Prince William Is Coming to DC


Get ready, Georgetown: The British are coming!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Will and Kate) will be making their first ever visit to New York City and (more importantly) Washington, D.C. The royal couple will arrive in New York on Dec. 7, and the Duke will be heading to D.C. on Dec. 8 — sadly without Kate. He’ll be attending an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank as well as attending a lunch there to discuss fighting against illegal trade in ivory.

And their timing — during study days — is perfect for some royal stalking. Unrestricted by class schedules, and unlikely to yet be feeling the true terror of studying for finals, there is no real reason for you to not get down to the World Bank.

One important question still remains: Will Prince George be with them? This is the couple’s first trip to the U.S. since their world-famous son’s birth, and we’re all dying for a glimpse of the cutest royal. The only thing better than having them bring George would be if Harry decided to tag along and make a pit stop at Rhino. We can only dream.

Breaking: Georgetown Alumna Has Seen a Diamond in the Flesh

Lizzy Wilson

To paraphrase my girl Lorde, I will never be royal. But I can think of a Georgetown alumna who is closer to royalty than I’ll ever be: Lizzy Wilson!

Granddaughter of the founder of the Holiday Inn corporation, Elizabeth Alleen Wilson, went to the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree. She went on to enroll at Georgetown for graduate school, earning her degree in art and museum studies. While living in London after graduation, Lizzy met the one and only Guy Pelly. Who’s that, you may ask? Oh, just one of the BFF’s of Princes William and Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Newlyweds: 1, Hat-Haters: 0

Pelly, ever the romantic, stated after his engagement to Lizzy, “I have calmed down quite a bit socially and I love babies.” The two were married in Dahlgren ­— just kidding — in Memphis this weekend! Joining the happy couple were the royals, enjoying everything Memphis has to offer, including Graceland and good old BBQ.

Why Memphis? It’s a city where the Wilson family has quite a bit of social capital.  And it looks like they’re going to earn a lot more now that their prodigal daughter has entered the inner(ish) circle of the royal family. Congrats, Lizzy! You may be a Pelly after this weekend, but you’ll always be a Hoya.

Special thanks to the Daily Beast for this article.