Princess Madeleine Throws a “Fairytale” Party For a Very Special Cause

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You have to hand it to a Princess who goes the distance when it comes to making children smile.

This is exactly what Princess Madeleine of Sweden did last week, when she hosted a tea party for Swedish Charity, My Special Day (Min Stora Dag), which helps to make dreams come true for children with serious illnesses.

As patron of the charity, Madeleine and her daughter, Princess Leonore, invited twelve children, ranging from ages 5-8, to the palace for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading

Kate Middleton: What I Did On My Day Trip To Scotland

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Dear Diary,

It’s only February and already I regret not getting a Smythson.

Why on earth did I listen to James and get the gauche Hermes?  I should have shopped local.  Kept it British.  Let George do the selecting instead.

What am I writing about?  Right, the trip to Edinburgh for Place2Be and tennis fun with Andy’s mum.

Tash had my Sportmax coat neatly kept since I wore it on Christmas Day, so I paired that with a knit and a lovely skirt by Le Kilt.

Going north of the border is a bit of a buzz kill because of the title downgrade.  No wonder Sophie cozies up to granny so often.  “Countess” gets you nowhere, and it must be a dreadful cross to bear all the time. Continue reading

Kate Nails a Sartorial Repeat at Poignant RAF Valley Ceremony

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Anglesey, Wales is a special place for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Even before their wedding, the royal couple moved into a darling farmhouse on the island while Prince William worked as a search-and-rescue pilot  for RAF Valley.

Today, William and Catherine traveled back to the place they once called home to mark end of RAF Search and Rescue Force operations.

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For the occasion, Catherine wore her LK Bennett “Ami” coat, chocolate Betty Boop hat by Syliva Fletcher for Lock & Co, and her Mappin & Webb “Empress” earrings.

According to the Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English, Catherine decided to go bare-legged for the engagement, which HRH rarely does.

Catherine first wore the coat to a November 2011 UNICEF engagement in Cophengan, Denmark with the country’s crown princely couple, Frederik and Mary.

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We saw it again in November 2012 at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, where William and Catherine watched Wales play New Zealand play the Autumn International rugby game.

Just a few days later, the palace would confirm that William and Catherine were expecting Prince George.  Continue reading

Kate Middleton Officially Launches #YoungMindsMatter with HuffPo UK

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Today, Kensington Palace made an unprecedented move and invited a media outlet into its offices.

The Duchess of Cambridge took over as guest editor of Huffington Post UK to launch #YoungMindsMatter, an initiative to bring awareness to children’s mental health.

 

It was announced that Her Royal Highness would become patron of The Anna Freud Centre, an organization that works to reduce the burden of mental health difficulties of children and young people.  Continue reading

Prince George Declared a “Very Clever, Articulate Little Boy”

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He’s a baby genius, really. And baby geniuses make for splendid monarchs.

Prince George enjoyed a playdate with relative Maud Windsor, the granddaughter of the Queen’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent and his wife, Princess Michael.

Actress Sophie Winkleman, who married Prince Michael’s son, Lord Frederick Windsor in 2009, recently spoke with Hello! after giving birth to her second child, a girl on January 16th.  Continue reading

Kate Middleton Is Having Twins, Naming One Diana Because WHY NOT?

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The moment I saw the OK! Magazine cover, I knew it was only a matter of time before my mother asked, “Is Kate pregnant?”

As others in my field know, being asked about Catherine and pregnancy occurs on a weekly basis.

My answer never changes: Unless it’s confirmed by Kensington Palace via social media, the Duchess of Cambridge is not expecting.

The royals are fiercely protective of their privacy, and William especially controls news regarding his family on his terms.

OK! slapping a gold sticker with “Palace Confirms” over the declaration “I’m Having Two Girls” has to be confirmation enough that Catherine is with child(ren), right? Continue reading

People Aren’t Happy With Kate Middleton’s Eyebrows

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Critics have taken a look at The Duchess of Cambridge’s eyebrows, and have decided they are too thick.

They need to get over it.

After seeing photos from Catherine’s February 7th engagement with the Royal Air Force, her first as Honorary Air Commandant, the comments started pouring in.

 

Painted eyebrows don’t look good on anyone,” one person wrote, according to the Daily Mail. “One is clearly thicker than the other.”

(they don’t look painted to me)  Continue reading

14 Times Kate Middleton Only Had Eyes For Prince William

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I’m not one to promote PDA, and I usually make a face if in the presence of touchy-feely smug marrieds.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however, are exempt from this sour attitude towards love because…well…theirs is the kind most of us only dream of having.

  1. Spectre Premiere 2015

Part of me hopes Catherine keeps an album with photos like the one below, so as to remind herself of in love she is with her prince when he forgets to pick up milk or criticizes her hair.

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A Solo (And Gorgeous) Pippa Middleton Speaks At British Heart Foundation Ball

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With a heart-shaped clutch, (what I believe is) a gold Cartier LOVE bracelet and a Mustique tan, Pippa Middleton posed for photos before giving a speech at tonight’s British Heart Foundation Ball.

 

I want to say that Middleton is wearing Kiki McDonough’s smoky quartz round drop earrings (color isn’t available on the site, but here is the shape for reference).

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