Emma Watson Delivers A Blow To Royal Fans

Emma Watson White Ralph Lauren Gown Prince Harry Rides Bike

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Yes, we may have been more than a little excited at the prospect of tea towels bearing the name “Hermione, Countess of Muggleton.”  Instead, we took the high road and chose not to believe Woman’s Day‘s claims that Emma Watson and Prince Harry had been on “secret dates.”

This morning, Watson gently put those rumors to rest with a chocolate-covered message to her followers:  Continue reading

The Definitive Ranking of Kate Middleton’s Coats

Best Coats Worn by Kate Middleton

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Few things in this world give me hope more than the Duchess of Cambridge‘s coats, save for babies, good deeds, puppies and the kindness of strangers.  

Back to the coats.

I first got a whiff of her penchant for an impeccably tailored bit of magic in June 2011, when Catherine visited Victoria Barracks wearing a navy Alexander McQueen coat.  It fit her lithe body like a glove and commanded attention despite its subtle design.

Things just escalated from there, to the point where I would clap if she wore my favorite coat more than once (@WhatKateWore and @JanetNorCal pick up what I’m throwing down, re: #1)

Ranking my favorite coats was a challenge, and it’s difficult not to go back and rearrange my decisions.  There are those that didn’t make the cut, which will spark a lively debate on whether or not I am fit to speak about such things.  

Never mind all that.  Let’s fight over coats. Continue reading

The Audience Art

The Queen Plans to Size Up Kristin Scott Thomas in ‘The Audience’

The Audience Art

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Back in October it was announced that Kristin Scott Thomas would portray Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, a role famously originated by Dame Helen Mirren.  The play’s London run was so hugely successfully that Mirren took it to Broadway.

I was so pleased to be asked to play The Queen in Peter Morgan’s brilliant play,” Thomas told The Telegraph.  “To be directed by Stephen [Daldry] will be a real privilege and I am very much looking forward to meeting my Prime Ministers when we start rehearsals in March.  Continue reading

Her Majesty Marks 63 Years As Queen

Queen Elizabeth Crown Parliament Prince Philip

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63 years ago today, His Majesty King George VI died at Sandringham.  Since there is never a passing of time without a sovereign, his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was now queen.

 

News of her father’s death was delayed in reaching the princess, who was on a trip to Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip.  It was Philip who told Elizabeth what had happened.  They immediately boarded a plane to England, where she was welcomed back as Her Majesty Elizabeth II; the coronation would not take place until June 1953, after a period mourning. Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Pink Coat Church Norfolk

Queen Elizabeth Was As Happy As a Clam at Church Today

Queen Elizabeth Pink Coat Church Norfolk

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You won’t find a bigger fan of Her Majesty than thisgirl.  What other leader – male or female – filled a massive pair of shoes at 25, reigned through 11 prime ministers (and counting) and still carries out royal engagements at 88?

Today, the Queen and Prince Philip attended Sunday service at the church of St Peter and St Paul near King’s Lynn, England.  After, the Queen warmly greeted well-wishers and accepted flowers, which complemented her pink ensemble.  Continue reading

Prince Harry Jokes About Training Prince George For The London Marathon

Prince Harry Green Jacket RFU Injured Players Foundation

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Today, Prince Harry visited Twickenham Rugby Stadium in London, where the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation for runners held a training session ahead of the London Marathon.

Harry, who is Vice Patron of the union, met with runner Jane Fishwick, with whom he joked about training Prince George for the 26.2 mile-race.

“I suggested he might like to run one and he said there’s a little bit of a problem there because he and William and Kate would all come under fire to do it if one of them does it,” Fishwick told the Daily MirrorContinue reading