Royal families have always caught people’s attention, especially when a special occasion or unexpected occurrence happens. Perhaps these families are the idea of some of these fairy tales we hear. Whatever the reason, royal families will always have a spot light on their head. Here are some photos of some children from royal families around the world. Their poses and appearance will captivate you.
Princess Louise of Belgium
Royalty is about formalities and optics. Princess Louise does not dispute this culture but sometimes it is good to relax. She has been captured posing in a typical child’s posture. She tried forgetting her title and position for a few minutes and being a normal child.
Prince Jigme of Bhutan
He is the next in line for the crown in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Prince Jigme is about two years now yet he is a vibrant baby. The photo shows how he has a cute dimple on his cheek when he smiles. The prince will make an amazing king if he grows to become the jovial individual he is.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
The most fascinating thing about Princess Charlotte is how she resembles her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth of England. The photo expresses the little princess as a stern lady. Probably she will take after her grandmother’s traits and make a great leader.
Prince George of Cambridge
The bubbles clearly excited Prince George and he thought life is beautiful. Despite him being a royal, Prince George is like any other baby who appreciates little joys. Simple things make him happy and inspired. The prince is about five years and standing third in the line of succession.
Princess Isabell of Denmark
She is the first girl child to be born in the Danish royal family since 1940s. Princess Isabell is also countess of Monzepat. The photo shows an enthusiastic girl who loves nature and life. Her mother is Australian and she is third in line for succession. Meanwhile, she will continue enjoying her childhood and loving life.
Prince Hisahito of Akishino
This Prince is a vibrant young boy who can’t wait to exploit his full potential. At his age, he seems to be innovative and already ahead of his age. Prince Hisahito is third in the line of succession. Even if he does not get the crown, the prince will make a brilliant leader elsewhere.
Prince Hashem of Jordan
The prince and his father share a birth date. The prince is said to come from a genealogy that goes back to Prophet Mohammad. This occurrence is probable an indication that the young prince is certainly destined for greatness. He may still be young today but he better grow up preparing for a bright future.
Princess Amalia and Prince Liam of Luxembourg
This photo stands in its own uniqueness. The two baby royals represent innocence and pure sibling love. They may have long titles and positions in their kingdom but they are first siblings to each other and then other things. May they grow to keep the love between them.
Princess Gabrielle and Prince Jacques of Monaco
This is yet another set of siblings that will carry you away. They are twin born two minutes apart. The princess came first then the prince. According to the royal culture of Monaco, the prince will take the throne before the princess, despite the birth order.
Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
Her birth was such a delightful moment for the king until he pardoned thousands of prisoners. Princess Lalla is a beautiful girl and we hope she will grow up to become an influential personality in Morocco. Princess Lalla’s family has been in power since the 17th century. She is expected to continue this trend that has been on for centuries.
Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
This prince is quite a comedian, especially with an audience comprising of girls. Apparently, he is known to make humorous poses on other photos. Well, considering he is an adolescent, the behavior is expected. Prince Sverre is standing third in the line of succession.
Princesses Leonor and Sofia of Spain
The two sisters show so much sibling love in this photo. Princess Leonor is older, which makes her second in the line of succession. When they pose together their eye color reveals their beautiful eyes and how excited they are about each other.
Princess Leonor of Sweden
The princess is quite a diverse young girl. Princess Leonore has Swedish descent and American citizenship where she was born. At the same time, the princess calls London her home. She may be so far from taking the throne but her diversity may come in handy in making her a great leader.
Prince Taufa’ahau of Tonga
The adorable young prince has cute eyes that say how ready he is for life. Prince Taufa’ahau may be a young boy right now but his pose suggest a lot. He looks alert and prepared for whatever awaits him. He is second in line of succession so, the prince is definitely going to take a leadership position when he grows up.
Mia Tindall, United Kingdom
She is an active girl and the princess t-shirt suggests she is quite assertive. Although she is not exactly in the official titles, Mia is a great granddaughter of Queen of England. She is seventeenth in line for succession.
Prince Christian of Denmark
The twelve year old prince poses like any other adolescent but seems to be a thoughtful young man. That is understandable considering he is the crown prince of his kingdom.
