windsor.ipub.us http://windsor.ipub.us en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss socportals@mediacolo.com Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Eyeing Kylie Jenner’s Former Malibu Rental House Although they’re currently bunking up in a $14 million Vancouver mansion, it’s long been widely speculated that ex-royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry eventually plan to settle in Los Angeles, where Markle was raised and where her mother, Windsor Hills-based Doria Ragland, still resides. It was Caitlyn Jenner who first leaked the news that the […] http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3271388-meghan-markle-prince-harry-eyeing-kylie-jenners-former-malib Sat, 22 2020 21:46:54 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3271388-meghan-markle-prince-harry-eyeing-kylie-jenners-former-malib Former Bahamas Home Of The Duke Of Windsor And Wallis Simpson Goes On The Market Built in 1939 by British aviation pioneer Sir Frederick Sigrist, Sigrist House occupies four acres on the crest of Prospect Ridge in Cable Beach, Nassau. It is now for sale. http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3262800-former-bahamas-home-duke-windsor-and-wallis-simpson-goes-mar Tue, 18 2020 21:40:09 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3262800-former-bahamas-home-duke-windsor-and-wallis-simpson-goes-mar 23 photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William showing rare PDA Kate Middleton and Prince William don't often hold hands or publicly show affection.  It's almost an unwritten rule that members of the royal family should act professionally when conducting official duties, which could explain why the couple rarely engages in PDA.  During a few rare occasions, the pair has been photographed holding hands or touching each other's backs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kate Middleton and Prince William have known each other since they were in college and have been married since 2011. And as many have noticed, they rarely show affection in public.  The reason these two are rarely photographed displaying affection could be related to royal etiquette and professionalism. When in public, Prince William and Middleton represent the British monarchy and it seems like an unwritten rule that royals should remain professional in public — this could include limiting their public displays of affection (PDA).  But there are rare occasions when Middleton and Prince William show PDA — whether it's a kiss on the cheek, a hug, or even just putting a hand on the other's back. Here are 23 times the royal duo displayed affectionate behavior in public.The couple celebrated their college graduation with a cozy portrait. Middleton and Prince William were friends in college and they both graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.   In their early days of dating, they were much more affectionate in public. At an Eton-College sports event in 2006, Prince William can be seen kissing Middleton's cheek. The pair also has their arms wrapped around each other. They kissed in front of cameras on their wedding day. Following their April 2011 wedding at Westminster Abbey, the couple was photographed kissing on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.  The newlyweds held hands on their way to their honeymoon. The couple displayed affection while heading out on their honeymoon.   Middleton and Prince William also embraced during their post-wedding tour to Canada. Cameras captured their smiles as they hugged in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Middleton has also been spotted with her hand on her husband's back. In 2011, Middleton and Prince William visited the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, England.  They don't hold hands in public often, but Prince William has been seen with his hand on Middleton's back a few times. While attending the 2012 wedding of Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt in Grantham, England, Prince William could be seen with his hand on Middleton's back.  In 2012, the public witness another kiss at a polo event. While visiting Santa Barbara, California, Middleton congratulated Prince William with a kiss on his cheek following his polo match.  As spectators at the 2012 Olympics, Prince William and Middleton held hands in the stadium seats. While attending an equestrian event at the Summer Olympics in London, the couple held hands and smiled at each other.  When England won an event, Prince William and Middleton hugged. Middleton and Prince William seemed full of excitement while watching the London 2012 Olympics. Middleton and Prince William also tend to hold hands around Christmas. The couple was captured holding hands in 2013 at Sandringham in King's Lynn, England. Prince William also held Middleton's hand at a 2014 event in New York. In 2014, the couple descended the stairs while leaving a special dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They held hands more times in New York in 2014. Middleton and Prince William stayed close while heading into The Carlyle Hotel in New York City. In 2014, the couple again held hands on their way to the Christmas church service. On Christmas day in 2014, Prince William held Middleton's hand in King's Lynn, England. In 2015, shortly before Middleton gave birth to Princess Charlotte, Prince William was again seen with his hand on his wife's back. Perhaps it was to help steady his wife as she walked down a set of stairs at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England. They were there to attend a Service of Commemoration for troops that were stationed in Afghanistan. Shortly after giving birth in 2015, Middleton was seen holding Prince William's hand. After giving birth to Princess Charlotte, Middleton held hands with her husband as the pair left St. Mary's Hospital in London. Middleton was captured with her hand on Prince William's leg during their Royal Tour at the British Columbia Legislature. In 2016, Middleton and Prince William sat next to Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau while in Victoria, Canada. During a marathon-related event in 2017, Prince William put his arm around Middleton. At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England, Middleton could be seen smiling with her husband's arm around her.  In 2017, Middleton and Prince William repeated their Christmas PDA while at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. It was the same year that Prince Harry attended the royal holiday festivities with Meghan Markle by his side.  Read more: Meghan Markle joined the royal family for their most famous Christmas tradition Prince William seems to often place his hand on Middleton's back when she is pregnant. The couple was all smiles at the 2018 St. Patrick's Day celebration in Hounslow, England. Read more: 11 adorable photos of Kate Middleton showing off her baby bump at the traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration Middleton continued the hand-holding tradition in 2018 after giving birth to Prince Louis. The couple held hands while leaving St. Mary's Hospital after Middleton had recently given birth to Prince Louis.  Middleton was photographed putting her hand on Prince William's thigh during Princess Eugenie's 2018 wedding. In October of 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge joined other members of the royal family at  Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.    In February, the two shared a sweet, subtle moment. While on a visit to South Wales, Middleton placed her hand on Prince William's arm. Read More: 10 major ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story is different from Prince William and Kate Middleton's 13 of the most controversial royal couples of all time 20 of Princess Diana's most daring outfits http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3252848-23-photos-kate-middleton-and-prince-william-showing-rare-pda Thu, 13 2020 13:42:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3252848-23-photos-kate-middleton-and-prince-william-showing-rare-pda The best-kept secret tourist spot in every state There are plenty of popular tourist destinations you can visit in every single one of the United States. Finding a hidden gem while traveling can often be the highlight of a great trip. Take a deep dive into Jacob's Well, a more than 100-foot-deep spring near Austin, Texas. You can also explore Thomas Jefferson's lesser-known home at Poplar Forest in Forest, Virginia. