Dec 30, 2012
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Kate Middleton And Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Kate Middleton Pregnant

Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has been making the headlines for a variety of reasons. The Duchess of Cambridge might be carrying the future heir to the British throne, but her hospitalization with a form of extreme morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum has put the pregnancy in the news for less positive reasons.

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition which affects many women, but until now has been one that has been kept under the spotlight. Hypermesis gravidarum is more than just morning sickness; in fact the extreme cases of the condition can be more dangerous than your general pregnancy induced nausea.

Hyperemesis graviadarum is an extreme manifestation of the more common morning sickness, but the key word here is “extreme.” Women suffering from the condition end up vomiting so much that they lose a lot of weight and can even bring up blood and bile. To top it off there is also a serious risk of deadly dehydration.

While many women with standard morning sickness can cope fine without any need for medical help, hyperemesis gravidarum isn’t a normal part of pregnancy and can endanger the mother’s life if left unattended.

This extreme case of morning sickness is debilitating and can really affect a woman’s life. They’re unable to work or take part in daily activities. For a royal like Kate, she’s fortunate to have all the best care on standby, but for average women the condition could even cause them to lose their jobs and need round the clock care.

At the moment, hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition that hasn’t been taken seriously by the medical profession. One thing we can hope that Kate’s contact with the condition is it’ll help to raise awareness so there is extended help for women suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum.

Dec 17, 2012
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Kate Middleton Baby Rushes Parliament to Change Succession Law

New laws hurried through Parliament to assure royal baby’s succession

Talks have been going on for a while to change the draconian law that only allows males to succeed to the British throne. However, since Kate Middleton’s pregnancy news, British MPs are undertaking an urgent meeting to finalize the change to the 660-year-old law. On Monday, ministers are going to prioritize this law change with an unusual urgency that we only ever see when anti-terrorism laws a passed.

This new law will allow female firstborns to succeed over younger male siblings as heir to the throne, but not only that, the new law will eliminate the ban of between Roman Catholics and members of the royal family. When the motion for the new law was passed, the British government made an agreement with Commonwealth countries assuring that there was no need to rush the law change.

Kate’s sudden pregnancy has caused the government to sit up straight and rush through the new legislation before Christmas.

“This Bill will bring to an end centuries of discrimination against women so that the firstborn is next in line to the throne, regardless of whether they’re a boy or a girl,” said Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. 

Once the Bill has been passed, the baby will become the third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge. But before the law is finalized, the other Commonwealth countries must also change their rules regarding the line of succession. The urgency of this law change boils down to a possible constitutional crisis if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a baby girl before the law change. Fortunately, the news of the pregnancy came after the first steps were being made, after October 2011 when David Cameron announced that the 16 Commonwealth countries agreed to pass the new law.

“Put simply,” said David Cameron, “if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen.”

Dec 6, 2012
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Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital

Kate Middleton leaves the hospital with husband Prince William
she was admitted with acute morning sickness – hyperemesis gravidarum earlier in the week.

Dec 5, 2012
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Did Kate Middleton Get Pressured Into Turning To IVF?

Kate’s royal pregnancy is certainly unconventional at this stage, with the Duchess of Cambridge having been rushed to hospital with acute morning sickness. It’s not protocol for St. James’s Palace to announce a royal pregnancy before the three-month mark, but considering Kate’s medical condition, the royals felt it necessary to make the news public.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s condition hyperemesis gravidarum is especially common in women with high levels of the pregnancy hormone hCG. The levels of hCG increase for women who are pregnant with twins or multiple children, which does point towards Kate Middleton having twins. However, rumors have been circulating that Kate Middleton has been under a lot of pressure to produce an heir, meaning the Duchess of Cambridge could well have turned to IVF, in vitro fertilization, to speed things up. Women who undergo IVF commonly have twins or more, which would add things up.

Ever since their marriage in 2011, everyone has been waiting anxiously for baby news, but it’s not just from the adoring public, apparently the Queen has been putting Will and Kate under a great deal of pressure to procreate. The Queen has even promised her grandson William that she’d make him next in line to the throne bypassing Prince Charles if he could produce a royal heir. So it’s easy to see why the Cambridges sought a little help from mother science herself.

“The traditional royal was has always been to produce an heir and a spare as soon as possible after the wedding,” said an article in the Globe, “But it just hasn’t happened for them after more than 18 months of marriage. They spent a lot of quality time together and believe me, they’ve been trying! Maybe the stress of her royal engagements at home and overseas has hampered her efforts to get pregnant. Late became increasingly worried that she isn’t yet pregnant- and after consulting with doctors, she decided to undergo IVF treatment. Kate wants her baby quickly and she doesn’t mind if it’s a boy or a girl. But of course, if she has in vitro fertilization there’s a good chance the royal couple could produce twins!”

Kate’s pregnancy conditions are hardly what we’d consider normal, and with all the stress around it it’s understandable why the Duchess of Cambridge has resorted to IVF after only being married for 18 months. Right now there is no evidence to prove she underwent IVF treatment, but if she is pregnant with twins, it’ll look that way.

Dec 5, 2012
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Kate Middleton Pregnant With Twins Via IVF

The whole world jumped for excitement when the news sprung loose that The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. Kate Middleton hasn’t passed the three-month mark, the traditional time for pregnancy announcements to be made, but when she was rushed to hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, severe morning sickness, St. James’s Palace let the baby out of the bag.

However, it looks like this might not be just your ordinary pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarium is a condition that induces acute morning sickness and weight loss, which means that Kate isn’t going to bloat up any time during her pregnancy. The condition is commonly found in women who are expecting twins, due to the higher levels of hCG, the pregnancy hormone which increases in proportion to the number of babies being present. Another possibility for excessive hCG levels could point to a molar pregnancy, where a benign tumor is growing in place of a fetus, but this is something the royal doctors would have picked up on before allowing the palace announcement.

There have been a lot of rumors circulating about Kate’s pregnancy to date, including one from last month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were so desperate to conceive that they turned to IVF, in vitro fertilization. Under normal circumstances, this gossip would just be swept under the royal rug, however women who use IVF have a higher chance of giving birth to twins, triplets or more. If Kate is pregnant with twins, it wouldn’t be out of the question that the royals turned to science to produce the next heir.

In the case Kate is pregnant with twins, this might make things a little tricky for the line of succession. With the new law put in place by Prime Minister David Cameron to allow girls to inherit, the baby’s sex won’t affect the succession. The first child to be born just seconds before will become the future heir to the British throne. The question is will the younger twin always resent the “older” one for being just seconds ahead or will they be happy to step out of the limelight for a more relaxed existence? Maybe this might be the beginning of some intense royal rivalry, but maybe their uncle, Prince Harry can step in and show them that they’ll have more room to party and have fun outside the scope of royal duty.

