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The British Royal Family Released The Cutest Christmas Photo46s

The British Royal Family Released The Cutest Christmas Photo

The British royal family has presented another adorable family Christmas cards this year. The 2017 holiday card features Kate Middleton and Prince William glowing with their cute brood, dressed in shades of pale blue. It is amazing how Princess Charlotte looks more and more like her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth! She is one lady in style! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a new family photograph they will feature on their annual Christmas card. Kensington Palace’s image features the royal couple, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, along with their two children, four-year-old son George, and two-year-old daughter Charlotte. The photograph was taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson and shows the royal couple standing side by side and smiling. Prince George stands in front of his father, with William’s hands on his shoulders, while Princess Charlotte is smirking in front of her mother. Adorable little family! Alongside the release of the photograph, the family also revealed which preschool Princess Charlotte will be attending next year. It regards Willcocks Nursery School that released a statement saying, "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January." The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced in September they were expecting their third child. This happy couple is anxious to spread their family and welcome as many children as they can possibly can. Third one is the charm, they say. The new baby is due in April and their new bundle of joy pushes uncle Prince Harry, who recently became engaged to the American actress Meghan Markle, to sixth in line to the throne, to follow their steps into the baby business.

Official Photos Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Engagement 1m07s

Official Photos Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Engagement

Prince Harry, whose formal title is Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales - will marry famous actress Meghan Markle on May 19, as per the official announcement from Kensington Palace. The date is a Saturday, which is a bit unusual for British royalty since all the royal weddings take place on a weekday. However, this power couple showed several times, they aren't very keen on tradition . There have obviously been many speculations about the details surrounding the royal wedding, but one thing is for sure: Prince George and little Princess Charlotte will be playing part in the nuptials that will take place in the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May. And as for the gorgeous engagement photos, they were shot by fashion and royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski. In the first photo, Meghan is leaning into her fiancé and wearing a black ball gown embroidered with amazing intricate details from the fall Ralph & Russo couture collection. In an Instagram post, the official Kensington profile wrote: "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release this official portrait photograph to mark their engagement." The second photograph is even more endearing and it shows the lovebirds nuzzled into one another, and the black and white effect just makes it even more beautiful. The third photo features the pair casually strolling through the grounds of Windsor Castle while holding hands. This was their way of showing how thankful they are to all their fans and well-wishers. They look stunning, don't they? The royal wedding is of great interest to the world community. Representatives of the royal family honor the traditions that have been observed for many decades. According to the Royal Marriage Act of 1772, members of the royal family had to obtain the written consent of the ruling monarch as the official validation of the marriage. In 2013, this rule was abolished. According to the Law of Succession (2013), only the first six successors of the throne must receive permission from the ruling monarch to marry. If the marriage takes place contrary to the decision, a member of the royal family is deprived of the right to claim the throne. According to the Act of Succession of 1701, members of the royal family were allowed to marry only with representatives of the Anglican faith (the monarch is the head of the Anglican Church). After the change in the rules of succession in 2013, the future monarchs were allowed to marry Catholics. The process begins with the announcement of the engagement. Future spouses hold a press conference and give a joint interview, where they talk about themselves. Traditionally, royal wedding ceremonies are performed by the most senior bishop of the church in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The bride and groom give each other vows from the Book of Common Prayers of 1662. During the wedding ceremony, members of the royal family should be on the right side, if the groom does not have royal blood, then the left. The ceremony is held in the morning. Members of the royal family, friends of newlyweds, leaders of other countries, representatives of the church and famous cultural figures are invited to attend. Traditionally, during the ceremony, the national anthem of Great Britain "God Save the King / Queen" is performed. After the ceremony, the wedding procession passes through the streets of Windsor. Newlyweds go in a horse-drawn carriage, followed by other family members in solemn carriages. The next stage is a wedding breakfast, where guests are invited to the ceremony. Serve light snacks and desserts. In the evening there is a second reception - a festive banquet for family members and close friends. The official wedding photos of the spouses, such as you saw in the video on the top of the page are incorporated in the official protocol. The founders of this tradition were King Edward VII and Queen Alexander. At the beginning of the 20th century, postcards with portraits of the members of the royal family were issued, which were cheered by the population. One of the main wedding traditions is the appearance of a couple on the balcony at the Buckingham Palace. If this is not royal enough, we dont know what is!

