Kate Middleton and Prince William have been named 'most romantic couple' in a survey, what other couples throughout history deserve the title?
Prince William and his longterm love, Kate Middleton, have been crowned ‘the most romantic celebrity couple’ in a recent survey. Other couples included in the survey were Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have been named most romantic couple in a survey
William and Kate famously met while studying together at St. Andrews University in Edinburgh. The couple have been together for over ten years and recently Kate gave birth to their first child together. There’s something very honest and real about Kate and Wills’ relationship, we’d love to have been a fly on the wall of their student house! Since their engagement, Kate has become hugely popular as a style icon and a national treasure, much in the way William’s own mother, Princess Diana, did before her.
Pippa Middleton photos of covetable high street style inspires copycat fashionistas.
They say a picture generates a thousand words, and indeed, when Pippa Middleton photos surfaced showing the chic 30 year-old going about her daily business looking impeccable in street style, fashion gossip magazines began to excitedly chatter.
Pippa Middleton Is Renowned For Her Covetable Street Style.
As soon as P-Middy wannabes caught wind that most of the socialite's black ensemble could still be bought online, an internet buying frenzy began with every one of the items Pippa was spotted wearing selling out in lightning fashion.
Continue reading: Pippa Middleton Photos Of High Street Style Outfit Sparks Buying Frenzy
On Kate Middleton's birthday we look back at the highlights of her magical year.
Happy Birthday Kate Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge turns 32 today and can finally look back on a tremendous year alongside her husband, Prince William. Most memorably, Kate and William welcomed their first child, Prince George of Cambridge, into the world on the 22nd July.
The Crowning Moment Of Kate's Year Was The Birth Of Prince George.
This time last year, Kate was pregnant and faced with th uncertainty that imminent motherhood brings. A media frenzy accompanied Kate's pregnancy and baby George's birth but she managed to main regal throughout and didn't succumb to the overwhelming pressure and attention.
Kate and Pippa Middleton showed their sisterly love on Monday by attending a friend's party, but without any princes.
Kate Middleton began her New Year's festivities on Monday (December 30) by spending some time with her sister and friends. Duchess Kate and her sister Pippa spent the day at a laid-back celebration in Bucklebury.
Kate Middleton attends the premiere of 'Mandela' with Prince William in London
"Kate looked incredible," a friend told People. "She was very jolly and very happy."
Continue reading: Kate And Pippa Middleton Kicked Of New Year's Festivities Early
The disturbing phone hacking trial digs up more evidence against News of the World.
The Kate Middleton phone hacking investigation has provided an unwelcome look into the private lives of the Duchess of Cornwall and her husband, Prince William. Voicemails left for Kate in 2006 by her then boyfriend were hacked by the News of the World to spin salacious news stories, the phone-hacking trial has heard.
Kate Middleton And Prince William Unwittingly Underwent An Invasive String Of Phone Hacking.
William can be heard frequently referring to his lover as "babykins" or "baby" as he tells her what he's been up to whilst undergoing officer training at Sandhurst. One message revealed a training incident when William was almost shot with blanks. "Hi baby. Um, sorry, I've just got back in off my night navigation exercise," William said, adding "I've been running around the woods of Aldershot chasing shadows and getting horribly lost, and I walked into some other regiment's ambush, which was slightly embarrassing because I nearly got shot.
Continue reading: Kate Middleton Phone Hacking Exposure Reveals Duchess' Pet Name
Rumour has it that Kate's younger sister will tie the knot in 2014.
Pippa Middleton and her long-term boyfriend Nico Jackson are said to be engaged after months of speculation. Socialite Pippa, 30, and banker Nico, 36, are reportedly planning a wedding after becoming engaged in India.
Pippa & Her Boyfriend Nico Are Said To Be Engaged.
Pippa and Nico have been dating for around 15 months and were first rumoured to be engaged in September. However, when rumours proved false we were left wondering if Nico would have proposed by the end of 2013. Sure enough, Nico is said to have made his move whilst the pair holidayed at India's five star Oberoi Amarvilas resort overlooking the Taj Mahal.
Continue reading: Pippa Middleton Engaged To Banker Nico Jackson In India?
The Duchess of Cambridge played the frog princess yesterday during an impromptu performance for the children and families at Hampton's Shooting Stars Children's Hospice
Kate Middleton stopped by the Shooting Stars Children's Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex on Friday, 6 December, to spread a little holiday cheer to the young patients and their families. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the hospice to learn more about the work carried out by the doctors, nurses and other workers at the facility, finding time to meet with as many of the patients and their families as she could.
