Koko the gorilla is a resident at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA and communicates understands spoken english and uses over 1,000 signs to share her feelings and thoughts on daily life. After the first call about Robin’s passing, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that ‘we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful, Koko signed the words for “woman” and “crying.” Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering; she was crying over the loss of her friend.
"Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away. Not only did Robin cheer up Koko, the effect was mutual, and Robin seemed transformed — from a high-energy entertainer, into a mellow, sensitive, empathetic guy, who also happened to be really funny." -Dr. Patterson
The Fabergé Egg
Now closely associated with the Russian Imperial family, the first-ever “Imperial Easter egg” was dreamt up by Tsar Alexander III to surprise his wife, Empress Marie Fedorovna. Following the first bedazzled egg, the Tsar made it a tradition to present an egg each year to his wife. Fifty eggs were made for the imperial family between 1885 to 1916.
The Duchess of Cambridge + Text Posts
Oh Crystal. I love you more and more each day.
Prince Harry gives a speech at the unveiling of the British Armed Forces team ahead of the Invictus Games. HRH suffered some brief interruptions from the wind and a dog. | Potters Field Park | August 13, 2014. ♛
Majesty Magazine Celebrating Prince Harry’s 30th Birthday. Cover pic taken from his Chile Tour. x
Prince Harry attended a photocall and the unveiling of the British Armed Forces Team for the Invictus Games, August 13, 2014
Prince Harry delivered an entertaining and heartfelt speech as he introduced the British teamwho will be participating in the Invictus Games in the Potters Field Park in Tower Bridge, London.The games are a Paralympic-style sporting competition for wounded servicemen and women that the royal launched earlier this year.