Fact: The world's hottest royal couple are heading for the slopes. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have jetted off to the French Alps, where they posed for their first family portrait since Christmas (15). Royal photographer John Stillwell captured Prince William, his wife and the couple's kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the big chill. In another shot, the royal mum and dad showed off their playful side in the snow.
Fact: New mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has earned her advanced diving certification. The 33-year-old wife of Prince William received the advanced open water diving qualification, allowing her to dive to a depth of 98 feet (29.8 metres), from officials at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Confirming the news, a royal spokesperson tells People.com, "It is a sport she very much enjoys alongside the Duke."
Fact: British royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have released the first official pictures of their daughter PRINCESS CHARLOTTE, who was born in May (15). The snaps, taken by the Duchess, show the baby in the arms of her elder brother, PRINCE GEORGE.
Fact: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William left their London residence Kensington Palace for their Anmer Hall mansion on Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England on Wednesday (06May15). The couple are set to spend the summer in their country retreat with Prince George and newborn daughter Princess Charlotte.
Fact: British monarch Queen Elizabeth II visited her newborn great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, at London's Kensington Palace on Tuesday (05May15), the same day Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William formally registered their daughter's birth and released her birth certificate. Princess Charlotte was born on Saturday (02May15).
Fact: Former soccer icon David Beckham is the celebrity most people want to have breakfast with, according to a poll carried out by hotel chain Hilton Garden Inn. He beat Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who came in second, Cheryl Cole in third, and George Clooney who was ranked fourth.
Quote: "I sent my congratulations already because I'm friends with (Prince) Harry. I think I may be seeing them all this week depending on how Kate is feeling... I just think it's beautiful. They're an incredible couple and I'm sure they're incredible parents. I'm just very happy for them." British pop star Ellie Goulding is hoping to meet up with Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge following her pregnancy announcement. The singer performed at the couple's wedding.
Quote: "I'm happy I'm going to be a grandfather again. But I hope it will be a girl." Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles is hoping his son Prince William and his pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge give their one-year-old son Prince George a little sister to play with.
Fact: British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been inducted into the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List's Hall Of Fame after landing a spot on the fashion rundown four years in a row. She's joined by fellow inductees including designer Karl Lagerfield and retail magnate Stacey Bendet.
Fact: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton and their brother James are to cycle across the U.S. for charity. The socialite and her sibling will ride from Oceanside in California, to Annapolis, Maryland as part of a team to bring in money for good causes. The ride begins on Saturday (15Jun14).
Fact: The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson met with British royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in New Zealand on Thursday (10Apr14). He showed them his vintage aircraft collection at Omaka Heritage Aviation Center on the third day of their tour Down Under.
Fact: British royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have completed their first long-haul journey with their infant son Prince George. The family touched down in New Zealand on Monday (07Apr14) for a tour of the country. They will later head to Australia.
Quote: "I still don't believe it really happened. I have no idea how it happened. I thought I might have been a decoy for someone bigger like Lady Gaga or Beyonce!" British singer Ellie Goulding is still shocked she was invited to perform at the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Fact: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wowed crowds by wearing Queen Elizabeth II's diamonds to a gala dinner in London. She was wearing the Cartier necklace, which was given to the monarch as a wedding gift in 1947, during her first official engagement of the year (14) on Tuesday night (11Feb14).
Fact: Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to the late Nelson Mandela on Wednesday (11Dec13) by visiting South Africa House in London's Trafalgar Square and signing a condolence book. The royals were attending the U.K. premiere of the civil rights icon's biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, last Thursday (05Dec13) when news of the politician's passing broke.
Fact: British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on Wednesday (20Nov13) when a gust of wind blew up her skirt during a public engagement in London. The new mother scrambled to hold the material down after accidentally flashing her thighs to photographers.
Fact: Newborn British royal Prince George will be Christened at a chapel in London's St James's Palace on 23 October (13). The son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was born in July (13).
Fact: British royal Prince William attended the wedding of a friend in Norfolk, England on Saturday (14Sep13) without his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who stayed at home to look after the couple's baby son, Prince George. William's brother Prince Harry also attended the nuptials, along with his sister-in-law Pippa Middleton.
