Monday, 29 June 2015

Royals at Wimbledon - 2015

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June 29th 
  • Duke of Kent

Tuesday 30th 
  • No Royals in Attendance 

Wednesday July 1st 
  • Duchess of Gloucester
  •  Duke of Kent

Thursday 2nd 
  • Duchess Camilla
    • Met with Wimbledon Staff
Also in Royal Box was:
  • Annabel Elliot (Duchess Camilla's Sister)
  • Carole and Michael Middleton (Duchess Catherine's Parents)

Friday 3rd 
  • No Royals in Attendance 

Saturday 4th 
  • Member of the Armed Forces 
  • No Royals in Attendance 

Sunday 5th 
  • Middle Sunday - No Matches

Monday 6th 
  • Duchess of Gloucester
    • Attend the Lawn Tennis Association President's Lunch 
  • Duke of Kent
  • Princess Michael of Kent
  • Peter Phillips (Not seated in the Royal Box)
Also in attendance, but not in the Royal Box were:
  • Pippa Middleton (Duchess Catherine's sister)
  • James Middleton (Duchess Catherinee's Brother) and Girlfriend, Donna Air 

Tuesday 7th 
  • Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark 

Wednesday 8th 
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • Countess Sophie
  • Duke of Kent
  • Prince & Princess of Kent
    • Their Son, Lord Frederick Windsor
  • Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Zara Phillip-Tindall and Mike Tindall (Not Seated in Royal Box)
Also in attendance but not in Royal Box, were:  
  • Michael and Carole Middleton (Duchess Catherine's Parents)

Thursday 9th 
  • No Royals in Attendance 
  • Pippa & James Middleton (Duchess Catherine's Siblings)

Friday 10th - Semi Finals
  • Prince Andrew
  • Duchess of Gloucester

Saturday 11th - Finals 
  • Duke of Kent

Sunday 12th - Finals
  • Duchess of Gloucester
  • Duke of Kent
  • Princess Michael of Kent 
    • And son, Lord Frederick Windsor
Also in Attendance, but not in the Royal Box were:
  • Pippa Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge's sister)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Queen's Grandchildren Official Patronages

Unlike their cousins William and Harry, the Queen's other Grandchildren do not undertake official engagements, but many of them do hold Patronages. 

Peter Phillips has 1 Patronages that I know of and works full time as Managing Director of SEL UK.

Habitat for Humanity (Peterborough and Kawartha Region, Canada)
Royal Patron (2016-Present)

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that helps to build homes for low-income families. Peter is an ambassador for their Youth Build Program, which gets youth involved on building sites and in the fundraising process.

Peter's wife, Autumn, is also a Royal Patron of the charity. She is an ambassador for their Women Build Program. Autumn's father Brian Kelly, lives just outside Peterborough. He is the chairman of the board of directors for the Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region.

Zara Tindall (née Phillips)  is a Olympic medal equestrian and is currently patron of charities. 

The Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust 
Patron  (2005-Present)

The Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust is a New Zealand based charity that supports Spinal Cord Injury research. 

Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund
Patron (2007-present)

Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund is a charity that helps equestrian riders at all level and disciplines after they have been injured. The charity was founded by the parents of Mark Davies, an event rider who died as a result of an accident at the Burghley Horse Trials in 1988. The charity also promotes rider safety. 

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children 

Patron  (2011-Present)

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children is a UK based air ambulance charity for critically ill children. The air ambulance allow children access of much needed urgent specialist care. Lucy stands for ‘Lifesaving Urgent Care for the Young’. 

Magic Millions Racing Women 

Ambassador (2012-2013)  Patron (2013-2018)

Magic Millions Racing Women is an Australian organization that promote and encouraged women in racing. It awards a bonus of $500,000, distributed to the first four all-female owned or leased horses at the Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Princess Beatrice works in Business in London, and is currently patron of 11 charities. 

Children in Crisis
Global Ambassador

Children in Crisis is a UK based charity that works to provided a quality education to children in poor, or conflicted countries. They mainly work in Asia and Africa.  They work to make quality education accessible to children, who often would not have access of the right to learn.

