Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine "Kate" Middleton got married on April 29, 2011 at the Westminster Abbey in London, England. After the wedding, Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge.
One and a half years later, the Duchess of Cambridge got pregnant but we only got to know about it yesterday because the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge value their privacy so much. She was like forced to announce her pregnancy for medical reasons and for the public to know as well. She has an acute morning sickness which requires best medical care.
With the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, a new legislation that was already agreed in principle in 2011 will also be introduced at the House of Commons regarding the change to the royal succession rules that whether the first child of the royal couple is a boy or a girl, the child will succeed the British throne after Prince William.
Today, November 11, 2009, is Armistice Day. It is the 91st anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918, and the world commemorated especially the United States, United Kingdom, and France. [bbc.co.uk and www.dw-world.de]
It was reported that the Somali pirates demanded a $7 million ransom for the British yacht couple. Paul and Rachel Chandler were sailing from Seychelles towards Tanzania when they were kidnapped last week aboard their yacht ‘the Lynn Rival’ in the Indian Ocean. [cnn.com and bbc.co.uk]
The gross domestic product (GDP) of the United Kingdom has contracted for six consecutive quarters. It was reported that according to official records that between July and September, the United Kingdom economy declined by 0.4 percent which indicates that the UK is still in recession. [bbc.co.uk]
Great Britain’s Ricky Hatton lost his IBO light-welterweight world title against the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao during a boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2009. It was Hatton’s second defeat in his career as a boxer and in his 47 fights. [bbc.co.uk]
It will be exactly 2 years on Monday since Madeleine McCann has been missing during a family vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Her disappearance remains a mystery until today. A computer generated image was released how Madeleine would look like today. [cnn.com and itn.co.uk]