An increasing number of staff members at Buckingham Palace, where the UK’s royal family hangs out, have been bringing people they meet on Grindr and Tinder back to their living quarters. The internet is now theorizing that this is raising the Queen’s blood pressure and that police at the palace are worried about how many guests are staying overnight without a prior vetting. Some “well-placed” sources told the Daily Mail UK that “a number” of the Queen’s staff are using online dating sites and apps. There are over 800 staff members, and considering online dating’s popularity, it’s hard to find that surprising. Butlers, maids and cooks are not allowed to bring guests into Buckingham Palace, but they can sign in overnight visitors to their living quarters (at nearby St. James’ Palace and the Royal Mews). This has apparently been going on for quite a while, but the Palace police are reportedly just now beginning to actively address the issue because dating apps are exploding in popularity.
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The life of Prince Harry has many a twist and turn. The dubious parentage! The mother’s tragic early death! The Nazi costume! The endless parade of high society blonde girlfriends! The butt-naked Vegas photos! It would be easy to write Harry off as a spoiled, rich idiot — and, well, that would probably be fair. But in my opinion, he’s the most relatable member of the royal family: unlike his dullard brother and dad, Harry is known for having fun, making very public mistakes, and all around seeming like a real human.
He’s always struck me as someone who genuinely seems to enjoy his philanthropic endeavors with orphaned children, disabled veterans, and people suffering from AIDS. More importantly, people seem to like him.
In honor of his 30th birthday today, here are 30 good reasons to love Prince Harry:
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My personal feelings on the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, announced this morning, are best summed up as follows: Brangelina Baby #7 > Royal Baby #2 > Gosling Baby #1
In other words, I am less excited about a second royal baby as I would be about the announcement of yet another Brangelina baby, but more excited than I was about Eva Mendes being pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s spawn.
In other news, with the birth of this little royal rugrat, Prince Harry will be pushed to fifth in line for the throne. [NY Post]
It’s not enough to live in a world with Kate Middleton and Prince William impersonators, or a prematurely-canceled television show devoted to a Prince Harry “doppelganger” trying to trick a bunch of dumb American women into believing he’s the real royal. Now we gotta drag the baby into it, too. Meet Freddie Minnis, an 11-month-old baby boy from Essex in the UK who is a Prince George lookalike. What that means beyond being a publicity stunt for the website which hosted the lookalike contest, I don’t know, but I’m sure Freddie’s mum is relieved she can put this kid to work pronto. Although … they both just look like regular babies to me. [Daily Mail UK] [Left image via Daily Mail UK; right image via Getty]