 The Charity also provides support to the families, through adult literacy, health education and maternal health programs. As well as working with communities to create sustained change. 

After graduation Beatrice spent three months working for Children in Crisis as a research and development intern.

The Big Change Charitable Trust 
Founder (2012-Present)
Beatrice co-founded Big Change in 2012. She has been a trustee of Big Change since May 2013.  Big Change raising funds and supports forward- thinking projects, ideas and people 
that help to build communities. 

York Musical Society

Patron (2012-Present)

York Musical Society is a choral society in York. it is the oldest musical society in the England, founded in 1765. 

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation
Patron (2013-Present)

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation is a charity based in Scotland that support the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital was open in 1895 by Beatrice's namesake, Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.

The Charity works to make sure the patients and their families receive the best care and support possible through, comfortable and inviting facilities, accommodations for families, family support, staff training, art projects, etc. 

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation also gives grants to fund projects, equipment and training at many other children’s healthcare locations through out Scotland. 

Broomwood African Education Foundation 

Patron (2013-Present)

Broomwood African Education Foundation, is a charity run by Broomwood Hall School (Students Age 4-13) in London.  The Foundation built and runs a school in Gondar, Ethiopia called St George’s School with the hopes to provide the underprivlliged students in Ethiopia the same high standard of education Broomwood Hall School provides it's students.

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 

Patron (2013-Present)

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions in West Yorkshire. The Charity has a state of the art Hospice, Russell House, in Huddersfield, and also provided home hospice services. The charity provide care and support for the children, both physically and mentally, emotionally and socially. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice works to help each child live life to the fullest. 

They also provide support for their families, who are often overwhelmed providing their sick child's full time care. 

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre 

Patron (2013-Present)

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre provides support for people with Dyslexia as well as training & courses for student, parent and specialist teachers. The Centre also provides Dyslexia screening and assesses. Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre is a non-Profit and provides free screenings & assessments and subsidized training for those unable to afford the normal fees.

At the age of 7, Beatrice was diagnosed with dyslexia and received help and support from the Centre throughout her secondary education.

York Theatre Royal

 Patron (2014-Present)

The York Theatre Royal is over 270 years old.  The theatre entertains over 200,000 people a year with a variety of performances, including it's annual pantomime.

Berkshire Community Foundation

Patron (2014-Present)

The Berkshire Community Foundation was founded in 1985 to help support the community in the Royal County of Berkshire. The Foundation provides grants for individuals, families and companies in the community. Beatrice has close ties to the community as 2 schools she attended, Upton House School and St. George's School, are located in Berkshire.

English National Ballet School 

Patron (2015 - Present)

English National Ballet School is the official school of the English National Ballet. It is a world renowned ballet training centre for young ballet dancers from around the world, age 16 to 19.  The school gives talented young dancers the opportunity to train regardless of a student's financial ability, though subsided tuition fees and scholarships. The school is in central London.  

Patron (2016 - Present)

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK based charity. The charity works to help provide life changing care for teen with cancer. They have 28 specialty cancer units with expert staff in NHS hospitals. They also provide these teen and their families support. Teenage Cancer Trust helps fund a portfolio of cancer research and policy. 

Duchess Sarah, and Princess Eugenie are also patrons of the organization. 

Judge (2016)
Royal Patron (2017- Present)

Oscar’s Book Prize is an annual award for the best under-fives book of the year.

It is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton, who passed away in 2012 at age 3 from a undetected heart condition. 

Princess Eugenie works at London Art Gallery, Hauser & Wirth and is patron of a number of charities. 

Global Ambassador

Children in Crisis is a UK based charity that works to provided a quality education to children in poor, or conflicted countries. They mainly work in Asia and Africa.  They work to make quality education accessible to children, who often would not have access of the right to learn.

The Charity also provides support to the families, through adult literacy, health education and maternal health programs. As well as working with communities to create sustained change. 