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There are plenty of popular tourist destinations you can visit in every single one of the United States, from skyscrapers in big cities to famous national monuments. But sometimes, visiting more under-the-radar sites can be the highlight of a great trip. From a toy rocking horse farm in Massachusetts to Thomas Jefferson's lesser-known Virginia home, there are hidden gems all across the country for you to explore. Check out the best kept secret things to do in every US state below.ALABAMA: Ave Maria Grotto The location is home to 125 miniature structures of religious buildings, which were constructed by a monk named Joseph Zoetl beginning in 1892. According to the location's website, Zoetl created the structures using everything from costume jewelry to seashells, and did so whenever he wasn't working at the monastery. The miniatures have been on display since 1934, with tickets currently priced between $5 and $8. ALASKA: Mendenhall Glacier According to Atlas Obscura, the trees were flipped upside down in 1985 by a landscaper named Steve, who was heading up to the Mendenhall Glacier to fix a stream that was destroyed in a landslide. After he arrived, Steve reportedly damaged a piece of moving equipment. He then got angry, and is said to have used the machine to slam a tree upside-down into the mud, according to Atlas Obscura. He continued to do so with another 20 dead trees, and then planted 75 flowers in the roots of each one. Currently, visitors can view the tress from May until September. ARIZONA: Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In The roadside attraction was built in 1953 by Juan Delgadillo, who made the location stand out by cutting the top off his car and attaching a Christmas tree to it, according to Atlas Obscura. Today, travelers can stop by the restaurant for a meal, or just to view the unique decorations that fill the building. ARKANSAS: Triple Falls Trail According to Explore Harrison, visitors often spend between 30 minutes and one hour hiking to reach the waterfalls. The trek, however, is said to be easy. Once there, travelers can typically see two streams of water cascading down the rocks, or three streams during days of high water. CALIFORNIA: Forestiere Underground Gardens The site was constructed with hand tools in the early 1900s by a Sicilian immigrant named Baldassare Forestiere. His aim was to turn "useless farmland into a vast network of rooms, tunnels, and courtyards," which could eventually become a resort, according to the location's website. While his plans never came to fruition, visitors can still take tours of the tunnels, and view the underground grapevines and fruit trees that were planted by Forestiere himself. COLORADO: Bishop's Castle The castle was constructed by Jim Bishop after he purchased two-and-a-half acres of land in 1959. The castle still stands today, and welcomes travelers to climb to the very top free of charge. There's even a steel, fire-breathing dragon onsite. CONNECTICUT: Gillette Castle State Park According to the state of Connecticut, a stage actor named William Gillette began building the structure in 1914. Gillette helped to develop everything from walking paths to 47 unique doors on the property. While there is a fee for touring the castle, you can also relax outside for free. DELAWARE: Penny Lane Mall Don't expect to find your favorite chain at this outdoor mall. Instead, the shopping center is home to a variety of independent retailers that sell everything from art to sunglasses, according to the center's Facebook page. FLORIDA: Weeki Wachee Springs For many travelers in Florida, visiting Disney World and Universal Orlando is a top priority. But for a more underrated option, try Weeki Wachee Springs. The state park is most widely known for its mermaid shows, in which women swim while wearing mystical tails, but you can also ride waterslides, kayak, and spot manatees in the wild. GEORGIA: Gibbs Garden The Georgia destination is comprised of 16 gardens, as well as an array of greenery, 24 ponds, 32 bridge crossings, and 19 waterfalls, according to the Gibbs Garden Website. There's also a Manor House onsite, where visitors can learn about architecture. HAWAII: Lanai Cat Sanctuary Cat lovers visiting Hawaii can make a stop at the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. According to the organization's website, the location is home to hundreds of felines up for adoption. There's also no fee to enter, though the sanctuary accepts donations. IDAHO: Potato Museum In the city of Blackfoot, you can learn all about the history of potatoes and take photos in front of giant vegetables at the Idaho Potato Museum, according to its website. There's also a gift shop available to visitors. ILLINOIS: The World's Largest Mailbox Casey, Illinois, is widely known for having the world's largest chair — but it's also home to the world's largest mailbox. According to Guinness World Records, visitors to the roadside attraction often walk up into the mailbox to take a photo, and then mail a letter there. INDIANA: Santa's Candy Castle From the building's exterior to the attractions inside, it always looks like Christmastime when visiting Santa's Candy Castle. The store has tons of candy available to purchase, and also offers holiday trinkets, like Christmas ornaments, according to its website. Fans of Christmas will also enjoy the fact that Santa's Candy Castle is located within a town called Santa Claus, Indiana. IOWA: Fenelon Place Elevator Company In the middle of Dubuque, Iowa, is the world's "shortest, steepest, scenic railway," according to the Fenelon Place Elevator Company's website. It costs $3 round-trip to ride in a car, where you'll have views of the Mississippi River and Dubuque business district. KANSAS: Oz Museum While in Wamego, Kansas, the Oz Museum is a fitting place to visit. Inside, you'll find everything fromvintage memorabilia to modern-day collectibles, all of which celebrate the magic of "The Wizard of Oz," according to its website. KENTUCKY: The Ghost Ship The Ghost Ship was once an award-winning navy ship called USS Sachem that was used in both world wars, according to Atlas Obscura. The ship was also featured in the background of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video shortly before being abandoned by owner Robert Miller. Today, the ruins are said to be popular with kayakers and travelers, as Atlas Obscura points out. LOUISIANA: Carousel Bar The Carousel Bar is located within the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. It seats 25 people and slowly rotates while visitors sip cocktails, making it the only revolving bar in the city, according to the Carousel Bar's website. MAINE: Eartha Travelers can find the world's largest rotating globe in Yarmouth, Maine, according to Atlas Obscura. One inch of the globe represents 16 miles on Earth, and the sphere is tilted at 23.5 degrees to match that of the actual planet. Visitors can view Eartha while driving on Maine's Interstate 295, or by entering the three-story building it's stored inside. MARYLAND: Assateague Island From swimming to viewing wild horses, there's tons to do while visiting Assateague Island in Maryland. According to the location's website, travelers can also spot wildlife like red foxes, bottlenose dolphins, horseshoe crabs, and peregrine falcons while there. MASSACHUSETTS: Ponyhenge In Lincoln, Massachusetts, there's no shortage of toy rocking horses. Instead, there's a field called Ponyhenge where travelers can find dozens of them. According to Atlas Obscura, locals aren't sure why abandoned rocking horses started appearing in the field around 2010. They also haven't figured out who is responsible for consistently rearranging them. Regardless, it's quite the sight for travelers to see. MICHIGAN: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland Regardless of the time of year, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is worth a visit. The shop is found in the small town of Frankenmuth, and is actually the largest Christmas store in the world.  While there, visitors can purchase items like ornaments, Christmas trees, nativities, and even Santa suits.  