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Kate Middleton’s Face Has a Tennis Meltdown

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography with tags on July 3, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Kate Middleton’s Face Has a Tennis Meltdown

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Monarchy defends cost of William and Kate’s home

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography with tags on June 22, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Monarchy defends cost of William and Kate’s home

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 Prince William (L), his wife Catherine and their son Prince George leave Canberra on April 25, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saeed Khan) 

London (AFP) – The monarchy has defended the cost of refurbishing a Kensington Palace apartment for Prince William, his wife Catherine and their baby son Prince George.

A royal spokesman did not confirm the seven-figure cost — reportedly at £4 million — for repairs and refurbishments, but said the royal couple had paid for their own furnishings.

The bill includes extensive work on the 17th-century London palace apartment, including installing a new roof, overhauling the electrics and carrying out plumbing repairs, while work was needed to remove asbestos.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have taken up Apartment 1A, formerly the home of princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, who died in 2002.

The living space was last refurbished in 1963, shortly after the newly-married Margaret moved in.

The apartment was designed by Christopher Wren, the architect who built London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“This is the Duke and Duchess’s one and only official residence. It is here that they plan to stay for many, many years to come,” the royal spokesman said.

“We also had to take into account the fact that Kensington Palace is a scheduled ancient monument, and all elements of the refurbishment had to be agreed with English Heritage.”

“Often this meant ensuring a high standard of work in line with the historical significance of the Christopher Wren building.”

He said William and Kate, both 32, “paid privately” for all the internal furnishings, including carpets and curtains. They couple were also at pains to ensure that the specification was not extravagant, the spokesman said.

William is second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles.                                                                                                                         Photos of the day - June 14, 2014

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(Front L-R) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge share a light moment as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday in central London, June 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Steeped in royal history, Kensington Palace, part of which is open to the public, is William’s childhood home. It was the main residence for him and his brother Prince Harry until 1998.

Mourners left a sea of flowers and tributes at the palace gates after the death of Diana, their mother, in a Paris car crash in 1997.

William and Kate had been living in the small Nottingham Cottage within the Kensington Palace complex. The plan was for Harry to take it over when the Cambridges moved into the palace proper.

After two tours in Afghanistan, army captain Harry now has a desk job coordinating army commemorative events in London.

William and Catherine have plenty of royal company nearby, as three of the queen’s cousins, all grandsons of King George V, live at Kensington Palace.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Britain's Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, center, attend a remembrance ceremony in Arromanches, western France, Friday June 6, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing. Visible at left is Arromanches mayor Patrick Jardin and at right French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)

Britain’s Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, center, attend a remembrance ceremony in Arromanches, western France, Friday June 6, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing. Visible at left is Arromanches mayor Patrick Jardin and at right French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)                          From left, Britain's Prince Harry, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, watch a Royal Air Force fly past, as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual "Trooping the Colour" parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. "Trooping the Colour" originated from traditional preparations for battle, when flags were carried or "trooped" down the rank for soldiers to see. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)From left, Britain’s Prince Harry, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, watch a Royal Air Force fly past, as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual “Trooping the Colour” parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. “Trooping the Colour” originated from traditional preparations for battle, when flags were carried or “trooped” down the rank for soldiers to see. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Britain’s Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge (C), her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R) and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, leave by carriage after attending the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle, June 16, 2014 (AFP Photo/Toby Melville)

 

Kate Middleton Embraces the Cutout Trend (in a Good Way)

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography with tags on April 28, 2014 by 2eyeswatching

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s three-week tourof Australia and New Zealand is coming to a close and, though the royal couple has done everything from race yachts tomeet marsupials, it’s Kate’s stylish wardrobe choices that have captured much of the media attention. Wednesday night was no different when she managed to embrace the cut-out trend in a classy way.

The 32-year-old wore a white Lela Rose dress with a cutout-style peplum and sleeves to a party at Yarralumla, the home of the Governor-General, the queen’s representative in Australia. The estate is in Canberra, the country’s capital.

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Kate opted for a crochet-inspired version of the cut-out look, which gave her dress a sleek and summery effect. She paired the dress with a contrasting black clutch and heels and wore simple makeup and had her hair in a trademark chignon.

Although Kate has mostly worn a combination of British and Australian designers like Alexander McQueen, L.K. Bennett, Stella McCartney, and Zimmerman on her Down Under tour, Lela Rose lives and works in the United States. The designer is known for her crisp, feminine dresses, and she has a celebrity fanbase that includes Ashley Judd, Mariska Hargitay, and fellow fashion designers the Olsen twins. Rose also has a popular line of bridal gowns, which are named after New York City landmarks like Central Park and Union Square.