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's Charity Appeal 
Patron (2012-Present)

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the world. Prince Andrew, Eugenie's father, is Parton of the Hospital. Princess Eugenie was a patient at the hospital in 2002, age 12. Eugenie underwent back surgery to correct scoliosis.

In 2012 Princess Eugenie became patron of the hospital's redevelopment appeal to build new state of the art facilities on the existing 100 year old site. The new NHS orthopaedic hospital is expected to be fully operational by 2018.

Patron  (2016 - Present)

Elephant Family is an animal conservation charity founded in 2002. The Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand co-founded the charity.  Elephant Family works to protect endangered Asian elephants, with conservation projects across Asia. The Charity works to secure elephant and wildlife habitats, reduce human-elephant conflicts and promotes education programs in the UK about these endangered elephants.

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles become Joint President of Elephant Family after the death of Camilla's brother Mark Shand, although they had supported the charity numerous times in the years previous. 

Camilla's sister Annabelle, & Eugenie's Mother, Duchess Sarah, are also Patrons of the charity. 

Patron (2016 - Present)

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK based charity. The charity works to help provide life changing care for teen with cancer. They have 28 specialty cancer units with expert staff in NHS hospitals. They also provide these teen and their families support. Teenage Cancer Trust helps fund a portfolio of cancer research and policy. 

Duchess Sarah and Princess Eugenie are also patrons of the organization. 

Royal Patron (2016 - Present)

The Print Room at the Coronet is a small Theater and performance space in Notting Hill. Originally the theater had been located in a former print warehouse, before moving it's current location. 

Be Inspired Art Auction
Patron (2017) 

Be Inspired is a contemporary art auction in support of the charity Children & the Arts, taking place at the auction house Christie’s March 8th & online April 4-13.

Lady Louise has no Patronages and is a full time student.

Viscount James has no Patronages and is a full time student.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Queen Elizabeth's Thank You to Well Wisher for Princess Charlotte's birth.

Today I received a letter from Queen Elizabeth II. I was really excited when I saw her Red monogram embossed on the back of the envelope.  I had written to Queen Elizabeth, last month, to congratulate her on the birth of her newest Great-Granddaughter, Princess Charlotte. I had also written to William & Catherine and Charles & Camilla congratulating them on the birth as well.

I think I would have been more enthusiastic about this reply if it had included a sentence about the Queen's feelings about Princess Charlotte's arrival.  In the reply for the Queen's 89th BirthdayMary Morrison, one of the Queen's Ladies-in-Waiting, wrote to me that "the arrival of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has given much pleasure to the whole Royal Family."

The reply I received from the Queen on this occasion was unlike anything I had yet to receive from her. It was written on the usual stationary, but appeared to be a typed reply sent to everyone who wrote the Queen on the Occasion of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge's birth.

Without my name written on it or a Ladies-in-Waiting's signature it looks a little plain.

The letter is dated June 2015 on the bottom, the month after Princess Charlotte was born. Queen Elizabeth's office most likely decided to wait until June to send to print and send the response to ensure that they had received all of them. The Cambridges's response came 2 weeks earlier.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Signed 10th Anniversary Card from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

I got this back in April, but due to having a lot of things going on I never posted this. This was the first time I had written to just Camilla.

There were a few things going on at the time that I wrote to Camilla about, her upcoming Tour of the USA with Charles, & her 10th Wedding anniversary.

What is really interesting about this reply is it was sent by registered mail. This means it was tracked and I had to sign for it.

The Card inside is twice the size as the ones's usually sent by William, Catherine and Harry. The picture was originally released for an interview that Charles gave to CNN prior to the couple's tour of the USA in March.

The back of the card has a simple typed message, handed signed by Camilla herself. Camilla is well know for often writing back herself, or personally signing cards. I know a handful of people you have received personal responses from the Duchess.

This is probably one of my favorite response I have received from the royals so far.

The back of the envelope has Camilla's green monogram.

The Green Monogram is used by Camilla for letters sent from Birkhall, Charles and Camilla's Scotland Residence.

A Blue Monogram is used for letters sent from Clarence House, their official residence in London.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Letter From Rebecca Deacon

After the Birth of Princess Charlotte last month I wrote to the Royals to send them my congratulations. I wrote to William and Catherine to congratulate them on the birth of their 1st daughter.

