Royal cou­ple to live in cot­tage

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - NEWS -

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

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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.

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