Kensington Palace Shares Royal Highlights From 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the World Premiere of "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, on the 26th October 2015. Picture by Chris Jackson/WPA-Pool Pictured: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry Ref: SPL1161960 261015 Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

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In January of this year, Kensington Palace broke off from Clarence House in order to represent the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry,  whose household was created in 2009.

KP has been very active on social media, namely Twitter and Instagram.  Family photos of the Cambridges were shared, as well as Prince Harry’s last weeks with the armed forces before retiring.

Tonight, just a few hours before the clock strikes twelve and a new year beckons us, KP put together a highlight reel fit for the attention span of Instagram:  Continue reading

VIDEO: The Monaco Twins Chew On Toys, Commandeer Mom and Dad’s Interview

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco released a video on Facebook of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their one-year-old twins, Jacques and Gabriella.

The interview took place in early December, and a DVD was sent to citizens of Monaco recapping the twins’ first year.

Charlene and Albert described parenthood while the children chewed on toys and crawled around the room.

“They’re very active, very playful, absolutely adorable and a lot of work!” Charlene said.

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The twins don’t suffer from stranger danger yet, which is great considering their future duty to Monaco.

“I think they seem very much at ease with all the people they meet, with other children, but also adults.” Albert said.

Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer, made sure to get the children in the water even before they took their first steps.

“They love their bath,” Charlene said of her water babies.  Continue reading

The Best Royal Moments of 2015

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Did we have fun this year or what?  Let’s look back on the royal year that was:

The Duchess of Cambridge At The World Premiere of Spectre

Catherine called on one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham to create this baby blue backless creation with an encrusted waist.

Oh, and that up do.  What does a girl need to ingest to get hair like that?

 

Her Royal Highness borrowed a pair of Robinson Pelham diamond, blue topaz and white gold earrings ($21,000)  from her mother, Carole, who first wore them to the royal wedding’s evening reception.

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Prince George Steals The Show at Princess Charlotte’s Christening

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The young royal reminded many of his dad at the service, held at St. Mary Magdalene Church (on granny’s Sandringham estate).  Continue reading

The Queen Mentions Princess Charlotte In her 2015 Christmas Message

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Sitting at a desk in the 18th Century Room inside Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty gave her annual Christmas broadcast, a tradition started by her grandfather, George V at the family’s Sandringham home in 1932.

Family portraits including Princess Charlotte’s christening and Prince Charles’ wedding photo are on display in the background as Her Majesty spoke of the year that has past, and what lies ahead.

“I am looking forward to a busy 2016, though I have been warned I may have Happy Birthday sung to me more than once or twice,” the Queen, who will turn 90 on April 21st, said. Continue reading

Will and a Michael Kors-Clad Kate attend Sunday Church Service

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Apologies for the delay in putting up stories about the Windsors from this weekend.  I was soaked in equal parts Amaretto and Mexican dip.

There were few opportunities for a chat on Christmas Day, as the rain came down upon royal well-wishers outside the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.  William and Catherine (in a Sportmax coat) did not stop to greet people as they have in the past.

On Sunday, however, the Cambridges felt it was time for a do-over.  So, they and the rest of the royal family gathered together and walked to service together.  Continue reading

The Princely Monaco Twins Wish You a Happy Christmas

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Oh my GOD, look at these little butterballs.

While Princess Charlene posed ever so elegantly, Princess Gabriella chewed on an ornament/apple and looked at something off camera…as you do.

Meanwhile, Prince Albert held Prince Jacques, who was likely in the middle of water color class when he was commanded to appear in the family’s 2015 Christmas card.  Continue reading

Holiday Throwback: Will and Kate Go Christmas Caroling

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It was their first joint engagement since announcing plans to wed on November 16th, 2010.  Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, in black court shoes, a Temperley London dress and a black blazer, attended The Christmas Spectacular In Aid Of Teenager Cancer Trust At The Thursford Collection in Norfolk.

The December 18th engagement was just a half hour away from their current home, Anmer Hall.

The Daily Mail covered the event, noticing that Catherine made sure “not to overshadow the Prince.

“Kate simply waved and smiled at well-wishers on her night out,” the Mail reported, “but sources say it will not always be this way.”

In the run-up to their April 29th, 2011 wedding, Catherine was encouraged to “shadow” William in order to “learn the ropes and see how things go,” palace sources said at the time.

Things went pretty well, I’d say.

Related Story:  14 Photos Of Kate Middleton’s Glorious Hair

 

10 Times Kate Middleton Nailed The “Mom Fringe”

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In 7th grade I asked a stylist to give me the “Rachel” cut,  AND MY MOM ACTUALLY ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN.

So when I read that the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly isn’t too “keen” on her bangs, I empathized.

According to The Sun, Catherine told friends that she’s not feeling the “mum fringe” celeb stylist Richard Ward created.

“I was a bit unsure about it,” Catherine allegedly admitted.  “I call it my mum fringe.”

Word has it that the Queen has made “gentle suggestions” regarding Catherine’s hair ever since seeing her “glamour girl hair do” at Wimbledon.

Her Majesty recommended “a length deemed more appropriate for a high profile member of the royal family,” according to the Daily Mail.

I’m disappointed that the Queen doesn’t consider Catherine’s hair a national treasure.  Therefore I will express my frustration by assuming I know what Catherine thinks about her glorious, heaven-sent, ocean-parting hair.

  1. Do these glasses make my bangs look frumpy?  JK, I’m glorious.
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2. Thank you, darling.  I AM beautiful, no matter what they say.

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