What are the Royals getting up to?

Showing their silly side, the royals held half bear masks up to their face for a funny snap which featured on the front of the auction catalogue

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Prince Louis of Cambridge is 3 today!

Prince Louis appeared in high spirits as he posed for this photo before leaving for his first day at the Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington

Seems like yesterday he was born.

 

Celia - Thanks for those beautiful photos. 

:) Very cute, thanks Celia.

Royal fans have suggested that Prince Louis bears a striking resemblance to Kate Middleton's father, Michael (pictured with Carole Middleton in 2017)

Royal fans have suggested that Prince Louis bears a striking resemblance to Kate Middleton's father, Michael (pictured with Carole Middleton in 2017)

 

 

 

Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy said Prince William never thought he would have to defend the royals about their views on race. Pictured: Hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle at home at Kensington Palace 

Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy said Prince William never thought he would have to defend the royals about their views on race. Pictured: Hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle at home at Kensington Palace

Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their own ideas about the kind of life they wanted to lead. Pictured: Hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle at home at Kensington Palace The teamwork behind William and Kate's triumphant first ten years | Daily Mail Online 

Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their own ideas about the kind of life they wanted to lead. Pictured: Hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle at home at Kensington Palace

Kate became a familiar figure pushing her trolley in the local Waitrose at Menai Bridge  

Kate became a familiar figure pushing her trolley in the local Waitrose at Menai Bridge

 

 

Kate and William in the shadow of Uluru on their Australia and New Zealand tour of 2014, mirroring Charles and Diana who visited the sacred site in 1983 +18 Kate and William in the shadow of Uluru on their Australia and New Zealand tour of 2014, mirroring Charles and Diana who visited the sacred site in 1983 +18 Kate and William in the shadow of Uluru on their Australia and New Zealand tour of 2014, mirroring Charles and Diana who visited the sacred site in 1983


Kate and William in the shadow of Uluru on their Australia and New Zealand tour of 2014, mirroring Charles and Diana who visited the sacred site in 1983 Kate and William in the shadow of Uluru on their Australia and New Zealand tour of 2014, mirroring Charles and Diana who visited the sacred site in 1983

How William got the Queen to turn up for his team's big day | Daily Mail Online

Patrick Peal says William quickly put those around him at ease. ‘He’s got a huge smile and he’s very good at talking to people. He’s also got a wicked sense of humour which I’m sure he keeps under control in public, but in the crew room he could give as good as he got.’

Although William insisted on being treated like everyone else, there was one occasion when he was able to put his ‘connections’ to good use. In 2016 the EAAA had a new base built at Cambridge Airport to replace the old cramped quarters. 

‘When we were asking about who was going to open the new base, William said, “Grandma might do it,”’ recalls Dr Berry. ‘It took a couple of seconds to realise who he meant by Grandma.’

Meanwhile, Patrick Peal was having conversations with Kensington Palace about which member of the Royal Family might be able to do the opening. 

Dr Berry said William seemed proud his grandparents were coming to meet his team-mates and crew. Pictured: William showing his grandparents around a helicopter during their visit

Dr Berry said William seemed proud his grandparents were coming to meet his team-mates and crew. Pictured: William showing his grandparents around a helicopter during their visit

‘I said, “I know it wouldn’t be right to ask Prince William to open the base he’s flying from,” and they said I was probably right. One of the team said, “Why don’t you ask Her Majesty?” and I said, “I couldn’t do that, it’s a prefab building in the middle of an airfield.” 

'They said, “Try it, you might be surprised…” and we got the reply, “Her Majesty would be delighted to open the new building, providing William was on duty that day.”’

As promised, the Queen arrived, with the Duke of Edinburgh, on 13 July 2016 to officially open the base. ‘We were split into two groups,’ recalls Dr Berry. 

‘The Duke of Edinburgh went down one side and the Queen came down the other. William was out on a mission and when he flew back in he landed just away from where we were and came to meet us. Certainly the look on the Queen’s face was one of proud grandmother. 

'She’s a lovely lady. I think the Duke of Edinburgh felt the same. William seemed proud his grandparents were coming to meet his team-mates and crew.’ After the Queen and Prince Philip left, William carried on with his shift.

Saying goodbye to Prince Philip after the visitSaying goodbye to Prince Philip after the visit

The EAAA has two helicopters – one based at Cambridge, the other at Norwich – and they would receive around eight call-outs a day. 

‘When we landed the pilots would bring kit from the helicopter to facilitate the work of the clinical team,’ says Dr Berry. ‘That would often be William. We would quite often go into multi-casualty situations and William would get stuck in. The protection officer would help out too if needed.’

The crew had to know their stuff, but they also had to be mentally prepared for the traumatic sights they might witness. ‘It’s not for everybody because you see a lot of unpleasant things,’ says Dr Berry. 

