
I don’t usually comment on royal fashion, but I do think it is cool the Queen was spotted sporting a Canadian-designed brooch on the weekend.
During church on Sunday, she was seen wearing the brooch by Regina-based Hillberg & Berk designer Rachel Meikle. The Queen was given the brooch in October by Saskatchewan Lt.-Gov. Vaughn Schofield.
The contemporary floral brooch is set in 18K white gold and features petals made with richly coloured tourmaline and a white freshwater pearl at its centre, surrounded by 300 diamonds. The brooch is valued at $15,000.