The Royals

Check Out Prince Harry’s New Job—(VIDEO)

A big change for the warrior prince. Harry will no longer be piloting an apache helicopin a combat zone. Moving to a desk job.

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Happy Birthday Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Turns 32

This time last year the Duchess was pregnant with her first child, Prince George. Kate turned  32 on Friday (Jan 9) and since she had a whirlwind year leading up to the birth of Prince George, so  it is no wonder that she wanted to lay low for this birthday.

To mark the occasion, the awesome Royal Central UK site compiled 32 facts about the Duchess who will one day be queen.  Check it out:

  1. Catherine was born on 9th January 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, England.
  2. Her parents are Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton. Michael once worked as a pilot and Carol was an air hostess, both for British Airways which is how the couple met.
  3. As a titled member of the Royal Family, Catherine no longer holds a legal surname – she has been known to refer to herself as ‘Mrs Cambridge’, however.
  4. She is one of the most influential fashion figures in the world and her style has had such an effect on people’s fashion, it has been dubbed the ‘Kate effect’.
  5. She has 1 brother and 1 sister, both younger than her. Pippa Middleton (whose first name is fully ‘Phillipa’) and James Middleton (whose middle name is William).


Four Generations at Royal Church Service

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as they walked St Mary Magdalene Church, holding hands as temperatures stayed just above freezing.

One member of the crowd shouted: “Where’s the baby?”

Wearing a tartan Alexander McQueen coat and hat by Gina Foster, Kate smiled and waved to the crowds.

She was seen curtseying to the Queen, who was wearing an orange coat, as the family attended a private service earlier in the morning.

Prince Harry, still sporting a beard from his exertions in the Arctic with the charity Walking With the Wounded, attended alone despite rumours that girlfriend Cressida Bonas might join him.

About 3000 well-wishers gathered outside the church to watch them arrive.

Before the service a pilot entertained them by drawing a smiley face, heart and kiss in vapour trails in the sky.

The service opened with a rendition of Christians, Awake followed by Once In Royal David’s City.

Last year the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge missed the service, choosing to spend Christmas Day with Kate’s family in Berkshire, while Prince Harry was on tour in Afghanistan.

There had been unconfirmed reports that George’s grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton would attend this year. There was no sign of them but it is thought they may arrive at the estate on Boxing Day.

The royal habit of spending Christmas at Sandringham is believed to date to Queen Victoria’s reign.

The family traditionally open their presents on Christmas Eve and will enjoy a Norfolk turkey with all the trimmings after the service.

Walking with the Wounded: Prince Harry Should Reach the South Pole By Friday

Prince Harry should reach the South Pole by Friday afternoon.

After weeks on a 200-mile ice trek to benefit Wounded Warriors, Harry sees the finish quickly approaching and even joked about finishing on “Friday the 13th.”

“Second from last day, I think,” he said Wednesday during interviews. “Another 11 km to go, to setup camp. One more full day tomorrow and a half day on Friday and we’re going to the South Pole — on Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some, lucky for us.”

What began as a race with three teams turned into everyone joining forces just to reach the South Pole when conditions became worse than expected earlier this week. Everyone had about 27km left when Thursday’s trek began.

With snow storms that pushed temperatures to around -50C this week, Harry said the conditions have definitely taken their toll, but that everyone is pushing through.

“Not too bad. Wind has dropped now, which is quite nice,” he added. “And everyone is feeling a bit tired, but we’re slowly getting into the rhythm. We got into the rhythm and it’s almost finished.”

Since the entire trek is to help servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries, Harry admitted earlier in the trip that he had “no excuses” but to finish.

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Prince Harry’s South Pole Trek Suspended

British royal Prince Harry has been forced to suspend his expedition to the South Pole due to safety concerns.
The prince is taking part in a race across the Antarctic against teams headed by actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West, but organisers halted the trek on Friday as the adventurers encountered dangerous terrain.
The challenge’s director Ed Parker reveals the participants were struggling with the conditions, and concerns for their safety promoted organisers to stop the mission.
Speaking on Saturday, Parker explained, “Until now, the three teams have been racing against one another across the Antarctic plateau, but yesterday I took the decision to suspend the race. The reason for this is entirely simple – safety, which remains the core principle of our expeditions.
“While all three teams were progressing well, it was becoming evident that there was a higher degree of stress imposed on the team members, due to unprecedented terrain on the plateau.”
The Walking With the Wounded trek, which is raising money for injured troops, is expected to resume, although the teams will no longer be encouraged to race each other to the South Pole.

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Prince Harry Heads off to South Pole

 Prince Harry, the fourth in line to the British throne, on Sunday began his long-planned final push to the South Pole, according to the organization sponsoring the trip.
Weather conditions had left it uncertain when the expedition could set out, reported Walking With the Wounded, the group sponsoring the mission.
However, Harry’s team set out Sunday afternoon. The 15-day mission, which covers the remaining distance from their first landing point in Antarctica to the South Pole, will take the team 280 kilometres to the Earth’s southernmost point. Twelve kilometres are planned for the first day.
Harry is accompanied by recovering war veterans, some who are making the trip with the aid of prosthetics. The expedition consists of three teams, who hope to reach their destination by December 16 and are raising money for military charities from their home countries, Britain, the United States, Australia and Canada.
Source: Channel24

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Taylor Swift Thinks Prince William is "Awesome"

Taylor Swift was among the celebrities who jetted to Kensington Palace Tuesday night to partake in the evening’s Winter Whites Gala in Aid of Centrepoint.

The 23-year-old star was due to perform at the event, but she didn’t miss her chance to chat up Prince William before she was due on stage.

“Awesome!” she reportedly said after meeting the prince. “He was very funny. I was really happy he was funny.”

Jon Bon Jovi was also schedule to perform at the reception for over 200 major donors.

Centrepoint is a homeless youth charity that Prince William took on after his mother Princess Diana died in 1997.

Other celebrity guests at the gala included Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michelle Dockery.

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Prince Harry Arrives in Antarctic For Charity Race

British Prince Harry arrived at a Russian research station in the Antarctic to prepare for a race to the South Pole for charity, The Telegraph reported.

The race includes three teams of army veterans from Britain, the United States, and Canada and Australia racing to the South Pole for a charity the newspaper did not name.

Racing for the U.S. team is “True Blood” actor Alexander Skarsgard, and for the Canadian-Australian group is “The Wire” actor Dominic West, RIA Novosti reported.

The teams are scheduled to spend two days at Russia’s Novolazarevskaya research station, becoming acclimated to the weather before setting off for the 124-mile race, The Telegraph said.

The teams are expected to face temperatures as low as minus 49 degrees F, RIA Novosti said.

Photo Alert: Madame Tussauds Unveils Prince Harry Wax Figure Ahead of South Pole Walk

Madame Tussauds revealed a wax version of Prince Harry as he embarks on Walking With The Wounded South Pole Challenge.

Prince Harry begins his journey to the South Pole as part of the Walking With the Wounded challenge this weekend.

And to mark the start of the gruelling endeavour, which will see three teams trek hundreds of kilometres in sub-zero temperatures, London’s famous waxwork museum Madame Tussauds has unveiled a Prince Harry in (Ant)artic clothing.

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The Many Uniforms of Prince Harry Explained

The British Army has a whole host of uniforms for all occasions and Prince Harry, as an officer in the Blues and Royals (on attachment to the Army Air Corps), gets to wear many of the 20+ orders of dress available to the Blues & Royals on a regular basis.

Number 2 dress is one of the most common orders in the British Army, worn by the Prince most prominently when he opened a new Royal Navy Centre in Plymouth earlier this year.

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