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Grazia magazine called the duchess’s dress choice “surprising,” since she’s not known for wearing American designers. Meanwhile, Glamour pointed out that Kate, who is known for rewearing her favorite pieces, wore two brand-new looks in a single day – the white Lela Rose dress and, earlier, a green, belted Catherine Walker coat for a tree-planting ceremony.

The Duchess of Cambridge dons a Catherine Walker coat while in Australia. (Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

At the party, Australian TV anchor Angela Bishop used her meeting with the Duchess to bring up the subject of fashion. “I asked her about Australian fashion and she said she was really interested in the designers here,” Bishop told reportersoutside the event. “Kate said she really wanted to go out shopping and had been driving through cities looking out the window peering into show windows. I think she was a little disappointed that she couldn’t shop here.”

However, Kate’s lovely smile could have been marred by some bad news that she and her husband got shortly before heading to the black-tie event. Mark Shand, the brother of Camilla Parker Bowles, was in New York for a charity event when he fell and hit his head, dying almost immediately. Parker Bowles is William’s stepmother, married to his father, Prince Charles. The news of the death was reported by Clarence House, Prince William’s official representative in London.

As usual, style-watchers around the world tried to get their hands on Kate’s latest style triumph. The dress, which retails for about $1,500, has already sold out at Nordstrom.com.

 

Royal Baby Name Is Prince George Alexander Louis! Kate Middleton, Prince William Announce Name

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography with tags , on July 25, 2013 by 2eyeswatching

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Royal baby is named Prince George Alexander Louis!

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All hail His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge! After welcoming the birth of their firstborn son on Monday, July 22, Kate Middleton and Prince William announced the name of the future King of England on Wednesday.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,” Clarence House tweeted.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, welcomed their baby boy at St. Mary’s Hospital in London at 4:24 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. at the time of his birth.

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The official announcement was placed on a wood and gold easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. “We could not be happier,” Prince William said shortly after his son’s arrival. They introduced him the next day outside St. Mary’s Hospital.

Choosing a royal baby name is no easy task! Prince Williams’ parents Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana spent seven days choosing his name, while Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waited one month before naming Charles.

Prince Charles, 64, issued a statement expressing his excitement over the birth of his first grandchild, the third in line to the British throne. “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” he said. “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

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Royal Family Tree: A Guide to Queen Elizabeth II's Kids and Grandkids

Royal Family Tree: A Guide to Queen Elizabeth II’s Kids and Grandkids

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born April 21, 1926, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and his wife, Elizabeth, Elizabeth II was third in line to the throne, behind her uncle and her father. In 1947 she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, now the Duke of Edinburgh; together they had four children: Prince Charles (born 1948), Princess Anne (1950), Prince Andrew (1959), and Prince Edward (1963).

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Prince Charles, the Late Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles

Prince Charles, the Late Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles

 Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest child, Charles, Prince of Wales, was born Nov. 14, 1948, and is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The couple divorced in 1996. Charles has since remarried; he and his former mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles, were wed in 2005.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Born June 21, 1982, Prince William is the third-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, and the second in line to the throne. In April 2011, he married Kate Middleton. A little less than two years later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced

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Prince Harry

PRINCE HARRY

Born Prince Henry of Wales but commonly known as Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s younger son was welcomed into the world on Sept. 15, 1984. He is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s fourth grandchild, and the third in line for the throne. A captain in the Blues and Royals of the British Army, Harry has served twice on the front line in Afghanistan. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/royal-family-tree-queen-elizabeth-kids-and-grandkids-2013107/31550

Princess Anne

PRINCESS ANNE

Anne, Princess Royal, is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s only daughter. At the time of her birth on Aug. 15, 1950, she was third in line to the throne; as of 2013, however, she’s 10th. From 1973 to 1992, she was married to Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. Since 1992, she has been married to Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York

Queen Elizabeth II gave birth to Prince Andrew on Feb. 19, 1960, eight years into her reign. A commander and honorary rear admiral in the Royal Navy, he’s currently fourth in line to the throne, behind Princes Charles, William, and Harry. In 1986, he married Sarah Ferguson, with whom he had two daughters, Beatrice (1988) and Eugenie (1990). Two years after Eugenie’s birth, however, the Duke and Duchess of York announced their separation; they officially divorced four years later, in 1996.

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Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Edward was third in line to the throne at the time of his birth on March 10, 1964. He’s currently seventh, behind his older brothers and their four children. Married since 1999 to Sophie Rhys-Jones, a former public relations executive, Edward, Earl of Wessex, has two young children with his wife: Lady Louise Windsor (2003) and James, Viscount Severn (2007).

