Duchess Kate Middleton almost never fails to make a lasting impression with her sartorial choices especially when it comes to her favourite fashion designers. This time, the royal wore an emerald floor-length lace gown by the London-based designer Temperley. Unfailingly, she outshined all the other celebrities as she made an appearance at the 2017 Portrait Gala in London on Tuesday. Kate, who has been a patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012, was attending to view the latest exhibitions of Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, and Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask. The royal mother-of-two complemented her emerald green look with a glittering golden clutch worth £195 by Wilbur & Gussie. Keeping with the hues, a green amethyst and diamond Candy earrings by Kiki McDonough added a hint of bling to her glamorous outfit. While Kate's rather luxurious style for the evening appeared to be in contrast with her usually chic yet high-street choices, … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton debuts an emerald green Temperley London gown at 2017 National Portrait gala
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The royals are going global for 2016. Duchess Kate Middleton and husband Prince William will be firing up the royal air transport for their first-time visit to Bhutan in 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed. Along with their first steps in the East Asian Buddhist kingdom, the trip will also coincide with the royal parents' previously announced official tour of India. This first-time visit comes as a request from Her Majesty's Government, according to the palace. After all, would you deny a command by the Queen? We certainly would not. William's father, Prince Charles, was the first British royal to journey to the Himalayan kingdom nearly when he made his visit nearly 18 years ago in 1998. Since then, the only other member of the royal family, Prince Andrew, flew over in 2010. If you thought Prince Harry was left out of the royal travel, do not fret—he has his own jet-setting to do. The palace also confirmed that the 31-year-old philanthropist will be traveling to Nepal for … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and Prince William Schedule First-Time Trip to Bhutan as Prince Harry Plans First Nepal Visit
WPA Pool /Getty Images While it may have been her first state dinner, Duchess Kate Middleton looked every bit the part. The 33-year-old royal joined her husband Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II as the matriarch welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to England at an ornate state dinner Tuesday. This is the first time Middleton has attended a state dinner since marrying into the royal family in 2011. As it was her debut at such a traditionally high-profile affair, guests and fans alike were equally anxious to see what the Duchess of Cambridge would model upon her grand entrance-particularly when it came to the jewels. In addition to her premiere state dinner, it was also a moment for the mother of two to sport a tiara according to royal protocol. This was the brunette beauty's third official time wearing a tiara in public. In addition to her wedding day, the duchess was photographed with the papyrus tiara adorning her head at the annual diplomatic … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton Stuns in Royal Tiara and Gorgeous Diamonds at First State Dinner?See the Pics!
Sometimes we forget about all the fancy royal weddings beyond that of Prince William and Kate Middleton (for good reason), but there are so many incredible weddings that have happened among the princes, princesses, kings and queens all over the world! While we definitely care about their proper titles after marriage and all the decorations and planning that go into these royal weddings, there's one thing that always stands out among the rest, no matter the year or even the decade...the dress! There's no messing around when a princess or queen must pick out her royal wedding gown for the big event, considering millions of eyes are on her. With that being said, here are our top five picks for the best royal wedding dresses of all time: 5. Princess Mabel Wisse of Orange-Nassau: While we might not choose this dress for our own weddings, a great amount of work went into the intricate details of the duchess' gown during her wedding to Prince Friso in 2004. Dutch designers Victor & … [Read more...] about Something Old, Something New: The Best Royal Wedding Dresses of All Time
Rex Usually hunting for your first place is a royal pain in the bum—but not if you're Kate Middleton and Prince William! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided upon making their first place officially at Kensington Palace. But they won't move into the swank digs until mid-2013. The newlyweds, who currently use a smaller property at Kensington Palace as a temporary residence, are set to reside like true royals in a 20-room, four-story apartment last lived in by the late Princess Margaret. But why the royal hold up? CHECK OUT: Happy Six-Month Wedding Aniversary, Will and Kate! It seems Margaret's old pad is currently managed by the Historic Royal Palaces charity and is used for offices, classrooms and storage, as well as a public exhibition. The exhibition, which occupies part of the apartment, will end in September 2012 and the space will then be handed back to the royal household for a serious remodel—as in $1.6 million dollars worth of remodeling according … [Read more...] about This Old Palace: Duchess Kate Middleton & Prince William Decide on a Royal Fixer-Upper
Duchess Kate Middleton is certainly business savvy. The 33-year-old mom of two hit the ground phones running while competing against her husband Prince William to raise the most money during ICAP's Charity Day Wednesday at London's trading floor. As the overall goal of the event, the traders elect to donate their earnings for the day to a particular cause. The lovebirds, who have been married for four years, spiced things up during their public appearance when the British royal suddenly caught his wife getting a little flirty on the phone while speaking to a broker and trying to firm up a business transaction to out-earn her husband. "Catherine, I think you can stop flirting with them now!" Prince William joked in front of the group as Middleton giggled and playfully bantered on the phone, according to a report from Hello!. "Sorry, my wife is just embarrassing me!" he added as an aside to one of the male brokers. READ: Kate Middleton debuts shorter new haircut The heat in the … [Read more...] about Prince William Catches Kate Middleton Flirting on the Phone for Charity: “My Wife Is Just Embarrassing Me!”
