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8 cat breeds with the friendliest personalities

<p>Every cat lover knows the stereotype: Cats are aloof, indifferent, and moody. But there are some breeds that are known in the animal-loving community for being more social and affectionate. These are the cat breeds that experts say make the friendliest pets.</p> <p><strong>1. Maine Coon</strong></p> <p>There’s a reason these cats have the nickname “gentle giants”. While larger than the average cat – they usually range in size from nine to 18 pounds – experts note that they tend to be big softies.</p> <p>Their meow is a high-pitched, light sound, often surprising to hear coming from such a massive fur ball.</p> <p>These friendly cat breeds also generally get along great with humans and other cats alike, making them ideal choices for multi-pet households.</p> <p>“[Maine Coons’] sweet natures and playful silliness are a delight to have around,” says Patricia Washburn, author of <em>Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans)</em>.</p> <p><strong>2. Burmese</strong></p> <p>A majestic-looking feline originally from southeast Asia, the Burmese is a great choice if you want a cat that’ll cuddle up in your lap.</p> <p>Relatively small in size but often stocky, these friendly cat breeds love curling up for a snuggle, and they have no problem letting their humans know when they want attention.</p> <p>“Burmese cats are exceptionally affectionate,” says Bruce Silverman, VMD, a practicing vet at Chicago’s Village West Veterinary.</p> <p>“This has actually been very consistent with the Burmese during their vet visits.”</p> <p><strong>3. Siamese</strong></p> <p>They may be villainous, scheming characters in Disney’s <em>Lady and the Tramp</em>, but don’t let that fool you – Siamese cats are truly kind kitties!</p> <p>Animal expert and communicator Libby Brittain praises Siamese cats as “inquisitive and intelligent”.</p> <p>Aloof, these cats are not – they’re known as one of the most curious breeds, if not the most curious, and often take interest in what their humans are up to. </p> <p>One thing that Brittain notes, though, is that Siamese are one of the most vocal cat breeds, so much so that “you can carry on a conversation” with them.</p> <p>While some cat owners love that, others might prefer a less noisy pet.</p> <p><strong>4. Bombay</strong></p> <p>Who says black cats are bad luck?</p> <p>These black beauties make great companions and, despite being nicknamed “the miniature panther,” they tend to be far more pal than predator.</p> <p>In fact, Washburn calls them “gorgeous creatures who are often great with kids,” and they’re known for being friendly cat breeds that get along with owners and strangers alike.</p> <p><strong>5. Persian</strong></p> <p>These fluffy white felines might be the chosen companions of Bond villains, and while it is true that Persians generally love being held and pampered, the bad-guy association doesn’t hold up.</p> <p>“Just like their sweet faces, this breed is gentle and loves returning affection that they are given,” says Rachel Barrack, DVM, founder of <em><a href="http://www.animalacupuncture.com/">Animal Acupuncture</a></em>.</p> <p>She notes that, while they love a good cuddle, they tend not to be particularly rambunctious or playful.</p> <p>But while they may not make the best choice for people looking for a peppy pet, they’re an affectionate companion for those seeking something a little more laidback.</p> <p><strong>6. Exotic Shorthair</strong></p> <p>Exotic Shorthairs are directly related to Persians ­– they were bred to be a mix of Persians and American Shorthairs.</p> <p>As such, they’re similar to Persians in both looks and personality. Since their short coats require significantly less grooming than Persians’ ample fur, they’re often touted as ideal alternatives to Persians for people with busier schedules.</p> <p>As for disposition, “Exotic Shorthairs are very friendly and … seem to become very loyal to at least one of the humans they live with,” Emily Parker, cat behaviour expert at <em><a href="https://www.catological.com/">Catological</a></em>, told <em>RD.com</em>.</p> <p>On the flip side, though, Barrack notes that Exotic Shorthairs may not immediately be friendly to people they don’t know.</p> <p>“Sometimes it takes this breed a bit of time to warm up to strangers, but these cats are loyal and dedicated pets,” Barrack says.</p> <p><strong>7. Ragdoll</strong></p> <p>Most cat people know exactly how the Ragdoll cat got its name: When a human picks it up, it’ll go limp like a rag doll.</p> <p>But there’s far more to Ragdolls than just passive balls of fur – these friendly cat breeds love to play with their trusted humans and have been known to even come when they’re called.</p> <p>“They’re super affectionate and love to follow their people around,” Washburn told RD.com.</p> <p><strong>8. Abyssinian</strong></p> <p>If you’re looking for a playful, spunky cat with a great personality, these tawny-coloured cats make a purr-fect choice.</p> <p>Known for being boisterous and active, the Abyssinian “loves activities, is super playful, and loves people of ALL ages – young kids included,” according to Barrack.</p> <p><em>Written by Meghan Jones. This article first appeared in <span><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/pets/8-cat-breeds-friendliest-personalities?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a></span>. 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Princess Mary shares rare photos of twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