Dec 3, 2012
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Kate Middleton Finally Pregnant

Will and Kate expecting!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for since they got married over a year ago: Kate Middleton is pregnant!

St. James’s Palace has just announced that the rumors are proving true, that finally that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting. After continuous pressure and excessive rumors on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, the news has finally been announced to the delight of the royal family, the Middletons and fans of the happy couple.

A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has announced that Kate Middleton was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital with acute morning sickness and is expected to stay for several days.

Prince William and Kate Middleton married back in April 2011 and have been very public lately about wanting to start a family. William told a journalist in an interview on his tour in South East Asia that he’d like to have two children. Recently, the Duke of Cambridge has been making moves to quit his job with the Royal Air Force to relocate back to London where he can focus on his royal duties.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s last public appearance was on Friday when she visited St. Andrews, her old school in Pangbourne, Berkshire.

Thanks to a new constitution brought in by British Prime Minister David Cameron, the baby will be the heir to the throne regardless of their gender, and at the moment will be third in the line behind Prince Charles and Prince William.

Dec 2, 2012
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Duke and Duchess are Given First Baby Present on Their Tour of Cambridge

After their fairytale wedding back in 2011, Will and Kate were bestowed the title of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however until this week, the young royals haven’t had the chance to visit their namesake city.

The streets around the Guildhall were lined with royal well wishers who were anxious to catch a glimpse of the royal couple on their first official engagement in Cambridge.

At the moment, a question that’s on everyone’s lips is: when are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planning to have a family? It seems that even on their Cambridge tour, Will and Kate can’t escape the baby watch, especially with one of the gifts given to Prince William.

The Duke of Cambridge received his very first baby themed present: a home-made roper suit. The gift came from a young mother who had made the baby grow in honor of the royals’ visit and in anticipation for their first child. We know that William really wants to be a family man ever since he disclosed in an interview that he would like at least two children.

The romper suit came with “Daddy’s little co-pilot” emblazed on it, right next to the picture of the helicopter. Prince William is working as a rescue pilot in the RAF, so the gift came with that special personal touch from young, 27-year-old mother Samantha Hill.

“I made it for when his little one comes along,” she said, “He’s a helicopter pilot so his baby will think his daddy is cool. When I gave it to him he said ‘I’ll keep that’ and handed it to his aide.”

Kate Middleton got some broody baby encouragement, when she met 35-year-old mother, Tessa Davies, who gave her son the middle name William in honor of the Duke of Cambridge.

So, will all the baby-themed gestures inspire our happy couple? We’ll have to wait and see.

Nov 30, 2012
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Royal Move With Family Planning Motive?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be employing extra staff in their London home of Kensington Palace, so does this mean that the royal couple are planning to have a family in the near future?

Ever since their fairytale wedding over a year ago, royal watchers have been keeping an eye out in anticipation for news of a little prince or princess. However, with all the activity in London with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, things have been quiet for Will and Kate. Now that they’re expanding their London staff, it looks like things are going ahead in the couple’s family life.

At the moment, the couple are residing in Anglesey in Wales where William is on RAF duty, so does the relocation to London indicate that William will be leaving his air force duties for more familial ones.

It’s been confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple that they will be moving back to London in January. However, Prince William’s departure from the Royal Air Force is still in question.

“I’m still trying to decide,” said the prince, “It’s a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force and I’d love to continue it. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off, or balancing the two of them, has proven quite difficult.”

However it looks like the Duke of Cambridge does rate children high on his list of importance, “More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. So that’s the key thing really,” said William.

I guess royal baby watchers might be in for some good news soon enough!

Nov 30, 2012
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Is Kate Middleton ruining Pippa’s life?

Pippa Middleton has put her career on standby in light of her sister Kate’s nude photos. With a book tour planned of the states with TV interviews scheduled with Oprah, Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres, Pippa had to suspend plans to give her sister a bit of much needed privacy.

“Because the Royals feared Pippa would be questioned about Kate’s nude photo scandal, putting the whole mess back in the spotlight,” said one source, “Worse, Pippa was told to keep her mouth shut when The Queen’s cohorts leaked phony stories to the press, spreading the the scurrilous lie that Pippa herself had chosen to cancel her tour to keep the scandal from re-emerging.”

Whether the allegations are true, remain to be seen, but if Pippa were to cash in on the publicity her sister generated on her nude photos, Pippa Middleton could easily be branded the next Sarah Ferguson.

However, either way, it looks like relations might have been strained between the sisters, with sources claiming Kate was pressured into sabotaging her sister’s career.

“Palace officials stood firm and demanded that Kate personally break the devastating news,” said the source, “Extremely upset, she tried to persuade Prince William to intervene before her meeting with Pippa, but Hubby refused, saying it was an official matter that needed to be handled by her. Stressed and nervous, Kate did her awful duty – and Pippa broke down in tears! She begged Kate to plead for her again, and was shocked when told it was no use. Their meeting ended with a forced sisterly hug, but Kate confessed to pals she fears their relationship will never be the same again.”

Pippa and Kate have had their falling outs and difficulties ever since Kate entered royal life, but can the two sisters regain their relationship? That can only remain to be seen.

Nov 25, 2012
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Prince William Next in Line for King

Prince Philip wants Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the next King and Queen

 Prince Charles might be next in line for the throne, but it looks like the line of succession is about to get shaken up and this time from inside Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s husband Prince Philip is urging the Queen to skip their son and pass the crown directly onto their grandson.

According to sources, Prince Philip is desperate to avoid Charles’s wife Camilla Parker-Bowles from becoming queen. Apparently the straw that broke the camel’s back where the Duke of Edinburgh is concerned came from a drunken phone call Camilla made to Kate after the publication of her topless photos.

Rumors going round Buckingham Palace are that Prince Philip is pushing his wife to put the popular Prince William and “Princess” Kate onto the throne in preference over Charles and Camilla. This is a controversial decision, but perhaps one that has a rational base, considering the popularity Will and Kate hold with the general public.

“Charles must divorce Camilla,” said Prince Philip according to a royal source, “William and Catherine must succeed you or I fear the monarchy will fall apart.”

This isn’t the first time poor unpopular Prince Charles has been told to step aside. Around the time of the royal wedding the public were already trying to encourage the old prince to let his son and new wife take the lead in the royal family.

