Friday Fun: Royal Sparkle

I stayed up way too late last night.  I was on Twitter about 10:00 PM.  A tweet about the Duchess of Cambridge's official royal debut came across my screen.  I clicked on it, and then spent another half hour looking at different news sites which showed the very same photos.  I learned or saw nothing new. I don't know why I do this to myself, but I think it goes back to when I was in TV news, and my assignment editor would make the reporters look at all the other channels and newspapers to see if they reported anything that we didn't get, I mean know.   However, I am now very knowledgeable about the event that Prince William, and his wife of six weeks,  attended.  Go ahead!  Ask me anything.  I even know what they dined on at this expensive fundraiser for the 10th anniversary of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Charity.

But, back to the dress that has me bleary-eyed this morning. I think the Duchess dazzled in her official royal debut since the April 29 nuptials.  She has been seen in public at events since her wedding,  but last night's fundraiser was the first event where she is considered a working royal, and represents the Queen.

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Catherine stepped out in a Jenny Packham gown.  I imagine the British wedding gown designer is getting a lot more "likes" on her Facebook page this morning.

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I think they are a dashing couple, and after seeing these photos,  I am a  little excited about their upcoming tour to North America.  It will be fun to see what this new royal star brings in her luggage.   And for my serious readers, you may read a copy of Prince William's speech here.   

Another royal sparkler is Prince Philip.  He celebrates his 90th birthday today.   Yesterday, The DailyMail, put together some of his hilarious remarks as a tribute to him.

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In an interview with the BBC,  he says going to "slow down a bit"  He says,  "I've done my bit so I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say.

"On top of that your memory's going, I can't remember names and things.

"It's better to get out before you reach the sell-by date."

I don't know if some of the remarks he made in the DailyMail tribute to him are actually "correct", but they sure had me laughing.   My favorite was a remark he made at some point about his daughter, Princess Anne.  As you have read, the royal family likes their horses.  He apparently said, "If it doesn't fart or eat hay then she isn't interested."

Have a good weekend!  Until next time, I'm off to get more tea.

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  1. Oh my her dress is stunning! I remember being totally caught up in what Diana was wearing, but I wasn't a fan of her hair cut. Kate, however, has the WHOLE pkg. This is going to be fun :-)

  2. This was fun to read. Prince Philip seems like he's quite the character. And Catherine looks stunning in that dress, but are we really surprised? Have a great weekend!

  3. Let's try this again ;->

    Catherine is going to be fun to watch!

    Janet xox

  4. I think she looked even more gorg in that dress than she did on her wedding day!

  5. That dress is fabulous--honestly though, Kate could look gorgeous in a paper bag, ha!

  6. Wow! She is as close to perfection as one can get. I saw a close up of the shoes she wore to that event on another site - they are incredibly beautiful. I want a pair!

  7. She is absolute perfection -- hair, makeup, dresses. She nails it every single time.

  8. I agree with you all. And Daphne, I'm going to have to limit Twitter. I can already tell.

  9. This couple really is stunning. I pray much blessing on their marriage.


  10. She is so beautiful and I totally adore her style~ classic and elegant.

  11. Thanks for the updates. I tend to be several days behind on all these things. Many thanks for the visit and comments, I use the free service too. Enjoy your Sunday, love Linda x

  12. Thankyou for visiting, it is a lovely house isn't it? I wouldn't say no to it anyway! Enjoy your Sunday, love Linda x

  13. Oh you know I loved every word of this post! :)

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    Happy Monday!

  14. I can't get enough of the two of them! She has great style and I love that dress!

  15. Her dress is simply gorgeous! Kate always looks simply stunning. I really think she has the best taste!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. She has grace, poise, beauty and impeccable taste. Am a fan!


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