MINNESOTA: Spoonbridge and Cherry Spoonbridge and Cherry is a quirky touch to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It was installed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in 1988, and has remained a hidden gem of the state ever since. Visitors can enter the park for free, and view the sculpture among a variety of others, according to the park's website. MISSISSIPPI: Windsor Ruins According to the National Park Service, the Windsor house was built between 1859 and 1861 as the largest antebellum home in the state. But during a party in 1890, a guest dropped a cigarette onto the floor, unintentionally starting a fire that burned nearly the entire structure. Today, 23 Corinthian columns still stand, which visitors can see for free. MISSOURI: Prairie State Park Prarie fields are shrinking in Missouri. According to Missouri State Parks, less than one percent of the state's tallgrass prairies currently exist, despite once covering a third of Missouri. At Prairie State Park, however, you'll find flourising fields of tall grass, tons of wildflowers, and herds of bison. Read more: The 50 best cities to live in the US in 2019 MONTANA: Iceberg Lake Trail Located in West Glacier, Montana, Iceberg Lake is a glassy, green pool that's often filled with floating ice chunks in the colder months. The giant, snow-capped cliffs surrounding the lake are equally stunning. NEBRASKA: Crane Trust Nature Visitor Center Located along the Platte River, the Crane Trust Nature Visitor Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, is home to protected lands where droves of cranes roost during the great sandhill crane migration each spring. NEVADA: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visiting a nature preserve doesn't top many people's list of things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it's worth taking a trip off the strip to hike through the colorful rock formations of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Kancamagus Highway Each fall, the trees surrounding Kancamagus Highway in northeastern New Hampshire burst with color, making the 34.5-mile stretch of road one of the most scenic drives in the country. NEW JERSEY: Hamilton Park Not only does this Weehawken, New Jersey, park boast stunning views of the New York City skyline, but it also has historical significance. On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in the park, which has since been named for the latter statesman. NEW MEXICO: Aztec Ruins National Monument You don't have to travel all the way to Mexico to observe remains from the Aztec civilization, as it turns out. Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico, has stone structures that has survived for nearly a millennium. NEW YORK: Storm King Art Center Storm King Art Center is a museum with large sculptures scattered across its 500 acres. It's a great place to enjoy a picnic or take a walk during fair weather. NORTH CAROLINA: DuPont State Recreational Forest With nearly 10,000 acres of wilderness, hiking trails, and waterfalls, DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, is a great place to enjoy favorable weather. NORTH DAKOTA: Theodore Roosevelt National Park Former president Theodore Roosevelt visited this stretch of wilderness, which has since been named in his honor, back in 1883. Now, visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park can take in views of the Missouri River and tons of wildlife. OHIO: The American Sign Museum The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, preserves 100 years of signs across nearly 20,000 feet of space. The museum has vintage signs from McDonald's, Holiday Inn, Gulf, Shell, Chevrolet, and more. Read more: THEN AND NOW: 34 photos that show how famous fast-food company logos have changed over time OKLAHOMA: Endangered Ark Foundation The Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma, is a nonprofit that provides a space for retired circus elephants to live. The organization also works to help the endangered Asian Elephants thrive in North America while educating visitors about the animals. OREGON: Silver Falls State Park Silver Falls State Park in Silverton, Oregon, boasts 10 picturesque waterfalls worth exploring. A loop to visit all 10 waterfalls is 6.9 miles long, per Oregon.com. PENNSYLVANIA: Fallingwater Nestled in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, Fallingwater is an architectural masterpiece designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright that seamlessly blends into the surrounding wilderness of Bear Run Nature Reserve. RHODE ISLAND: Castle Hill Lighthouse Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island, is a 121-year-old granite lighthouse with stunning views of Newport Harbor, Pell Bridge, and summer sunsets. The structure sits near the grounds of Castle Hill Inn, which served as "Farhampton Inn" in the final season of "How I Met Your Mother." SOUTH CAROLINA: Angel Oak Tree This gorgeous, colossal Oak tree located just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, is estimated to be somewhere between 400 and 500 years old. Its trunk measures 28 feet around and it covers a more than 17,000-square-foot area in shade. SOUTH DAKOTA: Iron Mountain Road Mount Rushmore is far from an underrated tourist destination, but the winding, scenic road and narrow tunnels of nearby Iron Mountain Road certainly is. Take in stunning views of the famous monument while also exploring the beautiful topography of southwestern South Dakota. TENNESSEE: Great Smoky Mountains National Park You can get a glimpse of colorful sunsets, gorgeous scenery, and wild black bears at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. TEXAS: Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks Jacob's Well is a more than 100-foot-deep spring near Austin, Texas. Swimmers and divers can explore the spring and the hidden underwater caves from May 1 to September 30 each year. Read more: This dangerous swimming hole in Texas is over 100 feet deep UTAH: Dinosaur National Monument Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the land where Jensen, Utah, now sits. Today, visitors of the Dinosaur National Monument can explore more than 1,500 dinosaur bones embedded into the red rocks of Quarry Exhibit Hall, according to the National Park Service. VERMONT: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home The home of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's sole surviving child, Hildene is a beautiful estate that boasts a farm, welcome center, and approximately 12 miles of hiking trails, per Hildene's website. VIRGINIA: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is a popular tourist destination in Virginia, but his home at Poplar Forest is much less well known. The retreat is hailed as Thomas Jefferson's "most personal, most mature architectural accomplishment" on the home's website. WASHINGTON: Cape Flattery The most northwestern point of the contiguous United States, Cape Flattery provides a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and the Washington coastline. If you're lucky, you may spot whales and otters in the water during your visit. WASHINGTON, DC: Washington National Cathedral Although Washington National Cathedral is known for hosting the funerals of many late statesmen and presidents, it does not top many people's lists of places to visit while in the nation's capital. The cathedral, which is the sixth largest in the world, has stunning Gothic architecture, intricate stained glass windows, and there are beautiful gardens on the grounds. WEST VIRGINIA: Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility According to NPR, West Virginia's Greenbrier Resort is home to an extensive underground bunker system designed to protect members of Congress in the event of a nuclear fallout during the Cold War. Now, visitors can take tours of the 112,544-square-foot bunker. WISCONSIN: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves In the warmer months, visitors can kayak through the stunning natural cliff formations of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves. In the winter, brave souls can walk across a frozen Lake Superior to explore the icicles that often form in the caves. WYOMING: Devils Tower National Monument Devils Tower National Monument is a stunning yet strange rock outcrop in the middle of a prairie in Wyoming. With vertical cracks running the entire 867 feet of the cliff, Devils Tower is a popular attraction among rock climbers. Read more: A stunning private island that comes with a 4-bedroom home is up for sale in Norway, and it's a hermit's dream A wine company wants to pay you $10,000 to be its 'rosé influencer' and it comes with a trip to France 16 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism 12 stunning photos of places that naturally glow in the dark http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3251403-best-kept-secret-tourist-spot-every-state Wed, 12 2020 20:28:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3251403-best-kept-secret-tourist-spot-every-state The Queen#039;s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn Kelly are divorcing after 12 years, but the couple denied rumors that she#039;ll follow Meghan Markle to Canada Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly are getting a divorce after separating last year.  