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…

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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