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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Palace Releases Official Photo of William and Kate for Tour of Canada and California

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 3: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image supplied by St James's Palace, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House on June 3, 2011 in London. England. The newly married Royal Couple will be undertaking their first official joint tour to Canada and California from June 30th. The trip will begin with Canada Celebrations in Ottawa and include highlights such as the Calgary Stampede and a visit to Yellowknife. Getty Images

Kate Using Personal Shopper for Trip to Canada

 According to new reports, Catherine has been consulting personal shoppers at her favourite London department stores, who help put her looks together.

Grazia Daily revealed today that the 29-year-old has been using style advisers at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols to help choose a wardrobe for her first trip abroad as a Royal wife.

It claims that Catherine has been consulting the same person used by her husband, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, to do their Christmas shopping.

But her decision to buy her clothes at high-end retailers indicates that she may be stepping away from here favourite High Street labels, such as Reiss, Whistles and LK Bennett, in favour of designer pieces.

While in-store style advisers can offer sound advice when it comes to style and fit, they are not a substitute for a bona fide stylist.

Grazia explained: 'Where a personal shopper will help you to pick out outfits under your direction, a stylist will be more creative and will direct your style.

Courtesy: The DailyMail.com. Click link for full post:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Queen Visits Alnwick Gardens

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second left, Duchess of Northumberland, left, Alan Shearer, second right, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, right, at Alnwick Gardens in Alnwick, England, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, The Queen and Prince Philip are meeting with groups of volunteers and carers who have been invited to Alnwick to celebrate and recognise their work. AP Photo

The Queen Lunches with the Prime Minister

Prince Phiilp (L) and Queen Elizabeth pose with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha (2nd L) before lunch at 10 Downing Street in London June 21, 2011. Reuters Pictures

Kate Middleton redecorates "fuddy-duddy" Kensington Palace - mirror.co.uk

The Duchess of Cambridge had an entire crate of candles and room sprays delivered to the 17th-century palace in an effort to modernise her marital quarters – and ditch its “fuddy-duddy smell”.

Prince William’s 29-year-old wife had £900-worth of pure white ‘Scent  1’ fragrances delivered to their cottage, within the grounds of the sprawling £19million royal residence.

As well as the lavender, sandalwood and moss-based waxes and sprays by celeb interior designer Kelly Hoppen, Kate has ordered “minimalist” cushions to spruce up the furnishings. Click link for full post from The Mirror

Kate Middleton redecorates "fuddy-duddy" Kensington Palace - mirror.co.uk

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Queen Visits St. Paul's Cathedral for Tercentenary Service

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) is greeted by the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, as she arrives with Prince Philip (R) for a service marking the tercentenary of St Paul's Cathedral in London June 21, 2011. Reuters Pictures

William Turns 29.......Highlights of Prince William's life - hellomagazine.com

William Arthur Philip Louis came into the world weighing 7lbs 11/2oz at 9.03pm on June 21, 1982, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Courtesy: HelloMagazine. Click link for more photos of Prince William growing up thru the years.

Royal Wedding: Highlights of Prince William's life - hellomagazine.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Harry, the Polo Playing Prince, Raises Money for Charity

Britain's Prince Harry ducks to avoid the ball during the Bernard Weatherill Charity Cup polo match at Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, England, Sunday June 19, 2011. The match helped to raise money for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund and the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. AP Photo

Queen Attends Trinity House Dinner

Queen Elizabeth II (C) talks to members of maritime organisations at Trinity House on June 20, 2011 in London. The Corporation of Trinity House is one of the country's oldest maritime organisations having been formed under a Royal Charter given Henry VIII in 1514. The Duke of Edinburgh was elected as the Master of Trinity House in 1969. Getty Images

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kate Middleton On The Cover Of People Magazine

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she’s royally known, is on the cover of this week’s upcoming People Magazine.  Inside the issue the magazine explores how she’s adjusting to not only married life, but royal life as well. Click link for full post from RealStyleNetwork.com

Kate Middleton On The Cover Of People Magazine

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Queen at Ascot

Photo Left: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the fifth day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England, Saturday, June 18, 2011. AP Photo

Photo Right: ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Queen Elizabeth II arrives as part of the royal carriage procession on day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2011 in Ascot, United Kingdom. Getty Images

Carole Middleton is the Queen's Guest at Ascot

Carole and Michael Middleton were invited to join the royal procession at Ascot this week, arriving at Ladies Day in a horse-drawn carriage.

