Glorious World of British Royals

Welcome dear readers to the wonderful world of the British royals. Read the latest and most interesting news on various aspects of the English monarchs. Particularly the world of the latest entrant, the gorgeous Kate Middleton nee Duchess Catherine and her royal consort Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Hope the information given here will keep bringing you back here, for more.

Monday, April 30, 2012

The lingering looks of love exchanged between William and Kate


While it is one year since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tied the knot and a good ten years that they have known each other, it does not seem to have dimmed their love for each other one bit.
Kate and Will have eyes only for each other

In fact the royal couple looks to be more in love with each other than ever before, even as the entire world is completely enthralled by the couple and fallen under their spell.

Jo Hemmings, psychologist and body language expert interpreting Prince William and Kate’s body language opines that he has never seen a couple so much in love.

“They are both totally happy in the relationship and it shines out through their every move and every look.”

 “She is delighted to be married to him, and he is besotted with her. It never wavers. If they’re not ­looking into each other’s eyes, they are watching each other,” adds Hemmings.

According to the psychologist what actually shines through in this private connect that William and Kate share between themselves is a “palpable core of intimacy.”

Amazing chemistry shared
between Will and Kate

Further Hemmings states that even when the William and Kate are in a heavy public domain, when they look into each other’s eyes they seem to just cut off the rest of the world. “I am sure that must be a huge comfort for her (Kate) particularly,” he adds.

Duchess Catherine definitely does not really need much reassurance, as she has been warmly accepted by the royal family as also by the Brits. So much so, that her year as a duchess has been hailed as a triumph.

Another one to fall for Duchess’ charm, Hemmings eulogizes that it looks like as if she has been born to this role. And even her Prince William looks relaxed and so much happier. “They really are a perfect match,” Hemmings gushes.

However, this amazing chemistry between William and Kate does not seem to have gone unnoticed even by the ordinary folks in Britain. As one reader Wendy Green comments: "Their frequent eye contact is the one great thing I've noticed about them! They look so together in every way. Good on 'em!"

Source: Mirror.co.uk


Royal Chemistry - Dr. Helen Fisher
Dr. Helen Fisher discusses the Chemistry 
between Prince William and Kate

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kate Middleton’s first year as British Royal praised as 'Brilliant'


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s cousin has lauded Duchess Kate's first year as a royal as being flawless.  

The former Kate Middleton has thrown herself admirably into a spate of public engagements since she wed Prince William, the Queen's grandson on April 29 2011.

The 30-year old brunette has succeeded in impressing even a seasoned old timer like Lady Elizabeth Anson with her charm, grace and sense of fun. 

Queen Elizabeth's cousin Lady Anston
Eulogizing Prince Charles’ daughter-in-law, Lady Elizabeth told Radio Times magazine: 'At the moment it is absolutely brilliant.’

According to her, Kate Middleton must not change a thing as she is ‘refreshing, she is ‘beautiful’ who has never worn any dress that didn’t suit her. 

Moreover, even if there is pressure on her to look good and behave ‘yet she still laughs and looks happy and likes to chat,' adds Lady Elizabeth.  But this positive opinion was not there right from the beginning. 

Lady Elizabeth disclosed that before the royal wedding she was nervous about the former Kate Middleton, especially considering the fact that the marriage of Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, had ended in divorce. 

According to Lady Elizabeth, everyone then wanted a ‘fairy tale. “But we were rather like nervous children in that we'd had our fairy tale with William's parents which didn't work out. I'm not so certain we thought we deserved another fairy tale so soon.” 

It was against such a backdrop the Queen’s cousin said in wonder 'It's been an absolute miracle. I think either she is blessed with a very natural gift or somebody very cleverly, quietly and calmly has been teaching her the knack of it.' 

Source: CTV News


 Perfect Rapport: Kate Middleton and Queen 
Elizabeth in the Front Row at a Fashion Show



Duchess Kate’s Biography Airs Today On Her First Wedding Anniversary


Duchess Catherine as a toddler
 Today, April 29 marks the first anniversary of the royal nuptials of UK’s Prince William and Catherine aka Kate Middleton
 To commemorate this momentous occasion GMA News TV is airing Kate Middleton’s biography. The present Duchess of Cambridge was born in Berkshire on January 9, 1982. She grew up to be a very athletic girl, doing extremely well in sports like hockey, tennis and swimming. 

Her family comprising parents Carole and Michael soon grew into wealth turning millionaires on setting up a party supplies company. They gave young Kate the best of education. 