Quote: "Kate Middleton was glowing throughout her pregnancy. A lot of pregnant moms were looking at her like, 'How do you do that?'" New mum Jessica Simpson was amazed by the the Duchess Of Cambridge's look and temperament during her pregnancy.
Fact: The fuchsia Seraphine Maternity dress The Duchess of Cambridge wore for the royal family's first official portrait with baby Prince George has sold out in stores all over Britain. Just 24 hours after the photo was released worldwide, royal fans flocked to buy the $80 (£53) outfit.
Fact: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released their first official family portraits with their baby son Prince George, who was born on 22 July (13). The snaps were taken by Catherine's father, Michael Middleton, in the backyard of his family home in Berkshire, England.
Tweet: "Ok, after seeing Kate step out with the baby....did she really carry that child?! Lol....she looks flawless! Congrats to them". Singer Leann Rimes is in awe of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's post-baby look after she debuted her new son with husband Prince William as they left London's St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday (23Jul13).
Quote: "He's absolutely beautiful. They're both doing really well and we're so thrilled." The Duchess of Cambridge's mother Carole Middleton is thrilled to be a grandmother. She briefly greeted the media outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday (23Jul13) after spending time with her daughter, who gave birth to a son on Monday (22Jul13).
Fact: The birth of Britain's new prince was marked with ceremonial gun salutes across the country and a number of military parades in London on Tuesday (23Jul13), a day after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her first child with Prince William. The festivities also included guardsmen outside Buckingham Palace playing the song Congratulations and bell chiming at Westminster Abbey, the venue where the baby's parents married in 2011.
Fact: The cast of U.K. soap opera Eastenders are marking the birth of Britain's new prince by rushing to film a special last-minute scene for Tuesday night's installment (23Jul13). The scene will feature a reference to the royal birth and will air a day after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William welcomed their son.
Quote: "I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday. No sign yet." Queen Elizabeth II hopes her grandson Prince William's wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth before the British monarch is due to head to Scotland for her annual summer vacation next week (begs22Jul13).
Fact: The first child of Britain's Prince William will have the title of prince or princess of Cambridge bestowed upon him/her once his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth later this month (Jul13).
Tweet: "Here in Scotland for the graduation of my step daughter, Nina, from St. Andrews U." Director Wes Craven pays a visit to the same university where British royal Prince William met his now-pregnant wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Quote: "Kate Middleton... Does she do her hair herself? She's got a hard job being scrutinised like that. When I have a bad hair day, my hair just goes in a clip." Actress Jennifer Aniston, once known for her famous Friends haircut, admires the luscious locks of British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge.
Fact: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has carried out what is expected to be her last solo public engagement before the birth of her first child. Prince William's wife named a cruise ship, the Royal Princess, in Southampton, England on Thursday (13Jun13). Her husband's late mother, Diana Princess of Wales, named the ship's predecessor in 1984. The royal baby is due next month (Jul13).
Fact: Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Lena Dunham are among the stars who have been included in Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Other famous faces to win a mention include British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and director Steven Spielberg.
Fact: Bookmakers in Britain have offered new favourite odds of 2-1 that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will give birth on 15 July (13) after she revealed on Thursday (04Apr13) that her first child with husband Prince William is due "around mid-July".
Quote: "You can't not enjoy them. They are just so lovely. The wedding, I sat there transfixed, shed a little tear. She looked so beautiful. It's just lovely. It's a bit of magic. I think she's brought a real magic to the royal family and to England." British singer Dido is a big fan of U.K. royals Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Fact: Prince William, his pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and funnyman Russell Brand were among the spectators who watched horse racing at Britain's famous Cheltenham Festival on Friday (15Mar13).
Fact: British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was around 90 minutes late for a public engagement in Grimsby, England on Tuesday (05Mar13) after her helicopter was delayed due to heavy fog.
Fact: Mel Greig, an Australian Dj who made a prank call to the hospital treating Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is returning to the airwaves. The host was suspended in December (12) after the nurse who took the call was found dead three days later in a suspected suicide. Greig will return to Sydney station 2Day Fm.