Nov 25, 2012
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The Middletons climb the social ladder

Ever since their daughter Kate married into the royal family, the Middletons have been keen to move on up social ladder to keep up with the new in laws. Back in Balmoral in 2010, just before Kate’s engagement to Will, Carole and Michael Middleton were invited to Scotland one summer, which was pretty much a sign of their daughter’s imminent engagement. Since their trip to the Balmoral Estate, the Middleton’s have become keen field sport enthusiasts and left their vacation with some royal tastes.

Only a couple of years later, the Middletons have been initiated into the upper class world of hunting, shooting and fishing after they hosted their very first shooting party in the brand-new £4.85 million Berkshire mansion. To give the couple a marked rung up the ladder, the event included Prince Andrew on the guest list.

Friends of the Middletons, Willie and Marina Hartley Russell live on the neighboring, historic Bucklebury Estate, where Carole and Michael organized a top-notch pheasant shoot. A shoot of this range would cost 1000 pounds a day per person, and a private party would set them back 10,000. It looks like the Middletons have come a long way since their poor Durham miner ancestors. 

Carole herself didn’t have a life of luxury in her youth, since she grew up in a council flat in London, but eventually the Middletons made their millions from the their company Party Pieces. Now they’re living in their country mansion hosting shooting parties with royals, the Middletons have come a long way from their humble roots.

Nov 25, 2012
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Kate Middleton Keeps up Appearance

Keeping up appearances – Kate good for Will’s style

 

Will and Kate are certainly a photogenic couple, and that does more help than harm to their popularity, especially since the hip royals are seen by the public as being up-to-date and modern, rather than the stuffy image some of their family members might convey. However, some people don’t think that William can take all the credit for his royal style.

 

“I think it is Kate’s influence,” says British fashion expert Hilary Alexander, “Since the wedding she has obviously had some influence on William’s wardrobe – guiding him to slightly more modern, contemporary look, rather than perhaps relying on what his father wears.”

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge represent the next generation of royals, and we can really see the difference. Since their marriage back in 2011, the Prince has completely changed his wardrobe, getting rid of the more dated styles you’d likely see on his father in exchange for something a little trendier. William might be quiet about his designers, but we know he’s been paying a few visits to some top, young Savile Row tailors.

 

Even though in his thirties, it looks like William is more modern and with the times than his younger self, choosing to a Richard James suit, whose designs are favored by celebs such as Usher and Daniel Craig.  It looks like Kate has certainly got the prince some new clothes!

 

Nov 23, 2012
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Return to Alma Mater for Gala Dinner

The University of St. Andrews is where the romance all began between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Many years later the couple are still going strong, and will return their high profile image to the historic university where they first met.

The Royal couple will attend an anniversary gala for the university in November, which will be held in London. There will be 250 guests, including their old Principal.

The gala is being held to raise funds for the 600th Anniversary Scholarship Fund, a grant given to disadvantaged students looking to study at St. Andrews University.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are enthusiastic to support the future generations who want to attend their alma mater, and will hopefully pull a high profile to the event. The university means a lot to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have been active in their alumni scene. Back in 2011, just before their huge wedding, the couple attended the reception where the scholarship was launched and was the couple’s second official engagement.

“It’s knowing that so many of Scotland’s finest brains and great achievers gained – and continue to gain – inspiration from this place makes me so proud to be the Patron of our University’s 600th Anniversary Appeal,” said Prince William at the event.

Prince William has been public about his love of the university many times, “I have been able to lead as ‘normal’ a student life as I could have hoped for and I’m very grateful to everyone, particularly the locals,” he said in his graduation speech.

Nov 23, 2012
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Kate’s paparazzi photographer identified

Kate Middleton conveys the image of perfect royal decorum, which when you’ve married into a family with Prince Harry and Prince Philip is something your in laws need to boost their public image. However, Kate’s perfect record broke thanks to some leaked nude photos, but when it’s an invasion of privacy rather than a public display of indecency then things take on a different tone.

The nude photos of Kate Middleton, while she and Prince William were on holiday at Chateau d’Autet in France, were snapped and published in a European tabloid and inevitably went viral. The Royal Family condemned the photographer’s actions, stating it a “grotesque” invasion of privacy.

The identity of the celebrity photographer who took around 200 intimate photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been discovered. French officials are set to arrest the paparazzi photographer.

“A name has been offered,” said one source, “The photographer is expected to be held for questioning imminently.”

The sentence for the photographer is unlikely to be light, with Prince William pushing for the accused for jail time.

“William and Kate are determined to bring the person who took those photos to justice and they’re pushing hard for a custodial sentence. They want to make an example of this person,” says royal source.

The topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge were published in a French magazine Closer earlier in the fall. These pictures went viral instantly, causing anger among the royals. The police investigation into Closer revealed that the magazine hired a freelance photographer to follow the couple. The situation is, however, complicated by French law, where photographers are protected as journalistic sources, so Closer isn’t obliged to divulge the information.

If the photographer is charged and convicted, the penalty may be jail time for up to a year or a fine of over $57,000. To date, the identity of the photographer is unknown to the public.

Nov 3, 2012
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Royal Couple Ecstatic over Baby News

Are they having a baby or not? This is the question on everyone’s lips about the much loved Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The royal couple are keeping hush hush about their own pregnancy plans, but it looks like they are going to be holding a baby shower some point in the future for one of their members of staff.

Emma Probert, the long-time protection officer and friend to Kate is finally having a baby of her own. Probert has been with Kate for a long-time, and has literally been at the Duchess’ side from official engagements even to her morning runs through St. James’s Park. Emma’s partner, Colin, is also a member of the current royal security team, and the couples have apparently grown close a while back.

Once Emma has to go on maternity leave, it’s a sure thing that Kate is going to miss her friend both professionally and personally. Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister, has also announced that she’s moving to New York, leaving Kate Middleton alone with her husband in her royal life.

Hopefully, the royal couple will soon follow suit with their own baby joy in the near future. Now that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have some peace and quiet in their lives, they now have the perfect opportunity to start a family.

Nov 3, 2012
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Kate Gets Baby Blues After Her Body Guard Falls Pregnant

It must be hard for Kate in the best of times, with the whole world’s attention geared towards her uterus asking the constant question “When will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge produce an heir?” To make matters worse, Kate’s personal security guard, Emma Probert, is soon to leave the Duchess’ service on maternity leave.

Kate might have joked that Emma Probert “had beaten her to it,” but it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from a little bit of the baby envy herself, even though she is undoubtedly happy for her good friend.

