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Prince Harry Turns 27

Happy 27th Birthday, Harry!

Henry Charles Albert David
Born 15 September 1984
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Prince Harry turns 27, and remains England’s most eligible bachelor.  He spends his special day at work.  This week, Harry joined his cousins for BGC Charity Day, raising funds for his charity Sentebale and simultaneously trumping big brother William’s record on the trading floor.

Ladies Linked to Prince Harry

After more than a year of traveling, Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy has finally started work in London as a solicitor trainee.  Royal watchers are pointing out that she’s working for Farrer & Co. (solicitors to the Queen) and not for Allen & Overy as previously reported.  This means she’ll be in the UK for the foreseeable future.  Chelsy has also debuted a new boyfriend — property developer Taylor McWilliams.

William & Kate whereabouts

The Cambridges spent some time in Balmoral as of late. It seems the newlyweds are spending time with William’s family this time around. Earlier this summer, they reportedly were with the Middletons at Birkhall.

  • 13 September: William & Kate were with Prince Charles & Camilla on a grouse shoot. @AnnabelBlackett, whose father runs the estate, tweeted the experience of meeting them and is full of praise.
  • 11 September: William, Kate & Harry joined the Queen & Duke of Edinburgh for service at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral to pray for 9/11 victims.

Earlier that week, William &  Kate were spotted around London

  • 6 September: William & Kate joined Pippa’s 28th birthday celebration at a restaurant in Kensington
  • 5 September: Kate spotted shopping in Peter Jones in London, browsing rugs, pillows, bed linens, and kitchen items. (Pictures — of her back, that is)
  • 4 September: Kate spotted with her family in Hungerford, near their family home in Berkshire, and popped into shops including Hungerford Arcade and Hungerford Emporium, leaving locals stunned.  Some reports say she also visited the area earlier that week with her mum Carole.

William & Kate Tidbits:

Mike Tindall allegedly "groped" blonde

Zara & Mike

A new allegation of newlywed Mike Tindall acting slightly less than royal… According to The Sun, Zara Phillips’ husband of 6 weeks got a bit close with a blonde as he as his rugby mates celebrate their opening match World Cup victory.  They were said to have been at a nightspot and engaged in a “dwarf-throwing” competition.  Mike was allegedly seen kissing and groping a beautiful blonde, and also allowed to have his face rubbed into her breasts after downing a string of shots at the bar on Sunday.

The bar manager dismissed the allegations, saying: “There was no dwarf throwing – that’s just not cool! Secondly: there was no scandal by any of the English Rugby players that we saw!” England Rugby chiefs also played down the incident, saying: “Like all the lads he plays for England with a massive amount of passion and he was relaxing after a tough match.”

We are yet to hear from Mike or Zara’s reps.  Zara is expected to join Mike in New Zealand later this month.

The Queen

Prince of Wales + Duchess of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cambridge have been seen with William & Kate at Balmoral this week.  Other news:

Pippa Middleton

The Yorks

Princess Beatrice graduates from Goldsmith's College

Congratulations to Princess Beatrice! She graduated from Goldsmith’s College with a 2:1 degree in history and history of ideas.  Both Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were in attendance.  Beatrice plans to take on a few internships before getting a job, with a preference in fashion.

Princess Diana

 

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Prince Harry Knows How to Party — and Make Sick Kids Happy

Prince Harry has dominated the headlines this past week — as cameras captured him both at work and at play…

Last weekend Harry was spotted in Hvar, Croatia, partying  in a nightclub with good chum Tom Inskip.  A video of him dancing (not very well, it seems) and diving into a shallow pool fully clothed went viral.  Apparently Harry was letting his hair down in preparation for a long training stint in the US starting October.  He probably had a bit to drink and was clearly enjoying his time.  He was given a white shirt by the nightclub and was then seen in the company of a bevy of girls.  Naturally some of the girls talked about the experience.  This is Harry’s second holiday this summer.  He was on a week-long vacation in Mallorca with the Warrens last month.


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While Prince Harry showed he could party hard, he proved the following week that he also knows how to do his job well.  On 31 August, Harry presented awards to a six-year-old quadruple amputee and a five-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer at the Wellchild charity ceremony in London. As patron of the charity, he made the appearance on the 14th anniversary of the death of his mother, Diana.  He delivered a humbling speech at the end of the ceremony.

This was Prince Harry’s final official engagement before advancing his Apache training in the US. He arrives in El Centro, California the first week of October for Exercise Crimson Eagle as the final part of his Apache training.

Meanwhile, ex Chelsy Davy was spotted with “new boyfriend” Taylor McWilliams in Ibiza (scroll down for article) over the bank holiday weekend.  They attended a party thrown by the nightclub Boujis, a favourite royal London joint.   Oh, and she flew economy to the island.  This is Chelsy’s second Ibiza getaway this year.  She was also there along with friends (plus Taylor, if rumour is to be believed) back in May.