Princess Salma of Jordan
She is certainly a lively and hopeful daddy’s girl. The princess is 17 years and quite ready to step into adulthood. She may not be heir of the throne but Princess Salma is destined for greatness.
Princess Ingrid of Alexandra of Norway
The thirteen year old princess pays attention to detail, as it is evident in this photo. She is second in line for the throne. Regardless of her teen age, the princess engages in royal engagements.
Bobcat Visits Homeowner, Brings Her Five Excited Kittens!
Would you consider yourself a cat person? Do you find yourself drawn to petting or cuddling with just about anything furry? If so, this story might be right up your alley! Earlier this year, a homeowner in the Midwest opened her front porch to find a massive female bobcat on her deck. As bobcats are the most populous wildcat in all of North America, this in and of itself wasn’t a shock or a revelation. What came next, however, was as exciting as anything you could hope to find on your porch in the morning.
Before we dive into this exciting story, let’s peel back our understanding of wildcats and bobcats. Bobcats are roughly double the size of a traditional house cat and many times more dangerous than their domesticated counterparts. Female bobcats tend to be smaller than their male counterparts, though both genders hover around three feet in length and roughly 20 to 30 pounds in weight. These polygamous animals mate during the winter and will give birth to up to six kittens in roughly two months. From there, the kittens will continue to nurse for an additional two months before eventually leaving home behind after a year.
During their youth, bobcat kittens are blind and as such will stay really close to their parents. After about eight weeks, bobcat kittens are significantly larger and more active. When this mama Bobcat came back to visit the homeowner in question, she brought along her entire litter! If you are a cat person, having a litter of bobcat kittens on your deck has to be a dream come true. Thankfully, the owner of the home went overboard on capturing photographs and we couldn’t be happier if we wanted to. Just look at these small beans!
While wildcats aren’t exactly rare or reclusive creatures, it is pretty unusual for people to get this close to wild animals. Thanks to the glass screen between the door and the deck, the owner of the home was able to get the kind of pictures that we can only dream of. The homeowner, one Kathy Maniscalco, considered herself as lucky as anyone when the mama Bobcat chose her porch to settle in on. As Kathy watched the kittens, she realized that there were five of them with the young Bobcat — this meant that the mother had nearly a full litter!
Bobcats are crepuscular animals that live relatively solitary lives when they are not mating or raising kittens. Living upwards of 12 to 13 years, bobcats are natural prey to wolves and cougars with bobcat kittens preyed upon by both owls and coyotes. Bobcats don’t really have a history of attacking humans because they are fickle and easy to scare. If a bobcat does seem willing to attack a human, it means that they have rabies or are potentially near their kittens. In either situation, creating space is the safest course of action.
How would you react if you found a litter of bobcat kittens on your deck?
Politics Are Never an Empty Field – Barbie Runs for Office in 2020
The classic American doll, Barbie, has performed, been portrayed in, or taken over just about every professional function in society. So, it’s no surprise that given the real themes in 2020 that Barbie would also decide to go into politics. Art imitating life it may be, but Barbie is likely to represent a serious contender against even the most seasoned politicians, that is if her fans were old enough to vote.
2020 is not the first time Barbie has entered politics. Believe it or not, her first foray into elections was some 28 years ago in 1992 when she tried to run for President. However, the toy doll was a bit of an independent at the time and didn’t get a lot of recognition on her own. Today, things are different. Not only is Barbie a 2020 candidate, she also has in place a solid professional election team on her side as well. Along with her are a handful of cool, savvy and with the times staffers and election strategists. The early polls are already showing Walmart and Target segments are responding, carrying her entire campaign team on the shelves and selling them as a combined unit.
Examined up close and interested electorate fans will find Barbie’s campaign manager as a key strategist, her campaign fundraiser to keep things paid and moving, and even a Barbie voter. Of course, her fans can add votes too. The entire team is set to hit the prime time. Barbie herself is positioned to show herself as a leader ready to hit the ground running, complete in business suit and with her telecom assortment of communication tools. And, let’s not forget, every business jacket should have an American flag lapel pin too.
Her campaign manager is decked out in a professional ensemble as well, ready to manage the stage as well as cue to the poll analysts and computer graphics behind the scenes to support her candidate. And Barbie’s fundraiser is hitting the road in blue denim and comfortable style, driving miles and miles to bring in the donors.