A source had told Grazia magazine that: “Catherine was so happy for Emma. She told her she’d be the best mum and joked that she had ‘beaten her to it’”!” However, while there is no doubt Kate is over the moon for Emma, amidst the topless photo scandal, losing her close friend and confidante Emma as well as the continuous pressure for a baby, it’s understandable that the Duchess will feel a twinge of disappointment for the news.

“I think Catherine was upset that she will be losing one of her closest friends just when she is needing her the most. Obviously there’s meant to be a discrete distance between the Royals and their security, but they’re humans, not machines,” added the source on Kate’s closeness with Probert, “Emma’s become a really close confidante to Catherine gets on really well with her partner Colin, too.”

With the whole world waiting impatiently for any royal baby news, having one of her security guard making the news with her pregnancy, the pressure is on for Kate. Prince William has said in a TV interview earlier in the year that starting a family is definitely on his list of priorities. 

Whether pregnant or not, Kate always has some pregnancy story in the bag, even on their trip to the Far East, with the Duchess opting for water instead of wine, combined with William’s announcement of wanting two children, it’s unsurprising that it’s sparked off another pregnancy story. To be honest, if we were in Kate’s shoes, we would probably feel the same way about Emma’s pregnancy as well.

Nov 3, 2012
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Pregnancy Faux-Pas? No sign of Kate’s Baby Bump

The rumors have been there ever since she married Prince William, but after all the recent waves of pregnancy stories it looks like Kate isn’t pregnant yet. On October 9th, the Duchess of Cambridge met with the England football team in the company of her husband, but there is no sign of a baby bump.

Kate looked beautiful as usual, with a grey, knee-length coat that clinched in at the waist with a thick belt, emphasizing the Duchess’ tiny waistline. The Duchess of Cambridge is as svelte as ever and as it stands there is no sign of a pregnancy bump.

However, the royal couple have just got back from the Diamond Jubilee tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific, so they’ve hardly had time together, not to mention all the scandal surrounding the topless pics. If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to try for a baby, now is going to be the ideal time.

The royal couple made an appearance at “the opening of the Football Association’s National Football Centre at St. George’s Park in Burton Upon Trent,” where they enjoyed a tour of the facilities and watched the England team practice.

The couple had a great time with the team and enjoyed their visit to Burton Upon Trent, however, we can say there is definitely no sign of a baby so far. But no matter how thin Kate is, the pregnancy rumors are not going to stop. Many have hedged their bets for a baby in 2013, even though Kate isn’t pregnant yet.

Nov 3, 2012
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Will and Kate’s first UK Public Appearance Since the Topless Scandal

They’re back in the UK since their tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific, but the royal couple have been lying low since the release of Kate Middleton’s topless photos in a French tabloid. Kate has always been the perfect model of respectability in the royal family, being the rock for recent royal scandals, most notably the naked photos were released on the internet of Prince Harry’s recent Las Vegas revelries. Unfortunately, poor Kate has her own royal scandal, after the paparazzi caught the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless. Ever since, the future Queen has been keeping a low profile, but now she’s back in the UK, the royal couple are venturing out once again.

The couple made their first public appearance in the UK since the publication of the “disgraceful” photos, at Middle Temple in Central London, one of the historic Inns of Court, for an event hosted in honor of the royals, where they met trainee lawyers who have benefited from a royal funded scholarship. The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, who is an honorary barrister and a member of the institution’s governing body, appeared at the event alongside his wife Kate Middleton.

It looks like Kate is finally overcome her shock of the photos and is ready to step back in public alongside her husband, and we’re delighted to have her back!

Nov 3, 2012
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Is Kate Middleton ready to start a family?

With the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games and their tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific, the royal couple finally have time to turn to their own family planning. The agenda on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s schedule is more relaxed giving the couple time to plan for the much awaited baby.

Kate Middleton has been on the royal baby watch radar ever since she’s walked down the aisle, and the whole world is waiting in anticipation for signs of a baby bump. However, Kate remains as svelte as ever and after flaunting her washboard stomach at the Olympics she definitely isn’t showing signs of a pregnancy yet.

The world might be getting impatient, but the couple have been dropping hints that they have plans to start a family in the near future – both expressing their excitement for a baby. Prince William has told the world he wants not one, but two children. So now that the couple have time to relax a bit from their royal duties, they can focus on their own immediate family.

Some rumors have been going around that the couple have been trying ever since the summer tour or even as soon as after the Olympics. Some royal experts have predicted that an official announcement is due to arrive in the New Year from Buckingham palace.

After the scandal of her naked photos, it looks like Kate is going to be lying low from the public eye for a while, but one thing that’s for sure is that when she will come out again – all eyes will be on her tummy.

Nov 3, 2012
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Kate Middleton Pregnant

The pregnancy claims from the Star magazine in Kate Middleton’s royal pregnancy have already raised a lot of eyebrows – especially since their “source” said Kate Middleton is pregnant and conceived the child during a passionate night in Wales after the Olympic Games – a little intimate for your average friend or family member to know in detail, don’t you think?

Now Star Magazine are back, and this time Kate is pregnant with twins. This time the tabloid magazine have photos to prove it… or do they? The photograph showing a bigger and pregnant Kate matches another photograph of Kate looking svelte as usual, and since we seldom see Kate out in the same dress there is only one explanation – photoshop. There is also more evidence of photo doctoring, and on closer inspection it looks like the Duchess’s waistline has been widened artificially. Not only this, but the original photograph has been flipped, so her wedding ring is on the right hand, which has disappeared on the cover for Star magazine.

The photograph in question was taken during a reception in Singapore for their Diamond Jubilee tour in South East Asia. Ever since Kate has declined wine in favor of water, twice, the rumours have gone out of control.

Since the Star have already claimed Kate’s conception occurred just after the Olympic Games it would be highly unlikely the Duchess of Cambridge would sport such a large baby bump in the early stages of pregnancy.

Oct 14, 2012
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Pregnancy Rumours Kate Middleton

If she passes on a glass of wine or even if she deigns to put her hands on her tummy – she must be pregnant. All eyes are on Kate Middleton for the royal baby watch and we’ve lost count of all the pregnancy rumours that have hit the newsstands ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot in Westminster Abbey.

Now it looks like the tabloids are at it again, except Kate isn’t pregnant with just one baby – this time it’s twins!

Sources have recently told Star magazine that Kate has recently visited a gynaecologist (they called it a “baby doctor” – but is that really a thing?), who says the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting twins.

“Kate visited her Harley Street baby doctor in late August… She’d already had an hCG test done, and her hormone level indicated twins!” says source.

This isn’t the first time the Star magazine has hopped on the royal baby rumour mill, since they published and article a couple of months back citing a passionate night in Wales has apparently left Kate Middleton pregnant.

