Princess Charlotte’s Christening Date Announced

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Today, Kensington Palace announced that Princess Charlotte’s christening will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5th.  This is the same place of worship Her Majesty attends while staying at her Sandringham estate, and the royal family gathers here for Christmas service here every year.  The Church is also conveniently located near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s country home, Anmer Hall.

The date was most likely selected because it precedes the Queen’s holiday in Balmoral, which she takes from mid-July to October each year.

Charlotte will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.  She will wear a replica of the Honiton lace gown worn first worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest child, also by her older brother and cousins, Savannah and Isla Phillips, as well as Viscount Severn, Prince Edward’s son.  Continue reading

The 6 Greatest Royal Moments From May 2015

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This past month proved to be an exciting one for both the royal family and their fans.  On May 2nd, the Cambridges welcomed Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.  A week or so later, Prince Harry charmed the pants off Australia and New Zealand.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Ireland and Northern Ireland, which included a stop at the village of Mullaghmore, Ireland, the site where Lord Mountbatten and others were killed in 1979 when a bomb was planted on their boat.

Prior to 2015, the most exciting month on the calendar year for royal fans was April, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding anniversary on April 29th, and Her Majesty’s birthday on the 21st.  Now, it looks like May 2015 has been one for the royal books.

Here, in no particular order, are its best moments.  Continue reading

Oh, The Places Charlotte Will Go!

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Right, so when you wake up, Your Royal Highness, please allow me and Visit Britain to show you all the wonderful places in the United Kingdom.

I’ll just draft up a lovely little guide so that you can read it at your leisure, ma’am.  I’ve heard that one’s entrance into the world is a bit traumatic (scientific theories and whatnot), and no doubt you’re settling down at Norfolk with a nice cup of tea bottle before bedtime.

Where were we?  Yes, Great Britain! All of the glorious points of interest steeped in history folklore and boasting natural beauty.  Let’s get on with it.  Continue reading

Jewelry Designer Monica Vinader Creates A Special (and Sparkly) Gift For The Royal Birth

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Retailers the world over have created special items to commemorate Princess Charlotte‘s arrival, and – if we’re being honest – it’s jolly good fun to celebrate a girl because FASHION AND BEAUTY AND SPARKLY JEWELS (soz, George).

British jeweler Monica Vinader, who started her line in 2008 to fuse together fashion and fine jewelry, sketched a personalized necklace for the Duchess of Cambridge featuring her iconic Siren pendants and the new Alphabet range, launching in July.  Continue reading

Prince Charles Says The Cutest Things About His Granddaughter, Princess Charlotte

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During a visit to housing development Poundbury on May 8th, the Prince of Wales couldn’t hide his excitement over the birth of his first granddaughter, Princess Charlotte.

She is beautiful. I was hoping for a grand-daughter – someone to look after me when I am very old,” Charles said, according to the Daily Mail.

But sir, you will be king so you will have valets and courtiers aplenty to look after you!  Continue reading

Heir & Grace Candles Celebrates The Royal Birth With a Good Cause

 

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Any royal occasion is cause for celebration, but for Heir & Grace owner Anna Evans, the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge meant doing some good as well.

Following Charlotte’s May 2nd birth, Evans’ Windsor-based luxury brand introduced a new limited-edition candle known simply as “Charlotte.”  Each of the 100 candles is hand-signed and marked with an edition number.

“We essentially wanted to created a modern, fresher take on the classic cotton fragrance to represent the fresh, white cotton we imagine Charlotte will be wrapped in,” a rep for Heir & Grace explained via email.  Continue reading

Some Russians Don’t Believe That Kate Middleton Gave Birth on May 2nd

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Childbirth, as miraculous natural as it may be, is a bitch.  It’s arguably one of the most dangerous things a woman can do, and one’s body takes its time going back to normal.  And so, it’s little wonder that many of us were impressed with the Duchess of Cambridge’s turnaround time last Saturday.

According to a group of women in Russia, however, there is no way Catherine was able to walk out of the Lindo Wing and show off her newborn daughter wearing a yellow and white dress.

Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda featured comments submitted by female readers who had serious doubts about the timeline of events surrounding Princess Charlotte‘s birth.

The readers claimed it was “impossible” for Catherine to give birth at 8:34am and walk out of the hospital a mere ten hours later looking as radiant as she did.  Continue reading