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Kate Middleton, The Princess And Her Hats With Maddy Prior & ‘All Around My Hat’

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


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Click to listen to Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span signing "All Around My Hat" while the lovely Kate swaps hats.

Click to listen to Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span signing “All Around My Hat” while the lovely Kate swaps hats.


We just got back from ‘Revels‘ at Dartmouth. Stupendous. Heart warming. Deanna was bopping and she doesn’t bop to much these days. So it had to have been good. Kids liked it. I got up, as usual, and did the ‘Lord of the Dance‘ line dance with the cast and the brave souls from the audience. Always fun. Given its Irish setting I was familiar with many of the songs. I was delighted to see that 14th song was ‘All Around My Hat‘ an old English ballad. It used to be one of my favorite songs, introduced to me by a group that I used to be fanatical about during most of my 20s: the incomparable, electric-folk ‘Steeleye Span‘. I first saw them, in London, kind of by accident, when I was about 17. I thought they were the cat’s whiskers. Over the next 12 or 13 years I followed them, making sure to see them in concert at least once a year. I am sure there were years when I saw them 3 or 4 times in one year, maybe even twice in a month. I thought that their lead singer Maddy Prior was the most amazing lady, ever. In the early 70s, while attending University in Swansea I learned to ‘cook’ (push) ISO 400 Kodachrome and expose it as ISO 1600 just to take pictures of her (many of them up her skirt because I would be standing below her while she was twirling, her trademark long skirt swirling, on stage). I think I had over 300 pictures of her. Anyway, to me, nobody can do ‘All Around My Hat‘ as well as Maddy. Period. The three gentleman who did it today did a gallant job, doing it in the traditional way. It was good, but were nowhere even close to Maddy in the 1970s — and I have heard her sing it live at least 20 times. So I went looking for Maddy on YouTube. Found this. It is the ultimate blend. Maddy’s voice with Kate’s pictures. I wanted to share ‘All Around My Hat‘ with you, and this seems like the perfect way to do it.

Kate’s ‘Prank Call’ Nurse Commits Suicide! That Is Terrible. Nobody Blamed Her, Definitely Not The Royals. I Am Shocked.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


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>>Dec. 6, 2012.

  Kate Middleton Pictures — The Link … — Sept. 16, 2012.


I am at a loss. As a Brit, deep down, I knew that none of the nurses duped by the Aussies would get disciplined — and that the Royals would maintain a stiff upper lip without censuring those who thought they were doing the right thing. As somebody who enjoys practical jokes, it distresses me that a bit of innocent fun could lead to this; she was the mother of 2 kids. Possibly there is more to this than we currently know. While she might have been upset, this was not ‘huge’. But, she might have been new to the U.K. I wish Prince William had taken a minute to talk to the two nurses and tell them that it was ‘OK’. But, he probably thought that it was not necessary. Yes, U.K. hospitals need to have a diluted form of the U.S. ‘HIPPA‘. I don’t know what to say. This is terrible.

Click to read story in the very respectable, very proper, U.K. ‘The Telegraph’. There is also a video of the statement made by the hospital.


Read more and see more pictures in the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’, my preferred U.K. newspaper of all time — a nice cross between ‘high brow’ and ‘tabloid’.

Kate Middleton (Future Queen): Latest Pictures, Prank Call, Gossip & The Drunken Kiss.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


LAST related post (do a blog ‘Search’ for the others >>>>):
  Kate Middleton Pictures — The Link … — Sept. 16, 2012.


Per a habit among us Brits I tried counting backwards, but it would appear that it is possible that they made the baby in France around the time the pictures were taken.

So here is the prank call to the hospital, and it cracks me up that a British hospital, in London no less, would actually think that the Queen will make a call:

Click to access 'ABC News' video and story.

Click to access ‘ABC News’ video and story.


A recent picture, probably post-pregnancy from 'NDTV'. Click to access story ...

A recent picture, probably post-pregnancy, from ‘NDTV’. Click to access story …


For Kate Middleton and Prince William gossip from Kate’s school friend Jessica Hay, including a tantalizingly salacious titbit about a shared drunken kiss — made out as if this is something that most girls haven’t done sometime during their youth.

The Must Read Gossip.

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Final, WI v SL In Colombo, October 7: The Video Highlights


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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  by Anura Guruge


T20 World Cup WI v SL, ESPN HD quality 15 minute video

Click for ESPN HD quality 15 minute video


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Livid About ESPN’s Lack Of TV Coverage Of The ICC World Twenty20 2012. I Am Beyond Bummed!Oct. 9, 2012.

Here are 4 links I have found so far:

1/ 74 minute highlights video, quality that not great, from ‘cricketcountry.com’.

2/ 55 minute highlights video on YouTube — of decent quality.

3/ 89 minute highlights video highlights from 4cric.com; very poor quality.

4/ 15 minute HD quality video on ESPN.


Even prior to this gem of an innings I have been following and watching Marlon Samuels with growing fascination and admiration. I think he is the best of the current crop and reminds me of an amalgamation of Gordon Greenidge, Larry Gomes and Desmond Haynes! That can’t be bad. He has, however, been playing at International level for 12 years. So he has to consolidate and really get moving from here.

Click image to read the ‘MSN Sports UK’ coverage of the Final.