William has been interviewed recently and was asked about how many children he would like, “I’m thinking about two,” said the Prince. Be careful for what you wish for, William!

Kate’s relatives have commented on the rumours, “If the duchess if the first in the family with twins, it’ll be wonderful.”

The validity of the Star has come under question after a picture of Kate Middleton’s “baby bump” was allegedly photoshopped, so perhaps the twin rumours are just that – rumours.

Oct 14, 2012
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Kate Middleton Photo Scandal to cause Royal Divorce?

It must be hard to be a member of the royal family and most especially if you weren’t born into it yourself. Forget any sense of privacy if you’re in one of the world’s most scrutinised families, and Kate Middleton is certainly learning that the hard way.

After her photo scandal of the nude the nude pictures taken of her in Provence, which not only show the Duchess of Cambridge topless, but some have even caught our dear Catherine with her pants down – quite literally.

Kate has managed to keep herself away from public scandal to an extent it’s made other royals look bad, like Prince Harry or her own sister Pippa, but Kate vows it’s going to be her last.

An insider from the palace recently told OK! Magazine, “She won’t stop beating herself up. Will has told her it’s not her fault. She thinks she can never let her guard down again. She has vowed this will be her last scandal. Kate is mortified. Since she and William met, she’s constantly been on guard against embarrassment,” continues insider, “When they use to go away with William’s friends, Kate would lecture everyone on what not to do in case there were photographers.”

Kate reacted perfectly while on tour, until the scandal revealed the bottomless pics as well as the topless ones. We can only imagine that the Duchess must have been on the phone to her sister and mum questioning whether the whole marriage was worth it. Does she love William enough to endure all this invasion of privacy and public scrutiny?

The Duchess may have relaxed during the Olympics, but after the latest photo scandal it looks like Kate is going to take her royal role even more seriously. Some tabloids question whether Kate can endure the royal marriage, but after ten years of dating William with the nickname “Waity Katies” she’s probably built up quite a thick skin. Kate is not going to give up being a princess and most importantly, she won’t give up on her prince, that’s for sure.

Oct 14, 2012
Lia

Queen Elizabeth II in Shock at Proposed Baby Name

You’d think a royal pregnancy, even if it’s still hypothetical at this point, would cause joy for the House of Windsor, but it looks like the proposed baby name has set the Queen’s teeth on edge.

According to many tabloid stories, including the scandalous Star magazine report, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have picked out their baby names and it looks like it’s the girl’s name that’s causing all the problems.

If Will and Kate have a baby girl they would name her after William’s late mother – Princess Diana. It’s no secret that the Queen and Princess Diana didn’t have the closest of relationships; Star magazine said that the name “may shock the Queen.”

According to the report in Star magazine, Kate is not only pregnant but their source even knows where the conception took place. That has to be one really close source!

 “A woman can always tell when the earliest signs appear, and it’s believed that a passionate night together at their rented country house on an estate in Wales, just after the end of the London Olympics, did the trick,” says the source.

We smell a rat with the report from the story in the Star, and even with the history between Diana and the Queen holding many uncomfortable memories, even with the proposed name it seems unlikely the Queen would hold a grudge against Kate – they get on so well!

There might be a lot of hearsay going around but the only ones who really know what’s going on in Buckingham Palace are those within the House of Windsor themselves.

Oct 14, 2012
Lia

Royal Family Planning after the Jubilee Tour?

Can we expect to hear the patter of tiny royal feet in 2013? After a chaotic year for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games in London, it’s hardly surprising that that couple haven’t had the time yet to plan for a family, however now that their tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific is over it could well be a possibility now that the couple finally have the time to settle down and focus on family.

The royal couple have publically revealed during their tour that they would like to have two children, and that they are thinking of having their first child as soon as next year. While we’ve all be waiting in anticipation for any baby news from Will and Kate in 2012, realistically this just wasn’t going to happen. However, with the tour under their belt and a free agenda for the next coming months, it looks like 2013 is the year it could all very well happen.

Kate Middleton caused tongues to wag when she refused a glass of wine for a toast during a state dinner in South East Asia, however with all of the faux pas of baby news it’s too soon to get excited, however when Prince William disclosed during an interview that he would like to have two children. On the topic of kids in an earlier interview this year, he said: “I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I are looking forward to a family in the future.”

So perhaps 2013 will be the year that royalty gets its newest member – and most certainly the year for royal baby watchers to pay attention.

Oct 2, 2012
Lia

Trouble in Paradise – Royal Couple Fight over Prince Harry

They’ve been inseparable of late – Prince William, Kate and younger brother Harry but since Harry got up to some naughty business in Las Vegas that resulted in a naked photo scandal, it seems ties have been frozen.

Prince William may be giving his brother the silent treatment, sources from the palace state that “Duchess Catherine has vowed to support her brother-in-law Prince Harry through his naked photo scandal.”

On the surface you’d think it wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but dig a little deeper and Kate’s compassion conflicts with her husband’s opinion of his brother.

“William called Harry straight away and gave him a bit of telling off. But Kate pointed out he had already been through the ringer and deserved their sympathy,” says insider, “She’s promised to support him as much as possible and offered to help him come up with a recovery plan to get his public image back on track.”

It’s easy to see where the royal pair differ though. William is rather conservative and sees his little brother’s indiscretions are being unacceptable. It’s not only scandalous but also irresponsible from the point of view of the security risk it imposed. Harry is also third in line to the throne at the moment, which makes his behavior shocking and not to mention it gives an excuse for people to call the end of the monarchy.

Kate on the other hand can relate to Harry, firstly because she really likes him and finds he adds a little fun to all the royal formalities. The two are often caught harmlessly flirting and joking around.  Kate’s common roots have often been a sore spot, since the Queen recently issued a royal curtsy decree that says that whenever unaccompanied by her husband, Kate must curtsy to the other royals. Harry’s scandal makes Kate feel just a little less common. The final thing is that Kate’s own sister Pippa was also in the news for her Paris weekend scandal in which she was caught by the paparazzi in a drunken joyride while her partner wielded a gun. Also her “kinky” costume parties kept making the news. Now that Harry has one up on Pippa, it takes the attention off her party loving sister.

Oct 2, 2012
Lia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Take on the Jungle

The royal tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific is expected to be a formal affair – with many ceremonies and formal dinners and of course, lots of handshakes.

But it looks like Will and Kate will include some more extreme activities into their itinerary with a trip to the rainforest jungle in Borneo. They can expect a dizzying treetop stroll that comes complete with poisonous snakes and spiders.

