23    Oct 20130 comments

Christening: Welcoming a new baby

Prince George of Cambridge's christening  will take place today.

The christening of a new baby is a momentous occasion for many families. It’s a great way to welcome a new baby into the world and to celebrate their arrival with family and friends. Many religions have similar ceremonies with that in mind.

Traditionally, the ceremony includes appointing godparents for the baby. In the past, they were chosen based on the belief that the godparent would lead and guide the child in faith. Today, close friends or relatives are chosen to play an important role in the child’s life.  It’s lovely for a child to have a close relative or family friend with whom they can have a close relationship while growing up.

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22    Jul 20136 comments

Congratulations: A new Royal is born

Congratulations to Will and Kate on the arrival of their prince, a new addition to the Royal family tree.

The royal baby was born today at Lindo wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where his father Prince William and his uncle, Prince Harry were also born.

The baby will be known officially as the Prince of Cambridge. Although not the only Prince in the royal family tree, he is now third in line to the throne. It is also the first time in more than a century when the next three generations of monarchy will be alive at the same time.

Amid all the excitement of the new royal arrival, people are anxiously waiting to find out what the little royal Prince will be named. Continue reading "Congratulations: A new Royal is born" »

1    Aug 20110 comments

More British Royal Joy As Zara Phillips Gets Married On The Weekend

There certainly wasn’t as much hype as for her cousin, William’s, £20 Million wedding, but another British Royal, Zara Phillips was married on the weekend.

Zara, the eldest grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the only daughter of Princess Anne, has always been revered for her willingness to maintain some semblance of normalcy in her life despite the surreal surroundings of British royalty.

Below is Zara's family branch from the British Royal Family Tree

You can see the whole tree on MyHeritage.com by clicking here

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28    Apr 20110 comments

Is Australia’s Gift to the Royal NewlyWeds a Sign of the Changing Times?

Australia has announced that it’s (i.e. the country’s) present to Will and Kate for their Royal Wedding will be a $25,000 donation, in their name, to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). (That's a picture of Will boarding a RFDS plane on the left)

Personally, I would have gotten the future boss something slightly bigger for his wedding but asking people to donate to charity in lieu of buying presents is a touching gesture by the soon to be newly-weds.

It should be said, this not something new and reflects a changing trend that I’ve noticed at Australian weddings, funerals and other poignant occasions.

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