Hey, dude, she's pregnant, it's rude to stare
Wonder how she handles random people putting their hands on her belly?
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the same pair of boots that Prince Harry bought new girlfriend Cressida Bonas last week.
This past weekend, Kate Middleton jetted to the Swiss Alps with Prince William and Prince Harry to attend a friend’s wedding, and although the Duchess didn’t hit the slopes, she substituted her signature L.K. Bennett pumps for a more appropriate piece of cold weather footwear: mukluks.
The mother-to-be strapped on the fur-lined boots, usually made from animal skin and worn by Eskimos, for a walk through the snow at the luxury Arosa ski resort, where the trio was staying. Huffington Post is reporting that Kate’s boots are the Giada Ecol by Italian brand Oscar Sport.
Curiously, Prince Harry bought new girlfriend Cressida Bonas a similar pair last week, so we’re officially thinking mukluks are a royal trend.
The Queen has just left hospital, which means that Britains tallest cop, Anthony Wallyn, 26, left, who stands at 7ft 2ins, can get back to his usual routine.
Queen out of hospital in less than 24 hours.
The Queen, smiling and looking well, left King Edward VII Hospital in London shortly after 2:30pm today, after 24 hours of treatment for gastroenteritis.
A spokesperson said the Queen was “grateful to staff at the hospital and was very touched by the many messages wishing her a speedy recovery."
The Queen walked unaided into the King Edward VII hospital yesterday afternoon with symptoms of gastroenteritis, the first time she has been hospitalised in 10 years.
Queen has suspected norovirus
The Queen was spending a second day in hospital today, Monday, after walking unaided into the King Edward VII hospital yesterday afternoon with symptoms of gastroenteritis.
Despite relentless spinning from the palace on the precautionary nature of the 86-year old Monarch’s admission to the same hospital which suffered a prank call with tragic consequences when Kate Middleton was admitted there, there is speculation that the Queen may be sicker than the palace is letting on.
The palace has flatly refused to confirm the exact nature of her illness or treatment, but it is thought that the Queen’s gastroenteritis has been caused by the virulent norovirus, a winter vomiting bug. The bug usually last just 24 hours but it is clear that the Queen has received a particularly nasty dose.
Older victims of norovirus infection – the Queen is 86 - are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.
Aides tell the Royalist she will likely be in hospital for two days
The Queen was admitted to hospital this afternoon suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis in the latest in a series of health scares to hit the royal family.
Royal aides told the Royalist this afternoon that the 86-year old Monarch was “in good spirits” and is expected to stay at the King Edward VII hospital in central London – scene of the Kate Middleton prank call - for two days.
All official engagements for this week, including a trip to Italy, have been either “postponed or cancelled” as a “precaution”, Buckingham Palace said in an official statement, which noted that the Queen was being ‘assessed’.
The Queen fulfilled a personal engagement with a staff member receiving a long-service award this morning, but started to feel unwell after lunch and was admitted to hospital at about 3pm. She travelled from Windsor by private car.
Kate, William and Harry celebrated the wedding of close friends at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps today.
You could scarcely spot a bump as Kate, dressed in a fur-trimmed beige coat and pillbox hat, threw confetti outside the wedding, flanked by William and Harry.
According to The Telegraph (which has nice pics):
The couple joined Prince Harry at the skiing resort of Arosa for the wedding of Laura Bechtolsheimer, who won a gold medal in dressage for Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, and Mark Tomlinson, who plays polo with both princes.
Queen struck down with gastroenteritis
The Queen has been forced to pull out of a series of engagements in Wales this weekend after going down with a nasty case of gastroenteritis. The painful stomach condition is often caused by the norovirus flu bug which is currently sweeping the realm.
The Monarch had been due to present leeks - the vegetable is the national symbol of Wales - to members of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh as part of the St David’s Day.
Instead she will convalesce quietly at home at Windsor Castle.
Last year the Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised twice with a bladder infection and he spent Christmas 2011 in hospital with a heart condition.
Kate Middleton has been out buying maternity wear in British high street favourite Topshop.
Kate was spotted browsing the maternity racks at in London today, with the news spreading on twitter.
A fellow shopper tweeted: 'Oh Just an average day, Kate Middleton smiled at me! :) oh best bit... This was in Topshop! Truly Beautiful :) (sic)'.
In January, Kate was spotted in Oxford Street shopping before she went on holiday to Mustique.
