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The British Royals: Quotes on Being the Sovereign of the United Kingdom

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Prince George’s Birthday Party.

A guest list fit for a prince! The Queen joins Harry, Zara and Kate at Kensington Palace for George’s first birthday party (and Granny Middleton is there too)

The cake was iced, the sandwiches made and the balloons blown up and hanging from the ceiling. All that was needed was the guests and with Prince George the birthday boy, they were never going to be ordinary.

The most important guest was his great-grandmother, the Queen, who could be seen perched in the back seat of her car as she was driven through the gates of Kensington Palace in London, and spent 50 minutes with her great-grandson.

Looking summery in a floral patterned dress and her trademark pearls with bright red lipstick, the Queen looked delighted to be attending - and even got her car to slow down as it drove past the cheering crowds that lined the route to the palace. 

Earlier in the day Kate, accompanied by her nanny, Maria Borallo, and a police protection officer, drove George to Buckingham Palace so the little prince could see his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, who was unable to attend the party due to work commitments.

Arriving at around 11am, they spent an hour at the Queen’s official residence and as they were inside the band of the Irish Guards played a tuneful rendition of Happy Birthday in honour of George’s big day.

The little prince’s doting grandfather Prince Charles, who also missed Prince William’s first birthday as he and his then wife, Princess Diana, were on tour in Canada, was also away, this time in Scotland on official duties.

But he looked delighted after being given a large cuddly toy red squirrel to take home to his grandson as he visited a Perthshire estate.

The first guests to arrive were Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, who drove in through the palace gates shortly after 3pm in matching Range Rovers.

Despite being thought to have organised the party, there was no hint as to whether Carole had brought along a few bits and bobs from Party Pieces, her online partyware store, to make the afternoon go with a swing.

Shortly afterwards another of the godparents, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, arrived on foot clutching a large rectangular-shaped present, wrapped in brightly coloured paper. 

Jamie LP, as he is known in royal circles, is one of William’s most trusted and long-serving aides. Although he recently retired from his role as Principal Private Secretary to William, Kate and Harry, the former army officer was immediately re-appointed as William’s ‘Extra Equerry’, so trusted is his counsel.

Other godparents to arrive included Emilia d’Erlanger, one of Kate’s closest friends from her days at Marlborough College, and William van Cutsem, a childhood friend of the prince.

Julia Samuel, a confidante of William’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and another of George’s god-parents, was also driven in by car.

Heads turned as Kate’s heavily-bearded brother, James Middleton, zipped in driving a £60,000 convertible F-type Jaguar, while Aunty Pippa was dropped off in a black taxi. 

The Queen’s grand-daughter and William’s cousin, Zara Philips, fresh from competing in an equestrian event on the continent, was among the last to arrive and drove in with her husband, Mike Tindall.

Godmother Zara laughed and smiled at the waiting crowds as they roared past. Although she could not be seen, it is believed the couple’s own baby daughter, Mia, was in the back of their car.

According to palace sources, Uncle Prince Harry – sure to be the life and soul of even a children’s tea party – strolled over from his cottage in the palace grounds to join in the fun.

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(Source: ravishingtheroyals, via regally-royal)

Queen Elizabeth’s Favorite Horse Estimate Is The Lindsay Lohan Of Horses

Queen Elizabeth quietly entered the royal stables. She smiled to herself when she saw her least favorite horse, the one who reminded her of Camilla Parker-Bowles. “Not that nag again,” she whispered to herself. The Queen made her way to her favorite horse, Estimate. “People always wonder what’s in my pocketbook,” she muttered, whipping out a morphine vial and a syringe. “If they only knew…”

I’m not saying it happened that way. I’m also not NOT saying it happened that way. All I know is that the Queen’s award-winning horse is on drugs. And Estimate the Horse has been seen at the Chiltern Firehouse with Lindsay Lohan. You figure it out.

A scandal in the royal stable! Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner owned by Queen Elizabeth II, tested positive for morphine during a recent round of drug-testing, Buckingham Palace confirmed Tuesday.

“On Thursday July 17 the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced that a number of post-race samples, obtained from recent race meetings, had been found to indicate the presence of morphine, which is a prohibited substance on race days,” John Warren, the queen’s bloodstock and racing advisor, said in a statement. “Five horses, under the care of various trainers, were affected.

“I can confirm that one of those horses was Estimate, the five year-old filly trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by The Queen. Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product.”