<p>Crown Princess Mary has shared rare pictures of her twin children in celebration of their eighth birthday.</p> <p>In the three images, which were captured by the Princess herself and shared on the Danish Palace’s official Instagram account, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine could be seen posing at a Danish countryside.</p> <p>“Today Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine fill eight years, and on the occasion of the birthday, the Crown Princess has the joy to share a series of new pictures of their royal highnesses,” the Instagram caption said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXRJfPAhEM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXRJfPAhEM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">I dag fylder D.K.H. Prins Vincent og Prinsesse Josephine otte år, og i anledning af fødselsdagen har Kronprinsparret den glæde at dele en række nye billeder af Deres Kongelige Højheder 🇩🇰 📸 H.K.H. Kronprinsessen ©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Jan 7, 2019 at 10:29pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The twins are the youngest children of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik. The couple’s oldest child, Prince Christian, is 13 years old, while the second, Princess Isabella, is 11 years old.</p> <p>The portraits represented some of Princess Mary’s latest photography works. Within the past few months, numerous images on the Instagram account ranging from the Kenya trip to the royal family’s palace interiors have credited the Tasmanian-born Princess.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Brc1QDGAtH-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Brc1QDGAtH-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Julestemning i Riddersalen i Frederik VIII’s Palæ, Amalienborg, her på tredje søndag i advent. 📸 H.K.H. Kronprinsessen ©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Dec 16, 2018 at 5:50am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Princess Mary’s ascendance from a common Australian girl to Danish royalty has been well-documented. Princess Mary and Prince Frederik met at a Sydney pub during the 2000 Summer Olympics. She moved to Denmark the year after and became engaged to the Crown Prince in 2004. In her transition to the royal life, Princess Mary renounced her Australian citizenship.</p>

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Why Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's baby will have a different surname

<p>The arrival of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s child is quickly approaching, but the royal baby’s surname is still in question.</p> <p>While royals are recognisable without last names, they may still be required to use one for certain situations, such as when they are attending school, enlisting in the military, or signing official government papers.</p> <p>It is common for royal parents to use their assigned dukedom for their children’s surname. For example, Prince William and Prince Harry went by William Wales and Harry Wales when they served in the military due to their father being the Prince of Wales. Similarly, Prince George is given the last name Cambridge after his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.</p> <p>If Harry and Meghan decide to continue this protocol, their child will take on the last name of Sussex, after their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>However, the couple might take on a very different last name: Mountbatten-Windsor. This is the official surname for the descendants of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II who don’t hold a royal title, such as His/Her Royal Highness, Prince and Princess. </p> <p>As Prince Harry is not in the direct line of throne succession, his children will not carry any royal titles. Nevertheless, the Queen may grant the child a royal title should she wish to do so.</p> <p>What do you think the surname of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s child should be? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Princess Margaret’s 19-year-old grandson sends fans into meltdown with shirtless photo

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>In a surprising snap from a member of the royal family, Princess Margaret’s grandson Arthur Chatto, 19, has posed shirtless in the Scottish Highlands.</p> <p>As many of us are not used to seeing such behaviour from the royal family, it’s safe to say that the snap has sent his 94,000 Instagram followers into meltdown.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTB8yOhvgr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTB8yOhvgr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Trekking in the Scottish highlands</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/artchatto/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Arthur Chatto</a> (@artchatto) on Jan 6, 2019 at 7:00am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Fans of the royal have been commenting, “Wow, here’s to the new bond” and “Prince Harry who?”</p> <p>The image has been a hit, racking up over 22,000 likes and counting.</p> <p>Arthur Chatto's mother is Lady Sarah Chatto, who just so happens to be 23rd in line to the throne.</p> <p>However, fans were disappointed to discover that the royal has a girlfriend, which he confirmed in an Instagram snap.</p> <p>A friend previously told the<span> </span><em>Daily Mail, </em><span>“They hit it off straight away. </span><span>She's really sweet and they make a very nice couple. He took her to Royal Ascot this summer as his date.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8iGjAAhmU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8iGjAAhmU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Arthur Chatto (@artchatto)</a> on Sep 20, 2018 at 4:13am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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The surprising reason why the Queen might not give Harry and Meghan’s baby a royal title

<p>Despite Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s baby set to be the most anticipated royal baby since Prince George in 2013, their newborn baby won’t come with a royal title.</p> <p>This surprising news is thanks to a ruling in the Letters Patent, that was issued by King George V in 1917. The ruling states:</p> <p>“The grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these Our Realms.”</p> <p>In other words, the great-grandchildren of the Queen do not automatically receive the naming of ‘His Royal Highness’. They would simply take the more traditional surname of ‘Mountbatten-Windsor’.</p> <p>There are rumours that the Queen might step in as she did with Princess Charlotte to ensure that she, Prince Louis and other siblings follow the same naming stylings as Prince George.</p> <p>However, this might not be what the royal couple want. Prince Harry has often proclaimed that he wants a normal life. In fact, it’s been one of the things the royal has been most outspoken about.</p> <p>In 2017, the Prince said:</p> <p>“I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children they can have one too.</p> <p>"We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good.”</p> <p>With Prince Charles wanting a smaller royal family, according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6561209/TALK-TOWN-Meghan-Harrys-baby-denied-title-HRH.html" target="_blank">the Daily Mail</a>, it might end up happening this way.</p> <p>Guess we have to wait and see! </p>

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The one thing Duchess Kate has that Princess Diana never got to experience

<p>The late Princess Diana continues to influence her sons' lives, even after she has gone. This is shown through the parenting choices and fashion styling of Prince William's wife Duchess Kate.</p> <p> The mum-of-three continues to show that she is a hands-on and loving parent, which is something that Princess Diana was known for.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7822607/princess-diana-harry-and-william.jpg" alt="The late Princess Diana with a young Prince William and Prince Harry" data-udi="umb://media/e4149b2eba094d229429679c5c7163a0" /></p> <p>However, one thing that the late Princess would have loved to experience was having a baby girl in the family.</p> <p>Former royal butler Paul Burrell was a part of the late Princess Diana’s household from 1987. In the 2017 Amazon Prime documentary <em>The Diana Story</em>, he said: “To have another baby girl in the family would have made everything for Diana.</p> <p>"She was robbed of the opportunity of loving her grandchildren – especially Charlotte.</p> <p>“She would have loved Kate, too.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7822606/kate-and-kids.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dbe7ac33d30a4b20898fa08911c51055" /></p> <p>With Princess Charlotte’s full name being Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Prince William’s mother is still having a large impact on the family.</p> <p>For some, it might be a sad reminder that the two will never meet. However, with the Duchess of Sussex’s nod to the mother-in-law she never got the chance to know, it’s confirmed that her presence is still remembered.</p>

