Today is certainly the busiest day that Kate Middleton has had since announcing her pregnancy in November. (We respect her need to recover from acute morning sickness and keep things low key, but oh, how we’ve missed her!) After arriving in the fishing town of Grimsby this morning, the Duchess of Cambridge set out for a full day of public engagements. As any royal fan will know, the best thing about public appearances is that it’s the only time us commoners can put questions forth to the royals with hopes for a reply. This morning the town of Grimsby was asking all about the royal baby—and our darling Duchess was more than happy to answer. So when asked if she could feel the baby kicking, the whole world got to hear her reply: “Yes, it is. Very much so.” (Note the careful use of “it”and not “him” or “her,” smooth Kate, very smooth.)
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Kate Middleton fans got quite the treat this weekend when the Duke and Duchess of Cambirdge showed up on a mountain in Arosa, Switzerland. The pair—plus Prince Harry—were in town for the wedding of their friends Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer. (He’s a professional polo player, she’s an Olympic gold medal winning equestrian (nbd!) and they both attended William and Kate’s wedding.) The royals spent Friday on the Swiss slopes, clearly taking advantage of the private ski lift at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel resort, conveniently owned by the bride’s billionaire grandfather. (Again, nbd!) But while everyone else opted to go skiing, pregnant Kate spent her time sledding.
On Saturday we got another glimpse of the Duke and Duchess en route to the wedding. Read more »
It seems like it’s been forever since we last saw Kate Middleton at a public engagement—especially given that everyone is clamouring for a glimpse of that royal baby bump! But today we finally got to see how the Duchess of Cambridge is embracing maternity wear, thanks to a morning spent with one of her charitable patronages, Action on Addiction. Kate wore a grey printed wrap dress from Max Mara Studio, a style that was extremely flattering and also helped disguise the aforementioned in-demand baby bump from the hordes of press cameras outside the engagement. (Kate Middleton may be four-and-a-half months pregnant and completely recovered from her bout of acute morning sickness, but she certainly won’t be flaunting her pregnancy à la Kim Kardashian anytime soon.) Read more »
Kate Middleton has perfect hair and a Mona Lisa smile in her first official portrait (Plus: How she spent her 31st birthday!)
The first official painted portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge was unveiled today in London and reviews are… mixed, to put it lightly. Created by artist Paul Emsley, the painting is quite dark, save for the glowing face of a serene-looking Kate Middleton with more of a Mona Lisa half-smile than the joyful grin we’re used to. “The Duchess explained that she would like to be portrayed naturally—her natural self—as opposed to her official self,” explained Emsley in a video about the work (which you can watch below). And yet, the painting seems much more official than casual—we’re not the only ones who think it would be the perfect portrait to appear on, say, currency? (We can hope!)
The painting does, however, capture Kate Middleton’s enviable hair. “We did say in the beginning we were going to make a feature of her hair, because it is a strong feature about her and everyone, I think, recognizes her in part through her lovely hair,” Emsley noted. Read more »
Victoria Beckham to design maternity wear for Kate Middleton? Plus, more rumours about our favourite royals
There seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of time since we last saw Kate Middleton in public and the number of “royal sources” who are more than willing to share reports about our dear Duchess of Cambridge. Case in point: we’ve seen barely a glimpse of Kate since December (a surprise TV appearance was barely satisfying and zoom-lens shots from Christmas provided little intel) and the rumours are running rampant.
First up, the rumour we hope is true: Victoria Beckham will be designing maternity wear for Kate Middleton. Read more »
Kate Middleton’s 31st birthday is next week and, right on schedule, there’s a fresh batch of rumours about what her husband has planned for the big day. Well, we hope Kate stays off the internet until January 9 if she wants to be surprised: Royal sources are claiming that Prince William is on the hunt for a house. Of course, given that he’s the Duke of Cambridge and she’s the Duchess, this isn’t any ordinary piece of real estate. Kate Middleton’s birthday gift is said to be in the £5 million range, as the royal couple want a home on a property so large that it will trump the prying eyes of curious paparazzi and zoom-lens cameras. (Remember what happened in France?) Read more »
Kate Middleton looks radiant in an emerald Alexander McQueen gown while handing out awards with David Beckham
Last week Sarah Burton said she would like to create custom maternity wear pieces for Kate Middleton and, low and behold, last night the Duchess made her first official post-pregnancy-announcement appearance in an Alexander McQueen gown. Though to be completely fair, there was barely a baby bump to be seen, making the dress less maternity wear and more custom order. The bell-sleeve gown—which featured peplum detailing and a flattering thigh-high slit—was a stunning shade of emerald green, chosen by Kate herself. (It was originally designed in black.) Meaning that not even extreme sickness can keep Kate Middleton from being on trend: Emerald is, after all, Pantone’s just-announced Colour of the Year for 2013. Read more »
Kate Middleton leaves the hospital in a DVF coat with a bouquet of yellow roses as lovely as her smile
Since Monday’s very exciting announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting, all eyes have literally been on the front doors of the King Edward VII hospital, awaiting any additional news about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. (Seriously: scroll down here to see just how many cameras were stationed outside.) After four days of almost no news—other than rumours, a super creepy Prince William imposter and a terrible prank phone call—Kate was finally released from the hospital and sent home to Kensington Palace for further rest. We’re not the only ones incredibly excited to see her glowing face, right?
Prince William of course accompanied Kate from the hospital and the two wore almost-matching shades of periwinkle-blue—him in a sweater and her in a scarf. The colour complemented Kate Middleton’s herringbone-print Diane von Furstenberg coat perfectly. Read more »