The Queen has paid tribute to her retired husband's "unique sense of humour" in her annual Christmas message. In her pre-recorded address, filmed in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, the Queen praised the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from solo public duties back in August, for his "support and unique sense of humour". She said: "Even Prince Philip has decided it's time to slow down a little – having, as he economically put it, "done his bit". But I know his support and unique sense of humour will remain as strong as ever, as we enjoy spending time this Christmas with our family and look forward to welcoming new members into it next year." … [Read more...] about The Queen’s 2017 Christmas speech
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Given Louis' age, he would fit perfectly into morning school, which accommodates 32 children aged between two- and-three-quarter years and five years. Children are given plenty of playtime, while also embarking on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers. … [Read more...] about Will Prince Louis follow in Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s footsteps and start nursery in January?
The news that the Cambridges were expecting their first child broke on 3 December 2012, as Kate was admitted to London's King Edward VII hospital for the condition. In a statement, St James's Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. … [Read more...] about How Princess Eugenie’s royal baby news was different to Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s
It’s a cause close to Sophie’s heart since she was appointed one of its brand ambassadors. "I was very honoured because I’ve been a real fan of The Big Issue ever since it started. Quite apart from the fact that it’s a fantastic cause, it’s a brilliant publication. It’s informative, witty, always interesting, well written and thought-provoking. When Freddie and I lived in America for six years, my parents would send it to me every week because I missed it." … [Read more...] about Royal exclusive: Lady Frederick Windsor on her daughter’s acting talent, charity work and Princess Eugenie’s baby
At the onset of COVID, this intervention was reversed. In January, you could stand on a city block and reasonably guarantee that at no moment would you think or feel anything in common with the pedestrians streaming past. But by April you could and you did: the claustrophobia of the mask, the repulsive sensation of re-inhaling your own breath, the anticipation of ripping off the muzzle as soon as you got home. COVID became the existential threat that winter used to be, and humans respond to such threats in simple ways that repeat themselves throughout history. These reactions — and I’m talking about fear, the instinct for risk-mitigation and self-preservation — do not break down along lines of gender identity or sexual orientation or your taste in clothes or whatever. We have all been inducted into a temporary cult of empathy. … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Enjoy This Winter?