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Mum's heartbreak after finding cruel note in letterbox on New Year's Day

<p>A cruel note was left in a 28-year-old single New Zealand mother’s letterbox on New Year's Day, which put a dampen on the start of the new year.</p> <p>The note, which was delivered anonymously, berated single mother of four Ana Grey for letting her autistic son Wiremu, 7, yell all the time.</p> <p>The note said, "If you don’t stop that kid yelling I will ring child support and report you. We all getting sick of the yelling and also ring your landlord."</p> <p>As Wiremu gets older, Grey has addressed that things have been getting harder. </p> <p>"Now that he is older things have changed and he has become more of a challenge for me," the mum explained. </p> <p>The single mother addressed the note in a Facebook post, saying: "I would have preferred being spoken to face to face so I can explain our situation, it is very hard for me doing this on my own."</p> <p>With Wiremu realising that his home is a safe space where he’s able to vocalise how he’s feeling, this is why there’s random yelling within her home. The single mother of four acknowledged that she understands why her neighbours would raise the issue.</p> <p>"I understand why my neighbours would complain, he is very loud and has his random outbursts almost every day," the mum says.</p> <p>However, Grey <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12184825" target="_blank">revealed to the NZ Herald</a> that she is getting the support she needs: “The help I need is well on its way and I couldn't be happier about that."</p> <p>This anonymous note may have shaken her confidence, but with the support she needs, Grey is still going to support her son and get him the help he needs.</p> <p>"I love my son to pieces. He may not be perfect to others but he is perfect to me."</p>

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Gordon Ramsay set to be a dad again at 52!

<p>Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has announced via Instagram that his wife Tana is expecting their fifth child together.</p> <p>The news was delivered via the 52-year-old's Instagram account on New Year’s Eve with the whole family gathered round to hear the news. Ramsay’s four children wished everyone a happy new year before Ramsay filmed a close up of Tana’s baby bump.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsF1J-AnLz0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsF1J-AnLz0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Exciting news ! Happy new year from all the Ramsay’s</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/gordongram/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Gordon Ramsay</a> (@gordongram) on Jan 1, 2019 at 3:59am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The sweet video announcement ended with Gordon being over the moon that "we’ve got another one coming! Oh my lord!" With over one million views on the video alone, it’s safe to say that his fans are almost as happy as he is.</p> <p>Ramsay’s Instagram page was flooded with well wishes for the family with many fans saying congratulations and commenting on the joy that can be heard in Ramsay’s voice.</p> <p>One fan expressed, "You sound so excited!" and another stated, "That baby is going to be so loved and spoiled."</p> <p>Ramsay’s celebrity friends have commented on the exciting news as well, with David Beckham commenting on the video, writing "Best news ever mate."</p> <p>The happy announcement comes just two years after the couple suffered from a devastating miscarriage in June 2016, when Tana, 44, was five months pregnant with a boy.</p> <p>With Ramsay’s eldest daughter Megan running the London Marathon in memory of her baby brother, Gordon revealed in an interview to the Daily Mail that the loss had brought the family closer together.</p> <p>“You realise how lucky you are and you reflect on what you have, how fortunate you are with our remaining children and you remind yourself of what you've got. It's made the family unit even tighter."</p> <p>With each Ramsay child wishing the audience a happy new year, it’s clear that everyone is on board and excited about what 2019 will bring.</p>

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Do you think this mum’s Christmas decision is “cruel”?

<p>A mother took to social media to ask for advice on a Christmas dinner dilemma, which many horrified users slammed as “cruel”. Do you agree? </p> <p>The mum, named Sophie, took to Facebook to ask for advice after wrestling with a difficult Christmas situation.</p> <p>“[I] feel this may upset some people so apologies in advance if this is a sensitive topic,” began her post.</p> <p>She explained her financial struggles which have left her family unable to purchase their “usual big Christmas dinner” and asked advice on whether it would be wrong to eat their family pets.</p> <p>“We live on five acres and have loads of chickens, a goat and a pet pig,” she shared. “Would it be wrong to cook them for Christmas? Not the goat, just two of the chickens and the pig?”</p> <p>She then added that if they do end up cooking the family pets, should she tell her children or not say anything and just replace them when they have the money?</p> <p>There was an array of different opinions regarding the matter, with many people saying they believed there was nothing wrong with eating the animals on their farm and that the kids should be aware that it’s a “part of life”.</p> <p>One user shared, “We knew as kids that the lambs we ate used to be the ones we fed and played with at our uncle’s farm.”</p> <p>Another wrote, “I think you should do what you have to, if that’s your option then take it.”</p> <p>But others found it “cruel” and disturbing. “I’d never eat a pet. How cruel to the kids losing a member of the family for one meal,” one user responded.</p> <p>While another added, “I think I’d rather have a veggie Christmas than eat my pets.”</p> <p>What do you think about this mother’s Christmas dinner dilemma? Share your thoughts with in the comments below.</p>

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Royal photo album released: Monaco twins celebrate their 4th birthday

