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June 6th  Meghan and Harry's baby is born ! See how Harry is happy !

 

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THE ROYAL FAMILY TREE

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KensingtonRoyal. ‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ ‪This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.‬

On Friday 27th April, shortly after 11am ;  "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge."

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Early on Monday April 23rd, Kate arrived at

St Mary's Hospital.

 

On Monday, April 23rd, Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8lb, 7oz at St Mary's Hospital.

 

Just before 6pm on Monday, the Royal couple posed on the steps outside the central London hospital where international media and well-wishers had gathered to celebrate the Royal family's new arrival. Wearing a red dress, the Duchess held her third child  who could be seen wiggling his fingers.   

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY

 

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Charlotte's Christening   (click on the link underlined)

This was a christening with echoes of the past and some distinctly Cambridge touches.

The baptismal font and the replica christening gown have served other baby royals well in the past. Even the pram was a hand-me-down from the Queen.

But when it came to godparents there wasn't a monarch, or a knight or a dowager in sight.

Once such people provided infant Windsors with their spiritual guidance. Now, William and Kate have turned to their close friends and their close family to fulfil this role.

William's mother, Diana, may have been absent, but she wasn't forgotten. One of her relatives is a godmother and the chosen church was where she too was baptised.

This was the first time William, Kate, George and Charlotte have been seen together. Such sightings won't become commonplace. The Cambridges are keen to limit their children's public appearances as they grow up.

British royal super-fan

With just a few weeks to go until the arrival of royal baby number two, Britain's royal super-fan is eagerly awaiting to see if it’s a boy or a girl. Yep, Margaret Tyler’s home is a shrine to the royal family and she can't wait to start expanding her collection.

“I’m beyond excitement, I think. It seems to be my last thought at night and my first thought in the morning, you know… It's not that long now – it's crept up after Christmas. It seems to whizz past and you know, everybody's getting very excited as well.”

Margaret says she’s had guests from across the world all keen to spend at least one night surrounded by all things royal.

Margaret started collecting in 1977 at the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Her collection is now insured for 40,000 pounds.

Difficult words: eagerly (in an excited way), shrine (a place that people visit and respect because it is connected with a famous person), silver jubilee (the twenty-fifth anniversary of an important event), creep up (to happen suddenly), whizz past (to pass by quickly).

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PADDINGTON 
  • QUI EST CET OURSON APPELé "PADDINGTON" ? Paddington a été créé en 1958 par l'anglais Michael Bond dans un livre intitulé "A Bear called Paddington" (" Un ours nommé Paddington "). Michael Bond s'était inspiré d'un ours qu'il avait offert à sa femme pour Noël. Le nom provient de la gare de Paddington, à Londres. Il a continué d'écrire les histoires de Paddington, à raison d'un livre par an, jusqu'en 1981.
    Le petit ours est ensuite apparu à la télé, pour y devenir une véritable vedette. L'émission, qui durait 5 minutes, passait tous les soirs en Angleterre juste avant les informations. Un dessin animé a aussi été réalisé par le studio Hanna Barbera dans les années 90.
    Réelle Star, il a même eu son timbre, émis par le Royal Mail, en Angleterre, en 1989, 1990 et 1993.
  • L'HISTOIRE : Paddington a été élevé par sa Tante Lucy, au Pérou, avant de débarquer, seul, en Angleterre. En effet, Paddington s'est retrouvé orphelin à la suite d'un tremblement de terre qui a eu lieu seulement quelques semaines après sa naissance. C'est un gentil petit nounours à l'anorak bleu et au chapeau rouge qui retombe sur les oreilles, qui arrive de loin avec sa grosse valise et qui cherche de nouveaux amis en arrivant en Angleterre. C'est à la gare de Paddington que Monsieur et Madame Brown l'ont rencontré pour la première fois, alors qu'ils attendaient leur fille Judy, et c'est pourquoi il a été baptisé ainsi. Les Brown, attendris, ont ainsi décidé de l'emmener avec eux dans leur maison au numéro 32 de Windsor Gardens où ils s'occuperaient de lui aux côtés de leurs deux enfants Judy et Jonathan. Ils ont également choisi pour lui, n'étant pas sûrs de son âge, deux dates d'anniversaire (un peu comme la Reine !) par année : le 25 juin et le 25 décembre... Quel chanceux, Paddington ! Huhu.
    Toujours vêtu de son duffle-coat, de ses bottes et de son chapeau tombant sur les yeux, il porte une étiquette en papier réclamant : " Please, look after this bear " (" S'il vous plait, occupez-vous de cet ours ").
    Il a été réalisé en peluche de collection par Shirley Clarkson, de Gabrielle Designs en 1972.
    Mais c'est Eden Toys, aux Etats-Unis, qui détient les droits depuis 1975 et qui distribue toujours les nombreux produits dérivés. Ce sont donc presque toujours leurs peluches de Paddington qu'on trouve dans les magasins.
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   A week-end  so British !

Cats-shrubs in English parks.  AMAZING !

The surrealistic English painter Richard Saunders uses thick shrubs and trees to create his huge cats! Once he saw a photo on the trees cut in the shape of clouds and had the idea of transforming the shrubs into cat sculptures.

    The prototype that served him is Tolly his deceased race of cat "Russian Blue" .We can cross these cats in many parts of England which are much appreciated by the people.

You can watch them in a bigger size in Pictures

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