The key message from Barbie, however, is to prime young girls for politics. Girls and women can not only have their part in campaigns, they can be the lead candidate as well. And the idea of a real woman President is no figment of the imagination. While Barbie is, after all, just a toy, the reality of a woman President is very likely in the next two elections if not the third. In fact, the U.S. is behind the curve in this respect, as many countries around the world have already had women leaders and many still do. When that happens, given elections happen every four years, the next candidate in 20 years may have well be a young girl who had Barbie as her own special election candidate.
In the meantime, Barbie and her campaign team let girls practice for the future now, complete with all the accessories and campaign road style needed to win the big ticket.
A Furry Companion Unlike Any Other
People enjoy learning about pets on social media sites and when a dog seems to exude a behavior that is unique or charming, many people may wind up viewing a post, ultimately making a canine a worldwide sensation. In the past, there was a small dog named Boo, who was noted for popular Instagram photos and videos, which showcased the dog’s tendency to be dressed up in cute clothing. Boo normally spent time alongside his pal Buddy. Unfortunately Boo passed away a few years ago, but he did live a long and happy life.
Today, there is a new internet star by the name of Milo. Milo is a duck tolling retriever and already has over 30,000 followers on Instagram. He enjoys spending time outdoors and is especially fond of butterflies. This interest became apparent when his owner, Jenn Bennet, noticed that Milo was carefully observing some Monarch butterflies that were flying in her flower garden.
Some of the butterflies actually landed on Milo’s head and his owner took a picture of him. This picture is what first made Milo popular with people worldwide. “He has a gentle demeanor and loves nature and living creatures”, stated Jenn during an interview on Good Morning America. Monarchs are dwindling in number worldwide and Jenn wants to do her part to protect this species from harm.
Another one of Milo’s interests has to deal with hobby cooking. Milo doesn’t actually cook, but Jenn jokes around about how Milo is her helper and how he will sit patiently waiting for her to create dog treats. The treats include peanut butter carrot cake, peanut butter donuts, and granola bars. Jenn has created personal recipes for a while now and she enjoys trying out new flavor combinations and allowing Milo to taste test each creation.
All natural ingredients are used for each recipe and the snacks are offered in conjunction with Milo’s normal diet. “Milo will sit patiently on the floor, watching me add ingredients to a bowl and observing me whisk the items until they are blended. Before using cookie cutters or a roller, I allow Milo to sample each batch of goodies. Milo’s way of thanking me is by using his tongue to give me a sloppy kiss”, stated Jenn.
Jenn has been sharing her love of cooking and the healthy ingredient combinations that she uses to create dog treats. If you would like to learn more about the treats that Milo prefers, you can acquire a listing of the ingredients used and the preparation steps, by visiting Jenn’s Instagram page.
Additionally, if you want to be inspired by a furry creature who is only 2 years old, but has a lot of character and love for life, be sure to stay updated, by browsing the photos and the unique captions that Jenn shares with her audience. Who knows, you may even become inspired to adopt your own dog companion and to share some of the heartwarming moments that you experience when you are alone with your new pet.
Preparing For Your First Camping Trip With Kids In Tow
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a trip away from home to enjoy the outdoors. If you have kids, you already know that they relish in the sunlight and love exploring nature. Camping as a family is a wonderful way to spend time together doing just that. Preparing for your first ever camping trip will ensure that your children have a blast, leading the way to future trips together in this form.
Try A Practice Run
Before heading out for a camping excursion, try a trial run at home to see how your kids fare. Set up a tent in your backyard and keep tabs on all the items your family needs while you spend the night. Luckily, it isn’t too far away and you can grab things as you see fit. Write down a list of the items you used, and keep it handy for your “real” camping trip away from home.
Keep Devices Off
In today’s day and age, everyone has a cell phone or electronic device to look at. Camping should be based around nature and experiences as a family unit. Let older kids know they will need to shut down their phones while you are spending time together. Allow them an hour or so at nighttime to catch up with friends, but make it a priority that the device is shut off again for another day of fun, if applicable.
