Kensington Palace Confirms That Prince Harry Will Leave The Armed Forces

Prince Harry Visits Field Remembrance 2014

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Last month, reports circulated that Prince Harry would leave the armed forces later this year.  According to Royal Central, Kensington Palace announced today that Harry will indeed leave  in order to focus more on his charities, among them Sentebale and Walking With The Wounded.  He’ll spend a month of training in Australia in April and May, after which he will step down from his duties.

As a Commissioned Officer in the Household Cavalry, Harry took up a Staff Officer role in 2014 so that he could coordinate projects and events in London.  His Royal Highness also took part in a trek to Antarctica to raise funds and awareness for Walking With The Wounded, and launched the hugely successful Invictus Games last September.  Continue reading

‘Cinderella’ Spoof Trailer Reminds Us That Life Is Not A Fairytale

Cinderella Nightgown Birds Wake Her Up

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Oh Fantasia Barrino.  You hit the nail on the head when you wrote that book.  Life really isn’t a fairytale.  Neither party lived happily ever after once they stepped into that state landau, did they?  Did we not learn anything from The Real Housewives of Disney?

Screen Junkies are doing the Lord’s work with their series, Honest Trailers, which teaches youngsters that the bedtime stories aren’t what they seem, this time with Cinderella.

Princess, Duchess and consort hopefuls are faced with real talk as the trailer explains why Cindy should have been picked up by Child Services years ago, and that mice are capable of more than just house infestation.  Continue reading

Let’s Get a Good Look at Kate Middleton’s New Blue Jewels

Kate Middleton G. Collins Sons Blue Sapphire Jewelry

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Yesterday, the community of “Peeps Who Love A Good Kate Challenge” (hello!) were on the hunt for the makers of a new tanzanite teardrop set worn by the Duchess of Cambridge to the service commemorating combat in Afghanistan.

As I expected, a super-sleuth extraordinaire* by the name of “Jenny” help My Small Obsessions track down the jewelers who made the earrings and necklace, G. Collins & Sons.  According to to Obsessions, the Countess of Wessex also wears pieces from the jeweler, a Royal Warrant holder.  Continue reading

The Queen and Prince Philip Hold Hands After Service Honoring British Forces in Afghanistan

Queen Elizabeth Prince Philip Hold Hands St. Paul's Cathedral

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The royal family attended a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan at St Paul’s Cathedral today in London.  The men and Princess Anne were in full military regalia as they made their way into the service, while the Queen and Prince Philip arrived last, as tradition dictates.

The Windsors gathered with politicians, injured soldiers and families who lost loved ones in battle during the commemoration.  The BBC’s royal correspondent Sarah Campbell tweeted that the service was very “moving” and “it was a real privilege to speak to some veterans and their families.”

453 British troops were killed in Afghanistan since combat started 13 years ago.

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Princess Beatrice Is Hot-To-Trot at ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Exhibit

Princess Beatrice Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibit London

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While I’m disappointed not to see a fallopian-tube-toilet-seat hat, I have to hand it to Princess Beatrice for bringing her A-Game to the exhibit opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert museum tonight.

McQueen passed away in February 2011, though his legacy is carried on and honored through the work of his successor, Sarah Burton, a favorite of Duchess of Cambridge.  Continue reading

14 Photos Of Kate Middleton’s Happy and Glorious Curls

Best Bouncy Hair Photos Kate Middleton

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Hark! Do you see that?  It’s the hair of Catherine the Great, she who has set a new standard for fabulous locks.  Greys?  Yes, they pop up every now and then, but one has to show one’s subjects that one is a woman of the people and that greys do exist, even for the great and the good.

Catherine made famous the “Chelsea blowdry,” described as a “big, bouncy, glossy hairstyle” that looks expensive (Think shine! Think Volume!), and now everyone wants what she’s having.

Let’s look at that bounce!  Continue reading

Carson and Co. Clean Up Well For Kate’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Set Visit

Kate Middleton Visits Downton Abbey Set

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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Downton Abbey set at Ealing Studios in London, where SHE toured the trailers, set and accepted a cake made by Daisy (Sophie McShera) and Mrs. Patmore (Leslie Nicol).

She spent the longest time in the kitchen, so me and Lesley [Nicol, who plays head cook Mrs. Patmore] are taking that as a compliment,” McShera told People‘s Simon Perry.

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Let’s Relive Kate Middleton’s Iconic Stay at the Goring Hotel [VIDEO]

Kate Middleton Waves Crowds Outside Goring Hotel

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Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 105th birthday party of the Goring Hotel, where she stayed on her last night as a commoner/singleton, according to the Daily Express.  Her Royal Highness, who is due in April, wore Erdem’s “Darla” dress from the designer’s 2013 resort collection (currently sold out, according to Lyst).  Continue reading