APRIL 25, 2016: Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. meets children during a visit to Great Ormond Street
Hospital (GOSH), in London, ahead of the European premiere of Captain
America: Civil War in London on April 26. The star spent the
afternoon visiting patients and their families and handing out Captain
On this day in 1860, the Scottish author and playwright James Matthew Barrie - best known for his creation of Peter Pan - was born in Scotland. Originally a play entitled Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, which later became the novel Peter and Wendy, these stories
featured an ageless boy and his friend Wendy as they had adventures in ‘Neverland’ and encountered the villainous Captain Hook. Barrie, who moved to London to pursue his writing career, was inspired to write this most famous work by his relationship
with the Llewelyn Davies family. Whilst Barrie wrote other plays and
novels, the adventures of Peter Pan remain his most famous, and earned
him numerous honours in his lifetime including some bestowed by King
George V. Before his death, Barrie gave the rights to Peter Pan to
London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. Barrie died in London on June 19th 1937, aged seventy-seven.
Robert Downey Jr. had just met young Ethan Miller when he visited the Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday where Ethan is a patient. The following day, he invited Ethan to attend the London premiere of Captain America: Civil War.
On a rare occasion Diana is seen autographing a little girl’s copy of a HELLO! magazine, featuring pictures of her visit to Angola in January of 1997; during her visit to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.
Princess Beatrice at Oscar’s book Prize 2016 Reception
Right after the Chelsea Flower show; On may 23 2016. Princess Beatrice dashed off to announce the winner of Oscar’s book Prize. HRH gave a speech and she presented Ms Merino with a £5,000 cheque at a reception. Which Princess Beatrice was also on the judging panel. The book prize is set up in memory of Oscar Ashton, the son of Evening Standard columnist James Ashton. He died in 2012 at the age of three from an undetected heart condition. Oscar’s book prize donated 300 books to hospitals in memory of James Ashton’s son Oscar Ashton. One of the hospitals which benefited from the books was Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. A Hospital which Princess Beatrice has shown her support to in the past.