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Kate Loves Starbucks and Other Royal Hearsay

Monday, January 21, 2013

Gosh, until this darn Anmer Hall is settled we are going to have to set up some kind of House Watch, like the Royal Baby Watch. A new twist on the ever changing saga is that there is a military base not far from the home.  Perhaps, William and Kate are hankering after some extended normalcy before changing their lives forever, and will remain in the service while they start to raise their first child. The big home could be a perfect upgrade for them as they must expand their household to accommodate a major lifestyle change with the arrival of Baby Cambridge. Even so, it would continue to give them the privacy and sense of a normal life they crave before becoming full-time royals. Supposedly, trees that provide screening and dense shrubbery are being added around the property to further shield it from prying eyes. To be doubt...

Meanwhile, on January 11th Kate was spotted walking Lupo, accompanied by a security guard, around Kensington.  The Duchess stopped into a nearby Starbucks, where she is described as a regular, to order a decaf skinny latte and a cookie. Frankly, if you are going for sweets why anyone would pass up on the salted caramel cake pop is beyond me, but I suppose if their is a chance of paparazzi around it is for the best. They are quite tricky things to consume with dignity. The above picture is actually from last year. No quick photo was snapped. Starbucks isn't that fast, I guess everyone was thoughtful of her privacy. Kate is a long time fan of the coffee company as we have old photographic evidence.

The Daily Mail reports that Harry is envious of William getting to fly and then go home to his wife and cute dog:
'Before coming out here I was very jealous of my brother,' he said.
'It's operational flying back home. You get all the luxuries of operational flying - the pride, as you call it - and the reward of basically saving people's lives, which is exactly what we try and do as well.
'And back home he gets to go home to his wife and dog, whereas out here we don't. We're stuck playing PlayStation in a tent full of men.'
Harry said William is a little jealous in his own right, wishing he could be flying in Afghanistan:
'I think there is a bit of jealousy, not just the fact that I get to fly this, but obviously he'd love to be out here.
Oh boys and their manly-man rivalries. If you want more on the story, check out the full article here.


  1. That would make sense if they continued private life, just in a bigger house as they start the next phase of life. Loved that picture with that coat!

  2. Regarding the "new house" the Queen is giving William & Kate. I heard that the person who is living there now has another 4 years on the lease. There has nothing been said about him leaving early. So again we will have to wait and see what happens. Anyone know how far that house is to London & her parents. I would think they would want to be close to her parents and the doctors in London.

    1. Hi Pauline! Yes, you are correct, it is currently inhabited, and I hope that means the tenet is either leaving happily, or that they are waiting until the lease is up. Time will tell. The home is a little over 100 miles from Kensington, about 2 1/2 hours, and about 170 miles from her parents' home. I don't think that is an unreasonable distance, and I also doubt very much, even if the tenet is leaving early, that they would move in before the baby is born. hey seem fairly settled in London for the time being.


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