Kate brought some festive cheer to the children's hospice with her visit
The Duchess paid the hospice a 80-minute visit and joined in on a number of activities taking place during her stop. Among them, she joined in with a music class, an art therapy session and even played the part of the Frog Prince in a puppet-enacted version of The Princess and the Frog. As reported by The Mirror, Kate wore a smile throughout her visit as she entertained and handed out gifts to some of the patients in the hospice.
Continue reading: Kate Middleton Brings Some Festive Cheer To Middlesex Children's Hospice
The top search results on 'Bing' for 2013 probably won't come as too much of a surprise
Beyonce was named the most searched for celebrity of the year by Microsoft search engine Bing, battling off competition from Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Kate Middleton to be bestowed with the honour. 2013 may not have seen Beyonce release a new album, but it was her year from the start, thanks to her performance at the January inauguration of President Barack Obama as he began his second term as president.
Beyonce stormed to the top of the poll
A collaboration with Pepsi, which also saw the release of her single 'Grown Woman,' and a performance at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show watched by millions put her stock even higher, with her ongoing 'The Mrs. Carter Show' world tour keeping her name on peoples lips, and in their search engines, for much of the year, much to the chagrin of 2012's most searched for celebrity, Kim Kardashian.
The royal couple shared a ride through the capital after selling poppies in Kensington Station earlier today (7 Nov.)
Prince William and his doting bride Kate Middleton were doing their part to support the troops and promote Remembrance Sunday as they surprised commuters by riding a refurbished 1960s Routemaster bus to London's Kensington tube station. Their morning commute in the capital wasn't over there however, as they later stopped by a pop-up stall in the station to sell their share of red poppies.
The royal couple were on their latest public outing to promote a good cause
During their trip and whilst in the station itself, the royal couple met with military personelle and volunteers who were supporting London Poppy Day. Their aim was to promote the charity, but as you may imaging, their presence on the streets of London also managed to whip up a fair amount of royal hysteria. One of the servicemen that the royals had met with, Corporal Steve Johnson, told Metro, "Lots of people [were] ecstatic to see them."
First public appearance sees royal couple well-rested and happy, but without young Prince George in tow.
Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out on their first public outing since the birth of Prince George this week – unfortunately, the youngest royal was nowhere to be seen. As can be expected, photographers were clamoring to get a snap of the six-month-old third in line for the throne, only to be disappointed by the new parents. According to E!News, when asked how the baby was doing, the Duchess of Cambridge replied with: "He's very well, thank you. He's sleeping at the moment."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared happy and well rested at the event.
The Duke and Duchess made an appearance at a running event – the Ring of Fire race on the Isle of Anglesey - where they seemed relaxed and rested after their six-week hiatus from press appearances. Apparently Kate was feeling up to appearing in public sooner than expected. The Duchess was initially expected to make her first public appearance after giving birth at the at the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards on Sept. 12. However, on the day of the Anglesey Marathon, the Palace confirmed that she had decided to accompany her husband at the event.
Interest in the royal baby remains high with people around the world yearning for more facts and photographs of Prince George.
22 days after the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, interest in one of the most famous babies in the world is still high. So here's a quick round-up of all the facts and photos we have to date.
Prince George of Cambridge's birth was one of the most widely anticipated in the world with British and international photographers stationed outside St. Mary's hospital in London and Buckingham Palace, eagerly awaiting news.
Harry doesn't seem disappointed that he's been bumped down to fourth in line to the throne.
Now new parents William and Kate have had a few famous names welcoming their royal baby, George Alexander Louis - Prince George of Cambridge, into their family. Will's brother, Prince Harry has had a few words to say in reaction to the birth of his nephew. Speaking to the BBC at a photographic exhibition in London documenting the work of his Lesotho charity Sentebale, Prince Harry said it was "fantastic to have another addition to the family", and that the newborn "was crying his eyes out" when he met him.
Prince Harry: Taking His Uncle Responsibilities Seriously.
Prince George is third in line to the throne, taking the place of Harry who is now fourth in line. The mischievous prince - who has previously faced criticism for wearing a Nazi uniform to a party, and dancing naked in Las Vegas - when asked what his mission as an uncle was, "To make sure [George] has a good upbringing, and keep him out of harm's way and to make sure he has fun. The rest I'll leave to the parents."
Continue reading: Prince Harry's Royal Baby Response: "I'll Make Sure He Has Fun"
If nothing else, the long wait is certainly good for business.
While the world (or parts of it, anyway) awaits the birth of the royal baby with baited breath, bookies are making some serious dough every day that the infant bides its time. There are bets on every possible variable in the birth of William and Kate’s offspring – from the date, to the gender and name. If you search heard enough, you’d probably find someone to take your wager on whether the little one will be born with hair or not. Although we’re not entirely sure how that would be verified.
