I’ve split the royal round up into two parts today – go here for Maxima, Sophie and others. This round up features a Kate Middleton sighting, Prince Harry on horseback, and Prince William looking grumpy at the FA final.
Kate Middleton was spotted out shopping on Saturday, May 23. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted at a Spar shop in Norfolk a few minutes away from Anmer Hall. Apparently she looked stressed and bought fruits and vegetables.
In related Kate news, or rather wonderings, I wonder when the first family pics of Princess Charlotte will be released. The first portraits (if you can call Michael Middleton‘s family snaps “portraits”) were released 29 days after Prince George was born. I thought the Cambridges might release the photos today for the Sunday press, but they have not. The photos of George were released on a Tuesday. So maybe this coming Tuesday?
Prince Harry played polo yesterday in the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park. The charity polo match – attended by lots of celebrities, including Samuel L. Jackson – was for Harry’s charity, Sentebale. Harry hurt his back and was seen stretching it out on the sideline. Prince Ginger has got some ginger scruff going on. Hot.
In related Harry news, Chelsy Davy quit her job as a lawyer. Apparently she’s been spotted DJ-ing in Ibiza, and is supposedly designing a line of jewelry with the proceeds going to an African charity.
So much for that “Chelsy has a law career” card.
Prince William the Petulant attended the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium yesterday. The Petulant is a huge Aston Villa fan, but his beloved team lost 4-0 to Harry’s favorite Arsenal so The Petulant had to hand over the FA Cup Trophy to his team’s arch nemesis. The Petulant Prince was petulant about his team losing, as is evident by a #GrumpyFace to rival George’s.
The Petulant gave a speech ahead of the game, calling for reform after the recent FIFA scandal. He said in part:
“There seems to be a huge disconnect between the sense of fair play that guides those playing and supporting the game, and the allegations of corruption that have long lingered around the management of the sport internationally.
“The events in Zurich this week represent Fifa’s Salt Lake City moment, when the International Olympic Committee went through a similar period of serious allegations. Fifa, like the IOC, must now show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first.”
Is it just me or does it seem like William is more interested in FIFA reform than he is in conservation?
Speaking of William, he gave an interview to BBC ahead of the FA final. When he was asked about taking George to a football match, William said: “I don’t know, I’ll have to pass that by the missus, see how I can get away with it!”
Claire Cohen at the Telegraph took William to task for being sexist. She says the term “the missus” is casual misogyny and William’s attempt to connect to the British people (the lads down at the pub) is something to be avoided.
While the Daily Mail’s Rachel Johnson cared more about William bringing down the monarchy to commoner level by using phrases that are beneath royalty.
I think it’s funny that both these people thought the term “the missus” was William trying to connect to normal people, because to me it screams old fashioned. Old fashioned middle class, but still old fashioned. I have not heard someone use the term “the missus” in for-freaking-ever. Like over a decade. To me it screams 90s (and before, obviously, but the 90s is my connotation). Maybe dudes still use that term, but it’s probably mostly men in their 40s and over. No one younger that I know uses that term. So when William used that term, I thought it made him seem old.