As part of the jubilee celebrations, the couple will head off to the island of Borneo as part of their tour where they’ll be meeting orang-utans, poisonous frogs and spiders, and not to mention snakes. They’ll also cross a 100ft treetop rope bridge and will need to wear special socks to keep the leeches out – hardly the glitz and glamour of the usual royal trip.

“The Duke and Duchess are going to Danum Valley where they will be experiencing the jungle,” says spokeswoman from the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, “To my knowledge Kate and Wills will be the first Royals to visit Danum Valley.”

The couple are very interested in conservation and Sabah houses some of the last standing rainforests in the region.  It’s a dangerous endeavour, since there is a range of animals that could kill the royal pair, including flying tree snakes.

With tropical downpours being the norm, it the couple can expect to get drenched on a daily basis, but the discomforts are balanced out with the stunning natural beauty of the place and the friendly locals.

William’s military background will certainly help the Prince adapt; however for Kate it may be more of a challenge.

Oct 2, 2012
Lia

Kate Middleton to Make First Official Speech

 

The Duchess of Cambridge, known to many by her maiden name Kate Middleton, is set to make her very first speech in Kuala Lumpur.

As part of their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be acting as ambassadors to the Queen on a jubilee tour round South East Asia and the South Pacific.

Kate Middleton has plans to address patients and staff members at a Malaysian hospice, according to an announcement made by St. James’s Palace.

The royal tour round Asia and the Pacific has left the royals with a fully packed schedule, which will involve sporting activities, dressing up in traditional costumes and will even travel by canoe during one part of their trips.

In Singapore, the couple’s first engagement will be an orchid naming ceremony where flowers will be named in the royal couple’s honor. Also, the pair will see an orchid named after Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana.

The tour will represent the Queen and the private secretary to the Duke and Duchess, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said, “The Duke and Duchess will use the tour to pay tribute – through what they do and say and who they meet – to the Queen’s lifetime and dedication to the mix of people and cultures that make up all of Her Majesty’s realms and the Commonwealth. The tour will comprise of formal and informal moments which reflect these aims and Duke and Duchess’ characters and interests.”

The intensive trip will take Will and Kate to Singapore, then to Malaysia and then the Solomon Islands with a final stop in Tuvalu.

Oct 2, 2012
Lia

Kate Middleton Continues Princess Diana’s Legacy

Princess Diana died just over 15 years ago and left a mark on the British monarchy. Her children, the princes William and Harry, and William’s wife Kate are living their daily life under their late mother’s legacy as she shaped the British royals of today.

Diana’s influence on the public taught the royal family the importance of public image, and Kate seems to be following in the footsteps of the mother-in-law she never met and is frequently compared to Diana. 

Kate Middleton also has developed the same type of public image that the Princess Diana of decades past managed to pull off, however the difference this time is that the family now understand how important it is for the British monarchy to related to the average Brit.

While Diana had the ability to do this, the royals tolerated it, however nowadays Kate’s ability to convey the same kind of response is actually welcomed by the palace officials and the Queen. 

After 15 years since she died, Diana’s legacy still lives on through her two sons and Kate Middleton. The royal threesome have embarked on a series of charitable projects, where they get down in the hands-on chance to work with the public, earning the three royals a reputation that is “less stuffy” than their older brethren.

Kate’s style is also compared to Lady Di, “Kate Middleton evokes Princess Diana in Form and Fashion,” says ABC News. Princess Diana was one of a kind and can never be replaced, yet Prince William has chosen a consort who resembles his mother in almost every aspect of her life. Kate has the breath of fresh air that Diana had from her fashion to compassion and it’s probably the secret to why the public love her just as much.

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Is Kate Middleton Pregnant?

It’s the news the whole world has been waiting for, ever since their epic royal wedding just over a year ago – but are the rumors true? Is Kate Middleton actually pregnant? New reports have come out and spread like a virus across various tabloids that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child and they are “delirious with joy.” Now that the Olympic Games are over, the couple finally have had some private time together before they set off round South East Asia and the South Pacific, and while Prince Harry has been getting up to mischief in Las Vegas, the Duke and Duchess have been busy. According to one source, after a “night of passion” it looks like the Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally expecting.

The source told Star magazine: “Friends say Kate is convinced it’s happened, and while she and William are keeping the news close to the vest they’re delirious with joy. A woman can always tell when the earliest signs appear, and it’s believed that a passionate night together at their rented country home on an estate in Wales, just after the end of the London Olympics, did the trick.” The royal couple are definitely a happily married pair and right now it couldn’t be a more perfect time – especially since it seems like the honeymoon period is still continuing after one year of marriage. Right now, the pregnancy stories are just hearsay, and we’ll have to wait until Buckingham Palace gives us the official announcement. It would be formally through the palace press office, but only after the royal gynecologist is absolutely convinced that Kate is in peak condition,” includes the source. However, the couple’s royal spokesperson refuses to comment on “private matters.”

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Prince William Overjoyed at Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy According to Sources

There have been new reports that Kate is pregnant with her first child. After being married for over a year, the royal couple have been under pressure to have baby, not only from the general public, but from their family too. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been trying for a child for sometime now – so are we about to hear the patter of tiny royal feet?  According to sources close to the royal couple, the pair are said to be “delirious with joy over the news.”One source reported the pregnancy to Star magazine: “Friends say Kate is convinced it’s happened, and while she and William are keeping the news close to the vest, they’re delirious with joy.”

The couple are said to be taking extra care from making the important announcement too soon, just in case any complications should occur. “It would be formally through the palace press office, but only after the royal gynecologist is absolutely convinced that Kate is in peak condition.”After months upon months of speculation, the pair confessed they’re eager to have a child. Prince William refused to confirm or deny his wife’s pregnancy in a recent interview, “You won’t get anything out of me.

Tight lipped,” said the prince, “I’m just very keen to have a family and Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future.”Since their 10-year courtship and one year of being married, the pressure to have children is growing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, “I’m still trying to decide. It’s a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force and I’d love to continue it but the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off, or balancing the two of them, has proven quite difficult,” said Prince William, “More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. So that’s the key thing really.”It looks like we won’t know for sure whether the allegations that Kate Middleton is actually pregnant are true until we receive word from Buckingham Palace on the topic. Until then, the baby watch will continue till we have official news on the Duke and Duchess’s baby boy or girl in the works.

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Kate Middleton Pregnant? Rumor has it the Duchess is Hoping for a Girl!