Phillips, who is the Queen's eldest grandson and son to Princess Anne, married Kelly at Windsor Castle back in 2008. The news was broken by The Sun, and a spokesperson for the couple later confirmed the news to Insider. Reports have explored whether Kelly might return to her home country of Canada, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside. However, the spokesperson told Insider: "Both Peter and Autumn will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Queen's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn Kelly are getting a divorce after 12 years of marriage.  British tabloid The Sun was the first to break the news of their separation, which took place last year, on Monday evening. WORLD EXCLUSIVE Peter Phillips - the Queen's favourite grandson and son of Princess Anne - is to separate from his wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage, shocking the Royal Family. My bombshell story from tomorrow's @TheSun https://t.co/sgLi9qpWIn pic.twitter.com/F2RcXqPz29 — Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 10, 2020   A spokesperson for the couple told Insider that since Phillips (son to Princess Anne, and cousin to Prince Harry) is not a senior royal, "it was not felt necessary to formally announce their separation last year." "After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate," the spokesperson said. "They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. "The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couple's first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (9) and Isla (7)." They added: "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co parent their children." The Sun speculated on whether Kelly could return to her birthplace of Montreal in Canada, where she first met Phillips before deciding to move to the UK to live with him in the early days of their relationship. The pair married at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in 2008, the same location as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently spending time in Canada as a "transitional period" as they prepare to completely step back from the royal family However, the spokesperson for Phillips appeared to deny that Kelly could follow the couple's lead and return to her native country. "Both Peter and Autumn will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years," they said. They added that the couple have "requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes." Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by Insider. Read more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could reunite with the royal family in a month for their first UK appearance since 'Megxit' Here's what could happen if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decide to return to the royal family Here's how Princess Beatrice's wedding to property tycoon and single dad Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will change the royal familyJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicle http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3247636-queen039s-grandson-peter-phillips-and-his-wife-autumn-kelly Tue, 11 2020 11:48:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3247636-queen039s-grandson-peter-phillips-and-his-wife-autumn-kelly Here#039;s how Princess Beatrice#039;s wedding to property tycoon and single dad Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will change the royal family Princess Beatrice's wedding to the property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in May will change the dynamic of the royal family, royal experts told Insider. It's not clear how involved Mozzi's two-year-old son, Wolfie, will be with the other royals after the wedding. Wolfie could steer clear of the media attention, like the Duchess of Cornwall's children, or take the opposite approach, like the eldest son of the Crown Princess of Norway, who gave the media a look into his personal life after appearing in Vogue in 2018. Beatrice and Mozzi's wedding is likely to be the final high-profile royal wedding for several years — and possibly the last witnessed by Queen Elizabeth II. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will tie the knot on May 29 at the Chapel Royal in the grounds of St James's Palace in London, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday. The Queen will then host a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The pair's nuptials will bring plenty of change to the royal household. Queen Elizabeth II will welcome not one but two new members into the family, as Mozzi has a son from a previous relationship. There is also the question of whether Mozzi — who made his first official appearance with the royal family on Christmas Day — will be granted a courtesy title. This is something that recent additions to the family — including Princess Eugenie's husband, Jack Brooksbank — appear to have declined. Insider spoke with royal experts who told us how the wedding would change the dynamic of the royal family. Beatrice will become a stepmother Mozzi has a 2-year-old son, Christopher "Wolfie" Woolf Mapelli Mozzi, with Dara Huang, an architect and designer whom he was previously engaged to. Though Beatrice and Mozzi dated for just a year before their engagement, they have been family friends for most of their lives, Mozzi's parents said. So it's possible that the princess already has a good relationship with his son. However, we aren't likely to see this relationship develop further, according to Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine. "I'm sure on occasions when there is a gathering of the York family, Beatrice's stepson will quite possibly be included," Little said. "However, we haven't seen much of Camilla's children or grandchildren, apart from when she married Prince Charles." The Duchess of Cornwall's children, Laura Lopes, and Tom Parker Bowles, are private citizens — meaning they aren't official members of the royal family. But at the wedding of their mother to Prince Charles in 2005, they posed for official photos with their mom and their new stepfamily. "We don't see them on a regular basis as part of royal life," Little added. "They keep their private life private." It's worth noting that Camilla's children were already adults when she married into the royal family. At just two, however, Wolfie will partly be raised by the royals. This happened when Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit married into the royal family as a single mother in 2001. She had a 4-year-old son, Marius Borg Hoiby, when she married Crown Prince Haakon. Though the couple went on to have two children together — Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus — the princess' eldest son was never given a title, unlike his half-siblings. Nonetheless, Hoiby, now 22, seems to have taken the opposite approach as Camilla's children. In August 2018, his appearance in Vogue garnered major publicity. Hoiby and his girlfriend, Juliane Snekkestad, a model, were profiled for the story "How to Spend a Romantic, Relaxed Day in Oslo," giving in-depth insight to their personal lives. Though it's possible that Mozzi's son could follow in Hoiby's footsteps and embrace a public profile, Little said he didn't think that would happen. "Mozzi doesn't want his son in the public eye," Little said. "He will want to protect him from the unwanted media attention that comes with being in the royal family." This could be the last royal wedding attended by the Queen and Prince Philip Beatrice is not a working royal — instead, she has a career in business. While she attends events such as the Royal Ascot and goes to Balmoral, she does not carry out official engagements on behalf of her grandmother, the Queen. This means that the wedding will not be as high-profile as her cousin Prince Harry's 2018 nuptials to Meghan Markle, watched by an estimated 1.9 billion people across the world. But it's likely to carry historical significance as the last high-profile royal wedding for several years — and quite possibly the last attended by the Queen and Prince Philip. Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator and former editor of "The International Who's Who," told Insider: "Beatrice carries out royal engagements, though — together with her sister, Eugenie — does not carry out official royal duties and receives no subsidy from the taxpayer or the round-the-clock police protection they once did. "There will be public interest, as the broadcast of Eugenie's wedding on ITV attracted some 3 million viewers, though obviously as she is not a senior royal it will be limited. "However, this is likely to be the last high-profile royal wedding for years to come." After Beatrice, the Queen has two other unmarried grandchildren: Lady Louise Windsor, 15, and James, Viscount Severn, 11. Though it's possible, the Queen, who's 93, and Philip, 98, may not be around to see their younger grandchildren tie the knot, making Beatrice's wedding all the more significant. Mozzi could be granted a royal title, but it isn't likely Throughout history, men who married into the royal family were offered earldoms so that their children would be eligible for a royal title. Mozzi could be made an earl upon his marriage to Beatrice, but that's something that "just doesn't happen these days," Little said. Princess Margaret's husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, was made the Earl of Snowdon upon their marriage, and their children were subsequently granted the titles of lady and earl. Princess Anne's first husband, Mark Phillips, was reportedly offered an earldom for the same reason. But Phillips is said to have declined the offer, and the pair's children have grown up without titles, as nonworking members of the royal family. Since Beatrice is a nonworking member of the family, it's assumed she will take a similar approach and raise any children without HRH status. This seems to be the approach taken by Beatrice's sister, Eugenie. Her husband is simply referred to as "Mr. Jack Brooksbank" on the royal family's official website — an indication that he too either rejected or was not offered a title. Nonetheless, the Queen broke protocol by allowing Mozzi to make an official appearance with the royal family at St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day. This is something that hasn't been done since Meghan Markle attended the church after her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017.  Breaking from tradition in this way could suggest Mozzi is eager to begin his new life — and possible role — as a royal. However, fans will have to wait until after the wedding to know for sure. Whether or not Mozzi is made an official royal, Fitzwilliams summed it up best when he said that Beatrice's choice to marry him would certainly help shape the dynamic of the royal family for generations to come. "It is an example of how significantly European royal families have changed that they marry for love, as they obviously should, and they and their families reflect the freer nature of contemporary relationships which are often considered unconventional," he said. Read more: Princess Beatrice's new fiancé has a public Instagram account, and he shared a completely different set of engagement photos Here's how Princess Beatrice's royal engagement photos compare to Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and Princess Eugenie's Princess Beatrice got engaged to businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What it's like to ride the world's longest flight http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3240247-here039s-how-princess-beatrice039s-wedding-property-tycoon-a Fri, 07 2020 14:12:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3240247-here039s-how-princess-beatrice039s-wedding-property-tycoon-a Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa-Inspired Comedy Scores Pilot Order at ABC ABC has added a second single camera pilot to its development slate. The network has issued a pilot order for “Work Wife,” a comedy inspired by the real-life partnerships of producers Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, and writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor. The prospective series tells the story of a platonic male-female team whose […] http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3238421-ryan-seacrest-kelly-ripa-inspired-comedy-scores-pilot-order Thu, 06 2020 18:00:38 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3238421-ryan-seacrest-kelly-ripa-inspired-comedy-scores-pilot-order 68 pictures from every single year of Queen Elizabeth II#039;s record reign Her Majesty the Queen celebrates 68 years on the throne on Thursday, February 6. Queen Elizabeth is the world's longest-serving monarch. She has outlasted 13 British prime ministers and 13 US presidents during her time as Britain's Head of State. To celebrate, we delved into the archives to bring you an iconic photo from each year of the 93-year-old's reign. Charles Clark contributed to an earlier version of this story. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 1953: Although she officially became Queen in 1952 after the passing of her father, King George, Her Majesty's coronation wasn't until a year later, in June 1953. An estimated 27 million people in Britain watched the ceremony on TV. 1954: Since coming to the throne, she has held regular audience with 14 prime ministers. In this photo, the Queen and Winston Churchill wait at Waterloo Station in London for the Queen Mother to arrive back from a month in the US. 1955: The Queen plays a key role in maintaining diplomatic relationships with other countries. Here, she arrives by car at the Portuguese Embassy in London's Belgrave Square to attend a dinner party thrown in their honour by the visiting Portuguese president and Madame Craveiro Lopes. 1956: Travelling and representing Britain overseas is a key part of her job. She and her husband, Prince Philip, visited the Lagos City boundary in Nigeria on their way to the city from Ikeja Airport in 1956. Here, she's sat next to Chief Oba Adeniji-Adila II, whose family has ruled in Lagos for 260 years. 1957: In this photo, the Queen and her sister, Princess Margaret, enjoy a day out at the horse shows in Badminton, Gloucestershire. The queen is holding an old-fashioned movie camera as she takes pictures of the cross-country competition. 1958: Queen Elizabeth II has met everyone who's anyone — from politicians to movie stars. In 1958, she met legendary actress and early Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield at London's Odeon Theatre during the annual royal film festival. 1959: Since taking to the throne, the Queen has met with every sitting US president but one, Lyndon B. Johnson. Here, she stands in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland, with President Eisenhower. They are joined by Prince Philip, Princess Anne, and Prince Charles. 1960: Even the royals need family time. This family photo shows the Duke of Edinburgh and his wife, the Queen, entertaining the kids, including a baby Prince Andrew, as they relax in the grounds of Balmoral Castle. 1961: The royals were joined by President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy at Buckingham Palace in 1961. The Queen was invited to Kennedy's funeral following his assassination in 1963, but was unable to attend due to being pregnant with Edward. 1962: The royals have always been avid race-goers. In 1962, the Queen attended the famous Ascot races with her mother. She wore a blue lace​ dress to Ladies Day while her mother opted for a floral print. 1963: While down under in 1963, the royal couple visited Adelaide, South Australia, where they were greeted by around 90,000 schoolchildren, some of whom had travelled hundreds of miles to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her husband. 1964: Queen Elizabeth II has made over 261 official overseas visits since coming to the throne. While visiting Canada, part of the British Commonwealth, she addressed the Provincial legislature of Quebec in both French and English in October, 1964. 