How George And Amal Clooney Fly With Their Six-Month-Old Twins1m05s

How George And Amal Clooney Fly With Their Six-Month-Old Twins

When George and Amal Clooney boarded a recent flight to London with their six-month-old twins, they came prepared. The couple handed out noise-cancelling headphones to everybody in first class, along with a note apologizing for any noise their children would make during the flight, People reported. Each pair brandished the logo of Casamigos, the tequila brand that George Clooney founded and recently sold. Quentin Tarantino wore the branded headphones during the flight, according to page six. However, “sources” on the flight told page six, the babies “didn’t make a peep”. Perhaps if they had, everybody in the cabin would have received a free shot of Casamigos. What are celebrity children but an opportunity for advertising? Celebrities or not, George Clooney and Amal Clooney were well-meaning parents handing out headphones to their fellow passengers to apologize for having their six-month-old twins , Ella and Alexander, on board. The considerate parents George, 56, and Amal, 39, surprised passengers on board with their fine gesture. Knowing that sometimes babies can get a little cranky, they gave all their fellow passengers headphones featuring the logo of the tequila brand Casamigos, co-founded by the fellow actor, using it as a fine way to advertise the product. Neat right? At this point, the Clooneys are pros at traveling with their children. A little less than a month after the twins were born, the family went on vacation to their house on Italy’s Lake Como.

Photo Of 15-Year-Old Meghan Markle At Buckingham Palace Proves Dreams Do Come True1m26s

Photo Of 15-Year-Old Meghan Markle At Buckingham Palace Proves Dreams Do Come True

She is the new public’s favorite at the Royal Palace. Meghan Markle has all makings to become the new Grace Kelly, a Hollywood actress on the path to become a royal princess! She might not look it, but Meghan Markle is living proof that royal dreams can become reality. Meghan and her now fiancé Prince Harry announced their royal engagement to the world, which caused fans everywhere to experience just a tinge of jealousy that it was happening to her and not them. Now, a photo has been published of teenage Meghan, showing that once upon a time, she was just like the rest of us - taking a tour of the Buckingham Palace like a regular tourist. The front page of the Daily Mail was graced with a photo of 15-year-old Meghan, sitting with her friend Ninaki Priddy outside the palace, waiting for a tour. Ninaki has presented herself as a “childhood best friend of Meghan”, saying how she is not shocked at all by the engagement. “It's like she has been planning this all her life,” she said. “She gets exactly what she wants and Harry has fallen for her play. She was always fascinated by the Royal Family. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0. She will play her role ably, but my advice to him is to tread cautiously.” Meghan, however, remembers things differently. In her joint interview with prince Harry for BBC, she said: "We talk about it now. Because I'm from the states you don't grow up with the same understanding of the Royal family, I now know there's a global interest in them...I didn't know much about him [before]." If she did, in fact, plan her royal engagement wince childhood, then all the kudos to her for making it happen! Prior to the wedding , Meghan will become a British citizen and be both baptized and confirmed in the Church of England, meaning she would have to be rather dedicated to the long-game of her plan. Royal fans are sharing two powerful photos of Meghan Markle - taken 22 years apart that prove "dreams do come true". In the first, 15-year-old Meghan sits on black painted railings outside Buckingham Palace. The grainy photograph shows Meghan in slip-on sandals and sunnies, smiling alongside a pal with her whole life ahead of her. In the second, she is a 36-year-old bride - marrying a prince in front of the whole world. Life is full of surprises. One day you're 15 and posing outside Buckingham Palace and 22 years later you're marrying the prince. What a love story - a true princess in waiting. Harry and Meghan were first introduced in London in July 2016 through mutual friends, but they did not start dating straight away. Meghan was still based in her adopted hometown of Toronto, where her US drama Suits is filmed. Prince Harry and Meghan got married in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture yesterday. The celebration, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions, has made history. And a love story is made all the better when it has a happy ending.

