6 Canadian Moments That Defined Kate Middleton’s Style

OTTAWA, ON - JULY 01: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Parliament Hill for Canada Day Celebrations on July 1, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. The newly married Royal Couple are on the second day of their first joint overseas tour. Ottawa is the start of a 12 day visit to North America which will take in some of the more remote areas of the country such as Prince Edward Island, Yellowknife and Calgary. The Royal couple will be joining millions of Canadians in taking part in today's Canada Day celebrations which mark Canada's 144th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 tour of Canada was my first introduction to a royal tour (albeit from afar).

With the help of royal reporters on the ground, other bloggers and I were able to identify items that would come to be synonymous with the name “Kate Middleton.”

There were also, of course, quirks here and there that those of us who’ve been covering Her Royal Highness have come to recognize (hello, Marilyn Monroe moments!).  Continue reading

Prince George Likes His Classical Music, But is a Rubbish Sleeper

Kate Middleton Holds Prince George Zoo

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I love me some public radio and I love me even more some classical music, but I wasn’t familiar with London-Born Graham Parker until From Berkshire To Buckingham tweeted his recent story about meeting the Duchess of Cambridge.

Parker, who is General Manager, WQXR & Vice President, NYPR, was invited to the “Creativity is GREAT” Reception in New York during William and Catherine’s visit on December 9th.   Continue reading

What Kate Middleton Might Actually Wear During Her NYC Trip

Kate Middleton Cream Roland Mouret Gown Claridge's

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Over the last week, countless sites have speculated as to what the Duchess of Cambridge will wear when she and Prince William visit New York from December 7th-December 9th.

Given that Her Royal Highness is five months pregnant, I’m afraid we won’t see the waist-cinching outfits we’re used to.  It’s also quite cold out, so prepare yourselves for a lot of (great-looking) coats.

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William & Catherine Take New York

Kate Middleton White Alexander McQueen Coat Trooping The Colour 2011

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As The Wall Street Journal‘s Elizabeth Holmes said today, Christmas has come early for American royal watchers.  Clarence House confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New York City from December 7th-9th.  The Daily Mirror first broke the report of a stateside tour in early October, but seeing as Catherine was suffering from acute morning sickness at the time, it didn’t seem very likely.  Continue reading