I also wrote a letter to the Cambridge's Staff congratulating them on what I thought was a job very well done at Lindo Wing. I thought they had learn a lot from Prince George's birth and did a incredible at making Princess Charlotte's birth a lot smoother and easier for everyone involved. It was amazing how even though you could be on the other side of the world, they created a feeling like you were a fan on the streets outside the hospital, although we probably had a better view.

I addressed the letter to Rebecca Deacon, Miguel Head, Jason Knauf, Nick Loughran, Katrina McKeever and others member of staff who had assisted at Lindo Wing. The envelope I addressed to Rebecca Deacon, the Duchess of Cambridge's Private Secretary, at Kensington Palace, where the Cambridge's office are located. Normal correspondence for the Royals Couple are dealt with and should be sent to Clarence House.

I wasn't 100% expecting a reply, since the letter was addressed and meant for the Cambridge staff, not the couple. I wasn't sure how they would feel about a letter being written to them personally. So I was very excited when I received a envelope in the mail with Catherine's monogram on the back. The envelope and stationary is the exact same as is used when Rebecca Deacon or others mail letters on the Duchess's behalf. When letters are sent on the couple's behalf Prince William's stationary is used. The reply was sent a month after I had mailed the letter and took 4 days to arrive. That is pretty good timing when writing to a British Royal.

The letter was pretty standard of what you see when writing to a British Royal. They usually start with addressing your letter, mention how touched they were and send their best wishes.

Even Rebecca Deacon is prone to a few mistakes, in the last paragraph of the letter Rebecca accidentally repeats "this comes" twice and on the envelope the word "Private" is misspelled.

This is probably one of my letter that I will most treasure, along with the card personally signed by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall I got back in April.

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Cambridge's Birth of Princess Charlotte Reply

Yesterday, I was very excited when I got the mail since on the back of one of the envelopes was William's unmistakable "W"! I know exactly what this was. I  had written to send my congratulations to the Cambridges on the birth of Princess Charlotte.

It is your standard reply from the Cambridges, a postcard sized photo with a typed note on the back. The photo is of the Cambridge's leaving Lindo Wing with Charlotte on the day of her birth. It was taken by award nominated Royal Photographer James Whatling; who is an independent photographer.

Kensington Palace shared a look behind the scenes of all they letter they received from around the world for Princess Charlotte's birth.

Because I know this has long been a point of interest, I just wanted to confirm that yes, technically you can send your letter to the Cambridges/Harry to Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, but Clarence House is where the letters are replied to by Prince Charles's correspondence section. If you send it anywhere else, it is collected and taken to Clarence House. This obviously takes time, so writing to Kensington Palace or Buckingham Palace means a longer wait time for a response.

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Official Photos of Princess Charlotte
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Friday, 5 June 2015

June Q & A

Post your Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible. 

Question 1: Any suggestions on what I should write to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of Princess Charlotte?

Answer: You can write as much or as little as you would like. Anything from a card with a sentence congratulating them on the birth to a lengthy letter talking about your thoughts and feels on the occasion and them as parents. It is also still perfectly acceptable to write to them and congratulate them on the birth of Princess Charlotte even though it happened over a month ago.  You can do this up until the christening next month. After that I would if you haven't written to them and want to I would make the purpose of your letter more general or specific to a more recent event.

Question 2: Why did the letters arrive to St. James Palace instead of to Kensington Palace? 

So everyone is clear these are the tweets being referred too:

Answer: William, Catherine and Harry's mail should be sent to Clarence House where it is handled by Prince Charles's Staff.  The Royals staff at Kensington Palace doesn't actually answer the mail. It is all collected and taken to Clarence House and answered by the Correspondence Section.

Prince Charles' office at Clarence House actually overflows into St. James Palace. The two buildings are connected. So often when people say Clarence House, meaning Prince Charles office, they could actually be referring to some parts of St. James Palace. So this mail was stored in the overflow part of Prince Charles' office, but it was still answered by his staff.