William & Kate Updates

It’s been quiet for the newlyweds lately…

Beatrice & Eugenie attend launch of new pizzeria/karaoke joint

Zara Phillips

The Yorks

Pippa Middleton

 

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Roundup of Royal Week

August is always a slow month on royal news.  The Queen is in Balmoral and the rest of the family are laying low or going on private holidays.  News bits below:

Prince Harry

Last spring, Prince Harry was in the Arctic with a group of injured soldiers, who were completing one of man’s greatest challenges:  a 12-day trek across the ‘Devil’s Dancefloor’. Although Harry did not join them for the full 160-mile journey, he spent 10 days with them – including three days on the ice – sharing the very real dangers. Now a new documentary, Harry’s Arctic Heroes, reveals the bonds the men forged in such a hostile environment. New details emerge of Harry’s frostnip ears, and how he spared the Queen knowledge of the trek in case it upset her.

The documentary “Harry’s Arctic Heroes” will air on BBC One — Part 1 on 23 August, and Part 2 on 30 August — at 9pm.

In other news, Prince Harry has just returned from a week-long holiday in Mallorca with friends the Warrens.  There was no evidence that he met up with rumoured new girlfriend Florence Brudenell-Bruce in Ibiza as previously speculated.  Harry was recently spotted around London — jogging and eating.

William & Kate

Kate on the cover of People magazine - fashion special edition

The newlyweds said to be enjoying some quiet, private time together as William continues his work as a helicopter pilot in Wales.  On August 8, William & Kate were at the SAS headquarters in Herefordshire to receive safety briefings and meet injured soldiers and families of fallen members.  Though a private function, they delighted many people. Someone who met them tweeted this picture.  They are set to return to the SAS HQ soon for kidnap training, just as Prince Charles & Diana once did.

On August, 8, Kate was spotted shopping at Wilkinson (a hardware / family value store) in Wales wearing the same outfit (except the jeans) as the week before at Tesco. (Smart move, Kate!  Now those pap pics won’t sell as much)  Later in the week, an article says she was spotted in Kensington in London buying books.  There’s also some talk about their new home in Kensington Palace — with one report claiming they might move out due to lack of privacy, and another saying Prince Philip is helping them remodel the kitchen.  Seriously, one can’t believe anything they read these days…  William & Kate are also getting SAS kidnap training soon.  And they’re expected at Balmoral for a weekend.

Prince Andrew

Sarah Ferguson

Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall

Zara Phillips retires Toytown. Photo by Richard Gillard

Pippa Middleton

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Royal Sightings Amidst Summer News Drought

August is upon us, and as with every summer, most royals take a break from official functions and return to public life in the fall.  The Queen stays at Balmoral.  The younger ones often go somewhere tropical for a holiday.  Also note that with the lack of any distinct royal material, the most imaginative of stories often come out in the summer…

So what are we left with?  A scattering of sightings… (though there’s always some guilt in seeing pictures of them upset over paparazzi shots. So I’ll be linking, but won’t be posting said pictures here).

Prince Harry in Mallorca

Prince Harry in Edinburgh for Zara's wedding

Prince Harry is on holiday! Believed to have arrived on the island Monday or Tuesday, staying in a villa in Port Andratx. The big question is: who’s he with? Royal watchers instantly recognize the Warrens — Jake and Susanna (or as the media refers to as “unknown bikini-clad female) from paparazzi pictures. They’re old friends, and Susanna’s Guy Pelly’s ex. The group has been spotted dining, having drinks, and exploring the coastline on a boat.

So what about Harry’s rumoured girlfriend Florence Brudenell-Bruce?  As of Wednesday, she was photographed in London tending to her plants.  According to Katie Nicholl of the Mail, they’re planning to meet up in Ibiza in the weekend.  We’ll see.  Watch this space…

Pictures: Shirtless Harry in Mallorca
Article: Info on Harry’s alleged activities in Mallorca thus far

William & Kate are back in Anglesey

People were waiting for their Edinburgh exit on Sunday after Zara’s wedding.  But the pair was nowhere to be found.  Why?  Because they left Edinburgh on Monday.  That morning, William & Kate were photographed walking hand-in-hand in Holyrood Park.  They were also wearing matching purple sweaters.  It’s a rare PDA sighting, which delighted many royal-watchers.  However any thrill from the pictures was dampened by the fact that the couple (William, in particular) looked annoyed, prompting speculation that they were harassed / upset by the photographer.  After taking a budget flight (they flew FlyBe!) home that afternoon, Kate’s first stop was Tesco.  Again, she was photographed carrying her grocery bags and pushing the trolley back into the cart return.  Peeping out of one of the bags is a box of Kellogg’s cereals.

Pictures: William & Kate walk hand-in-hand in Holyrood Park (Edinburgh)
Pictures: Kate grocery shopping at Tesco (North Wales)

 

 

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