This blog is discontinued
After deliberating for a few weeks, I’ve come to the decision to discontinue this blog.
1) Because I cant really keep as up to date as I’d like due to work commitments. And I definitely won’t during the tour next year.
2) There are so many blogs that keep all the Cambridge news and pictures up to date that I can just check their archives for info
3) I’m becoming increasingly uneasy about using photographer’s pictures (even though I still post the odd one on my other blog) and I don’t want to get into trouble
Thanks for following and sorry I couldn’t keep this up as I would’ve liked.
"Some facts about the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace… The annual diplomatic reception is the largest event Her Majesty hosts at Buckingham Palace. Main part of reception takes place in Ball Room. Over 1,500 people are invited from around 130 countries, including members of the British government & the Archbishops of Canterbury & York. Because the Court is still based at St James’s Palace (and not Buckingham Palace), foreign diplomats are accredited to the Court of St James. It is a white tie event, which is the most formal dress code and does include tiaras and the like. Kate will almost certainly be wearing one."
Diplomatic Reception, 3/12/13
Prince William at Villa Park watching Villa vs Sunderland - 30 November 2013
Prince William is watching Aston Villa match. November 30th 2013.
Balance Bike for Prince George
The Duke of Cambridge visits Motorcycle Live at the National Exhibition Centre, where he toured the stands and watched a live motorcycle display, November 30, 2013.
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"William said today Prince George has very ‘chubby cheeks’ and likes looking at picture books."
@RE_DailyMail (via minimiddleton)
"Prince William said today he’d wanted to study criminology but settled on geography via History of Art (kept falling asleep in the latter!)"
"Pretty good day in Birmingham. Fun quotes but also a powerful speech on homelessness and concern about mental illness from Prince William […] Prince William suggested he and Kate want to campaign to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness after watching friends suffer."
@RoyalReporter (via minimiddleton)
The Duke of Cambridge visited University College Birmingham today, November 29,2013 to speak to students – and be presented with a surprise cake and sugar-crafted Aston Villa kit for his son, Prince George.
Prince William was presented with a special “toybox” cake made by Dawn Gemmell, assistant head of UCB’s College of Food and head of bakery.
November 29, 2013
Prince William was in Birmingham today for a number of visits, including a trip to the iconic £189 million Library of Birmingham.
The Duke of Cambridge was meeting with representatives from St Basils youth homelessness charity in Small Heath before heading to the Centenary Square library for a tour, and to take part in a children’s reading group.
Afterwards the Prince was returning to Summerfield Community Centre in Winson Green, which he and wife Kate visited following the riots of August 2011. He will also visit the recently revamped South and City College Birmingham.
His first visit was at St Basil’s in Small Heath where he met with representatives from the youth homelessness charity.
During his time there the prince said he enjoyed visiting the Midlands and joked with some of the charity’s young users about his love of Aston Villa. He said: “The only problem is half the city love me and the other hate me.” He was given a specially made Aston Villa shirt, with the word Prince and the number one on the back.
"In Birmingham today Prince William was asked to sing. ‘I’m not doing that again!’ he said.How about a quick rap?’I draw a line there.’ Amen!"
The Duke of Cambridge meets young people at St Basil’s Charity project in Birmingham, November 29, 2013.
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