William, Catherine and Harry's staff offices are in Kensington Palace with additional offices in St. James Palace as well.

Question 3: How long does it take a letter to get to the UK from the U.S.? 

Answer: It depends how the letter is sent, but in my experience with the British royals I receive their letter 5-7 days after it has been sent. It will differ slightly depending on where you live.

Question 4: Why isn't Chris O'Neil never really in the photos? 

Answer: Christopher O'Neill, the husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, decided for a number of reason not to receive a title when marrying Madeleine in 2013. Because he doesn't have a title, or a Swedish citizenship, he doesn't undertake Official Royal Duties. Which is in part why you don't see him in photos. Christopher continues to work in Finance and currently live in London, not Sweden. His wife and daughter Princess Leonore will relocate to London as well after the birth of the couple's 2nd child due latter this month.

Question 5: I read somewhere that the Royal Family isn't allowed to edit their pictures. Is that true?

Answer: No, I have never hear that, nor believe it to be true.

Question 6: Are you going to write to the Cambridge's for Princess Charlotte's christening? What would you write in that case?

Answer: I am most definitely going to write for Princess Charlotte's christening. Who would pass up the chance to get a post card sized photo of Princess Charlotte. My assumption is that they might use one of the photos just released of Prince George and Princess Charlotte taken at Anmer Hall by Catherine or one of William and Catherine leaving St. Mary's Hospital with Princess Charlotte on the day of her birth. There is usually a delay in changing the photos they mail out. So you might see the Christening photos used for Christmas, or if you write for some other reason latter on this year.

As far as what I'm going to write for Princess Charlotte's Christening:

 I will address the envelope to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

I will probably address the letter Dear William and Catherine, although you can go more formal by addressing it to Their Royal Highnesses, or extremely formal and archaic by writing the letter to their Private Secretary instead.  (Which is something you only do in modern times if you are writing to them for something or if you are some offical of some Government, Cooperation, Organization, Charity, etc.) How formal you get depend on the nature of your letter. 

I will then start by stating why I am writing. "I am writing to send you my sincerest congratulations following the christening of your daughter Princess Charlotte." I will them probably go on and talk about how lovely it looked or how important it is for children to have God Parents to guide them, talk about how big George has gotten, etc.

Then comes the middle part of the letter where it is a good place to make some sort of personal connection. Say something about Babies, Christenings, the importance of religion, etc. May be give some tips on handling two young children or important life lessons you hope they will pass on to Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Or bring up past Christening like Prince William or Harry's. Or talk about how proud Princess Diana would have been.

In the closing I would write something about how I hope that they have a wonderful summer. Or wish William good luck on his job. Or wish George a happy early birthday, etc. (Although I will probably write a separate letter for that).

Question 7: Are the Wessex's going to miss the Trooping?

Answer: Yes, they have another engagement the same day. They will be in Sweden attending the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. The Couple also attended the Royal weddings of Prince Carl Phillip's two sisters Victoria in 2010 and Madeleine in 2013.

Question 8: Would it be appropriate to write to the Queen for her unofficial birthday this weekend? Also, would congratulating her on being the longest reigning monarch be appropriate? 

Answer: This Saturday is the Queen's "Official Birthday." It is the day the Public officially celebrates the Queen's birthday. The reason the Queen has an official birthday started with Edward VII who had a November birthday. This allowed the monarch's birthday to be celebrated in the summer, so that you can have nicer weather and outdoor celebrations. This also means you always celebrate the Monarch's Birthday on a Saturday. Queen Elizabeth's Official birthday is usually marked on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Saturday in June and is celebrated with the Trooping the Colour and the Queen's Birthday Honors.

Saturday is a day of public celebration and would defiantly be an appropriate occasion to write to the Queen. I don't think there would ever be an inappropriate occasion to write to the Queen, just inappropriate subject matter.  

Also it would most definitely be appropriate to mention that she will be the longest reigning British monarch latter this year, on September 10th. She wouldn't become the longest reigning monarch ever for another 20 years. 

