“I had been the only photographer with the Cambridges as they finished their arduous tour on the Pacific atoll of Tuvalu. Now, on the way home via Australia, Wills and Kate were scrolling through my handiwork. Laughter filled the air as they looked at the slideshow on my laptop while I sat at the back of the jet. A few minutes later William came down to see me with my computer and pointed at one of my frames. It showed him wearing a natty, traditional floral garland balanced on his head. “Please, Arthur, could you not put this picture out?” the Duke of Cambridge asked with a smile. I replied: “It’s too late, sir, the pictures have gone back to London. What don’t you like about it?” The Prince replied: “I like it but the lads at the air base will pin it up on my locker and will write nasty comments all over it.” I said: “They can’t do that, sir, you’re a captain.” He smiled again: “That won’t stop them.” The tour had begun badly, with the publication of topless pictures of Kate taken in France. It was ending with the couple looking joyful and radiant. I told Wills: “I’d just like to say that your missus has done a brilliant job on this tour and you must be very proud of her.” “Yes,” he said, “That’s why I married her.”

Arthur Edwards - The Sun (via a-royal-love-affair)

rogerfartsrainbows:

John Deacon meeting Princess Diana

Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 - Kate Middleton in 2010.

songsofwolves:

HISTORY MEME : (2/10) Moments - The funeral of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales

The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08 am in London, when the tenor bell sounded to signal the departure of the cortege from Kensington Palace. The coffin was carried from the palace on a gun carriage, along Hyde Park to St. James’ Palace, where Diana’s body had remained for five days before being taken to Kensington Palace. The Union Flag on top of the palace was lowered to half mast. The official ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey in London and finished at the resting place in Althorp. Two thousand people attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey while the British television audience peaked at 32.78 million, one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever. Two billion people traced the event worldwide, making it one of the most watched events in history. (+)

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