Royal Rewind: Week of April 4, 2014

William and Kate St. Andrews' graduation 2005

This past week in Royal news…

Since releasing last week’s latest family portrait, many have pointed out the similarities between Prince George and his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate attended friends’ Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett’s wedding. Cressida was not in attendance.

Kate shopped at the Gap, 500 yards from Kensington Palace, while security waited outside in running vehicle.

Prince William, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen unveiled a new horse statue among cherry blossoms.

Worries grow as details continue to be released regarding the Royal tour Down Under.

Queen still kindles her love of horses at age 88.

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, was bitten by the selfie bug.

Princess Eugenie visited hospital where she underwent spinal surgery as a child, opened a new wing.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh met with the Pope at Vatican. Pope presented gift for Prince George.

Harry and Cressida’s engagement will be ‘sooner than many people think.’

Prince Harry visited Olympic Park, cuteness ensues.

Around the web…

Great piece from Victoria Arbiter, a second-generation Royals correspondent, on living at Kensington Palace.

Who wore it best from the ladies at Go Fug Yourself, as awesome as you’d expect.

PopSugar covered the ‘Evolution of the Royal Portrait.’

Kate Middleton Review wrote insightful piece on Kate’s shopping trip to the Gap.

Love, Lola wrote about the possible reasons Cressida wasn’t at the ‘Walking with the Wounded’ charity event, and also Royal bling. Both topics that prove more than intriguing.

And, as expected, everyone’s prepping for the Royal Tour… less than two days to go! More details to follow…

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Royal Rewind: Week of March 28, 2014

January 1995 family vacation in Klosters, Switzerland.

Princess Eugenie + Princess Beatrice + Prince William + Prince Harry Skiing

This past week in Royal news…

Princess Eugenie celebrated her 24th birthday.

The Duke of Cambridge says he wants to work in the Foreign Office to learn more about diplomatic matters.

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas go on ski trip in Kazakhstan. Criticism follows immediately.

Prince George started crawling while the Duke and Duchess were on their jaunt to the Maldives.

Cressida was a no show at St.James Palace event she was (falsely) reported to have been planning to co host.

The Queen was quite busy this week, appearing at both Lloyd’s of London and meeting with members of the Irish community.

Zara Phillips is a “no-nonsense” mom and is kind of amazing.

Fergie lost weight and the world is losing its mind (for some reason).

The new nanny is actually 43 years old, quite a difference from the original age being reported as 22… but a more pressing concern is that she allegedly avoided tax payments in her home country of Spain.

Around the web…

Fox to premiere reality dating show this summer where contestants think the prize is marrying Prince Harry. (Because apparently they found contestants that have had no access to reality for the past 20 years?)

However, these 24 reasons why Prince Harry would make a great husband are pretty convincing.

Rumors have it that Kate doesn’t have much time for Pippa anymore…Cressida taking Pippa’s place?

Friends at What Would Kate Do wrote of the possible shoes Kate could wear on the Royal Tour. Each pair is flawless, as expected.

The Royal Tour is less than ten days away! And yes, I’m counting down the days… can.not.wait.

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Royal Rewind: Week of March 21, 2014

Harry smiles at William

Harry smiles at William

This past week in Royal news…

The Duke of Cambridge knighted the doctor who delivered Prince George. (He was also the doctor who helped in the delivery of Prince Edward’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, in 2003 when she was delivered a month early to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, saving both of their lives.)

The Countess also visited the hospital and met the staff that helped in her care during 2003. It proved to be an (understandingly) emotional visit for Sophie.

Prince Harry played soccer with friends. Hotness ensued.

Prince Charles and Camilla visited a children’s hospital where Camilla remarked about the children reminding her of Prince George.

Cressida moved, now just two Tube stops away from Prince Harry’s apartment.

The Queen is a fan of the children’s series Peppa Pig.

William and Kate donated £5,000 to flood victims. Critics point out this amount is not even the total cost of their Maldives trip…

The Queen and Prince Philip visited the Rambert dance company.

Around the web…

A bit dated, but I just found out what Pippa gifted her nephew, Prince George, and I’m pretty creeped out.

This collection of Royals photographed at Sochi is awesome. Note: Princess Anne.

Prince Harry and Cressida may be related.

Prince Harry turned down chance to present an award at Heavy Metal awards show… allegedly ‘big fan’ of metal music.

Otherwise, it’s been pretty quiet on the Royal front.

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Royal Rewind: Week of March 14, 2014

Prince Harry and Diana

This past week in Royal news…

Prince Edward turned 50 (and I discovered this candid photo from after his birth).

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with Queen Elizabeth II for an official one-day visit.

Some members of the Royal Family attended the Cheltenham Festival and the races were nearly overshadowed by the amount of fabulous hats and fascinators. (Who doesn’t love a perfect fascinator? If only I had more occasions to wear one…)

Prince Harry’s trek to the South Pole will be aired on television. (I’m assuming British, unless the US stations pick it up.)

The latest in the hacking scandal is that Princess Diana supposedly leaked important phone numbers to the press in order to gain allies.

And, of course, more Cressida gossip. It’s being reported that she is “not ready to marry“… which I can understand, although personally, if Harry can’t wait to marry, I volunteer. I’ll have my things pack up and ready to ship to Kensington by morning.

Around the web…

What it would look like if Prince Harry had married Kate. (You can’t unsee this, just a fair warning.)

And, on that topic, apparently Kate might be on Prince Harry’s last nerve.

The Jecca Craig debacle from last month still boggles the mind.

William and Kate will take a mid-tour vacation next month, leaving George again, but only for a two days.

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Royal Nanny out with Prince George, Queen Celebrates Commonwealth Day

Photos have been released of the Cambridge’s newly-hired nanny. Speculations originally had the nanny’s age as 22 years old, however this has proved false.

The Spanish native nanny reportedly has 20 years of nanny experience, upping her age to early or mid-30’s. Some frown at the royal couple’s pick, while the British royals have a tradition of hiring older, British women as their nannies.

So long as Prince George is receiving the proper care any baby deserves, I don’t think her age or nationality is really much of a concern.

The debate about whether or not it was appropriate for the Cambridge’s to leave Prince George behind, however, rages on.

Commonwealth Day 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10:  Prince Phillip and HRH Queen Elizabeth II attend the Commonwealth day observance service at Westminster Abbey on March 10, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II. and Duke of Edinburgh arrived all smiles for Commonwealth day at Westminster Abbey. Joining them were Prince Charlies and Camilla, as well as Prince Edward and Sophie. It’s worth noting that this was the second of Sophie’s public appearances for the day, putting obvious pressure on Kate to step it up.

Royal Rewind

As we wait for Will and Kate to return, I am currently smitten with the photos from Prince William’s first royal tour to Australia back in 1983. (Also, how much does he look like Prince George!)

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