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Royal News Roundup: a New Baby, a Wardrobe Malfunction & Several Surprise Appearances

Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of February 11, 2021.

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  • Last week, Queen Elizabeth appointed a new staff member for the royal palace, so we’ll just assume our application got lost in the mail. Buckingham Palace released an official statement on Saturday confirming that Lord Parker of Minsmere KCB will take on the new role as the senior officer of the royal household (AKA Lord Chamberlain). Not only will he now manage the general business of the royal household, but he’ll also act as the middleman for communication between the sovereign and the House of Lords.

  • Susannah Constantine recently extended her gratitude to Prince Philip for saving her from a major wardrobe malfunction. In an interview with BBC Radio's Woman's Hour, Constantine opened up about the embarrassing incident, which occurred during a royal dinner at Windsor Castle. While chatting at the dinner table, the straps on her Valentino dress had broken off, and it was Her Majesty's husband who quietly came to her rescue.

  • Prince Harry spent quality time with his old pal, James Corden, over the weekend. And they did the most L.A. thing possible. On Friday, the duo was spotted riding on the top level of a double-decker bus with a film crew (see the pics obtained by TMZ). According to a People exclusive, the 35-year-old duke and the 42-year-old television personality were shooting an episode of Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.

Last week, Queen Elizabeth appointed a new staff member for the royal palace, so we’ll just assume our application got lost in the mail. Buckingham Palace released an official statement on Saturday confirming that Lord Parker of Minsmere KCB will take on the new role as the senior officer of the royal household (AKA Lord Chamberlain). Not only will he now manage the general business of the royal household, but he’ll also act as the middleman for communication between the sovereign and the House of Lords.

Susannah Constantine recently extended her gratitude to Prince Philip for saving her from a major wardrobe malfunction. In an interview with BBC Radio's Woman's Hour, Constantine opened up about the embarrassing incident, which occurred during a royal dinner at Windsor Castle. While chatting at the dinner table, the straps on her Valentino dress had broken off, and it was Her Majesty's husband who quietly came to her rescue.

Prince Harry spent quality time with his old pal, James Corden, over the weekend. And they did the most L.A. thing possible. On Friday, the duo was spotted riding on the top level of a double-decker bus with a film crew (see the pics obtained by TMZ). According to a People exclusive, the 35-year-old duke and the 42-year-old television personality were shooting an episode of Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.

  • On Wednesday, Kate Middleton and Prince William, participated in a video call with first-year Adult Nursing students at Ulster University. During the clip, the trio discussed the students’ experiences of studying and undertaking placements during the pandemic. For the occasion, the mother of three looked casual-chic in a cream sweater with gold jewelry. The highlight of the outfit? A fitted black, tuxedo blazer from Alexander McQueen with statement shoulders which also happened to be a royal rewear.
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Black History Month in the best possible way. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently surprised a few students from Get Lit, a poetry organization that aims to increase literacy among children, by attending one of their virtual classes—and it's safe to say that these kids were not prepared. On their official Instagram account, Get Lit shared a screenshot from the event and we have to say, the couple looked happier than ever.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Black History Month in the best possible way. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently surprised a few students from Get Lit, a poetry organization that aims to increase literacy among children, by attending one of their virtual classes—and it's safe to say that these kids were not prepared. On their official Instagram account, Get Lit shared a screenshot from the event and we have to say, the couple looked happier than ever.

  • On Tuesday, we learned that Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are officially parents! The royal family announced that the 30-year-old mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy in an social media post. The tweet read, “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present. The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.”
  • Camilla Parker Bowles welcomed a very special guest, Daisy Edgar-Jones, to her virtual book club this week. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Normal People actress to talk about reading Where the Crawdads Sing for the first time, and why Kya (who she will portray in an upcoming film) is such a special character.

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