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

All The Terribly British Things That Happened Today at Royal Ascot

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It’s one of the most famous races in the world, and nothing was going to keep patrons from attending what is arguably the most British activity ever – Royal Ascot.

Also known as watching horses race while drinking champagne and wearing fancy hats.

Day one saw a downpour of UK proportions come down upon racegoers, who were decked out in their Ascot finest.

Things vastly improved and the sky somewhat cleared up once the royal family arrived in their horse-drawn carriages (as you do).

The whole day was very British, from the rain to the reactions.

  1. “F***ing British weather.”
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2.  “Feeling quite patriotic, actually.” 

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3. “This is just like in the movies!  Is Prince Harry coming in for a snog?”

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Prince Harry: When Will He Be Appointed To The Order of the Garter?

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In 2008, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton giggled as Prince William joined the procession of the Most Noble Order of the Garter at Windsor Castle.

What Harry and Catherine found so funny on that day in June was William’s uniform – a velvet robe and plumed hat that made him look a bit like a Shakespeare character.

 

Those two dopes (I use that term endearingly) failed to recognize that the Most Noble Order of the Garter is Britain’s oldest Order of Chivalry, and it only includes 24 members, plus the Sovereign.

Today, I wondered when (or perhaps even if) Harry would be invited into the order, which was started in 1348 by King Edward III.  Continue reading

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Red Outfits: Which One Is Your Favorite?

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One of my nearest and dearest texted me today after seeing the Duchess of Cambridge in a red coat dress by Catherine Walker at the 2016 Order of the Garter ceremony.

“Catherine’s outfit today is one of the best yet. Maybe the best,” she wrote, describing the coat as “magical” and the overall look as “conservative, but sexy” (though, she pointed out, it could fit a little more snug on the shoulders).

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She especially loved how the Gianvito Rossi pumps were a slightly different shade of red.

I found this interesting, because royal fans were divided on today’s look, which also featured a Lock & Co. fascinator first seen at the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Thames River pageant, as well as Robinson Pelham acorn earrings (a wedding present from her parents).  Continue reading

Throwback Bang! Bang! Camilla Takes Aim At Crown Princess Mary On 2012 Set Visit

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This. Is. A. GAS.

In March 2012, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a Diamond Jubilee tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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Since Camilla was a huge of fan of the Danish version of The Killing, a special set trip was scheduled for her final day in Copenhagen.

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“It was me all along!” Camilla joked as she pointed actress Sofie Grabol’s prop gun. 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

Pristine McQueen! Kate Middleton Rewears Ruffled Cream Coat To Royal Garden Party

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The Duchess of Cambridge is being an outfit repeater this week, and I quite like it.

We first saw Catherine in this darling cream coat with ruffle detail when Prince George was christened at St. James’s Palace in October 2013 (see pic above.  He looks thrilled.).

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Today, Her Royal Highness and the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice joined Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a garden party at Buckingham Palace, her fourth since joining the royal family in 2011.

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This is Prince William’s first garden party.  Odd, given that he’s one person away from hosting these himself. Continue reading

Kate Repeats Garden-Worthy Catherine Walker Coat For Chelsea Flower Show

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It’s about as British as Royal Ascot (perhaps even more so), and today the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show held its press day for members of the media, as well as those from the royal family.

The Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge all arrived at the show before Her Majesty and Prince Philip, who are always in attendance year after year.

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Kate Middleton Wears Nautical Alexander McQueen For A Third Time, One Is Pleased

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Hurrah!  I love it when one my favorite Duchess looks make another appearance.

As patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge launched two sailing projects in Portsmouth, England, and opened the “Tech Deck” education center at Land Rover BAR.

Because her athletic prowess is as strong as her button game, Catherine suited up for a spin on the open seas with Sir Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR team as they ran a training circuit ahead of the 2017 America’s Cup.

The Duchess was steering the boat for about half of the session and I think the guys were all really impressed with how well she had sailed,” Sir Ben told reporters afterwards, according to the Daily MailContinue reading