Fact: The Australian radio show which featured a prank call to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's hospital last month (Dec12) has been officially dumped. DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian faced a fierce international backlash following the suicide of a nurse caught up in the stunt, which was broadcast on Sydney radio station 2Day Fm's Hot 30 programme. The show was suspended following the tragedy and now it has been axed.
Fact: Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her first child with Prince William in July (13), according to an official statement from St. James's Palace. The couple announced the pregnancy in December last year (12).
Fact: Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 31st birthday on Wednesday (09Jan13) by watching a performance of Cirque de Soleil's Kooza at London's Royal Albert Hall with her husband, Prince William.
Fact: Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge marked her 31st birthday on Wednesday (09Jan13). A spokesman confirmed the former Kate Middleton planned to mark her birthday "privately" by taking part in a low-key celebration at home with her family.
Fact: Pregnant British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has seen off competition from stars including Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole to be named Britain's top beauty icon in a poll by U.K. retailer Superdrug.
Quote: "I'm a little older than Kate and Will but... it is truly inspirational to see people aiming and planning for a child and thinking about the way they're going to raise the child... That is totally inspirational... It's so cool that Will and Kate are planning the next stage in their lives." Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am is happy to hear about the royal baby news for Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Quote: "I'm thrilled. Marvellous. It's a very nice to become a grandfather at my old age, if I can say so. So that's splendid. And I am very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better." British royal Charles, Prince Of Wales is happy that his son Prince William is expecting a baby with his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The duchess was released from hospital on Thursday (06Dec12) after receiving treatment for a bad bout of morning sickness.
Quote: "I literally had to put my hand over my mouth at times because it was such a big secret... It was really hard. I even went on an American tour and didn't tell anyone. I heard the reports that it was going to be Sir Elton John or Jay Z performing at their reception while all the while it was me." Ellie Goulding's performance at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge last year (11) was a hard secret to keep.
Fact: British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's perfectly coiffed locks have earned her the top spot in a survey of stars whose hair is the envy of British women. Prince William's wife saw off competition from pop star Cheryl Cole and ex-model Jerry Hall to be named the owner of the U.K.'s most coveted hairstyle in the Fabriah.com poll.
Fact: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton are among the famous faces who have been included on Tatler magazine's Little Black Book List, a rundown of the most eligible celebrities.
Fact: Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court banning further publication of photographs of the Duchess sunbathing topless during a holiday in Provence. The royal couple hit headlines last week (ends16Sep12) when the images ran in French magazine Closer. They have since been published in an Irish tabloid and an Italian mag.
Fact: Workers making the lace for Kate Middleton's wedding dress washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep the fabric pristine, and the needles were renewed every three hours.
Fact: Prince William and Kate Middleton wrote a special prayer for their wedding ceremony on Friday (29Apr11). The prayer included the lines, "God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the business of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer."
Fact: Kate Middleton's wedding bouquet contained stems from a myrtle bush planted on Britain's Isle of Wight by Queen Victoria in 1845, as well as a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding bouquet in 1947.
Tweet: "I'm told that Kate has my badly wrapped CD and that it will be given an airing at the reception ! Hip hip." George Michael is convinced Kate Middleton will play his cover of Stevie Wonder's You & I at her wedding reception after she marries Prince William. The singer recorded the song as a wedding present for the royal couple.
Fact: Out of the 1,900 guests invited to attend Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday (29Apr11), 50 of those will be members of the British royal family and a further 40 will be foreign royals.
Fact: Kate Middleton will be formally known as Her Royal Highness (Hrh) the Princess of William of Wales once she weds Prince William on Friday (29Apr11).
Fact: The custom-made mattress Kate Middleton will sleep on at the Goring Hotel in London on Thursday night (28Apr11) as she prepares for Friday's (29Apr11) royal wedding will be destroyed so the bride-to-be becomes the only person to sleep on it.
Tweet: "Very excited and quite emotional about tomorrow's royal nuptials! Doesn't seem that long since Princes William and Harry made us girls peanut butter on toast at Highgrove!!" Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm is looking forward to Friday's (29Apr11) royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Quote: "Who doesn't love a wedding? As far as I'm concerned, an event that celebrates the falling-in-love of two humans while obligating their nearest and dearest to wear hats, drink champagne and dance to Abba with someone's nana can only ever be good. So good luck Wills and Kate." Former Kenickie frontwoman Lauren Laverne sends her luck to Prince William ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton on Friday (29Apr11).