<p>Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco are celebrating an exciting milestone in their family, the fourth birthday of their adorable twins.</p> <p>To celebrate the birthday of Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, Albert and Charlene hosted a superhero-themed birthday bash.</p> <p>Guests of the elaborate party, which took place on the grounds of the Palace of Monaco, enjoyed a visit from very special guests, including Spider-Man and Monaco’s Fire Department.</p> <p>The twins’ 40-year-old mum and former Olympic swimmer, Charlene, shared an adorable photo album from the day on her Instagram account.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNiaRVlTnJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNiaRVlTnJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">“Such fun at our party! Thank you to our firemen for the surprise visit! Our True Heroes.” Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella turn 4 today.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/hshprincesscharlene/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> HSH Princess Charlene</a> (@hshprincesscharlene) on Dec 10, 2018 at 7:17am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The photos of the special day give fans a rare glimpse into the royal family’s private life.</p> <p>In one snap shared to social media, Gabriella and Jacques can be seen enjoying a ride in the fire truck’s towering crane on the grounds of the palace.</p> <p>In another photo, the twins are seen standing next to their cake as they are surrounded by their friends.</p> <p>"Such fun at our party! Thank you to our firemen for the surprise visit! Our true heroes," Princess Charlene wrote.</p> <p>This isn’t the first themed party the royal twins have enjoyed.</p> <p>For their second birthday, Albert and Charlene planned a safari-themed party and last year they embraced a museum theme.</p> <p>Albert, who is the son of Hollywood actress turned royalty Princess Grace of Monaco, admitted the twins are “very active, very playful, absolutely adorable , lots of fun and a lot of work”.</p> <p>He said: “Jacques is very reserved. He is sure of himself, but he likes to take his time doing things, to observe them, and no one can force him to do anything. Gabriella, for her part, is not afraid of anything. With her it is always full steam ahead!"</p> <p>Prince Jacques will inherit the throne despite his twin sister being older than him.</p> <p>The twins also have two half-siblings from Albert’s previous relationships, Jasmine Grace Grimaldi, 26 and Alexandre Coste, 15.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the full photo album. </p>

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Mum-to-be cancels baby shower after family mocks unique name

<p>An angry mum-to-be has decided to cancel her baby shower after she discovered her friends and family were mocking the name she has chosen for her unborn son behind her back.</p> <p>The post, which was originally posted on Facebook, has been shared to a forum on Reddit and shows the woman going on a furious rant about her family’s behaviour.</p> <p>She calls out those who are questioning her sanity for wanting to name her son Squire Sebastian Senator.</p> <p>The rant starts off with an explanation as to why the event has been cancelled.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7822379/skf5qmmcuw221.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9923d418a247406cbcd6d7a654f5a301" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo: </em><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook/comments/a43e0k/woman_cancels_babyshower_over_name/"><em>Reddit</em><em> </em></a></p> <p>“It brings me pain to have to tell you this, but I am cancelling the event. I will text you soon if you’re invited to my smaller, more inclusive party. At least here no one will judge me,” she said.</p> <p>“Why? Why am I doing this?</p> <p>“Because ya’ll have been talking sh*t about my unborn baby. AN UNBORN CHILD. How can you judge an unborn child? What is wrong with you?”</p> <p>She then went on to accuse her family and friends of spreading rumours about her because the name isn’t according to their taste.</p> <p>“No, I am not crazy. No, I am not mentally unstable. No, I was not drunk when I named my child,” she said. “His name is Squire Sebastian Senator. That is that.”</p> <p>The name, which according to the expectant mother is inspired by family history, is expected to be said in full. No nicknames allowed.</p> <p>“You cannot force me to change his name. This is the name I was meant to give him.</p> <p>“No this is not his full name. Squire Sebastian Senator is only his first name. This is how it will be. He will not be allowed to have a nickname, he is to be called by his full and complete first name.”</p> <p>Clearly taken aback by her family’s “judgemental” actions, the woman went on to further explain her reasoning behind the unique name.</p> <p>“We come from a long line of both squires and senators,” she said. “If you look back in our family tree, the survival of this clan is literally rooted in squiredom. We are all related to senators too.</p> <p>“This name conveys power. It conveys wealth. It conveys success.”</p> <p>“My baby’s name WILL be a revolution,” she went on to say. “It will push people to question everything.”</p> <p>The enraged mother also revealed that she will instead be having an intimate baby shower, which is “more inclusive” with those who support her reasoning behind the name.</p> <p>“F**k you all. Fake ass family,” she wrote. “You won’t get to be a part of my baby’s life and it’s all because you had to judge him.”</p> <p>Do you think the mum-to-be has a right to be furious? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The unseen photo Prince Charles proudly has on display in his home

<p>Prince Charles has been a part of many important moments this year, but there was one occasion that he holds very dear to his heart. </p> <p>Royal fans around the world were touched when they saw the Prince of Wales walk Meghan Markle down the aisle to marry his son, Prince Harry.</p> <p>And it turns out, the special favour meant a great deal for the 70-year-old royal, with a framed photograph of the moment now on display in his home.</p> <p>During a visit to Clarence House, the London home of Prince Charles and Camilla, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Daily Mail </em>reporter Rebecca English revealed that she saw the photo.</p> <p>“I spotted a framed black and white photograph (in the public area) of the Prince of Wales walking his soon to be daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, towards the altar at St George’s Chapel,” she wrote.</p> <p>“It was very touching – and shows how much the moment meant to him.”</p> <p>Charles ended up walking Meghan down the aisle after her father, Thomas Markle, was unable to attend the nuptials last minute due to health concerns.</p> <p>Thomas also made headlines in the lead-up to the royal wedding after being accused of staging paparazzi photos.</p> <p>According to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Telegraph</em>, the news brought the 37-year-old former actress to tears.</p> <p>However, Meghan’s soon to be father-in-law happily stepped in to take on the fatherly role.</p> <p>In a recent documentary, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70</em>, Harry opened up about the special moment when he asked his dad to do the honours.</p> <p>“I asked [Charles] to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said; 'Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs’,” Harry said fondly.</p> <p>“I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7822355/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/06fcca67ffdc4532b718ee4d2adf5813" /></p> <p>Royal spectators have previously revealed that Charles is very supportive of his new daughter-in-law.</p> <p>“He’s got a real soft spot for her and thinks she’s the best thing to have happened to Harry,” the source told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Vanity Fair </em>earlier this year.</p> <p>While there are no images of the framed photograph, there is no doubt it beautifully captures Charles and Meghan’s special bond. </p>

