Ginger Claus came to town
Leave it to Harry to send a Christmas message in the most festive way possible. The Duke of Sussex put on a red and white suit, matching hat and curly white beard to wish children who have recently lost their loved ones a happy Christmas.
The kids get help from the charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which supports bereaved children of members of the British Armed Force.
“I want to encourage you guys to look around and realize that you are a part of a family, a part of an amazing community and that there is support there for you every single day should you need it,” Harry said in the video. “Having met some of you a few years ago, well most of you, I know how incredibly strong you are. So yes, losing a parent is an incredibly hard but I know that every single one of you are helping each other out and you will have an amazing future ahead of you.”
He added: “Your parents, they will never be forgotten and you will never be forgotten and I really, really hope and I know that you all will leave today with a huge smile on your face. And for the younger ones of you—probably covered in food as well,” he joked before pulling down the beard and giving a thumbs up. “Have a fantastic Christmas and happy New Year.” They will now, Harry.
HRH The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry… I mean… Santa Claus sent a lovely Christmas video for @CorporalScotty ❄️🎄
©Kensington Palace/ Scotty’s Little Soldiers pic.twitter.com/RJHUxwjP89
— Benjamin Wareing (@BenjaminWareing) December 20, 2019
George stole the show in pudding-making pics with William, the Queen and Prince Charles
It seems the kitchen really is the heart of the home, even when said home is a palace. In photos released by Buckingham Palace — and shared on the social media pages of The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace — the Queen and her three heirs, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George, got together to prepare special Christmas puddings.
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Four generations of The Royal Family have come together to support The Royal British Legion’s ‘Together at Christmas’ initiative. The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George, joined forces to prepare special Royal British Legion Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace this week. The Queen is Patron of The Royal British Legion and the puddings will become the centerpieces of next year’s “Together at Christmas” get-togethers, hosted by the charity. The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses were joined by The Royal British Legion’s care home chef Alex Cavaliere and four veterans – Colin Hughes, Liam Young, Lisa Evans and Barbara Hurman. 📷 Chris Jackson / Getty Images @RoyalBritishLegion
While it was a fantastic photo op, it was for a good cause as it was part of the launch of The Royal British Legion’s Together at Christmas initiative. But, really, like mother, like son. George was concentrating to get it just right while Her Maj, Charles and Will smiled as they looked on. In another pic, Charles appears to be showing George ingredients in a bowl, the Queen looks as if she’s ready to jump in, while William finds the whole thing hilarious.
The Queen is patron of the Royal British Legion and the puddings will become the centrepieces of next year’s “Together at Christmas” get-togethers, hosted by the charity, according to the royal caption.
Aside from Trooping the Colour, the last time four generations of the Royal Family were photographed together was in 2016 when they celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Prior to that was at George’s christening, when the monarch was surrounded by her boys.
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma got hitched
Rather than a big to-do, Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma made things official with a “small and low-key” backyard wedding with only family and close friends in attendance. The Saturday ceremony “started at sunset,” reported People, while the reception was in a white tent out back.
Both Hilary and Matthew shared the same post-wedding pic, looking incredible in their groom and bridal wear next to an old Grand Wagoneer with “just married” written on its back window. While Duff’s caption was a simple one (“This.”), Koma’s was much sweeter.
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It was in May that Koma popped the question, seven months after they welcomed daughter Banks into the world. “I asked my best friend to marry me… @hilaryduff,” to which she replied in the comments, “Thanks for the promotion babe.”
Congrats to the happy couple!
Rihanna teased fans who need her to release new music
Rihanna has been trolling her fans for nearly a year, teasing them that new music would be coming in 2019. Well, with just over a week to go, people are grumbling. But instead of giving us all what we’ve been waiting for, even just a crumb, RiRi instead teased a little more.
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Rude girl, maybe, but that scruffy white dog rocking out to “Jump Around” is the cutest and almost makes up for it. Almost. But, hey, if Rihanna is listening to her ninth studio album or parts of it, it must be finished or close to, right? Hmm, counting the days until December 31st. Maybe a belated Christmas gift from Rihanna to the world?
Ed Sheeran’s wife makes her debut in his new music video
Why, hello there, Cherry Seaborn. She and husband Ed Sheeran may like to keep things on the DL but she picked the absolutely best time to make her music video debut.
His latest single is “Put It All On Me” looks at couples around the world who got their starts by dancing, whether they were couples who were born choreographers or Australian newlyweds who were awkward (albeit, adorable) as hell. But speaking of adorable, Ed and Cherry did a little bouncing and shimmying of their own, dancing in their kitchen and cuddling on the couch.
The caption under their segment read, “Back in high school, Ed and Cherry were crushing hard. They made out at the Castle on the Hill. A few years ago, they reconnected, there were fireworks,” adding, “They married in January 2019.”
Not that we ever knew that, though, as Sheeran doesn’t speak of Seaborn too much. In fact, their marriage was only confirmed this past July when the British singer dropped his album, No.6 Collaborations Project, which featured the song “Remember the Name” featuring Eminem and 50 Cent. And in it, Sheeran sings, “Watch how the lyrics in the songs might get twisted / My wife wears red, but looks better without the lipstick.” And she looks even better all loved up, singing Ed’s song back to him.