Prince William says royal family 'supports with pride and respect' any future decision made by Queen's overseas realms
During royal tour in Bahamas, Prince William says British royal family 'supports with pride and respect' any decisions taken by the Queen’s overseas realms over their future . GALLERY: Best photos from William and Kate's first full day in the Bahamas - sailing, school visit and meeting frontline workers At a reception to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, hosted by Bahamas Governor General Cornelius Alvin Smith, Prince William told guests: "Next year, I know you are all looking forward to celebrating fifty years of independence – your Golden Anniversary.
Typically, Prince William and grandmother Queen Elizabeth are pretty simpatico. But, in the runup to William and bride Kate Middleton’s April 29, 2011 wedding—11 years ago this month!—William and Her Majesty did clash on one wedding detail: His outfit. © Provided by Marie Claire US Prince William
William originally wanted to wear his Irish Guards frock coat, which he had worn during previous royal engagements. However, he had been appointed Colonel of the regiment two months before the wedding, and, as such, Her Majesty wanted him to wear the red tunic.
“We had a couple of discussions on this matter but, as I learnt growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother,” the now Duke of Cambridge said, per the Mirror. (Even though, of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, all eyes were really on her outfit, it’s really hard to imagine William wearing anything other than the red tunic.)
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And, though the Queen didn’t budge on William’s outfit, she was more lenient in other aspects of wedding planning. She allowed William and Kate to draft their own guest list after William was given an initial guest list—and knew no one on the list.
“Things were rapidly building up steam towards the wedding,” William said in 2012, the year after the ceremony. “I was given a list in the first meeting of 777 names, and not one of them I knew. It was a bit daunting, and it was like, that seems to be the guest list sorted—no room for friends or family.”
But, after a call from the Queen, she happily allowed her grandson and heir to the throne the chance to make sure the guest list reflected people who really mattered to he and his bride.
“I wasn’t too happy about it, so I rang [the Queen] for a bit of moral support and a bit of backup,” William said. “She said, ‘Don’t be so ridiculous. Get rid of the list and start from your friends.’”
The Stunning Transformation Of Prince Edward .
As the youngest of Queen Elizabeth's children, Prince Edward has kept a lower profile than his older siblings. Read on to see his stunning transformation.But that changed when he married Sophie Rhys-Jones, and they both left their careers to become working royals. These days, Prince Edward works full time for the crown, making trips abroad and serving as the patron of several organizations. While he has made a few PR blunders along the way, Prince Edward has now positioned himself as a fairly down-to-earth, low-key member of the royal family, and his popularity has steadily increased over the last few years as his role in the royal family has grown.