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A quiet royal summer wraps up

- August 27th, 2014

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Prince Harry visit the Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red exhibition at The Tower of London to plant a ceramic poppy on Aug. 5. (Photo:

This summer has been a tough one for blog posts mostly because our royal family hasn’t done a whole heck of a lot.

There have been no Jubilee celebrations, no wedding, no births, no naked princes playing pool in Vegas, no topless duchesses vacationing in France.

The royals have been rather dull this summer.

They’ve made a few appearances, bombed a few photos and there was a low-key but well-attended first birthday for Prince George.

Despite the quiet, here’s a quick look back at the top five royal moments of the summer:

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Prince William to become pilot, donate salary to charity

- August 7th, 2014

This April 2011 file photo shows Prince William at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, where he flew a Sea King helicopter for search and rescue. (Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP)

Official word has come from Kensington Palace confirming rumours Prince William is going to become a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

He will undergo training and will start flying in the spring.

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Queen photobombs Aussie athletes

- July 24th, 2014

The Queen is a photobomber! (Photo: Twitter)

I love the smile.

During a walkabout while visiting athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, the Queen photobombed two Australian field hockey players who were taking a selfie.

The photo was tweeted by athlete Jayde Taylor.

The Queen is clearly smiling and looking at the camera as Taylor and another athlete take the self portrait.

I love everything about this photobomb. Well done, Your Majesty.