The craze for the British Royal family is not due to the “fashionable” or popular trend. At least for me. Personally, I am fascinated by them due to the historical lineage of “hereditary haemophilia” that sometimes is dubbed as The Royal Disease. I have touched about my obsession with the lineage in my entry blog about Russian Royal family murdered in 1917 at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/an-etch-from-the-alexander-palace-the-blood-stains-of-the-romanov/ & haemophilia genes could be the lethal contributors to death. But of course along the way as the media keeps giving the coverage over now and then, the affinity is undeniably increasing beyond the scientific lineage.
The first time I saw the “hereditary haemophilia” family tree lineage was when I was in Year 2. As early as 8 years old, I bought this book called “Oxford General Knowledge” or something like that; purely due to the fact that there were so many general knowledge found in the book; and I was a very “thirsty-for-knowledge-about-the-world” kind of kid. I saw the family tree lineage and I was exhilarated with excitement when I saw familiar names like “Prince Charles” and “Princess Diana” on the family tree because it was circa 1992; it was the time where newspapers and tabloids kept covering about Prince Charles-Princess Diana dysfunctional marriage; and you know as a child, your mind was like a sponge that could absorb anything that you saw or heard, and that went with the record.
The Haemophilia Line in European Royal families & British Royal Family.
The excitement is reflected via my blog entry on the wedding between Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge & Princess Catherine Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge via : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/personal-professional-red-letters-part-v-the-royal-wedding-of-hrh-princes-william-duke-of-cambridge-hrh-catherine-duchess-of-cambridge-upnorth-solo-rendezvous/. Of course, this kind of enthusiasm can be perceived as “annoying” by typical Malaysians especially Malays. They would ridicule this as :-
“Why on earth you are so proud or into this Western or ‘kafir’ (heathen) culture?”
You know, it is funny when you read it but it always happen. Some people just don’t get what other people are interested in; hence simply love to condemn. When people who are different from them, they see that as PECULIAR. Like what Jodie Foster as Anna Leonowens said in “Anna & The King” –
“They don’t see the world as it is. They see the world as they are.”
Kate Middleton is pregnant! An olive turtle-neck sweater dress by Ralph Lauren.
Well, it doesn’t bother me a bit and I am unfazed with all the besmirching. But well, I just wanted to highlight that. Anyway, the wedding was more than a year and as per 3rd December 2012, The British Royal Family had make an official announcement that the Duchess Of Cambridge is expecting her first child! She is sad to be experiencing a severe “hyperemesis gravidarum” which is actually morning sickness experienced by the pregnant women, hence is now hospitalized.
Classic beige Burberry. I think trench coat is classy although it is very British thing, no? Only Burberry does it right!
The £180 yellow Jaeger dress during Diamond Jubilee Tour at Solomon Islands.
The brown Orla Kiely coat.
The iconic Issa saphire she wore during her engagement announcement.
Tabloids and gossipers always make speculation about the possible pregnancy ever since the couple said the “I Do” vow on St. Catherine’s Day, 29th April 2011. One of the highlights were that on September 11, 2012, while the couple was representing Queen Elizabeth in the Diamond Jubilee Tour to Malaysia, Singapore, The Solomon Islands & Tuvalu where Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge had opted a glass of water instead of typical wine. Sounds trivial but this caused buzz and speculations among the tabloid-weavers!
Prabal Gurung. At Singapore during the Diamond Jubilee Tour.
The white Beulah London. In Malaysia at As-Syakirin Mosque, Kuala Lumpur for Diamond Jubilee Tour.
Long Ami coat by L.K. Bennett in Denmark.
Many pop culture aficionados believe that Kate Middleton had somehow replacing the shoes of legacy left by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana of Wales who died in a car crash back in 31st August 1997. They are both on par in terms of beauty, fashion, elegance and poise and I guess Kate Middleton actually lives up to the expectation although a “topless picture taken by paparazzi in France” scandal arose in the middle of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.
In Alexander McQueen’s gown covered with golden hibiscus as it is Malaysia’s national flower. During Diamond Jubilee Tour in Malaysia.
To conclude this, I want to share an old news (but I just read it today while Googling about Kate Middleton). During the Diamond Jubilee Tour in Malaysia, Kate Middleton had made her first speech in Foreign Land (her second speech; not that it matters but since media made a full buzz about it!) at Hospis Hopital. There, she and Prince William met 4 children and Kate met a 15 years old boy named Zakwan Anuar who was fighting with leukemia in the most severe stage. Zakwan was supposed to undergo a serious blood transfusion on that day, but he POSTPONED that just to meet Kate Middleton and that caused him a lot of pain and he was relying on painkillers!!
With the late Allahyarham Zakwan. He seemed so happy to receive the hand-written greeting from Kate Middleton.
When Kate came and talked to him, he was enlightened and very delightful when Kate wrote a “good-health” wishing card. The late Zakwan was expected to only have the life of 48 hours after the meeting with Kate Middleton but by God’s grace and perhaps Zakwan’s exuberant spirit after he met Kate Middleton inspired him to live around two weeks after the meeting. Sounds dramatic but it happened. May ALLAH SWT bless Zakwan’s soul.
Whatever it is, Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge seems to be the new England’s Rose, a Candle In The Wind; living up the shoes left by late Diana, Princess Of Wales.