Held out for a hero
It’s been a few days since we learned that Harry and Meghan named their firstborn Archie. But no one seemed to know why — until now. It was reportedly Prince Harry’s wish to name him after his commanding officer in the British Army.
According to The Sun, the very unexpected–borderline shocking to some–name is in honour of Major Tom Archer-Burton, known to friends as “Archie,” whom Harry calls his “rock” and whom he credits for getting him sent to Afghanistan.
“It’s well known in Army circles, and Archie’s inner circle, that baby Archie is a nod to him,” said a source. “The two men have stayed in regular contact, and Archie has met most of Harry’s family including Meghan.”
The insider added: “It’s an incredible honour but Archie is an incredibly modest chap, and won’t be making a big deal of it.”
Archie reportedly convinced Harry to stay with the army, even helping to secure a secret deal to keep Harry’s deployment out of the media. The senior officer also played a part in Harry’s charity mission to rebuild a school in Lesotho — a place near and dear to the royal’s heart.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born a week ago after long passing Meghan’s due date. The new mom celebrated her first Mother’s Day with another photo of her and Harry’s son in what might be the best royal Instagram post to date.
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Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived. Photo © SussexRoyal
Duchess Meghan’s ex got married
Less than a week after Meghan and Harry welcomed their son, Archie, Meg’s ex-husband, Trevor Engleson, exchanged vows with Tracey Kurland.
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The nuptials took place in Montecito, Calif., and it looked absolutely beautiful.
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The only thing that generated more warmth than these 32,800 points of light was our glowing bride and groom, Tracey and Trevor. #t🖤t Thank you @curtstahl @images_lighting @marksgarden @nancy_kaye @bellavistadesigns @brighteventrentals @luxe36 – – – – -#wedding #destinationwedding #santabarbara #montecito #twinklelightceremony #weddingplanning #candlelightwedding
This wasn’t the only coincidental timing from Engelson (though obviously he didn’t time his wedding to coincide with his ex-wife’s baby’s arrival). Trevor proposed to Tracey a mere two weeks after Meghan married Harry.
In case you don’t remember, Meghan and Trevor married in September 2011 after dating for seven years, but split in 2013. He reportedly has a TV show in the works that was very probably inspired by his marriage to Meghan. Here’s hoping someone pulls the plug on that and doesn’t allow Engelson to exploit their relationship on the small screen. Or any screen, for that matter.
Peggy Lipton passed away
After an extended battle with cancer, actress Peggy Lipton passed away on Saturday. She was 72.
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Lipton’s daughters — Rashida and Kidada Jones, from Peggy’s marriage to Quincy Jones — confirmed the news.
“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” they said. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her. We can’t put all of our feelings into words right now, but we will say: Peggy was and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond … She will always be a part of us.”
Lipton was best known for her roles on Twin Peaks and The Mod Squad, winning a Golden Globe for the latter. Recently, she appeared in A Dog’s Purpose and played daughter Rashida’s mother on Angie Tribeca. May she rest in peace.
Sophie Turner totally blamed Emilia Clarke for the Starbucks coffee cup
A week ago, Game of Thrones fans were quick to notice a huge gaffe during the fourth episode of the final season when a very modern, disposable coffee cup was spotted on a table in the midst of a scene that went to air.
Well, Sophie Turner knew exactly who was to blame — and took to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to share her suspicions.
When a GoT “fan” who looked an awful lot like Turner’s husband, Joe Jonas, asked via video if she is “responsible for that coffee cup,” Sophie was ready to clear the air.
“We all have the same cups for all of our water and tea and everything,” she detailed. “So I’m just gonna go with … I mean look who it’s placed in front of. Emilia Clarke, she’s the culprit.” Damn. Now if there was a bus driving by those castle walls, Turner would throw Clarke under it, no problem.
Britney is looking into ending her conservatorship
In the wake of her father Jamie Spears’ health issues, Britney Spears is looking to move forward on her own. The singer is believed to be preparing to end her conservatorship after being ordered by a judge to undergo an independent expert evaluation in the case.
“Britney is exploring formally petitioning the court to end the conservatorship,” a source told Us Weekly. “The 730 evaluation is the first step in the process.” But Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, doesn’t know if this is the right move.
“Lynne isn’t supportive of Britney ending the conservatorship, but there is nothing she can do to stop it,” said the insider. “Lynne doesn’t believe that the 730 evaluation, which is essentially a very comprehensive report prepared by a team of Britney’s doctors and possibly a court-appointed medical professional to evaluate Britney, will find that Britney would benefit from the conservatorship ending.”
Jamie has had control over his daughter’s conservatorship since 2008. Lynne, who is divorced from Jamie and has had no role in the conservatorship, has stepped in, requesting to receive updates about the case as her ex-husband continues to deal with his health issues. And recently, Britney sought treatment for her mental health.
“Britney doesn’t live in fear of repeating what happened in 2007 and 2008,” said a source. “She’s come such a long way as a performer, as a mother and as a person — and that includes knowing when it’s time to take the necessary steps to seek help.”