It seems like our favorite royal couple, the adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte are always in the news, whether it’s for their latest royal adventures or their adorable pictures with family and friends. But thanks to Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding to Prince Harry, it’s time for us to bring back some of the famous scandals that have surrounded the royal family in the past.
If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that just last week, it was revealed that Meghan Markle had actually gotten her wedding dress stolen. And while the wedding day was spectacular as expected, the story of Meghan’s ripped dress immediately made the headlines around the world. It became the stuff of royal scandal, and we couldn’t help but wonder, what does this mean for Prince George and Princess Charlotte? Is the paparazzi going to hound them when they go on holiday? What will their friends and family think?
Luckily, we have Encyclopedia Pattinsonica to help us answer these questions. This incredible tome explores every aspect of the life and loves of Britain’s most eligible bachelor, Robert Pattinson. It has all the juicy details you could want concerning the British actor’s personal life, from his dating history to his favorite hobbies. So, let’s jump right into it, shall we?
A Brief History Of Prince Rob
Prince Robert Pattinson was born on July 6, 1986 in London, England as the only son of Charles, the 6th Earl of Cornwall, and his wife, Emma. The family lived at Arundel Castle in West Sussex until 1994, when they relocated to a 52-room Regency-style manor house in the village of Sankey in the county of Kent. This was in order to be closer to his father’s work as a photographer. It was also a way for the young prince to get some much needed rest after his exhausting day of fun and games at school. He attended the prestigious Westminster School in London, which is famous for its association with famous alumni such as Winston Churchill, Richard Attenborough, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Prince Robert spent his high school years living in a £10,000 a week mansion in the prestigious Knightsbridge area of London. While there, he maintained his friendship with Harry Styles, who he had met at a party in 2007. Since then, Harry has become Prince Rob’s best friend and hunting partner. In keeping with his royal status, the prince has a group of friends called The Royals who regularly meet up to play polo and attend high-profile social events. This past March, Rob tied the knot with model and actress Kate Bosworth in a lavish ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The bride wore a bespoke, custom-made dress designed by Ralph Lauren, while the groom wore a black Prince of Wales’s gabardine suit with a white shirt and a black pillbox hat. After the civil ceremony, the happy couple had a religious ceremony in front of 75 guests in the Chapel. Robert’s grandmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, had given her granddaughter away in a wedding that was both regal and stylish.
Although Kate didn’t walk down the aisle at Rob’s wedding, she had a powerful influence on the big day. The designer sent the couple a dream wedding present of a bespoke black dress that she had personally designed for Princess Grace of Monaco. Onlookers will be able to spot Kate’s beautiful dress when Princess Grace walks down the aisle to marry Prince Albert II of Monaco in November 2019. The designer’s dress will be one of the many highlights of the event, which is expected to be heavily featured on TikTok. (Photo: PA Images) (Photo: PA Images)
It’s safe to say that Prince Rob doesn’t have anything close to a traditional bachelor party. For one thing, he isn’t actually a bachelor anymore. He’s been married to Kate for over a year now. For another, Kate is the daughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who was famously devoted to her kids and their upbringing. As a result, it’s fair to say that Kate has been a major influence on Robert’s life and his upcoming wedding. For example, she’s helped him to establish a more independent spirit and to grow-up quickly, despite his young age. “I don’t want to sound like a spoilsport, but I’ve always wanted to be the man of the house. Since I’ve been a kid, I’ve wanted to be the father and the husband,” he told The Telegraph in 2017. “There will be times when my wife and I disagree, and I’ll have to be the man of the house. I don’t want to be defined by anyone or anything. I want to be the man who defines me.”
A Love For Art
Aside from being a superstar in Hollywood, Robert is also a well-known art collector. In fact, he’s amassed an impressive art collection which he displays on social media. But his love for art went much deeper than collecting pieces on Instagram – it was ingrained in his childhood. His father was an expert picture framer and had often collaborated with renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton on art projects. Young Rob was surrounded by art from an early age, and developed a real affinity for it. This eventually led him to study painting and printmaking at the prestigious Westminster School in London. There, he met future teachers and classmates, which included Harry Styles and Jack Whitehall. Together, they founded a school magazine called Salisbury Review, which featured articles on art and design. It was founded on the concept of “art for art’s sake,” which was a concept that greatly influenced Rob in his later life decisions. (Photo: Richard Avedon) (Photo: Richard Avedon)
While at Westminster School, Rob fell in love with another classmate, the beautiful and talented Stella Tennant. Like him, Stella was studying art, and the two were soon inseparable. It wasn’t long before they decided to pool their talents and establish an arts magazine called Purple magazine, which explored different topics such as design, art and film. The magazine ran for four successful years and was renowned for its sophisticated articles and stunning photography. Sadly, Stella passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer. It was a devastating blow to an already heartbroken Rob, who had just buried his mother, Lady Helen, the previous year.
A Passion For Fashion
We’re still under the impression that Rob is not your usual bachelor – he’s a pretty fashionable one, in fact. While he attended the prestigious Westminster School in London, he also spent a lot of his free time in the school’s fashion magazine, called Dandy. Here, he got to try on some of the most iconic items of clothing from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. It was on Dandy that he first encountered some of the most fashionable men of his time, including Alexandre Bringer, who would go on to become his best friend. Bringer was one of the first people to notice Rob’s potential and helped him to secure a lucrative modeling contract with Storm Model Management in London. It was around this time that he also started getting heavily involved with St. Germain en Lace, a famous French fashion house. He became their UK spokesman and appeared in some of their most famous campaigns.
A Romantic Comedy
If you’ve ever seen a Woody Allen film, you know exactly what kind of romantic comedy Rob is: quirky, sophisticated, and hilarious. Allen has said of his work, “It’s a very romantic comedy sort of deal, but there’s not really a formula to it. All you need is love, and you need people to get along.” This might explain why Allen gave the filmmaker’s cut of his 1975 film, Sleeper, which stars Richard Simmons and Madge Holiday, the original title Role Model. It’s a fun and very romantic comedy about a fashion photographer who happens to be a vampire. (Photo: Netflix)
While he loves a good laugh, Rob is also a very serious young man, who is devoted to his family and friends. He has frequently referenced his close-knit group of friends in interviews, stating that they are the most important people in his life. He is also a compassionate person and frequently speaks out about issues such as bullying and feminism, which he feels strongly about.
A Family Man
We would be remiss not to mention that this year is a big one for the Pattinson family. Not only is Kate’s birthday in July, but it’s also the couple’s first wedding anniversary. Additionally, they’ve recently bought a new home together in the country, which they have decorated in a style reminiscent of a French chateau. In a 2017 interview with Glamour, Kate revealed that being a wife means “being somebody’s best friend, partner, and parent.” It’s not just a hollow celebrity existence the actress leads – it’s all of her heart and she means it.