Wild About Prince Harry

Even as children Harry was the naughtier brother and William was more serious.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles were very involved, loving parents to the boys. Their own upbringings affected the ways they parented the young boys. Prince Charles didn’t want his boys to have the same experience with boarding school which was very lonely for him. Princess Diana smothered her boys with love and affection.

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Princess Diana was keen that her boys were well rounded and exposed to the world outside the palace walls. She gave them normal experiences and showed them real life situations and they met real people. She made sure to give both boys equal attention, because she didn’t want Harry to feel less important and special than William, who would one day be king.

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When Diana and Charles divorced William and Harry leaned on each other to get through it together. Then at just 12 years old Harry and William, then 15, lost their beloved mother. The boys were shattered and their worlds came crashing down.

Harry had a hard time coping with the huge loss. He was a more serious boy after Diana’s death and wasn’t as carefree as he was previously. The boys went to school together at Eton boarding school to be close to one another. Harry was less academic than William was.

Around the age of 16, with Prince Charles away a lot, Harry began partying and experimenting. And at 18 with no plans to go to college Harry had more time to party. He was drinking and going to clubs late at night. He was receiving bad press and it wasn’t good for the royal family. He was dubbed the Party Prince. He lost his mother and didn’t really have a purpose so he was vulnerable to bad influences.

By 19 years old he met Chelsy Davy and they began dating and she provided emotional stability for him. And at 20 years old he joined Sandhurst, the equivalent of America’s West Point and he became disciplined and grew up.

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At 23 he was able to serve on the front lines in Afghanistan. However his tour of duty was cut short by 2 months when the American media revealed his whereabouts. It posed a threat to him and his unit and was forced to go back home to London. Having served his country he proved himself to be more than just a party boy.

He and Chelsea dated on and off for 7 years but broke it off for good after he returned home from Afghanistan. Upon his return home Harry did charity work involving service men and women who have been injured on the front lines.

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He also does charity work abroad in many important causes. He also started a charity in Lesotho working with underprivileged children, which was touched upon in the documentary about Prince Harry and Prince William titled, the Brother Princes, which I watched last month.

Through his charity work it is evident to see that he has his mother’s caring and compassionate ways in him. He is able to talk and relate to all sorts of people. He seems very down to earth and sweet.

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And now that William is married and a father, the attention turns to Harry to choose a bride and start a family. And I for one, am very interested to see who he chooses. Whoever she is, she’s a very lucky lady.

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Bonnie Wright

Bonnie Wright has matured into a beautiful young lady. She was adorable in Harry Potter as Ginny Weasley and now she is so stylish and pretty. And I love her fiery red hair.

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Paul Fredrick’s Summer Collection 2014

The other day I was asked by a representative from Paul Fredrick to pick out some of my favorite men’s look in their new Summer 2014 Collection. Everyone loves to get dressed up once in a while, and that includes men too. It’s always attractive to see a man in a new suit with a crisp, clean tie on.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from Paul Fredrick.

I love nautical themed clothing, reminds me of the East Coast and the open waters. I think this tie is so cute and perfect for spring and summer!

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The other tie I’m loving from their collection is the polka dot tie. It comes in 6 different colors and is only $42.50 for one or two for $59.

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I don’t shy away from colors and I like to see men looking confident in bright colors as well. Check out their dress shirts here.

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Be sure to head over to their website and see all the different styles and colors they offer. The men in your life will be happy you did!

 

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Snowdon & Margaret Part 2

In the mid 60s they were the most modern and glamourous royal couple. They parties they threw were attended by the elite of the artistic world such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and Frank Sinatra.

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People were never allowed to forget that she was a Princess. She was always regal and grand in every setting. Tony became increasingly tired of his wife’s high standards and royal ways. They began to argue in front of others. ┬áTony began working again and would go away for long stints.┬áThe unhappiness led to affairs, due to the feelings of neglect. He asserted his independence and she was left lonely.

Princess Margaret was known to be temperamental and Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother were sympathetic to him. Tony was having an affair with the neighbor’s daughter who was 16 years his junior. The press threatened to come out with the story and the girl admitted to the affair. Tony’s world was crashing in on him and he took it out on Margaret.

As their marriage began to unravel, Margaret was starting to gain weight and began drinking. Margaret then started a relationship with a man 17 years her junior, Rody Luellen. When the press printed a photo of Margaret with her younger lover it was the last straw for Tony. He saw it as a way out of the marriage. The press wasn’t so kind and Tony came out on top, making it seem like it was her fault.

They divorced in 1978 and she was devasted. Divorce went against her religious beliefs and felt she had let the royal family down. This divorce was the first in the royal family in more than 400 years.

Her health deteriorated after the divorce, while Tony’s photography career continued. He continued to keep a good relationship with the royal family despite the divorce. The family appreciated that he had never spilled the beans on the marriage with Margaret.

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Tony went on to get remarried to a lady he was having an affair with while he was still married to Margaret. But his wandering eye and promiscuous ways continued and he had a love child with a woman 30 years his junior, when he was 67 years old. He then had his second divorce.

It’s really a sad story of the marriage but very interesting and scandalous. I didn’t know the Queen actually had a sister until recently. Margaret passed away in 2002 at the age of 71 after suffering several strokes. And Tony is still alive today at age 83.

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