The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh make a historical visit to Ireland
The streets are closed; police are sweeping the area; the media pack has already arrived… Tomorrow will be a historic day.
The Queen’s four-day visit to Ireland will be first by a British monarch since George V almost 100 years ago. Her visit has been hailed as an “extraordinary moment” in the history between the two countries as unprecedented steps were taken to ensure all runs smoothly. Demonstrations are expected and the government has instituted a huge security operation, targeted dissident republicans and borrowed water cannon from the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Naturally, security measures are very, very tight.
Prince William & Princess Catherine News:
Behind the scenes at the Royal Wedding. Lovely insider accounts on what went on behind the scenes at the Royal Wedding — from reporters, to Kate’s hairdresser to the royal harpist.
Speculations on Princess Catherine’s future patronages. Over the weekend, people have been reporting 2 potential patronages for the in-demand new princess. One of them is Starlight, a charity that grants terminally ill children wishes. Kate and her family has already been supporting Starlight’s party programme over the years through their business Party Pieces. Another is Wimbledon, which is sorely in need of some glamour. As everyone knows, Kate is a keen tennis player and competed while in school.
No frills Princess Catherine says she doesn’t need a lady-in-waiting. Breaking royal tradition and continuing with her no-fuss tendencies, Kate will try NOT having a lady-in-waiting on her first overseas tour to Canada & California. She and William only plan on bringing an entourage of up to 10 people (the Queen brings 30).
Why William struggled fitting the ring on Kate’s finger. Kate apparently ordered the ring a size too small for fear of it slipping off
Prince William was a real party prince. Tales from childhood parties with a prince
Excerpt from William & Catherine: Their Story. The latest book written by Andrew Morton, famous for exposing Diana’s unhappiness in a biography. His new book delves into William & Kate’s relationship – its beginnings, highs and lows, and concludes with their wedding on April 29.
Video: Lady Gaga dedicates song for Will & Kate. The singer rewrote the words to Orange Coloured Sky, made famous by Nat King Cole, and said the track was for “sweet Miss Middleton and Prince William.”
- Pippa Middleton in Madrid. The focus on Pippa Middleton, now nicknamed P-Middy (how silly is that?!) or the “Royal Hotness” by the press, continues as she’s followed on a trip to Madrid with university flat mate (some say ex-boyfriend) George Percy – son of the Duke of Northumberland – and some friends. She’s been photographed at the airport, shopping, rowing, in a restaurant, outside a nightclub… Seriously, the press needs to leave her alone!
- Royal Wedding bridesmaid Lady Louise brightens the Royal Windsor Horse show
- Prince Philip talks about his sadness of lost naval career to be serve the country as the Queen’s husband
- Fergie gets hypnotised for reality TV… and reveals that she and Prince Andrew regret getting a divorce.