The Cambridges were quiet
It’s a quiet week from the Cambridges, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte had a week-long term break from school. Usually when there are school breaks during term, Will and Kate lighten their public schedules in order to spend time with their kids. The KensingtonRoyal Instagram posted a smashed chocolate egg wishing us a happy Easter, but that was about it. I like that Will and Kate take breaks when they want to spend more time with their kids.
The Queen and Prince Charles went for an Easter walk
The Queen and Prince Charles went for a walk on the Frogmore grounds at Windsor Castle. This is Frogmore House, the site of Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception, and not Frogmore Cottage, the house that Harry and Meghan lived in for a brief time.
The photos were released over the Easter weekend by The Queen’s social media accounts (@ RoyalFamily) and Charles’s social media accounts (@ Clarence House).
Harry and Meghan updated their Archewell website
Harry and Meghan’s team updated the Archewell.com site with some new photos and stories. Two things I noticed:
They used this photo of Harry and Meghan planting forget me nots (Diana’s favourite flower) at a preschool in LA last year. There was a kerfuffle when this happened, because 1) they brought their own photographer to document it – how else would they have the nice photos for their website? and 2) it turns out that LA was in such a COVID lockdown at the time they did this publicity stunt that not even the preschool children’s parents were allowed in the school. So parents can’t walk their children into the preschool but it’s okay for two strangers and a photographer to be allowed in to the school to INTERACT WITH THE CHILDREN THERE? Mkay.
The second thing I noticed is that there are generic inspirational photos throughout the website that are credited to Lee Morgan. If you don’t remember, Lee Morgan is the LA fashion photographer who accompanied Harry and Meghan to the LA veterans cemetery for their sombre Remembrance Sunday photoshoot.
The Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed Harry and Meghan weren’t wed three days before their wedding
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke with Italian newspaper La Repubblica this week. Here is what he had to say about Harry and Meghan’s wedding and whether he actually married them three days before the public ceremony, as Meghan told Oprah:
The fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury needed to respond to this publicly just shows that his life was kind of thrown into disarray by Meghan’s comments. She clearly didn’t think of the toll it would take on the Archbishop, or that people would question whether the Archbishop had committed “a serious criminal offence” when she told Oprah that they were married by the AoC three days before their actual wedding. Have Harry and Meghan apologized to the AoC for this? It would be nice if they did, given the chaos they created with their comments.
April is going to be banana pancakes
This week, I learned some British slang from readers of the blog. It’s “porkies” or “pork pies”. I had never heard this phrase before, but I got probably 10 messages saying that Meghan and Harry were telling “porkies” about their “wedding” three days before their actual wedding. A quick search on Urban Dictionary enlightened me:
What a fun new word! So I wanted to return the favour. Sometimes I say that something is “banana pancakes”. This means crazy or chaotic. So when I say that this month is going to be banana pancakes, this is what I mean:
Important BRF Dates – April
Easter – April 1-5
Charles and Camilla’s 16th wedding anniversary – April 9
Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday – April 21
Prince Louis’ third birthday – April 23
Tenth wedding anniversary of Will and Kate – April 29
That’s SO MANY THINGS.
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