H.R.H. Prince William of Wales In Christchurch, New Zealand

After last month’s devastating 6.3 earthquake that left Christchurch, New Zealand in shambles H.R.H. Prince William of Wales toured the city, which he described the damage as “unbelievable” on March 17, 2011.

According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph, Prince William met with various rescue workers and toured several quake damaged sites:

Driving through the city streets that had been reduced to rubble by the powerful earthquake, the Prince was visibly shocked by the extent of the destruction.

After stopping off at the Christchurch Cathedral, which has lost its spire and is now surrounded by metal scaffolding, and passing the Grand Chancellor Hotel, the city’s tallest building which is leaning dangerously and will have to be demolished, he told Des Bull, an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) engineer: ‘It’s just the scale of it is unbelievable.’

‘When you see buildings like that….that’s very very sad. It really does bring it home to see it leaning like that.’

To read the article in its entirety as well as to watch a video clip please click the link: The Telegraph

Another article and video from the BBC News and ABC News Australia

Photo courtesy of: ABC News Australia by AFP

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BBC America is Determined to Make Their Viewers Nauseous With Royal Wedding Fever Overload

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:

  1. “Prince William & Prince Harry: Into the Future” airing on March 22, 2011.
  2. “Modern Monarchy: Dos and Don’ts” airing March 29, 2011.
  3. “Diana’s Dresses” airing April 24, 2011
  4. “Princess Diana — Her Life in Jewels” airing on April 24, 2011.

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

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The Official British Royal Wedding Website Finally Available Online

Now, I just know this is going to make your day, but finally the official website to the upcoming British royal wedding is now online.

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

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HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton In Anglesey, Wales

This afternoon in Anglesey, North Wales, HRH Prince William and his fiancée, Miss Catherine Middleton, along with hundreds of spectators, were at Trearddur Bay to name a RNL lifeboat.

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 read two articles from today’s event please click the links: BBC.co.uk and Sky News (with video from the event)

To view hundreds of photos please click the link: Zimbio.com

Photo courtesy of: ZImbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe

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HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton to live in the Late Diana, Princess of Wales’s Home?

According to the Telegraph newspaper, it is true.  But, as you know by now, dear friends, you should take what the press has to say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, this is what the reporter from the Telegraph has to say about the supposed move:

‘William has let it be known that he wants them to live at Kensington Palace,’ says a courtier. ‘It is where he grew up and he has very happy memories.’

It has been suggested that Kate and William might live at St James’s Palace, but this is dismissed by the courtier. ‘St James’s Palace is dark, dingy and depressing,’ he says. ‘William does not want to live there.’

To read the rest of the article please click the link below.

Source: Telegraph Newspaper

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe

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HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton: Wedding Updates

Per the official website of the British Monarchy here are the latest details in regards to the upcoming British royal wedding on April 29, 2011.

  1. Miss Catherine Middleton will travel to the wedding service at Westminster Abbey by car along a route that will include The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, and Parliament Square.
  2. The wedding service will begin at 11am.  The Dean of Westminster Abbey will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, and the Bishop of London will give the address.
  3. The new royal couple, now married, will return along a Processional Route in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.  The route will include Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guard Parade, and The Mall.
  4. On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen will give a reception for the couple and guests drawn from the congregations representing the royal couple’s official and private lives.
  5. The Prince of Wales will give a private dinner, followed by dancing, at Bucking ham Palace in the evening, for the couple and their close friends and family.

Source:  The British Monarchy Photo courtesy of Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office

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