It appears Cressida Bonas has given up on her dream of becoming a dancer.
Instead, like her boyfriend Prince Harry, she is taking a desk job, working in marketing for a theatre, the U.K. Mirror reports.
“The Duke of Edinburgh and I send our sympathy to the families of those who have died and our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been injured in this terrible event.
Johnston issued his own statement as well, saying he and his wife Sharon are thinking of the families at this time, and thanking “those brave individuals who helped battle the fire, who worked to rescue people despite the danger, and who continue to do whatever they can for families in grief—from firefighters and paramedics to friends and strangers.”
Mia Grace Tindall.
I think that is a lovely name.
That is the name Zara and Mike Tindall have chosen for their new baby girl, Mike announced on Twitter Thursday.
Wee Mia will not have a royal title.
What do you think of the name?
I received a question in the comment section of my recent blog post about Zara giving birth to a daughter – who is 16th in line to the throne. While it was a lengthy comment, the main question was: “When does a ‘royal’ stop being a ‘royal’, anyway?”
This was her response to me via email:
According to the Letters Patent issued by King George V in 1917 (the same year the House of Saxe-Coburg became the House of Windsor) “the children of any Sovereign of these Realms and the children of the sons of any such Sovereign and the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales shall have and at all times hold and enjoy the style, title or attribute of Royal Highness with their titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their respective Christian names or with their other titles of honour.” There have been subsequent letters patent that have modified this protocol slightly. King George VI issued letters patent allowing the children of the future Queen Elizabeth II to be styled HRH Prince or Princess because Princess Elizabeth was heiress presumptive. Queen Elizabeth II issued letters patent decreeing that the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would all be Princes or Princesses.Regarding attendance at royal events, the Queen’s Christmas at Sandringham includes her descendants and the descendants of her sister, Princess Margaret. The Queen holds a larger pre-Christmas luncheon that includes her first cousins and their families and the descendants of George V are invited to key royal events – weddings, Trooping of the Colour. Regarding more distant figures in the line of succession, some are foreign royalty. King Harald V of Norway is 71st in line for the British throne as his grandmother was King George V’s sister Maud. Others are private citizens.Until recently, the 1772 Royal Marriages Act ensured that most people in the line of succession were never truly “cut off” from their royal roots. The Act required all descendants of King George II (with the exception of the children of princesses who married foreign princes) to receive the monarch’s permission for their marriage to be legal. A recent documentary “The Year of the Queen” showed the Queen granting permission for Miss Amelia Beaumont, a descendant of Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, to marry Simon Murray. Recent reforms to the succession have restricted the terms of the Royal Marriages Acts to the top six people in line for the throne.For an example of one of the Queen’s relatives who moved down the line of succession over the course of his lifetime, see the Queen’s cousin, George Lascelles, the Earl of Harewood. At the time of his birth, he was 6th in line to the throne. At the time of his death he was 46th in line.
A new report says a planned trip to France to mark D-Day in June will likely be the Queen’s last foreign trip during her reign.
Sources within the French government said they were told Prince Charles will likely join the Queen during her “last official foreign visit,” the Sunday Express reported.
The trip will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches in Normandy.
The Queen will be 88 in April and since her Diamond Jubilee, she has slowed down, taking on fewer engagements. In turn, other members of the royal family have taken on more duties, in particular Prince Charles.