The Mirror says that in London today, Prince William hit up Japan House, a cultural center celebrating all things Japan. Prince William, joined by Japanese deputy prime minister Taro Aso, toured the facility, watching a copper-beating demonstration, and tasting sake and salmon sashimi. Booze samples? You know Prince Harry was totally pissed his name wasn’t pulled for that job. Japan House seems all about exploring and understanding the culture, and William was of course very respectful. It wasn’t like he was leaving exhibits asking: “Cool, but when do we get to the Pocky and Pokemon part of the tour?” Which makes this next part just that much more awkward.
William sat down to practice using chopsticks with some school children who were present at Japan House. Some of the kids were just learning, and William made with this cringey bit of small talk:
“Have you guys had much Chinese food? Sorry, Japanese food.”
Prince William was in great form at the opening of @japanhouseldn – charming & engaging. But even a royal diplomat can make the odd bloop. Such as asking local schoolchildren at the event to highlight Japanese culture if they had eaten much Chinese food! He quickly recovered tho! pic.twitter.com/72swlvNbk0
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 13, 2018
He obviously knew he screwed up, because that pivot to Japanese food happened almost immediately. On a scale of one to ten, that slip-up ranks a whole lot lower than if William had asked: “Have you guys had much Chinese food? Well…have you? My favorite is pad thai” or asking how much they love that Alison Gold song. And it’s nowhere near as embarrassing as what could have possibly been said if William’s grandpa Prince Philip was still making Royal appearances. Something tells me it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Prince Philip would have tried to recover from his Chinese/Japanese mistake by reciting a certain rhyme.
I’m a big fan of The Crown, and so I can’t wait for season three to find out what The Queen really thought of 1970s Duchess Camilla when she saw her with Prince Charles. But until I get that, I can hold myself over with this. It’s a generation younger, but there’s just as many snooty feelings involved.
The Mirror is reporting that the only daughter of Prince William and Duchess Catherine is actually the most high-value child they have, and her worth is higher than her 5-year-old brother Prince George and her barely-out-of-the-royal-vagine younger brother Prince Louis. Little miss Charlotte may be the middle child, but she is stunting on both her brothers.
Happy Birthday to the only star that might one day eclipse THE QUEEN! It’s her great-grandson, Prince George, who could probably cut the royal line to rule the UK and pretty much the world in the next few decades due to his powerful style and potent sass. This fashion-forward, effervescent tyke is living his best life as he grabs the world by the face with his mischevious grin and royal splendor. (Note the hand in pocket. It’s becoming his signature pose.)
Dad and Mum (Prince William and Duchess Kate) have released the prince’s official 5th birthday photo and he’s the definition of adorbs. Few can work a Peter Pan collar with such confidence. This here’s one of em’.
When fifth-in-line to the crown Prince Louis arrived to St. James’s Palace for his Christening last week, his grand entrance wasn’t so grand. I was expecting some razzle-dazzle, like a Kensington Palace-branded t-shirt gun fired by Unky Harry. But all we got was Duchess Kate carrying a bundle of curtains with a sleeping Prince Louis inside, then later, a partially-awake Prince Louis. Obviously Prince Louis was saving the charm for the official portraits released after the show.
Most of them are staring up at the sky, because above them is a plane carrying a banner that reads: Sorry, Meghan, But Kate’s Dress Sold Out Before Yours. That explains why Duchess Kate is lighting up in the face like, “Check that, bitch, I’ve still got it!”
THE QUEEN wasn’t at her great-grandson Prince Louis’ hazing Christian ceremony yesterday, because well, she’s 92 years old and is tired of sleeping with her eyes open at yet another boring ass baptism. (Even the star of the show, Prince Louis, didn’t stay awake for that bore fest.) But THE QUEEN was back out there today at the 100th birthday celebrations of the Royal Air Force. THE QUEEN and the other ones (I cropped Princess Michael of Kunt out of that top pic because she’s Princess Michael of Kunt) took to the balcony of Buckingham Palace today to watch the RAF centenary, which she didn’t strain her royal neck to see, because she’ll watch it later on YouTube while getting drunk on sloe gin fizzes with her man.