Royal Tour of Canada, Day One: The Cambridges Arrive In Style

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Watching live CTV coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria, Canada was exciting AF.

Sure, it was a little less exciting than their inaugural visit back in 2011, when the newlyweds – nay – everyone was basking in a post-royal wedding glow.

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Fast forward five years, and there are two kids added into the mix.

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And so, just as it was in April 2014, the world waited for royal children to step off the plane and make their way down to the tarmac.  Continue reading

5 Ridiculous Tabloid Covers That Declared William and Kate King and Queen

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If I’ve learned anything from glancing over the weekly rags, it’s that gold stickers are a fantastic way to trick people into thinking a headline is real.

Henceforth, I daren’t believe a word any publication states unless it’s stamped with a gold sticker (are you listening, Simon Perry?).

Every story is the same – Prince Charles is being skipped over in favor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the British throne because Queen Elizabeth said so!  Camilla is jealous AF and swears she will exact revenge on the beautiful Duchess for messing up her plans to rule over the kingdom!

My favorite part of these tabloid covers is the placement a tiara atop Catherine’s head (bless Photoshop).  And each cover will almost always show Prince William in his Colonel of the Irish Guards uniform (because that’s very regal-looking, no?).  Continue reading

William and Kate Watch America’s Cup, Kate Displays Serious Upper Body Strength

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Rare are the occasions we see a royal partake in manual labor (save for Princes William and Harry).

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on the Solent, a straight that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England.

Catherine is patron of the 1851 Trust, a charity run by sailing champ Sir Ben Ainslie that aims to get youths involved in the sport.

Today, wearing her Land Rover BAR polo, skinny jeans, Kiki McDonough’s “Lauren” gold leaf earrings and Monsoon wedges, Catherine met some of its members in Portsmouth.  Continue reading

The Queen and Prince Philip Visit Prince William At East Anglia Ambulance Base

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They were there on official business, but it’s always lovely to pop round to visit one’s grandson at his place of work.

Before she meets with outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron at 5pm, the Queen (accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh) opened a new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport today, according to BBC News.

Coincidentally, this is also where Prince William is based as a pilot for the ambulatory service.

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This is the second time Her Majesty and Prince Philipe have visited the Duke of Cambridge’s place of work.  Continue reading

Prince George Recalls Visit To Royal International Air Tattoo

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What a splendid treat it was to see His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge at RAF Fairford on Friday.

The Duchess of Cambridge (in a Stella McCartney blue dress and Smythe blazer) and Prince William surprised the crowds by bringing along the 2-year-old (who turns three on July 22nd).

Yes, there was a minor meltdown at the beginning, but things improved greatly once George was shown aircrafts.

The young heir *recorded his day as part of a school project: “What I Did On My Summer Vacation.”  Continue reading

Prince George Is Already Playing Tennis, Might Be A Lefty

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She’s been a fan of the sport for years, so it comes as no surprise that the Duchess of Cambridge has already put a tennis racket in her son’s hands.

At Wimbledon today, Catherine spoke spoke with former British tennis player Greg Rusedski about getting Prince George involved in the game.

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“She talked about George, her little boy, playing tennis,” Rusedski said, according to the Telegraph.

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“He’s got a racket and he enjoys playing tennis, and obviously she plays with William, so they obviously enjoy the sport very much.”

Catherine reportedly complained that playing against Prince William is “frustrating,” since he’s left-handed (we lefties have an advantage on the court).

PHOTOS: 18 Goals Prince George Hopes To Accomplish Before 2016 Ends

And wouldn’t you know?  It looks like George is a lefty, too (King George VI was also a southpaw).  Continue reading

EACH Gala Dinner: Duchess of Cambridge Glitters In Pink Jenny Packham

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Oh my sparkles, am I delighted that Her Royal Highness chose to re-wear that gorgeous, show-stopping Jenny Packham gown we first saw five years ago at the ARK gala.

The setting sun in King’s Lynn, England provided perfect lighting for Catherine’s entire look, which consisted of a chic AF up do, the Queen’s chandelier earrings and those darling L.K. Bennett bow heels.

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Tonight’s engagement was the must-anticipated gala dinner supporting East Anglia Children’s Hospice nook at Houghton Hall, owned by the Cambridge’s friends, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

Even better, it’s a mere 3.5 miles from the Cambridge’s country home/”primary” residence Anmer HallContinue reading

Prince William Makes History, Covers LGBTQ Magazine Attitude

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Quite frankly, this could not have come at a better time.

Just a few days after the horrible mass shooting that took 49 innocent lives in Orlando, Florida, the Duke of Cambridge has made history by covering the July issue of Attitude, the first royal to ever cover a LBGTQ magazine.

Those involved hinted yesterday at something after William and the Duchess of Cambridge signed the book of condolence for Orlando victims at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Representatives of LGBTQ association gliffa were there to greet the Cambridges, and William let it slip that he was involved with an upcoming Attitude project.

According to ITV News, Kensington Palace would not elaborate on the Duke’s comments.

“We look forward to speaking about this soon,” the palace stated yesterday.

No one had to wait long, because the palace tweeted the news this morning.  Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Brings Her Accessory A-Game to Northern Ireland

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Since she and Prince William traveled to Northern Ireland today, the couple were known as the Baron and Barroness of Carrickfergus (just like that lovely blond in The Sound of Music).

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The trip took them to a garden party at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which  – according to the Daily Mail – is always attended by a senior royal.

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For the occasion, Catherine rewore a yellow brocade DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat, seen at least four times in the past, including the 2006 wedding of Laura Parker Bowles, university roommate Oliver Baker’s wedding in 2010, Zara Phillips’ wedding in 2011, and the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

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Will, Kate and More Royals Send Condolences To Orlando Shooting Victims

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The June 12th shooting of 49 people inside Orlando, Florida’s Pulse night club is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

As families and friends of the victims, LGBTQ supporters and strangers alike mourn the tragedy, royal families across Europe have publicly sent their condolences to the country.

Prior to attending a garden party in Northern Ireland today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the US Embassy in London to sign the book of condolence.

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The flag behind William and Catherine, according to Kensington Palace, was presented to Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State.  Continue reading