Prince William and Kate Visit America

Prince William and Kate Visit America

Prince William and Kate are Coming to America

The British are coming! The British are coming!

And many Americans can’t wait, as a matter of fact thousands of us watched these two tie the knot earlier this year.

Their trip to Canada and America has become all the talk.

Thinks people are talking about:

  • Are the Beckhans going to let them stay at their place? - My answer or question to this…. Why? They can stay anywhere they want to stay. Pick a plush hotel and stay there. If the Beckhams want to host a dinner or something that’s ok, but please don’t stay there.
  • How many parties are going to be thrown for them?
  • Who are they going to bring with them?

Now I have no idea why anyone would care about this stuff but people do.
Well people know longer have to speculate because today we found out, as their official itinerary has been revealed for their eight-city Canadian and U.S. extravaganza.

This is the third time Prince William has visited Canada and the first time Kate has been to either Canada or the U.S.

The theme of their 2011 Royal Tour According to Clarence House is "'Moving Forward Together,' from past accomplishments to current service to future achievements."

What? you don’t give a name and theme to all of the vacations you take?

Anyway, there will be a more detailed itinerary available closer to the trip. However you can get an idea of where they are going to be so you can mark your calendars.

You can get a look at the UK’s new couple, the Duke and Duchess here:
  • June 30-July 2: National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec)
  • July 2: Montreal
  • July 3: Quebec City
  • July 3-4: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • July 4: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
  • July 4-6: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • July 6-8: Calgary, Alberta
  • July 8-10: Los Angeles

They will also appear at the Canada Day celebrations in the capital Ottawa on July 1.

Other Cities they will visit:
  • Gatineau
  • Quebec City
  • Montreal
  • Summerside on Prince Edward Island

Almost everyone who is following the couple knows that they are planning on a three-day visit to Southern California from July 8-10.

This comes on the heels of their trip to Canada.

It is being said that the entourage is being kept down to an absolute minimum so as not to overwhelm Kate, the duchess.

They will only be accompanied by seven staff members:

  • Kate's hairdresser James Pryce
  • A private press secretary
  • Assistant private secretary
  • Two more press secretaries
  • Prince Charles ' press secretary
  • Also an adviser and aide to the couple, Sir David Manning

Here’s a much closer look at Prince William and Kate Middletons trip to the U.S:

  • Friday, July 8: In the early evening the royal young couple land at LAX and head right to the Beverly Hilton for a reception in support of United Kingdom Trade and Investment.
    Then go to the home of the government appointee who looks after British business interests and start-ups overseas for an evening reception with the Consular-General.
  • Saturday, July 9: Prince William and Kate will visit Santa Barbara where Prince William will plays in a charity polo match to benefit the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Kate will have the honor of presenting the winning team's captain with the trophy.
They will return to Los Angeles in the evening for a black-tie dinner and reception at the newly-reopened Belasco Theatre downtown.

Since the event is being held by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, it is expected a red carpet filled with the best and brightest thesps from England.
It’s an evening that Nigel Lythgoe chairman of the BAFTA L.A. describs as "very special."

The event, which serves as the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch evening, will spotlight British talent from the worlds of:

  • film
  • television
  • video games

There were only 42 up-and-coming Brits, selected by a BAFTA panel, will be chosen to meet with the royals and mingle with the rest of the Hollywood elite. This event is being put on as a joint venture with the British Consulate-General.

So who do you think will make the luck 42? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
  • Sunday, July 10: The couple will get some private time before heading out to the heart of L.A.'s Skid Row to the Inner-City Arts School.

Prince William and Kate will make one final stop before heading back home. They will be stopping in Culver City for a visit to Sony Studios to attend the Service Nation - Mission Serve job fair being put on for veterans.

America will be the final stop for Prince William and Kate during there trip to North America.

They will spend this part of their trip in Los Angeles and the surrounding area on a three-day official visit supporting Britain's interests in the US.

Prince William & Kate Looking to Hire a Housekeeper-Dresser

Prince William & Kate Looking to Hire a Housekeeper-Dresser

Prince William & Kate Looking to Hire a Housekeeper-Dresser
Prince William & Kate Looking to Hire a Housekeeper-Dresser

Prince William & Kate Looking to Hire a Housekeeper-Dresser

It is said that Prince William and his new wife Kate will have a combination housekeeper-dresser in their London home, at St. James's Palace.

They will be moving into their Kensington Palace quarters within the next month. Since the position has only been advertised internally at Buckingham Palace, the new staff member has not yet to be chosen.

The new staffer will periodically provide valet service for the duchess, "rather than helping her choose or buy clothes."

Those in the know made it clear that the dresser is not a stylist, and that Kate, 29, will continue to pick out her own clothes and dress herself.

