Prince William + Duchess Catherine: The Cambridges’ first joint painting has been unveiled

News about the British royals in the GALA ticker: Duchess Catherine and Prince William visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge +++ Does Queen Elizabeth change the royal flag rule because of Andrew? +++ Prince George supports the nature conservation organization “Tusk”.

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June 23, 2022

Duchess Catherine and Prince William: The couple’s first official portrait has been unveiled

Duchess Catherine and Prince William, both 40, have made their way to Cambridge to attend the unveiling of their own portrait. The painting by British artist Jamie Coreth can now be admired in the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.

“I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a way that they are both relaxed and approachable and elegant and dignified,” says the artist. The portrait shows Duchess Catherine in a stunning evening gown. The Duchess already wore The Vampires Wife’s emerald green designer dress during the royal visit to Ireland in March 2020. Prince William was captured by Coreth in a plain suit with a blue tie.

Royal fans are delighted with the couple’s first painting. A comment on Twitter reads: “This is a beautiful painting by the two of them.” Another fan raves: “Absolutely stunning, I love it.” The work was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund as a gift to the county of Cambridgeshire in 2021.

June 22, 2022

Because of Prince Andrew? Queen Elizabeth changes flag tradition

Traditionally, when a senior member of the Royal Family celebrates their birthday, the Union Jack, Britain’s national flag, is flown at key government buildings. But before the birthday of the disgraced Prince Andrew, 62, in February, several communities refused to implement this tradition, according to the British newspaper The Sun. Therefore, this rule was quietly dropped.

Now the government, with the blessing of Queen Elizabeth, 96, has decided that the flag should only be raised for her and her son Prince Charles, 73. Accordingly, this honor was also withdrawn from Prince William, Duchess Catherine, both 40, Princess Anne, 71, Prince Edward, 58, Countess Sophie Wessex, 57, and Duchess Camilla, 74. According to an insider, this was mainly decided so as not to upset Andrew, who is sensitive about such matters. “It is widely believed that this was done to avoid embarrassing Andrew,” the source told The Sun.

Prince George is worried about endangered species in Africa

Prince George, 8, grew up in a family that is actively involved in climate change and conservation. His most recent campaign shows just how strong the awareness of these important issues is. The conservation organization Tusk reveals that Prince William’s son, 40, organized a bake sale to raise money for the charity.

Tusk executive director Charlie Mayhew reveals that the eight-year-old wrote a “very sweet card” sharing “his concern for Africa’s wildlife” and offering his help. How much money the royal scion was able to collect through the cake bazaar remains under wraps.

George, Louis, Charlotte and Catherine bake

It is no coincidence that Prince George chose “Tusk”. Prince William is patron and supporter of the conservation organization. The association focuses on environmental and animal welfare in Africa.

June 21, 2022

Prince William takes to Twitter on his birthday

Prince William celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and can look forward to numerous congratulations. Among other things, his father Prince Charles, 73, and the official account of the royal family congratulated him on his day of honor with loving lines and sentimental photos from his childhood.

The heir to the throne now thanks him online for this. “Thank you for the many happy birthday wishes today! W,” writes Prince William on Twitter. A personal message that raises all sorts of questions among Royal fans. After all, Duchess Catherine, 40, and William usually share a new portrait every birthday, Kate even had herself photographed by the Italian star photographer Paolo Roversi, 74, on the occasion of her 40th birthday. The stunning shots have been included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Will Prince William surprise his fans later with new recordings? Uncertain. Until now – as of June 21, 4:15 p.m. – the father of three has held back.

Duchess Catherine shares moving message

From 20th to 26th June 2022, the British charity for seriously ill children, Together for Short Lives, is organizing Children’s Hospice Week. As patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Duchess Catherine, 40, is particularly concerned about this issue. With an emotional statement, she thanks all hospices for their “incredible work”. “For any parent, the news that their child has a life-threatening illness and may die early is heartbreaking and incredibly scary. Families can often feel isolated, but supporting a children’s hospice means they don’t have to face this future alone,” Prince William’s wife, 40, begins her message, which was published on the Together for Short Lives official website.

The 54 children’s hospices in Great Britain are “a vital support for families who take care of a seriously ill child” every day. “Over the last ten years I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand the incredible work they do,” Kate continued. Children’s Hospice Week aims to remind everyone “that children’s hospices not only provide expert care, but joy, fun and play to brighten each day and help families make the most of their life together, no matter how short it is may be.” A moving statement from the mother of three.

At Royal Ascot 2022 horse race

June 20, 2022

Prince William is committed to the homeless – like his mother Diana once was

On the morning of June 9, 2022, footage suddenly circulated on social media showing Prince William, 39, in red work gear selling magazines in London’s Westminster government district. They were issues of the English homeless newspaper “The Big Issue”. Now the heir to the throne himself adorns the cover of the magazine – and for the first time expresses his royal undercover mission.

“I was eleven when I was with my mother [Prinzessin Diana, †36] visited the @PassageCharity homeless shelter for the first time. Since then, homelessness has been an issue I want to advocate for,” Prince William said on Twitter and in The Big Issue, adding: “I wanted to experience the other side and see what it’s like to be a big issue seller to be. My time was really eye-opening. I was fortunate enough to join Dave on a warm sunny day in June. People recognized a familiar face and were happy to give me the time. But that’s not the case for the vast majority of big-issue sellers…”.

William wants to take his upcoming 40th birthday as an opportunity to work even harder for those “who are struggling” and to give them more “attention […] than in the past.” Finally, he hopes “in the years to come, George, Charlotte and Louis will be able to take with me to the amazing organizations that are doing inspiring work to support those most in need – just as my mother did to me. “

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