Odds are, Becks will face a disappointment.
Bookies say bets on the name, sex and date of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are drawing a record number of wagers for a non-sports market, worth over £1 million (1.1 million euros) so far. Gary Burton, from the Coral betting company, explained for AFP that the event as created the biggest novelty market ever. In case you’re wondering, Alexandra and James are the leading predictions for the little one’s name. David, despite David Beckham’s hopes, isn’t really a contender.
Continue reading: Odds Of Royal Baby Are 1:1, Everything Else Is Up For Grabs
The Royal baby watch continues as Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, hints the baby could be due sometime this week. She was overhead talking at a public appearance in Cornwall on Monday (15th July) and it seems the baby will be here "by the end of the week".
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, hints the Royal baby could be due sometime this week, according to a report in ABC. She was overhead and filmed talking at a public appearance in Cornwall on Monday (15th July) and it seems the baby will be here "by the end of the week".
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at a St. David's Day service, in Cardiff, Wales.
In the video Camilla, who will be the baby's step-grandmother, can be overhead saying "we're all waiting at the end of the telephone". She goes on to hint at the possibility the baby will arrive by the end of this week by saying "I think so, I think so. I think by the end of the week he or she will be there."
Continue reading: Royal Baby Watch Continues: Camilla Hints At Kate Middleton's Due Date
The ex-footballer is still in the headlines despite recently retiring
Turn on your television and you’ll most likely see David Beckham living a wonderful life, punctuated by multiple devices all with Sky Sports beaming out of them. It’s the latest high-profile campaign from Sky as they defend their status as Britain’s primary sports broadcaster against BT who are attempting to make tracks in the market.
David Beckham's latest ad sees him pushing the Sky cause
In the swanky new ad, the beloved Becks saunters round his designer London pad, checking out the football news. He pops to a swanky café, grabs an espresso and, yeah, you guess it, checks out the football news. He also goes to some modeling job and, tired from standing their looking pretty, turns to his smartphone to check out the football news. This all culminates with multiple Beckhams sitting on the sofa. CHECKING OUT THE FOOTBALL.
Continue reading: Sky Enlist David Beckham As They Do Battle With BT
Kate Middleton is due to give birth in Mid-July, her child with Prince William will be the third in line to the British throne.
Kate Middleton, the Royal family and onlookers worldwide are anticipating the arrival of her child with Prince William. The Duchess of Cambridge checked into St. Mary's Hospital, London where she is expecting her baby sometime in mid-July.
Kate Middleton laughing with her husband Prince William at the Queen's Birthday Parade in June 2013.
The due date may be uncertain- the couple revealed their child will be due sometime in mid-July- yet the world press and British public are already camped outside Buckingham Palace and St. Mary's Hospital, London in expectation of the future Royal's imminent arrival. St. Mary's is also where the baby's Grandfather (Prince Charles) and Uncle (Prince Harry) were born.
Continue reading: Royal Baby Watch Continues As Kate Middleton's Due Date Approaches
Kate decides natural is best
Caesarean sections are all the rage with celebs; we won’t go into why, but they just are. But for Kate Middleton – who is set to give birth to a royal sprog in the next few weeks – has elected to go for a natural birth, for safety reasons.
The birth will take place in the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, of course. It’s the same hospital that Prince William was born at, 31 years ago, and by electing to give life the old fashioned way, she follows in the footsteps of Princess Diana. Mervi Jokinen of the Royal College of Midwives and president of the European Midwives Association explains how women in the U.K are encouraged to formulate a birthing plan early on. “These consist of several things, they sometimes state the woman's wishes about pain relief in labour, positions they might want to take, who they bring with them, if they want any kind of drugs or if they are against epidurals," she said. "Basically it is a discussion before your birth about what you would like your labour to be."
Discussion: had. Decision: natural. And in keeping with their traditional tropes, Prince William and Kate “do not know and do not plan to find out the gender of the baby in advance,” killing off rumours that they’ve told friends and family the gender of their incoming little one.
Continue reading: Safety First - Kate Middleton Baby To Be Born Naturally
Kate Middleton's Hobbs dress sold out within hours.
Kate Middleton has made her last appearance performing Royal Duties before the birth of her child, due next month.
The wife of Prince William visited Southampton yesterday (13 June 2013) in order to christen the cruise ship, the 'Royal Princess', named for the soon-to-be mother. She is the ship's godmother, a tradition dating from the 18th century, this is an honorary role reserved for important and deserving women.
Middleton was honoured by Alan Buckelew, President and Chief Executive Officer of the cruise company, describing her as 'an inspiring ambassador for Britain' who 'is admired around the world for her style and grace, and for her compassion for others', in a speech reported by The Huffington Post.
