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Royal baby meets butterflies: Peep the adorable new family portraits revealed in honour of Prince George’s first birthday


Cambridge royal family portrait July 2014

Photography by John Stillwell

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New family portraits have been released on the eve of Prince George’s first birthday and we’re absolutely smitten. (what else is new) Though the public is seeing them for the first time, the family portrait, photographed by Press Association photographer John Stillwell, was actually taken a few weeks ago when the Royal family visited Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the National History Museum before heading over to Wimbledon.

Both candid photos show the Royal family in an informal setting, happily observing and pointing out the many butterflies fluttering around. One photo shows the family looking up in the same direction with Georgie adorably reaching into the air, but we can’t stop smiling at the second picture where the trio is sitting on a bench with the curious little prince on Kate Middleton’s lap ready to touch the Blue Morpho butterfly resting on his father’s hand. Honestly, can they be any more perfect? (Nope) Read more »

A year in Prince George’s royal baby style: The best sweaters, shorteralls and doiley dresses


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Time flies when you’re a trendsetting prince. Tomorrow marks the first birthday of the cutest royal family member (sorry, Harry) and to get everyone excited for the big day, the royals released an official birthday photo of little Prince George. Sporting blue striped dungarees and a subtle smile the photo shows the toddler walking around the “Sensational Butterflies” exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. Over the past year, George has become quite the style icon, following in his mom’s footsteps of nautical and bright colours. To celebrate this memorable day, we’ve pulled together his most stylish outfits over the past year. Get ready for cute overload!

Third in line to the royal throne, the young Prince George has already accomplished a lot, all before his first birthday. From touring Australia and New Zealand to accompanying his family to charity polo matches, his agenda has been stacked with royal outings. Prince George has already mastered the overall trend, and he’s got monochrome down to a T. Plus, he’s always donning the cutest footwear from stores such as Trotters and Childrensalon, putting his navy Pre-Walkers in short supply.
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Kate Middleton makes us green with envy in Erdem and Jonathan Saunders at two sporting events this weekend


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We all know when it comes to sports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are big fans, so it’s always nice to see the royal duo come out and support British athletes and sporting events hosted by the United Kingdom. Plus, it gives us an excuse to talk about all things Kate Middleton. This past Saturday, Kate joined Prince William and Prince Harry to kick off the launch of the Tour de France at Harewood House in Leeds. Quite the treat for the competing 22 teams, the royal trio greeted and waved off the anxious riders as they embarked on their 2, 272 mile four-country race that starts off in Leeds and finishes off in Paris. For the day’s event, the Duchess chose a bright green wool coat by Erdem from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection, which we last saw on her during the royal tour Down Under when the Cambridges visited Cambridge. The knee-length tailored coat was worn over a similar hue printed silk dress by Suzannah. Although it was hidden this time, knowing Kate, she’ll recycle this dress in no time. Allowing her coat to be the statement piece, she teamed it with a neutral-coloured clutch by L.K. Bennett and matching patent pumps by the same designer and added a pair of emerald earrings that coordinated accordingly to her outfit, as usual. Read more »

Kate Middleton cleverly recycles old favourites for this week’s charity and Wimbledon visits


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After a few steady appearances of new pieces, Kate Middleton was back to old favourites for her two latest royal appearances. Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Blessed Sacrament School in London to meet with program coordinators of Place2Be’s (the leading UK provider of school-based mental health support) Moving Parents and Children Together program, as well as greet and chat with many of the young students. For the event, Kate cleverly recycled a coral-pink Goat dress, worn recently underneath a red wool Jonathan Saunders coat. It was refreshing to see the Duchess opt for a different colour palette this time around, with her last few appearances all being shades of blue. Going for a similar look to her Scotland visit (sans coat, of course), she complemented the coral dress with a pair of nude pumps by Jimmy Choo and carried a woven straw clutch by L.K. Bennett. In the jewellery department, she kept it rather simple with her classic Cartier watch and an oldie but goodie: a pair of sterling silver effervescence bubble stiletto earrings by Links of London. Read more »

