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Royal News Round Up – 23rd February

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From Royal birthdays to regal baby showers, it’s been an exciting week for the British Royal Family. Read on to find out what the Windsors have been up to this week in our Royal news round up!

Duchess Of Cornwall Presents Fashion Week Award

Bethany Williams, a young designer who used recycled and organic materials for her catwalk show, was given the Royal seal of approval at the end of London Fashion Week when she was awarded the ‘Queen Elizabeth II Award For British Design.

Camilla, the Duchess Of Cornwall, presented the young designer with the award at the close of the show.

This catwalk wasn’t just about fashion: Bethany used her platform to make a statement about the UK housing crisis. Working with TIH Models, the designer had two homeless models walk the runway with British runway star Adwoa Aboah.  She also pledged to donate 20% of earnings from next year’s season to Adelaide House, a women’s shelter which houses domestic abuse survivors.

The Duchess of Cornwall praised Bethany’s ethics when she said: “Bethany’s work not only has a strong sustainable ethos, but she is committed to supporting hard-to-reach members of society, creating opportunities for them that add long-term real value through the development of both creative and life skills.”

The Duke Of York Celebrates His 59th Birthday

Andrew, the Duke Of York and the Queen’s third child, celebrated his 59th birthday this week. Sarah Ferguson tweeted “Happy Birthday Andrew” with a smiley emoji alongside a picture of the Duke smiling in a rural setting in a grey jumper.

His daughter Eugenie, who married Jack Brooksbank last year made,  and the Royal Family’s official twitter account joined Sarah in wishing the Duke a happy birthday.

The Duke and Duchess Of York divorced in 1996, but they remained on good terms as they raised Eugenie and Beatrice.

When Andrew was born on February 19th 1960, he became the first royal child to be born to a reigning monarch for 103 years.

Is The Duchess Of Sussex Having A Boy?

Royal fans are convinced that Meghan Markle is going to have a boy this spring. The rumours started because the Duchess of Sussex’s Suits’ co-star Abigail Spencer was photographed carrying a present enclosed in blue wrapping paper.

While Meghan and Harry say they don’t know the gender of their baby, fans took the blue wrapping paper as a sign that the royal couple is expecting a boy. It is against Royal protocol for a Royal couple to know their baby’s gender before he or she is born, but it wouldn’t be the first time the Duke and Duchess broke convention.

This week, Meghan returned to the States for a traditional American baby shower with her closest friends.

The Royal baby’s exact due date is unconfirmed, but she’s expecting to deliver in late April or early May.

Will Meghan’s Baby Go To An American School?

Baby Sussex hasn’t been born yet but Royal fans are already eager to find out about his or her future. One of the burning questions on everyone’s mind is how the baby will be raised and how Meghan’s American routes will influence the child’s upbringing.

Prince Harry and Prince William both attended Eton college, a traditional and prestigious British school located just eight minutes away from the Sussex’s new home. Meghan, however, attended an American school and may want her son or daughter to follow in her footsteps.

There are rumours that the young Royal could attend the American Community School, which has over 600 students and offers an American high school diploma, in Egham, Surrey.


Image courtesy of Clarence House / Twitter

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