The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend the U.K. Film Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ (VIDEOS)

On January 8, 2012, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the U.K. film première of Steven Spielberg’s WWI drama, War Horse, held at Odeon Leicester Square in London. Also in attendance were Jeremy Irvine, Miranda Richardson, Celine Buckens, Steven Spielberg, and 600 serving and ex-serving military personnel and their families, as well as beneficiaries of military charities.

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s novel the film chronicles the unique bond between a dude named Albert and his loyal horse, Joey:

As Albert tames and trains, Joey, they are forcefully parted.  The film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

Any way, despite the rain every one looked fabulous as they strolled the red carpet and seemed to have had a wonderful time… until the movie was over.  I have no doubt the people watching the film cried their eyes out.  If you haven’t seen War Horse, well, be prepared to cry.  If you had a hard time watching the film Bambi — especially the scene where Bambi’s Mom died — well you might have a hard time watching War Horse.

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Source: Variety and Press Association

Photo courtesy of Daylife/Gavan

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T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales Attend An Awards Ceremony

On December 19, 2011, T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales attended the Sun Military Awards held at the Imperial War Museum in London, England.

The purpose of the event was to honor British troops.  Prior to the ceremony the royal trio mingled with servicemen and women during a reception.  The awards ceremony, also known as the Millies or Night of Heroes, was also attended by David Beckham, accompanied by sons Brooklyn and Romeo, plus others including Gordon Ramsay, Jimmy Carr, and Frank Lampard and his girlfriend Christine Bleakley.

Prince Harry, who recently returned from America where he was undertaking the final phases of his Apache helicopter training, described the members of the armed forces assembled as “…inspirational role models to all young Britons…”

In a speech to guests at the event he also spoke of his own military career:

I am a young Army officer, a serving soldier. Like my brother, I share many of the same hopes, the same aspirations to go on operations, and the same fears as all those who serve our Queen and country.

By an accident of birth, though, it falls to 564673 Captain Wales humbly to express – on behalf of my comrades-in-arms and people up and down the country – the admiration we feel for the extraordinary men and women we honour here tonight.

It’s often said of our armed forces that they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Well, I don’t entirely buy that. Ordinary people don’t run out under withering enemy rocket and heavy machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade.

Ordinary people don’t brave monsoon conditions dangling on a winch line to rescue 13 people, each in turn.

To view photos please click here.

Source: Press Association

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/A.Edwards

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend a Gala Dinner at St. James’s Palace (VIDEO)

On November 10, 2011, T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner at St. James’s Palace in London, England for the charity, National Memorial Arboretum Appeal.

The National Memorial Arboretum Appeal was launched in April 2009 by its Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, to develop the Arboretum into a world-renowned centre for Remembrance and to ensure that there are necessary facilities for the 300,000 visiting families, servicemen and women, veterans and members of the public each year.

To view photos please click the links below:

Source and photo courtesy of: Daylife/WPA/Pool

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British Royal Family News Regarding The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales (VIDEO)

The Duke of Cambridge, patron of the Fields in Trust, recently recorded a video message regarding this charity which seeks to “… protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country…”  To learn more about the Fields in Trust please visit their official website here. 

On October 15, 2011, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay (as he is known in Scotland) unveiled a statue commemorating the Gordon Highlanders regiment.  Click here to watch a video news clip.


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a Walk through Holyrood Park and Grocery Shopping!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recently seen walking hand and hand through Holyrood Park in Scotland looking content as well as relaxed.  To view photos please Click here.  

Meanwhile, the American magazine, USspotted the Duchess shopping at her local super market in North Wales this afternoon.  Click here to view a gallery of photos.

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The Duke and Duchess Attend the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ Gala Here in L.A.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ gala on July 9, 2011 at the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.  Of course, in typical L.A. fashion every major Hollywood producer, director, studio head, publicist, second assistant A.D., craft services supervisor, actor, and actress where there to support (actually, let’s be honest here… they just want to be seen) this BAFTA event as well as to pose on the red carpet as if the were  attending the Oscars.

Anyway… to view photos please click here.   Click here to watch a video. Click here to read an article about the event.

Earlier this afternoon the royal couple attended a polo match in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Click here to watch the video from my local L.A. news station.

To read all about the Duchess’s fashions whilst in L.A. please visit this site.

Photo courtesy of:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in L.A.!

Well, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are finally here in Los Angeles and most Angelenos just don’t care (we have other things on our mind like the closure of the 405 Fwy next week, TSOL playing at the Brixton, and other stuff.)   🙂

Anyway, the couple touched down at LAX with throngs of journalists and photographers watching their every move.  Once the couple’s royal feet touched the pavement they were greeted by California Governor, Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the British ambassador and consul general and other dignitaries.

Soon, the Duke and Duchess hopped into their black and not so environmentally friendly Land Rover and were then whizzed through the side streets of L.A. via a LAPD police escort (who stopped all traffic annoying everyone in their cars) thus avoiding the 405 Fwy.  Finally, the royal duo arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to attend a conference.

To read the couple’s L.A. itinerary please click here here and here.

To read more about the Duke and Duchess’s arrival click here to read my crappy local newspaper, Daily Breeze.

To view photos please click here.  

With that… Welcome to L.A., Wills and Kate!  Glad to have you here!   🙂

No.  Those are not my hands, in case you were wondering.

Photo courtesy of: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian/Pool

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend A Medal Ceremony

On June 25, 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a medal ceremony in Windsor, England to “…present service medals to members of the Irish Guards…” who recently returned from Afghanistan.

To watch videos please clicks here and here.  

To read an article from the Telegraph newspaper regarding today’s ceremony please click here. 

And, finally, photos, photos, photos, and even more photos. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Zimbio/ WPA Pool/GettyImagesEurope

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The British Royal Family: The Order of the Garter at Windsor Castle

On June 13, 2011, the British royal family attended, and some participated in, the most ancient and noblest of all Orders of Chivalry… the Order of the Garter.  Garter Day, as it is called, began eons in 1348 by King Edward III to be exact.  What makes the Order of the Garter so special is that it is the sovereign who appoints the order.  Meaning it is his/her personal decision; not by a collective group.  In the end, it’s a huge honor to those who receive it.

Anyway, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, The Earl of Wessex, The Duke of York, and the awesome Princess Royal, got all dressed up in the ancient robes and orders as they, along with the Military Knights ahead of them, slowly walked from Windsor Castle to St. George’s Chapel.

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge looked on with much amusement and happiness.

To view photos click the links here,  here and here.  To read two articles please click the links here and here.  To learn about the history of the Order of the Garter please click here. 

Source: The Telegraph

Photo courtesy of:  DM

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Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend a Charity Gala Dinner

Well, if you haven’t heard by now Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a charity gala dinner in London, England this evening.

So much has already been said about this event so I’ll just post video links instead.  Click here and here to watch.

Click here to view a myriad of photos.  To learn more about ARK please click the link here.

Photo courtesy of: DM

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