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The royal baby tradition Duchess Meghan is planning to break

<p>When Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan revealed that they were expecting their first child in the UK springtime, royal fans around the world rejoiced over the happy news.</p> <p>Now, it has been revealed that the protocol-breaking couple may steer away from tradition during the birth.</p> <p>A royal correspondent has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is reportedly reading up on hypnobirthing and could even consider giving birth in their new Windsor home.</p> <p>Although Duchess Kate gave birth to all her three children at the Lindo Wing at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, Meghan may opt for another choice.</p> <p>The Lindo Wing, also where Prince William and Harry were born, costs £7,500 and offers luxurious perks to its patients, including having the finest champagne on its menu.</p> <p>Speaking to <em style="font-weight: inherit;"><a href="https://www.vanityfair.com"><strong><u>Vanity Fair</u></strong></a>,</em> royal correspondent Katie Nicholl has said there is “some talk” of Meghan having the baby at Frogmore Cottage.</p> <p>Although it’s her first child, so doctors could recommend a hospital birth, the royal insider claims that Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland will be encouraging “a natural birth”.</p> <p>“Doria plans to be around a lot when the baby arrives, and there are plans for her to have a dedicated space at their new home,” Katie said.</p> <p>“She wants to be on hand to help Meghan and Harry with the baby. Doria will be involved and if she's involved she will be encouraging Meg to go for a natural birth.”</p> <p>Meghan’s mum is a yoga instructor and the Duchess herself has admitted her love for early morning mediation.</p> <p>The 37-year-old pregnant Duchess is still attending engagements and recently made a surprise solo visit to King’s College London to discuss how higher education can help to tackle global issues. </p>

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Mum goes viral over controversial babysitter job ad

<p>An anonymous mother is receiving a wave of criticism after posting a lengthy job ad for a babysitter.</p> <p>The post, which was originally shared on Facebook, reveals the woman’s specific demands for the chosen candidate of the $10-an-hour role.</p> <p>The US-based woman is on the hunt to hire a babysitter who is also a Trump fan, has no tattoos and is willing to pay for some snacks for her three young children.</p> <p>“Looking for a babysitter in the area. PM me if you’re interested. Here are the requirements,” she wrote on social media.</p> <p>The list stipulated: </p> <p><em>1. Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Childcare or 9 years of relevant babysitting experience</em></p> <p><em>2. 3 good references with phone numbers</em></p> <p><em>3. Full time availability including weekends</em></p> <p><em>4. Your own car and driving license</em></p> <p><em>5. Native English speaking and preferred second language to teach to my children</em></p> <p><em>6. CPR certified, ideally a CAN license</em></p> <p><em>7. NO history of traffic tickets and NO problems with the law. (I will be running your name through databases)</em></p> <p><em>8. No tattoos. No drugs. No alcohol. No sketchy social media behaviour AND/OR public pictures</em></p> <p><em>9. MUST be okay with my two Pit Bulls</em></p> <p><em>10. MUST be okay with emergency last minute calls</em></p> <p><em>11. Perfect attendance 100% required</em></p> <p><em>12. Willing to pay for some snacks</em></p> <p><em>13. Will love to work with an infant, 3-year-old and 5-year-old</em></p> <p><em>14. Ideally will be a Trump fan</em></p> <p><em>In exchange, I will be offering $10/hr under the table cash. It’s like making $15/hr normally without paying tax. Serious inquiries ONLY.</em></p> <p>The mother-of-three’s job ad was later shared to Reddit, where it received hundreds of comments from people who were dumbfounded by her requirements.</p> <p>One person wrote: “I thought she meant SHE'D be willing to pay for the babysitter snacks. I was like well I guess that's nice, then I realised she meant the babysitters would be paying for the snacks. Lovely.”</p> <p>Another added: “9 years experience is very specific! Also, would be worried about someone who had the degree and/or experience but was still willing to graft for $10 an hour.”</p> <p>One user said that a job with so many requirements should result in extra benefits for the chosen candidate.</p> <p>“A friend of mine did this and one of the requirements was also having a degree at an Ivy League (she did). She was able to stay at their summer home whenever and got to go to Paris Fashion Week. This lady is nuts though.”</p> <p>“For $10/hr I will come over to watch your TV and eat your snacks. Expect to return to alive children.... that's it,” wrote another user. </p> <p>Another pointed out that although she wants her babysitter to have a clean record, she’s willing to commit tax fraud to hire them.</p> <p>“No problems with the law but she's committing tax fraud. Ok then.”</p> <p>What are your thoughts on this job ad? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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13 things you do that your cat actually hates

