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I had to split this photo into two because my feels overwhelmed me when I realized that Catherine is holding onto her two babies while throwing an absolute over-the-moon smile at her sister, Pippa. These two girls have been under constant scrutiny since news leaked of Catherine’s involvement with William. Countless rumors, and useless gossip, that followed Catherine’s wedding to William, featuring sister Pip, could have broken these girls. But today, they stood as sisters and Catherine got to see her little sis become a beautiful bride. I can’t even explain how happy this makes me & how beautiful this one photo is when you’ve seen nearly their whole adult life unravel before the cameras. MIDDLETON SISTERS FTW ♡♡

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Can you make a post about Edward Rutledge?

Edward Rutledge was born to parents John Rutledge Sr. and Sarah Hext in 1749, the youngest of seven children, with four brothers and two sisters. His father passed away the next year, leaving his mother to raise the seven children alone. Not much is known about Edward’s early childhood or family life. The family was incredibly wealthy, his mother described as “A lady of respectable family, and large fortune”, and owned large, slave owning estates in South Carolina. They were wealthy enough to afford education for the five boys, and young Edward was sent to New Jersey to learn Latin and Greek under David Smith. He was somewhat of a slow-learner, though a respectable scholar, but before he could put much time into his education he decided to study law under his eldest brother, John Rutledge Jr., who was a bright, young, and respected lawyer at the Charleston Bar. Though Ned was young, he appreciated and enjoyed the advantages given to him by his brother’s example. In 1769, by the time he was twenty, he sailed to England to further his education at the Temple, and was given opportunities to attend meetings of Parliament and the British Courts.

Upon his return to Charleston in 1773, he quickly started out as a promising young lawyer, making himself known as a patriot when he defended a printer who was arrested for printing an article critical of the loyalist legislature. Despite how young he was, he quickly gained a reputation for his oratory skills. After setting up his law practice he married Henrietta Middleton, sister of Arthur Middleton, his future fellow delegate. He enjoyed a happy and comfortable home life, and soon they would have a son and daughter, the third child dying as an infant. After Henrietta’s death in 1792, he married Mary Shubrick Eveleigh, whose sisters were married to two other South Carolina delegates. He owned about 50 slaves on his rice plantations, the source of his vast income.

Soon, at the age of 25, he was appointed to congress in Philadelphia, along with John Jr., as well as the South Carolina House of Representatives. He was the youngest member there, and was held in great esteem by nearly all of Charleston and South Carolina. By the year 1775 he was actively participating in congressional debates.

While the story of John Adams’ and Benjamin Franklin’s argument over whether or not to leave the window open is fairly well-known in history circles, what is not very well-known was that Rutledge was travelling with them. The three were sent to Staten Island for a meeting with Lord Richard Howe, in an attempt to create peace. This meeting actually accomplished nothing, but at least Edward got his own room and didn’t have to listen to Adams and Franklin arguing.

After the pleasant, but ultimately pointless meeting, he wrote to his good friend George Washington; 

“I must beg Leave to inform you that our Conference with Lord Howe has been attended with no immediate Advantages. He declared that he had no Powers to consider us an Independent States, and we easily discovered that were we still Dependent we should have nothing to expect from those with which he is vested. He talked altogether in generals, that he came out here to consult, advise & confer with Gentlemen of the greatest Influence in the Colonies about their Complaints…This kind of Conversation lasted for several Hours & as I have already said without any effect….Our reliance continues therefore to be (under God) on your Wisdom & Fortitude & that of your Forces. That you may be as successful as I know you are worthy is my most sincere wish…God bless you my dear Sir. Your most affectionate Friend, E. Rutledge.”

In 1776, when the Lee Resolution was brought up in congress, Edward was staunchly opposed. In June, he wrote to John Jay 

“The Congress sat till 7 o’clock this evening in consequence of a motion of R. H. Lee’s resolving ourselves free & independent states. The sensible part of the house Opposed the motion…They saw no wisdom in a Declaration of Independence, nor any other purpose to be answered by it…No reason could be assigned for pressing into this measure, but the reason of every Madman, a show of our Spirit…The whole Argument was sustained on one side by R. Livingston, Wilson, Dickenson [Dickinson] & myself, & by the Powers of all N. England, Virginia & Georgia on the other.” 

He, like the Pennsylvania delegation thought this action was premature, but he valued unanimity, so he voted yes. While there is no proof that he himself is the reason the slavery clause was taken out of the Declaration, he highly valued South Carolina’s state rights, and demanded that they be valued. He signed the Declaration at age 25, the youngest signer.

He was appointed again to congress in 1779, but couldn’t make it due to ill health. He was soon made a lieutenant-colonel in the Charleston Battalion of artillery, but was soon captured, along with his fellow South Carolina signers, and made a prisoner of war. He was held from May 1780, until July 1981, and was gladly received after his 800 mile journey home. His mother was placed under house arrest as well.

He continued to hold many important political offices until 1798, including the South Carolina Legislature and the South Carolina constitutional convention, where he voted for ratification of the constitution. During his time in the Legislature he abolished primogeniture, as well as voted against opening the African Slave Trade. He was elected governor of South Carolina in 1798.

He died during his term as governor on January 23rd, 1800, after being stricken with a sudden illness after being subjected to the cold and rain during a meeting of the South Carolina Legislature. His loss was mourned greatly by the people of Charleston and South Carolina.