The couple rode with Fitri Hay, wife of horse owner Jim Hay, in a carriage proceeding the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

As special guests of the monarch, Carole – who had chosen an elegant champagne-coloured Catherine Walker suit with matching hat – and her husband spent the afternoon in the royal box.

There they mingled with the likes of Princess Anne– demure in a lavender-hued outfit - and Princess Beatrice, pretty in indigo.  Courtesy: HelloMagazine. Click link below for full post.

Carole Middleton is the Queen's guest at Ascot - hellomagazine.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Celeb Chef Giada 'overwhelmingly excited' to Cook for Royal Couple

When she was offered the chance to cook for a charity polo event, celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis was more than happy to say yes. Little did she know that she’d be cooking for the world’s most famous newlyweds.

“I had no idea the royal couple would be attending,” she said. “And when I finally found out it was actually kind of a bummer.  I couldn’t tell anyone – I had to keep it hush-hush until their California itinerary was released!”

De Laurentiis was finally able to spill the beans this week, and says her girlfriends “freaked out” about the news. “They couldn’t believe I didn’t tell them. Everyone tells you that they would have kept the secret. But they are all extremely ecstatic for me,” she tells TODAY.com in her first interview about the event. Click link from The TODAY Show for some of the things Giada will be serving to the Royal Couple.
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Celeb chef Giada 'overwhelmingly excited' to cook for royal couple

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Queen Attends Ascot

Pictured Left: Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives in the parade ring for the second day of the Royal Ascot race meeting in southern England June 15, 2011. Reuters Pictures

Pictured Right: ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Queen Elizabeth II prepares to present the Gold Cup in the Parade Ring on day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2011 in Ascot, United Kingdom. Getty Images

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Royal Ascot 2011 - Opening Day at the Races

The Royal Family were out in full force again today as day one of Ascot kicked off.

The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Beatrice and Eugenie arrived together in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate the event's 300th year.

The monarch looked elegant in mint green as she waved to the crowds, accompanied by her husband, Prince Phillip.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2003369/Royal-Ascot-2011-Queen-leads-way-Royals-attend-day-horse-race.html#ixzz1PJ5CPET0

The Royal Transformation: Casual Kate to Dazzling Dutchess

With her glossy hair, megawatt smile and £4,000 sequinned dress, she had all eyes on her. 

But just hours before dazzling at her first official evening engagement on Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge could have been any young woman shopping on London’s King’s Road. 

Dressed casually in flat white pumps, skinny Hudson jeans and a cream scoop-necked jumper, Kate managed the three-hour trip  without any of her fellow shoppers noticing her.

Inside the Charity Event Where William and Kate Made Their Debut

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Day, Another Beautiful Hat for Kate!

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles today as she took part in the Garter Day celebrations.

Despite her heavy schedule of late, Catherine remained bright and fresh-faced as she showed off her third hat in as many days.

Waving from a carriage at Windsor Castle, the radiant newlywed wore a Philip Treacy head-piece, matched with a light blue-grey dress and matching coat.

Earlier, the Queen, Prince William and other members of the Royal Family took part in the annual Order of the Garter service.

The Garter Knights wore lavish blue velvet robes and black velvet hats with white plumes in a colourful spectacle that attracted hundreds to the ceremony held at St George's Chapel.

New appointments are announced on St George's Day but the chivalric and installation ceremonies take place every year on the Monday of Royal Ascot week, known as Garter Day. Click link for full post from Daily Mail.