The new couple also will not have a valet or butler as part of the "limited help" they foresee having in their household.

"The decision to take on one member of personal staff ties in with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's intention to move out of Clarence House, where they previously benefited from the help of the domestic staff." A palace source explains.

At present time William and Kate live without help in their main home in Anglesey, north Wales.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Invitation

Prince William and Kate Middleton Invitation

Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Invitation -Click Image To Enlarge-
Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Invitation

Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Invitation

About 1900 people were lucky enough to get an invitation to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

With its gold lettering and gilded edge, this stiff white card is decorated in gold writing and emblazed with a matching insignia of William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in whose name the invitation is sent.

This beautiful invitation is:

  • beveled
  • gilded
  • stamped with EIIR in gold which has then been burnished

Hmmm I wonder how much this would go for in Ebay?

The invitation for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton went out to some of the best-connected people around the world, from kings to charity leaders, to close family and university friends, old schoolmates and prime ministers around the world.

The edges of the card – which is about 8 in. by 6 in. – are beveled and then gilded.

The invitation says those invited are supposed to wear a:

  • uniform
  • morning coat
  • lounge suit

Did you get yours? Got mine… no sir, oh well, it appears that the Duchess of York Sarah Furgeson who just so happens to be William's aunt didn’t get one either :P

It has been said that she was caught soliciting bribes for access to the royal family.

Classic and elegant, the black text on the invitation – which has been issued in the name of the Queen – reads:

‘The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen to invite. . . to the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G., with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29th April, 2011 at 11.00am.

‘A reply is requested to State Invitations Secretary, Lord Chamberlain’s Office, Buckingham Palace.'

Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Invitation -Click Image To Enlarge-
Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Invitation

Although gentlemen are required to wear uniform, morning coat or lounge suit, there is no dress code for female guests, although ladies will be required to wear a hat for the wedding service.

The Prince’s official residence Clarence House has confirmed that over 50 members of the Royal Family received an invitation as well as 40 members of foreign royalty.

Also invited are more than 200 members of the:

  • British Government
  • Parliament
  • Diplomatic corps

Also in attendance will be:

  • The Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Leader of the Opposition
  • Key members of the Cabinet
  • Also 60 governors-general
  • Commonwealth prime ministers
  • Around 80 guests from the charities and organizations which William is patron

Although there will be 1900 guest at the wedding ceremony, only 600 guests have been invited to attend the wedding breakfast hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace following the ceremony.

The Queen, who made a state visit to Oman and Abu Dhabi last year, believes the wedding invitations will be good for diplomatic relations between Britain and the Middle East.

There also will be an evening reception at Buckingham Palace which Prince William and Kate have invited 300 family and friends

Prince William and Kate Middleton Charitable Night Out

Prince William and Kate Middleton Charitable Night Out

Prince William and Kate Middleton Charitable Night Out
Prince William and Kate Middleton Charitable Night Out

Prince William and Kate Middleton Charitable Night Out

As cameras flashed, Kate Middleton aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge went out for the first time as the princess on June 8 2011.

Kate and her husband, Prince William, both attended a glamorous London fundraiser.

Wearing a beautiful floor-length blush organza Jenny Packham gown Kate got out of her blue Jaguar at the 10th annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) gala dinner.

As she stopped for pictures in the purple-carpeted steps she smiled as her handsome prince placed a guiding hand on her back.

Not Far From Home

Just a stone's throw from Kensington Palace, where the newlyweds plan to get an apartment as their London home, is Perks Field where the children's charity benefit took place in a custom-made marquee.

Arpad Busson the founder of ARK was delighted that the royal couple was the evening's guests of honor.

Busson said that William and Kate, "bridge the generations." "We need to get young philanthropists involved with us.” He continued. “They could not have been a better choice."

In a statement the palace said “William and Prince Harry's foundation and ARK share a common vision and commitment to transform the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.K. and around the world,"

Prince William and Kate set across from each other at a 25-seat table which also set:

  • Tom Ford
  • Jemima Khan
  • Prince Pavlos of Greece
  • Princess Marie-Chantal
  • Countess von Bismarck

Kate was asked as her and William separated to meet different groups, "Where's your husband?" by curious guests. She replied with a lovely smile "We always get split up at these things."

Prince William and Kate Will Visit Canada and America

Prince William and Kate Middleton Prince William and Kate will visit Canada in June and July 2011. During their 11-day tour they will experience "the diversity, vibrancy of Canada, its geography and people," says a source at St. James's Palace.

