Royal couple to live in cottage
Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child.
Officials said Saturday that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Estate, early next year.
The couple, who married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in May, is expecting their first child in the spring. Windsor is about 20 miles west of central London.
The palace statement said that “Windsor is a very special place for their royal highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.”
Windsor Castle is one of Queen Elizabeth II’S favorite homes.
Harry and Meghan have been living at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace since announcing their engagement last year. They will keep their office at Kensington Palace, which is also home to Prince William and his wife, Kate.
Frogmore Cottage is a two-story, stucco-covered house on the Windsor Estate. It is near Frogmore House, the grand 17th-century manor house where Meghan and Harry held their evening wedding reception for 200 friends after their nuptials earlier in the day.
The cottage and house were called Frogmore because of the many frogs that lived in the marshy area near the River Thames.
— Associated Press
Governor’s wife takes political role
An hour after her husband, Gavin, was elected California’s next governor, Jennifer Siebel Newsom took the stage alone at his Los Angeles victory party to extol his win and welcome — in English and Spanish — all Californians to their extended family.
California’s first couple now finds themselves navigating notoriously thorny territory: political spouses who share double billing.
And it gets even thornier. Siebel Newsom, who has built her public persona as a documentary filmmaker and advocate focusing on gender relations, is becoming California’s first lady at the moment gender politics in the country is at its most raw and combustible, after #Metoo and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Siebel Newsom doesn’t project much nervousness about the high-wire act that awaits her. She looks forward to seizing the platform and to making California the incubator of cultural change she has preached for years.
Siebel Newsom, 44, is a California native, one of five daughters in an affluent, politically conservative family from Marin County.
She was a high achiever as a youth: a bachelor’s degree and master’s of business administration from Stanford, a nationally competitive soccer player and international aid work in Africa and Latin and South America.
And acting, which she decided to pursue full time after business school. But she found herself typecast in Hollywood as the trophy wife or the icy Hitchcock blond. That led her to produce and make her own films with a focus on gender dynamics in society.
Now Siebel Newsom has two under her belt — “Miss Representation,” which explores the oversexualization of women by the media, and “The Mask You Live In,” which looks at the corrosive social pressures that boys face. A third film, “The Great American Lie,” a study of economic immobility through the lens of gender, is slated to debut in January.
She also runs a nonprofit group that uses films and social media to combat gender stereotypes.
Now she’ll take on her newest political role: “first partner,” a term she prefers over “first lady” — she sees it as more inclusive.
— Los Angeles Times
Grande honors her late boyfriend
Ariana Grande shared a short but sweet message in honor of her former boyfriend Mac Miller on the first Thanksgiving since his tragic death.
The pop star posted a throwback photo showing her celebrating with Miller on Thanksgiving in 2017.
“You’re v missed,” she captioned the picture, which she shared to her Instagram story Thursday.
Miller, who was 26, was found dead in his bedroom Sept. 7, with officials later saying the rapper had fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system. His death was ruled an accident.
Grande and Miller dated for two years before breaking up earlier this year.
The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer has paid tribute to Miller multiple times since his death.
— New York Daily News
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will move into a historic cottage on the royal family’s Windsor Estate early next year. It’s about 20 miles from Kensington Palace.