1965: Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965 — his funeral took place on February 1. World leaders and politicians from around the globe attended. A Guardian article from the day said: "By one o’clock the great State funeral was over, the Kings and Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers, the generals and Politicians from the world over had paid their respects." Source: The Guardian 1966: Queen Elizabeth II presents the World Cup, the Jules Rimet trophy, to England's team captain Bobby Moore, July 30, 1966. This was the first and only time England has ever won the World Cup. 1967: As part of a six-day visit to Canada, the monarch had the opportunity to shelter from the rain and ride the Expo 67 electric train, which at the time was revolutionary. It was originally constructed for the 1967 world fair which took place in Montreal. 1968: To mark the 50th anniversary of the RAF, Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh toured the Royal Air Force Base in Abingdon​, England. In this photo, they're driven past a collection of Bloodhound missiles. 1969: Throughout her reign, the Queen has met some of the men and women who helped shape history. Astronauts, and first men on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin were invited to meet with the monarch in Buckingham Palace. 1970: Her Majesty entertained US president Richard Nixon and his wife on many occasions. This photo shows them with Prime Minister Edward Heath at Chequers, the country retreat of Britain's prime ministers. The queen has only visited Chequers three times throughout her reign. 1971: In 1971, Japanese Emperor Hirohito visited Britain for four days. The Emperor and Queen Elizabeth II rode in an open Landau through the gates of Buckingham Palace in a lavish procession after his arrival at Victoria Station. 1972: It was in 1972 that the Queen embarked on a tour of Asia. She paid a visit to Malaysia, where she stopped to speak to school children along the way. 1973: Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband Prince Philip, left, arrive at an "Old Canada" exhibition, in High Park, Toronto. 1974: Queen Elizabeth II of England and the Duke of Edinburgh toast the King of Malaysia, seated between them in evening on Thursday, July 12, 1974, at Claridges in London. The dinner marked the third day of the King and Queen of Malaysia’s visit to England. 1975: Film and music icon Barbra Streisand shakes hands with the monarch in London in 1975 at the Royal Film performance. After the presentations, the Queen saw the musical "Funny Lady," in which Streisand is the star. 1976: US President Gerald Ford leads Queen Elizabeth II in a dance following a State Dinner at The White House. The dinner party was thrown in honour of Her Majesty during her tour of the US. 1977: This year marked the Queen's silver jubilee — celebrating 25 years on the throne. As part of the festivities, she conducted a brief walkabout in London where she met and spoke to members of the public before attending​ a ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. 1978: Here, the royal reviews her Yeoman of the Guard, the world's oldest military corps, in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. 1979: The monarch has been a regular guest of Middle Eastern leaders throughout her reign. Here, she is escorted by King Khali of Saudi Arabia, far right, after her arrival at Riyadh Airport, Saudi Arabia. This was one of just eight official state visits to various countries made that year. 1980: It was in 1980 that the Queen visited the Vatican for the first time. Here, she talks to Pope John Paul II while her husband looks on. 1981: The Queen looks over the crowd of 600,000 people who lined the streets of London on the day of Charles and Diana's wedding, while the bride and groom kiss. An estimated 750 million people watched the event worldwide. 1982: Pope John Paul II sought to overcome centuries of distrust when he became the first pope to visit British shores in 1982, preaching reconciliation between the Vatican and Anglicans even as British troops battled Catholic Argentines in the Falklands. 1983: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of modern history's most iconic religious figures, receives the Insignia of the Honorary Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II at the Rashtrapati Shavar in New Delhi. The order recognises distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture. 1984: Queen Elizabeth II arrives through the avenues of guns during the 2nd day of her review of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in East Germany at Dortmund on Wednesday, making for a dramatic picture. 1985: Proprietor of the Times of London Rupert Murdoch and Queen Elizabeth II look over printing operations as editions of Friday, March 1 issues of the Times newspaper go to press. The Queen's visit marked the newspaper's 200th anniversary. 1986: Queen Elizabeth II is followed by joyous Chinese children as she tours a children's center in Canton during her state visit to President Li Xiannian. 1987: King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who carried out a four-day state visit to Britain, with Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother, and the Duke of Edinburgh, before they attended a banquet in the King's honour at Buckingham Palace. The Queen wore the chain of the Order of King Abdul Aziz in honour of the King. 1988: The Queen visited the Netherlands in 1988 to celebrate 300 years of friendship between the two nations. As part of her visit, she and Dutch Queen Beatrix walked through the Arnhem-Oosterbeek War Cemetery, in Oosterbeek. Many British paratroopers who died in World War II are buried in the cemetery​. 1989: An attendant at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque salutes as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II tours in Kuala Lumpur. The Queen wore a special cloak and slippers required inside the mosque. 1990: The British Royal Family, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, The Prince, and Princess of Wales, Princes William and Harry (center), watched a flypast​ which marked the Queen's 65th birthday, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 1991: During their 1991 trip to the US, then President George H. Bush escorted the Queen and her husband onto the field at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The royals saw the Orioles play the Oakland A's — it was the first baseball game they ever watched. 1992: Disaster struck in 1992 when Windsor Castle caught fire and was partly destroyed. The hall was completely destroyed along with eight other principal rooms and over 100 other rooms. The repair work on all fire damaged areas cost £37 million. 1993: The Queen Mother stands between her two daughters, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, while celebrating her 93rd birthday at Clarence House in London. 1993 was also the year Buckingham Palace was opened to the public for the first time. 1994: It was in 1994 that construction on the Channel Tunnel was completed. Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand unveiled a plaque in front of the head of the drill used to bore through the underwater chalk, to mark the occasion in Coquelles, France. 1995: President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary arrived in London for a five-day European trip in November 1995. 1996: The Queen visited the scene of one of the greatest tragedies in recent British history — The Dunblane Massacre. Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter, Princess Anne, visited the small Scottish town to lay wreaths outside the school where 16 children and one teacher were shot and killed. 1997: Tragedy struck a year later also when Princess Diana was killed by injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris. This photo shows the monarch and Prince Philip observing the vast sea of flowers left outside Buckingham Palace in the wake of Diana's death. The queen faced intense backlash from the public for failing to publicly address Diana's passing. 1998: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, celebrated her 98th birthday in 1998. In this photo, she waves as she poses with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren outside her official residence, Clarence House. 1999: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II joined Housing Manager Liz McGinniss, left rear, and Susan McCarron for tea in McCarron's housing association home in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow. The visit was an example of Britain's royal family experimenting with a more intimate, informal approach on meet-the-people tours, whereby they visited homes and spent time with families around the country. 