This week we celebrated our favorite little boy’s 1st birthday! Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, affectionately known as Cheeks turned 1 year old on July 22 and the memories of his birth came flooding back. Who remembers those sleepless nights and zombie like days watching the doors of the Lindo Wing? All I can say is a few under eye bags were well worth it…
- July 22- The Duchess goes solo!- On Monday it was confirmed by Kensington Palace that the Duchess of Cambridge will make her first solo trip to Malta on September 20th and 21st. Kate will be representing the Queen as Malta celebrates their 50th anniversary of independence from the UK. The Mediterranean island is very special to the Queen because she lived there for two years after she was first married to Prince Philip when he was serving in the Navy. Much like Will and Kate’s first two years as newlyweds in Anglesey, Queen Elizabeth was able to live a relatively normal, low-key life there. Kate will spend only one night in Malta as not to be away from Prince George for too long, but will no doubt make a lasting impression.
- July 21- Pictures worth a thousand awwws! On Monday evening at 5:30 pm EST, two more pictures were released ahead of Prince George’s birthday. They were taken by photographer John Stillwell, and captured the future King and his parents at the Butterfly exhibit in the Natural History Museum. These warm and candid shots show George in awe of nature while Will and Kate look lovingly at their son. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a statement that “We would like to take this opportunity on George’s first birthday to thank everyone over the last year, wherever we have met them, both at home and overseas, for their warm and generous wishes to George and our family.” Well said Your Royal Highnesses, well said!
- July 22- A Prince is one! On Tuesday, Georgie Porgie turned 1 year old and the world rejoiced! Celebrations were had around the world whether you were in London to leave a balloon and teddy bear at Kensington Palace, or home alone in the U.S. with champagne and scones (ahem, that’s me). Such a happy occasion calls for a party though, and that is just what the Cambridges ordered! An afternoon tea party was held at the Duke and Duchess’ apartment in Kensington Palace in honor of their tot turning one, with their closest family and friends in attendance. Paparazzi captured guests arriving including Kate’s mum Carole Middleton, Kate’s brother and sister James and Pippa, cousin Zara Phillips, Aunt Sophie the Countess of Wessex, and great-granny Queen Elizabeth. Kate was seen earlier in the day heading into Buckingham Palace with George to pay Prince Philip a visit as he was not up to attending the party. No doubt George had a blast tearing through the wrapping paper of his gifts and running around. He is quite the bruiser!
- No official engagements- check back next week for more announcements!