(Originally published August 11, 2011.)
On August 24, Prince Harry’s joining the long list of celebrities with colorful biographies. This isn’t a tell-all but rather a new comic book published by Bluewater Productions. Artist Justin Currie and author C.W. Cooke were kind enough to answer my comic-newbie questions about their work on our favorite prince of the realm. Continue reading
Today was a busy day for Harry, Will & Kate watchers. I love seeing them together but there needs to be a better name for them than Three Musketeers. Ideas? Oh, also, have you seen the new website for their foundation? Love it.
Anyway, too much going on today for me to have kept up with tweets. Combine that with the fact that TWITTER WAS DOWN!! For about three hours. For realz! Even NPR had to comment on it. It made me feel disconcertingly anxious. Anyway, beaucoup links ahoy! Continue reading
Harry’s Diamond Jubilee tour was too much to keep up with. My eyes barely left Twitter long enough to see to feeding myself much less blog – hence giving up after the Bahamas. I’m still digesting the awesomeness of Jamaica and Brazil. Perhaps I’ll post about those legs come July when it’s hot and news is dragging. As it is I’m still digging up stuff I missed at the time like this great photoset of Harry taking snapshots when he arrived in Brazil. I wonder how many of his personal snapshots include people taking snaps of him? Anyway, until I get nostalgic and decide to wallow in the PH-overdose of the tour, there are plenty of summaries online including the posts on Kelly’s blog. Worth a look. Continue reading
I don’t know if there are home runs in cricket but in old fashioned American baseball when someone “knocks it out of the park” they are the boss. Day four of his tour for the Diamond Jubilee and Prince Harry is showing he is el jefe. The world’s coming around to what Harry fans have known all along – he is the Royal Family’s secret weapon.
Based on the warmth and rapport he displayed with children and on walkabouts in the Bahamas, many news outlets have been comparing him to Diana. This comparison is tiresome when it’s applied to, oh, Kate but with Harry it rings true. Not to slight William, who gets much love at HWW HQ, but Harry has inherited the best of his mother. She was magic with people. She dazzled them. And her youngest son appears to have that soulful touch as well. Continue reading
If the rest of the tour is anything like his first stop, I think it’s safe to say Prince Harry’s going to knock this one out of the park. Admittedly, a royal tour like this is a pretty soft sell. Local foods, cute chilluns, native music and pulling back teeny curtains to revel plaques — not much to mess up in that scenario. But nonetheless someone with sandy neither regions will always look to find fault with a royal in the midst of their oh so taxing 9-5 work. Harry of course is no exception. To that later. First, the good bits. Continue reading
More details were released this week on the upcoming comic book and graphic novel being released on August 24th. “The Royals: Prince Harry,” is the latest biographical title from the same company who inked William and Kate this spring. . Early reaction seems mixed. Some people dislike the released cover art (hello, it’s a comic not the NPG) others question the worthiness of Harry as comic book hero. The latter is just laughable. Was there ever a royal MORE worthy of being part of a comic strip? I’m looking forward to this. Any positive attention and admiring spotlight cast on him gets an A+ in my book.
While his brother and sister-in-law were making a splash in North America, Harry was keeping busy with official appearances in the UK. Meanwhile I’ve been busy with a Harry marathon of a different sort so am feeling a little too lazy to prattle on this week. Short and sweet.
Can someone send me a Killers’ track? I think I need to give them a listen for saving us from having to ponder how much air Pippa’s kitty cat was catching at Westminster Abbey. It was at the band’s show at the Hard Rock Calling on 24 June where Harry, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in tow, destroyed the hard work of tabloids and bloggers everywhere with the glib proclamation, “Pippa? Ha! No, I am not seeing anyone at the moment. I’m 100 percent single.”
At the start of the week it looked like the biggest story would be the white undershirt Harry wore at Sunday’s Sentable cup but then The Sun kicked a hornet’s nest. Thursday the tabloid ran a story on Harry’s future redeployment to Afghanistan. Apparently, he will be redeployed as a pilot with his division sometime next spring or summer, assuming he successfully completes his “conversion-to-role” training and there is still action in Afghanistan. Harry has always made it plain that he intends to return to active duty and his placement in Apache training showed the government intended to honor his wishes. Apache pilots are an elite bunch and it is unlikely the British army would waste money on expensive training for someone who would never be able to use it in battle. As one reporter said, the Apache is one of the safest places in combat and, out of available active duty roles, it makes sense as the one of choice for a “VIP” like Harry.