Exciting news for Brit Royals, Prince Harry is going to be an uncle. Kate is up the duff. Woot! Yet not without drama. CNN reported:
“Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child after 19 months of marriage, the palace announced Monday.
The royal revelation, which followed months of tabloid speculation, came as Catherine was admitted to a central London hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum, (a form of acute morning sickness) Monday afternoon. She is expected to be in King Edward VII Hospital for several days, the palace said.”
Early days, Kate is not yet 12 weeks pregnant. Congratulations Kate and Will and England. Very exciting.
[Photo: Prince Harry - Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.12.12~
He is the lovable larrikin of the British Royals (well… one of them)… Prince Harry Windsor is the 33rd most voted star of 2012.
The post you most liked of the Prince this year was this one.
[Photo: GQ archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
Young Royals humor: Prince Harry will always have his fans on a Hollywood themed website.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
Prince Harry‘s latest: 2 Americans & 18 Taliban die in Afghanistan. Prince Harry is okay.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.9.12~
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. Alexander Pope poetic words, re-edit
2. Dwayne Johnson box office actor
3. Teen sailor Laura Dekker, Northland, New Zealand
4. World Champion athlete Lisa Carrington
5. Nicole Kidman + Mario Testino – Pussy Riot
6. Stephen Moyer + Sir Peter Jackson‘s Memphis Three film
7. Brain Science Academy IT education product + Madonna + Hal David + USA news
8. Taylor Kitsch + water + action star movie actors + leading trends mapping
9. Tim Tebow – American football star
10. Maori Men artistic strength + courage
No.11: Taking it to the hoop – Miley Cyrus teen street fashion strut
No.12: Redheads of The Netherlands festival.
No.13: Russell Crowe + Lisa Carrington movie star – kayak links
Important New Zealand News.
It’s been two years today when the first earthquake struck Otautahi, Christchurch City, Te Wai Pounamu, South Island New Zealand. The moment was devastating. Life changing for us all. 11,500 were injured. Many died. Homes and community destroyed. Now Christchurch is rebuilding slowly. Woot!
World News Links Appearing in New Zealand:
Prince Andrew 52, absails down The Shard:
Prince Harry‘s latest–People Magazine
Barack Obama is also popular.–USA Today
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.9.12~
Australian news outlets noted how Princess Diana was remembered a day or so back. It has been fifteen years since she passed away.–MSN has the story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.9.12~
Yesterday was a spike day for August.
What topic sent audience ratings through the roof?
One name, one post: Prince Harry.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
In Prince Harry News: ABC reports: One parties like an Olympic gold medalist and one is an actual Olympic gold medalist, so when Prince Harry and Ryan Lochte partied together in Las Vegas it was definitely not going to stay in Las Vegas.
In a 50-second video obtained by the New York Daily News, Harry, 27, and Lochte, 28, can be seen facing off Monday night in a swimming battle at a booze-filled pool party while both bachelors were living it up in Sin City.
In sweltering heat, it’s good to see these lads turning on an entertainment show for the American people. Those temperatures are definitely stay by the pool temps. Nice one!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.8.12~
Prince Harry wears shades while watching family compete at London Olympics 2012.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
10. Chris Hemsworth
Featured Talent: Orientalism meets dance in Justin Haiu‘s artful expression of life in an ever-increasing technical world.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
Arrow hawk skies. Arohatia, Kiwi whanau smiles. Royal watchers nigh.
Photos – NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.7.12~
Prince Harry Windsor is the no.1 British person requested on the blog today.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.6.12~
He’s been visiting his grandad in hospital, yet on this blog, Maori humor and Prince Harry‘s rogue ways – is a popular blog post today.
“When we were young it was very easy to take our grandmother for granted. She was just a grandmother to us. It’s only really sort of been over the last sort of five, eight to 10 years that I’ve actually really learned to sort of understand and accept the huge deal that she is around the world, especially within the UK.”
“You can’t get stuck in a sort of an old-age situation when everything else around you is changing. So you have, you have to go with it.”
Video Link – ABC’s: Prince Harry on The Queen’s 60th Year
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.6.12~
After a bit of track and field coaching from Usain Bolt in Jamaica, Prince Harry decided to get his Will Smith styled ‘get jiggy with it” dance action club moves on while on the Jamaican track.
