Princess Charlotte And The Case of The Curious Cardigan

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It’s the struggle each woman faces while out.

What should I do with my cardigan/blazer/jacket?

I was too warm while wearing it, but now I’ve taken it off and I’m cold.  But I know in a few minutes I’ll be too warm again.

She might not yet be two, but Princess Charlotte endured this struggle today at a children’s party for military families in Victoria, Canada.  Continue reading

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

Lupo Photobombs Princess Charlotte’s Birthday Shoot

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Today, Kensington Palace released four new photos of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana ahead of her May 2nd birthday, on which she turns one.

The sparette was photographed by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, posing regally at her family’s Anmer Hall home.

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The Princess had two outfit changes for the shoot – a pink carding and dress with matching tights, then a cream cardigan with a blue dress and matching tights; both sets were topped off with a tiny bow in the appropriate color.

PHOTOS: A Princess Is Born

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In one photo, Charlotte is doing her part to keep the property manicured, while her dog, Lupo does his thing in the background.

Classic Lupo.

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Prince George opted out of the shoot, telling his office he had “better things to do than pose with a one-year-old.”

Which is fair.

At last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, President Barack Obama recalled his recent meeting with George at Kensington Palace.

“Even some foreign leaders they have been looking ahead, anticipating my departure,” Obama told the audience.

“Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bath robe. That was a slap in the face. A clear breach of protocol.”

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George was allowed to stay up past his bedtime to meet the Barack and Michelle Obama, who had dinner with William, Catherine and Harry during their trip to the UK.

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The Queen Turns 90, Makes Great-Grandkid Mia Tindall Useful In Adorable Photo

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The whole point of having children, and then grandchildren (followed by great-grandchildren), is to force them to do sensible things, like carrying heavy packages, and holding your purse during a very important photoshoot.

This is what Her Majesty had Mia Tindall, 2, do for what could be the year’s most famous photo (it’s tied for first with this gem).

“One is doing the Lord’s work. Plus, I was told there’s gum in here.”

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Tindall is the daughter of the Queen’s oldest granddaughter, equestrian Zara Phillips.

Zara and her older brother, Peter (whose two daughters, Savannah and Isla are in the photo) were not given titles because their mother, the Princess Royal, wanted her children raised as normally as possible.  Continue reading

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Play a Very Special Role in The Queen’s 90th Birthday

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He is the heir, and she, the spare.  So it’s only fitting that Prince George and his little sister, Princess Charlotte take part in the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s (or “Gan Gan” as George calls her) 90th birthday.

The Sun‘s Emily Andrews reports that the two children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed alongside the monarch for photographer Annie Leibowitz, who also worked with Her Majesty in 2007.

 

“Wills and Kate were with the children but as adoring parents rather than wanting to be in the pics themselves,” a source told Andrews.

Catherine herself is a keen photographer, having taken several photos of her family and of the places she and William have traveled.  Continue reading

Will and Kate Share Family Photos From Alps Ski Trip

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Cheeeeeeese.

You have to hand it to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for pulling off a fantastic photo op just as the media was finished tearing Prince William apart.

Many have accused the Duke of being “workshy,” and shirking his royal responsibilities in favor of spending time with his family at their Norfolk, England home.

“No one really wants to admit it openly, but it was the talk of Sandringham over Christmas that he does nothing,” a source told the Sun‘s Emily Andrews last month.

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“He wanted to move to Norfolk to give him the life of the gentleman country farmer, like his friends.”

So, William took matters into his own hands and arranged a family photo session in the French Alps last Thursday, reminiscent of the one he, Prince Harry and Prince Charles held in 2005 while skiing in the Klosters.  Continue reading

Princess Charlotte: So Cute, They Named a Lipstick Shade In Her Honor

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Prince George got a bilby, so it’s only right that Princess Charlotte should receive something equally as cool.

Marc Jacobs launched its beauty brand in the UK on February 5th, unveiling several shades of Le Marc lip cream lipstick, including “Charlotte.”

“We wanted to commemorate this major brand milestone by creating a custom shade of Le Marc lip crème,” the brand’s global VP, Catherine Gore told Women’s Wear DailyContinue 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

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

Will and Kate Release Adorable Pics of Princess Charlotte

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Look. At. That. Face.

This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two new photos of Princess Charlotte, taken by Catherine herself.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to be able to share two new photographs of Princess Charlotte,” both Kensington Palace and The British Monarchy shared on social media.

They were taken by The Duchess in early November at their home in Norfolk.  Continue reading