Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge To Cheer For Britain At Olympics

Like most of London, Prince Harry, Kate and William are excited for the 2012 Olympic Games. And they’re going to be there in person to catch the action. Prince Harry, 27, will be attending beach volleyball events, the palace confirmed Monday.

Harry, William, 30, and Kate, 30, are scheduled to attend several Olympic events in support of Britain. Kate, who played field hockey during her school days, will attend hockey, sailing and tennis events. She’ll later join William to cheer on the competitors at East London’s Olympic Park. All three will be on hand when cousin Zara Phillips competes with Britain’s equestrian squad in Greenwich.


Between them, the trio will attend more than 25 events. When they’re not cheering for their native Britain, William, Kate and Harry will be visiting athletes from around the world staying at the Olympic Village.

The young royals will kick off the games at Buckingham Palace on Thursday when they welcome the torch on its way to the stadium. They’ll then join Queen Elizabeth in hosting a celebration for visiting heads of state on Friday and then attend the glamorous Opening Ceremony.

Are you excited for the London Olympics, too? Which Olympic event will you be attending? Tell us about your plans for this upcoming grand sports event!

Source: People

Image: Mirror News

Leaked Honeymoon Photos Of Prince William And Kate Spark Controversy

Fourteen months after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s honeymoon, photos of their romantic vacation have been made public. But not everyone is enjoying the memories, least of all the royal couple.  Private moments from the couple’s jaunt in Seychelles’ luxurious North Island last May are splashed throughout the pages of Woman’s Day, an Australian tabloid, and spreading like wildfire on the internet.

For the palace, it’s a symbol of broken trust, and a media betrayal that resonates in the royal family’s tragic history. But for one anonymous photographer staked out during their May escape, it could have meant a major payday. Woman’s Day hasn’t confirmed any details on how they obtained the photos or for how much.

Painstaking efforts went into preserving the newlyweds’ privacy in the weeks after their internationally scrutinized wedding. Not even Kate knew their honeymoon destination until the last minute, according to Marie Claire. Despite all that, the location of their beachside retreat in Seychelles North Island was promptly discovered by international press. Out of respect for the couple, and Prince William’s late mother, the media largely promised to respect the couple’s wishes for privacy with a “blackout” during their 10-day jaunt.


The image on the magazine’s cover of the Aussie magazine shows a blissed-out couple, holding snorkeling gear, clueless to any member of the press hidden nearby. Fifteen additional images of Kate and Will swimming and relaxing fill the pages inside the issue.

Paparazzi hiding out in dunes with long lens-equipped cameras are commonplace for high-profile celebrities on vacation, but because of scrutiny over the media’s role in Lady Di’s tragic death, Kate and Will have been granted more privacy.

Does a media “blackout” every really work? How do you think will these leaked honeymoon photos affect the royal couple, the palace, and the international media? Tell us your opinions about this hot royal issue!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Daily Beast