Posts Tagged ‘Church’

Carole Middleton joins Prince William and Kate Middleton for church with the Queen

Well this is an interesting turn of events. I had planned on amending any photos we got of Prince William and Kate Middleton going to church in Scotland to my previous post about Kate being driven by the Queen, but then the photos came out and much to my surprise Carole Middleton joined the Cambridges and the Queen for church so I decided to make this a separate post.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate hold hands as they join the royal family for Christmas church

Thank you for all the Christmas wishes everyone. I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas, or an awesome December 25th if you don’t celebrate Christmas!  To the royal-y things… Prince William and Kate Middleton are so in lurve, you guys! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held hands for the second year running while walking to the Saint Mary Magdalene Church on the grounds of Sandringham Christmas morning.

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Days 14 and 15: Church, Zoo, and a stroll around Governor General’s house

Prince George is the most interesting Cambridge.  Will and Kate can take a seat; George is the STAR.  All three Cambridges visited the Taronga Zoo (on Day 14 of their tour) where they opened the Prince George Bilby Exhibit.  George got to meet a bilby that is named after him.  Bilbies are a nocturnal, rabbit-like animal that is on the verge of extinction—there are only 10,000 left in the wild.  Here is the Bilby Wikipedia page, and here is the Save the Bilby Fund website.  George is a feisty little thing.  He was squealing and squirming, and tossed on the ground a bilby toy that was given to him, and he tried to chew the “wild child on board” sticker that was given to Kate.  He’s a handful (no wonder Will and Kate keep complaining about him).  Kate and Will took turns holding George and at one point Will even gave him a kiss on the head.  After the bilby exhibit, George went back to his nanny and Will and Kate got to pet and play with all the animals (they have such a hard job you guys).  We got some more Grumpy Faces from George—not all are from the zoo, some are from arriving in Canberra later in the day.  George is teething—which we’ve been told—but we got a good look at his teeth coming in.  Below are two videos of George at the zoo.  Enjoy the cuteness.

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Royal Tour Day 7: Church, rugby, wine tasting, and white water rafting

Kate and William visited Dunedin and Queenstown for the 7th day of their tour.  While it took place on Saturday for me, it was Sunday to them (NZ is 16 hours ahead of where I am), so they started the day by going to church.  Apparently it is normal for royals to attend church while on tour, but it still seems odd to me to see the Cambridges going to church not on Christmas or for some other special occasion, because they are not regular church goers.  After church they did a mini-walkabout where Kate rebuffed someone’s compliment.  It’s always annoying to me when people do this, because usually they’re fishing for more compliments.  Not saying that’s what Kate did here, but people in general do this all the time and it’s annoying.  Next the Cambridges went to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin and “coached” two teams of children aged five to seven in Rippa rugby (a non-contact form of rugby where the players wear flags on a belt and the other players have to rip it off, instead of tackling them).  William’s team won, 30-20.  After the game, William and Kate handed out medals to the winning team.  After the rugby, the Cambs flew to Queenstown where they attended a wine tasting/tour of the vineyard and then went on a Shotover jet ride—which is some sort of high speed boat ride on a river; check out their website for further details.

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