Meghan Markle’s Friends are Psyched She’s Getting Her Happily Ever After

Earlier today royal fans and fairweather observers alike woke up to news that Prince Harry and his girlfriend of of 16 month, Meghan Markle, were engaged. The couple held a photocall at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden before sitting down with the BBC’s Mishal Husain.

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Markle, who until recently starred on USA Network’s “Suits,” has moved into Nottingham cottage, Harry’s two-bedroom abode at Kensington Palace. It was there that Harry proposed one evening while she was making them a roast chicken.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton To Inherit Title Thanks To Fiance James Matthews

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Do you hear that whirring sound?  That would be Carole Middleton spinning around her massive Bucklebury home in glee.

Why?  Because her younger daughter will one day inherit a title, just like her older sister.

Not as grand, no, but still…

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Pippa Middleton’s fiance, James Matthews is a self-made man and is doing very well for himself, but his family also happens to enjoy great success the luxury hotel business.

James’ father, David, is Laird of Glen Affric, a 10,000-acre estate in Scotland that serves as a hotel, according to the Daily ExpressContinue reading

Pippa Middleton Confirms Engagement To James Matthews, Looks Giddy As Heck

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Good on ya, Pipps!

Last night, the Daily Mail‘s Richard Kay had it on good authority that Pippa Middleton was engaged to investment firm owner James Matthews.

At around the same time the story was published, Middleton attended a party in support of the British Heart Foundation, hiding her left hand from photographers (though no bauble was visible, it’s likely Middleton was hiding a ring tan).  Continue reading

Kate Middleton’s Nickname For Prince William Is So Normal, It’s Adorable

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We’ve all seen the googly eyes Catherine makes at her dashing hubby, and we’ve heard rumors over the years pertaining to what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge call one another behind closed doors.

When News of The World illegally tapped into the couple’s voicemails in 2006, Prince William was heard calling Catherine “babykins” and “baby.”

I’ve even heard Catherine’s nickname for the Duke – “Big Willy” – mentioned a few times, but even repeating it this once makes me feel like a creep.

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On May 23rd, Babykins and BW attended their first-ever Chelsea Flower Show, which highlights the best of the best in horticulture.

While strolling through the grounds, the Cambridges and Prince Harry happened upon a display designed by Australian TV presenter and landscaper, Charlie Albone.  Continue reading

‘William & Kate: The Journey’ Celebrates 5 Years Since The Royal Wedding

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It seems like only yesterday when I awoke before 4am ET to cover the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

April 29th will mark five years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in a spectacular ceremony, seen by 2 billion people worldwide.

On April 18th at 10pm ET, REELZ Channel will premiere a four-part special on the royal couple, titled William & Kate: The Journey.

“From the grounds of St Andrews University in Scotland to the glamorous Swiss slopes where they shared their first public kiss, to the day that captured the nation’s heart at Westminster Abbey,” the press release reads, “and through to the births of Price George and Princess Charlotte, William and Kate: The Journey relives these momentous milestones and will provide unique insight into one of the greatest love stories of the century. ”  Continue reading

How Pippa Middleton May Have Helped Kate Impress The Queen

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Back in 2012, it was widely reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was into making jams and giving them out as gifts.

In fact, royal reporter Katie Nicholl specified that Catherine “started making homemade pots of fruit jam” while William worked as a search-and-rescue pilot for the RAF in Wales.

“She gave strawberry jam and plum preserves out as Christmas pres­ents” in 2011, Nicholls reported.

Catherine more or less confirmed this during a teaser for the upcoming ITV documentary, The Queen at 90.

In her first interview since becoming engaged to Prince William in November 2010, Catherine spoke of gifting Her Majesty during the holidays.

The royal family adheres to the German tradition of opening gifts on Christmas eve; expensive presents are discouraged, while small trinkets and gag gifts are encouraged.  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.

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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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We Must Find Prince Harry Somebody To Love

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Last month, Prince Harry admitted that it might be time to settle down.

According to the Daily Mail, Harry was at a birthday party Anneke von Trotha Taylor, wife of close friend, Charlie Gilkes.

“I’m not dating and for the first time ever I want to find a wife,” Harry reportedly told TV presenter Denise van Outen.

This comes after Harry’s old pal and “wingman,” Tom Inskip proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Lara Hughes-Young.

What to do when the whole island nation is full of smug marrieds?  You pop over to America for some sunshine, etc.

The Sun reports that Harry enjoyed a New Year’s romance with American Juliette Labelle during a mini-break in Los Angeles.

“The Prince enjoyed hanging out with Juliette. She’s very much his type and they hooked up,” a source told the paper of the Dior PR assistant.  Continue reading

Pippa Middleton And James Matthews: Are They Back Together?

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Back in October 2012, Pippa Middleton was spotted on a date with James Matthews, who started his own firm, Eden Rock Capital Management in 2001, and is the older brother of Made in Chelsea‘s Spencer Matthews.

The relationship didn’t last long.  Shortly after, Middleton began a three-year relationship with Nico Jackson.  The two broke up last October, according to People.

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Middleton and her brother, James spent the New Year holiday at Eden Rock hotel in St. Barts, owned by Spencer and James’s family.

This was Pippa and James’s second visit to the island in four months; Carole and Michael joined them in August.  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