Pippa Middleton spent a relaxing sojourn at Hogwarts last weekend. And not the recreation at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter like thousands of Americans, but the real Alnwick Castle, which was used as a stand in for part of the exterior and interior in the Harry Potter films.
According to The Telegraph, Pippa got an invite from friend and former roommate at Edinburgh University, Earl George Percy, to spend a few days at his ancestral home. Percy’s father is the Duke of Northumberland.
Prince Charles was in Africa last week, where he received a unique title to add to his collection (his held names include the Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay and Great Master of the Knights of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath already). A tribe in a Masai village bestowed the heir to the British throne with a new name, Oloishiru Ingishu, in other words, the “helper of cows” or “he whom the cows love so much they call for him when they are in times of distress.”
Charles’s wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, received perhaps a more apropos title. The chiefs’ wives named her Koto Engera, or “mother of the children.”
While the family has been traveling around — Will and Kate recently returned from Denmark as well — Queen Elizabeth II announced rooms at St. James’s Palace will be rented out during the Olympic games next summer. Buckingham Palace said the rooms, or state apartments, would be available to holders of royal warrants, companies with deep ties to the royal family.
The prime location — a short walk to the beach volley ball courts — won’t be cheap, however. The Daily Mail says the rooms could be around $47,500 a day.