Friday, 1 November 2013

The Purple Party ~ Childhood Cancer Canada

Do you reside in the Toronto area and want to have a GREAT night out with Canadian celebrities while supporting a FANTASTIC cause?  I encourage you to consider purchasing tickets for the Purple Party taking place at the exclusive Drake Hotel on Thursday November 14th, 2013.  Doors open at 7pm!  Yannick Bisson, star of CBC's Murdoch Mysteries, along with his lovely wife Shantelle are co-chairs along with former NHL enforcer and Stanley Cup Champion Brad May & his wife Bridgette.  For more information, please see below.  If you can't make it to the event, you can still donate to Childhood Cancer Canada visit:  Hope to see you there!!

The Drake Hotel - November 14, 2013
Building on the success of the 2012 Purple Party, we are back to make the 2013 Purple Party an evening to remember!
  • 350+ Attendees, including influential business leaders, top professional athletes and cultural players from the Canadian media scene.
  • Surprise guests, performances and unforgettable experiences.
  • Incredible open bar, special drinks and delicious Drake eats all night!

To learn more about The Purple Party, and to purchase tickets please visit:
If you are interested in sponsoring this incredible event, please see our 2013 Purple Party Sponsorship Package.
If you would like more information, please contact Melody Khodaverdian at Childhood Cancer Canada.
T: (416) 489-6440

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bubblegum Princess

Bubblegum PrincessAn @AllThingsRegal Reading Review

I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email from New York Media Works asking if I would be interested in receiving, reading and reviewing a copy of their newest publication “Bubblegum Princess”.  Believing so much as I do that the world is in need of more fairytales, not to mention my slightly bubblegum-like obsession with the British Royals, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to review a children’s book inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their very-own, real-life fairytale.

Written by Julie Gribble and Illustrated by Lori Hanson, these two artists mixed-brilliantly all the required ingredients of a successful fairytale.  Bubblegum Princess is more than a story about a young lady’s bad habit.  Bubblegum Princess is a tale of a family’s ambition; a young girls’ desire to be herself; a so-called-crime; banishment from a kingdom; a case of a wrong-man-accused; a lady; a prince; a queen and her corgis; and, to complete the recipe… a very happy ending.  Gribble did not disappoint with each turn of page and was excellently complimented by Hanson’s designs. 

The overall concepts were simple enough for grade-school children to understand. Having said that, there were many opportunities for the adult-reader to educate the young listener as some words exceeded the vocabulary of a typical grade-schooler, i.e., words such as, stupendously, coveted, communiqué, etc.  This allowed for a deeper and more engaging experience between the reader and the listener.

The book, although seemingly designed for a young female audience, did not disappoint my young nephew Henry (age 5) who felt that “Katy should just stop blowing the bubbles because we can’t eat gum at school”.  My nieces Alyssa (age 8) and Olivia (age 5) literally ate it up. 

The main message and lesson that I walked away with, and ensured my little audience did as well… don’t change who you are for anyone… if there’s something about you that’s quirky, makes you different and more importantly, makes you happy, do it with gusto… for… the one’s who matter won’t mind and the one’s who mind… won’t matter! 

In addition to the random-rhyming, delightful-illustrations and energetic and playful flow, this book did one other thing really well… it didn’t take itself too seriously… and neither should any of us.  There’s a little bubblegum princess in all of us… our very own pink bubble that makes us unique... never burst that bubble and, if it starts to fly away… jump… and hold on tight!

Kelly Mathews
@allthingsregal on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Recent Royal Names

There has been much speculation of late as to the potential name of the future child of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, whether it be a son or daughter.  I thought perhaps an examination of some recent FULL names bestowed upon the Royal Family might reveal a potential pattern or commonality... I'm fairly certain we will see 'Elizabeth' somewhere in the name if a girl and 'Louis' if a boy... let the guessing and baby name games begin! 


AS WE KNOW THEM              FULL NAME                                                                            
Prince Edward:                      Edward Antony Richard Louis              Earl of Wessex
Prince Andrew:                     Andrew Albert Christian Edward          Duke of York
Prince Charles:                     Charles Philip Arthur George                 Prince of Wales
Prince William:                    William Arthur Philip Louis                   Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Prince Harry:                          Henry Charles Albert David                  Prince Harry of Wales
Peter Phillips:                       Peter Mark Andrew Phillips                Peter Phillips
James Viscount Severn:      James Alexander Philip Theo              Viscount Severn


AS WE KNOW THEM              FULL NAME                                                                            
The Queen:                           Elizabeth Alexandra Mary                    Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Beatrice:                Beatrice Elizabeth Mary                       Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie:                Eugenie Victoria Helena                    Princess Eugenie of York
Prince Anne:                          Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise                  Princess Royal
Princess Diana:                    Diana Frances Spencer                       Princess Diana
Zara Philips                          Zara Anne Elizabeth                               Zara Phillips-Tindall
Lady Louise:                          Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary                  Lady Louise of Windsor
Duchess Kate:                       Catherine Elizabeth Middleton          Duchess of Cambridge

Monday, 31 December 2012

All the best for 2013!

Thank you for a wonderful year of regal & royal tweets, stories, pictures, links and tidbits!
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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy 30th Prince William of Wales

Did you know that on THIS DAY in history June 21:
On June 21 1404 Owain Glyndwr established a Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and was crowned the FIRST Prince of Wales!

Coincidently... on the same day, June 21st, 578 years later in 1982... Prince William of Wales, son of the current Prince of Wales was born in England!

It is reported that Prince William will enjoy a private event for his 30th birthday with close friends and family!

Happy 30th Birthday to Prince William from @AllThingsRegal
Owain Glyndwr

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