Here is a royal round up featuring Queen Letizia visiting victims of the recent terror attacks in Barcelona, Prince William and Prince Harry‘s possible cameo in Star Wars, and Crown Princess Mary opening a flower show.
On Saturday, August 19, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Barcelona after the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on Thursday and Friday. Their Majesties visited Hospital del Mar and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, where victims on the Barcelona attacks had been brought in for care. In the afternoon, they lit candles and left flowers at Las Ramblas boulevard during a memorial for the 13 victims who lost their lives during the attack there. They also signed the Book of Condolence of the City of Barcelona.
At the end of the hospitals visit, Felipe spoke to the media. He said, in part: “this vile, cowardly attack, this murder that has killed and injured so many people and has shocked us all, can not and will not be with us. Nor with our values, nor with our coexistence nor with our democracy or our appreciation for human rights.”
Switching gears… As we know, Prince William and Prince Harry visited the set of Star Wars at Pinewood Studios back in April 2016, it was an official engagement and there were photos of them on set. I guess people have been theorizing that the princes filmed a cameo appearance for Episode VIII, and they’ve asked John Boyega (Finn) about it.
“Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit,’ Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in ‘The Last Jedi’ as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.
“‘I think they took that scene out,’ Boyega said jokingly, then added: ‘I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.’
“The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the ‘Jedi’ set (pictured). ‘Every time I get asked I don’t know how to dodge it,’ Boyega said Friday. ‘Yeah, they were on set.’
As Variety points out, Boyega saying he has to “dodge” questions of whether William and Harry were on set is stupid since their visit was an official engagement, there was press there, and KP released photos on them on set. Does Boyega being cagey about the princes’ visit mean they filmed a cameo for Episode VIII? Does anyone care if William and Harry filmed a cameo for Episode VIII?
On August 17, Crown Princess Mary opened the Odense Flower Festival, of which she’s been Patron since 2012. She attended the opening and named a new rose, which is named after the theme of this year’s festival: “What a Wonderful World”.
Is it a thing to pour champagne over a plant to christen it? Wouldn’t the champagne damage the plant?