An elderly Royal Family superfan from Weston-super-Mare is sleeping on a park bench in London to ensure he is among the first to welcome Kate Middleton’s third child into the world. Terry Hutt pitched up outside the now-famous doors of the private Lindo Wing of St Mary‘s Hospital, where Prince William’s third child will be born in the coming weeks, on April 9. The 83-year-old, dressed in his customary Union Jack-themed suit, has since been joined by other Royal Family enthusiasts who are all hoping to get a glimpse of the third Royal baby once it is born. Terry missed the public unveiling of Prince George in 2013 because he was on the toilet but said he would not be taking any chances this time around. “I went to the toilet and that was when I heard that Prince William and Kate were coming out with Prince George – I had to run out half-dressed in my suit,” he told Bristol Live. “I’ve been here since April 9 but I’m an old soldier … [Read more...] about The Royal Family superfan sleeping on London bench for Kate Middleton birth
GOVERNMENT documents have revealed where the royal family would have been evacuated to during World War Two and the Cold War. However, details of when and where they would be evacuated to in modern times remain a closely protected secret. When would the royal family be evacuated from Buckingham Palace? It was thought the Queen would be evacuated during World War Two if there had been an invasion. During the war, the royals bravely stayed in London while Britain battled the Nazis. But the plan was to smuggle the Windsors out of Buckingham Palace in bulletproof vehicles if Adolf Hitler’s forces were to reach our shores. In the event of a nuclear attack, files exhibited by National Archives in 2004 revealed that the Queen would be whisked out of the country. One 1967 document marked “Top Secret” detailed how her Majesty would be taken to a secret underground war bunker. She would then be taken to another country. Current plans for an evacuation have remained … [Read more...] about When would the royal family be evacuated from Buckingham Palace, where would they be taken to and has it happened before?
NEXT month Meghan Markle will join the royal family after tying the knot with Prince Harry. While the privileged role does come with sparkling tiaras, palaces and stunning outfits, there are numerous rules that the former actress may have to abide by. From strict protocol about outfits to not being able to vote, life as Meghan knows it is about to change dramatically. One of the foods banned by the royal family is shellfish, so the 36-year-old may have to wave goodbye to the delicacy. Another tradition she could be expected to follow is no hats must be worn after 6pm as they are too formal. Here are some of the strict rules Meghan may be forced to adhere to...Can’t take selfies According to The Mirror, Meghan has already been prohibited from doing them, and told a couple in Nottingham “we’re not allowed to do selfies”. The Queen is apparently not a fan of selfie-photos, and former U.S. ambassador Matthew Barzun told Tatler magazine in 2014 that … [Read more...] about These are the 16 strict rules that Meghan Markle will have to follow when she joins the royal family… from not eating shellfish to ditching the PDAs
WHEN the royal family step out for public engagements often all eyes are on their striking fashion choices. But the likes of the Queen and Kate Middleton can’t just wear whatever they want - here are 13 rules they follow, and some of them may surprise you… The Queen wears colourful clothes for a reason From bright coats in every shade to hats in every hue of the rainbow, the Queen often selects extremely colourful outfits when she’s out in public. And there is a good reason for this choice - and it's not just that she doesn’t like bland colours. According to the Queen’s biographer, Robert Hardman, she was quoted as saying: "I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am." By wearing colour, she can stand out for the crowd and people can say, “I saw the Queen”. The royal family always travel with a black outfit packed While the Queen may love colour, all royals are required to bring a black outfit when they travel. This is in case a … [Read more...] about The sweet secret reason The Queen always wears bright colours… and 12 other fashion rules the royal family always follow
The Duchess of Cambridge is planning to give birth to her third baby at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London – as she did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Media barriers are being installed this morning, signalling that the hospital is gearing up to welcome the newest member of the Royal Family in the coming weeks. However, photographers and broadcasters will not take up their positions until the Duchess has been admitted to the hospital. She will be cared for by a team of leading medical professionals during her stay. The team will be overseen by Alan Farthing, the Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist, and Guy Thorpe-Beeston, surgeon-gynaecologist to the royal household, who both helped to deliver George and Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who do not know whether they are having a boy or a girl, will introduce their baby to the world when they leave the Lindo Wing through its now famous front door, before returning home to … [Read more...] about Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital gears up to welcome newest member of Royal Family