<p>Experts explain which human behaviours irritate our cats most.</p> <p><strong>1. Tummy rubs</strong></p> <p>Petting on the belly is generally not welcomed: “Most cats don’t like to be stroked on their tummies,” says animal behaviour researcher Dennis C. Turner, who edited what’s considered the “cat bible,” <em>The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour</em>. How can you tell?</p> <p>“They will (try to) depart the scene or hit you with one of the front paws (with claws extended!),” he says, or they might bite (Turner emphasises that cat bites need to be thoroughly disinfected).</p> <p>Then again, different cats have different preferences, says <span><a href="https://maueyes.com/">Kristyn Vitale</a></span>, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University, in the <span><a href="https://thehumananimalbond.com/">Human-Animal Interaction Lab</a></span>.</p> <p>“Other cats love when a person pets their belly,” he adds. Just be ready to back off if the cat gets annoyed.</p> <p><strong>2. Interacting with strangers</strong></p> <p>Paying attention to your cat’s reactions is also important when an unfamiliar person wants to pet him – especially if that person is a child or someone who hasn’t spent much time around cats.</p> <p>“One way to see if the cat is amicable to being pet after just meeting them is to let the cat sniff your hand and then watch how they behave,” Vitale says.</p> <p>“If they want to interact they will most likely approach you and engage in social behaviour after sniffing you, such as rubbing on you or trying to sit with you.”</p> <p>She adds that if they don’t want to interact, they’ll usually walk away or ignore you, in which case it’s best to let them have their space.</p> <p><strong>3. Being picked up</strong></p> <p>“They certainly don’t like being held against their will,” Turner says.</p> <p>He adds that most cats will forgive you for coming on too strong from time to time if they’re used to socialising with people and they trust you: “My research has shown that they accept most advances by their keepers, giving us the impression that we are in charge.”</p> <p>But, he adds, for the sake of your long-term human-cat relationship, it’s always better to wait until the cat comes to you for attention.</p> <p>“Then there’s more time interacting in the relationship.”</p> <p><strong>4. Having their tails held</strong></p> <p>For little kids, a cat’s tail can look like a very tempting handhold – but don’t let them grab it!</p> <p>Turner says cats really dislike having their tails held or pulled.</p> <p>Instead, show the child how to let the cat sniff his or her hand, and if all goes well, to pet them in their favourite places: “If they’ve been socialised to people as kittens, then they usually like being tickled around their necks or stroked down the back,” Turner says.</p> <p>Make sure kids are watching for signs that the cat is unhappy, says Vitale: “If a cat does not like the interaction they are receiving, the cat may have dilated pupils, a rapid, fast twitching tail, ears that are flat against their head, fur that stands up on its ends, and may make hiss or growl vocalisations."</p> <p><strong>5. Being left alone</strong></p> <p>Dogs aren’t the only pets that get lonely and bored when you spend the whole day at work.</p> <p>Vitale advises cat owners to give their pets food puzzles when they’re alone – they’ll be too busy solving problems for snacks to miss you much.</p> <p>She also recommends providing a variety of toys and a protected outdoor space (sometimes known as a catio or a window perch).</p> <p>Some people even consider a second cat.</p> <p>“Although not all cats will do well with another cat, many will readily accept a companion given a proper introduction,” Vitale says.</p> <p>“A new owner could also consider adopting sibling kittens or cats, which may already have a well-established social relationship.”</p> <p><strong>6. Not enough litter boxes</strong></p> <p>Is your kitty doing her business in the wrong spots? It could just be that she feels there’s not enough of her smell around your house.</p> <p>Vitale suggests having more litter boxes: “Cats are typically more relaxed and secure in areas that have their scent,” she says.</p> <p>“Usually, the rule is you want at least one litter box per cat plus an extra, although some cats may need more than this.”</p> <p>She says to spread the boxes around the house, and she advises choosing unscented cat litter and cleaning the boxes with unscented products, so no chemical smells keep your cat from being able to adequately detect her own fragrance.</p> <p><strong>7. Cat carriers</strong></p> <p>It’s no news flash that most cats hate going into a carrier.</p> <p>But it’s not the box itself that’s the problem – it’s the veterinarian they usually have to visit when they get closed up in there.</p> <p>Vitale says that, with some work, you can change their negative associations with more positive ones.</p> <p>For starters, “Leave the carrier out with a blanket inside so the cat can explore the carrier and even sit in it at times where the cat is just relaxing at home,” she says.</p> <p>You can put treats and catnip inside too.</p> <p>Once he ventures in there on his own, praise him and give him more treats.</p> <p>If he gets comfortable, try shutting the door for a minute – and then opening it and dispensing even more goodies.</p> <p><strong>8. Riding in cars</strong></p> <p>Carriers and car rides usually go together, but the good news is that some cats can be desensitised to cars too.</p> <p>“One thing owners can do is to take their cat for rides around the neighbourhood, while praising the cat for doing a good job,” Vitale says.</p> <p>She suggests keeping it very short at first (maybe five minutes) and – yes – giving lots of treats, petting and play time (whatever your cat loves most) when you get home.</p> <p>If your cat seems to be getting more comfortable, make the rides a little longer.</p> <p><strong>9. Other cats</strong></p> <p>Lots of cats love having cat companions, but if yours doesn’t, she might act out by showing fear or aggression.</p> <p>This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give one up! “Cats show great flexibility in their social behaviour,” Vitale says.</p> <p>She suggests separating the cats into different areas of the house and slowly reintroducing them to one another using a method called “Scent, Sight, Touch”. Take a toy or blanket from each cat and swap them.</p> <p>Give each cat the other cat’s scent item along with lots of praise and rewards so they associate the smell with good things.</p> <p>After doing this a few times, set up a space where the cats will be able to see one another through a physical barrier, like a screen door or gate.</p> <p>Then feed them, so they start to associate positive feelings (food) with the sight of the other cat.</p> <p>After a few successful feeding sessions, you can try to introduce the cats without a barrier – distract each cat with toys during their first meeting in the same room, so they have less time to worry.</p> <p>“If owners go slow and give lots of rewards, many cats can learn to accept a companion cat,” Vitale says.</p> <p><strong>10. Baths</strong></p> <p>Yes, obviously, domestic cats hate baths. (Tigers and jaguars, on the other hand, have been known to enjoy a leisurely soak, <span><a href="https://www.catster.com/cat-health-care/how-to-give-a-cat-a-bath">according to <em>Catster </em>magazine</a></span>.)</p> <p>The good news is that they don’t usually need to be bathed – regular brushing is enough to remove detached fur and shake out loose dirt.</p> <p>If, however, your kitty rolls around in something noxious that really needs to be removed with soap and water, it’s not likely to be a fun process for anybody, so you want to make it as quick as possible, <em>Catster</em> says.</p> <p>Have everything ready and nearby (cat-specific shampoo, towels, a washcloth for his head, and a pitcher if you don’t have a handheld spray nozzle on your kitchen sink) and wear long rubber gloves to protect yourself from any outbursts.</p> <p>When the deed is done, get your cat as dry as you can with a towel; only use a hair dryer (low heat) if he’s not afraid of it.</p> <p><strong>11. Medication</strong></p> <p>None of us like taking our pills. To make the process easier, the Lincoln, Nebraska, All Feline Hospital suggests wrapping your cat’s meds inside a piece of cheese or lunchmeat, or in a commercial “pill pocket”. It might work if she’s not a big chewer and really loves the treat.</p> <p>Otherwise, you can grind up the pill and mix it in with whatever food your cat likes most – the trick is that the cat has to eat it all, or she won’t get all the medicine.</p> <p>If your cat sees through these deceptions and refuses to take her medicine, you’ll have to place the pill into her mouth and somehow convince her to swallow it – see <span><a href="http://www.allfelinehospital.com/pilling-your-cat.pml">detailed instructions for a variety of methods</a></span>.</p> <p>Keep in mind that if you administer the pill by hand, it might get stuck in the oesophagus for a while before making its way to the stomach, which you can usually avoid by squeezing a syringe of water or broth into your cat’s mouth after the pill.</p> <p><strong>12. Old food</strong></p> <p>Lots of cats will turn their noses up at food that’s been sitting out all day while you’re at work.</p> <p>Small, frequent meals throughout the day actually matches their natural feeding behaviour more closely, so if you’re able to fill their dishes just a little several times rather than free-feeding a full bowl, Vitale recommends it: “This also gives the cat an event during the day to look forward to, which may help alleviate behavioural issues.”</p> <p>If you won’t be home to dispense multiple meals, Vitale again recommends food puzzles.</p> <p>“This would allow the cat to get the food out at their own pace, give them enrichment to focus on while alone, and help food from sitting out too long,” she says.</p> <p><strong>13. Dog visitors</strong></p> <p>Dogs can be as scary (or scarier) than kids, and Vitale suggests introducing your cat to both in more-or-less the same manner: “Always allow cats to sniff, then see the dog or child before physical interactions occur.”</p> <p>Make sure, too, that your cat has a safe, accessible place to hide if he’s just not interested in participating.</p> <p>Just like humans, animals have their own unique personalities. When you pair two different species together it can be harmonious – or the clash of the titans.</p> <p><em>Written by Krista Carothers. This article first appeared in <span><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/pets/13-things-you-do-your-cat-actually-hates">Reader’s Digest</a></span>. 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So sweet! Prince Louis’ adorable moment with Prince Charles in never-before-seen photos