2000: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, celebrated her 100th birthday from the balcony of Buckingham Palace with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. Cheering fans lined her procession route to Buckingham Palace shouting happy 100th birthday wishes to a woman who won the love and admiration of the nation during a turbulent century. 2001: The following year, the world remembered those who lost their lives in the attacks of 9/11. In this picture, a distraught Queen Elizabeth II wipes a tear from her face as she's comforted by a member of the clergy in St Paul's Cathedral following a memorial service. 2002: This was a difficult year for the Queen. Both her sister, Princess Margaret, and her mother passed away within a month of each other. The picture below shows the Queen and other members of the family during the funeral of the Queen Mother. 2003: Putin landed in Britain for a historic state visit that was aimed at repairing diplomatic damage from the Iraq war. This was the last time the Russian President visited the UK. 2004: To mark 10 years since the passing of Princess Diana, a memorial fountain was erected in London's Hyde Park. The £3.6 million creation at the side of the Serpentine was surrounded by controversy, facing delays and over-running its budget by £600,000. 2005: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended the National Service of Remembrance at St. Paul's Cathedral for the victims of the London Bombings. The service saw candles lit to represent the four sites bombed on July 7 that killed 52 people. It was also this year that Prince Charles and Camilla got married. 2006: The Queen celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006. A firework display, which she can be seen watching in the photo below, was put on at Kew Palace in her honour before she celebrated at a private family dinner. 2007: The Queen and Prince Philip visited the White House in 2007 to attend the annual State Dinner, hosted by George Bush and his wife, Laura Bush. George Bush praised the two nations' relationship, saying: "Our two nations hold fundamental values in common. We honor our traditions and our shared history ... And we have built our special relationship on the surest foundations." 2008: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stood as she delivered a speech at the start of a state banquet for France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at Windsor Castle, near London. 2009: This image had royalists up in arms as Michelle Obama broke royal protocol by touching the Queen. However, the Queen obviously found a friend as she returned the gesture and posed for photos with Michelle. 2010: This hilarious photo did the rounds in 2010. Something clearly amused the Queen and her son, Prince Charles, as they laugh uncontrollably at the Braemar Gathering. The sporting event is known colloquially as "The Games" and attracts visitors from around the world to the small village. 2011: It was the wedding that captivated the world. In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince William, married Kate Middleton in front of an audience of hundreds of millions. Families around the world were glued to their TV sets. The couple even received a message of congratulations from the crew on the ISS. 2012: The Queen had a lot to celebrate in 2012. It was the year of the London Olympics and also the year of the diamond jubilee. 1.2 million people took to the streets of London (pictured below) to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. 2013: Malala Yousafzai attended a reception for youth, education, and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace. The Pakistani teenager, an advocate for education for girls, became the face of women's rights in the Middle East after she survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 on her way home from school. 2014: Here, the Queen walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London in October 2014. The poppies were part of a ceramic poppy installation called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," which marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. There were 888,246 poppies in total, each one representing a British military fatality during the war. 2015: A small dancing robot at Technische Universitaet (Technical University) in Berlin put a smile on the Queen's face earlier this year during her official visit to Germany. 2016: Following the resignation of David Cameron after the Brexit vote, Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Theresa May to Buckingham Palace where she invited her to form a new government. 2017: Her Majesty made friends with a horse during an official visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park, London in October. 2018: Her Majesty provided the perfect photo opp when she sat next to Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week. Her first time at Fashion Week, the Queen attended Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. 2019: Prince Philip was involved in a car crash near Sandringham estate in January. He was unhurt, though he visited the hospital for a checkup the next day. The incident, however, sparked press commentary on the safety practices of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II — including their tendency to not wear a seatbelt. 2020: One of Her Majesty's first appearances of this year was at a church service with Prince Andrew, who recently gave up his royal duties because of his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. It's been a difficult few months for the family, who also saw the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in January. http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3237723-68-pictures-every-single-year-queen-elizabeth-ii039s-record Thu, 06 2020 12:24:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3237723-68-pictures-every-single-year-queen-elizabeth-ii039s-record 31 unique housewarming gifts you can find on Amazon Handmade: Valentine#039;s Day 2020   Though a bottle of wine or flowers will do the trick, the gifts that truly stand out are unique and practical — and hundreds of them can be found on Amazon's Handmade page.  We rounded up 31 picks from Amazon Handmade that make for original, thoughtful housewarming or gifts (and double as great Valentine's Day presents, too).  Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of our Valentine's Day gift guides for even more inspiration.  If you've just been invited to a housewarming party for a friend who recently moved, or your Valentine is into home decor, you're probably trying to figure out something original and thoughtful to gift them.  Wine and flowers are a typical go-to in both scenarios, but there are more creative options, like those on Amazon's Handmade page, that are both unique and useful.  Amazon features tons of one-of-a-kind gifts, decor, clothing, and accessories on their handmade page — all of which add a personal touch to any gifting occasion. Typically, shipping can be more of a lengthy process when purchasing from independent crafters, but hundreds of Amazon Handmade products are Prime-eligible for a seamless shopping experience.  The top 5 gifts from Amazon Handmade:  Striking coasters that will protect their new table, $36 A set of beautiful porcelain espresso cups, $45 A soft and chic addition to any family room, $99 Custom tea towels for a warm touch, $15 A charming piece of kitchen decor for the home baker, $19 A comfy pillow that will remind them of home PCB Home Zip Code Throw Pillow, available at Amazon, $25 A natural soap packed with nutrient-rich oils The Soap Shack Lemongrass Pine Rosemary Soap Bar, available at Amazon, $7.95 An elegant cutting board for the newlyweds who just bought their first home Straga Cutting Boards Engraved Cutting Board, available at Amazon, $35 A throw blanket that will liven any room Handmade Throw Blankets Geometric Throw, available at Amazon, $140 A stamp kit with their new address Wood Present Studio Custom Stamp, available at Amazon, $20.50 Striking coasters that will protect their new table Renee Redesigns Handmade Gold Slate Coasters, available at Amazon, $36 A practical and personalized doormat Nance Industries Monogrammed Rubber Welcome Mat, available at Amazon, $70 Cozy blankets that double as decor Wonddecor Chunky Knit Blanket, available at Amazon, $56.80 A 'tale of two cities' to hang on the wall Art for the Masses Heart Map Photo, available at Amazon, $34.99 A mail bin to keep your "welcome home" gifts organized Country Barn Babe Mail Organizer, available at Amazon, $29.99 A key hook that looks savvy and keeps their things in order Granite City Gift Company Key Holder, $25, Available at Amazon A set of beautiful porcelain espresso cups KAC Studios Espresso Cups, available at Amazon, $45 Tea towels for a warm touch Custom Tee Co. 