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Kate, Will, and the new Prince

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St. Patty’s Day with Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presents shamrock flowers as a parade ground at Aldershot army base in southern England March 17, 2012. She was presenting shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, a tradition on St. Patrick’s Day.

Reuters/ Toby Melville Britain Entertainment, Military Society Royals.

 


The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine

The beginning of timeless photos of beauty
Catherine
Duchess of Cambridge

30 June 2011


Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge Arrival in Ottawa …


The Week that was and what will be …

Here is a complete family photo. Images released from Britain of the royal wedding party.

The week has come and gone we are down to the last week of class with final exams and essays due in the next week. It’s almost over and I need to get through one more writing exam in French and my final interview to come the week following. I have an essay and final exam on next Thursday.

The week was a success and ended on a very high note with the Royal Wedding on Friday morning. I worked two phone shifts this week. One on Thursday which was uneventful. Thank God we have a computer that works in the office.

Thursday night I stayed up all night watching live coverage of the wedding from here in Montreal. I had to work a shift on Friday afternoon which meant that I did not get much sleep going into Friday. I think I finally got to sleep around 7:30 in the morning on Friday and I had to be up by 11 to get on my way by noon on the train out of town.

It was a very hazy day – when I got to the office You Tube was streaming  a rebroadcast of the wedding so I got to see the portion of the day that I missed because I was sleeping.

The Friday shift was again uneventful. I didn’t get may calls so I used the time wisely farming and watching You Tube videos all afternoon. I worked until 6 and came home. I was pretty beat. We ordered pizza in and chilled around the tv until midnight when we both turned in.

Oh, on the way home from working my shift I ran by the Circuit City, I think that’s what it’s called I had to buy some cable to run from the computer to the speakers in the bedroom, because we pipe in Coast to Coast on Friday and Saturday nights.

Cable is expensive, and I also bought a new pair of Logitech speakers because the ones we have were shot. I have to say that they work quite well, the sound is crisp and clear, much better than our old speakers.

I got a good night’s sleep and today we watched some tv, SNL is on now and I will hit the sack in a couple of hours.

Tomorrow I will hit a meeting and get into the books to study for a while.

Tonight You Tube is streaming the Beatification of John Paul II from Rome from 1 to 4 am. I may watch for a little bit.

So that was the week that was.

More to come, stay tuned…


William’s surprising uniform choice honors servicemen

By Martin Rogers Yahoo! StaffFri, 29 Apr, 2011 7:11 AM GMT+00:00

(Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

LONDON – Prince William has opted for a surprising choice of uniform for his wedding to Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

Britain’s future King will walk down the aisle wearing his bright red tunic from his honorary position as colonel of the Irish Guards, a regiment of the British Army which has spent the last six months deployed in Afghanistan, where three of their members were killed in action.

William has not served directly with the unit, but was afforded the honorary title of Colonel due to his growing status as a senior member of the Royal Family, where he is second in line to the throne.

It was widely expected that the prince would instead get married in his formal Royal Air Force uniform, the service in which he is currently employed as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. Bookmakers Paddy Power even stopped taking bets on that choice, after more than 90 per cent of gamblers placed money on the specific outcome.

However, St James’s Palace officials confirmed that William had instead taken the step of using his highest ranking uniform, partially to honor those servicemen who lost their lives in combat. The ensemble will give him a truly regal look and will be the height of grandeur and propriety for the grand occasion.

His outfit contains a crimson and gold sash and gold sword slings, which are to be worn when officers of the unit are in the presence of a royal. He will not, as speculated, wear a sword, but will wear a Garter Sash with the Wings of the Royal Air Force, plus military medallions the Garter Star and the Golden Jubilee Medal.

William’s dazzling tunic is distinctive in that the buttons are arranged in groups of four, featuring logos of the Harp of Ireland topped by the Crown Imperial motif of the British monarchy.

Another option for William would have been to wear the uniform of the Blues and Royals, the army regiment which he was commissioned into after graduating from the Sandhurst military training academy.

Instead, that uniform will be worn by his brother and best man Prince Harry. Harry’s gear will come complete with aiguillettes – official decorative tags – a cross-belt and a gold waist belt with sword slings, but also no sword.

His attire will be adorned with badges of the Wings of the Army Air Corps, the Golden Jubilee Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign medal. Harry spent 10 weeks serving in Afghanistan until February 2008, before his tour of duty was revealed by a German newspaper and he was brought home.


Prince William to Marry Kate Middleton

Today the Royal family had an announcement to make. Prince William, heir to the throne of England has become engaged with his long time Fiancee Kate Middleton.

Where were you when Diana Princess of Wales was married? I was a young boy, up at the crack of dawn to see the Royal Wedding.

Where were you when Diana Princess of Wales died? I was living in South Miami, in Florida.

Where will you be when the royal couple tie the knot? Details to follow at a later date.

They may not be relevant. And the monarchy might be a fading tradition. The Royal’s occupy a special place in the hearts and minds of Canadians, as I am sure many other places as well. Do you care? Does it matter to you that William is finally settling down?

Will you participate in Royal Wedding Mania when the time comes?

I for one, will celebrate with them. It will be the biggest event since the wedding and death of Diana Princess of Wales.

Congratulations William and Kate.

May blessings and good tidings follow you forwards.