Continue reading: Kate Middleton Christens The 'Royal Princess' As Birth Approaches
The mother-to-be is considering going against tradition with an alternative method.
After making her final solo public appearance before her due date, Kate Middleton is already immersed in plans for the baby’s arrival and apparently she is considering a hypnobirth. According to the proponents of the alternative method, most of the pain during labor stems from the fear and anxiety of the mother, so a hypnobirth could make the entire event much shorter and less painful for the Duchess of Cambridge – or at keast that’s how the theory goes.
The mother-to-be has reportedly been considering the option for a while. Last month, a source close to the royals said for Now Magazine: 'Kate's very excited about the idea of hypnobirth. She's exploring lots of options but thinks it sounds very interesting.
'The principle behind this latest celebrity fad sounds simple enough. Different visualization techniques and breathing exercises are used at various stages of the birth to relax the mind. This reportedly helps lessen the pain without the need for an epidural. According to specialists on the technique, at its core is the idea of changing the way the mind and body perceive the birth.
Continue reading: What Is A Hypnobirth And Why Is Kate Middleton Considering It?
The Duchess of Cambridge is doing what you might expect - growing a baby and naming a ship.
The Duchess of Cambridge is scheduled to make what will likely be her last solo public appearance before her due date, at the naming of a cruise ship on the south coast today. The now heavily pregnant Catherine will be part of a very traditional naming ceremony in Southampton, including smashing a bottle into the ship’s hull, a blessing and music by military bands, according to a report by CNN. The cruise ship carries the rather appropriate name “Royal Princess.” As its godmother, Catherine was given a tour of the ocean liner.
The vessel is owned by Princess Cruises and, after the ceremony, it will sail off on its maiden voyage this Sunday. The ship has a capacity of 3600 The Royal Princess will then sail Mediterranean cruises through the summer and Eastern Caribbean cruises in the fall. Princess Cruises' president and chief executive Alan Buckelew said, via the Mirror: "We are delighted that the Duchess will launch our new ship and can think of no better way to celebrate our company's British heritage and our commitment to the country."
After some minor problems initially, Catherine is now going through a smooth pregnancy. She is expected to give birth sometime in mid-July. The baby’s sex is still unannounced, but due to a change in succession laws, it will become the heir to the throne regardless.
Duchess hailed as a "role model" by Bear Grylls
Kate Middleton, The Duchess Of Cambridge, was on hand to honour Scouts at Windsor Castle over the weekend, with the royal being called a “role model” for the youngsters who were there to receive recognition for feats of bravery and gallantry.
According to Sky News, 2,800 new adult volunteers have signed up to the Scouts since Middleton herself joined. The Duchess is of course heavily pregnant at the moment but has been undertaking a huge amount of charity and ambassadorial work regardless. Chief Scout, adventurer and TV star Bear Grylls said to Sky News: "The Duchess is an incredible role model and she helps us show that Scouting's not just for boys. She's also such a generous volunteer and everyone is so excited to have her in the Scouting family. Many people have followed her lead and are getting involved and enjoying the adventure."
Notable honourees included 17-year-old Lee Craven, who apparently helped drag a friend from an icy canal on one of the coldest days of the year. Explaining the situation, Craven commented "I hooked my feet under a tree stump and tried to reach for his hand. It was pitch black but I managed to pull him to the side to safety. It was quite easy because of the adrenalin." Daniel Bean, 16, from the Isle of Wight, was given an award for going to the aid of a suicidal woman who had slit her wrist meanwhile. He was walking along a cliff top when he spotted the woman and commented “I had my phone on me and luckily I had a signal, so I called an ambulance and they and the police came down."
Continue reading: Kate Middleton Attends The Scout Awards
Thought you'd missed the boat on joining the scouts? Think again!
It’s not only kids that can don the scout uniform and start collecting those elusive badges, you know; adults can too! Since Kate Middleton, 31, joined the Scouts last year, more than 2,800 new adult volunteers have joined up, representing the second biggest rise since 1986.
Chief Scout, TV star Bear Grylls, who was present as the pregnant Middleton honoured the achievements of hundreds of Scouts at Windsor Castle, said: "The Duchess is an incredible role model and she helps us show that Scouting's not just for boys. She's also such a generous volunteer and everyone is so excited to have her in the Scouting family. Many people have followed her lead and are getting involved and enjoying the adventure." 17-year-old Lee Craven, from Hook, Hampshire was one of the more adventurous scouts honoured at the event. He helped drag a friend from an icy canal after he fell in in the dark. Lee said: "I hooked my feet under a tree stump and tried to reach for his hand. It was pitch black but I managed to pull him to the side to safety. It was quite easy because of the adrenalin."