Prepare yourself, Prince George! Grandma Carole Middleton has a whole lot of homemade goodies in store for you for Christmas. The 60-year-old mother of Duchess Kate Middleton recently shared her favorite arts and crafts projects for the festive holiday season. It sounds like little George will be getting his hands dirty come December. "Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year," Middleton wrote in the latest issue of the U.K.'s Homemaker. "We're all busy planning festive parties and get-togethers, but taking time to choose and make those all-important festive touches is a must." So, how does Mrs. Middleton put her own personal touch on such a hectic time of year? As a woman who has seen immense financial success as the creator of Party Pieces, a company dedicated to party decor, Middleton is a bonafide pro when it comes to celebrating a special occasion. Fortunately, Middleton graciously offered a list of options fit for any member of the family to enjoy. It looks like Prince … [Read more...] about Prince George’s Grandma Carole Middleton Unveils Her Royal Homemade Plans for Christmas This Year
While it may have been her first state dinner, Duchess Kate Middleton looked every bit the part. The 33-year-old royal joined her husband Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II as the matriarch welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to England at an ornate state dinner Tuesday. This is the first time Middleton has attended a state dinner since marrying into the royal family in 2011. As it was her debut at such a traditionally high-profile affair, guests and fans alike were equally anxious to see what the Duchess of Cambridge would model upon her grand entrance—particularly when it came to the jewels. In addition to her premiere state dinner, it was also a moment for the mother of two to sport a tiara according to royal protocol. PHOTOS: Princess Charlotte's christening This was the brunette beauty's third official time wearing a tiara in public. In addition to her wedding day, the duchess was photographed with the papyrus tiara adorning her head at … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton Stuns in Royal Tiara and Gorgeous Diamonds at First State Dinner—See the Pics!
Press Association via AP Image Prince Harry is taking his birthday to new heights! The royal younger brother of Prince William celebrated his 31st birthday Tuesday surrounded by nearly 40 Spitfire, Hurricane and Blenheim jet planes, just a few of the many used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. In fact, the last time the rare warcraft were seen in the same area in such high numbers was during the war itself, according to The Telegraph. The event launched at the Goodwood Aerodrome in West Essex, the same site where Prince Harry launched his Endeavor Fund in 2014 to provide funding to wounded and ill servicemen and women. Unfortunately, it wasn't all fun and games for the birthday boy. The event, which marks the royal's first royal occasion back in the United Kingdom after a summer of conservation work in Africa, went sour quickly. Prince Harry had planned to take to the clouds for a flypast alongside veterans and wounded servicemen in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of … [Read more...] about Prince Harry Sports a Fuller Beard and Green Flight Suit to Celebrate His 31st Birthday—See the Pics!
Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate Middleton are throwing a few punches in favor of a cause dear to their hearts. The royal trio arrived together to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London to officially launch the Heads Together campaign, which champions against the stigmas surrounding those struggling with mental health. The campaign connects a network of various organizations, including homeless charities and emergency response teams, to work toward improving conversations and resources surrounding those affected and their families. "Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges," the Duke of Cambridge said before the crowd Monday. "Heads Together wants to get people talking. The more we talk about mental health, the more normal the topic becomes, and the … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry Throw Their Best Punches for Mental Health
Press Association via AP Images Prince William is fighting back against royal flack. Fresh off his first official tour of India and Bhutan alongside his wife Duchess Kate Middleton, the 33-year-old is once again busy shutting down claims that he's "work-shy." When the BBC's Nicholas Witchell asked him to respond to allegations that he's a "slightly reluctant royal," William defended himself fiercely. "To be honest, I'm going to get plenty of criticism in my lifetime. It is not something that I completely ignore, but it's not something that I take completely to heart," he admitted. "I'm concentrating very much on my role as a father. I'm a new father and I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously." As a relatively new father to his 2-year-old son Prince George and 11-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte, the prince is feeling the pressures of proper parenting. "I want to bring my children up as good people with the idea of service and duty to others as … [Read more...] about Prince William Fights Claims That He’s a Reluctant Royal, Is Focused on Role as a Father
It was a roast to never forget. As is customary at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama took the podium late Saturday evening to offer his final frank remarks at the annual Washington, D.C. affair. He wasted no time delivering the zingers, poking fun at virtually everyone from his own wife First Lady Michelle Obama to 2-year-old Prince George. He approached the mic to the sound of the "Cups" famous lyric, "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone." "You can't say it, but you know it's true," President Obama joked before the audience of Washington journalists in response to the music. It was the first quip of many to come. Next, he acknowledged the event was his last as president—and perhaps the last one to ever take place depending on the next White House resident. "The end of the republic has never looked better," he said. Obama showed off his Game of Thrones expertise during a joke about locking the Republican congressmen in the room to approve … [Read more...] about President Barack Obama Pokes Fun at Prince George, Kendall Jenner and Donald Trump at White House Correspondents’ Dinner
LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Where in the world is...Duchess Kate Middleton? The British royal arrived for the United Kingdom's Commonwealth Day while channeling the famed computer game character Carmen Sandiego in a wide-brimmed hat and matching coat, swapping in head-to-toe gray instead of the cartoon's signature fire-engine red. In a lace-embossed coat by Erdem and matching hat by John Boyd, the 34-year-old mom of two joined her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry at a service in honor of the unofficial holiday held at Westminster Abbey. The day is meant to pay tribute to the network of 53 former territories of the British empire that currently remain within the Commonwealth of Nations. As the head of the Commonwealth for more than six decades, Queen Elizabeth II was also present at the ceremony with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Royal Commonwealth Society organized the annual service-the largest interfaith gathering in the United Kingdom. … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton Channels Carmen Sandiego for Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey
CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews No holiday fitness slump in sight for Pippa Middleton! The 32-year-old sister of royal Duchess Kate Middleton hit the courts alongside her younger brother James Middleton for a friendly game of tennis while vacationing in celebrity hotspot St. Barts. The famous siblings managed to break from soaking up the sun at Nikki Beach, where the duo enjoyed lunch on Sunday. The stunning brunette looked at home on the court, dressed in a ruby short-sleeved top with white trim, matching white skirt and a white visor. She topped off the entire look with a pair of standard sunnies-to block her brother's glare after her victory, of course. While it remains unknown who actually triumphed in this sibling showdown, Pippa sure looked like she had her eye on the prize. CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews James took a less matchy approach to his tennis ensemble, sporting a crisp white T-shirt, a pair of purple patterned shorts, sneakers, a cap and sunglasses to block out the French … [Read more...] about Pippa Middleton Faces Off With Her Brother James During a Tennis Match in Sunny St. Barts
Thorpe / Splash News Pippa Middleton is setting a match to a former flame. The 32-year-old sister of Duchess Kate Middleton has a new man in her life—and he may look familiar. Three months after her split from her boyfriend of three years, Nico Jackson, the brunette beauty is reviving the relationship she had with financier James Matthews. She dated the hunky entrepreneur in 2012. "Pippa and her ex, Nico Jackson had been on the rocks for over a year, ever since he moved to Switzerland to work for a hedge fund," a source told E! news. "Long-distance love wasn't working." While her personal life may have been shaken by Jackson's move, Middleton's previous beau was out of sight, but not out of mind. "James has always been on the scene," the source added. "He is super charismatic and charming, good looking and always held a torch for Pippa. They have always had insane chemistry, but Pippa was always in a relationship." A month before Middleton called it quits with Jackson, she … [Read more...] about Inside Pippa Middleton’s Rekindled Romance With Terribly Charming Ex-Boyfriend James Matthews