seeing the royals

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Ben & Sophie with Bradley Cooper at Wimbledon final, July 10 2016 - pt 4 (pt 1, pt 2, pt 3)

(Sorry for the fuzzy quality, the shot is from far away and the trio take up maybe 10% of the whole screen)

Because it’s never, ever terrifying when people start talking about the “new order” that’s coming, is it?

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Ben & Sophie high five each other & hold hands at Wimbledon final, July 10 2016

ok but

how did Lafayette go back to France for money and come back with an army?

bc right now I’m imagining him entering Louis’s throne room and it playing out like this:

Lafayette: Sir, can I have some more money? Please?

Louis XVI: Is this so you can go help your little friends in America?

Lafayette:………no…………

Louis: and why should I?

Lafayette:

Louis:

Lafayette: it’ll royally piss off the British?

Louis: Take my entire army

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01/08/2017: Today, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall made their first public appearance after Zara suffered a miscarriage last month with their second child. The couple attended the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo competition in Queensland, Australia, where Zara competed in the competition.

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Prince Daniel of Sweden meeting the captains of Sweden’s women’s national football team, Lotta Schelin and Caroline Seger.

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David Tennant as Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet (2000)

David Tennant on playing Romeo:
What I remember particularly about Romeo and Juliet is that people expect a chocolate-box love story. I think that’s what people imagine that story is, even though they know it’s tragic and it doesn’t end happily. They’re expecting some great essay on love. I don’t think that’s what the play is. Romeo and Juliet spend remarkably little time together and, when they are on stage together, the longest chunk of time you see them interacting with each other is the balcony scene, where the very definition is that they can’t touch, they can’t be together, there’s a physical and emotional barrier between them. I think the play is about all sorts of things, but I don’t know really that it is about love. That’s one of the things that you have to get over when playing Romeo, because if you come to the play thinking, ‘I’ve come to play a great lover’, that’s not a very helpful place to start.  The play is as much about society and the  politics of the world they’re in as it is the meditation on love which people expect.

Photo credits include:  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, photostage.co.uk, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and more

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