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WHO 13 May 2019

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royal reasons to celebrate!

Prince William and Kate’s eighth wedding anniversary on April 29 was made one to remember when Queen Elizabeth named her granddaughter-in-law as a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order – the highest possible rank. The Royal Victorian Order was created by Queen Victoria in 1896 to allow the monarch to recognise people who helped or represented her. The honour comes just weeks after Kate and the Queen stepped out for their first-ever joint outing when the duo visited King’s College’s Strand campus in London. Fellow Knights and Dames Grand Cross include the Queen’s sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Soon-to-be dad Prince Harry was named a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2015, and while accompanying Kate to the…

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how baby sussex will make history

When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, she broke new ground for the royal family when she became the first American biracial royal. Now their royal baby will continue that historic legacy. Here are all the ways Baby Sussex will make history. The baby is biracial The Duchess of Sussex, 37, has spoken about growing up biracial (her mum, Doria Ragland, is African-American, and her father, Thomas Markle, is white). And Meghan’s baby is the first modern biracial royal who is in line for the throne – seventh, in fact. (Queen Charlotte in the 1800s was believed to be of mixed race and went on to have 15 children.) “To the biracial community, she’s really serving as a symbol of this changing demographic that Britain is facing in addition…

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early days with baby

As Meghan and Harry adjust to life with a newborn baby, they will also be settling into relatively new digs, having only recently moved into Frogmore Cottage, located 40km West of London. The cottage’s extensive renovations saw it converted from staff residences set up as multiple apartments into a family home of about five bedrooms, including a nursery reportedly painted with white and grey non-toxic paint. Set on 14ha of park estate, the house is ideal for Harry, who is keen “to escape the goldfish bowl of royal life”, the Daily Mail reported. “It was actually Princess Eugenie who convinced them to make the decision as she had such a wonderful, peaceful childhood on the grounds of Windsor,” a source revealed to Us Weekly, adding, “[Frogmore] is secluded, peaceful, tranquil and,…

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their childhood

Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle met on the set of General Hospital (she was training to be a makeup artist; he was a lighting technician) and married in 1979. On August 4, 1981, they welcomed daughter Rachel Meghan Markle in Los Angeles and her parents nicknamed her “Flower” or “Bud.” Thomas already had two older children from a previous marriage but “my dad was more in love with her than anyone else in the world,” Tom Junior, Meghan’s half-brother, said in Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. “She became his whole life, his little princess.” Across the world, on September 15, 1984, Princess Diana gave birth to an actual prince, Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor, in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. Though Harry was raised with the trappings of royalty…

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king of the kids

Even before expecting a baby with wife Meghan, Prince Harry has always had a knack with kids, whether creating instant rapport with children around the globe during his royal tours or mucking around with his young cousins and nieces and nephews – whom he calls “the most amazing things ever” – closer to home. He’s also been open about his desire to be a father. Just after his brother, Prince William, tied the knot with Kate Middleton in 2011, Harry told US TV host Katie Couric he “longed for kids since I was very, very young. I’m waiting to find the right person and someone who’s willing to take on the job.” Five years later, he was still on the same page. “I can’t wait for the day,” he said of…

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royal cousins

PRINCE GEORGE The 5-year-old (turning 6 on July 22) is third-in-line to the British throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William. “There’ll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world,” William has said. “But right now, it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can as a father.”The future king is in Year 1 at Thomas’s Battersea school in London. “He’s learning about space,” mum Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, said in February. At school, where he is known as George Cambridge, “he’s very happy,” a source tells WHO. PRINCE LOUIS Born on April 23, 2018, Louis, 1, will be the closest in age to the new royal. Duchess…