Palace Makes Changes For the “Great Kate Wait” Round 2

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Today, journalists in London were briefed on the impending arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s second child.   Back in July 2013, reporters and photographers were camped out across the street from the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington since the beginning of the month.

Things will be a little different this time around, with restrictions in place after lessons learned from Prince George‘s birth.

Royal reporters Emily Nash, Rebecca English and Richard Palmer tweeted highlights from the press conference, while royal photographer Mark Stewart echoed the sentiments of the entire press pack after news of “camping out” restrictions.  Continue reading

The Days of Royal Yore: Will & Kate’s Courtship

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To celebrate today’s release of Heather Cocks‘ and Jessica Morgan‘s book, ‘The Royal We‘ (Grand Central Publishing, 2015), one thought a trip down memory lane would tie in nicely with the story of ‘We,’ about an American who falls in love with a prince while studying abroad in the UK.

The more I got to know Bex and Nick, the more I couldn’t help but wax nostalgic about a certain other couple who met as university students and tried (but oftentimes failed) to keep their relationship out of the public eye. 

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1984: Prince William Meets His New Brother, Harry

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As any firstborn can tell you, the arrival of a sister or brother is….fine.  My sister was born a little over two years after me, and I vaguely remember wearing a blue peacoat as I visited the new addition.  I think I remember wailing as my mother waved to me from her hospital window, wondering why the hell she had to stay there when I had to be taken care of.

Since then, we welcomed another sister, and by that point I was more interested in swimming and tic tacs than seeing a newborn (neither will read this post, and if they do, I REGRET NOTHING).

 

At 4:20pm on September 24th, 1984, a six-pound, 14-oz Prince Harry was born inside St. Mary’s Lindo wing, the same place as his cousins, older brother and future nephew. Continue reading

Author Margaret Atwood Thinks Kate’s Wardrobe is Boring

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Canadian author Margaret Atwood isn’t impressed with the Duchess of Cambridge, and thinks she’s failing to follow in the fashion footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.

“I think she dresses quite uneventfully,” Atwood said, according to the Daily Mail. “I think she’s watching her back, I think she probably has people who pretty much tell her what is appropriate for her to wear.”  Continue reading