Here’s a quick round up of some royal related articles floating around about Kate Middleton, some Prince William and Prince Harry are going to honor Princess Diana news, and Queen Elizabeth II feeding elephants because why not.
William and Harry have commissioned two TV programs to mark the 20th anniversary since the death of Princess Diana – one will air on BBC and one will air on ITV. In both programs, the princes will speak about their memories of their mother. The BBC documentary, which is will air in August, will look back at the national and global reaction to Diana’s death, while the ITV film, which will air in July, will focus on her legacy and achievements with her charity work. A royal source said: ‘The Duke and Prince Harry have selected close friends and family members to speak about Diana and some will be speaking about her publicly for the first time.’ [Express]
KP announced that on May 18, William and Harry will present the inaugural Legacy Award on behalf of the Diana Award at St. James Palace. The ceremony will recognize 20 exceptional young people for their kindness, compassion and service.
This article from the Mirror quotes a source from Reveal magazine that says Kate totally hits up Mumsnet to chat anonymously about parenting. The source said:
“Kate has turned to websites like Mumsnet and BabyCentre for guidance. She has adopted an anonymous name, and mainly posts questions about issues she and Prince William disagree on, like watching cartoons before bed. Using these websites has really helped Kate, although she’d never admit to using the web for advice – the Royal Family tend to ‘just get on with it’ when it comes to raising children. But, since mums on the internet generally agree with her point of view and not Will’s, she will go right on posting!”
I think this is crap, but it is funny to think about Kate hitting up mommy blogs because William disagrees with her parenting style. Also, the article threw shade at Kate’s speech-giving, or lack thereof, when it says Kate “gave a rare speech” when she spoke about motherhood earlier this year. [Mirror]
A fashion update: I originally thought the striped top Kate wore in the new Heads Together photo was one she already owned, but it turns out it is new. This new one is the M I H striped wool sweater and cost £199 before selling out. Kate has about 4 of these striped tops that look almost identical. This new one looks almost identical to the Ralph Lauren striped top she has, and very similar to the J Crew striped top she has.
I actually totally understand the impulse to buy the same or a similar item of clothing over and over again. If I find a certain article of clothing I like, and then see a similar one later, I’ll want to buy that one, too. I also prefer certain colors and tend to stick to those colors when buying clothes. I know I harp on Kate for wearing so much blue, but I do the same thing with red.
Here are some photos of QEII feeding elephants. She and Prince Philip opened the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on April 11.