Kate is still doing her royal duties whilst she's pregnant
Kate Middleton announced the due date of her first child with Prince William during a visit to Glasgow, Scotland, this week.
Kate Middleton Due Date. Kate Middleton has rested our collective worries by at last announcing the due date of the future King or Queen of England during a Royal trip to Scotland with husband Prince William. Early on yesterday (April 4), Kate was answering questions in Glasgow when she was asked when the due date was, to which she cheekily replied, "It's around mid-July but apparently babies have their own agenda."
During their two day visit, the future King and Queen of the United Kingdom took in the sights of Scotland's second city, including the Emirates Arena and the recently opened Chris Hoy Velodrome, as they inspected the city's preparations for next years Commonwealth Games. The sporty pair tried their hand at a number of activities, but given Kate's current state she was naturally unable to participate in a number of sports. After visiting the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre, Prince William delivered a speech outside the sporting venue after taking part in a game of field hockey. During the speech he thanked the workers at sport complex for their hospitality and even hinted at a touch of competitiveness between himself and his wife. "Catherine, who, you may have noticed, is limited a little in the sports she can play right now, has had to hold herself back from grabbing a tennis racquet and challenging me to a full game," he said, before gallantly quipping, "I am far too much of a gentleman to say who would win."
The Royal couple's two day tour of Scotland came to an end today (April 5) and saw the pair inspect the venues that are being used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as meeting meet some of the athletes due to take part in the upcoming event.
Continue reading: Kate Middleton Due Date Announced During Royal Trip To Scotland
Kate Middleton's nose appears to have inspired tons of American women to have surgery.
Kate Middleton's nose has become somewhat of a desired feature over in America, as women try and replicate the regal conk currently owned by the Duchess of Cambridge.
A few months ago, Manhattan's Dr Stephen Greenberg started getting requests for the surgery, and they've been relentless ever since. "It has become so popular that we have made a file of a dozen Kate Middleton pictures to show patients when they come in for their consultation," Dr Greenberg said to Sky News. "Women, especially over the age of 28, want the nose of a woman who is regal, refined and strong," he says. "They certainly don't want the scooped out, over-affected, upturned, pinched nose of a pop star." The last sniffer to get this much attention was Jennifer Anniston's, whose turn as Rachel - especially in the first six seasons of Friends - inspired people to change their appearance. Her hair was also highly desired, and started a wave of Rachels walking around the Western World. It's pretty weird, really.
Jessica Blaier - a New York University pre-medical student - has had the Kate nose 'installed' onto her face, snd seems to be delighted with it. "The goal was to have my new nose look natural," she says. "So when people don't notice it, that's a good thing. But I know that my nose was modelled by Kate Middleton, and that's what is most important." Dr Greenberg has twenty more women scheduled in for the nose-job next month, at $7,000. That's $140k in one month, looks like this doctor owes a certain pregnant royal a drink.
Continue reading: U.S. Women Decide Kate Middleton Nose Best
Kate Middleton may have in inadvertently revealed she's having a girl.
Will Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William name their daughter after the Duke's late mother, Princess Diana of Wales? It became much more of a possibility on Tuesday (March 5, 2013) when Kate inadvertently dropped a hint about the gender of her baby during a public appearance in the North of England.
When a well-wisher gave Middleton a teddy bear, she responded, "Thank you, I will take that for my d..." before cutting the sentence short. It was enough to send Britain's tabloids into frenzy, with most of Wednesday's editions carrying the headline 'It's a girl!' or something similar.
Sandra Cook, a well-wisher standing near the Duchess, told reporters that she asked Kate whether she had been about to say 'daughter,' though was told the royal couple did not know the child's gender and would not reveal it, even if they did.
Many have expressed their opinions regarding Hilary Mantel's comments about Kate Middleton during a lecture she gave last month, in which she described the Duchess as 'plastic' and 'machine made". Avid royalists defended Middleton to the hilt, David Cameron even said his bit. Many others who view Kate as a woman, not just a member of the royal family, defended Mantel, arguing that her words were an attack on the press rather than the woman herself. The one opinion we all want to hear though, is Kate's, and she has remained completely silent on the matter.
Her muteness, like Mantel's verbosity, can be construed in two ways. Firstly, her apparent refusal to comment could affirm Mantel's apparent judgements. Machines are still and silent until their owners allow them to move and make sound. On the other hand, however, Kate could of course be employing those distinctly human traits, historically considered to be endowed to us by God, of choice and free will.
Continue reading: Why Has Kate Middleton Not Responded To Hilary Mantel 'Attack'?
Kate Middleton has come in for the leatheriest of shoe pie servings from double Booker Prize-winning writer Hilary Mantel, who claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge and current cultivator of the next royal baby was a “shop window mannequin”. Harsh words.