The global posing continues on Harry’s leg of the Diamond Jubilee Tour 2012.
[Photo source - Splash News Online].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.3.12~
When Prince Harry was visiting The Bahamas on a Diamond Jubilee ten day tour, he managed to get Miss Bahamas, Anastagia Pierre to say that she wouldn’t mind marrying him, the day before he arrived into town. Shocker!
In this photograph Pierre and Windsor chat during a reception for youth leaders, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas. Read more.
Young Anastagia Pierre is now on the celebrity map. Cute.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.3.12~
The Brit’s I’ve met in New Zealand recently love smoking the ganja and they also love drinking simultaneously while moaning about the costs of pints compared to ‘back home.’ Fair enough. “Still, pints aren’t as bad ‘ere as in Canada.” So that’s a bonus. (I don’t know how exactly they got their ganja through customs, either?!) and they’re very well behaved drinkers mind.
Nothing like that Prince Harry diving into swimming pools mid-drink at a club while abroad like he’s Daniel Radcliffe filming an action movie scene or something. ;)
Clearly though, with such a rate of consumption in down time, all of their wages are going directly back into the local economy. They work hard and ‘play’ hard. Eventually they’ll settle down a tad no doubt.
Along with the Irish, most Brits help each other get construction jobs in New Zealand. Within a week on arrival to New Zealand, Brits I’ve observed are working, drawing New Zealand money in their hip pockets and attending all the music festivals they can and tanning up a storm each weekend. They look happier by the day. Though, they do stick in packs and drink and play together. “We’ll teach you proper English sayings,” they reckon. “You lot ‘av forgotten ‘em down ‘ere.” I see.
But back in the motherland, what’s it really like being British today if in the UK? – is a question I ask looking into the relieved faces of Britain’s twenty-something and thirty-something generations who look like they’re recovering from an aftermath of quick and rapid European nations’ change. How will Kiwis cope with these changes too at the hands of IMF and World Bank restructuring of economies (the ensuing peopel movement around the planet) and the impact upon us, our culture, our lives, our dreams as tangata whenua, or, people of the land, here in NZ.
It’s not talked about much in the Kiwi papers, but if we don’t have our heads in the sand, we’ll realize that times and culture are rapidly changing in the face of mass global travel amongst the Eurozone’s youth populations. These are the silent questions that fill my mind, when getting to know the new arrivals. I was immigrant in the US once, so I understand. “Flash your Pearlas,” I say. “Can’t go wrong with a good smile on ya kanohi here in New Zealand! We always like that.”
They’re like… ‘wot’s a ka-no-he?!’ :) *eyeroll* Where do you start?!
Here’s two views that help answer the question of What’s it like to be British in Britain today? from the UK Guardian’s top news stories on their website today are. In the middle of these two views – is Britdom today:
2. What does being British mean to you? – interactive chat: From Stratford, east London to Stratford-upon-Avon, via Belfast, Caernarfon, Perthshire, Devon, Bradford, Coventry, Hastings and Edinburgh, 100 Britons explain how they feel about their national identity.
In Non-Royal’s news: Stuff That The Little People are reading today, looks like:
Millons miss bill payments and risk credit rating, George Clooney lookalike contest winner: Can you spot the difference? Read more? Bee stung pouts via the Jolie-Pitt kids news, gymnasitc bikini beach by Kelly Brook in Brazil, Dancing Jorige Porter denies being a hottie. And: Katy Perry has a spiritual experience cheering in stands at Super Bowl… Too funny!
UK people I most admire are people like Nicky Gumbel for his work he does in rehabilitating prisoners back into the London and British community. Happy 60th job day to Regina. What a mammoth life! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.2.12~
Wearing a red scarf bandana, Prince Harry Windsor rides a Harley Davidson across the Arizona Desert.
The UK news has more.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.11.11~
The Windsors and racehorses, go hand in hand.
Here’s Will, Kate and Harry wearing formal racing day attire to the Epsom Derby.
