Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Confirmed: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Are Expecting A Baby!
Earlier this morning ahead of the official start of The Duke and Duchess’s first international tour as a married couple Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the Spring of 2019. You can read their announcement below:
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.
Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.
Members of the Royal Family were reportedly notified at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday and are “delighted”. Meghan’s mom Doria has also been told the happy news and “…looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild”. As for Meghan’s health, it’s reported that she’s “feeling well” and has had her 12 week scan. There will also be no change in the tour schedule. The Duke and Duchess will still travel to Fiji and Tonga next week despite FCO advice that pregnant women should not travel to the region because of its moderate Zika risk. A spokesperson said “they had sought medical advice and decided to go ahead with their plans.”
Simply Meghan Markle would like to wish Their Royal Highnesses nothing but the best during this exciting time!
It’s Sunday night here in the states as well as other places in the world, but it’s early Monday morning in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down at Sydney Airport around 7 am (Sydney, Australia time) on a commercial Qantas flight. The duo were whisked away quickly and driven to Admiralty House where they will be staying while in Sydney. The couple will be spending the day relaxing and prepping for the busy days ahead. Meghan seems to be hard at work preparing for all of the upcoming meetings and engagements, as you can see from the purple binders she’s holding. Official engagements won’t start until October 16 (Sydney, Australia time). You can check out tomorrow’s schedule below.
I have added 4 high quality photos to the gallery. More will be added at a later time. Enjoy!
Tuesday October 16, 2018 – Day 1 – Sydney Australia
Official Welcoming – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will begin the tour with an official welcoming reception at Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove. Representatives from each of the eighteen countries who are participating in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be present.
Taronga Zoo – The Duke and Duchess will then travel to Taronga Zoo to officially open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. The visit will also be attended by the New South Wales (NSW) Premier, The Duke and Duchess will meet two koalas and their joeys that are part of the Zoo’s breeding programme, and visit the laboratory to meet female conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.
Sydney Opera House – To depart the Zoo, The Duke and Duchess will travel by vessel across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. Once inside, Their Royal Highnesses will view a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company. Upon departure, walking along the Opera House forecourt, The Duke and Duchess will have an opportunity to meet members of the public.
Evening Reception – The first day of the visit will conclude with a Reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House, to be attended by Australians from a broad range of sectors including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, sport and entertainment.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Photos: October 12 – The Wedding Of Princess Eugenie Of York And Mr. Jack Brooksbank
Today, (October 12, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Windor Castle for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and her new husband Mr. Jack Brooksbank. After the ceremony the Royals waved them off as they started their carriage procession. The reception was held at the Yorks’ home afterwards.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Queen of the World, Episode 1
No monarch in history has seen as much of the world or its people. Now, with privileged access to the Queen, her family and her residences for more than a year, this landmark series offers a unique insight into the Queen’s role as our first global monarch.
An unprecedented and exclusive portrait of the longest-serving and most respected head of state in the world in 2018.
In this part of the documentary, Duchess Meghan talks about her wedding dress and upcoming work with the Commonwealth.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Photos: The Duchess of Sussex Opens ‘Oceania’ At The Royal Academy Of Arts
Today, September 25, 2018, The Duchess of Sussex went on her first solo engagement since becoming the newest member of the Royal Family when she opened the new exhibition ‘Oceania’ at The Royal Academy Of Arts. The ‘Oceania’ exhibition features art from New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Australia – all countries Harry and Meghan will visit in October. During her visit she spoke to some of the artists as well as descendants linked to the works on display.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on The Duchess of Sussex Hosts ‘Together’ Cookbook Launch
The Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland hosted a reception at Kensington Palace in London in honor of the release of her first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. A cookbook entitled ‘Together’: Our Community Cookbook featuring recipes from a group of women from The Hubb Community Kitchen affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on The Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together.
Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Kitchen’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.
The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.
The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.
In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…
“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”
“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”
Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.
“But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”
The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Photos: September 04 – The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend The WellChild Awards
Today, (September 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The WellChild Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, England. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. The Duke of Sussex has been Patron of WellChild since 2007. Tonight, the pair met with the winners of the awards and their families as well as other guests during a pre-ceremony reception. During the event Prince Harry presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child and delivered a powerful speech which you can read here. Afterwards The Duke and Duchess posed for official photos. I have added 131 high quality photos to the gallery, be sure to check them out!
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Photos: August 04 – The Wedding Of Charlie Van Straubenzee And Daisy Jenks
First of foremost, Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle! Today Meghan turns 37! Secondly, today (August 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee And Daisy Jenks in Surrey. Prince Harry was the best man for his longtime friend. This may be one of the few times if not the last time we see Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan this month as the royals usual take the month of August off from Royal duties before they resume in September. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery, with special thanks to Holly at Evan-Peters.Com for some of the photos! Enjoy!
Posted on Author KierraComments Off on Photos: July 17 – The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition
Today, (July 17, 2018) The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visited The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre in London, England. During their visit they viewed some of the items in the exhibit, including the Robben Island Bible, which was actually a copy of Shakespeare plays disguised as a Bible. They also had the great pleasure of meeting Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela and Paul and Adelaide Joseph, Anti-Apartheld activist and close friends of Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie Mandela. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
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