We didn't think it was possible to love Prince Harry more than we already do, but clearly we were wrong. Whilst the young royal was greeting a crowd at Australia's Sydney Opera House, a female fan handed him a tribute book containing images of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Rather than bypassing the situation, 30-year-old Harry took a moment to flick through the commemorative keepsake, clearly moved by the touching photos. It was undoubtedly an emotional few minutes for the prince who lost his mum at the tender age of 12.
The book, titled 'Diana, Princess of Wale, 1961-97: A Tribute in Photographs', was given to Harry and contained a range of snaps showcasing Diana's life. Diana Princess of Wales died in a car crash in August 1997. At just 36, Diana was loved by people from all corners of the globe.
Harry's older brother Prince William, 32, who welcomed his eagerly anticipated second child with Kate Middleton over the weekend, also paid homage to Diana by naming the royal baby Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Harry, who is currently in Oz for one month working with the Australian armed forces also showed his flirty side during his meet-and-greet with fans on Thursday.
When 21-year-old Victoria McRae bravely asked the royal to marry her, Harry politely declined, instead leaning in for a cheeky kiss. Wow, lucky girl! Speaking about the momentous occasion, Victoria revealed: 'He let me kiss him on the cheek but then I went in for it. The rest was history. It was amazing, it's meant to be, there's a lot of chemistry there I'd say.' She added: 'I said I'd proposed twice before, that it was my third time lucky, and my sign said last chance so I said - have a think about it.'
Northamptonshire’s own Kate Middleton lookalike has celebrated the birth of the newest member of the Royal Family by using one of daughter’s dolls to stand in as her own baby Princess Charlotte. Mother-of-two Heidi Agan, from Corby, has been careful to mirror the Duchess of Cambridge’s every change over the past three years, even wearing a foam belly bump when Kate first became pregnant with Prince George.
The 35-year-old said: “I’ve stolen one of my six-year-old daughter’s dolls to be my baby Charlotte, even though it doesn’t look like her at all. “While it is important that I keep up to date with everything that’s happening in the Royal Family, and people I work with expect to me play the role, there’s always supposed to be a little bit of humour about it.
“I think the new baby is really exciting. I grew up alongside Will and Harry and now throwing a girl into the mix will make things a bit more interesting. “I’m looking forward to seeing how quickly the baby clothes Charlotte is seen wearing sell out in the shops." In anticipation of the Royal birth last week, Heidi was commissioned by a Japanese company to pose for photos outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London where Kate, William and little George stood to introduce Charlotte Elizabeth Diana to the media and fans.
Her mother and grandmother are fashion icons, so Princess Charlotte most likely has an innate sense of style running through her veins. But the newborn has unfortunately already made a sartorial slip-up after she wore her bonnet the wrong way round. According to the US magazine PEOPLE, the knitted area that surrounded the little girl's face was actually meant to be hidden.
Ayajo Villar, who owns the Spanish shop called Irulea that stocks the item, told the magazine: Yes, she is wearing it backwards - the part that surrounds the face should be on the neck." As she left hospital on Saturday Princess Charlotte melted countless hearts in the very traditional knitted baby bonnet.
Not even a day old, she was already sparking trends as mothers rushed to locate similarly home-spun clothes for their own little bundles of joy. But when asked where the bonnet had come from, Kensington Palace refused to comment, saying it was a ‘private’ matter - even though, bizarrely, they had already released details of the shawl the little princess was wrapped in.
Susana Villar, 57, who owns the 82-year-old city centre clothes shop with her sister Ayago, said today: ‘We had no idea the clothes were for Princess Charlotte. It was a complete surprise and we’re obviously delighted. ‘Some clients of ours phoned us to tell us they’d just seen the new royal leaving hospital wearing one of our bonnets.' She continued: ‘It was bought as part a matching outfit that included a little coat and shoes but it was impossible to tell if she had them on as they were covered up by the blanket wrapped over her.’
When Pippa Middleton's bottom went global following the 2011 royal wedding, she capitalised on her new-found fame by launching a media career. Now her equally enterprising mother Carole has decided to embark on a journalistic career of her own. But while Pippa's must-read scribblings adorn such illustrious publications as Vanity Fair, The Spectator and Waitrose Kitchen, Carole is to lend her party planning expertise to two luxury magazines.
Carole, 60, joins the likes of Elizabeth Hurley and chef Thomasina Miers as a contributing editor on the bi-monthly mags. Her first article, in which she shares her top tips for throwing the perfect outdoor party, appears in the current issue of Little London.
Princess Charlotte's grandmother reveals she was prompted to set up her family firm, Party Pieces, after becoming frustrated with the lack of party paraphernalia on the market. 'This prompted Michael and I to launch our own small mail order company from a shed in our back garden in 1987,' she writes. 'And while we've grown in size, we're still very much a family business. I love sourcing and developing new products and I'm delighted to share my favourite finds with Little London's readers.'
From games ideas to styling suggestions, Carole Middleton lists all you’ll need to host a magical summer party… I am thrilled to have joined the Little London team and look forward to updating you on the most exciting products and trends from within the children’s entertainment industry.
I came up with the idea for Party Pieces when my children were small and I was frustrated with the complete lack of party paraphernalia on the market. It was impossible to find anything easily in the shops and trying to find value-for-money party bag fillers was a complete nightmare! This prompted Michael and I to launch our own small mail order company from a shed in our back garden in 1987, and whilst we’ve grown in size, we’re still very much a family business. I love sourcing and developing new products and I’m delighted to share my favourite finds with Little London readers.
We’ve always believed that parties do not have to be lavish and expensive occasions and it’s amazing what you can achieve by being clever and creative. For this issue, I’m focusing on outdoor parties, which are perfect for the summer months, be it in your back garden or in the local park.
Children love being out in the fresh air and there’s nothing better than hosting a party outside, plus it saves on tidying up! If you have the space, be well-prepared with a host of outdoor activities. Classic sports day games are great as everyone will know what to do, and there’s nothing better for burning off some excess energy!
It's been two weeks since William and Kate became parents to their little girl Princess Charlotte. The royal couple will have no doubt had their hands full looking after both their one-year-old son Prince George and newborn daughter Charlotte, but are sure to be establishing a routine and settling into life as a family of four. While she may only be a fortnight old, HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge has already captured attention from around the world.
Since being welcomed into the world at 8:34 am on 2 May, royal watchers everywhere have been eager to share in the joy of Charlotte's arrival. Less than 10 hours after she gave birth, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, stepped out with Prince William on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington to present her new baby to the waiting media and fans. Similarly to when they welcomed Prince George Wiliam and Kate were keen to retreat away from London and spent four days at their residence in the captial, Kensington Palace.
Before the couple and their children headed to their country house Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate, however, it was time for Charlotte's doting grandparents to meet the new addition to the family. Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton arrived at the Palace early on 3 May, shortly followed by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Proud grandfather Michael Middleton later joined the gorup of proud relations. Granddad Charles, who visited Charlotte twice in three days shortly after her birth, has voiced his joy at having a granddaughter.
William and Kate headed to the Duchess's home town of Bucklebury in Berkshire when George was born, where it was proud grandfather Michael Middleton who captured the newborn Prince's first official photos. This time they have chosen the Norfolk home to be their base, after renovating it extensively over the past year. It is therefore somewhat doubtful that Michael will take Princess Charlotte's first official pictures, although royal fans will more likely be hoping they don't have to wait too long to see new images of the little Princess, rather than wondering who will be behind the lens.