Queen Letizia is a vision of royal perfection at King Felipe’s coronation


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It seems that our latest royal obsession might have just one upped Kate Middleton. Earlier today, Princess Letizia was crowned Queen of Spain, making her the picture of style perfection with a much glitzier tiara

To accompany her husband, Prince Felipe, inherit the throne, the 41-year-old journalist-come-royal wore a knee-length coat featured jewel tone neckline embellishments by Spanish designer Felipe Varela. Formal yet sleek, the look was accompanied with a nude clutch and matching pumps complete the Queen’s (appropriately) modest style for the event.
This is not the first collaboration between Queen Letizia and Felipe Varela. Previously turning to the Madrid-based talent several times over the course of her ten-year marriage, Varela created the crimson satin gown Letizia wore in 2010 and the sleek long sleeve black lace gown she wore earlier this month.
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The more you know: Kate Middleton’s grandmother was a wartime code breaker!

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Kate Middleton Bletchley Park

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Kate Middleton and Alexander McQueen really are a match made in style heaven. The Duchess of Cambridge showed her love for the label again today during a visit to England’s Bletchley Park. She looked radiant in a white double-breasted blouse and navy skirt from McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Both pieces feature gold fastenings, the skirt with gold anchor-embossed button embellishments. A repeat outfit from 2011, Kate proves once again that she has the military-chic look down to a T.

Her visit marked the completion of a yearlong, £8 million restoration project returning the heritage and education site to its former World War II appearance. A project significant to the Duchess as her grandmother Valerie Glassborow managed the interception of enemy signals during the war at Bletchley. Valerie and her twin sister Mary worked as duty officers in the Cover Management Y section in 1944. Kate met with code breakers who worked with her grandmother and tried intercepting and decoding a Morse code message herself, donning a pair of headphones and using a replica radio. Too cool.
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Prince George shows off his first steps while Kate Middleton wears Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane


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It was quite the Kate Middleton-filled weekend with our favourite royal making three official appearances donning some things old, some things new and some things blue.

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family paraded down the streets of London for the Trooping The Colour, The Queen’s annual birthday celebrating complete with 1,400 officers, 200 horses and 400 hundred musicians. While Prince William and Prince Charles rode on horseback, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Prince Harry and The Duchess of Cornwall in a horse-drawn carriage waving at crowds of onlookers. Stepping out in a second new outfit of the week, Kate once again opted for Alexander McQueen (it’s her third time wearing the British designer brand at the annual event), looking elegant as ever. Dressed in a bespoke icy blue skirt suit, which featured an embroidered crop jacket, the structured peplum detail stylishly accentuated her slight body. Matching accordingly with a Jane Taylor hat, she added pearl jewellery that including a never-before-seen pearl brooch and pearl-dropped earrings by Annoushka, and finished off with a simple taupe box clutch by Alexander McQueen. Read more »

Who is Princess Letizia? 10 looks that confirm Spain’s soon-to-be queen is a royal one to watch



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Looks like a royal fashion face off could be coming to a gossip rag near you! It’s no secret that we’re under Kate Middleton’s spell, but it seems our girl crush has made us blind to another Euro fashion icon: Spain’s Princess Letizia. Since her marriage to Prince Filipe in May 2004 (Happy belated, you two), her father in law King Juan Carlos has recently decided to pass the reigns down to his son, seeing it time for a younger generation to take over. And along the way the soon-to-be queen has proved herself a must-watch for style inspo. At the age of 41 with two daughters by her side, she is proof that age and motherhood can do a girl good.

In need of a Princess Letizia cheat sheet? Before marrying into the royal family she earned a masters degree in journalism and had a successful career as a television anchor, following in the footsteps of her father Jesús Ortiz Álvarez who was also a prominent journalist and her grandmother Menchu Álvarez del Valle, a radio broadcaster in her day. She even won the Madrid Press Association’s 2010 Larra Award for most accomplished journalist under 30. We’re impressed. Oh, and for some gossip, she also had a previous one-year marriage to a high school lit teacher 6 years before she joined the royals, making her the first divorced queen when she’s crowned queen on June 19, 2014
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