The Word: The British are coming … well, to LA at least
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently visiting North America on a 12-day overseas tour. And now that they’re moving on from seeing so much of Canada (what gives, haven’t you guys ever heard of New York City?), they’re heading to Los Angeles on Friday, where William will host a $4,000-a-head sit-down dinner for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, of which he is the president. But author Christopher Anderson of the New York Times best-selling book “William and Kate: A Royal Love Story” says that the royal pair aren’t too excited about the evening, even though the star-studded event will include “a very nice celebrity list,” per the organizers.
“While everyone in Hollywood has been jockeying for an invitation to the ‘Brits to Watch’ BAFTA dinner at the legendary Belasco Theater being hosted by the royal couple, neither William nor Kate seem very interested in cozying up to stars,” Anderson dishes to Metro. “My sources tell me that William is far more interested in what polo pony he’ll be riding when he competes in a charity match in Santa Barbara earlier that same day. Kate, who is severely allergic to horses, never misses one of William’s polo matches and must always have medication on hand to stave off an attack.”
And that’s the first time a royal has picked hanging out with a horse over a famous person since Catherine the Great.
Watch out, Jolie-Pitt children
Anderson says royal pregnancy watchers might get a little Christmas present this year — and all the Suris and Maddoxs of the world might be downsized a bit.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we had an announcement of a royal pregnancy by the end of the year,” the author says. “Diana gave birth to William less than a year after her marriage, which seems to be the general rule among royals. I was a senior editor at People back in l982 and handled the magazine’s coverage of William’s birth — the story was as big, if not bigger, than the royal wedding itself,” he adds. “The media, and the world, went completely baby-crazy. If anything, this will be an even bigger media event. Carrying both the legacy of the royal family and Diana’s legacy, this will unquestionably be the most famous child in the world.”