Archive of ‘Other Royals’ category

Peter Phillips’ company was paid £750,000 to organize The Patron’s Lunch

Do you remember how the guests at The Patron’s Lunch were charged £150 per person to attend the not-for-profit event which was supposed to raise money for the charities of which the Queen is patron, and how Peter Phillips, the Queen’s grandson, and his company were organizing the event? Well, SEL UK, the company Peter works for, received £750,000 in payment for organizing the event.

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Kate joins Queen for Service of Dedication for Iraq Afghanistan Memorial

Kate Middleton and Prince William, along with Prince Harry, joined The Queen, Prince Philip, and other members of the royal family yesterday, March 9, for a Service of Dedication at Horse Guards Parade to honor the men and women who served during the Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Queen then unveiled the memorial while the rest of the family attended a reception.

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Royal Round Up: Birthdays, Babies, potential State Visits & more

Here’s a round up of some information from this past week, including more photos from Prince Oscar‘s 1st birthday, a new baby for Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, a possible State Visit to the UK for King Felipe and Queen Letizia, and a new show about Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Oh, and KP announced a new foreign visit for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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DM: William wants Kate to be a workhorse

The headline quote is only one small part of one of the four articles I’m going to talk about in this post, but it’s the funniest line so I made it the headline. This is a round up post for a few articles that came out over the weekend involving Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie, and Cressida Bonas complaining about still being linked to Prince Harry.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson & the Royals

British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been friends with several members of the British royal family for many, many years, and yesterday, February 8, she was found dead in her home. Prince Charles has issued a statement about her passing. I had no idea how close Palmer-Tomkinson was to the royals, so I thought it might be interesting to explore a bit.

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Why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge ‘Kate Middleton’

Every once in a while, I’ll get a comment questioning why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge “Kate Middleton” even though she hasn’t been “Kate Middleton” since April 29, 2011. I’ve explained it in the comment section before, but since the subject was brought up again recently I thought I’d take a more in-depth look at the topic for a couple of reasons: 1) So I have something easy to point to if the question ever arises again; 2) Because every few months since I started calling Sofia Hellqvist “Princess Sofia” I’ve been questioning why it was so easy for me to switch names for her but not for Catherine; 3) I’ve been thinking about writing a titles clarification post for a couple months since I saw a comment on another site complaining about the way people write certain royals’ names; 4) I recently read an article trying to explain why people still call Catherine “Kate Middleton” and think their reasoning was incorrect (at least for me). So I thought I’d kill fours birds with one article and write up my personal thoughts on the subject.

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