PHOTOS: Will and Kate Celebrate Their Fourth (Royal) Wedding Anniversary

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Hello, and welcome to the fourth anniversary of the greatest day of my life.

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate four years of matrimony, having said “I Do” in front of an entire congregation, plus a few billion eyeballs around the world.

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On the morning of Friday, April 29th, 2011, the Queen gifted the couple with their title .  A statement from the palace read:  Continue reading

Will and Kate Send Royal Fans Baked Goods As The World Waits For Baby News

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Nearly two years after the inaugural “Great Kate Wait,” the press and royal fans have been vigilantly checking their phones for any update pertaining to the Duchess of Cambridge, who is reportedly overdue with her second child.

There was a bit of a false alarm early this morning when someone thought they saw Royal Protection Officers at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Then press officers showed up and made reporters (who are not allowed to congregate across from the Lindo wing until Her Royal Highness goes into labor) a bit nervous.  Did we all miss something?  Why are they loitering outside the hospital.  WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Catherine was seen driving out of Buckingham Palace earlier today, presumably to take Prince George swimming, according to the Daily Mail.  This morning, she and William made a very kind gesture to those who are super-pumped about the new baby.  Continue reading

Why ‘The Royal We’ Is More Than Just a Love Story

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Few books cast such a spell that the reader can’t tear him or herself away.

This is how I felt about The Royal We (Grand Central Publishing, 2015), the book born out of a labor of love that involved thorough research, clever plot twists and the imagination of two very funny women, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, otherwise known as the team behind the hugely popular (and hugely witty) site, Go Fug Yourself.

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The Queen Turns 90: Her Cutest Moments With Animals

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She carries out countless engagements each year, will surpass Queen Victoria as the longest-serving British monarch in history come September, and takes part in a parade put on as an “official birthday celebration” (despite being in June), but one day out of the year is meant just for Queen Elizabeth II alone.

On April 21st, 1926, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born to the Duke and Duchess of York on Bruton Street in London.  At the time, she was third-in-line to the throne, not expected to rule since her uncle David (who reigned for a short time as Edward VIII) was Prince of Wales.  Continue reading

Oh Cripes: The Kardashians May Collaborate With One of Kate’s Favorite Designers

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Update: 4/22/15 3:33pm PT: What Kate Wore has confirmed  with Temperley London that there is no collaboration with the Kardashians.

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London-Based Biscuit Company Celebrates A New Royal Baby

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I love sweets, and I’m rather keen on the royals, so when a tin commemorating royal baby #2 came my way, I was momentarily distracted from watching Twitter for any signs of labor.

Biscuiteers, a company started by Harriet Hastings and her husband, Steven Congdon, has been creating special-edition biscuit tins for royal occasions since William and Catherine’s wedding in April 2011.  Continue reading

The Court Jeweller Shares Her Favorite Royal Tiaras

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Like the appeal of a piece of string to a cat, a sparkling object has the power to capture my attention for hours on end.  Add in a bit of history and you’ll see me only when I emerge for mozzarella sticks and Pellegrino.

Because of this, I asked The Court Jewellers Ella Kay to select four royal tiaras to talk about.   Now only is she a bauble genius, but she acted as one of the sparkle consultants for The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. Continue reading