So what happens now?!

“Sir Michael is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables,” Warren continued. “As the BHA investigates this matter, including potential links between the different cases, Sir Michael continues to offer his full co-operation. There will be no further comment until the BHA announces its considered findings. Her Majesty has been informed of the situation.”

This matter must hit close to the queen’s heart as well as close to home. At 88 she still enjoys her daily horseback rides and loves a day at the races. She even made sure to be back from her D-Day commemoration trip to Paris in time to be in Surrey for the Epsom Derby on June 7.
The monarch was in the royal box to see Camelot make history in 2012, smack in the middle of her Diamond Jubilee celebration weekend, and at the time had only missed the Derby twice in her 60-year reign.

She was all smiles a year ago when she accepted the trophy won by Estimate, the 22nd Ascot win overall by one of her horses but her first Gold Cup.

“It’s a great honor to win for Her Majesty the Queen,” Stoute said at the time, “We know how much she loves this game.”

[From E! News]

The Queen’s victory was made of lies!!! Estimate has been snorting everything. Estimate might check into the Bette Ford Clinic, but right now Estimate is partying on a sheik’s yacht off the coast of Italy. Estimate knows he has a problem and he’s going to change. Oprah offered Estimate his own OWN show about his rehab. Charlie Sheen keeps calling because Estimate has all the best drug connections.

Anyway, I feel sorry for Estimate. Do you think the trainer was doing the dosing? Is some kind of conspiracy afoot?

Prince George Got To Spend 50 Minutes With The Queen For His First Birthday

Prince George had a huge birthday yesterday. He got to spend time with almost all of his family and he got lots and lots of weird and wonderful gifts. Alas, I do not think anyone presented him with rabbit, bilby or guinea pig, but that’s just as well because George would have killed it within seconds. According to the Daily Mail, George’s birthday celebrations started at Buckingham Palace, where Kate brought George around to see his great-grandfather Prince Philip. Philip was not able to attend the Kensington Palace party later in the day, so Kate and George chilled out in Buckingham Palace for an hour, watching the Queen’s Guard play “Happy Birthday.” The nanny was along for the visit too.

Then Kate and George returned to KP and in the afternoon, the extended family came by. You can see the arrival photos here. The guest list included: the Queen, Carole and Michael Middleton (“who drove in through the palace gates shortly after 3pm in matching Range Rovers”), Pippa (she was “dropped off in a black taxi”), James Middleton (“zipped in driving a £60,000 convertible F-type Jaguar”), Zara Phillips and Prince Harry. Plus, some of George’s godparents. Prince Charles and Camilla did not make it because they were working.

Prince George had a party fit for a king on Tuesday. Celebrated by his grandparents, godparents and, to top it off, his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth – as well as uncle Prince Harry – the royal infant marked his first birthday in style at the Kensington Palace home of his parents, William and Kate. Guests had all arrived by 4 p.m. London time when the Queen was whisked in from Kensington High Street’s entrance.

Those waiting for her inside the newly refurbished home were grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton and their children, Pippa and James, and godparents Zara and Mike Phillips and their daughter Mia, along with Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton and Emilia Jardine-Paterson.

George’s other grandparents, Prince Charles and Camilla, were away this week, visiting Scotland.

As for what was served, besides birthday cake, speculation ran high that there would be “Jam Pennies” – light jelly-filled sandwiches cut to the size of old penny pieces that were favored by the Queen when she was a baby and copied by royal kitchens ever since, according to chef Darren McGrady.

Another possibility were tiny egg sandwiches. “We would cut them into horse shapes or animal shapes. Even at the younger age the kids associated more with the looks than the taste,” McGrady told PEOPLE. “And we would add berries, like fresh strawberries to the table.”

Not that George has ever been short of gifts, but some guests were seen arriving with shiny presents. For her part, the Queen remained at the party for 50 minutes.

[From People]

The Queen stayed 50 minutes? That would be about 45 minutes longer than I would be able to stay at a baby’s birthday party especially if there was no f–king cake for the adults (what the hell?!). I don’t imagine this would have been an enormously fun party, although I probably would have been able to spend a breezy 50 minutes just watching Carole Middleton try to engage Her Majesty in casual conversation. The Queen probably shut it down quickly. But yeah, it would be worth it just to see those two interact.

You can read more about some of George’s birthday presents here. I hope somebody brought him more butterflies to kill.