Royal Baby #2 will be here circa...
Catherine, Duchess of Crambridge, I feel for ya! Whenever a due date is announced (unless you’ve been concealing your pregnancy for, say, 7 months or so) it always sounds light years away. A full-term pregnancy is not 9 months folks. It’s 10 months. 40 long weeks, which I imagine feel even longer when you’re on bed rest, or suffering from severe morning sickness, like the Duchess. This morning we got the big news from Kensington Palace about the second Royal Baby’s expected time of arrival, so click inside for more!
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, II has bestowed the high honor of the Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George to American actress Angelina Jolie for her work in the fight against war zone sexual violence. This award has royally turned Angelina into an honorary Dame. In an special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace earlier today, Angelina was given her honorary damehood in front of dignitaries as well as her husband Brad Pitt and the couple’s 6 children. Click thru the gallery presented here to see Angelina receive her honorary damehood from Queen Elizabeth. While I have no idea at all what this honorary damehood means at all, I must say that I am still pretty impressed.
Birthday Lurve for the Ginger Prince
Prince Harry — more formerly known as Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales — turns 30 years old today and in celebration of his special day, I have culled together a collection of photos that take us on a trip through his 3 decades of life. Altho his older brother Prince William has always been higher than Harry in the British royal line of succession (as is William‘s son Prince George and will be his forthcoming second child, due to be born next year), there is no doubt that Harry is the funner prince of the British royal family. A philanthropist, a military man, a party animal … Prince Harry is many things. Altho he has made some dumb mistakes in his past, Prince Harry has always been my fave British royal so I’m happy to send him all the Birthday Lurve today to his royal gingerness today. Happy 30th Birthday, Harry. Here’s to at least 30 more!
Royal Bump Watch, 2014
We are all waking up to some very big news from the Royal family! Another bump watch is beginning, as Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting their second child. You may remember Vanity Fair celebrated Royal Baby Prince George’s first birthday back in July with a family cover—well, it sounds like Kate was just a few weeks shy of conceiving the second baby when that issue came out. This is definitely exciting news, though I was also feeling sympathetic, as the Duchess of Cambridge is—once again—afflicted with severe morning sickness. Click inside for more.
Last week we got to see a new official photo of Prince George Alexander Louis of Wales which was released ahead of the baby prince’s first birthday. Today, Prince George turns 1 year old and in honor of that fact, more photos of George and his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have been released as well. It’s crazy to think that Prince George was born a year ago today … it’s insane how quickly time flies. Click below and let’s send all of our birthday lurve to the future king of England today! More »
During the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London, England this week, Queen Elizabeth‘s royal guard gave folks a bit of a treat when they delivered a surprise performance of the Game of Thrones theme song. Now, we’ve seen really cool covers of the GoT theme song over the past year or so (like HERE, for example) but I believe this is the first cover with an actual royal connection. We know that Queen Elizabeth is a GoT fan so, yeah, this makes sense … and sounds really, freaking cool.
Happy 1st Birthday, future King of England
Back in March, we got our first look at young Prince George posing for his first official family photo with his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of the baby prince’s first royal engagement in New Zealand. Today we get to see Prince George‘s newest official photo, released by the British royal family to mark the baby’s 1st birthday. As you can see below, Prince George is walking in this new official photo … but as you may recall, we learned last month that he’s already been walking for some time now ;) Click below to see George‘s new photo and let’s wish the little dude an early very Happy 1st Birthday! More »
The Baby Prince's First Year
Way back in April, Prince George appeared on his first magazine cover ever. Today we get our first look at Prince George‘s second magazine cover, this time for Vanity Fair magazine. In honor of George‘s first birthday, VF has decided that the cover feature story for the August issue will focus on the baby prince’s first year alive. Click below to see George (and his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton) on the cover of Vanity Fair and read some excerpts from the cover story. More »
But did she sit on the Iron Throne?
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II and hubby Prince Philip made their way to Belfast in Northern Ireland today to pay a visit to the set of HBO‘s hit drama series Game of Thrones. I guess the Queen was in the neighborhood and she figured, Meh, why not? Once on set, Queen Elizabeth met some of the show’s actors — including Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) — and was presented with the famed Iron Throne. Click below to see a few photos of the Queen‘s visit to the GoT set and find out if Her Royalness actually sat on the Iron Throne. More »