Royal News Roundup: a Surprise Engagement, Meghan & Harry's Netflix Deal and Kate & Will's Decision to Move
HERE, ALL THE ROYAL NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2020.
?? The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Rugby Football League, wishes Rugby League a Happy 125th Birthday, as he takes part in a special set of six with Ellery Hanley MBE, plus a few other special guests.? Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) August 29, 2020
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- Over the weekend, Harry participated in a video chat in honor of the Rugby Football League's 125th birthday. During the chat, the 35-year-old spoke about how he hopes to get his son “involved” in the sport in the future and discussed the time his family currently spends in the yard of their Santa Barbara home. Not to mention, he also revealed a brand-new nickname for Archie: “Little man.”
- Last week, we learned that Princess Beatrice and her new husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are reportedly planning to move into Nottingham Cottage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s old home at Kensington Palace. If true, the newlywed couple will be joining some pretty familiar neighbors. Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, moved next door to the Nottingham Cottage in 2018 and now call Kensington Palace’s three-bedroom Ivy Cottage “home.”
- Prince William and Prince Harry released a joint statement to announce that, in honor of what would've been her 60th birthday, a new statue of Princess Diana will be added to the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021. According to their statement, "The princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy."
- The Greek royal family (not the British one) revealed that Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark (aka the youngest son of King Constantine of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark) is engaged to Nina Flohr. The 34-year-old royal popped the question earlier this year while the couple was vacationing in Ithaca, and they kept it under wraps…until now.
- Kate Middleton recently shared a video on the official Kensington Royal Instagram account and introduced the judges for her Hold Still campaign, a photography initiative aiming to reflect the feelings of everyone across the United Kingdom amid the current coronavirus pandemic. In a separate post, she also shared three photo submissions and revealed when she'll display the 100 finalist images for an online exhibit.
- On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the Preschool Learning Center in Los Angeles to volunteer in the organization's garden. During the event, which takes place every year, the couple joined children in replanting flowers and healthy foods. The event also happened to land on the 23rd anniversary of the passing of Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana. In a tribute to honor her, Meghan and Harry planted the princess’s favorite flower, the forget-me-not.
- We also learned this week that Meghan and Harry have founded an unnamed production company and signed a major deal with Netflix. Per a report, the streaming service will pay the couple to make “documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.” And yes, they may even make an appearance in front of the camera. “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement.
- It looks like after all of these months in Sandringham, Kate Middleton, Prince William and their kids are finally getting ready to move back to their house, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace in London, according to a new report. The return doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the children’s classes at Thomas’s Battersea are set to begin next week. Yup, no more homeschooling.