Hello everyone and welcome to another royal round-up!
Sick of this week already and it’s only Monday evening, I’ve decided to reflect on all things royal instead.
It’s been a little busy this last week, so without further ado…
Harry and Meghan go trick or treating
Yep, keen to show us that they do actually spend a few minutes a week with their kids, apparently Harry and Meghan took to the streets of Montecito to get their kids to beg strangers for sweets.
According to Page Six, a neighbour managed to snap a photo of the family while they were knocking on people’s doors to ask for sweets.
Archie was apparently dressed as a skeleton, while Lili was dressed in… a big pink fluffy costume, so I’m still trying to work out what she was meant to be… Probably dressed a Princess, because that’s about as close as she is going to get being seen as one thanks to her parents’ shitty antics.
According to sources, Harry and Meghan just love Halloween (even though they couldn’t be bothered to dress up alongside their kids) and have been known to celebrate the holiday in rather ‘grand’ fashion over the years.
Back in 2016, before news of them dating broke, the two celebrated Halloween with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, with Harry warning Meghan that he had been told the news was about to come out about the two of them.
Real talk though, what was the surprise here? As far as I can remember anyway, we didn’t know she even existed, let alone was dating Harry, before he put out a statement telling us all that we were bullying her for being mixed race or something. So surely he must’ve seen that coming as he… was the one that issued the statement?
In any case, Meghan decided to have one last blow out before she reinvented herself as Grace Kelly and said:
We went to this Halloween party where we could be completely dressed up and no one would know. And we were like, ‘Well, this might be our last shot to just go out and have fun in the world‘.Ya what?
Yeah that might have been true for you honey– because you were a total nobody and we couldn’t tell the difference between you and the girl who worked the pole at the local strip club– but Harry was literally famous before he was even born. He has been having fun under the watchful gaze of the public eye for nearly four decades. Not quite the same thing.
In any case, I can’t wait to see what next year’s costumes are. They’ll probably go as something they’re really far removed from… like people with jobs… or members of The British Royal Family.
William and The Earthshot Prize
Well November has come around fast and this weekend, Prince William, The Prince of Wales, made the 13-hour flight to Singapore for the upcoming Earthshot Prize Award. Note to Harry and Meghan: he actually flew on a commercial airliner amongst other humans.
Arriving to rapturous applause and cheers at Singapore’s Changi Airport, The Prince didn’t miss a beat as he went to greet the crowds who had waited so excitedly to catch a glimpse of the heir to the British throne.
But it was one 8-month-old baby, little Albane Costa (who is bloody adorable, by the way) who took a particular shine to William, gazing up at him adoringly as he came to say hello to her and her family.
But at some point during the greeting, her teething urges got the better of her and she decided to have a little chew on one of William’s fingers.
William then stood and posed with Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Senior Minister of State for National Development, in front of the HSBC Rain Vortex, which is known as the largest indoor waterfall in the world.
But it was no rest for the wicked and William was soon on to a meeting today with the President of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
William will be carrying out a number of engagements on environmental issues while in Singapore, alongside attending the Earthshot Prize ceremony.
Today, he also joined members of the British Dragons for dragon boating on the Kallang River, bringing out his sporty side.
Taking to the water with his team, William rowed as though his life depended on it, aided by his rowing mates.
And once safely back on land, it was time for William to sit down and recap the day’s events with the rest of the team.
In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing the Earthshot Prize itself and the outcome of it this year, as I’m sure William is too.
Kate joins a fathers walk
So last week, The Princess of Wales took part in a ‘Dad Walk’ in Arnos Grove, London where she joined a group of fathers on a stroll through the local area.
The group gathered in the Arnos Arms pub so that Kate could hear more about the programme from the dads themselves.
Catherine was keen to acknowledge the hard work fathers everywhere put in and seemed excited that such an initiative existed.
Joining the ‘Dadavengers’, the programme looks at supporting the community for fathers and their children and to highlight the importance of the role that dads play in their children’s earliest years.
It’s always quite clear that Kate really enjoys being around children and it’s something that comes very naturally to her. She seems to enjoy these sorts of engagements the most.
Taking to the great outdoors for the walk, Kate took a moment to bond with some of the kids before they set off.
The Princess even posted for photos with some of the children, telling one young girl “I love your stripy tights! I should’ve worn my stripy tights.”
All in all, a great day out taking a leisurely stroll around the local park and discussing the importance of getting dads and their children to socialise with others.
William and Kate in Scotland
The next day and reunited for a joint engagement, William and Kate headed over to Moray, Scotland together.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were there to visit the charity Outfit Moray, which highlights the importance of outdoor adventure and works with disadvantaged young people.
As ever, it was a walkaround to meet the crowds first, who waited in the cold and rain to see The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as they are known in Scotland– which are arguably slightly lower designated titles than ‘Prince and Princess of Wales’.
But keen as always to get involved, the pair donned some helmets and hopped on bikes to take part in a mountain bike session at Burghead Primary School.
The two zipped around the course, clearly enjoying the outdoor adventure as they always do.
After a jam-packed day, the two headed back for England, clearly thrilled with their day out in Scotland.
Harry and Meghan in Vegas
So this past weekend, Harry and Meghan flew over for a ‘date night’ in Vegas to go and see Katy Perry in concert.
And what a surprise!
Well to save you some time… they did both.
Yep, they boarded a private aircraft for the short 40-minute flight between California and Nevada on Saturday night, travelling with the likes of Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden onboard– who were probably wishing they’d flown in the cargo hold of a commercial airliner at that stage.
Meghan seemed to be singing and laughing away during the show, while Harry was reported to be ‘nodding his head’ to the music alongside her.
I do really think that some women need to learn that it’s okay to not use your husband as an accessory when you go out and that you can leave him at home for one night, because he is clearly bored as fuck at a concert again.
I mean really, what interest does a nearly 40-year-old guy have in attending Beyonce and Katy Perry gigs? He’s not a 13-year-old girl.
Harry was apparently seen ‘engaging with other fans’ in the audience and ‘looking around earnestly’… I think it was more likely he was looking for the nearest exit.
I’m also surprised that Meghan is attending this show after Katy apparently made disparaging remarks about Meghan’s wedding dress five years ago and how it didn’t fit her properly.
Apparently KP, when asked on what she thought of Meghan’s wedding dress, said “Well… I would’ve had more one more fitting”.
It’s quite surprising then that after that comment, Meghan’s father-in-law King Charles still had Katy perform at his coronation concert… Or was it? Perhaps he agreed with her remark and that’s why he had come over deliberately.
In any case, I do think Megs needs to leave Harry at home in his man-cave to play Xbox, drink beer and pick his nose in peace for a few hours, rather than dragging him out every four seconds because she clearly doesn’t have any friends and her husband is all she has left to cling to. If I were him, I’d be running for the nearest exit too.
Anyway, that’s all for this week!
I’m sure there will be plenty coming up again before next weekend with the Earthshot Prize and I hear Kate has some engagements in the works too.
Until next week, have a good one, take care of yourselves and I’ll see you then!