With so many baby rumors in the media over the last few years it’s sometimes hard to tell if one rings any more truth to it than the rest. However, in this instance, the tabloid, Star Magazine, insists that Kate Middleton is pregnant with her first child and that the couple are hoping for a little girl. If the Duke and Duchess get their wish, they’ve already got a name picked out: Diana. There has been no official confirmation from Buckingham Palace yet, but an insider has confessed all to Star magazine: “Friends say Kate is convinced it’s happened, and while she and William are keeping the news close to the vest, they’re delirious with job.

A woman can always tell when the earliest signs appear, and it’s believed that a passionate night together at their rented country house on an estate in Wales, just after the end of the London Olympics, did the trick.” However, the source’s information does leave a lot open to question. Mainly the allegation that a woman “always knows” which isn’t necessarily true – hence the existence of pregnancy tests – and a passionate night seems a little silly to mention for a couple who have been together for 10 years, not to mention highly intimate information that isn’t likely to be known outside the couple themselves. If Kate has only just conceived after the Olympics, there is no way that Buckingham Palace would announce it till the first trimester. The insider went on to say precisely the same thing.“It would be formally through the palace press office, but only after the royal gynecologist is absolutely convinced that Kate is in peak condition.”

Right now it looks like it’s just another tabloid rumor, and they’re all taking pot luck until someone is right. However, if Kate is actually pregnant, then an announcement is sure to be close by, especially since we know the couple want news of a baby by the New Year. However, there have been subtle hints towards a royal pregnancy – firstly there is the new bill that has been drafter in to let a female heir gain succession to the throne, and of course there is the baby name. Will and Kate have decided that if they should have a baby girl, they’ll call her Diana after Prince William’s late mother and her second name will be Elizabeth after the Queen. It seems the royal couple are leaning towards having a little girl in place of a boy.

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Royal Baby Names all Picked Out

There rumors are flying now with Kate Middleton being pregnant and waiting for official confirmation, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been picking out names for their future children. The whole world is watching for signs of a little prince or princess and even the Queen is getting impatient for great-grandkids by the end of her Jubilee year, but the royal couple are just as eager to start a family once things quiet down in their royal life.  One new report cites that Prince William and Kate Middleton are so driven to become new parents that they’ve already started thinking about their names. For the name of Will and Kate’s future baby boy remains uncertain, but it’s highly likely they’ll pick something traditional based on former members of the royal family, however if the couple have a daughter the name has been picked out.

In order to honor Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, the royal couple have decided that if they have a little girl, she’ll take on her late grandmother’s name in tribute, with her middle name after the Queen – Elizabeth. The ideal would be a New Years announcement of a royal pregnancy, and even now there are speculations into Kate Middleton’s supposed baby bump, it looks like we’ll have to wait and see the news from Buckingham palace once Kate passes the three-month mark.

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Another Royal scandal? It’s not only Prince Harry who Loses his Clothes

While Prince Harry is living it up large in Las Vegas with the nude photos to prove it, Kate Middleton herself has to clean up a family scandal – and we’re not talking about Pippa for once. Kate herself may be the perfect image of decorum and grace, and since marrying Prince William she has become the most popular royal since Princess Diana, and is the best thing to happen to the royal family in decades. While Kate has been the perfect royal, her family are not above reproach.

Her younger sister Pippa has had a wave of scandal in the news lately, which makes things bad enough considering her family are expected to walk the line of strict propriety to maintain Kate’s royal status. Pippa has enjoyed a little naughty weekend in Paris; complete with drunken criminal activity and kinky-sex costume parties. Of course, it’s Kate who get’s the brunt of Pippa’s euro trash activities, however since her sister has been pulled into line, another member steps out – and this time, there isn’t much the Duchess of Cambridge can do about it. Kate’s distant cousin, Katrina Darling, has just graced the front cover of the September 2012 issue of Playboy – who’ll be revealing as much as Prince Harry.

While Kate doesn’t care what her cousin does with her life, she does have her concerns.“Her big fear is that cruel Camilla will use the pictures as ammunition to slur Kate’s good name once again in the eye of the Queen,” says palace source. It’s bad enough Kate hails from common roots, but how will the 86-year-old monarch react to finding out there is a stripper in the family? The tragic thing is Kate has never even met Katrina, but the lingerie model has been cashing in on her royal connection with a royal burlesque act featuring a crown and a patriotic theme. While most people cannot blame Kate for her cousins actions, there may be questions the Duchess fears most: what if William had chosen another royal for his wife – would her cousin be on the Playboy cover?

Sep 7, 2012
Lia

Prince Harry Sidelined for Royal Baby Plans

While Prince Harry is rarely far when William and Kate are concerned, it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking for some alone time, away from their favorite brother.  After the crazy summer of Jubilee celebrations and the frenzy of the Olympic games, it seems like Will and Kate are looking to spend some intimate couple time up at their getaway cottage on the Balmoral Estate.

“They enjoy going there to spend time by themselves and used to go in their university days,” says one source, “It’s a place they can just be themselves.” With pressure coming from all directions for a baby–whether it’s from the Queen herself or from the general public, it looks like the royal couple are finally getting the privacy they need to start a family. It seems like Harry isn’t feeling bitter about the whole thing. He’s been living it up in Las Vegas and there are photos to show for it!

Now that the main duties are out of the way, we might have to wait for baby news until the big South Pacific trip the Duke and Duchess will have to embark upon in the Queen’s name is over. Although, with some time apart from Will’s little brother and royal duties, we can probably expect to meet a new little royal in nine months.

Aug 20, 2012
Lia

Why Does the World Care so Much About Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy?

Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has been a hot topic of discussion in the media lately, and it seems like everyone is obsessed with knowing whether the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant or not. Why is this so? We’ve had quite a few red-herrings, with some tabloids going crazy for pictures where we’re told we can see a little baby bump, only to hear nothing from Buckingham Palace for a few weeks and then the rumors quiet down a bit… until the next baby bump sighting, that is.

While it’s understandable why the British public is interested in the future of their royal family, but it seems the whole world wants the intimate details of the royals’ family planning.Will and Kate are the ultimate fairytale couple, and we’re all caught up in the princess fantasy that goes has come with the couple ever since their royal wedding last year. The royal family represents tradition and a world that’s exotic to us, so it’s only natural everyone is watching them very closely. And what is better than a royal scandal? A royal baby, that’s what! Everyone loves babies – when someone else is taking care of the diapers – and we just can’t wait to see the beautiful children our photogenic royal couple will have.

Aug 20, 2012
Lia

Will and Kate Enjoy Casual Kick About!

