Hello, Royal-watchers (whether you like it or not)! Unless you live in a cave you know that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with eight-month-old Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, embark today on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. They arrive in Wellington, New Zealand this afternoon (Monday morning, local time) and there will be a whopping 45 separate engagements in both countries during that time.
I have been busy lately. Work, life, taxes, travel (OK, and Netflix)–many things get in the way of blog posts; I’ve thought about revamping the blog to focus on my eclectic and abundant Royalty collection, rather than recap Royal events. This way, I could post every few days about a specific magazine, tea towel, or pencil from my stash (OK, I confess, there’s only one pencil). This might make me feel less pressured when our beautiful Duchess is out and about and I just don’t have time to make a post.
That said: WASN’T HER ST. PATRICK’S DAY COAT GLORIOUS?
Photo courtesy the Internet, of course
Guys, I almost bought this coat the day after St. Patrick’s Day–worries about sizing stopped me, and now it’s sold out, but that’s probably better for my savings account. Someday, though, I plan to own a Hobbs coat.
The other big story recently was the new portrait of the Cambridge family, released in time for international tour ramp up.
Pretty darn cute, if you ask me. And now jumpers (that’s sweaters to you) with the name “George” will be worn by kids of every size, gender, and name for the next few months. Heck, even I want a “George” jumper!
Finally, in late February and early March there were rumors of the Duchess being pregnant again. Sometimes I think the tabloids like OK! and Star just use the same story with the cover photo switched out! I addressed this with some friends on Facebook–and, to my surprise, the Duke and Duchess corroborated my expert opinion at the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Guards event. The couple is not planning on another child for at least another year, I think. Take that, tabloids!
I’m not sure how I want to handle the tour; it will be hard not to post about the family’s adventures, but I also don’t want to panic if I miss a ceremony or two. We’ll see! The couple will be landing in Wellington soon–they were spotted in the Sydney airport earlier this morning on a layover. As always: Stay tuned!