Those close to the royal couple say the trip is a "most significant moment, because it's their first royal tour." The full schedule will not be available until mid-June,

Their Canadian tour looks like this:
  • June 30-July 2: The National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec)
  • July 2: Montreal
  • July 3: Quebec City
  • July 3-4: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • July 4: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
  • July 4-6: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • July 6-8: Calgary, Alberta
Although they will fly to Los Angeles on July 8, interaction with the stars is being downplayed. "The couple view this as a working visit, not as an opportunity for them to meet celebrities," the palace source says. They'll be promoting Britain through "the prism of their own interests."

Although one aide spoke about the expanse of their trip saying "They want to keep their entourage to a minimum." some press reports say the duchess will require at least 40 different outfit changes en route,

Princess Kate Middleton Seasoned royal writer Judy Wade, a veteran of many tours with the Windsors, says, "Kate is aware of the recession and cutbacks that people are facing, and will not want to be seen to be extravagant.

However she realizes that she cannot be in the public eye and be a fully-fledged royal without help with a dresser or someone like that."

A source says that the 28 year old Prince William wants to "get to know Canada better," and his wife Kate who is 29, will be visiting Canada for the first time.

"Canada is very much part of her family's story," says the source. Peter Middleton, her grandfather was stationed there during World War II, serving as a trainee bomber pilot near Calgary.

Will and Kates Second Day in Canada

Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit Canada
On the second day of their first official overseas trip the royal couple took part in Canada Day celebrations on Friday July 1, 2011.

Tens of thousands lined the streets of the Canadian capital and cheered as they tried to get a glimpse of the royal couple as they were shown around by Canadian leaders.

They were welcomed to an afternoon program at Parliament Hill by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who welcomed them as "the world's most famous newlyweds" he also said they represent "our unbreakable link with our past and our unqualified optimism for the future."

Longed cheers and chants of "Will and Kate, Will and Kate." came from the large crowd many of whom wore Canada's red and white colors and crowns on their heads.

As he did the day before William spoke in both French and English about his and Kates family ties to Canada.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit Canada
Will also said that Kate learned about Canada from her late grandfather, "who held this country dear to his heart for he trained in Alberta as a young pilot during the Second World War."

He spoke of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, he said, "has asked me to convey her warmest good wishes to the people of Canada, and her happy and abiding memories of being on Parliament Hill with the Duke of Edinburgh one year ago."

Prince William drew a loud cheer from the crowd when he referred to his grandmother as "the Queen of Canada." She is still Canada's head of state. He also said that the she was watching their Canada tour with interest.

Kate was impressively attractive wearing the same dress she wore for the couple's official engagement portrait last year, a cream dress by the London designer Reiss, a brilliant red hat topped with a maple leaf and the Queen's Maple Leaf brooch which Queen Elizabeth loaned Kate for the tour. The brooch was first worn by the then-Princess Elizabeth on her first visit to Canada back in 1951.

Prince William wore a blue suit, light blue colored shirt and a red tie.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit Canada
There was an estimated 300,000 people gathered to watch the Canada Day show around Parliament Hill. Teh show included a 21-gun salute and military plane flyovers.

Kate mouthed "that scared me" as she put her hand to her heart When two F-18's did a flyby.

Before departing for Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, Will and Kate formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent some time with newly minted Canadians at a citizenship ceremony by giving out flags and shaking hands.

At the Canadian Museum of Civilization hundreds of raucous spectators cheered as the royal couple emerged from their motorcade on Friday 7-1-11.

The Cheering spectators drowned out a handful of protesters who oppose requiring Canadian citizens to pledge allegiance to the Queen. The crowd began singing renditions of "O Canada" and "God Save the Queen".

They then witnessed 25 people from 14 countries became Canadian citizens after which they handed out red and white maple leaf flags to the newly minted Canadians, then participated in a reception for the new citizens and their families.

William and Kate also posted a message to Canadian forces on their royal office's website.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit Canada
"It is with a deep sense of pride and admiration that we send our best wishes to all members of the Canadian Forces, whether based here at home in Canada or on active service in various parts of the world," they wrote. "We join with all Canadians gathered here on Parliament Hill in thanking you for your extraordinary commitment and contribution to the cause of peace...Godspeed your safe return to your family, your friends and to Canada."

The royal couple Canadian tour began their Thursday June 30, 2011 with them placing a wreath at Canada's National War Memorial.

An excited crowd showered them with Canadian love, flowers and gifts. Will and Kate later attended a reception for young Canadians. Although it was suppose to be an outside barbecue, it was moved indoors because due to rain.

The duke and duchess changed into more casual clothing for the event. William wore an open-necked blue shirt and khakis, while Kate wore a black and white dress wrap dress by Issa decorated with a pattern of birds - the same dress she wore upon arriving to London's Goring Hotel the night on the eve of her wedding day - paired with wedge sandals.

Their nine-day tour will end on July 8, after which the couple will travel on to the United States for a brief stay in the Los Angeles area.