‘A doctor seeing the injured at A&E is in a sterile hospital environment. Compared to that, seeing injuries where they happen, seeing family members and the looks on their faces, it’s a much more emotional and sometimes overpowering scenario. Because of that we do a lot of training. We’re keen to select the right people.’

William spoke earlier this year about how his work with EAAA had left him traumatised. Talking online to frontline workers about their experiences in the pandemic, he said, ‘When you see so much death and so much bereavement it does impact how you see the world. 

'You’re so drawn into it, which everyone is, it’s only natural that would happen. It stays with you, at home it stays with you for weeks on end, doesn’t it? And you see the world as a much more, slightly depressed, darker, blacker place.’

Often the EAAA’s call-outs would be during the night, making them even more intense. ‘The pilots would have their night-vision goggles on and there would be this very professional banter going on between them that gets us down to the ground,’ recalls Dr Berry. ‘That’s a very serious process.’

According to Patrick Peal, William was one of the best pilots they had. ‘I think it’s fair to say that everybody recognised him as being a very fine pilot,’ says Mr Peal. 

‘And he was extremely competent at the scene. He was very proficient at CPR and it’s often all-hands-on because the helicopter crew might be first on the scene. If there’s a very sick patient it requires urgent action.

‘But it could be a bit of a surprise for people to realise the pilot was the future king of England. He wasn’t always recognised though, bearing in mind he would be in his pilot’s blue overalls and often wearing sunglasses.’

William left the EAAA in July 2017 to concentrate on royal duties but he remains very much part of ‘the family’, and Dr Berry spoke to him on the day of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. ‘I lost grandparents recently,’ he says. ‘I know my grandmother was proud of me and I’m sure his grandfather was proud of him.’  

The Queen enjoying a lively chat with William at the Royal Albert Hall during the Royal Festival of Remembrance in 2015 

The Queen enjoying a lively chat with William at the Royal Albert Hall during the Royal Festival of Remembrance in 2015

Prince William and the kids!

Prince William and the Cambridge Kids Pose for New Photos

Think they are all going to be taller than mum and dad!

This is George with Prince Philip,  pity he was a bit older to know his grt grand dad.

 

Down on a Farm!

I wonder how William compared it to Sandringham Estate, as he went to a Course about two years ago on farm management.

 

Kate Middleton and Prince William visit farm in Durham | Daily Mail Online

The Duchess of Cambridge donned her trusty khaki jacket and £475 boots she's had for 17 years as she clambered aboard a tractor and petted a lamb during a farm visit with Prince William today. 

Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 39, who spent much of lockdown living in their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall with their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, three, travelled up to Darlington to visit Manor Farm today. 

The Duchess cut a casual figure on the visit today, opting to rewear several of her favourite pieces, including a cosy jumper from sustainable brand Brora and a pair of boots she has owned since before she joined the royal family.  

The couple were given a tour of the fifth-generation family-run mixed cattle, sheep and arable farm near Darlington, and were seen visiting the cattle, calving and lambing sheds with owners Clare Wise and Stewart Chapman.  

The visit comes amid reports that Prince William will struggle to ever forgive sister-in-law Meghan Markle, 39, after she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to attack his beloved wife and then accuse his flesh and blood of racism and uncaring behaviour towards someone with mental health issues. 

Sources told MailOnline's Dan Wooton that Prince William 'cannot countenance the way the Duchess of Sussex has treated his wife', saying: 'Despite her growing confidence in public, Kate is a deeply sensitive woman who likes to stay behind-the-scenes as much as possible to support her family and the country. William thinks the way she has been treated is unfair.'

The couple were given a tour of the fifth-generation family-run mixed cattle, sheep and arable farm near Darlington, and were seen visiting the cattle, calving and lambing sheds with owners Clare Wise and Stewart Chapman 

The couple were given a tour of the fifth-generation family-run mixed cattle, sheep and arable farm near Darlington, and were seen visiting the cattle, calving and lambing sheds with owners Clare Wise and Stewart Chapman

Earlier today, Clare and Stewart spoke to Kate and William about their particular focus on protecting the health and welfare of their livestock, as well as some of the tools used at the farm including grass monitoring, land rotation and feed sampling to improve productivity and ensure that they are able to give back to the environment and increase their sustainability.

The royals then joined a discussion with local farmers who are supported by The National Farmers Union about their experiences of the last year, including the mental health impact of COVID-19 for farmers and the challenges of balancing home-schooling with farm work. 

Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow later this year, the group also spoke about the work that is being carried out across the industry to improve environmental impact and help deliver the UK’s commitment to ‘net zero’ carbon emissions. 

