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‘The Duchess Diary:’ One Loves A Royal Round-Up, Doesn’t One?

August 16th, 2013 // Leave a Comment
All the news that's fit for your attention span
Kate Gives Birth!
Kate MIddleton Yellow Emilia Wickstead Coat Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2013
Duchess Catherine gives birth to a healthy baby boy! Read More »

Despite the Duchess of Cambridge being tucked away in Bucklebury, the royal show must go on.

Prince William made an appearance at the Anglesey Show, and it looks like Prince George‘s official portraits will be done in a way that breaks with royal protocol.

Press that play button, and let’s see what’s happening with the House of Windsor this week.  Read More »

Prince William And Kate Middleton Honor The Tusk Trust

August 15th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pick up right where they left off come mid-September, nearly two months after the birth of their son, Prince George.

The Daily Mail confirmed that the royal couple will attend the Tusk Conservation Awards on the 12th as guests of honor.  Prince William is a patron of the Tusk Trust, which is putting on the event to honor those who work to preserve wildlife.  Read More »

Prince William Makes A Big Announcement At Anglesey Show

August 14th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

For his first official engagement following the birth of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge went back Anglesey, Wales, a place he and the Duchess called home for the past few years.

Prince William attended the Anglesey Show, a two-day agricultural fair that attracts over 60,000 people.  The Duke was there to judge cattle, take part in a falconry exercise, and give a speech where he dabbled in a bit of Welsh.

I am so proud to have lived on Anglesey, the Mother of Wales,” William said in the country’s native tongue.  ”I have even learned a little Welsh!

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Kelly Lynch Celebrates Socialite Life’s 10th Anniversary With Our 7 Favorite Kate Middleton Galleries

August 13th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

I’ll always have a soft spot for SOCIALITE LIFE, not only because it was my first real job as a writer, but because it was also the first big platform for my royal coverage.

People often ask why I enjoy covering the Duchess of Cambridge and the House of Windsor.  My answer rarely changes, because I remember how captivated I was by the idea of a future King falling in love with a commoner.  Each time, I’m taken back to November 16th, 2010, when Prince William and Kate Middleton walked into the State Rooms at St. James’s Palace.  Middleton wore the late Princess of Wales’ 18k blue sapphire Garrard engagement ring, selected by William to ensure that his mother didn’t miss out on all “the excitement.”  Read More »

Let’s Get Real, Kate Middleton Is Going To Need A Nanny

August 13th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Whether or not she wants to admit it, the Duchess of Cambridge will need a nanny to help care for Prince George.

Report after report over the past year declared that William and Catherine wanted to go it alone, opting to raise their children without the help of nannies or baby nurses.

The simple fact is that this is an impossible task for someone like Catherine, who has a full-time job fulfilling royal engagements and working with select charities.  There is no conceivable way for the working mom to raise George without hired help.

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Dutch Prince Friso Dies 18 Months After Skiing Accident

August 12th, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Commoners & Royalty
An American because an Archduchess. Read More »

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, younger brother of Dutch King Willem-Alexander, died today after a skiing accident in February 2012 left him comatose.

The prince was buried under an avalanche while skiing off-trail in Lech, Austria, according to ABC News.  He was under snow for 20 minutes before rescuers were able to pull him out.

The royal house confirmed the news today, saying that Friso never regained more than “minimal consciousness” after the accident.  Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the news “still comes as a shock,” despite Friso’s vegetative state.

Prince Friso was only 44 years old, and until the ski accident, in the prime of his life,” Rutte said.

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Pippa Middleton Vanity Fair: Tries To Make Us Understand Cricket And Fails But Looks Amazing

August 6th, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton briefly dated cricket player Alex Loudon, and she thinks that makes her qualified to explain the game to the American public. She appears in her second column for Vanity Fair magazine, where she ends up spending most of the column [or at least, what’s been released] rhapsodizing over the ‘sultry’ allure of the uniforms and the ‘Englishness’ of the sport. So basically, none of the highlights are actually focused on explaining the sport itself.

Check out the photos on Celebrity Dirty Laundry »

Prince Harry Looks Fine In His Military Best, Isn’t Rushing To Have Kids Thanks To Prince George

August 2nd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Harry's Christening
Held at St. George's Chapel in 1984. Watch »

There is nothing quite as lovely as a man in uniform, especially when that man is Prince Harry.

The red-headed royal was spotted earlier today doing his military duties at the opening of the Royal Marines Tamar in Devonport, England. Now I’d like to think that he’s sporting a baby blue beret in honor of his nephew Prince George, although there’s probably some more formal reason.

Harry was all smiles as he oversaw the opening of the facility. I appreciate that he’s been out and about and talking about his nephew. Read More »