Prince William Participates in Order of the Garter Ceremoney

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, second left, watch their husbands Prince William, second right, and Prince Charles, right, as the procession passes at the Order of The Garter Service in Windsor, England, Monday, June 13, 2011. The annual service is held in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. AP Photo

Polo Playing Brothers - Wills and Harry Play for Charity

Britain's Prince William (L) and Prince Harry walk off the pitch after playing polo against one another during the Sentebale Cup at Coworth park, Berkshire, southern England, June 12, 2011. Reuters Pictures

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Party Fit for a Queen

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Prince Philip Celebrates His 90th Birthday

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (C), Duke of Edinburgh talk with the Dean of Windsor, Reverend David Conner, after a church service to mark Prince Philip's 90th birthday on June 12, 2011 in Windsor, England. Getty Images

The Practical Princess

Her choice of clothes is already one of the most scrutinised in the world.

But the Duchess of Cambridge is also following a fine Royal tradition: to reuse favourite items as much as possible.

Yesterday at a church service to mark the 90th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh, Kate wore the same periwinkle blue Jacquard coat dress that she sported to the 2009 wedding of her husband’s close friend, Nicholas van Cutsem.

On her feet were the nude £175 LK Bennett heels that both she and her sister, Pippa, have been seen wearing on several occasions recently – most notably on Derby Day.

By dusting down the old, she echoes the policy of the Queen and the Princess Royal - both of whom take great delight in getting the most out of their wardrobes. Courtesy The Daily Mail. Click link for more on Phillip's Birthday and more pictures

The Countess of Wessex has hired a personal trainer to help her keep up with the younger members of the Royal Family.Prince Edward’s 46-year-old wife has undertaken gruelling sessions at their home in Bagshot, Surrey, to regain her svelte figure.

‘Sophie is working out regularly and is in great shape,’ says a friend.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2002586/Kate-Middleton-Sophie-gets-trainer-younger-royals.html#ixzz1P4R1ESxi

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Royal Family Watch a Fly-Past from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (6th R) and her husband Prince Philip (4th R) and members of the royal family watch a fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 11, 2011. (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Louise Windsor, Tim Lawrence, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles. Reuters Pictures

Sister Act! Kate and Pippa Attend Friend's Wedding

Wedding party: Kate chats with guests as they make their way into the church

The man credited with saving Prince William and Kate's romance got a surprise guest at his own wedding today - the Duchess of Cambridge.

Just hours after she proudly watched her husband take part in his first Trooping the Colour, Kate joined guests at the wedding of close friend Sam Waley-Cohen, who married party organiser Bella Balin today.

The jump-jockey was branded the royal matchmaker after apparently helping Kate and Wills rekindle their romance after their brief split in March 2007 - a claim which Mr Waley-Cohen has modestly denied since.

Kate Middleton watches Prince William parade at Trooping the Colour - mirror.co.uk

Kate travelled from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards in a carriage with her stepmother-in-law the Duchess of Cornwall, brother-in-law Prince Harry and his uncle Prince Andrew for the annual ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday.

Prince William travelled separately riding grey charger Wellesley behind the Queen's carriage.

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Kate Middleton watches Prince William parade at Trooping the Colour - mirror.co.uk

Trooping the Colour - The Queen's Official Birthday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace in a open horse drawn carriage on her way to the Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark her official birthday, in London, Saturday, June 11, 2011. AP Photo

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Dazzling Duchess

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended their first official engagement as a married couple.

Husband and wife topped a star-studded guest list on Thursday evening to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) charity.

It was the Duchess' debut public outing as a member of the royal family.

She brought her usual touch of elegance to proceedings in a sparkling £4,000 blush–coloured Jenny Packham gown, which she accessorised with LK Bennett shoes and a clutch bag.  Click link from HelloMagazine.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the ARK charity gala dinner - hellomagazine.com

Kate Wows in a $6,000 Gown at First Gala as a Royal

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at a posh London fundraiser Thursday night in style -- stepping out of a blue Jaguar.

Sure, she had a sweet ride and a handsome husband on her arm, but all eyes were on her sparkling pink gown, a floor-length organza number by British designer Jenny Packham. The $6,000 gown was purchased off the rack, according to the palace.

Photo: Alastair Grant / AP
Prince William and Kate arrive at their first official engagement as a couple.

Click link for full post from The Today Show.

