Month: February 2015

The prince William said: “Is it a show like EastEnders?”

The prince William said: “Is it a show like EastEnders?”

Prince William
The prince William said: "Is it a show like EastEnders?" Prince William’s light-hearted trip to a Japanese television studio hit an awkward moment when he was told he was playing an instrument with an ivory plectrum. The Duke of Cambridge was in high spirits, cracking jokes and dressing up when he visited the Tokyo studio on his third day in Japan. But the light-hearted day nearly went awry when he joined in plucking a three-string guitar-like instrument called a shamisen. After describing the sound as “wonderful” he discovered the plectrum he was using was made of ivory. Prince William is a strong campaigner against the ivory trade and is travelling to China to speak out against the trade. When told the plectrum was made of ivory he said with a wry smile: “Oh is it?”. He stoppe
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William would call their second baby Charlotte

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William would call their second baby Charlotte

Duchess Catherine
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William would call their second baby Charlotte Up until recently, it seemed pretty likely that Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William would call their second baby Charlotte. But now, things have taken a turn as bookies announce that Alexandra is looking like the top pick – or so the British public thinks, anyway. Of course, that’s assuming the Duke and Duchess have a baby girl. Bookmaker William Hill has revealed that it has received a surge of bets of the classic girl’s name, slashing the price from 14/1 to 5/1. At 4/1, Charlotte is still the top choice but the speed at which Alexandra has become popular makes the bookies think that it will overtake Charlotte in no time. “Over 70 per cent of bets in the book suggest that Princ
Harry will be seconded to work with the Australian defence forces during his time in Australia

Harry will be seconded to work with the Australian defence forces during his time in Australia

Prince Harry
Harry will be seconded to work with the Australian defence forces during his time in Australia Prince Harry will spend several weeks based in Australia in the next few months before attending the centenary Anzac dawn service in Gallipoli with his father Prince Charles. Harry will be seconded to work with the Australian defence forces during his time in Australia before quitting the British military altogether later this year, London's Evening Standard reported on Friday. It's suggested he'll also travel to New Zealand but not work with any units there. 'Officials are still working on the precise timings but he will leave the (UK) military this year after serving Down Under,' a senior source told the newspaper. 'Before that he will travel to both countries and be based there and is ve...
The Duke of Cambridge shook hands with the imperial couple at the entrance of their residence

The Duke of Cambridge shook hands with the imperial couple at the entrance of their residence

Prince William
The Duke of Cambridge shook hands with the imperial couple at the entrance of their residence Britain’s Prince William had lunch with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Residence in Tokyo on Feb. 27, picking up the threads of friendship from three years ago. The Duke of Cambridge shook hands with the imperial couple at the entrance of their residence and expressed his delight in English at seeing them again. The emperor and empress last met the prince in May 2012 at a formal reception during their visit to Britain, according to the Imperial Household Agency. After the lunch, William visited Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako at the Togu Palace and chatted with them. William, who is making his first visit to Japan, will leave for China on March 1.
We would welcome a visit by his royal highness to New Zealand

We would welcome a visit by his royal highness to New Zealand

Prince Harry
We would welcome a visit by his royal highness to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key would be happy to welcome Prince Harry to New Zealand this year, but says nothing has been confirmed. Reports in British media suggest the 30-year-old Prince will visit here some time this year, before ending his active military career to focus on new projects including spending "a significant period abroad" doing charity work in Africa. He's expected to serve with units in Australia before his time is up, as well as making a visit to New Zealand, although not with the army. "We would welcome a visit by his royal highness to New Zealand, but nothing has been confirmed at this stage," a spokesperson for the Prime Minister says. Harry, known as Captain Harry Wales, joined the armed forces 10 years ...
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the end of the combat mission

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the end of the combat mission

Her Majesty The Queen
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the end of the combat mission The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to join senior members of the royal family next month for a service of commemoration to mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who served in the conflict, will also attend the service at St Paul's Cathedral alongside the Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke of Gloucester. The Queen had not been due to attend the event but Buckingham Palace today confirmed her presence after finalising her diary. The service on March 13 will be followed by a military parade of personnel who served in Afghanistan to pay tribute to those killed and injured during the 13 year c
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is involved in another “war” with Queen Elizabeth II on scheduled to accompany Her Majesty to said event

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is involved in another “war” with Queen Elizabeth II on scheduled to accompany Her Majesty to said event

Duchess Catherine
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is involved in another "war" with Queen Elizabeth II on scheduled to accompany Her Majesty to said event Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is to attend a public event next month that's expected to be one of her last before she gives birth to her second child with Prince William. But she will not be making the outing alone. Despite rumors she is involved in another "war" with Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge is scheduled to accompany Her Majesty to said event. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, 33, and Queen Elizabeth, 88, will both attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, Hello magazine reports. Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince William, 32, as well as the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, her son, Prince C
Instead of helping Prince Harry find the freedom he sought away from the heart of the Royal Family, it increasingly began to suffocate him

Instead of helping Prince Harry find the freedom he sought away from the heart of the Royal Family, it increasingly began to suffocate him

Prince Harry
Instead of helping Prince Harry find the freedom he sought away from the heart of the Royal Family, it increasingly began to suffocate him For as long as he can remember, Prince Harry wanted to be a soldier. Aged eight, he sat in a Scimitar armoured vehicle in combat fatigues and camouflage paint, beaming as Princess Diana took the salute at a Light Dragoons base in Germany. While his brother William daydreamed about being a policeman – so he could better ‘protect’ their mother – Harry yearned for active service. This ambition drove him from Eton’s combined cadet force, where he narrowly missed out on winning the prized Sword of Honour, to Sandhurst military academy, and finally active service with the Blues and Royals. Two tours of Afghanistan followed, including one as an Army Air c
Prince William shared his dream during his visit to Japan

Prince William shared his dream during his visit to Japan

Prince William
Prince William shared his dream during his visit to Japan He may be second-in-line to the throne, but Prince William today revealed that he actually dreamed of being an Astronaut when he grew up. Chatting to astronaut Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, the Duke of Cambridge made the surprising admission that as a boy he had other ideas about being the King. He told him: "When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut, but I also wanted to be a policeman or a fire-breather. "That might have been a bit alternative." Mr Noguchi, who is famous in Japan for spending six months on the International Space Station in 2009-10, presented the Duke with a patch worn on his spacesuit during his epic 177-day stint away from Earth. The Royal, who is set to start his new job as an air ambulan...
May we never forget all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom

May we never forget all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom

Prince William
May we never forget all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom Rows of small, unassuming gray headstones make up much of the tranquil Yokohama War Cemetery in remembrance of more than 1,500 Commonwealth servicemen who died in Japan as prisoners of war during World War II, or as part of the occupation afterward. Twenty years ago this month, the late Princess Diana visited the site to pay her respects to the fallen. Friday, her son Prince William, on the second day of his four-day royal visit to Japan, followed in her footsteps. After a two-minute silence with representatives from India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, William laid a wreath of green with white chrysanthemums before a monument honoring the lost soldiers, sailors, and airmen, just as his mother did. The...