Mantel was delivering a London Review of Books lecture on Royal Bodies at the British Museum, according to The Independent. She said that on first impressions , Middleton was “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung. In those days she was a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore.” Carrying on her remorseless verbal assault, Mantel commented “She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from Diana whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture.” We presume that at this point, a (definitely not) watching-on Morrissey stood to his feet and started whooping and hollering in agreement before sauntering out the room with a bunch of daffodils in his hand.
Mantel wasn’t done there though: “Presumably Kate was designed to breed in some manners. She looks like a nicely brought up young lady, with ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ part of her vocabulary” she said, before turning her ire on Kate’s first official royal portrait and commenting of the Paul Emsley-painted creation “her eyes are dead.” Middleton basically was a poor third place to Anne Boleyn and Princess Diana, judging by the rest of the speech, which was about as withering as they come.
The British Royal family, to some extent, enjoy a portion more privacy than many other celebrities due to their elevated status. However, while many celebrities are snapped constantly in states of disarray and bikini clad on beaches that they thought were private, when that happens to Kate Middleton and Prince William - especially when Kate's pregnant - that kind of exposure of the family is called right into question. So much so that one of the magazines who opted to publish the photos of Kate on holiday has been forced to defend his decision.
"The article features photos of a young couple in love as they happily walk along the shore," Chi magazine's Alfonso Signorini told Hollywood Life. "They are images of such unexceptional normality that there is only limited mention of them on the cover of the magazine. Moreover," he continued, "the photographs can hardly be considered an invasion of privacy when the subjects are public figures in a public place, in the open air; specifically on a beach surrounded by other bathers."
A Palace spokesperson made a statement: "We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."
Once again, paparazzi photographs of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, have been published in a gossip magazine, in a move condemned by St. James’ Palace as a breach of Kate and Prince William’s right to privacy. The photographs were taken whilst the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband were holidaying on the island of Mustique, the BBC reports.
The images reportedly show a pregnant Kate, in a bikini, underneath the headline “the belly grows.” It appears that the couple were unaware that the photographs were being taken and nor did they give their consent to them being taken, or published. The snaps have been published in the Italian magazine Chi. Its publishers, Mondadori have confirmed that the magazine went on sale in Italy today (February 13, 2013). Due to snow-related distribution problems, however, the magazine is not yet on sale in Rome.
A spokesman for St. James’ Palace said last night “We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy.” Last year, another publication owned by Silvio Berlusconi’s Mondodoni media group – the French magazine Closer – published photographs of the Duchess sunbathing topless whilst she was on a private holiday in France. The publishers were ordered by a Paris court to hand over the original photographs within 24 hours, or face daily fines of $10,000.
Kate Middleton is on the receiving end of another breach of privacy at the hands of the foreign media as she is snapped showing off her baby bump in a bikini on a private holiday with hubby Prince William.
The Duchess of Cambridge is doing well to maintain calm and dignified in her new life as the future queen despite the constant media attention and invasion of privacy she is suffering as a result. In a rather unsurprising turn of events, the pregnant Duchess was snapped in her beachwear with the Duke on holiday on the beautiful Caribbean island of Mustique. The pictures were then published by Italian magazine Chi with the headlines 'the belly grows' and 'Kate and William honeymoon in three'. It's not clear if the snaps were obtained with the photographer on the island or on a boat using a long lens.
This isn't the first time the Duchess has been spotted relaxing on a private vacation. Last year (2012) there was outrage when the French Closer mag published pictures of her topless after she'd removed her bikini top while at Chateau d'Autet near Aix-en-Provence. These new pictures have been blasted by the palace, with a spokesperson telling The Mirror: 'We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy.'
The time is fast approaching, the time when the future King or Queen of the United Kingdom is born, with Kate Middleton being spotted stepping off the plane as she arrived in Mustique for a quick holiday with Prince William, taking her ever-growing baby bump with her.
The Duchess of Cambridge, believed to be around 19 or 20 weeks along, has headed off to the Caribbean island with her husband and the rest of the Middleton clan to escape the torrid British winter for a few weeks. According to the Sun, she and her family will be lapping up the sun at a £15,000 villa for a few days, before flying home to make her first public appearances since December. A source close to the royal pair told the paper: "The Duke and Duchess have joined the Middletons for a winter break. Both William and Kate were hoping her condition would not stop her from making the eight-hour flight to Barbados and the connection to Mustique."
