With his appearance on the cover of the Attitude, Prince William has made history.
Wearing a white button-down and big smile, the Duke of Cambridge is pictured on the current issue of “the UK’s best-selling and award-winning gay magazine.”
The photo shoot, arranged in May, well before the anti-gay tragedy in Orlando, represents the “first time a member of the royal family has been photographed for the cover of a gay publication.”
Even cooler is his quote in the headline: “No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason.”
The prince, did however, get into a touch of hot water from grandma over the weekend at London’s the Trooping the Colour, a traditional military ceremony.
As the royal family (the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duchess Camilla, the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie) waved from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Prince William bent down next to his 2-year-old son, Prince George, only to have Queen Elizabeth tap his shoulder, mutter “stand up!” and motion for him to rise.
The 33-year-old did so, looking flustered. But little George’s face-palm reaction to dad being chided was better.
Happily for us, the fun footage showed up in the ITN News broadcast.
The event also marked 13-month-old Princess Charlotte’s first official public appearance.
LIN’S LEAVING HAMILTON
The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. But he promises to return.
Miranda, who has been in the show since it made its debut off-Broadway in 2015, said Thursday he will perform his last show July 9. Javier Munoz, the current understudy for Alexander Hamilton, will take over July 11, the Associated Press reports.
But Miranda says he’ll happily return to the show from time to time, and that there are plans to film the original cast performing the show at the end of June. “We are aware that history has its eyes on us,” said Miranda.
A court hearing scheduled for today on Amber Heard’s bid for a permanent restraining order against Johnny Depp has been postponed. … Leonardo DiCaprio will have to give testimony in a lawsuit brought by brokerage executive Andrew Greene over his alleged depiction in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Rapper Kendrick Lamar is 29…. Tennis player Venus Williams is 36. … Actor-comedian Will Forte is 46. … Fashion designer Tory Burch is 50. … Actor Greg Kinnear is 53. … Director Bobby Farrelly is 58. … Comedian Joe Piscopo is 65. … Singer Barry Manilow is 73. … Actor Peter Lupus is 84.
— Staff, wire reports