(London, England) — President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are being honored with a formal state banquet at Buckingham Palace in Great Britain. Today, Queen Elizabeth highlighted the shared heritage and common values between the U.S. and Great Britain.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with Queen Elizabeth II, followed by first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as they make their way into the Music Room for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (Doug Mills/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, listen to the US national anthem during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
She also mentioned this week’s 75th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion that led to the end of World War Two. President Trump called D-Day one of the greatest undertakings in history.
He said the bond between the U.S. and Great Britain was “forever sealed in that great crusade.”
(London-AP) — Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are showing off their new baby. The royal baby made his debut this morning at Windsor Castle.
Buckingham Palace says the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday, weighing seven pounds and three ounces.
Meghan said their son, whose name has not yet been announced, has “the sweetest temperament.” Harry called him a “bundle of joy.” The royal couple will also be showing off the new baby to Queen Elizabeth today.
(UK) – After much anticipation, Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy. Markle hasn’t been seen since March and reportedly opted for a home birth to acquire some sort of privacy (which the media didn’t honor). Recent reports say she ended up at a local hospital though.
Husband Prince Harry confirmed the arrival outside of Windsor Palace. He said the experience “was amazing” and that both mom and baby are doing fine. The baby weighed seven-pounds, three- ounces.
The child will be seventh in line to the throne until Prince William and Duchess Kate’s children have children lol. The baby is Queen Elizabeth the Second’s eighth great-grandchild.
(London) – A royal military parade is marking the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen celebrated her birthday on April 21st. Saturday morning, the Queen was honored with the annual Trooping the Colour parade.
The BBC says large crowds watched about a thousand soldiers march through Whitehall in London. Included in the carriage procession this year was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
But it was the future King of England, Prince George and Savannah Phillips who had all eyes on them. As kids will be, the duo was quite the entertainment with Savannah telling George to be quiet at one point during the national anthem. Cuteness overload for sure.
Among the Queen’s guests was U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis.
(London) – Madame Tussauds in London is planning to unveil a wax figure of Meghan Markle ahead of her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry. The iconic London tourist attraction made the announcement Wednesday in front of Buckingham Palace.
The finished figure is due to be unveiled in early May before the wedding, which will take place on May 19th at Windsor Castle. Madame Tussauds New York will also launch a Meghan Markle figure this summer.
(London) – CNN reports, British police are investigating a package reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a “racist hate crime.”
The Metropolitan Police said that officers tested a substance in a package received at St James’s Palace, which the London Evening Standard said was a white powder. Other UK media reports said the package also contained a racist letter.
The investigation is being overseen by the London counter-terrorism command, a Metropolitan Police statement said. Investigators are treating the incident as a “racist hate crime,” the statement added.
Police would not say who the envelope was addressed to but said tests showed the substance to be non-suspicious. They added than an an allegation of malicious communications is being investigated.
St James’s Palace is the official London residence of several members
of the British royal family including Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne. The Evening Standard said the package was sent there for sorting before delivery.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who announced their engagement in November and are due to marry in Windsor this spring
, live at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Markle is from a mixed-race background.
There have been no arrests yet but inquiries continue, according to police. Kensington Palace had no comment.
(London, England) – The future of the Monarchy was on display today as the Queen of England and her family attended church service on Christmas Day. William and Kate led the group as Meghan Markle was also invited and held onto Harry the entire way. It’s the first time Kate and Meghan have been photographed together. And it was also the first time Meghan was photoed curtsying before the Queen.
Video Courtesy of The Daily Mail
Bless her heart. Meghan seemed a little nervous as she took everything in. I’m sure her curtsy will smooth out a little as she continues to get used to royal behavior :). Harry looked pleased to have his future wife by his side as William and Kate looked to be giving her pointers along the way. Kate is pregnant with the 5th in line to the throne. Harry and Meghan will tie the knot in May.
(London, England) – In what should be a happy period for Prince Harry’s future wife, Meghan Markle, the soon to be newest member of Britain’s Royal Family has faced a few obstacles this past week.
From criticism for wearing a sheer top in their official engagement photos to a Royal family member wearing a blackamoor brooch and her beloved dog breaking two legs, it’s been rough few days for the future Duchess. After Buckingham Palace released the official engagement photos, Meghan was criticized for not only wearing a $75,000 thousand dollar gown but for the top of it being lace. After that, it was time for the Christmas Lunch with Queen Elizabeth. To which many noticed the Princess Michael of Kent showing up with a blackamoor brooch pinned to her coat. Why was the brooch deemed offensive? Blackamoor is a slang word that refers to dark skinned people. Some like the collection pieces or sculptures for there beauty, history and decorative appeal. But the truth of the matter is Moor was a type of black African that was captured and sold into slavery. Mostly on the European market and very heavily in Italy. They were Muslims and some were even found in Spain. They were often referred to as,”Nubian Slaves.”
Some of the pieces even depict a blackamoor holding a tray.
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(SL) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got into the holiday spirit by releasing their family Christmas card.
Kate was chic as usual as Charlotte’s expression had everyone comparing her to the Queen. Like father like son, Prince George’s navy shorts were in sync with William’s suit to complete an adorable photo full of cuteness.
William and Kate are expecting their third child. It was also recently announced that Charlotte will begin nursery school in January at the Willcocks Nursery School in London.
(SL) – Former Suits actress Meghan Markle’s house in Toronto has hit the market already. The 36-year old divorcee who is preparing to marry 33-year old Prince Harry moved out of the house last month after she wrapped her final season on the the USA network tv show.
Modest in appearance from the outside, the inside proves you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Located on sleepy Yarmouth Road in the leafy well-heeled Toronto neighborhood of Seaton Village, the property, reportedly rented by the show, was home to Meghan for several years.
It’s an open-plan house. And the estate agents as ‘luxe’, says it boasts a cinema room, a high-spec kitchen-diner, three sumptuous bedrooms and two bathrooms. It appears the realtor is also selling it for $500,000 more than it was a decade ago. It’s assumable that they’re attempting to capitalize on the house’s royal connection considering Prince Harry would visit Meghan there quite often and Meghan herself will soon be marrying into Queen Elizabeth II’s family.