[Photograph - Getty]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.6.11~
The NZ Breakers beat Cairns Taipans on a (royal wedding) fiercely contested basketball weekend. Auckland City, New Zealand have two big reasons to celebrate tonight. The final score was 71-53. Well done!
World History, Britain: 150 years ago in the UK, William & Catherine Booth became the world’s first “Will and Cate” stars.
According to Winkie Paratene, their story of visionary leadership continues today because the people that “society and churches ignored, this couple did not.”
Their amazing story, can be read in this book by authors Trevor Yaxley with Carolyn Vandervaal.
Today Prince William, pictured here with his bro Prince Harry arriving at Westminster Abbey, becomes the second Will and Kate star couple of Britain.
The top posts voted on Horiwood.Com on a royal wedding day – where a huge spike was achieved on this blog due to Young Royals romancing down an aisles, are as follows:
4. About Horiwood–>Culture, oil & US – Kim Knight & Taika Cohen
10. Tie A: Princess Beatrice of York
10. Tie B: Designer Catherine Walker
10. Tie C: Coat of Arms for The Duchess of Cambridge
10. Tie D: Harry Windsor
Publishing Details – Authors, Trevor Yaxley with Carolyn Vanderwal. Manuscript editor Rick Killian, Boulder Colorado. Cover Design Dan Thornberg. Library of Congress Catalogue No. BX9743.B7y39 2003. Publisher Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota-
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.4.11~
Writing a wedding speech in minus 40 degrees temperatures? Prince Harry Windsor is doing way too much in the Arctic today, and all for a good cause.
Reports ABC America today, “Though the Royal Wedding is exactly a month away today, Prince Harry is focusing on a team of intrepid soldier amputees and explorers, who are trying to reach the North Pole.
ABC News reports, these four soldiers are members of the Walking With the Wounded team hoping to reach their goal, as the first amputees to reach the North Pole. To show his support, the prince — a fellow soldier — joined them for the first days of their trek. When asked whether he is preparing his best man’s speech, while out in the wilderness, Harry gave a cheeky reply, bringing the focus right back to the worthy cause.”
Nice one. Click on dudes pic to view video coverage of the trek via the USA’s reporting team.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~
Ten things about Prince Harry Windsor‘s GQ Magazine cover’s, accompanying interview for war veterans awareness and sacrifice.
Hiking for charity is a royal thing to do:
In a world exclusive for the May issue, GQ meets Prince Harry and the Walking with the Wounded team as they prepare for their epic unaided trek to the North Pole, in an attempt to raise £2 million for charities focusing on the retraining and rehabilitation of injured British service personnel. Arctic experts give some of the disabled war veterans a 40-60% betting odds chance of completing the ambitious mission for a noble cause.
Who exactly is in the star line up of this Nanook of The North styled trek it out Posse?
Prince Harry is Patron of Walking with the Wounded, and the team comprises Captain Guy Disney, Private Jaco van Gass, Sergeant Steve Young, Captain Martin Hewitt, Founders Edward Parker and Simon Dalglish, Logistics and Training Guide Henry Cookson, and Polar Guide Inge Solheim.
Paid modeling for charitable causes is a royal thing to do as well for family traditions of charity. Chalk it.
Harry and the team were photographed by David Bailey in January 2011. A special edition front cover [pictured] will feature HRH Prince Harry, with a donation from each issue sold going to the Walking with the Wounded charity.
What frozen landscape sets can teach us about human rights beyond despair of the human price of war for veterans.
Founder Edward Parker comments of the wounded servicemen selected from the 100-plus injured who applied to undertake the challenge, “These four guys knew when they went toAfghanistan that they could get killed or wounded. The political whys and wherefores are not what we’re addressing here. These men are soldiers; this is what they do; it is their job. But what happens when they can’t go back to the day job through physical or mental injury? What happens to these men and women? We must not forget about them. They need assistance, support, money. They need help realising that, yes, their options have changed – drastically – but they can still have an impact they can still very much lead full and prosperous lives. These wounded personnel have immense courage; more so than ever before. The four guys going to the Pole with Walking with the Wounded are just the veneer on the wounded community; it is up to us and this expedition to show there is a future. If by walking 250 miles across a frozen landscape, we can inspire one disabled serviceman to lift himself up off the bed, or out of a wheelchair, or out from the depths of hopelessness, we have done our job.”