Kate wows in a $6,000 gown at first gala as a royal

Prince Philip Turns 90

Royal Couple Attend Lavish Gala

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The Duke & Duchess Attend Royal Gala for ARK

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William (L) and Catherine, pose as they arrive for a charity gala dinner, their first official royal engagement at Kensington Palace in London on June 9, 2011. The couple are attending a dinner in aid of a childrens charity, ARK (Absolute Return for Kids). Getty Images

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Prince Harry in Winning Form

Photo Caption: Collision course: The young Royal helped the home team edge a 20-19 win

Prince Harry was riding high yesterday when he took up the reins in a charity polo match.

Harry looked at ease in the saddle as he wore violet and white colours in a thrilling game in aid of Centrepoint.

Camilla Attends Opening of Wales Assembly

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 07: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leaves speaks to members of the Welsh Assembly at the Wales Millennium Centre on June 7, 2011. he Queen and her husband were joined by their son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they attended a reception for Assembly Members and met the vocal group 'Only Men Aloud.' Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth Opens the Fourth Session of the National Assembly for Wales

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks inside the Siambr (Chamber) during the opening of the fourth session of the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd, in Cardiff, Wales June 7, 2011. AP Photo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wills and Kate to Take a London Flat at Kensington Palace

William and Kate are set to move into a new royal ‘starter home’ at Kensington Palace later this month.

The couple have chosen to embark upon married life in a modest apartment in the historic residence where William and Harry lived with their late mother. Until now William and Kate have been living in the Clarence House apartment that the prince shares with his younger brother, Prince Harry, when in London.

The new abode that has been found for William and Kate is currently undergoing refurbishment. It has never been lived in by a senior royal in living memory and was most recently used by members of staff.

As second in line to the throne, William will not be expected to pay rent –  the prince is currently on an RAF salary of £37,170 a year. Courtesy Hello Magazine. Click link for full post:

Prince William takes part in rehearsal for 'Trooping the Colour' - hellomagazine.com

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Prince William Salutes His Grandmother (The Queen)

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge leaves Buckingham Palace on horseback on his way to Horseguards Parade to take part in the Colonel's Review in London Saturday June 4, 2011. Every year in the months of May/June there are three Trooping the Color parades, the Colonel's Review is the second rehearsal and takes place on the Saturday one week before the Queen's Birthday Parade. AP Photo

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Queen Arrives to Cheer on Her Horse

Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Epsom Racecourse for the Epsom Derby in southern England, June 4, 2011. Reuters Pictures

Unfortunately, her horse lost.  Click link to read more, see more pictures.


A Day at the Races

Family affair: They made their way to the royal enclosure to show support for the Queen's horse, Carlton House

Wills and Kate Cheer on the Queen's Horse

Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles today as they enjoyed a day at the races, accompanied by royal jester Prince Harry.

The trio were clearly enjoying a chuckle as they made their way into the royal enclosure at today's Investec Derby at Epsom.

Even the Queen managed to keep a smile on her face, in spite of the fact her horse lost its race.

Despite being a favourite to win the Derby in today's race tournament, colt Carlton House - the 5-2 favourite - finished third of the 13 runners.

Click link for more pictures!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Trip to Canada for the Duke & Duchess will Include a Rodeo

The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit the world’s largest – and richest – rodeo during their first foreign tour together.
The couple will be in Calgary, Alberta, from July 7 to 8, the last stop on their nine-day whirlwind tour h Canada which takes in eight major cities: Ottawa (June 30-July2), Montreal (July 2), Quebec (July 3), Charlottetown and Summerside on Prince Edward Island (July 3 and 4) and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories (July 4-6).
During their visit, which is being paid for by the Canadian government, the newly-weds will make an emotional visit to the Canadian airfield where Kate’s late grandfather, Peter Middleton, was based as an RAF pilot during the Second World War. 
They will also make a trip to the country’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island, which features in Kate’s favourite childhood book, Anne of Green Gables.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Queen Knights Sir Jerry Mateparae

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 1: Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General Designate of New Zealand, is Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on June 1, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. Sir Jerry has been appointed as Additional Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and will be sworn in as Governer-General on August 31. Getty Images

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