Royalty Thread #5 - Kate Now Officially A MILF

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by floskate, Jul 23, 2013.

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    Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg!!

    A lovely surprise for those attending the Finals of The Stockholm Open Tennis event today. It was listed in the Court's Diary of Engagements as a Daniel only attending engagement, but he also brought along the women in his life, as Victoria and Estelle came too. You know, for a child of her age, I am amazed at just how well behaved she is when we've seen her at events over the past year.

    Even today when Jonas Bergstrom joined them in the Royal Box, when Victoria introduced him to Estelle, like any normal little one meeting someone she gave him a huge grin, but at the same time her hand shot out to be shaken. Now of course they're teaching her how to behave in public, but we also know how little ones at that age can be too. I just can't help but be impressed.

    I'm on my iPadd Mini and have no idea how to copy and paste, but there are plenty of links to both pictures and articles of them all enjoying their day at the Tennis Court. :)

    Princess Anne also pays a visit here to Canada this coming week and the majority of her engagements focus on the Regiments she's Colonel in Chief of. I know she'll be spending a good part of one of the days at CFB Borden w/The Canadian Forces Medical Corps and also presenting medals to those who served in Afghanistan, but other than that I don't know.

    Only a few more days to go until a certain Christening takes place. Can't wait!!
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    Here is an ungeoblocked video:
    http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1543316/kungligt-besok-i-kungliga
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    Is it typical in England to not name siblings as Godparents? Not everyone I know has an aunt or an uncle as their Godparent- but most everyone does/many do; and of course, they only have 2, so not having at least one of Harry, Pippa, or James among 7 seems odd to me.


    The NBC article about the Godparents had such a weird headline, I don't recall it exactly but "College friends and Olympic star among Godparents" which made it sound like they selected a random Olympian. I was surprised when I read it was Zara who I assume William thinks of more as a cousin than "Olympic star".
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    i wouldnt name a sibling or cousin as god parent because they already have a relationship with the baby, or will potentially have one

    i like her suit and the unimpressed baby
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    Baby + white = recipe for disaster. :D But it is a beautiful christening outfit, and a beautiful suit, too.
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    Awaiting more pictures, sure to arrive!
    eta: As I understand it, they "aged" the color of the fabric used for the reproduction Christening gown.
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    Thanks for sharing - say what you will about the Daily Mail, but they always come through with tons of great pictures on these occasions!
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    Good Lord -- Pippa looks SO much like Kate there, for a minute I was like, "Why did Kate change her hat?" :)
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    Glad it wasn't just me. I was thinking "Kate's face looks fuller than normal"
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    OMG, that's one beautiful baby. I usually think infants look like lizards so that's a high compliment.
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    Really cute and he seemed so relaxed. Just hangin' out with mom.
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    He's cute though I think he looks kind of like a girl... :slinkaway Especially compared to a friend's daughter who, at 16 months, still looks more like a boy than him :shuffle:
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    Zara Phillips (or does she go by Tisdale?) is absolutely stunning! I think she is probably the most gorgeous woman born into or married into the royal family in the last 100 years. She is one of those women who gets better looking every year.

    Oh, George is a cutie! Thankfully they picked a good time for the baby. I never understood why William was christened at 11:00am ...
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    mike tindall is a picasso. i'm surprised he can breath through that thing.
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    That's very true. :)
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    I want to go all Uncle Dick on HRH and pinch his royal cheeks.
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    He may have looked girly because of the christening dress, but I imagine if we see Prince George in regular baby clothes the impression would be different...

    He should demand one :mitchell: If other baby royals are getting them, why shouldn't he? ;)

    Of course, in relation to the throne, Estelle is in the same position as William rather than George.
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    You might have a point there :)
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    Item in today's Washington Post that made me do a triple take:

    "Desserts included a 'christening cake' with a tier taken from William and Kate’s wedding cake."

    Maybe "tier" means part of the non-edible decorations in this case?
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    There is an old English tradition around this. The wedding cake is a dark fruit cake with royal icing. One layer or tier of cake, covering in icing (and therefore impermeable) is kept after the wedding. This is to be cut and eaten on the occasion of the christening of the couple's first child.

    Back to the wedding, each guest would receive a small slice of fruitcake wrapped in a serviette (napkin) which had the names of the couple and date of the wedding. This was not to be eaten, but to be taken home and put under their pillows so the guests would dream about the future. I think single people were supposed to dream about their future mate, don't know what married people would dream about. It was considered ok to eat the cake on the first anniversary of the couple, or the christening of their first child, whichever came first.

    I used to put these hunks of fruitcake in a freezer bag and store them in my freezer. I never seemed to remember to eat them at the correct time, so had a bag of frozen fruitcake slices to throw out when we moved after 31 years!
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    Interesting! I've heard of the "cake under the pillow" tradition, but never about the christening tradition.
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    Fruitcake lasts forever.
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    The British fruitcake is a far different animal to it's North American cousin. In Britain it is a cake full of fruit which in many cases has been soaked in alcohol prior to the making of the cake and once made resembles fruit held together with pieces of cake - very dense and moist. Then the cake is soaked in alcohol over a period of weeks prior to being eaten effectively preserving it. This is the basis for both wedding cakes and Christmas cakes and are far more edible to what I remember the north American fruits cake was- and I had 22 years in America and never came across anything that resembled the British fruitcake unless I happened to be visiting a UK ex-pat!!

    As has been stated the wedding tradition here in the UK is to keep the top tier (or one of the tiers) of the wedding cake wrapped up well and sometimes frozen to be used as the Christening cake of the first child - which apparently happened in the case of Prince George.
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    LIttle George seemed so well behaved!!! He looks exactly like his daddy right now, although his eyes remind me of Kate. Time will tell, though! what a happy little family!!

    Yup, Daily Mail always puts out nice big pictures of these events. I always head there first for my Royal event photograhy viewing!
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    All fruitcake is yucky :p

    I used to work at a place where we did a name draw every Christmas, and the running joke was that someone would get the fruitcake. Whoever got it threw it in a desk drawer and regifted it the following year. That was close to 20 years ago but I bet that thing is still making the rounds :lol:
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    That's how my uncle made my parents' wedding cake: he soaked fruit in brandy for nine months in my grandmother's basement in Bayonne, NJ before he used it for the cake. He didn't soak it afterwards, though.
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