Here's Why Prince William Can’t Be Prince Harry’s ‘Best Man’1m06s

Here's Why Prince William Can’t Be Prince Harry’s ‘Best Man’

As the next royal wedding in the Buckingham Palace is approaching its date, more and more details and royal rules come out on the surface. Many of them still unknown for most of the people around the world, however we are about to get a glimpse of the fine details surrounding the big event. According to the royal tradition, Prince William can not be Prince Harry’s best man. It is not because the royal family’s rules say so, but because according to British tradition, there is no such thing as a “best man”. Instead, the best man or groomsmen get the official title of "supporters". Although this title seems to sound like a downgrade, the supporter’s role is a significant one. The groom’s supporter completes all the tasks that a best man usually does. However, Prince William most likely will serve as a de facto "best man" at his brother Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding . He will also be responsible of planning Harry’s stag weekend, the British version of a bachelor party. As for the next royal member, Meghan, same as the Duchess of Cambridge, she can choose to bring on a maid of honor. Kate Middleton chose her sister, Pippa Middleton, who had the honor of playing that role. Now, all that remains is to await Meghan’s decision and see who she is going to choose to escort her on the way to the altar. As lots of news websites say, one thing is for sure; Prince George and little Princess Charlotte will be playing part in the nuptials that will take place in the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May.

Here’s What You Can And Can’t Steal From Your Hotel Room1m30s

Here’s What You Can And Can’t Steal From Your Hotel Room

Every vacation, sadly, comes to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a little something home with you to help you remember it. For most of us, this means picking up a tiny souvenir from the gift shop, a small piece of jewelry, or a work of art to hang on our walls. But for the more rebellious ones, that little keepsake can be downright criminal. From the tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner to the comfy slippers and robes, hotels are filled to the brim with souvenirs just waiting for you to steal them. Amazingly, people will steal just about anything they can. Bathrobes, coat hangers, bed linen, mattress covers, towels, pillows, toilet-seat covers, pretty much everything there is in the hotel room. Sticky fingers? Ever wondered if those extra toiletries you stuffed in your suitcase could get you arrested for theft? You're not alone, people often wonder how much they are allowed to confiscate during their stay in a hotel room . But what we can we legitimately get away with and what's crossing the boundaries between holiday souvenir and plain theft of property? Hoteliers frequently don't mind if you take little things like toiletries. In fact, they're counting on it. Using them later could remind you of your stay and convince you to come back. So, if you really want to “steal” something, go for the little things that hotels are happy to share with you, like the soap you already used , or even a mug or a few coffee pods if you are feeling brave. Leave the sheets, artwork and electronics where they are because that is considered a crime, inform from the Metropolitan Police. Major hotels have a computer data base with a “no stay list” filled with previous patrons who have stolen one too many coffee mugs and are no longer welcome to book a stay. Actually, hotel chains are happy to share their customer intel with others. The extensive databases of individual hotels’ blacklists are being systematically centralized.

Bird Strike On Flight To Miami Leaves Bird Stuck To Nose Of The Plane1m09s

Bird Strike On Flight To Miami Leaves Bird Stuck To Nose Of The Plane

You know those scenes in movies when planes fly close to a flock of birds in the air and they kind of smack themselves all across the windshield? It looks too bizarre to be true, but it is a fact of life. One such instance happened during a flight recently and it did not end happily for the creature. American Airlines Flight 1498 from Mexico City was on its way to Miami around 11 a.m. local time on November 14, when a bird slammed into the nose of the plane . Bird strikes are not uncommon, however what made this instance unique was that the bird was left stuck to the plane for the rest of the flight, breaching the hull on the plane on impact. Birds can be a hazard for planes in flight, but this time it was the plane that posed a very serious hazard to a bird. The aircraft was able to land and taxi without any problems, and no injuries to passengers or crew were reported. Unfortunately, the bird did not survive. Local outlet ABC News 10 reported that an American Airlines employee called this particular bird strike is unusual. “It is true that we deal with bird strikes, that does happen," they said. “But never like this." After landing, animal services retrieved the bird from the plane, which was then taken in for repairs. The bird had punctured a hole in the nose cone on impact and its head got stuck inside. According to the FAA, there have been more than 160,000 bird strikes in the last 25 years, Miami's ABC 13 reported. Most of the time, they do not disrupt flights.