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Baby boy for Prince William and wife Kate

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography, News with tags on July 23, 2013 by 2eyeswatching

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ReutersBy Michael Holden | Reuters – 7 hours ago

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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince William‘s wife Kate gave birth to a boy on Monday, the couple’s first child and the third in line to the British throne, heralding celebrations in London and messages of goodwill from across the world.

“We could not be happier,” Prince William said in a brief statement, after he witnessed the birth of his son at 4:24 p.m. (1624 BST), an event that sparked an international media frenzy and the illumination of London landmarks in blue.

His office said Kate and the baby, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kg) and to be publicly named at a later date, were both doing well and would stay in hospital overnight.

Prince William phoned his grandmother the queen to give her the news, and also contacted his father Prince Charles and brotherPrince Harry, all of whom were said to be delighted. The addition to the family is third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and William.

It might take some time for the name to emerge however. The announcement of William’s name took more than a week, but bookmakers make George the favourite, followed by James.

The easel outside Buckingham Palace makes the announcement of the Duchess’s newborn baby boy. (PA)

As the birth of the queen’s third great-grandchild was announced, a loud cheer went up from the well-wishers and media gathered outside St. Mary’s Hospital in west London, where William was also born to the late Princess Diana in 1982.

“It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” said Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.

Within minutes, messages of congratulations began flooding in, while crowds gathered outside the queen’s London residence Buckingham Palace where an official notice was placed on a gold-coloured easel at the main gates.

U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the first world leaders to welcome the birth.

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Press Association – The Honourable Artillery Company prep their kit and personnel at Armoury House for the royal gun salute from the Tower of London

“Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child,” he said. “We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings.”

The royal couple, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had arrived at the hospital shortly before 6 a.m. and entered through a back door to avoid massed ranks of British and international media camped outside the main entrance.

Kate and William, both aged 31, met when they were students at St. Andrews University and were married in April 2011 in a spectacular wedding broadcast around the world.

FRENZY

The royal birth has provoked a similar frenzy, with media keeping up a deluge of speculative reports for days beforehand and particularly throughout Monday.

“Right across the country and indeed right across the Commonwealth people will be celebrating and wishing the royal couple well,” Prime Minister David Cameron told waiting reporters in Downing Street.

“It is an important moment in the life of our nation but I suppose above all it’s a wonderful moment for a warm and loving couple who got a brand new baby boy.”

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Outside Buckingham Palace, there was a party atmosphere with well-wishers laying flowers and teddy bears, singing “God Save the Queen” and “Happy Birthday”, and children waving flags.

“The build up to the birth has been so big I’m just happy it’s finally come. I’m pleased it’s a boy, you always want a boy really,” said Alice Durrans, who rushed from a nearby restaurant after hearing the news.

Deborah Beeson, a banker from the United States, was ecstatic.

“It’s wonderful. I got chills. I cried,” she said. “You know America loves Kate. She’s just beautiful, she has dignity.”

There will be a 41-gun salute at London’s Hyde Park and 62 rounds fired at the Tower of London on Tuesday to herald news of the birth.

The baby arrives at a time when the royal family is riding a wave of popularity. An Ipsos Mori poll last week showed 77 percent of Britons were in favour of remaining a monarchy over a republic, close to its best-ever level of support.

DARK DAYS

The dark days for the House of Windsor after the death of William’s mother Princess Diana in 1997, which led to public anger at the royals, have been replaced with outpourings of support for William and Kate’s wedding and the Diamond Jubilee for the queen last summer.

“It’s been a remarkable few years for our royal family,” Cameron said.

The couple, who have been living in a cottage in north Wales where William is based as a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot, will eventually take up residence with their baby at Apartment 1A at London’s Kensington Palace when a 1 million pound refurbishment is completed later this year.

The palace was also William’s childhood home.

The young royal couple have become global stars after some 2 billion people tuned in to watch their glittering marriage ceremony in 2011, while Kate is seen as a fashion icon.

(Additional reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, Sarah Young, Limei Hoang and Mark Anderson; Editing by Angus MacSwan, Michael Roddy and Eric Beech)

Kate Middleton

Posted in Kate Middleton Biography on September 18, 2012 by 2eyeswatching

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Kate Middleton
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Born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
9 January 1982 (age 29)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Education Master of Arts
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Parents Michael Francis Middleton
Carole Elizabeth (née Goldsmith)
Relatives Pippa Middleton (sister)
James Middleton (brother)

Catherine Elizabeth ”Kate“ Middleton (born 9 January 1982) is the fiancée of Prince William of WalesTheir wedding is to take place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey with the day declared a bank holiday in the UK. Middleton grew up in Chapel Row at Bucklebury, Berkshire, and after attending Marlborough College, studied at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001. They started a relationship, followed by media attention, triggering complaints by Middleton that the media were harassing her. In April 2007, the press reported that William and Middleton had split up.