The Duke and Duchess beamed as they were given a tour of the cattle sheds by farmer Stewart Chapman and his wife Claire Wise  (pictured) 

The Duke and Duchess beamed as they were given a tour of the cattle sheds by farmer Stewart Chapman and his wife Claire Wise  (pictured)

In the drivers seat! Meanwhile the Duke opted to wear a face mask as he joined farmer Stewart Chapman in his tractor on the farm 

In the drivers seat! Meanwhile the Duke opted to wear a face mask as he joined farmer Stewart Chapman in his tractor on the farm .

 

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear several of her favourite pieces for the visit, donning cosy navy blue puffer jacket from Barbour and her See by Chloe boots

 

The Duchess of Cambridge opted to wear several of her favourite pieces for the visit, donning cosy navy blue puffer jacket from Barbour and her See by Chloe boots 

The couple visited the Cheesy Waffles Project, which supports children, young people and adults with additional needs aged 7 to 35 from across County Durham, where the duo showed off their golfing skills 

The couple visited the Cheesy Waffles Project, which supports children, young people and adults with additional needs aged 7 to 35 from across County Durham, where the duo showed off their golfing skills

The Duchess threw her head back with laughter after scuffing the grass after trying her hand at golf during a visit to Durham today 

The Duchess threw her head back with laughter after scuffing the grass after trying her hand at golf during a visit to Durham today 

Kate Middleton and Prince William visit farm in Durham | Daily Mail Online 

The Duchess cut a casual figure during the visit, opting to rewear several of her favourite pieces including a cosy navy blue puffer jacket from Barbour and her trusty See by Chloe boots.

Earlier, the Duke and Duchess were given a tour of the fifth-generation family-run Manor Farm near Darlington, where they visited the cattle, calving and lambing sheds with owners Clare Wise and Stewart Chapman.  

Today's appearance comes amid reports that Prince William will struggle to ever forgive sister-in-law Meghan Markle, 39, after she sat down with Oprah Winfrey to attack his beloved wife and then accuse his flesh and blood of racism and uncaring behaviour towards someone with mental health issues. 

Sources told MailOnline's Dan Wootton that Prince William 'cannot countenance the way the Duchess of Sussex has treated his wife', saying: 'Despite her growing confidence in public, Kate is a deeply sensitive woman who likes to stay behind-the-scenes as much as possible to support her family and the country. William thinks the way she has been treated is unfair.

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looking so casual, relaxed, "normal" and happy whilst promoting their chosen charities and causes.

In one of the new portraits of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, taken at Kensington Palace this week to mark their 10th wedding anniversary, Diana, Princess of Wales's famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring can be seen gleaming on Kate's finger (pictured) 

 

In one of the new portraits of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, taken at Kensington Palace this week to mark their 10th wedding anniversary, Diana, Princess of Wales's famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring can be seen gleaming on Kate's finger (pictured)

Tender moment: Kate and William hold hands in a new image captured in the garden at Kensington Palace. Pictured, Kate opted for a £195 bohemian-style blue patterned wrap dress by Ghost, while Prince William donned a familiar blue jumper and shirt 

Tender moment: Kate and William hold hands in a new image captured in the garden at Kensington Palace

Prince Charlotte was joined by her brother Prince George on her first day at school in London on 5 September 2019 

Prince Charlotte was joined by her brother Prince George on her first day at school in London on 5 September 2019

 

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on 11 December 2020 

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on 11 December 2020

 

 

 

 

Off to the Wedding with Dad  [Mr Michael Middleton] with Katherine.

Michael Middleton's father-of-the-bride speech: what to expect

[Isn't Prince Louis like his grandfather?]

More Pics of Kate Middleton Wedding Dress (15 of 18) - Kate Middleton  Lookbook - StyleBistro

Catherine as a little girl with her father.

Kensington Palace Shares Photo of Kate Middleton & Her Dad Michael on  Father's Day

2011 – The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.

The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The groom, Prince William, is second in the line of succession to the British throne. The bride, Catherine Middleton, had been his girlfriend since 2003. They were engaged in October 2010, while on a private holiday in Kenya; Prince William gave Catherine the same engagement ring that his father had given to William's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Dean of Westminster, John Hall, presided at the service; the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, conducted the marriage; Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, preached the sermon; and a reading was given by the bride's brother, James.

William's best man was his brother, Prince Harry, while the bride's sister, Pippa, was maid of honour. The ceremony was attended by the bride's and groom's families, as well as members of foreign royal dynasties, diplomats, and the couple's chosen personal guests.

The cake.

After the ceremony, the couple made the traditional appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. As Prince William was not the heir apparent to the throne, the wedding was not a full state occasion and many details were left to the couple to decide, such as much of the guest list of about 1,900.

Nice photos and how the decade has flown by RnR.

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