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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


William & Harry : The Brother Princes

This short 20 minute special follows Prince William and Prince Harry on their first official visit to South Africa together. They were there to work with their charities: William on conservation and Harry with underprivileged children.


The close bond they share is plain to see and it’s really sweet. They have busy schedules and it’s rare for them to be together, so they were clearly enjoying each other’s company. They tease each other and are sarcastic but say that is how they keep each other grounded.

William talked about how their father instilled in them an appreciation of the environment and the importance of conservation. Harry talked about how being in Africa allows them to step out of the limelight that is always on them back home in London.

Prince Harry started a charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, who is also the brother of the king to be, and lost his mother as well. William works with the Tusk Trust and is a patron.


The media following the Princes allows a light to be shone on these important causes. Harry says it helps to remind the public of these issues and how lucky they are.
 They both said how they think about their mother with their work. William said he likes to thinks he would be proud of them. And Harry mentioned that he thinks about her everyday and what she would be like and what she would be doing, and that that keeps them going everyday. It is really sweet and actually gave me goosebumps.
My favorite part was the very last few seconds when they end the interview and Harry tries to go in for a hug with William and he says , “Don’t touch me. I’ve said all I’ve ever said about you. It’s disgusting, I feel sick. I need to beat you up or something.” They are such normal, down to earth gentlemen and they don’t deserve the negative press. The work they do is quite inspiring and makes me want to do more to give back.

Monarchy – William & Catherine – The Royal Wedding

The last part of Monarchy series is a short 5 minute video summary of William and Kate’s April 29, 2011 Royal Wedding. It showed people on the streets cheering, the arrivals at the church, and the famous balcony kisses. My favorite part of the wedding was that it felt intimate even though it was such a huge international spectacle, with an estimated 2 billion around the world watching.

It’s a fun look back at the beautiful day and all the hype and excitement that surrounded it.



William & Kate : The South Seas Tour

I’m so used to watching older documentaries, so this one was refreshing and recent, since it came out in 2012. It went over the itinerary of the couple 9 day tour of 4 different countries (including Malaysia, Singapore, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands).

In Singapore William and Kate saw an orchid that was named after Princess Diana, who passed away just two weeks before she was due to visit.

The hostess of the doc follows the couple as they go from each event. She talks to people in the audience as well as people who met them.


In Malaysia they visited a hospice and it’s clear to see the special connection they both have with children. Kate is a patron of a children’s hospice in the UK.  Each event they go to they bring with them lots of publicity and are able to highlight issues that are close to them, such as conservation and hospice.

Sadly during this tour it came out that a French tabloid was publishing photos of Kate sunbathing topless during a vacation. It is a terrible violation of privacy and the House of Windsor was not amused. Throughout the ordeal Kate remained calm and kept her composure. The UK after all is known for the expression, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

My favorite part of the doc was when William and Kate were in Tuvalu dancing. They are such a sweet couple and are so down to earth. I love that they participate in all sorts of activities. They are definitely a modern couple for the British monarchy. I can’t get enough of them together. Long live the (future) King!!


What’s Next for Prince Harry?

Prince Harry did a four month tour in Afghanistan and he did interviews about his life abroad on the front lines as an apache pilot. He has been on two tours of duty. Harry joined the army after his gap year.


He is under major scrutiny at all times and has had to grow up with the constant limelight.  He is the spare to Prince William’s heir. He has a less defied role than that of William’s. The sibling next to the heir have always held a difficult position, such as Princess Margaret, sister of the Queen, and Prince Andrew, Prince Charles’s brother. William has had to bear much more of a burden knowing that he will one day be King, since he was a child. The brothers are incredibly close and share a strong bond. One of Harry’s role will be to support his brother when he becomes King.


Prince Harry said he has 3 lives, his army life, his private life, and his family life. Harry bring a lot of publicity to events that he attends and is generous with his time. He is involved with lots of charity work. He enjoys being in the army for the anonymity that it gives him and the camaraderie.


He is incredibly charming and has a very level head on his shoulders. I really enjoyed this look into his life and he looks quite handsome in his uniform.

William and Kate A Royal Arrival

This documentary focuses on the time when Kate was pregnant with the third in line, her baby Prince George up until the birth announcement outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital. It documents the excitement the media felt, as well as some Hollywood celebs.

William and Kate have really taken the world by storm. They are so popular and have everyone enamored. They are huge celebrities yet are such sweet and warm people. They evoke such enthusiasm everywhere they go.

Her pregnancy fashion choices have been making headlines, just as much as before she was pregnant. It’s fun to see how Kate and William are doing things their way and not always following royal protocol like in the past. It will be exciting to see Prince George grow up in front of our eyes. I also enjoyed that this documentary was up to date and not outdated like others that I have watched.

I love and adore this couple and little family! I may or may not have a postcard photo of Kate on my fridge 😉






Happy One Year Anniversary William and Kate!

April 29th marks the one year wedding anniversary of the wedding of the century of William and Kate. I am totally enamored with this beautiful couple and am so happy for them. They represent a new modern era for the UK. I love their style and their warmth and genuineness towards each other and towards the public.

Kate has stepped up to the plate in terms of her fashion choices as well as being able to hold her own against her prince of a husband. I am always so excited to see what she is wearing at her events and she never disappoints.

Kate has done immensely well under the pressure of the media.  They make the perfect couple and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the future King and Queen of England.

The Gorgeous Kate Middleton

I’ll admit it. I have a total girl crush on Kate Middleton. I, along with millions of others, stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to witness the wedding of the century.

Prince William sure hit the jackpot with Miss Kate Middleton. She is so classically beautiful, down to earth, and fashionable.

These are a few of my favorite looks from her. She is an obvious style icon.