Quote: "I do a lot of work for the Prince's Trust. I'm one of the ambassadors for Hrh Charles. I'm deeply fond of him and greatly admire him and I wish him and his extended family all the great fortune they deserve." Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley sends Charles, Prince Of Wales his best wishes ahead of his son Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on Friday (29Apr11).
Quote: "I can't wait to see what Kate's wearing... but, I'll out-do her..! I'm all about the dress... and wait until you see my heels for the wedding." Engaged Jessica Simpson insists her wedding day outfit will be bigger and better than royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton's.
Quote: "I'm in two minds. It's a waste of money, b**ody Royal Family, and then I think ooh, I might go down, get a Willy (William) tea towel, an unofficial mug." Russell Brand on the upcoming wedding of British royal Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple will wed in London next week (29Apr11).
Fact: Kate Middleton's parents met Queen Elizabeth II for the first time on Wednesday (20Apr11), just over a week before their daughter weds the monarch's grandson Prince William in London on 29 April (11). Carole and Michael Middleton enjoyed a private lunch with the ruler and her husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.
Quote: "From now on her life will never be the same again ever - in good and bad. It's a huge responsibility that they have... I love what it does for the country because the country gets excited and then everybody'll be happy and joyous and it's a public holiday, all the kids are going to be home watching it and it's great for the country, that's what I love." Sharon Osbourne on Prince William's upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton.
Fact: Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown pretended to be Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton in a mock sketch of their upcoming wedding on British comedy show Celebrity Juice on Thursday night (14Apr11). Posing alongside comedian Keith Lemon as the Royal, she joked, "I would just like to say that I have a spray tan!"
Quote: "Poor girl, that must be an incredible amount of pressure. I hope she's enjoying it. Must be intense." Harry Potter star Emma Watson feels for Kate Middleton and the media scrutiny she has faced since announcing her engagement to British royal, Prince William.
Fact: Director Guy Ritchie has an invitation to Britain's upcoming royal wedding - the moviemaker is Kate Middleton's sixth cousin once removed. She will exchange vows with Prince William on 29 April (11).
Quote: "There are enough weddings this year!" Supermodel Naomi Campbell laughs off speculation she's set to join Kate Moss and Kate Middleton in a race to the altar. The catwalk queen is dating Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin.
Fact: British royal Prince William is set to take time out from planning his upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton to visit disaster-struck areas of Australia and New Zealand. The prince will jet Down Under and spend time in flood-ravaged Queensland and Victoria in Australia before heading to Christchurch, New Zealand, the city which was devastated by a massive earthquake last month (Feb11).
Fact: British royal Prince William's wife-to-be Kate Middleton has released a set of pictures from her family album ahead of the couple's April (11) wedding. The images, which were posted on a website detailing the nuptials, include a snap of the couple at their university graduation ceremony, as well as a series of holiday pictures when Middleton was a toddler.
Fact: Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton have invited the owner of their favourite pub to their royal wedding. John Haley, owner of The Old Boot Inn in the princess-to-be's native Berkshire, England, will be among the 1,900 guests at Westminster Abbey when the couple exchanges vows on 29 April (11).
Fact: Prince William has confirmed his younger brother, Prince Harry, will act as best man as his upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton in April (11). Middleton's younger sister Pippa will be her maid of honour.
Fact: Actress Serena SCott Thomas has signed on to play Kate Middleton's mother Carol in a new TV movie about the royal courtship. Nico Evers-Swindell will play Prince William and Camilla Luddington will portray the bride-to-be.
Fact: Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has been honoured with her own shade of nail polish in the run-up to her April (11) wedding to British royal Prince William. Bosses at cosmetics firm Butter London have labelled a glittery new grey/blue colour after her media nickname, Waity Katie, called, 'No more Waity, Katie'. It will go on sale in March (11).
Quote: "William and Kate need to give me a call. They don't need any other entertainment, just me." Sean Combs is desperate to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding later this year (11).
