Royal News Roundup: Will & Kate's Joint Outing, Charles's Rescue Pups & Fergie's Surprise Interview
Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of October 14, 2021.
- Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles recently shared a handful of photos of their rescue pups on Instagram to support Battersea’s Dog & Cat Home (where they rescued their dogs from). The first three shots show the two pups—Beth (named after the queen?) and Bluebell—in the couple’s yard, modeling their new blue bandanas. The final image features the dogs with their owners, who are sitting on the porch and smiling for the camera.
- A new six-part docuseries called Diana premiered on Sunday and explores why the Princess of Wales continues to resonate all these years later. More specifically, the series aims to demonstrate why Diana was “truly a blueprint for the modern woman.” While the first episode aired this week, the next five episodes will air on the Sunday nights that follow.
Sarah Ferguson recently opened up about her daughters entering motherhood, her new grandbabies and more. The 61-year-old royal sat down for a rare chat with Hello! and revealed that Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (who welcomed her first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, back in February) are “phenomenal mothers.” She also spoke about her great relationship with her grandson, August.
- On Tuesday, Rami Malek paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his new film, No Time to Die. During the appearance, the actor opened up about recently reuniting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the London premiere of the film. According to Malek, this was the first time he ran into the royal couple since the BAFTA Awards in February 2019, where he told Middleton he was available to babysit if she needed some time off. (She didn’t take him up on his offer.)
- The Duke of Cambridge kicked off the week by sharing a new teaser for his upcoming Earthshot Prize Awards (and he even tried his hand at acting). On Monday, Will posted a video on the Kensington Palace Instagram page featuring hosts Clara Amfo and Dermot O'Leary walking up to the prince's door and chatting about the upcoming award show, which is set to air on October 17. The clip revealed that Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes are all set to make an appearance.
Prince Harry may have joined his brother for Princess Diana’s statue unveiling over the summer, but it looks like he won’t attend the upcoming private reception for those who funded the project. This week, we learned that the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, will not travel across the pond for the occasion, which is being held at Kensington Palace to honor the donors who contributed to the new statue. Instead, Harry has been “privately reaching out” to show his appreciation.
- Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are celebrating three years of marriage this week. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter marked the occasion by posting a romantic tribute to her husband, including a shot of the couple dancing together. She wrote, “Happy Anniversary my love, 3 years today!!” Divine Day Photography also shared a photo of Eugenie arriving at St George's Chapel on the big day.
The Duke of Cambridge is asking fans to send in any questions they may have about his Earthshot Prize Awards. On Thursday, the 39-year-old shared a question box on the Instagram account he shares with Kate Middleton, @dukeandduchessofcambridge. In addition to announcing that he will be hosting a Q&A tomorrow, he also asked fans and followers to send in any questions regarding the awards.
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge teamed up for a joint outing on Wednesday and paid a visit to the Heathland School in London to meet with children and hear their ideas on battling climate change in support of the duke’s Earthshot Prize endeavor. For the occasion, the duchess sported an emerald coat that has been a part of her wardrobe for almost a decade. She topped off her look with a light green sweater, black slacks and black heels.
- This week, Prince William was featured on an episode of the BBCNewscast podcast. During his visit, the 39-year-old royal took a moment to talk about Prince George’s recent experience picking up litter at school. “He was getting a bit confused and annoyed by the fact they went litter picking one day and then the very next day they did the same route, same time and pretty much all the same litter they picked up was back again,” Will said.
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