Don’t Make It Difficult
For a first camping trip, forego hiking in the woods to a remote location to set up your sleeping quarters. Instead, head to a family camping facility. Here your children have amenities available, such as restrooms with running water, electricity, and maybe even a gift shop or small store. This way you can observe what is needed and not needed for future trips out with your kids.
Don’t Overplan Your Excursion
There is no need to write up a schedule of events you wish to partake in with your kids. Instead, keep a few “must-dos” in mind and wing the rest. Spontaneity can be a great thing for everyone. You’ll see that your kids come up with unique ways to overcome boredom and creativity will abound. Refrain from writing up lists and allow nature to take its course. Another idea is to let each member of the family come up with an idea for an activity that everyone can do together. After this has been completed, another family member gets a turn. This way each person gets to experience something that they want to try.
Allow For Some Dirt To Accumulate
At home, you likely let your kids know when you don’t want them to get dirty. While camping, let this rule slide by and let your kids feel the earth without restriction. Dirt never hurt anyone and it will let your child roam around without worrying about their appearance or whether they will be scolded about its presence. Some of the best fun is to be had with dirt involved! This can always be washed off in a shower house, lake, or via a sponge bath if needed. Keep your child’s good clothing at home when you go camping so you do not worry about it becoming ruined during a time when you just want to have fun with each other.
It Might Not Be What You Expect
Don’t go into a camping trip thinking that it will be magical for all who are involved. You may have a child that just isn’t the camping type, and that is okay. You may find that your child really enjoys camping, however. You won’t know until you try!
Secret Twin Shocks Grandparents
After losing their baby in utero, Tom and Brianne were devasted. Following the loss, Tom hoped that he would be the father to twins.
In utero is a Latin language term meaning in the womb or uterus. In legal terminology, in utero refers to an unborn child. Approximately 24,000 fetuses per year die in the womb or are stillborn in the United States.
In 2019, Tom blew his birthday candle out with the wish that he and Brianne would become pregnant again with twins. Someone was clearly watching that day since the couple recently welcomed new twins to the world.
After birth, the babies were premature and had multiple health complications that doctors were required to monitor. That means they had to stay in the NICU for several weeks before coming home. Finally, the couple was able to bring home their miracle babies once the health issues subsided.
The couple notified their parents that Brianne was pregnant but the twins they were having were kept a secret.
Since the birth occurred during the pandemic, Tom and Brianne could not have visitors in the hospital at any point. This made it much easier to keep the secret.
When Tom showed his parents, his mother’s first words were, “that’s a real baby” as she was clearly in shock. The grandmother knew about the birth of her granddaughter, Brinkley Hope, but when Tom walked out with a second baby, Ace Leo, she was in utter shock.
With Brianne filming the entire conversation, the couple stated that the parents were the first to know about the twins.
The couple brought the twins to grandma and grandpa’s house on grandma’s birthday. As Tom walked down the hall with baby Ace he said, “I’m sorry, I did not have time to wrap your present” and revealed the third addition to their family.
The grandmother thought he was holding a Baby Alive doll since it looked so real and the situation was so unexpected.
Tom had always said that if the couple was lucky enough to have twins that he wanted to keep one of them a secret and then have a revealing moment.
Since 1980, the birth rate for twins in the United States has seen a rapid increase. As of 2018, the twin’s birthing rate was 32.6 per 1,000 births. Medical professionals believe the reason for this increase is associated with the higher usage of Vitro fertilization and other forms of reproductive technologies that have become commonplace in recent years.
Twin birth rates across the United States vary based on location. The two states with the highest twin birthing rates are the District of Columbia and Connecticut. Another factor to be considered is ethnicity with the jump in twin births increasing across all ethnicities. The highest number of twins occurs in non-Hispanic black mothers with the least number among Hispanic mothers.
Age is another critical factor for twin birthing rates. In 2018, mothers between 45 and 54 had the highest rate of twin births in the United States.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is a medical remedy that treats infertility in men and women. One common outcome with this technology is having multiple births. In the United States, the most common occurrence when using ART was the birth of a single infant then multiple infant births.
Within all ART cycles, including treatments that did not lead to pregnancy, with non-donor eggs, multiple-fetus pregnancy is present in as much as six percent of all cases. As reproductive technology continues to expand and grow, the birthing rate of twins is expected to increase with it so the percentage will increase in future years.