Quote: "I am working hard on getting that interview. I've known William a long time and I knew his mother Diana, very well. I spoke with her regularly on the phone." British newsman Piers Morgan is keen to land the first U.S. interview with Kate Middleton before she marries Prince William later this year (11).
Fact: British royal Prince William's bride-to-be Kate Middleton is set to be immortalised in wax by artists at Madame Tussauds. Her likeness is expected to be unveiled in the London branch of the waxwork museum chain next year (11).
Fact: Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton have released two photographs to mark their engagement, which was announced last month (Nov10). The snaps, taken at St James's Palace, show the happy couple cuddling up and smiling as Middleton flashes her engagement ring. The pair will marry at London's Westminster Abbey on 29 April (11).
Quote: "I'm a traditionalist and I was brought up that way. I was brought up around the royal family with my nan and grandad, who were so passionate (about the royals). We all loved the royal family so to see a royal wedding is special." British soccer star David Beckham is excited to watch Britain's Prince William marry his fiancee, Kate Middleton, next year (11).
Fact: Prince William and Kate Middleton are giving 100 lucky members of the public an invitation to their wedding. The winners will be picked at random in a Willy Wonka-style Golden Tickets scheme. The ceremony will take place in London on 29 April (11).
Quote: "They (William and Kate) should have a prenup depending on who has the more money. Just in case." Multi-divorcee John Cleese is convinced British royal Prince William should sign a pre-nuptial agreement with Kate Middleton ahead of their upcoming wedding.
Quote: "It is very intrusive indeed and very difficult and I feel for him deeply because in my day it was definitely not (as bad)." British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles sympathises with his eldest son WILLIAM over the media frenzy surrounding his engagement to longterm girlfriend Kate Middleton.
Fact: The Issa London Sapphire dress Kate Middleton wore to officially announce her engagement to British royal Prince William has sold out at top London store Harvey Nichols. All sizes of the $600 (£400) gown were snapped up by royal fashion watchers within 24 hours.
Quote: "Looking at Prince William and Kate, it's a true inspiration, a royal inspiration. I'm fascinated by them, I just can't get enough of the royal family." Actor Jake Gyllenhaal admits he is eager to find lasting love after the announcement of the British royal's impending wedding to longterm girlfriend Kate Middleton. The movie star has been romantically linked to Taylor Swift.
Quote: "It gives everybody a big day out, flag waving and stuff like that, we're looking forward to it." Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt was pleased to hear the news that Prince William had proposed to Kate Middleton. The couple will marry next year (11).
Fact: Brits are convinced Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton will not hesitate to start a family - U.K. bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 that the couple will announce a pregnancy within 12 months of their wedding next year (11).
Quote: "I have been on pins and needles waiting for that. I was in London studying at RADA when Charles and Diana got married, so I was there for the big hoopla. I think it's very exciting, very brave, God bless them both." Actress Felicity Huffman was delighted to hear British royal Prince William has proposed to his longterm girlfriend Kate Middleton, as she remembers William's parents, Charles and Diana, exchanging vows in 1981 while she was in the U.K. capital studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Quote: "He wishes. No, I had the Levi's guy on my wall, not a picture of William. Sorry." Newly engaged Kate Middleton denies longrunning rumours she had posters of her future prince, WILLIAM, on her wall as a teenager.
Tweet: "So happy for William and Kate, such lovely news!!!" Emma Bunton is thrilled about Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement. The second in line to the British throne will wed his longtime girlfriend next year (11).
Quote: "We're like sort of ducks - very calm on the surface but (with) little feet going (crazy) under the water." Prince William on his calm appearance following news of his engagement to Kate Middleton.
Fact: British royal Prince William's on/off girlfriend has clinched number one spot in a poll of desirable party guests. Kate Middleton beat the likes of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Elizabeth Hurley and Mischa Barton to the Tatler magazine top spot.
Fact: A shrewd publisher has changed the title of a forthcoming book based on the relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton - from William and Kate: The Love Story to William and Kate: The End Of The Affair following news of their split.
Fact: British retailer Woolworths is so confident British heir Prince William will marry his girlfriend Kate Middleton it has rushed into production a range of commemorative memorabilia, including porcelain plates and mugs.