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Prince William and Prince Harry Aid Flood Efforts in Berkshire

The brothers have joined colleagues from the armed forces to help homeowners protect their properties with sandbags. According to the BBC, the Queen has also provided feed and bedding to flood-hit Somerset farmers. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “They wanted to show their support for the flood victims and have joined the armed forces’ relief effort.”

The private visit was unannounced but television crews and reporters began to follow the brothers as the news spread.

When Prince Harry was asked by reporters if he was enjoying helping out, he replied: “Not really, with you guys around.”

A newspaper reporter said he was asked by Prince William: “Why don’t you put your notebook down and give us a hand with the sandbags?”


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[BBC News]

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Kate and Pippa Ring in the New Year Early



The Middleton sisters were spotted at a friend’s laid-back New Year’s celebration Monday afternoon in Berkshire according to PEOPLE.

‘Kate looked incredible,” a fellow reveler told PEOPLE. “She was very jolly and very happy.’

The eyewitness says the new mom, 31, who gave birth to son George in July, ‘has really got her figure back. If anything she actually looks better now than before she had Prince George.’

While George and his dad, Prince William, weren’t spotted at the party, Kate clearly enjoyed herself. 

‘The thing that really strikes you is that she is just so normal and smiley,’ the partygoer said. ‘There are no lights on Kate here, so she can be totally relaxed and herself.’

‘I came away from the party thinking, ‘She looks really happy.’ Kate really is glowing and full of life.‘ ”


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Lupo Not Invited to Sandringham for Christmas?

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Word on the street is that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s dog, Lupo, was not invited to be a part of the holiday festivities in Sandringham this year. According to Cindy Stockman of Royal Central blog, it appears that the Queen, concerned about the playful nature of the the cocker spaniel versus the territorial and slightly unpredictable temperament of her corgis, decided it was best if Lupo went to spend Christmas with the Middletons in Berkshire.

The Queen’s corgis have a history of run-ins with other family pets, including Princess Beatrice’s Norfolk terrier, Max, and Princess Anne’s bullterrier, Dotty. Dotty unfortunately injured the Queen’s dog, Pharos, so badly that he had to be put down the next day.

Stockman went on to write, “perhaps Lupo will be allowed to join in the holiday merriment someday. Hoey (author Brian Hoey) writes; ‘As Duke of Cambridge, William recently said, perhaps only half-jokingly, that one of the changes he will make when he eventually succeeds to the throne is to get rid of the corgis. ‘They bark all the time,’ he said, but not within hearing distance of his grandmother. Of course, he would never do or say anything to upset her during her lifetime, but there may have been more than a little truth in what he said.'”

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Here is a clip from the royals’ appearance at Christmas…the Duchess of Cambridge comments on Prince George and Lupo!

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HRH Prince George of Cambridge

The media frenzy continued today when the name of the new member of the royal family was announced – Prince George Alexander Louis. As NPR notes in this article, the naming was announced quickly when compared to others; Prince Charles’ name wasn’t known for approximately a month and it took Princess Diana and Prince Charles one week to announce Prince William’s name. There are rumors from various outlets that the delay in naming Prince William was because Princess Diana and Prince Charles were at odds regarding a name for their first born; she wanted William and he wanted Arthur (which was to become Prince William’s second name).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted out with their son this afternoon, presumably heading to her parents’ house in Bucklebury, Berkshire (MailOnline).



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