In December, the notion of Kate flying across the Atlantic for a getaway would have seemed absurd given her serious bout with morning sickness, but fortunately it looks as though the Duchess is fit and health once again as she can now enjoy her sixth holiday on the Caribbean island with her husband.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted out sporting just a hint of a baby bump; her baby is due in July. Kate was spotting a tartan print cape whilst out shopping and even though she’d opted for a garment that would cover up a bump, rather than accentuate it, you could still catch a glimpse of the silhouette of her baby bump. Kate was spotted out in West London, just days after she was seen in the capital’s posh district of Chelsea.
Kate was wearing black leggings and riding boots with her sophisticated tartan cape, topped off with black riding boots. With her tied back in a ponytail, the 30 year-old wife of Prince William was looking fit and healthy, after a worrying start to her pregnancy which saw her hospitalised with severe pregnancy-related sickness. She’d recently been seen buying jeggings from The Gap, obviously seeking out comfy garments to boost her maternity wardrobe.
The arrival of Kate and William’s baby is big news in the world of celebrity gossip and the paparazzi will be keen to get a better shot of Kate’s baby bump as her pregnancy progresses. They’ll be hoping that she stops hiding under a cape, of course but they’ll have no such problems with Kim Kardashian, the other major celebrity mum of the year. Kim’s due to give birth in the same month as Kate but hasn’t been so shy about showing off her figure, thus far.
Kate Middleton is having a baby! You probably already knew that, but as time goes by, that fabled date draws all the more closer and with the emergence of some new photos of the Duchess that time looks to be drawing all the more nearer.
Kate hasn't done a Demi Moore-esque photo shoot or anything (we can only dream) and stripped off so the world can see her bump in the flesh, but instead she was snapped wrapped up warm in a chic gray tartan Zara cape whilst en route to a London footwear boutique, with the photos showing up on E! News last night (Feb 2). The sideways shot clearly shows the beginnings of a fully-fledged baby bump on it's way, as Kate went on to fulfil one of her major duties of late: shopping.
Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted eyeing up maternity wear on London's King's Road and shortly after was seen in Selfridges buying a new work-out wardrobe. Clearly Kate is back to her fit old self after her morning sickness scare, and if she's eyeing up exercise wear then she must not be feeling too run down.
The two Australian DJs who made a prank phone call to the hospital that was treating Kate Middleton's morning sickness, after which the nurse who took the call committed suicide, have escaped any charges following a court decision on Friday (Feb 1).
Mel Greig and Michael Christian rang the King Edward VII Hospital in London on December3 last year posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles so they could potentially get the chance to speak to Kate Middleton. Jacintha Saldanha answered the call and unknowingly put the two through to one of her superiors believing the rouse to be real. She was found dead near the hospital a few days later after a suspected suicide.
Since the incident the two DJs have been inundated with threats and have subsequently been fired from their posts on 2Day FM, they have also issued an official, tearful apology and shown remorse for inadvertently causing the mother of two's death and are even said to have sought counselling to cope with the traumatic experience. Their worries were eased slightly when the Crown Prosecution Service ruled in favour of the two, noting that they had only intended it as a harmless prank and were not solely to blame for the aftermath.
Continue reading: Australian Hoax DJs Will Not Face Charges Over Nurse's Suicide
Alright, she didn't pay $12k for Kate Middleton's nose, rather she coughed up the dosh to make her nose look like The Duchess of Cambridge's royal schnoz, ABC reports.
"Every time she smiled I was like 'Wow! I want my nose to be like that,'" the 21-year-old Jessica Blaier told "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired on the show today. She paid the plastic surgeon $12,000 to have a plastic surgeon change her nose to look like Middleton's. "I try to get in every picture I can," she said. "Her nose is what I modeled with and that's what I got. It was definitely a process, but it was so worth it." And if you're thinking she's weird, well, she is. But she's not quite as weird as you think, as, according to One British cosmetic surgery company, Kate's is the most requested nose in the business.
Dr. Thomas Romo III, director of facial plastic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and the man who performed the surgery on young Miss Blaier, speaks highly of Kate's nose, saying "It's strong. It's a woman's nose. It's not infantile. It's not overdone," and adding, "I don't think Kate has a nose job. I think she was just blessed with good genes."
With the big day fast approaching, its time for Kate Middleton and Prince William to start planning for life with a little one in the mix and the first order of business is appointing a royal nanny. Luckily for the Duke and Duchess their needs may be met closer to home than they'd have thought.
Kate is believed to want to break from tradition and rather than hiring a professional childminder, as is the norm, to bring in her mum for the duty. Speaking to Australian magazine New Idea, Jessica Hay - a close friend of Kate - told the mag that Kate wants her mother, Carole, to take on the responsibility of royal babysitter. She told the magazine, “Kate and William are both pretty terrified about the rest of the pregnancy after the hyperemesis.," adding, “Carole may even move in with them when the baby’s born so they don’t have to rely on a nanny."