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Natural Soy Candle, available at Amazon, $20.95 Mason jars for the rustic home Obsidian Home Creations Mason Jar Bathroom Set, available at Amazon, $59.99 A hanging sign made to match any room Fran Johnson House Acrylic Hanging Sign, available at Amazon, $24.77 A personalized clock for their entryway Little River Woodcraft Wall Clock, available at Amazon, $69.99 A charming piece of kitchen decor for the home baker Heartland Country Decor Bakery Decal, available at Amazon, $18.99 A wreath with rustic character WildRidge Design Mini Farmhouse Wreath, available at Amazon, $39 A made-to-order sign for a growing family Three Arrows Collective Rustic Decor Sign, available at Amazon, $30 A sign that says it all Schafer Art Studio Rustic Wood Sign, available at Amazon, $39.90 A bathroom reminder that feels more like decor Wall Worthy Prints Unframed Bathroom Decor, available at Amazon, $11.99 Placemats for a refined table setting Bride N Wedding Beige Burlap Placemats, available at Amazon, $8.39 An address sign that's perfectly minimalist Urban Concrete Modern House Numbers, available at Amazon, $79.99 An ornament for their first Christmas in their new digs "Our New Home" Ornament, available at Amazon, $18.95 A simple decorative vase to hold fresh flowers Honeycomb Studio Beehive Vase, available at Amazon, $32 http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3233809-31-unique-housewarming-gifts-you-can-find-amazon-handmade-va Tue, 04 2020 21:02:00 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3233809-31-unique-housewarming-gifts-you-can-find-amazon-handmade-va How the Royals get their money Harry and Meghan's defection has put a spotlight on the finances and inner workings of Britain's royal family. Here's everything you need to know: How rich are the Windsors? Very. The bulk of the money that supports the House of Windsor — sometimes called The Firm — flows through the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She has three sources of income. First, she receives an annual payout of taxpayer money called the Sovereign Grant, which last year yielded $107 million. Second, she gets the profits from a vast land portfolio called the Duchy of Lancaster, which has been in the royal family since the 13th century and includes several castles, large tracts of rural land in England and Wales, and the Savoy Estate, a patch of prime real estate in central London. Last year the duchy brought in around $28 million. Finally, Her Royal Highness has significant inherited personal wealth and a large investment portfolio of unknown size. The Sunday Times (U.K.) recently estimated her wealth at $482 million. Her son Charles, the Prince of Wales, has his own funding stream from the Duchy of Cornwall, which he inherited at age 3, when his mother became queen. That duchy includes extensive property holdings that yielded $28 million last year, some $6.5 million of which went to his sons, William and Harry. What is the Sovereign Grant? Until 2012 the monarch received a fixed annual payment called the Civil List. It was replaced by the Sovereign Grant, which is a percentage of the profits from the Crown Estate, a massive property portfolio that includes swaths of London's West End and holdings across the U.K., as well as half the U.K.'s shoreline. The Sovereign Grant covers palace upkeep, official travel, and the Royals' household staff, which numbers over 400. The money doesn't cover security costs, which are considerable. Whether the Royals represent a good deal for taxpayers is a matter of sharp debate. In the early 1990s pressure built to lower their overhead, which among other things led to an agreement that the Queen and Prince of Wales would pay income tax and sell the royal yacht. But the firm Brand Finance has calculated the Royals' worth to the U.K.'s economy at $2.3 billion, primarily because they serve as a magnet for tourism; help sell souvenirs, newspapers, and other news products; and provide plotlines for films, books, and TV shows. "They're like a giant PR campaign for the U.K.," said David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance. Are there other holdings? The Queen personally owns Sandringham House, her country retreat in Norfolk, and Balmoral Castle in Scotland, which was bought by Queen Victoria in 1852. She owns (though she can't sell) the Royal Collection, comprising thousands of paintings, tapestries, photographs, books, metalworks, and other artwork and artifacts, and the Royal Philatelic Collection, one of the world's largest stamp collections. The Crown also lays claim to all unmarked swans in open waters, a decree dating to a time when swan meat was coveted, and all whales, sturgeon, and porpoises within 3 miles of the U.K. shoreline. What does 'the job' of a Royal entail? The role of the Queen and her family is to bolster Britain's "national identity, unity, and pride," according to the royal website. In practice, that means various members of the royal family take part in some 2,000 engagements each year, including state banquets, luncheons, receptions, ribbon cuttings, and garden parties. (When Prince Philip retired in 2017, it was calculated that he'd attended 22,191 events, giving 5,493 speeches.) Royals also make visits to service members at home and abroad, serve as patrons for organizations, and assist charities. Some operate their own charities, such as Charles' Prince's Trust, which helps disadvantaged young people. Do the Royals rule the U.K.? In practice, the Queen exerts no meaningful control over Britain's constitutional monarchy, but she does hold a symbolic role and a number of specific powers. The Queen's approval, or Royal Assent, is required for an act of Parliament to become law. (No assent has been denied since 1708.) She appoints the prime minister after an election and meets with him or her weekly, offering counsel. She can also summon and suspend Parliament and is officially the military commander in chief, with the sole power to declare war. The Queen can bestow knighthood and other honorary titles, grant pardons, and reduce prison sentences. She last exercised that power in 2001, when she ordered the release of two inmates who had rescued a prison worker from an attack by a wild boar. Harry and Meghan's valuable brand For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, stepping away from royal duties means giving up taxpayer funding, but the couple is not likely to feel it much. Public money from the Sovereign Grant, they have estimated, has covered only 5 percent of their operating costs; the rest comes from Harry's father, Prince Charles, and his Duchy of Cornwall. In the royal separation agreement announced last week, Charles will continue to fund his son and daughter-in-law for a year, as they seek to become "financially independent." Harry has considerable inherited wealth on his own: His mother, Diana, left him an estimated $13 million, and he was bequeathed many millions more by his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother. Then there's the estimated $5 million Meghan has banked from her television work. They'll now have to pay rent on Frogmore Cottage, their U.K. residence, and repay the $3.1 million in taxpayer funds spent to renovate the home. But the couple has sought a potentially valuable trademark on the name "Sussex Royal" and will apparently seek to generate their own income — possibly through book deals, speaking fees, fashion products, and various product endorsements. "Harry and Meghan's break from the royal family may just be the marketing move of 2020," said Kevin Mercuri of Propheta Communications, a public relations firm specializing in branding. "The fact that the Sussex Royal brand was born of Harry's love for his wife and son will not go unnoticed by North American consumers." This article was first published in the latest issue of The Week magazine. If you want to read more like it, try the magazine for a month here. http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3228438-how-royals-get-their-money Sun, 02 2020 11:25:02 GMT http://windsor.ipub.us/news/3228438-how-royals-get-their-money