Actress Angelina Jolie Just Took Her Kids On A Life-Changing Trip52s

Actress Angelina Jolie Just Took Her Kids On A Life-Changing Trip

If there is one thing the world can’t get enough of, it’s all the small details about the life of Angelina Jolie. The famous Hollywood actress has been known to do a lot more than just acting, with numerous humanitarian activities and a filmmaking career being on her resume. She has started her acting career as a child, playing alongside her father, actor Jon Voight , so she is not new to the world of glamour and paparazzi, but the famous actress doesn’t let the fame define her. She has been infamous for her many visits to refugee camps and warzones and for her desire to help out as many children in need as possible. In fact, Jolie is a mother of six children , three of which have been adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia. They have been the apple of her eye ever since she laid eyes on them. She has been doting on them, trying to give them all the love and affection they could ever need, as well as showering them with the not so usual Hollywood gifts. One of those gifts was a visit to the Louvre. You might think that there is nothing special about it, but risking one’s security for the education and well-being of one’s children is a pretty mighty feat in Hollywood. Prior to their visit to the Louvre, the female part of the Jolie household went to a visit to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan, and amazingly it wasn’t their first time. So what do you think? Is it too early to make her children face the bad things in this world, or is it absolutely remarkable that she treats them like adults and nurtures their humanitarian aspirations from such a young age? Tell us more about what you think in the comments down below.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle May Have A Royal Baby Sooner Than You Think56s

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle May Have A Royal Baby Sooner Than You Think

Get ready Britain and America, there’s going to be a Royal wedding in the spring. The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. After the Queen met Meghan she said that she is quote “delighted for the couple and wishes them every happiness”. Even though the new royal couple has not even walked down the aisle yet, that does not stop the prince from thinking about his own future royal babies. Royal expert and author of "Harry: Life, Loss, and Love," Katie Nicholl, recently shared that Prince Harry is very keen on having children of his own very soon. "My sources are saying that Prince Harry, particularly, is very keen to start a family, pretty soon after the royal wedding," she said. "He's made no secret about wanting children." She also adds that the prince’s love for his niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George , really sealed the deal for him. "I think that moment [for Harry] really kicked in when his brother, Prince William, of course, settled down with Kate Middleton," Nicholl said. "That has definitely gotten Prince Harry pretty broody." But Prince Harry isn’t the only one smitten with the young prince and princess; Meghan is also very much in love with the two royal tots. "The reason he wanted Meghan to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte was so she could see that — this would be hopefully replicated by them, that they would go on to have children," Nicholl said. "That you marry into the royal family, but that doesn't mean you can't have a regular family with cute children, and here are George and Charlotte to show that that can happen. That was really important to him." Still, we don’t rule out the possibility that Meghan and Harry might eventually choose to be the “cool aunt and uncle” to the royal baby trio ! It should come to no surprise that the new royal couple will want to speed things up on expanding the royal bloodline. Multiple sources have told media that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s desire for tiny princes and princesses grew exponentially after the wedding. A source close to maghan told Us Weekly: “Having children is definitely a priority. She and Harry want to start a family right away—and she’ll start trying as soon as she can.” Another source did confirm this story, although their statement didn’t put so much accent on ASAP. Instead, this source confirms that both the Duke and the Duchess cannot wait to start their own family and soon, but they will not rush things. “They have a lot on their plate right now. But they both think that when the moment feels right, that will be the time to go for it. They’ll make fantastic parents,” finishes the statement. What we do know for sure is that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are enjoying their honeymoon right now. They are expected to make their appearance at the Queen's Trooping of the Colour official birthday parade on June 9. They also have a trip planned to Australia, where they will attend the Sydney Invictus Games, while the second half of the year is busy with other work engagements. Whether a pregnancy announcement will come before or after is left to be seen.

