Royals, Weddings

Angela of Liechtenstein was the first Black Princess to wear it.


Panama-born Angela Brown became the first black woman to marry into a ruling European royal family when she wed Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in 2000.

Angela met the prince, who is eleven years her junior, at a reception in New York and the pair were married at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, with Angela wearing a gown she’d designed herself. Eighteen years later Meghan Markle copied the dress as the bride of Prince Harry.

Like Harry, Prince Maximilian is a second son (of reigning Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein) and is unlikely to inherit the throne, allowing him to live a relatively normal life.

Meghan Markle married her Prince Charming, Prince Harry of Windsor, during an understated yet elegant ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.

Meghan and Harry’s wedding was the most viewed BBC television event of the year.

Hoax, Kate Middleton Pregnant, News, Prank gone horribly wrong, Royals

Nurse Who Took Prank Call Kills Herself!


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The hospital receptionist who was hoaxed by a prank call from a DJ claiming to be the queen asking about Kate Middleton has been found dead. The woman apparently couldn’t take the embarrassment from the hoopla the incident caused, so she killed herself.

“It is with very deep sadness that we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff,” the hospital said in a statement released today.

The nurse was identified as Jacintha Saldanha. The hospital said that Saldanha worked at the hospital for more than four years. They called her an “first-class nurse” and “a well-respected and popular member of the staff.”

“We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital,” the statement said. “The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time.”

The hospital extended their “deepest sympathies” to family and friends, saying that “everyone is shocked” at this “tragic event.”

“She will be greatly missed,” the hospital said.

Earlier this week, the hospital fell for a prank call from an Australian radio show where the hosts pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles looking to speak to Kate Middleton, who had been admitted to the hospital for her pregnancy. The call was put through to a second nurse who told the royal impersonators that Kate was “quite stable” and hadn’t “had any retching.”

The duchess spent three days at the hospital undergoing treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum, severe or debilitating nausea and vomiting. She was released from the hospital on Thursday morning.

I can already tell by the media hype over this royal pregnancy that I’m going to be glad when this girl have this baby, the royal heir.