I would even say that it is appropriate to write to the Queen and say that you are concerned for her health or ability to preform her duties as Queen and submit that you would be in support of her abdicating the throne, as long as it is writing respectfully. There is no reason you can't write to one of the royals and be critical or have differing opinions or beliefs as them. That is just as important for them to hear as all the voices of support. But once again this should be done respectfully.  

The Queen's actual Birthday is April 21st and is usually celebrated privately.

Question 8a: She looks healthy and able to preform her duties, why would I tell her that I support her abdicating the throne, if she doesn't wish to do so. 

Answer: That was just an example for something that would seem inappropriate to write to The Queen about, but could be done in an appropriate way.  The Queen is still in great health and does a lot of royal duties, but at the same time she is getting older and more of her duties are getting passed down to the younger generations. At some point her reign will have to end, either by her death or abdication. The Queen is only going to get older and have more trouble performing her royals duties. The time may come when people might seriously ask for the Queen to abdicate.

It is important that the Queen listens to the citizens of Great Britain and the Commonwealth and gains a understanding of where their thoughts and opinions lay.  Even if the Queen chooses to never abdicate, your opinion on the topic is still valid and is something she should hear. How else can she make a decision if she only hears one side or one opinion? 

You can write to the Queen and let her know she is doing a wonderful job and that you support her continued reign, but if and when you believe it is time for her to abdicate you should also feel able to write that as well. Just make sure you do so respectfully. 

Question 9: Do you write to DOE for his Birthday?! Ideas? 

Answer: I did write to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh for his Birthday on Wednesday, June 10th. There is still quite a large acceptable window for you to write to him for his birthday, I would say till the end of the month. After that I would make the purpose of your letter more general and wish him a belated birthday.


  • Obviously I would wish him a Happy Birthday. 
  • Maybe then mention how great it is to see him continuing to do so many royal duties at his age and how that is an inspiration either to you, Britain or the younger royals and how they are growing up to be fine royals under the example Phillip and the Queen set of live long committed dedication to their duties and the Country. 
  • You could talk about lessons you have learned from him or his work, or a recent engagement he attended. Maybe one of his Charities is very important to you. 
  • You could talk about the delight of having Great Grandkids and the birth of Princess Charlotte. You could mention Princes Charlotte's Christening next month, which he will most certainly be attending. 
  • You could talk about one of his hobbies, or how the monarchy is changing and adapting to changing world (Social Media, Global Outreach), or how it's also not because the monarchy still stands for the same things today as it did 100 years ago and somethings never change, etc. 
  • You could write what the monarchy means to you. 
  • Or maybe you want to write about birthdays and what it means to get another year older. 
  • I would probably end by wishing him a happy summer or something like that.

You can pretty much write about what ever you want, there isn't a right or wrong answer. 

You letter or card can be incredibly short if you want, with only a few lines.

You can find out everything you need to know about Writing to the Royals here. 

Question 10: Is there going to be a live stream provided like at George's christening for Charlotte's on Sunday? 

Answer: I haven't heard anything about there being a live stream, Yet! But I'm thinking there will definitely be Media at the Church to cover the event with TV Camera. The video will definitely be online latter, I'm not sure about live. Given that it will be mid day on a Sunday and this isn't a huge event, I doubt they will actually be reporting live on TV. But a live feed is another matter. I think we will hear more in a day or two since new info about the Christening was just released today.

Question 11: Can you write to Prince William and Prince Harry for Princess Diana's bday? 

Answer: As I said in Question 8, "I don't think there would ever be an inappropriate occasion to write [...] Just inappropriate subject matter."  So feel free to write for any occasion, just be respectful, sincere and write because you have something to say. Don't write because you want a autograph or the cool response, but because you really care about the person, issue or event.

Question 12: If I wanted to write to Prince George for his birthday, to whom should I address it to?

Answer: I would address the letter to Prince George's parents, the postal address is:

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Clarence House
London SW1A 1BA

Inside the letter you can refer to them as TRH (Their Royal Highnesses), The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Catherine, or William and Catherine depending on how formal your letter is.