<p>When it comes to the heir to the throne, it’s unthinkable for normal folk to grab his nose or any other part of his face, but when you’re Prince Louis, then the rules don’t apply.</p> <p>A photograph released by Clarence House shows the youngest royal playfully grabbing onto his grandfather, Prince Charles’ nose, and the 70-year-old finds it hilarious.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVq6_wBy41/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqVq6_wBy41/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Charles of Wales, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex taken by Chris Jackson, pose for an official portrait to celebrate Prince Charles of Wales's 70th birthday (on November 14th 2018) in London, England 🎂 -November 18th 2018. . Look at Louis who being the cutest baby ever while playing with his grandpa and at Charlotte who is sitting as a little model girl and of course all those happy smiles 💞😍💎. . . 📷 : Chris Jackson/@chrisjacksongetty. . #royalfamily #katemiddleton #PrinceWilliam #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #DukeofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge #London #monarchy #england #english #british #britishmonarchy #britishroyalfamily #photooftheday #love #l4l #happy #cute #gorgeous #beautiful #bestcouple #adorable #instadaily #baby #instapic #PrinceHarry #MeghanMarkle #PrinceCharles</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thecambridges_family/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Cambridges 🇬🇧👑🎀</a> (@thecambridges_family) on Nov 18, 2018 at 2:33pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The family photo proves that Charles is happiest when he’s surrounded by his children and grandchildren, as with his busy schedule, he feels content when he can find time for the people closest to him.</p> <p>The Prince is currently a grandfather to three grandchildren, with another on the way as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome a child of their own next April.</p> <p>The second photo of the royal shows him beaming with joy as he holds the little Prince in his arms.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqUWlXegOOj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqUWlXegOOj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">#New The Prince of Wales and his little grandson, Prince Louis💙 . 📸 Chris Jackson #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily #princecharles #princeofwales #duchessofcornwall #dukeofcambridge #duchessofcambridge #princegeorge #princesscharlotte #princelouis #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #royalfamily #royalbirthday #instaroyals #royalnews #princecharles70</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/royal.addicted/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Royal Addicted</a> (@royal.addicted) on Nov 18, 2018 at 2:16am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The new photographs released this week by the palace are from the same series of portraits taken back in September to celebrate Charles’ 70<sup>th</sup> birthday. Louis, who was almost five months at the time, was seen giving a toothless grin to someone behind the camera.</p> <p>It has previously been reported that Charles is not a hands-on grandparent and doesn’t spend time with his grandchildren, but these photos seem to prove otherwise.</p> <p>According to his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, he may not change nappies but will happily oblige when it comes to getting on the floor and playing with his grandkids.</p> <p>Camilla commented on how Louis can’t get enough of Charles’ hair and nose, as the seven-month-old constantly chooses to grab onto them.</p> <p>“People don’t see him as being someone who will roll around the floor with the children, but he does,” Camilla said. “He will literally get down on his hands and knees. He really loves them. He is sweet with his own grandchildren and little Louis tugs at his hair and his nose. He doesn’t get cross or angry, he loves it.”</p> <p>The endearing photographs were taken by official royal photographer Chris Jackson, who followed Prince Charles for a year to showcase his life for his 70<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p>

