Prince William steps up pace in becoming a full time royal
The image pays homage to a photograph taken in 1894 of Queen Victoria with her four living immediate heirs at the christening of then Prince Edward Albert of York. The Duke of Cambridge holding Prince George, the Queen seated, and the Prince of Wales Jason Bell / Camera Press / Redux The christening of Prince Edward Albert of York W. & D. Downey / Getty Taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House immediately following Prince George’s baptism Wednesday , the infant takes center stage throughout the series. One photograph shows George with his great-grandparents the Queen and Prince Philip, his grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, his uncle Prince Harry , aunt Pippa Middleton , uncle James Middleton, and grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton. Another shows him with his parents, Prince William and Kate , and another with members of the Windsor family. The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge. Standing (left to right): The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton Jason Bell / Camera Press / Redux “Everyone was in a very jolly and happy mood,” a royal source tells PEOPLE. As for infant who took center stage, the source adds, “he was a happy little bundle of joy.” Talking of the christening, Kate told a guest at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives gala dinner , held Thursday night in London’s Kensington Palace State Apartments, that George “was such a good boy actually. We’re very lucky, he’s not always like that.” Inside the Morning Room, the decor is just as historic as the portraits. The group posed on a sofa that is part of a gilt wood seat furniture by Thomas Chippendale (dating from about 1773), which is thought to have been commissioned by George III’s brother, the Duke of Gloucester. Sitting on a cabinet on the left of the group is a bronze bust of Princess Elizabeth made by William Lamb in 1933. And above the cabinet is an oil painting titled “Their Royal Highnesses and the Princess Elizabeth and the Princess Margaret in Windsor Great Park” created by Frederic Whiting in 1945. Two additional photographs are present within the images one features Prince Charles and Harry in a South African village in 1997. The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge. Standing (left to right): the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry Jason Bell / Camera Press / Redux Can’t get enough about the royal baby?
Players need support, says Prince William
View gallery Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at The Football Association’s 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on October 26, 2013 (AFP Photo/Leon Neal) London (AFP) – Footballers need support to help them handle the pressure that comes with their high-profile, Britain’s Prince William said Saturday. William, president of the Football Association, the game’s governing body in England, said players needed training in how to cope with being role models. The prince, second in line to the throne, was speaking at a gala dinner to mark the FA’s 150th anniversary. “Our national players are role models for millions of young people and I think we need to give those highly pressured and driven players the support and training they need to live up to their rightly exalted status,” he said. “We were as a nation so proud of our Team GB athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics, for their success on the field but also for the way they conducted themselves in interviews and with their competitors. “It is perfectly possible to say the same about our national teams — they are good people, ambitious for success and to a man and woman aware of their status as role models.” The 31-year-old also praised the global footballing family and was keen to thank the founders of the game and those who have helped develop the sport. “Tonight is not just an English celebration,” the Duke of Cambridge said. “Football is international in every possible way and I believe that the game’s constantly evolving spirit and appeal is a consolidation of all its global influences. “Every nation should be proud of their contribution to 150 years of football.” He praised efforts to boost England’s fortunes in international football — their only major trophy being the 1966 World Cup — but added: “I would also encourage us to make sure we retain sportsmanship at the heart of this energetic drive for success.” With racism remaining a thorny issue, including unsavoury scenes in matches during the week preceding the FA gala, William also praised the work of those attempting to rid football of discrimination. “There is sadly more work to do but it is heartening to see how seriously the FA takes stamping the blight of racism and discrimination out of football,” he said. Sports & Recreation BOSTON (AP) The old ballpark was packed for a celebration nearly a century in the making. Associated Press
Prince William, who announced in September that he was to leave the RAF to focus on charitable causes and public service, currently has 6 engagements scheduled for the first part of November with his wife Catherine joining him for two of those. The first engagement, on 5th November, is one for which he will represent The Queen when the President of the Republic of Korea visits the UK next week. The Duke willattend a Korean War Memorial Ground-breaking Ceremony, at Victoria Embankment Gardens. The planned memorial will be dedicated to British servicemen and women who served in the Korean War. Williams introduction to full time public duties has been a learning curve too. A few weeks ago, the Duke performed his first investiture at Buckingham Palace, a duty he will perform frequently as King. His father, the Prince of Wales, reportedly showed him the ropes, including how to correctly dub a new knight with a sword. We are told that Prince William will continue to take on more and more duties as The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh take on less in their old age. Williams father Prince Charles continues to do so too, with him attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka in November in place of Her Majesty, who has not made a state visit out of the UK since 2011. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are rumoured to be taking Prince George with them on tour next year, including a reported visit to New Zealand and Australia, countries which also share The Queen as Head of State as Commonwealth Realms. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridges Diary On 5th November, Prince William will accompany the President of the Republic of Korea toa Korean War Memorial Ground-breaking Ceremony at Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. On 6th November, Williamwill meet staff and volunteers at St Giles Trust, London, to learn more about their work helping ex-offenders to resettle and break the cycle of re-offending. On 7th November, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet London Poppy Day supporters at Kensington Palace. Also on 7th, The Duke of Cambridgewill visit The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea where hellview sections of two live surgeries: a breast reconstruction and the removal of a bladder tumour. On 9th November, Prince Williamwill attend the Autumn International rugby match between Wales and South Africa for the Prince William Cup at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.