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    British Royals

    Baby Archie. The only two photos released from his christening. http://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-48891808
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    George Clooney

    My family and I are in Italy for vacation ( ie 12 hour marches around the hottest heatwave in forever). We were in Lake Como and my kids were nuts to try to see the Obamas and the Clooneys. No luck but we sure would have been excited! The townspeople were excited about Obama being there.
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    Game of Thrones - no spoilers

    https://pagesix.com/2019/05/28/kit-harington-checked-into-luxury-rehab-for-stress-and-alcohol/ Kit Harington checked into luxury rehab for stress and alcohol By Mara Siegler, Emily Smith and Sara Nathan “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington secretly checked into luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use ahead of the show’s ending, which “really hit him hard,” multiple sources have exclusively confirmed to Page Six. Exhausted Harington, 32, who played Jon Snow on the hit HBO series for eight years, has been at luxury Connecticut health retreat Privé-Swiss for nearly a month, arriving weeks before the show’s finale on May 19, Page Six has learned. The British actor has been undergoing psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions at the facility, which costs over $120,000 a month. His actress wife, Rose Leslie, 32, whom he met on the set of “GoT” and played Jon Snow’s Wildling companion Ygritte, is being “extremely supportive,” we’re told. Kit Harington and Rose Leslie in “Game of Thrones”HBO A friend told Page Six of Harington, “The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard … “He realized ‘this is it — this is the end’, it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next? “He’s in the clinic predominantly for stress and exhaustion and also alcohol. “His wife Rose is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet.” A rep for the actor told us, “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.” After eight seasons following his character Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen on their separate journeys, then finally as a couple, in the final episode, “GoT” fans saw Jon stab Dany – the woman he loves – to death in the heart to save the realm. The episode broke TV records, with 19.3 million viewers tuning in. A “GoT” behind-the-scenes documentary titled “The Last Watch” released at the time of the finale showed Harington breaking down in tears and holding his hand to his mouth in horror at the moment he first learned his character would kill Dany. The actor became totally choked up during a table read with the entire cast, where the actors were led through the finale script for the first time by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in the “Game of Thrones” finaleHelen Sloan/HBO Harington later said of that emotional moment, “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events,” during a “Late Show with Jimmy Fallon” appearance, “and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.” The actor has been allowed the freedom to leave the facility for breaks over the past month and has been seen by locals in Connecticut heading to a fitness and wellness studio, plus a local book store. On the same weekend of the “GoT” finale, he was spotted at RJ Julia Booksellers in the small town of Madison, Conn., telling staff he was on “holiday” in the area, according to local reports. One resident who has repeatedly seen the actor in recent weeks on his trips out of the facility told us, “Kit looks really good and appears to be very focused on his health and wellness. “I have personally seen him out in the community many times. I think it’s wonderful that he is taking time to take care of himself – more people should.” Harington has been open about his struggle as the show turned him into a huge international star and admits he sought therapy after learning Jon would kill Daenerys. He recently told Variety his lowest and “darkest” point came as he became the focus of the show as Jon was killed and then came back to life. Kit Harington as Jon SnowHBO “It wasn’t a very good time in my life,” he said. “I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there — like I think a lot of people do in their 20s.” “My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon when he died and came back,” he explained. “I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon. “When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f—–g terrifying. “That was a time when I started therapy and started talking to people,” he said, “I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone.” He also told Esquire in April that he had a “full-on breakdown” after filming his final scenes for “GoT” and that he felt he was “being skinned” taking off his Jon Snow costume. “My final day of shooting, I felt fine … I felt fine … I felt fine … then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit …Then they called ‘wrap’ and I just f—-g broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again.” He added, “But the weirdest bit was when we came off set and they started taking the costume off and it felt like being skinned … It felt like they were unceremoniously for the last time ripping off this character.”
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    British Royals

    I absolutely love the pictures from Kate’s garden at the flower show. There’s one in particular, George and Charlotte sitting on the bridge with their feet splashing in the water. I just LOVE that they are real kids. Not just buttoned up little show pieces. I love that they have been able to keep that part of childhood for them. I know they, especially George, have a “higher calling” but I think being regular kids as much as possible is so healthy for them and will only help them relate to the people. I think Diana would be so happy with her family.
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    The Kardashians

    When is he going to try to get tax free status as a church?
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    British Royals

