William and Kate Release First Family Christmas Photo

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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their 2015 Christmas card, the first time they’ve showed one to the public since marrying in 2011.

“A new family photo – Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte,” the message on the British Monarchy’s Facebook page read.

“The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.”  Continue reading

‘The Prince George Diaries’ Author Clare Bennett Imagines Life as a Royal

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If you ask me, royal books are having the best year ever.

First, I plowed through The Royal We in about three days and suffered from withdrawal.

THEN I discovered The Prince George Diaries (Michael Joseph books, November 2015) a satirical first-person account of George’s life, as recorded by the heir himself.

The book was written by the very smart, very funny Clare Bennett, a contributing editor to Tatler Magazine who has also worked on movies like Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

In fact, Hugh Grant declared the book “Very clever.  Best diary of a two-year-old I’ve read this year.”

Bennett was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s imagined obsession with the Kardashians and what she was doing the day Princess Charlotte was born.

You gave readers a taste of  The Prince George Diaries in Tatler’s November 2014 issue. When did you know this was bigger than just a column?

When Penguin asked me if I’d like to write an entire book! That was a pretty massive moment.

The way you described Kate watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians was fantastic.   How did you come to imagine her sitting on the couch, binging on episodes?

I think I read somewhere that she watches it – although even if she doesn’t, I thought it would be funny to write about her doing deeply normal things like worrying about Kim and Kanye’s house taking too long to be ready because it was time North had her own room.

And also because I’m obsessed with the Kardashians and I therefore sort of won’t believe Kate isn’t too.  Continue reading

Hello, This is Kate Middleton. Do You like My Hair?

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are the best sports ever, joined ICAP’s brokers in its London office today to help close deals and boost trading volumes during ICAP charity day.

SkillForce, Sportsaid and Place2Be are among the charities benefiting from William and Catherine’s participation.

The staff at ICAP don costumes for the occasion, and this time a few of the brokers dressed up as “Dave” from MoneySuperMarket’s #EpicStrut advertisementContinue reading