 When we think of the royal couple, we think of elegant functions and royal receptions, not playing about with a football. The royal trio, William, Kate and Harry enjoyed a day at a children’s sports day to launch the Coach Core program, whose aim is to train the new generation of young sports coaches. The royals didn’t just shake hands and watch while others did demonstrations – rather they got down and dirty in the action. Kate enjoyed an enthusiastic game of table tennis and even kicked off her shoes to referee a Judo match. William got into a football game with a group of youngsters, blaming his failure to score a goal on his shoes.

Prince Harry didn’t fare too well either, missing all four shots in a basketball game in the sports hall at Bacon’s College in South East London. Our favorite threesome then became involved in a game of football, where the brothers got into some sibling rivalry and our lovely Duchess did a little dribbling with the ball.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry have set up their own charitable fund, which Coach Core has benefited from. The aim of the program is to train teenagers aged 16-19 to become coaches and mentors for their local communities and schools. One thing out favorite trio have in common is a love of sport – although they may not be as good at it as they think.

Aug 20, 2012
Lia

How did Prince William and Kate Middleton Meet?

The whole world watched their epic royal wedding last year, and now the whole world is paying close attention to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for any baby news, but how Will and Kate met and fell in love is still a mystery wrapped fairytale. Kate’s story is hardly one of rags to riches – her parents started their own party supply company that made them millionaires, so our darling Catherine was definitely not Cinderella – but the former Miss. Middleton was definitely no royal. The Middleton’s family background has been a topic of much mockery and criticism from the trashy tabloids to respected newspapers. After earning the nickname “Waity Katie,” in response to the couple’s prolonged courtship, but it looks like Kate is the one laughing now. England’s own fairytale princess will be the Queen of England one day – background be slammed! But where did it all start? How did the royal couple meet and fall in love?

The couple met while they were both at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and like all fairytales, the Prince found it love-at-first-sight. But the charm stopped there, when introduced, Kate gave the Prince a curtsey and the Prince spilled his drink all over himself before scuttling off in shame. Despite the unfortunate meeting, the two quickly became friends. Their relationship didn’t stay platonic for long, and in 2002 they began dating. It wasn’t all happily ever after though, the couple had a few months when they had broken up in 2007, and then it took them seven whole years before they got engaged.

The clues of William’s romantic interest came when he paid 350 pounds to sit in the front row at a charity fashion show, where Kate was modeling in lingerie. Maintaining such a high profile romance with whole world watching must be a challenge, and many of us are curious to know what kept the royal flame burning through better and for worse.The secret to their eight-year waiting period is their strong friendship. The fact the couple didn’t rush into anything and took their time to build a substantial relationship will help the Duke and Duchess overcome any obstacles in their married life – it looks like it was worth braving all those nicknames thrown at them. At the end of the day, it looks like our royal couple will live happily ever after!

Aug 11, 2012
Lia

Will and Kate Royal Family Planning

Ever since their wedding, everyone has been eagerly waiting for a little prince or princess to appear. While this external pressure to have children may seem a lot to the average couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are as keen as the rest of the world to produce a royal heir. However, things are not as simple as they may seem. Sources from the palace claim that the royal couple have plans to conceive their first child in the last part of their royal tour, after September, and hopefully we’ll hear the patter of tiny feet before summer next year. The schedule for the Duke and Duchess has been rather intense, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games in London and then Will and Kate’s official tour round South East Asia and the Pacific, meaning the couple have had little private time together.

Apparently the royal couple would like to make a New Year’s announcement of Kate’s three-month pregnancy. That would be the ideal. “The pregnancy will be announced. It won’t be hidden,” says a palace source on the matter. While it may seem like a lot of pressure and even a rigid plan for the couple to hit the first trimester by the New Year, this is a decision up to the couple. “They’re excited,” says the insider, when asked about the pair’s feelings on the matter. Prince William has been holding off announcing his long-term plans with the Royal Air Force and planning a family may play a big part in that. One thing that’s for sure, is if they’re expecting a child it’ll be full-time in London for the pair for a considerable time.

There is already considerable speculation about Kate’s pregnancy state, since newspapers all around are picking up on the Duchess’s fuller figure, however we won’t know whether the baby rumors have an element of truth to them until we receive an official statement from Buckingham Palace. At least the couple will not be under pressure to produce a male heir. British Prime Minister David Cameron has changed the law allowing a first-born female to be next in line for the throne. One thing that’s for sure is that we can expect to meet a new member of the royal family some time in 2013. In the mean time, the whole world just has to sit back and watch the royal pair in anticipation. Boy or girl, it will be one special child.

Aug 11, 2012
Lia

Prince William Finds Reading his Wife’s Pregnancy Rumors Strange

The question is everywhere at the moment – is Kate Middleton pregnant? From speculations to the Duchess’s more “curvy” appearance to analyzing the couple’s hectic schedule, not to mention the news of a new law that gives female heirs the right of succession, everyone is talking about the royal couple’s family planning.

Prince William himself remains tight-lipped about his wife’s pregnancy, and while he’s looking forward to starting a family with his wife, he finds the media hype surrounding the whole thing rather strange. During an interview with an American news channel, the topic of the couple’s baby rumors hitting the headlines came into question. “It’s quite strange reading about it,” says the Duke of Cambridge, “but I try not to let it bother me.” He does go on to say “Catherine and I are looking forward to having a family in the future,” meaning a baby is definitely on the cards for the royal couple. When asked to comment on the status of his wife’s potential pregnancy, William remained stubborn, “You won’t get anything out of me. Tight-lipped.”So until we get an official statement from Buckingham Palace on whether a little heir is on the way, all we can do is speculate whether we’ll meet a new member of the royal family some point soon.

 

 

Aug 11, 2012
Lia

The Duchess of Cambridge is Ready for a Baby and Wants One of Each

 

Since their wedding, the whole world is waiting anxiously for the patter of tiny feet from Prince William and Kate Middleton. Despite the busy year the Royal couple have had – with both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, not to mention their hectic travel schedule in the autumn – the couple feel ready to have a baby.Kate Middleton says she wants to be a mother and would like both a baby boy and girl, however with the current schedule it’s unlikely we’ll see a baby bump from the Duchess of Cambridge till the New Year.

Whether or not the first child will be a boy or a girl no longer matters in regards to the line of succession. A new law has been passed by British Prime Minister David Cameron to allow the Royal couple’s first born to become heir to the throne – regardless of gender. The old 300-year-old rule stated that only the first-born male may become King, unless the female had no male siblings, such as in Queen Elizabeth II’s case. Right now Will and Kate are still happily and blissfully in love after being married for just over a year, and have plenty of time to have a child. However, don’t be surprised if we’re presented with a baby prince or princess some point soon!