Gratitude as a trait of brotherhood. Not taking an individuals personal sacrifice to serve others lightly.
Royal Patron Prince Harry, who is joining the other eight men on the ice for up to a week, said in a message of support: “This extraordinary expedition will raise awareness of the debt that this country owes to those it sends off to fight – only for them to return wounded and scarred, physically and emotionally. The debt extends beyond immediate medical care and short-term rehabilitation. These men and women have given so much. We must recognise their sacrifice, be thankful, so far as we can ever repay them for it.”
Norwegian Nordic Austin Powers sense of humor in tricky drifting conditions of navigating the Arctic world on top of the ice capped oil rich terrain.
Inge Solhiem, the expedition’s Polar Guide, adds “Harry’s training has been going very well: he has the right attitude. I’m sure Harry has healthy concerns about the dangers – as he should. You have no idea how different the pole is from everything else on the planet. The old Norwegian explorers called it the “devil’s dance floor”. It is unpredictable. Deadly. If you’re not paying attention it will just slap you… You can walk ten miles in one day, pitch your tent overnight, and the ice will have drifted you back eleven miles in the opposite direction.”
Jaco van Gass on Afghanistan as a door
Private Jaco van Gass [pictured, right, with Capt. Guy Disney], who lost his left arm (as well as almost two-thirds of his left leg tissue), is one of the chosen team. He says “I knew what I was fighting for out there. I wasn’t just doing what the army told me to do, I wanted to be there. I loved my job and I still do. I loved every second of it and that’s why I don’t regret what happened to me. There’s not a day that goes by now when I don’t think about Afghanistan and wish I was back out there; my battalion, the Parachute Regiment, is out there now, out on the front line. I know that door has closed, but new ones are opening. I am ready for these new challenges; I am ready for the future.”–Excrutiating injuries.
Veteran Injuries have greatly increased dramatically for UK soliders
The number of single, double and triple amputees and severely injured soldiers returning from Afghanistan annually has risen dramatically since the war began in 2001. Figures from Defence Analytical Services and Advice (DASA), part of the Ministry of Defence, mirror the numbers compiled by independent charities for limbless service personnel, and the news is shocking. Look back as far as 2006 and the number of UK servicemen who sustained partial or complete limb amputation that year in Afghanistan as a result of injuries sustained was seven. In 2007 it had reached 12, by 2008 numbers were up to 30, come 2009 and 55 were recorded and by the end of 2010 this annual figure had risen to 76 troops who had suffered “traumatic or surgical amputation” of one or more limbs. No one has any doubts this figure will rise again in 2011. From the period 1 January 2006 to 15 January 2011, 1,608 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK field hospitals, categorised as Wounded In Action, as part of operation in Afghanistan, whereas 248 were categorised as Seriously Injured and 235 Very Seriously Injured.
I hope these lads take some Afghan Biscuits with them. Afghan biscuits help your skip along when hiking. One shouldn’t hit the arctic without them in your pack. They’re chocolate biscuits made with (skippy maybe) cornflakes in them. Perfect for hiking, like scroggin biscuits add strength with triple New Zealand butter and a dash of sugar via Fiji with extra dark chocolate lashings of icing for good luck and good measure.
The full feature from Walking With the Wounded expedition appears in the May issue of British GQ, out 31st March. Proceeds from this special issue, with two collector’s edition covers, will be going to Walking with the Wounded.
This article shared via GQ’s website to assist the injured of Britain’s contribution to war via Hollywood California USA.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.26.11~
According to the UK Sun, Prince Harry Windsor, 26, has kept his elder brother guessing what is in store for the stag do before the big royal wedding where 2.4 billion people are expected to watch.
A source is said to have told The Sun: “They would have held it closer to the wedding day of April 29, but William was keen to make sure there was a big-enough gap before the big day.
“Harry has planned the stag do in great detail.”
Sounds fun. It’s happening today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.26.11~
Prince Harry is so versatile. Look how dude rolls.
[Photographs courtesy of Bauer Griffin].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~