This Is Why You'll Never See Kate Middleton Take Off Her Coat42s

This Is Why You'll Never See Kate Middleton Take Off Her Coat

The gorgeous Duchess of Cambridge is well known for her distinct, polished, and truly regal fashion sense. Though it turns out, some of her looks may not be by choice. Apparently, there is an old-fashioned rule that states if the women of the royal family wear a coat in public, they may not take it off! According to Harper’s Bazaar, this is royal protocol. “When Kate turns up to an event wearing a coat (or a coat-dress, as she so often does), she won’t ever take it off while she's there. Even though she is most definitely wearing a chic dress underneath, taking off a coat is apparently an unladylike action and probably disrupts her outfit choice,” the magazine states. When she was traveling to Sweden and Norway, Kate showed off the chich she is so well known for with her buttoned-up array of coats. She wore a same black belted trench coat when she played hockey in Sweden, and a red and white houndstooth piece later on. Another thing that is on the royal protocol is nail polish, or rather specifically, no one of the royal ladies can be seen in public wearing a brightly-colored nail polish, as it is considered ungraceful. The same goes for wearing sheer pantyhose! Apparently, the Queen insists on the ladies being covered up! So it doesn’t matter if Kate becomes a sweaty mess underneath her coat. She certainly looks used to these guidelines, graceful as ever. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her impeccable style and incredible grace. When she visited the Great Ormond Street Hospital back in January, the public was stunned by the wonderful red coat that she wore. She was about 4 months pregnant with her third child at the time and did not disappoint with her effortless maternity style. The coat was in the color of a bright orange hue, with ruffle details on the sleeves, collar and pockets. Called the “Lena coat”, ladies who are stunned by the Duchess’s style could find it at UK retailer Boden, for a price of just $300. Kate Middleton’s wardrobe choices have seldom been the subject of public scrutiny, but when she attended the 2018 BAFTA awards with her husband, Prince William, she was criticized for the color of her dress. While the rest in attendance wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement, the Duchess wore a hunter green chiffon dress with a black sash. As a royal, however, Kate’s presence and clothing always makes a statement on behalf of Kensington Palace. Since every detail of her appearance is calculated, down to the last curl in her hair, we can safely assume that that same black sash around the Duchess’s waist was her nod to the Time’s Up and Mee Too movement, even though she was unable to fully commit to the look. What do you think? Was she wrongly accused or not?

Kate Middleton Just Went Grocery Shopping And Acted Like It Was Totally Normal58s

Kate Middleton Just Went Grocery Shopping And Acted Like It Was Totally Normal

Imagine going to your local grocery store to pick up a carton of eggs and milk for your breakfast, then you turn the aisle and you spot a member of the Royal family, casually going about her business. That is exactly what happened to shoppers at Waitrose a grocery store in the UK, when they spotted the Duchess of Cambridge in the fruit aisle. Kate Middleton might be one very busy woman, being a Duchess, helping her future sister-in-law plan her wedding and prepare for the upcoming birth of her third child. But we can’t seem to see her kicking her feet up, while her assistants run her errands. Apparently, it is not the Middleton way. Shoppers at Waitrose have spotted the Duchess picking up fresh fruits and veggies. Of course, she wasn’t dressed in sweatpants. Kate was all glammed up in black booties, black pants and one of her favorite Joseph coats. Still, she was very civil and kind to others in the store, offering kind “hello’s” to everyone who greeted the future Queen. Kate then used the self-checkout aisle to bag and pay for her goods, then went to her Range Rover with her security guard in tow and drove off. Shoppers have commented how seeing her do such mundane things was such a surreal experience. Knowing that Kate is on maternity leave from her official duties, we might actually see her do more of these “mundane things”. Though she may not have plenty of time to relax, since she will be back on official duty on May 19 to see her brother-in-law Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle .

