Picture this: Prince Harry roaming around his corner of Kensington Palace, warbling the lyrics to various songs from Hamilton. Apparently that’s a glimpse inside his and Meghan’s life together! People reported the pair attended a special West End performance of Hamilton in support of Sentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry. But apparently it was a repeat: “We saw it back in January, February and thought it was incredible,” said Meghan. “Harry loved it, it was the first time he saw it, and now he can’t stop singing the songs!” He proceeded to lightly tease the audience with the very beginning of the number “You’ll Be Back,” sung by his ancestor King George to the departing American colonies. My theory is that he sings this to the television every night as they watch the news from America and it drives Meghan up the wall. … [Read more...] about Prince Harry Definitely Wanders Around Kensington Palace Warbling Songs from
The interracial romance and marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is already one for the history books—but was there foreshadowing that the prince of England might have a penchant for biracial actresses? A recently resurfaced picture of Prince Harry’s room at Eton College in 2003 shows the then-18-year-old high-schooler grinning beneath a tapestry affixed with a cutout photo of Halle Berry. And the flashback didn’t escape the still-gorgeous Berry’s notice. Within hours of W magazine posting the picture, she tweeted a shoutout to the newlywed prince, referencing her own famous shoutout from the same era—“Don’t I look like a Halle Berry poster?”—in Missy Elliott’s “Work It” lyrics. And of course, the internet subsequently went wild with speculation that despite a dating history (and centuries of English tradition) that might suggest otherwise, Harry has long been down with “the swirl”—even … [Read more...] about When Harry Met Halle: Did Meghan’s Royal Husband Always Have a Type?
Twenty years after it first appeared on shelves, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone continues to captivate, inspire, and prompt companies to start promoting Dumbledore Halloween costumes in August. If you haven’t yet introduced your kids to the magic, now may be the time. For the next two weeks, you can read the J.K. Rowling classic for free through the app Libby, by Overdrive. All you need is a library card number (and if you don’t have one, you can get one through Overdrive’s Instant Digital Card service). Once you sign up with the app and select your local library, the Harry Potter promo screen will appear. Click on it and select “borrow.” The eBook will instantly be added to your bookshelf—there are no waits or holds—and you can start reading it on your device (Android, iOS, Windows, Kindle, and certain Chromebooks). It will be available for instant checkout until Sept. 10, and your library’s standard loan period will apply. … [Read more...] about How to Get the Harry Potter eBook for Free
What’s next for Harry and Meghan, other than a series of royal tours to bolster Brand Britain around the world after the United Kingdom shut its collective finger in the car door with Brexit? Getting a dog, obviously. People has confirmed this news, noting that, “Harry and Meghan’s move mirrors that of his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton, who got Cocker Spaniel Lupo shortly after their wedding.” Yes, and approximately 55 percent of all couples generally. Now you get three tries as to which breed of dog. No, it’s not a corgi. And “some sort of spaniel” is a good guess, but falls just short of the mark: “The couple got the dog—believed to be a Labrador—in early summer, and the pooch has been joining them at their country getaway in the Cotswolds area and Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London,” said People, citing an unnamed source. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to print this information off … [Read more...] about Harry and Meghan Got a Dog, Just FYI
Editor’s note: For this story, we commissioned The Takeout ’s art department for original illustrations inspired by Harry Potter and the food depicted in the series. I’m in a noisy, crowded place. Parents are yelling. My mouth tastes like batteries, my skin is clogged with sunscreen. This is a landscape of plastic, price tags, and corporate synergy; in the last 90 seconds, I’ve heard the voice of the donkey from Shrek and the theme from The Simpsons. Places like this are hell for someone like me, but here I am at Universal Studios Hollywood, lonely and terribly anxious, feeling fat and old and conspicuously alone. I’m standing here, in this place that makes me itch, to enjoy the view before me: a gate, and a train, and Hogwarts. My little brother tossed J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone on top of the living room bookshelf, unread, sometime in 1999. He didn’t even shelve it. It sat there for months, gathering dust, … [Read more...] about A muggle eats her way through Harry Potter’s magical universe