Rutledge was described as “above the middle size, and of a florid, but fair complexion.” He wore flashy, aristocratic garments and was considered a ‘dandy’ by many of his peers. In accordance to this, John Adams once described him as “a perfect Bob o’ Lincoln, a swallow, a sparrow, a peacock, excessively vain, excessively weak and excessively variable and unsteady- jejune, inane, and puerile.” While John Adams had no liking for the man, others didn’t seem to think this way of him. Benjamin Rush described him as “A sensible young lawyer,” and he was well known for his uncommon benevolence, as well as his quickness of apprehension, fluency of speech and graceful delivery. Patrick Henry considered him to be “The greatest orator among a group that included John and Samuel Adams, John Jay and Thomas Jefferson.”

20 May 2017 | Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stands with her children Britain’s Prince George and Britain’s Princess Charlotte, following the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London. © JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

'Meghan helped him open up': How the actress urged Prince Harry to speak out about the emotional trauma of losing his mother - and told him that speaking publicly would be a 'relief'

By Unity Blott For Mailonline 09:20 25 Apr 2017, updated 09:35 25 Apr 2017 Harry opened up last week about the emotional trauma of losing his mother Friends have suggested his girlfriend Meghan Markle encouraged him Royal insiders say her ‘American attitude’ has rubbed off on the royal Prince Harry won widespread praise last week by breaking royal protocol to make a series of deeply personal revelations about coping with the death of his mother. But according to insiders, he may never have spoken out about his mental health if it wasn’t for his girlfriend Meghan Markle. ADVERTISEMENT Friends have suggested it was the American actress who urged the royal to speak publicly about his experience of coping with grief at a young age. Harry, 32, revealed last week that he had sought counselling after two years of 'chaos’ following the death of his mother Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when he was just 12 years old. Scroll down for video Suits star Meghan, 35, has been dating Prince Harry for just less than a year and is believed to be responsible for his recent revelations around his mental health after Diana’s death And a royal source has suggested Meghan, 35, is responsible. 'Harry feel for Meghan partly because she’s so open, and has that American attitude of saying, “Let’s talk about our feelings,”’ they told Closer magazine. 'He comes from such a stiff-upper-lip culture, but Meghan helped him open up.’ Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is a yoga therapist, and until recently the actress ran a glossy lifestyle blog called The Tig, packed with 'inspirational’ memes and messages of support for her followers. The source added: 'Meghan encouraged Harry to see that, by speaking publicly about his difficult experience, he would really help others, and how being honest might even be a relief. 'No other woman has helped Harry so much emotionally.’ Brave: Harry hit headlines in a poignant interview where he admitted to ignoring his grief over Diana, only addressing it when he was 'on the verge of punching someone in later life’ The source hinted that Suits star Meghan, who has been tipped in with the Prince at his London home this year, has also helped Harry feel at ease in front of cameras for the first time and made him 'a different person’. Harry hit headlines with a poignant interview with the Telegraph last week when he admitted to ignoring his grief over Diana during his teenage years, only addressing it when he was 'on the verge of punching someone in later life’. A royal wedding? The actress has reportedly booked time off filming hit legal drama Suits next month to fly to England for the wedding of Pippa Middleton, Kate’s younger sister He joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in encouraging people to talk about mental health as part of their Heads Together campaign. Meanwhile, insiders have hinted that the pair, who have been an item for just less than a year, are expected to announce their engagement with Meghan having been accepted into the royal family. ADVERTISEMENT The actress has reportedly booked time off filming hit legal drama Suits next month to fly to England for the wedding of Pippa Middleton.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honored both royal tradition and some of the most loved people in their lives by naming their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Meaning “petite”, it is, in French, the feminine form of Charles, a fitting tribute to the Prince of Wales, who made no secret of his desire for a granddaughter. The name’s royal pedigree includes Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, who bore him 15 children and helped found Kew Gardens. Queen Charlotte’s Chelsea Hospital, which is named after her, is part of the same NHS Trust as St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, where Princess Charlotte was born on Saturday in the private Lindo Wing. Her granddaughter Princess Charlotte of Wales, who married on May 2, the day the new Princess Charlotte was born, died in childbirth in 1817 at the age of just 21. She was the only child of George, Prince of Wales, who would go on to become King George IV. Charlotte also happens to be the middle name of the Duchess’s sister, Pippa Middleton, and goes back in her family to her paternal great-great-great-grandmother Charlotte Ablett, born in 1825 and therefore possibly named for Princess Charlotte.

The choice of Elizabeth is an expected tribute to the Queen in the year she will become Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, as well as being the name of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who was close to Prince William before her death in 2002. But it also has strong connections to the Middleton family: it is the middle name of both the Duchess of Cambridge and her mother Carole, having been passed down from Carole Middleton’s grandmother, Elizabeth Temple. The name Elizabeth means “oath of God”.

But it is the choice of Diana as one of the Princess’s middle names that is most personal to either of the parents. The death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 meant the Duke’s closest female blood relatives were the Princess Royal and the Queen, and he has longed for a daughter throughout his adult life. The Duke’s mother was the first and only British Princess Diana, and there are no known Dianas in the Duchess’s family. The name derives from the Latin Diviana or Divus, meaning Divine. In Roman mythology Diana was the virgin goddess of the moon, hunting and chastity. (x)