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Prince William is in excessive spirits as he takes half in a charity polo match in Windsor

After spending the afternoon supporting Prince William at the Royal Charity Polo Cup 2022 in Windsor, the Duchess of Cambridge gave him a heartfelt kiss on the cheek and congratulated him on his victory.

The Duke, 40, and his brother Prince Harry, 37, who currently resides at his $14.7 million home in Santa Barbara with wife Meghan Markle, son Archie, and daughter Lilibet Diana, have previously participated in charity polo matches.

Kate Middleton and Prince William's Dog Won This Charity Polo Match |  Flipboard

In 2017, they both participated in the Jerudong Trophy charity polo event at Cirencester Park Polo Club.

He was currently accompanied by his wife Kate Middleton, 40, who was dressed for the occasion in a £1,352 beautiful white midi dress from her favorite designer Emilia Wickstead, which she teamed with a plush pair of £195 flats from Camilla Elphick.

Prince William and Kate 'flirted' at Windsor charity polo match | Daily  Mail Online
Prince William is in high spirits as he takes part in charity polo match in  Windsor | Daily Mail Online

Orla, the family dog who is two years old, had accompanied the pair on their look at this point.

The Duchess seemed upbeat throughout the outing and could be seen enjoying a glass of Pimms with one hand while giving the pet a loving stroke with the other.

Prior to Megxit, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex frequently played polo.

Prince William and Kate 'flirted' at Windsor charity polo match | Daily  Mail Online

The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, hosted in July 2019 in memory of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, paired Princes Harry and William against one another.

The Duchess of Sussex, who was seen holding newborn Archie, and the Duchess of Cambridge, who brought along Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis as royal supporters, both came out in support of the brothers.

Prince William Is In Excessive Spirits As He Takes Half In Charity Polo  Match In Windsor - Newstimes18.com

Later, at the Billingbear Polo Club, the Duke of Cambridge and his team won the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. He held up the trophy for a picture.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who yesterday paid their first visit to Wimbledon of the year, have had a busy week.

Along with Prince William and Tim Henman, Kate looked elegant in a £1,515 Alessandra Rich dress as she watched two nail-biting matches, including Norrie’s five-set encounter against Belgian David Goffin.

Prince Harry to skip high-profile charity polo match amid rumours of rift  with William - Mirror Online

The ninth seed twice overcame set deficits to win 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 on a boisterous No. 1 Court, becoming just the fourth British man to do it at the All England Club during the Open era.

After three hours and 28 minutes, Goffin netted a forehand, and Norrie raised his arms in celebration to declare victory on his second match point.

Later, the royal couple tweeted a picture of 26-year-old Norrie pumping his fist on the court, with the caption: ‘What a match! Just brilliant @cam-norrie.’

Prince William looks super cool in shades as he returns to favourite hobby  for important reason | HELLO!

They later added: ‘What a day of tennis! Fantastic to be back @Wimbledon today and wonderful to see @Cam-Norrie flying the flag in the singles!’

The royal couple appeared in high spirits as they arrived side-by-side earlier today and chatted to fellow attendees

Additionally, the Duke and Duchess visited Cambridgeshire earlier this month. Kate was spotted beaming as she cuddled a child who was dressed in a pink outfit at their last meeting at the County Day at Newmarket Racecourse.

A heartwarming moment was captured on camera, and the mother-of-three is shown grinning and chatting with the infant she begged permission to hold while exclaiming, “I love babies,” to her mother.

Kate was clearly not in any hurry to leave as Prince William urged her to do so as he stood by, observing his wife as she held the infant.

Prince William Is Back on the Polo Field | Vanity Fair

The baby’s mother, Marianne Provoost, who had traveled from the Netherlands for the event, said the duchess had asked to hold her child by saying: ‘I love babies.’

Her daughter, four-month-old Norah, was handed back to her, with Ms. Provoost telling the duchess: ‘Enjoy your day and enjoy your children.’ 

Source: dailymail.co.uk

A Great Gran Has Lived In Same House For 104 Years

Amazing isn’t it, a woman has lived in the same home for 104 years. She paid $250 for the house. George V was the reigning monarch, Britain commanded the biggest empire in history, and the First World War was still raging when Elsie Allcock was born in 1918.

Elsie Allcock was born in the two-bed terraced in 1918

More than a century of history has passed since then, including another World War, the first moon landing, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the development of the internet, and countless other events.

Elsie has continued to reside in the Huthwaite terraced house on Barker Street where she was born 104 years ago throughout it all.

She has stayed put during two world wars, four kings and queens and 25 prime ministers

The Sun claims that Elsie’s family initially moved into the home in 1902 when her father started renting it out for seven shillings and sixpence per week, or roughly £30 in modern currency.

Elsie, the youngest of five children, was born in the two-bedroom terraced house on June 28, 1918, and she continued to reside there after getting married to Bill in 1941, during the Second World War.

Since her mother passed away from pneumonia when she was 14 years old, she had been living with her father at the home to take care of him.

She said: “When me and Bill married, we just stopped here and never left. My dad died in 1949 and we finally bought the house in the 1960s.”

When Elsie purchased the home in the 1960s, it cost her £250. Today, the same amount would be worth a few thousand pounds, and the home is now estimated to be worth £75,000.

Her coal miner dad first rented the house on Barker Street in Huthwaite, Notts, for seven shillings and sixpence in 1902

She explained: “We didn’t have £250, so I went to the council and asked for a loan. They agreed and the house was ours.

“We kept the outside loo – it still works. Very little has changed. I wouldn’t have been happy anywhere else.”

After purchasing the home, the new owners replaced the tin bath with a decent bathroom, according to Elsie.

Elsie, pictured here in 1922, was born in a bedroom on June 28, 1918, during World War One
She went on to marry husband Bill in 1941, during World War Two

Her 75-year-old son Ray said that his mother “loves” the home because it is “full of memories,” and her family is certain that the 104-year-old would never leave it.

She claims that she “could make my way around it in the dark” since she is so accustomed to it.

The doting couple celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary at the house in 1981

Elsie acknowledged that the house that has been a constant in her life “means everything to me” and that she “never wanted to live anyplace else.”

Source: ladbible.com