Kate was sent to the exclusive St. Andrews Prep School and Marlborough College, then to St. Andrews University. As always she excelled even in her Art course and was even made captain of the hockey team. 

Kate Middleton as a chubby cherubic child
The best part of her fairytale life was that it was here in St. Andrews University that she met her Prince Charming, the current Duke of Cambridge Prince William. 

The biography goes on to describe how Kate Middleton, a commoner, managed to impress the royal with her natural charm and after ten years of courtship eventually succeeded in marrying the most eligible bachelor in the world. 

Duchess Catherine’s story airs today Sunday, April 29 at 9:55 p.m. over GMA News TV Channel 11. Don’t miss it especially if you are a royal fan. 

Source: M & C


 

TEASER: GMA News TV new series "Biography" 

GMA News TV Channel 11 will start airing a new series, 
"Biography," every Sunday at 9:50 PM starting Feb. 05' 
The series will feature the biographies of international stars.

Kate Middleton makes it to ‘World’s Best Dressed’ list


In yet another feather in British royalty's cap, the much loved Duchess of Cambridge, has been anointed the world’s fourth best dressed woman by Glamour magazine, with the winners voted by the readers.

Duchess Catherine putting her best 'fashion' foot forward
Kate Middleton who will be celebrating her first wedding anniversary today (Sunday – 29th April 29, 2012) was lauded for her "classic elegance which has set the high street alight."

The tall 5’ 10 statuesque brunette makes her debut on Glamour’s list to be topped by The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart, who was praised for her "effortlessly on-trend" style. 

According to the magazine Kate Middleton’s ‘classic elegance’ has set the high street aflame resulting in brands like Zara and Reiss to “sell out her favorite pieces.’

However, unlike Kate Middleton, her younger sister Pippa did not do so well in the ranking. Pippa Middleton only managed to make it to number 47 in the poll, voted for by Glamour's readers.

Others in the best dressed list to make it to the top ten were Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham, Florence Welch, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively, Cheryl Cole, Olivia Palermo and Rihanna. 

Source: Femalefirst.co.uk


Kate Middleton was crowned Britain's best-dressed
 woman of 2011 by Style Bible Harper's Bazaar.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Duchess Kate makes it to 2012 - World’s Most Beautiful Women’s list


People magazine has named Britain’s Duchess Catherine as one of the most beautiful women in the world for the year 2012.  Well, this is something most Britons who love the royalty are already saying about the latest entrant to the British monarchy. 

Duchess Kate among most beautiful woman
Of the world according to People’s Magazine
Pic: Getty Images
The 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge who will be celebrating her first wedding anniversary with husband Prince William on 29th April, 2012 has been placed tenth in the publication’s annual ranking.  

The People’s magazine giving its reasoning for choosing the former Kate Middleton in their most beautiful list explains that Duchess Catherine during her April 2011 royal wedding to British heir Prince William looked every bit like a fairy-tale princess. 

Also according to the magazine, the Duchess, ‘has continued to impress the public with her down-to-earth sensibilities (she does her own makeup and recycles clothes) and also dazzle celebrities (Reese Witherspoon is a fan) with her warmth.'

Meanwhile, a Buckingham Palace source even added to the statement stating that: 'She is genuine, both in private and in public.' 

The top spot was bagged by singer/actress Beyonce Knowles. Other celebrities rounding off the top ten were Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton and Miranda Lambert. 

However, the placing of the Duchess in the tenth spot has not gone down well with certain sections of the British media. One website has gone so far as to state that Kate Middleton has been insulted by People Magazine’s apparently random selection of the World’s Most Beautiful Women for 2012.  

Read what the website says here at celebdirtylaundry.com.

Source: M & C

Prince William and Kate to attend friends’ party on wedding anniversary eve


The cat is out of the bag with regard to Prince William and Kate’s plans for their first wedding anniversary, barely two days away. According to grapevine, the royal couple will be attending a friend’s party the night prior to the most memorable day in their life.  

Will & Kate to spend Wedding 
Anniversary Eve with friends. 
Image: Flickr.com
 
It was disclosed yesterday (April 26, 2012) that Prince William and Kate will spend the night before their one year wedding anniversary partying with close friends. And the following day will head back home to the privacy of their Anglesey farmhouse for a quiet intimate evening, together. 

When inquired by UK Press Association on how Prince William and Kate plan to celebrate their one-year anniversary of their wedding on Sunday, a St James’s Palace spokesman inadvertently let slip: “They will spend the weekend with friends who have a celebration.”