    This ends my large bump therory. I think I secretly preferred the thought that they tricked everyone so they could get some peace and quiet for a few weeks, but oh well. Knowing how much Harry values his privacy (or really devalues the paparazzi) and knowing he has zero chance of being king, I hope everyone gives the kid some space. Harry and Meghan are doing their job being public figures but eventually Archie will be like Prince Michael of Kent - cousin to a monarch and anonymous to a good percentage of the world. Let him have some time to be normal. For some perspective on Archie’s relative place, here’s Prince Michaels data: He is currently 48th in the line of succession to the British throne, but at the time of his birth was seventh in the line of succession. Because there aren’t many siblings, I don’t think Archie will drop that far, but still... and hey, FDR was one of Prince Michaels godfathers. Learn something new!
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    British Royals

    I was totally on board with the “she’s more pregnant than they are admitting.” Her bump was huge really early on. Her disappearing before the birth and the refusal to release the birth certificate do nothing to prove to me that the baby couldn’t have come earlier than they said. I’m not. A huge conspiracy theorist, so it’s probably not the case, but it isn’t certain to me that it’s not either. Like, if three years from now they admit the baby was born a few weeks before they said, I’d not be shocked.
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    British Royals

    Sorry for the duplicate post. The site is being weird. Princess, Mountbatten-Windsor is the (I guess unofficial?) last name of Queen Elizabeth’s family. Mountbatten for Philip and Windsor for her. I’m digging deep into my Duran Duran era Anglophilia today.
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    British Royals

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    British Royals

    My understanding (very tenuous) is that grandchildren of the monarch are entitled to be styled Prince/Princess but Edward and Anne declined for their children. George, as the heir is entitled but Charlotte and Louis are not. However before George was born the queen extended that courtesy to all of Williams kids as they are the kids of the heir. Not sure what happens after Charles takes over. I think having so many generations of heirs is confusing protocol! google agrees with me except that it’s only grandchildren of the male line, but I’m pretty sure the Queen offered it for Anne’s kids and she said no. The part about William’s kids is relevant because once the succession rules were changed (before George was born) he could have been a girl, heir to the throne, but not a princess. . For the most part, the titles and styles of a Monarch’s descendants are determined by the Letters Patent issued by King George V in 1917. Under these LPs, the style of ‘Royal Highness’ and title of ‘Prince/Princess’ is granted to: children of the monarch grandchildren in the male line the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales Several additional LPs have been issued since then, which make some alterations to the original LPs: 1948 – King George VI issued LPs declaring that all children of then-Princess Elizabeth would be styled as HRH and titled as Prince/Princess. Without these LPs, Charles and Anne would not have become HRH until The Queen’s accession in 1952. Instead, they would have been styled as children of a Duke. Charles would have been Charles Mountbatten, Earl of Merioneth (using his father’s most senior subsidiary title by courtesy), and Anne would have been Lady Anne Mountbatten. 1957 – Queen Elizabeth II issued LPs creating her husband a Prince of the United Kingdom. Until that point, he was merely HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and not ‘Prince Philip’ as the media often referred to him. 2012 – Queen Elizabeth II issued LPs declaring that all children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales would be styled as HRH, with the title Prince/Princess. While this had no effect on Prince George, who was already entitled as the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, it did affect his younger sister Princess Charlotte. Were it not for these LPs, Charlotte would be styled Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor until her grandfather became King.
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    Congratulations! My oldest is also going away this year but staying a bit closer to home (3 hours), so I’m hopeful he will come back.
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    British Royals

    I don’t think it will be Maya because (and I didn’t read the article so Maybe Lainey says this) Zara’s daughter is MIA and I think that’s too close. Can’t have baby Sussex confused with another “lesser” royal baby.
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    Did we save any of those old articles here? That would be interesting. I’ll have to go try to search them. Nope. Can’t find anything. They were guesses in a lot of BI and we alluded to the fact that they had marital troubles, but can’t find the links. Just this thread saying that they look to have been scrubbed. Interesting that this seems to be where we got into the habit of pasting the text of articles and not just the links.
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    This is infuriating, but damn if I’m not glad we’ve got some good gossip to talk about!
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    I also have a high school senior smack dab in the middle of the process. The details of the indictment are CRAZY! This is so much more than the headlines say. Faking pictures of kids playing sports, photoshopping kids faces into athletes, faking disabilities to get into the phony test centers... Huffman wrote her check “to a charitable organization.” Did she then claim it on her taxes? Throw in tax fraud too. There was a complete rundown of the CEOs somewhere that detailed their businesses.