Jessica, who went to school with Kate, also revealed that Kate's grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, has been a doting family member since Kate's battle with morning sickness that landed the Duchess in hospital. Apparently, Her Majesty has been sending Kate health tips and has even sent her chutney from her estate, telling her grand-daughter-in-law to eat it up should she begin to feel ill again. Jessica also says that Kate has taken up yoga and hypnotherapy to help combat any future ailments, but is said to be in good health at the moment.
What are the chances of Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton’s babies being born on the same day? Well, according to Paddy Power, we’re talking odds of 66/1. Although they haven’t offered any odds on the internet caving in on itself, if that actually does happen. According to the Irish Independent, a spokesperson for Paddy Power said “If both Kate and Kim do the double, the world's media will have a baby bonanza on their hands and a right royal fight will be had over those all-important first pictures.”
William Hill are already starting to feel the pinch, now that St James’ Palace have confirmed that the Duchess’ baby is due in July. They’ll be making a pretty big payout for that one and the fact that it will be born this year and their spokesman Rupert Adams joked “We can only hope that they don’t have a baby with ginger hair as that would break the bank.” There’s also a rush on people trying to guess the name of the royal baby, though initial claims that Kate was expecting twins have now been turned on their head so at least you only have one name to guess and not two, if you fancy risking a tenner on that one.
Meanwhile, news of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby (lil’ baby Kimye) is pretty much as important as a royal baby, in the world of celebrities, as Kim and Kanye are the equivalent of a royal couple in the world of hip-hop, reality TV and gossip mags. Now, if we could only arrange for a synchronized birth between them, that would send the worldwide web into overdrive.
After the difficult beginning to her pregnancy, St James Palace has now confirmed that not only is Kate Middleton getting healthier and healthier. "Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," the statement read. "The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month."
As NY Daily News speculates, it seems she has been carrying for around 14 weeks, which would make the time of conception way back in October. For 14 her bump is still barely there to be seen. Although it was thought she may be carrying twins because of her suffering with extreme morning sickness, otherwise known as hyperemesis gravidarum, the singular 'baby' in the statement implies otherwise. In the Royal tradition of secrecy, there is much left unknown by the public and it is unclear yet whether they are expecting a girl or a boy.
With the baby estimated at 14 weeks so far, the Duchess' due date is not until next July. Now that she's healthy let's hope she stays that way. She has been laying low most of the time since her stint in hospital, undoubtedly largely to look after her health, but also because of the tragic death of Nurse Jacintha Saldanha who committed suicide following a prank call from an Australian radio station. Her latest public appearance was at the National Portrait Gallery for the unveiling of her first royal portrait.
We're fast running out of things to speculate on re: Kate And Wills royal baby, as it's been revealed by an official spokesperson that he or she is due for a July birth, The Guardian report.
"Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," said a palace spokesman (via The Guardian). Also revealed was the status of Kate's health, and it would appear she's feeling better after her infamous stay in hospital last month following a bout of hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness). A spokesman for the couple said they were unlikely to undertake any engagements in the next few weeks as William would be concentrating on his flying with the RAF search and rescue force. He added that Kate was likely to return to engagements "in the near future".
It appears the regal-nipper is starting to affect the betting markets, as July was the even money bet. A spokesperson for William Hill said, "The royal baby is starting to cost us a small fortune; we have already paid out on the year and now the month that the baby will be born. We can only hope that they don't have a baby with ginger hair as that would break the bank."
Continue reading: Kate Middleton's Offspring To Be A July Baby, No Twins
Kate Middleton - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton Friday 8th June 2012 appears on the cover of in Touch magazine with what appears to be a baby bump
Kate Middleton - Kate Middleton leaving the Goring Hotel London, England - The Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton - The Goring Hotel Friday 29th April 2011
Kate Middleton Thursday 24th February 2011 returns to St. Andrews university to launch its 600th anniversary celebrations St. Andrews, Scotland
Kate Middleton Wednesday 17th September 2008 at Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco held at Renaissance Rooms London, England
Kate Middleton Wednesday 17th October 2007 Kate Middleton leaving Raffles nightclub with a friend London, England
Kate Middleton Friday 10th August 2007 leaves her house this morning, buys a coffee and heads back home. She looked fantastic in a summer dress and had a smile on her face. It has been alleged that her romance with Prince William is back on again. London, England
Kate Middleton Monday 30th July 2007 Kate Middleton training with the Sisterhood team who are crossing the English channel later this month London, England
Kate Middleton Thursday 21st June 2007 leaving her house this morning on her way to work London, England
Date of birth
9th January, 1982