This is Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Unique Honeymoon Destination Is the Perfect Choice1m11s

This is Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Unique Honeymoon Destination Is the Perfect Choice

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will walk down the aisle in a few short weeks. But the soon-to-be-newlyweds’ fun will really begin when they jet off on their honeymoon as they are likely looking forward to escaping all the public attention. So, a far-off destination makes sense to be on the list. Harry and Meghan have chosen to spend their first vacation together as husband and wife in Namibia. It’s easy to see why the couple decided to go there for their ultra-romantic honeymoon of their dreams. The southwester African nation of Namibia is filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Namibia is an ideal choice of destination for Meghan and Harry’s honeymoon because it has so many elements of travel that the pair have enjoyed together in the past: adventure, beautiful views, and an opportunity to commune with nature, be it on a safari tour or visiting Kaokoland, where they are rumored to be staying. The rumor has it that the royal pair may be staying at Natural Selection’s Hoanib Valley Camp, the country’s newest luxury camp. Visitors might check out the Sossusvlei sand and dunes which can be accessed by car and climbed by foot. Travelers can visit Kaokoland, which is home to the Himba tribe, one of the last nomadic tribes in Africa. You can also plan a flying safari over the Skeleton Coast for a bird’s-eye view of the dramatic landscape. Namibia is still part of the Commonwealth, so as a British royal, Harry’s choice makes sense. Prince Harry is no stranger to the rugged landscape of the desert terrain. In 2015, he took part in a three-month “dream job” exploring southern Africa, which included a five-day expedition in Namibia with the Save the Rhino Trust.

Check Out The Glorious Sight Of Flamingos On Lake Bogoria2m14s

Check Out The Glorious Sight Of Flamingos On Lake Bogoria

A stand, a colony, a regiment of pink flamboyance. What is it? A flock of flamingos in Lake Bogoria, Kenya. Such a sight! Pink, wading birds with their necks into the water. The most striking are the numbers in which they appear and their color. The word ‘flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese or Spanish language, from the word flamingo that literally means ‘flame-colored’. It is a feast for the eyes to see flamingos in such large numbers, however there is a reason for it - flamingos stay in large colonies on purpose – the large colonies are a precautionary measure against predators, and they are a favorable environment for breeding and growth of the young. So, not only beautiful, but they are also sociable birds. An interesting fact is that their color comes from their diet. Young flamingos hatch with greyish or light reddish feathers, but adults range from light pink to bright red depending on the plant plankton and beta-carotene obtained from their food supply. If you happen to be a bird lover and you enjoy bird-watching safaris, Lake Bogoria is the place to visit. It is an alkaline lake with natural steam jets, hot springs and geysers, having a natural reserve status since 1973. It is also widely known for the large flamingo colonies visiting the lake. They tend to arrive when the waters are low – around late August to early October, just before the short rains. When there, remember to take your camera, it is a breathtaking sight.

Kate Middleton Will Share Her Baby News Like A Cool Mom1m10s

Kate Middleton Will Share Her Baby News Like A Cool Mom

Kate and William expect to welcome <a href=" https://rumble.com/v3snvv-kate-middleton-debuts-baby-bump-no.-3-rare-people.html " target="_blank">their third child</a> to the family later this month. Some have suggested the couple's third little bundle might decide to gatecrash their wedding anniversary plans on April 29. Kate and William will celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary on April 29, after tying the knot in 2011. The British royal family is having a rather hectic spring.The entire Windsor crew is getting ready for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And William and Kate’s third royal baby is expected to come into the world any day now. He or she will be warmly welcomed by the world in the most millennial way ever: on Instagram. After delivery, Kensington Palace will follow strict protocol steeped in tradition, with a few new-age action items thrown in for good measure. First, Kate and Prince William will be given several hours of privacy to bond with their new little one. Then the queen will be notified, then an email will be sent out <a href=" https://rumble.com/v30gg2-kate-middleton-reveals-how-she-lost-the-baby-weight.html " target="_blank">revealing</a> the sex of the baby. After the email, an announcement will be posted to an easel providing more information such as the time of birth and the baby’s weight. To keep things cool and modern, the palace will share all of this detailed information on an Instagram and Twitter post, just like they did with Princess Charlotte. Mere hours after the birth is announced, William and Kate will be expected to exit out the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital where they will stand for a few moments to take photographs with the press before getting into their own car and driving home, likely to introduce the baby to his or her big brother and sister.

Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship In Record-Breaking Numbers1m08s

Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship In Record-Breaking Numbers

Americans are renouncing their citizenships in record breaking numbers. Since that start of the year more than 4,400 Americans have renounced their citizenship. In order to renounce their citizenship, a person must appear in an US embassy or consulate and sign a note in front of a diplomatic officer. Renunciation is irrevocable and once it has been relinquished, a person cannot re-obtain American citizenship. Renunciations have been on the increase ever since the government passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) in 2010. FACTA was passed in an effort to curb tax evasion , but has made it more difficult for Americans to open bank accounts abroad. The Act requires foreign financial institutions to report assets and financial information about U.S. citizens living and working abroad, to report their accounts or to withhold a 30% tax on them. Under this provision, a US citizen choosing to live abroad is obliged not only to pay American taxes but also the taxes in their selected country of residence. Instead, this measure has proven to be unproductive and forced people renunciate their citizenship for financial reasons. The Treasury Department reports state that 2011 was the first time that yearly renunciations surpassed the number of 1,000 citizens. This year the figures have more than quadrupled - 4,400.

Six Things Pilots Always Notice When They Travel As Passengers That You Don’t1m52s

Six Things Pilots Always Notice When They Travel As Passengers That You Don’t

For most of us, air travel is an opportunity to sleep, work, read, or watch a movie with fewer distractions than you'd find on the ground. However, for pilots and aviation experts this experience can be different. We talked to airline pilots to find out what they notice when they are flying in the main cabin. First thing that they notice is Ice accumulating. Planes are coated in materials to prevent ice from building up, but it lasts a limited amount of time. As weird as it may sound, they have an eye for detail. Next, they notice suspicious scents, because they can quickly hint at problems with the engine or fuel-storage systems. In addition, the angle from which light comes in from the window is also something aviation experts would notice. A sudden change in the angle of the light can be a sign that the pilot is changing course. When communication about delays occur many travelers don’t expect clear explanations, but aviation experts do and they should. Also, pilots can predict the timing of the plane’s landing routine before the announcement comes, and often put tray tables back in place first. Last but not least, they notice where emergency exits are located. Pilots know that in the event of a crash landing, you may not have the time to figure out where the exits are. While you’re struggling to find which seat is closest to that hatch, pilot passengers can find them in seconds, especially during a disaster. If you have such a person on board in the event of a crisis, make sure you follow that person. Unless you’re specially trained in a particular field, you won’t notice the little things that an expert would, that is why this input from experts who revealed their professional secrets is very handy. Some air travelers worry about the turbulence, jet lag, queasiness, and pure nerves. Others just want to relax, nap, or cruise through a peaceful flight free of peculiar smells, sounds, sights, or problems. This insider info won’t prevent every mishap, but it is sure helpful to have some things in mind.

Prince Harry's Best Man Announcement Will Melt Your Heart1m09s

Prince Harry's Best Man Announcement Will Melt Your Heart

As we were all waiting for news of the royal baby's name, Kensington Palace has opted to tide us over with an adorable announcement sharing the news that Prince William will be Prince Harry's best man. His announcement will melt your heart. After months of nail-biting anticipation, Prince Harry finally revealed who will be his best man. And that person, of course, is his brother, Prince William. In a series of tweets, Kensington Palace shared that Harry asked William to take the supporting role. It added in a second tweet that Harry had done the same for William at his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton. Another tweet said William is “honored to have been asked”, alongside an adorable photo of the pair as kids. Harry and Williams have always been open about their close relationship. They often attribute this closeness to the loss of their mother at such young ages. “Our relationship is closer than it’s been because of the situation we have been through” - says Prince William . What remains a mystery is who will stand with Meghan as her maid of honor. Their father, the Prince of Wales, chose his brothers, Andrew and Edward, to be his supporter when he married Diana at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1981. And Prince Edward chose his brothers Charles and Andrew to be his supporters. Come May 19, William will no doubt excel in assisting his brother, whom he is "delighted" for. William has been very supportive of his brother since the 33-year-old royal and his bride-to-be announced their engagement in November. But, being his older brother, he had to get a dig in along with his congratulations last fall: “We’re very excited, delighted for them both. We’re wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time,” he said, adding: “Personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge and will stop scrounging my food, which he’s done for the last few years!”