This little tit-bit has now added to the speculation about the royal anniversary in the media. Naturally this clue is more than sufficient for the UK media hounds to sniff out which friends are special enough to be granted the august presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the eve of their  first wedding anniversary. 
  
While no additional details have been published, Press Association, however, also mentions with some degree of authority that the day after the party, Prince William and Kate “will travel back to their home in North Wales on Sunday to celebrate their anniversary privately.”

This latest information effectively puts pay to the earlier speculation that Prince William and Kate were planning on retreating to Balmoral and celebrating their wedding anniversary in the privacy of the Queen’s stunning Scottish estate.
Source: The Daily Beast

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

William & Kate’s Wedding Anniversary Commemorative Dolls Unveiled


With the much awaited first wedding anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just around the corner, there is good news in the offing for doll collectors and British royal family admirers alike. 

Mattel Inc, the world renowned US manufacturers of Barbie dolls, have unveiled a special two-doll set to mark the first year anniversary of Prince William and Kate’s wedding that took place last year on 29th April at Westminster Abbey.

Commemorative two doll set to mark first wedding 
anniversary of Will & Kate. Image: Mattel
The exquisite figures form part of a limited collection by Mattel and have already been sold out in America. The two dolls are wearing costumes based on the royal couple’s wedding outfit.

Similar to the Irish Guards outfit sported by Prince William and Kate’s Sarah Burton designed gown. The dolls are encased inside a box set and retails at around £100. According to Mattel the dolls are more of a collector’s memorabilia rather than a toy.

Will & Kate Wedding Doll-Boxed
Limited Edition – Image: Stressedrach
Meanwhile in Britain, a commemorative Barbie version of the royal couple has already hit the shelves of the Hamleys toy store in London. The head buyer at Hamleys, Laura Olver believes the upcoming event will generate a lot of interest for the commemorative dolls. 

Olver disclosed "Straight after the engagement another manufacturer brought out a Catherine doll in the blue engagement dress which took us by surprise. We sold about 30 times more than we originally forecast we would sell of that doll."

Such has been the interest in Kate’s eye-catching engagement outfit that it was aped and spawned around. In-fact a number of high street shops that the Duchess of Cambridge visited have found to their delight, sales booming. 

In fact, there is no sign of Catherine’s popularity abating opines retail analyst, Isabel Cavell, going on to add "She (Kate) looks good in what she wears and shoppers want to buy in to that." 

Source: Itn.co.uk/3news.co.nz/Reuters

Do Check Video: Will & Kate as Barbie Dolls



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prince Harry to receive Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award



Prince Charles must be a very proud man as his son Prince Harry is to be feted for his outstanding humanitarian endeavors at a glittering ceremony in Washington DC, America, scheduled for May 07. 

27-year-old Prince Harry is to receive this year's Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award, to be conferred on him by the Atlantic Council in USA

The Atlantic Council will host its Annual Awards Dinner on May 7, 2012, 
where Prince Harry will be feted for his achievements.
The younger British royal will be accepting the award on behalf of himself and his elder brother 30-year-old Duke of Cambridge, for their joint charitable initiatives through The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry at the Official Press Launch 
for ‘Walking With The Wounded.’ 
“Image courtesy Flickr.com”
A St James's Palace spokesman informed that Prince Harry was surprised but honored to have been made the recipient of such an exalted award. Just last year Prince Harry had joined wounded servicemen, participating in their charity trek to the North Pole.

The younger royal will be using the opportunity at the award ceremony to pay tribute to UK and US veterans' charities for their various initiatives in rehabilitating sick and wounded servicemen and women, added the palace spokesman. 

Prince Harry with this distinguished honor now follows in the footprints of some illustrious celebrities including U2 singer Bono. In 2010, Bono was conferred the Atlantic Council's first humanitarian award for his tireless efforts in combating disease and poverty in Africa. 

Prince Harry will have to make it to the ceremony next month without his elder brother Prince William's presence, as the future heir to the British throne and his wife Duchess Catherine will be attending and later presenting prizes at the Badminton Horse Trials. 

This is a crucial event for the British Royals as Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips will be attempting to secure a berth for herself in the forthcoming London Olympics. 

Source: M & C

Monday, April 23, 2012

Win 2 tickets for ‘African Cats’ Royal Premier in London with Prince William & Duchess Kate


Would you like a once-in-life-time opportunity to go to a movie premiere with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? Well, if you are, then you are reading the right stuff.  

