I’ve been ready for this day!
My sweet co-worker got me this card for the upcoming event.
Then last night, I couldn’t sleep.
My best friend (she doesn’t know it yet) went into labor. Luckily, the two photographers who saw her enter the hospital at 5:30 this morning respected her privacy and didn’t take any pictures of her or William.
The internet was fun during the day
My girl Aspring Kennedy was all over the action outside the hospital.
Then came the announcement over email
and then the posting at Buckingham Palace!
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:2 pm today.
Her Royal highness and her child are both doing well.
Delivered of a son? Oh, 1650, I’m glad you’re back. Kate had a baby boy!
Yes, I thought it was a boy but kind of hoped for a girl. They just changed the succession rules, so it was time to put them into action. Plus, after the the diamond jubilee year for the Queen, I thought it would be a nice touch to use the name Elizabeth, but I’m happy they’re doing well. This way, my niece can
will marry the prince! Hip, hip, hooray!
The Sun has has a great cover for tomorrow:
and William’s simple statement put tears in my eyes, “We couldn’t be happier.”
Congratulations to the Queen for celebrating the
60th anniversary of her coronation yesterday!
You see technically she became queen when her father passed,
but she waited a year and a half until her coronation.
How do I know all this?
Well, I just finished reading the Queen’s biography,
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith.
Obsessed? Why yes I am.
(I also have a deeper respect for Prince Philip.)
It just reminds me of how happy I was to
experience this trip last year with my mother.
I still get giddy thinking how fun this was
and how exciting it was to be part of history!
Congratulations to Her Majesty!
And if you’re in need of more royal-ness,
a Swedish princess is marrying an American this weekend!
I was a little premature thinking America was ready right after the Royal Wedding.
But maybe we’re ready now.
Hats are crossing the pond, my friends!
Maybe not as fun as Philip Treacy, but I walked into Charming Charlie’s the other day and was so excited to see that they were everywhere.
I fancied this one!
They were all about $50 so I didn’t come home with one (yet) but a good price for the Derby or Ascot or a wedding.
And they had some fascinators! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a pillbox hat.I only wish I had known before the Lady’s nuptials.
Do I need anything for Christmas?
No, definitely not.
But if you feel so inclined.
Earrings • Running Shirt • Laptop Case • Rain Jacket • Powder Brush
Cooling Rack • Throw Blanket • Giant • French Rolling Pin • Power Saver • Boxwood Wreath • Tea Ball
For the dreams I have of living in Downton Abbey or becoming the Duchess of Cambridge
LK Bennett (no longer in stock) • Celebrate by Pippa Middleton (Brit edition) • Barbour Rain Jacket • Aquatalia Rhumba suede waterproof boots • Dressing the Queen by Angela Kelly • Philip Treacy hat • Le Chameau Wellies • Mulberry Bag • Fieldcoat
Jimmy Choos • Gilbert Blythe or Colin Firth or Hugh Grant or all three • DeBeers Diamond Studs • A puppy
However, before you start your Christmas shopping, register your card through Pure Charity. You can choose what charities your card supports. Some companies, like Target, already donate 1.5% of your purchase so now you can have a say in where that money goes.
It’s legit. Read about it all here and sign up here.
Feel free to buy something for me while you’re at it!
My best friend is expecting! (Thank you all for the congratulatory text messages, no joke by the way!)
I’ve been meaning to blog about it, but she asked me to keep it a secret since last week after she wore this fabulous tartan dress and I wasn’t sure when the rest of the world would know.
I do hate that that William is flashed with pictures when he tries to visit his wife in the hospital and even her parents outside their home. I hate that an Australian radio station impersonated the Queen and was able to find out information on her condition. I refuse to go to websites with paparazzi pictures.
I just want my girl to get better.
Then, I’ll start planning her shower.
In the meantime, Twitter is awfully entertaining!