Meghan Markle Helped Prince Harry Kick A Life-Threatening Habit57s

Meghan Markle Helped Prince Harry Kick A Life-Threatening Habit

Meghan Markle helped Prince Harry kick a life-threatening habit. Reportedly, Meghan Markle has influenced her fiance to quit smoking. Prince Harry used to go through a pack of cigarettes daily, according to Business Insider. Quitting now is perfect timing because smoking inside their home at Kensington palace is banned. Royal household sites have been smoke-free since November 21, 2016. This includes Kensington, Buckingham, Windsor Palace, St James’s Palace and all other homes of the Royal family. Their wedding in May at St George’s chapel in Windsor castle could also be a smoke-free affair. Prince Harry, the once famous party boy seems to have completely changed his ways and habits now that he is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle . Of course, everyone expected Prince Harry to give up a few of his wild child habits, like partying in Vegas and hanging out in nightclubs, but his fiance has reportedly influenced her future husband to drop one of his worst habits - smoking! Just a few years ago, this party boy couldn’t go without a pack of cigarettes a day, but now he lives an exceptionally healthy lifestyle and kicked this nasty addiction for good! Harry isn’t the only royal affected by the smoking ban and in need of a cigarette intervention. His stepmother Camilla once had a bad habit of smoking ten cigarettes a day, which Prince Charles hated. She quit smoking after visiting an alternative health practitioner fifteen years ago and has since remained smoke-free. Luckily for Markle, this strong initiative will make her royal wedding smoke-free and there will be lots of fancy wedding cakes to compensate for the inconvenience.

Prince William Advised His Newly Engaged Brother To ‘Stay Out Of His Fridge’43s

Prince William Advised His Newly Engaged Brother To ‘Stay Out Of His Fridge’

When asked in an interview during his last visit to Helsinki, Prince William had but one advice to give to his newly engaged brother, Prince Harry - to stop scrounging in his fridge. After expressing his delight over the news of his not-so-little brother Harry tying the knot to American actress Meghan Markle in May this year, he jokingly added that he hopes that Harry will stop visiting his fridge for food. When asked about his younger brother’s upcoming nuptials, the Duke of Cambridge said he wished the couple "all the happiness in this very exciting time", adding “For me personally I hope it means he stays out of my fridge, it will stop him scrounging off all my food, he's done over the last few years." The exact date of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding is yet to be confirmed, but Kensington Palace announced yesterday the wedding will take place in May. The high-profile ceremony is to take place at Windsor Castle's historic St George's Chapel, an event which is sure to attract a host of A-list celebrities as well as the extended Royal Family. Plans are being made for the public to “feel their part of their day”, as it is rumored that the happy couple will take a carriage ride through the streets, just like the Earl and Countess of Wessex did on their wedding day in 1999.

A Cinema In Dublin Invites Dogs To The Screening Of A Dog Movie  49s

A Cinema In Dublin Invites Dogs To The Screening Of A Dog Movie

A theatre Invited a bunch of dogs to come and see the “Isle of Dogs” and the photos that came out of it are even cuter than the movie. These movie-goers gave Wes Anderson’s latest flick, “Isle of Dogs,” two paws up. The Light House Cinema in Dublin hosted a huge pack of pups and their owners for a screening of the film. The cinema has laid on water bowls and blankets. There wasn’t a long queue in front of the popcorn stands because this particular audience is not particularly crazy after such sorts of snacks. Instead, biscuits and dried pig ears were brought out from the bags when the movie started. About forty dogs of every sort and size were in attendance, enjoying their treats and a movie about their favorite subject: dogs. The largest was Luna, a Newfoundland, and the smallest was a terrier cross called Pedro. As it always goes after all good movies, the end of the film was followed by applause and barking , tails were wagging and drumming the backs of the seats. The screening was such a success the theater is planning to have another event. “All the dogs were very well behaved and most of them seemed to enjoy the film very much. The Light House, therefore, has decided to do another dog-friendly screening on Friday which sold out in minutes,” said Sharon McGarry of Fox.