Win Tickets to attend the Royal Premiere Of 'African Cats' With Will & Kate
To commemorate the release of Disney's African Cats, two priceless tickets of the said flick's Royal Premiere this Wednesday (April 25th), is being offered by Huffington Post for the UK public. 

Royal watchers may recall that the last time Duchess Kate went to Steven Spielberg’s War Horse premiere she could not help but come out all teary eyed, so touched was she by the movie. 

Poster of ‘African Cats’: DisneyDreaming.com
Most certainly this week too, Kate Middleton will be reaching for her hanky again if the tantalizing trailer of African Cats is anything to go by. 

A real life adventure, African Cats illustrates the tale of two big African cat families. Vicious, majestic, sometimes ruthless, these cats are also glorious and cute both at the same time. 

Meanwhile the scenic backdrop of the Massai Mara in Kenya is visually so mind-blowing, it is sure to take your breath away. 

The nature documentary is directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Forthergill of the Earth, Frozen Planet, with the narration deftly handled by Sir Patrick Stewart. 

The flick is centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild. In the story Mara, is a lovable lion cub who wants to grow up to be just like her mother, with all her strength, spirit and wisdom. 

There is Sita, a bold cheetah and single mother of five naughty newborns. Then there is Fang, a proud pack leader who has to protect his family from a rival lion and his sons. The film will be screened in cinemas all over United Kingdom from 27 April. 

For the general public to win the two tickets to the Royal Premiere of Disney Nature’s real life adventure, African Cats in London, they need to answer a very simple question which is as follows: 

 Who directed Disney Nature’s true life adventure, African Cats?
 
1. Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill
2. Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
3. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Dash off your answer at the email: africancatscompetition@gmail.com, and try your luck at getting a chance to rub shoulders with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the African Cats' Royal Premiere in London on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Source and Pic: Huffington Post

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kate Middleton Beware! Sexy Amy Childs has the hots for Prince William


The ex-TOWIE super sexy babe Amy Childs openly states that she prefers Prince Harry's elder brother - the dashing Prince William. 

Amy Childs has her eye on Prince William
Pic:Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images 
So now the hand-some future heir to the British throne, has a new admirer. The Essex babe Amy Childs acknowledges she has a soft spot for 29-year-old Duke of Cambridge.

As royal watchers may be aware, Prince William will be celebrating his first wedding anniversary with Kate Middleton aka Duchess Kate later this month.

However, that does not seem to deter one ardent fan, 21-year-old Amy Child who publicly declares 'I fancy William more than Prince Harry!'

She goes on to query 'Can you imagine Essex and royalty? If I went for a member of the Royal family it would definitely be him!’ reiterating her open admiration for the elder royal. 

However, although she has the hots for Prince William, Amy still empathizes with the 27-year old Prince Harry, who says it's hard to find love. 

According to the gorgeous Amy, when a person is in the public eye, they don’t ‘intimidate’ people, but people are just afraid to approach them.  

Now that is really a sad state of affairs for the junior royal… Wonder what Prince Harry will have to say about this. Being the prankster he is, probably he will wise crack on Amy, ganging up with fav sis-in-law Kate.

Source: Now Magazine, UK

Distracted Kate Middleton forgets her handbag at Berkshire store


Probably, due to the sheer joy of being back in her home town, Kate Middleton got a little tardy as she went on a shopping spree in Bucklebury, Berkshire, close to her parents home.

Duchess Kate seen here shopping at a Berkshire Store in Sept 2011 
(Image:nobelprofile.blogspot.in)

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a local store with mother Carole Middleton (57) in tow. However, having completed her shopping while leaving the store, she left behind a very important fashion accessory.

Later speaking about the incident, the shop owner told You Magazine 'Kate is quite ditsy.' According to him, Kate Middleton was browsing some stuff in the store for sometime with her mom, as she usually does. 

However this time when she left, “I noticed she'd left her handbag behind just sitting on a piece of furniture,” disclosed the shop owner. Obviously, by now the expensive item has been returned to its royal owner. 

30-year old Kate Middleton’s upper middle class upbringing tends to surface time and again, particularly in her zeal for high street bargains. 

Although she does not really need to go scouting for it since now she is a member of the British Royal family after her marriage to 29-year old Prince William in April, last year.  Some how she cannot seem to give up her love for some good high street bargains.

In fact Duchess of Cambridge has even been seen sneaking in to purchase stuff at H&M and Gap on London's Kensington High Street. Duchess Kate is also said to be a big admirer of LK Bennett, Whistles and Reiss.

Source: Now Magazine, UK