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Duchess Kate’s simple lesson for kids of all ages will warm your heart

<p>As a mother-of-three, Duchess Kate has firsthand experience raising her children with Prince William. Over the past five years, since her eldest child Prince George was born, she has learned many parenting lessons which she now feels should be passed on to other growing families.</p> <p>At a recent event, Duchess Kate openly shared her parenting advice at Basildon Sporting Village in the UK, as one admirer named Janet Emery hugged the royal.</p> <p>Kate welcomed the embrace, thanking the woman, and shared with Janet, “Thank you very much. Hugs are very important. I keep saying that to my children.”</p> <p>Janet is part of an organisation, Sport for Confidence, which provides sporting events and activities for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, as well as giving them a supportive space.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIvrC2gYHs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIvrC2gYHs/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Clarence House (@clarencehouse)</a> on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:05pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Prince William has previously given insight into how he and his wife raise Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6 months. He revealed that besides their royal status, they do all they can to give their children a normal life.</p> <p>“As far as we’re concerned, within our family unit we are a normal family. I love my children the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father, so we are very normal in that sense,” William explained to BBC News in 2016.</p> <p>Surprisingly, along with many parents across the world, William and Kate are against giving their children electronics, such as iPads, computers and gaming consoles.</p> <p>“As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination,” shared a royal insider with <span><em><a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/07/prince-william-kate-middleton-george-charlotte-technology-toys">Us Weekly.</a></em></span></p> <p>What do you think is an important lesson for kids of all ages to know? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.</p>

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Just like mum! Prince Louis' uncanny resemblance to Duchess Kate in childhood photo

<p>In honour of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, the palace has released a <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/art/family-first-prince-charles-celebrates-70th-birthday-with-heartwarming-new-portraits" target="_blank">series of news photographs</a> giving a rare glimpse at the relationship between the three different generations of royals – including the youngest, Prince Louis.</p> <p>Taken in the gardens of Clarence House in September, the portrait features Charles sitting amongst his family which includes his wife Camilla, his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, their wives the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex and the future king's three grandchildren.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIvobkHrkB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIvobkHrkB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">This new photograph of The Prince of Wales and his family has been released to celebrate His Royal Highness’ 70th birthday. The photograph was taken by @chrisjacksongetty in the garden of @clarencehouse</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:04pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIv49HHm2k/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIv49HHm2k/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">This second photograph of The Prince of Wales and his family has also been released by @clarencehouse to celebrate HRH’s 70th birthday. The photos were taken by @chrisjacksongetty in the garden of Clarence House.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:07pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The royal family, which are known for their strict protocol, seemed visibly relaxed in the photos with Prince George, 5, sitting on his grandfather's knee and everyone around them beaming with joy.</p> <p>But people were quick to notice the uncanny resemblance between Prince Louis and the Duchess of Cambridge, as the new photos gave a rare glimpse at the baby Prince.</p> <p>The photo below shows the youngest royal at 5 months old next to a photo of his mother, who was also roughly the same age during the time of the photograph.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqLKJakFW9_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqLKJakFW9_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">We see who Prince Louis Arthur Charles looks like! #PrinceLouis #CatherineMiddleton #britishroyalfamily</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/royalchildrenofcambridge/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Olivia Page</a> (@royalchildrenofcambridge) on Nov 14, 2018 at 12:35pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Only a few days before, an adorable photo of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/art/adorable-new-portrait-of-prince-louis-released" target="_blank">Prince Charles playing with his youngest grandchild</a> was released by the palace, offering a rare insight into the relationship between the 70-year-old royal and his grandchildren.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp74bqJFmkj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp74bqJFmkj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A new photo of Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis by royal photographer Chris Jackson. . SO CUTE AWWW! ♡ . #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #princecharles #princelouis #princegeorge #princesscharlotte</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thecambridgespage/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Cambridges.</a> (@thecambridgespage) on Nov 8, 2018 at 2:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the new documentary <em>Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70</em>, Prince William shares his sentiments on Prince Charles as a grandfather and hopes he will be able to spend more time with his grandchildren before he becomes King.</p> <p>“It’s something I’m working on heavily. I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children,” said the Duke of Cambridge.</p> <p>“Having more time with him at home would be lovely – and being able to, you know, play around with the grandchildren. When he is there, he’s brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible.”</p> <p>What do you think of the uncanny resemblance between Prince Louis and his mother Duchess Kate? Do you think they look alike? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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