This is interesting. Prince William is heading to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. I hope he's flanked by Jordan's Prince Zeid of the UN, the whole way. Otherwise, I find it daunting. Just like weapons branded by one country are used in disasters so the blame is directed away from real culprits, I hope the trip will be informative and uneventful. Godspeed.
Perhaps, the mature moderates can be convinced that the territorial integrity, safety of citizens and general prosperity would be best served under one Palestine, with Jerusalem as an internationally run city-state and Israelis declared a distinct society within Palestine, so that the world can move on. I'm an undeterred wishful thinker. What can I say?
It looks as if he may have visited his great grandmother who's interred in Jerusalem, (the Christian) Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was related to the House of Hesse who gave the Rothschilds their lucky break.If only her ancestor had been deaf. Unless he was?!
Sublime portraits of Louis's christening. I especially like the first and last two, the penultimate one the most of the closeup of mom and baby. Kate does also take great photos of her little ones. Here, the makeup, the creamy tones and the lighting are all really well done:
Well, you know how I feel about my Bestie. I want her around a long time. With all due respect, I still think her succession should go in the way of awarding Canada to Charles, for his inspiring stance on the environment, and just delegate responsibilities among her heirs across the Commomwealth. If handing power to leaders who are too "green" is any indication, experience and wisdom cannot be undervalued at this crucial time.