Here is the documentary, Kate & William: Romance & the Royals, with your host the epic historian, Dr. David Starkey.
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It was announced this morning, via St. James’s Palace, that T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit California from July 8 – 10, 2011.
According to Reuters:
The 28-year-old second-in-line to the British throne has never visited the United States in an official capacity, although he has made private trips to the country in the past. Catherine, 29, has never been there, royal officials said.
Details of the California trip have not yet been released.
YAY! Let’s hope they will come to Los Angeles during their three-day trip to bankrupt California! :)
On April 30, 2011, Clarence House released the official royal wedding photos of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Please click the link to view lots of unreleased images via Clarence House and the official website for the British monarchy here.
In case you were wondering, these official photos were taken inside Buckingham Palace in the Throne Room.
It was also announced that the Duke and Duchess will take their honeymoon on a later date (supposedly at the end of this year.) The reason for the delay, according to the BBC, is that The Duke of Cambridge (William) must report for work with the RAF on Monday. Per the BBC’s Peter Hunt:
For a prince who’s desperate to lead a near “normal” life, the discussion about the decision to delay the honeymoon is another reminder of just how much scrutiny he and his wife will be subjected to.
Within moments of the announcement of their delayed honeymoon, theories were being advanced as to the reason. These included not wanting to be seen sunning themselves at a time of austerity; William’s commitment to his job; and a desire to play cat-and-mouse with the media.
In the meantime, the couple spent last night at Buckingham Palace and this afternoon were whisked away, via helicopter, to an undisclosed location in the United Kingdom. To watch a video of the couple from this morning, outside of Buckingham Palace, please click the link here.
Photos courtesy of royal.gov.uk by Hugo Burnand
Source: BBC News
Well, ladies and gentlemen I must say that the royal wedding between William and Catherine — now Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — was sweet, serene, and overall quite lovely. Very British.
Now, for the all important information. Who designed the dress: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The bridesmaid’s dress is also a McQueen from the 2010 collection. The tiara is the Scroll (or Halo) tiara loaned to the Duchess by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her earrings were a gift from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton.
For those of you who missed the ceremony you can watch the service all over again on the official You Tube channel for the British monarchy here (a total of 3 hours and 37 minutes including the arrival of guests and the royal family as well as the balcony wave-a-thon)
Finally, at the moment the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace. The couple made a quite wardrobe change whilst at Clarence House before jetting off to their party. Click here to view and here. Click to watch videos here and here.
Anyway, I am exhausted folks so I will add more information about tonight’s festivities later this evening. 🙂
OH! One more thing… you might get a kick out of this clip inside Westminster Abbey after the ceremony was over and the guests finally left. Click click here to watch.
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On the eve of the royal wedding between H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, the official program for the wedding has been released along with a lovely informal photo of the couple by famed photographer, Mario Testino.
To view the official wedding program, in PDF form, please click the link here.
Plus an amazing set of photos inside Westminster Abbey as well as images in London, England. Click here to view.
Here is the confirmed song that Miss Catherine Middleton will walk down the aisle to: I Was Glad by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
A nice gesture by H.R.H. Prince William of Wales. Here is a video of him greeting and thanking the crowds near Buckingham Palace. Click here to watch.
Video of the British royal family along with many foreign royals arriving at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a reception hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Video
Video of Miss Catherine Middleton arriving at the Goring Hotel in London.
Well, ladies and gentleman the day is almost here — praise the higher power — when H.R.H. Prince William of Wales will finally marry his longtime girlfriend, Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Since I am in a jolly ass mood today I thought I would post all the 411/info for all of you so that you may enjoy the day.
The wedding service begins at 11am London time.
WHERE TO WATCH THE WEDDING:
Those in Germany can watch the ceremony on ZDF. In Sweden you can watch it on SVT. In Australia, try Channel Seven, Nine Network, or ABC online. In Denmark, DR1 will air the ceremony starting at 8:30am.
Television: In the United States check out, BBC America, PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, or that crappy station FauxNews (FoxNews). However, I recommend that you tune into BBC America or watch BBC online.
Official Royal Wedding 2011: This is the official website for the British royal wedding whereupon you can learn all about the service, the procession, and much more. Highly recommended!
More information will be posted so stay tuned. :)
Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office
On April 11, 2011, H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and his fiancée, Catherine Middleton, decided to make one last official appearance together before they tie the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
So what did they do? Where did they go? Well, the couple, along with their bodyguards and other VIPS, were in Lancashire to officially open the new school, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy. Even though it was raining the couple were in good spirits meeting the students as well as the hundreds of onlookers who cheered the couple on as they made their way through the handshaking thingy line (gawd, I hope that made sense.)
The daily paper, Variety (the entertainment bible), published an article this afternoon regarding the channel BBC America and the upcoming British royal wedding. Basically, BBC America will air several documentaries about the British royal family which includes:
There is more within the article so please click the link to read it in its entirety: Variety
Source: Variety Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office
The website is quite nice and has a lot of features including videos and links to Clarence House’s official Twitter page. The site also has key information about the service, procession, reception, and other inane crap.
So, click the link and enjoy: Official Royal Wedding 2011
Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office
Wearing a lovely coat, brown booties, and a feather fascinator, Miss Middleton poured champagne on the tip of the lifeboat while HRH Prince William gave a short speech.
To view hundreds of photos please click the link: Zimbio.com
Photo courtesy of: ZImbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe
La Monarchie: Le Fabuleux Destin de Kate et Charlene recently aired on French television and now it is available on Daily Motion. Unfortunately, the French commentator, Stéphane Bern (yeah, he’s a total tool, a wannabe Historian, and a brown noser from Hell), is apart of the series. Barf. Any way, please click the link to watch: Part One (begins at the 4:24 mark) and Part Two
The series is quite interesting so enjoy! 🙂
Also, there is a nice radio interview with Charlene Wittstock from Talk Radio 702.co.za (South Africa). Click to listen: Interview with Charlene Wittstock
Photos courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Handout/Getty Images Europe and Mario Testino/Clarence House
No, they are not having an affair, but they did have lunch together on February 9, 2011.
According to the Richard Kay, a reporter from the Daily Mail, Britain’s future Queens dined at a new restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. Catherine wore her hideous trademark black suede books, beige blazer (another trademark… freaking blazers), black tights, a patterned dress, and a globs of black eyeliner (another trademark.) While Camilla wore a purple plaid number that made everyone dizzy when they looked at her outfit. Apparently, Catherine’s sister, Pippa, joined the cuddly lunch along with Camilla’s daughter, Laura.
It is unknown what the group talked about during their time together; however, according to the Daily Mail:
A fellow sitting just two tables away, tells me: ‘All four women were talking away like mad and none of the waiters could get a word in edgeways to serve their lunch.
I heard Camilla saying… ‘if I can give you one bit of advice…’ Kate was really enjoying the moment.
‘I did hear talk of trumpets and someone said ‘we can’t have trumpets, the ceiling is too high’’, which may have been a reference to Westminster Abbey.’
To read the rest of the article and to view several photos please click the link: Daily Mail