Royals Rumblings - News for April 1, 2016
Prince William saved a tree surgeon knocked unconscious this week, although without being recognized.
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Jim said he even joked he hoped William wasn't flying the chopper. "It wasn't until they were actually loading me into the helicopter and I said 'Willsy better not be flying this thing' and he turned around and said 'Oh, I've been holding your head for the last thirty minutes' that it clicked," said Jim. "And then I said, 'Oh you better come and see me later'."
Will Prince Charles ever become King?
Constitutionally, there is nothing to prevent the Queen, who became Britain's longest-reigning monarch last September, from stepping down. Edward VIII infamously abdicated in 1936, in order to marry US divorcee Wallis Simpson, upon which the Queen's father became George VI.
If the Queen were to relinquish her position, she would follow Juan Carlos of Spain, who abdicated in June 2014, as well as the last three queens of the Netherlands, who all stepped aside in their seventies to allow their children to succeed them. However, those close to the monarch say that she would never consider giving up her crown.
"She's not staying on because of any concern about [Charles's] abilities as a king," says Sarah Bradford, the author of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times. "The Queen simply feels she must do her duty and she's never even contemplated abdication."
Prince Williama and Kate Middleton will soon embark on their trip to India, so who will be part of their entourage?
Natasha Archer or Tash as she is fondly called in royal circles will also be there in the entourage. She is the person behind the Duchess’ chic and impeccable style. She was appointed Kate’s stylist shortly after the royal announced her second pregnancy. Tash accompanied Kate during her official tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Since the time she was appointed as Kate’s stylist, she has been upping the "it factor" of her wardrobe. She has encouraged the Duchess to experiment a bit more with her outfits. Kate and William private secretarqwies – Rebecca Deacon and Miguel Head will also accompany them to the visit. Rebecca is Kate’s right-hand woman and plays a central role in the royal A-team. She started working with the royals in 2007, is a trusted figure and adviser and also a close friend of the Duchess. Rebecca organizes Kate’s work diary and regularly accompanies her on official tours.
Here is their Royal Itinerary while in India.
Prince Charles talks about the importance of family as the Queen Mum turns 90.
Prince Harry says he hopes his mother is watching down on her children, proud of their accomplishments.
Is a lonely Kate Middleton trying to win back Prince William's heart?
The Army aces who flew with Prince Harry may quit over a plan to pull back pay.
The National Living Wage comes into force.
Brits will be the fattest people in Europe by 2025.
Should Wayne Rooney start ahead of Jamie Vardy at Euro 2016?
Your song of the day is The Sex Pistols with "God Save the Queen."