Prince William recently penned a "thank you" letter to a Kenyan community that gifted his son, baby George Alexander Louis, with a herd of Cows.
The Duke of Cambridge expressed gratitude and delight while thanking the Samburu community for giving Prince George four heifers, a bull, and a goat in honor of his October christening. The animals will reportedly be raised in Lewa, where William and Kate Middleton, both 31, enjoyed a safari get-a-way in 2010.
The christening gift is believed to be symbolic and of deeply significant honor, which William acknowledged in his letter. more >>
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have been subject to engagement rumors in recent months however the British socialite's brother recently slammed wedding reports as "ludicrous."
Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, who is a 30-year-old DJ, recently expressed concern about the media scrutiny that Bonas, 24, has grown subject to due to her involvement with Harry, who is fourth in line to the British throne.
"Cressida is not a tough cookie at all. She's a very sensitive, sweet girl. It's challenging, you can't deny it. It's not something that is easy for anyone dating a royal or marrying into the Family," Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe told London's Evening Standard. more >>
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, who recently baptized Prince George, said he is free to become a Buddhist if he chooses so later in life, but stressed the relationship he needs to develop with Christ to his parents during the christening.
"He's perfectly entitled to be that and we'll cross that bridge if we ever get to it, who knows?" the Archbishop of Canterbury responded to a question from Channel 4 News about what will happen if one day Prince George decides to become a Buddhist.
"That's going to be a very long time in the future," he added. "We have a hugely multicultural society which is one of the fun bits of society. I find this the most intriguing and fascinating society to live in." more >>
The christening of Prince George occurred on Wednesday in London, complete with meaningful hymns and readings from the Bible.
Three-month-old His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was baptized at The Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace on Wednesday, Oct. 23 before royal family members including his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Queen Elizabeth II.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen two hymns, two anthems and two lessons for the service," a state from the palace confirmed. "The hymns are 'Breathe on Me, Breath of God' and 'Be Thou My Vision.'" more >>
The Most Rev. Justin Welby is preparing for what he called the "hugely important" baptism of the royal baby Prince George on Wednesday, and urged other parents to follow suit and have their children baptized.
"We celebrate, first of all, the joy of the parents. It's a wonderful thing, having a baby. All babies are unbelievably special, not only royal babies," Welby, the leader of the 85-million Anglican Communion, explained in a short film about baptism.
"As a nation we're celebrating the birth of someone who in due course will be the head of state," he continued. "That's extraordinary. It gives you this sense of forward looking, of the forwardness of history as well as the backwardness of history, and what a gift to have this new life and to look forward." more >>
Roma Downey, the Irish-born actress and co-producer of the hit History Channel miniseries "The Bible," along with the Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), called for religious tolerance and respect between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East at an event hosted by Jordan King Abdullah II in Anman, which ended Wednesday, to discuss the escalating violence against Christians in the region.
Downey, who attended the event with her producer husband Mark Burnett, spoke Tuesday as a representative of the WEA, which represents more than 600 million evangelical Christians worldwide, before an influential group of guests, which included the Jordan King's Chief Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs, Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad and Vatican representatives.
"I personally experienced firsthand the impact of sectarian violence and religious discrimination," said Downey, who drew a parallel between the religious violence engulfing the Middle East today to the Catholic-Protestant violence that took place in her native Northern Ireland, according to a copy of her speech obtained by The Christian Post. The former "Touched by an Angel" actress noted some of the crackdown efforts done to fellow Catholics in her hometown of Derry, which she described as "a city divided by a river with Catholics living on one side and Protestants on the other." more >>