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Prince George at 6 shows Why he’s England’s No.1 Fan

Prince George has shown his true colours by donning the England football home kit to mark his sixth birthday in official photographs released by Kensington Palace. He was captured recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, an aspiring amateur photographer. Prince George was born July 22, 2013 and is third in the line of succession to the British throne. Proving he is no different from any other football-obsessed boy up and down the land, he can be seen in his Three Lions strip rolling around in the grass and looking pleased with himself. In another portrait he is pictured starring straight into camera on holiday at an undisclosed location wearing a green polo top and a striped shorts. His other siblings, Princess Charlotte, four and Prince Louis, one, do not appear in the photographs, but have also been captured for the media by the duchess in earlier portraits showing their development and other milestones.

Victoria Beckham’s Pride Quiz Gets Some Interesting Answers

Victoria Beckham recently put her staff on the spot at her Hammersmith HQ in west London when she asked that age-old question in celebration of Gay Pride Month: “What does love mean to you?” The responses were varied, thought-provoking and eye-opening. The fashion designer who is also celebrating two decades of married life with husband David summed the definition up with her own interpretation: “Love to me is what everyone should experience in their life, no matter where you are from, no matter who you love.” She had earlier designed a t-shirt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York when gays fought for equal rights. She said: “I wanted to celebrate the #LGBTQ+ community and their continued message of positive change and inclusivity. I have always felt a deep connection to the LGBTQ+ community and am proud to help support their fight for equality.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on Jun 26, 2019 at 2:58am PDT

D-Day: WWII Hero who Planned Normandy Landings at his Old School

General Bernard Law Montgomery was especially chuffed to be back in his old stomping grounds, St Paul’s School for boys in Hammersmith, west London, where he’d been a pupil from 1902 to 1906. The school had been commandered to serve as the headquarters of the 21 Army Group. What filled him with so much pleasure was that he was now ensconced in the High Master’s office with its distinct terracotta facade. From here he would go on to mastermind Operation Overlord which culminated in the D-Day Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. He lived across the road in Latymer Court where ‘A’ mess was established. Normandy Landings It was in the boardroom that the Allied commanders, led by General Dwight Eisenhower and Montgomery planned the invasion and liberation of German-occupied Europe, including the D-Day landings. King George VI and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, visited them here to approve the plans on the 15th May 1944. Operation Overlord started on the beaches of Normandy, on the 6th June. Operation Neptune Codenamed ‘Operation Neptune’ and often …

Duchess of Cambridge to Add Gloss to Portrait Gallery Gala

Duchess of Cambridge will attend the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Tuesday 12 March. The Gala, hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and by Edward Enninful OBE, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Portrait Gala Committee, will see artists, friends and supporters of the Gallery come together for an evening of art, live music and entertainment to raise funds for the Gallery’s Inspiring People project. The duchess is a photography enthusiast and regularly takes photographs of her family’s milestones including her children’s birthdays. She is a patron of the NPG and regularly attends special events at the gallery which has seen her grace Vogue’s 100th anniversary exhibition which also featured her on the fashion bible’s cover. The event itinerary includes a DJ set by Mike Skinner; a live performance from saxophonist Jess Gillam and pianist Zeynep Özsuca; a photography studio by Miles Aldridge, set amongst the National Portrait Gallery’s Victorian Galleries, and a private view of the exhibitions Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures …

Harry and Meghan Expecting First Baby Next Spring

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, almost a year after their glamorous wedding according to a statement released by Kensington Palace. Harry, 34, younger son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, married the former Suits actress Meghan Markle in May at a ceremony that mixed traditional British pomp with a gospel choir and other nods to her American heritage. According to media reports Meghan, 37, was believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant. The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the couple’s spokesperson confirmed on Monday (15 October). The news emerged shortly after the royal couple landed in Australia for their first overseas tour, a busy trip which will also take in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Fiji. Harry and Meghan broke the news …