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Royal Roundup: Princes William and Harry Participate in Charity Polo Match
Dad-to-be Prince William attended a charity polo match this weekend against his brother, Prince Harry. The game benefited Tusk Trust and Sentebale organization, and took place at Hampshire estate of Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, said People. Prince Harry beat Prince William with a final score of four to three.
- David Beckham, well known former English football player, offered some advice to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently. He told the couple not to pick an unusual name for their child, and also mentioned that he believes they’ll be great parents, reports People.
- Radio Times has a list of royal baby celebrations in London, including a mother’s only package at the Bingham hotel which allows mothers to get royal treatment for the evening.
- Buzzfeed has made a list of 22 treats filled with Pimm’s No. 1, a British gin-based liqueur, in celebration of the royal child.
- People spoke with former Kensington Palace chef, Darren McGrady, as they speculated upon what the royal child’s diet might be. McGrady recalled the eating habits of Prince William and Prince Harry in their childhoods and mentioned that it’s likely the royal child’s food will “all be fresh foods.”
- E! Online takes a look at some of the royal baby memorabilia on the market, including a number of items featuring the British flag and the monogram of “HRH,” which stands for His or Her Royal Highness.
- The royal child could be born at any moment now, but until then we can distract ourselves with Vogue and The Christian Science Monitor‘s photo albums of royal children.
- The New York Times discusses the onslaught of royal news that will come once the Duchess of Cambridge goes into labor, as the royal family, Britain, and the rest of the world await the birth of the Prince or Princess of Cambridge. They also mention the universal nature of the story of the royal birth, as it’s something “every family can identify with”.
- An iOS app has been released by British magazine Future to mark the imminent birth of the royal baby, says The Guardian. Royal Baby App: Kate and William’s Birth Celebration was released for free, but charges for sections within the app that will feature news and photographs related to the royal family before and after the birth of the child, including, for instance, “first steps, public appearances, [and] royal visits.”
- Euronews has noted that the royal birth is expected to create “a 13 percent upsurge in sales of prams and pushchairs in the coming year, equating to a rise of £33 million [$49.8 million].”