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Top 5 Chris and Madeleine moments (as requested by anonymous)

  • 10th February 2011: One of their first kisses in public while living in New York City. The Swedish media reported that they kissed so much it “stopped traffic.”
  • 15th July 2012: The Swedish royal children and their partners watched a concert in the grounds of Borgholm Castle. Finally all three siblings were with the people they’ll spend the rest of their lives with and Chris had been publicly accepted. 
  • 8th June 2013: Madeleine and Chris’s wedding. The media and Swedish royal fans had always considered Chris to be cold but at the wedding he weeped upon seeing his bride, and then punched the air in triumph after they kissed. After enduring a public heartbreak, Madeleine had found her soulmate and the public could finally see the kind, loving man Chris really is.
  •  20th February 2014: After the birth of their first child Leonore, Chris appeared before the Swedish press and showed off an impression of his daughter’s tiny footprint. Once again, we caught a glimpse of the emotional side of Chris as his family of 2 became a family of three (now a family of four!)
  • 14th July 2015: Chris and Madeleine appeared together at Victoriadagen, just a month after welcoming their second child. The host of the show cracked a brilliant joke congratulating Chris for the speed at which he had expanded his family, which made the Princess laugh (while her husband blushed adorably). 
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This scene… GOSH DANG IT THIS SCENE.

April has already lost her home and loved ones, so all that she can do is wait as the guys gather their things. As she does, she looks around the Lair and at the ruin that it is now in. As she does, she recounts the happier memories of her time there. Hanging out with the guys, training with Splinter, growing into a kunoichi, all of it flashes before her as well as before us, the audience. The Lair was a second home to April, when her father was gone the Turtles and Splinter were all that she had. They became her family and it hurts her to see all the damage that has been done. Damage that she, in her view, caused by bringing Irma to the Lair. Because of that choice, everything was set off and now she has to live with what has been done.

This scene hurts. Seeing April so sober was sad. But it didn’t only hurt me because April was reminiscing, it hurt because I was also reminiscing. I had watched the show since the first day, so to me and many other viewers the Lair was a second home for us in a way. We’ve all had both our good and bad points when ti comes to the show, but I’ve overall always enjoyed it and for most of us, we’ve grown to care about these characters despite the nitpicks. We have our memories of the show and in essence of the Lair. So for me, seeing the Lair broken down and at the time now knowing what the future would have in store for these characters, it was heart-wrenching.

I’m gonna be honest, I think it would have been stronger if they just had the Lair remain broken and has them be forced to find a new Lair after taking down the Kraang. Maybe it would be too costly to design a new one, but ah well. Point is this entire part was gut-wrenching and I felt as low as April did in this scene. I didn’t think ti could get anymore heartbreaking… and was of course proven wrong. How could it get worst? You’re about to find out…

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Terry O’Neill at the Studios de la Victorine, on Avenue Édouard Grinda, in Nice, the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes departement, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France), during a clothing selection for the wardrobe of her character Joanna Wallace in “Two for the Road”, in April 1966.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Ensemble: Michèle Rosier for V de V (of translucent vinyl, shirt and pants, both pieces buttoned with buttons of white plastic, of the collection for the Spring/Summer of 1966).
  • Two-piece for the beach: Miss Dior (of a knitted fabric with a striped pattern in yellow, blue, white and red, cropped blouse with short sleeves and shorts, of the collection for the Spring/Summer of 1966).
  • Sunglasses: Oliver Goldsmith (created specially for her in 1956. The same that she wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”).