Whilst Pippa Middleton’s new gig writing a column for a supermarket magazine isn’t exactly on a par with stacking shelves, it’s still causing a certain amount of head scratching in the UK.
The most prominent question, of course, is couldn’t she have done any better than Waitrose? I mean, they sell nice olives and everything and Tony Blair shops there, but surely Tatler would have loved to have her on board. It can’t really be about the money, can it?
Maybe it is. At least she’s doing better than her brother James whose cake-making business lost £17,000 last year.
He owes creditors £32,575 and public accounts state: “The bank overdraft is secured by a member of the director's family.”
William rescues stranded walkers
Prince William - in character as Flight Lieutenant Wales - flew his Sea King helicopter in freezing conditions to the rescue of two walkers who had got lost in dangerous weather on a moutain Snowdonia, North Wales on Tuesday.
The couple were forced to spend much of the night on the mountainside after venturing onto the Glyder range and not being able to get back off.
Ten members of Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team eventually found the stranded couple. William - who now pilots a helcipoter - was then called from his base at RAF Valley in Anglesey to rescue them.
"The helicopter came about 1am to search the mountain which was quite difficult with patches of low cloud," Chris Lloyd of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, said. "Flying in the mountains at night with banks of low cloud requires great skill."
York steps up its claim
Richard III still has the ability to provoke intense emotion in the UK, as the events surrounding the discovery of his bones in a municipal car-park made clear.
Now Britain’s justice minister Thomas McNally has said that parliament will not intervene in an increasingly bad-tempered row over where the recently uncovered remains of Richard III, who died in 1485 in battle, will be reburied.
In a letter issued the day after descendants of the monarch called for the remains to be interred in York, McNally said the decision was in the gift of the University of Leicester, which made the discovery.
"They have indicated that they intend to reinter the remains in Leicester Cathedral, which is one of the possible locations referred to in the license," he wrote.
New pics from Lesotho support treasonable suggestion
It could be regarded as the chastisement of hubris.
Yesterday, as he made doughnuts with a class of deaf school children, the co-founder of his charity, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, poked fun at Prince Harry, asking the class to teach him the word for "redhead."
Harry shot back: "What about the word for bald?" pointing to his friend's head.
Now, however, fresh evidence emerges that Harry could soon be ginger and bald.
Gorgeous pics dropping of Harry in African kingdom of Lesotho
Prince Harry has been visiting projects supported by his charity Sentebale in the southern African country of Lesotho today, and it looks like the third-in-line to the throne (for now) is once again spreading his own brand of infectious enthusiasm.
Harry is touring tour two facilities that help vulnerable children and young people living in the land-locked kingdom - tiny Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa - which is one of the poorest nations on the planet.
Harry's first stop was Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, where he joined in a sign-language lesson - the word 'Hi Harry!' had been written on the black board - before taking part in a cookery class where kids taught him to make a local delicacy called fat cakes.
Later today Harry will travel on to St Bernadette's Resource Centre for the Blind in the city centre where he will watch children learning Braille and join students for a game of five-a-side football.
Then its off to Johannesburg in South Africa for a fundraising dinner tonight where he is expected to make a short speech.
Prince Harry learns sign language from deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by his charity Sentebale (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)
Prince Harry learns sign language from deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)
Edward shot an owl in 1896, letters sold at auction in the U.K. show, but when presented with the evidence—stuffed—he denied he was even part of the shooting party.
Admittedly it’s not the kind of breaking news and gossip in which the Royalist usually trades, but how could one resist writing about a series of letters and photos sold at auction Tuesday that appear to show that the future King Edward VII shot a protected owl during a shooting party in 1896 and then tried to cover it up.
Rather typical behavior for Edward, I’m afraid, who almost bankrupted the Royalist’s ancestor, Christopher Sykes, by forcing him to throw endless parties for him, and then tipped glasses of brandy over his head by way of thanks. But we won’t let that detail color our reporting of this cold case.
The cover to the album containing the photographs and letters. King Edward VII killed a protected owl at a Royal shooting party and then apparently lied about it to prevent a public outcry, previously unseen letters have revealed. (Sworders/BNPS)
The bizarre sale, by British auction house Sworders, comprised a photograph album bearing the legend “The Wynyard Park Owl and HRH The Prince of Wales.” Inside were photographs of a stuffed owl that the prince apparently shot and a series of letters between a photographer named John Phillips and Edward’s private secretary.
Sixty years and hardly a slip.