They continued to be friends and later in 2007 they reunited. Since then, Middleton has attended many high-profile royal events. She has been admired for her fashion sense and has been placed on numerous “best dressed” lists. Since her relationship with Prince William began, Middleton has received widespread media attention and there was much speculation that they would eventually marry. On 16 November 2010, the office of the Prince of Wales at Clarence Houseannounced their engagement. The date and location of the wedding were announced one week later.

Biography

Early life

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Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.:32 She is the eldest of three children born to Carole Elizabeth (born 1955, née Goldsmith), a flight attendant, and Michael Francis Middleton (born 1949), a flight dispatcher and later an airline officer for British Airways.

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Her parents married on 21 June 1980 at the Parish Church of Dorney, Buckinghamshire, and in 1987 founded Party Pieces, a mail ordercompany that sells party supplies and decorations.

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Middleton’s paternal family came from Leeds, West Yorkshire, and her great-grandmother Olivia was a member of the Lupton family, who were active for generations in Leeds in commercial and municipal work. Through Olivia Lupton, her ancestors include The Rev. Thomas Davis, a Church of England hymn-writer. Carole Middleton’s maternal family, the Harrisons, were working class labourers and miners fromCounty Durham.

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Middleton has two siblings, Philippa Charlotte, known as “Pippa” (born 1983), and James William (born 1987). Pippa Middleton, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, has received press coverage since her sister became famous, with focus on her relationships and lifestyle.

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Middleton’s family were in Amman, Jordan, for British Airways from May 1984 to September 1986, where Middleton went to an English language nursery school, before returning to their home in Berkshire.

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After her return from Amman, Middleton was educated at St. Andrew’s School in the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire, then briefly at Downe House, before moving on to Marlborough College, a co-educational independent school in Wiltshire, followed by the University of St Andrews in Fife, where she met William and graduated with a2:1 (Hons) in the History of Art.

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Career

In November 2006, Middleton was appointed accessory buyer with clothing chain Jigsaw. In September 2007, it was reported that Middleton was planning to give up her job as an accessory buyer to become a professional photographer. It was announced that she intended to take private classes with photographer Mario Testino, who had taken several well-known photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons.

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Middleton and Testino apparently were introduced by Prince William. Testino later denied that Middleton was going to be working for him.

Fashion icon

Middleton has been featured in several best-dressed lists and was selected by The Daily Telegraph as the “Most Promising Newcomer” in its 2006 list of style winners and losers. Tatler placed her at number 8 on its yearly listing of the top ten style icons in 2007.She was featured in People magazine’s 2007 and 2010 best-dressed lists. Middleton was named as one of Richard Blackwell‘s ten “Fabulous Fashion Independents” of 2007. In June 2008, Style.com selected Middleton as its monthly beauty icon. In July 2008, Middleton was included in Vanity Fair‘s international best-dressed list. In February 2011, Middleton was named the Top Fashion Buzzword of the 2011 season by the Global Language Monitor.

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Middleton’s unsubstantiated status as the girlfriend of William brought her widespread media coverage in the UK and abroad and she was often photographed on her daily outings. On 17 October 2005, she complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating that she had done nothing significant to warrant such publicity. In February 2006, it was announced that Middleton would receive her own 24-hour security detail supplied by the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department. This fueled further speculation that she and William would soon be engaged, since she would not otherwise be entitled to this service.

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No engagement occurred and Middleton was not granted an allowance to fund this security. Media attention increased around the time of Middleton’s 25th birthday in January 2007, prompting warnings from both Charles and William and from Middleton’s lawyers, who threatened legal action. Two newspaper groups, News International, which publishes The Times and The Sun, and the Guardian Media Group, publishers of The Guardian, decided to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her. Middleton attended at least one event as an official royal guest, William’s Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006.

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In December 2007, it was reported that Middleton had moved in with Prince William at Clarence House, the residence of the Prince of Wales in London.Clarence House later denied this.

On 17 May 2008, Middleton attended the wedding of William’s cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly, which the prince did not attend. On 19 July 2008, Middleton attended the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman. William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard the HMS Iron Duke.

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On 28 February 2010, The Times reported that Middleton was pursuing an invasion of privacy suit against photographer Niraj Tanna who took pictures of her over Christmas 2009, although they were never published in Britain. Middleton has not pursued the claim against the photographer.

Breakup and reconciliation

Middleton with Prince Harry, June 2008.

On 14 April 2007, The Sun newspaper broke a “world exclusive” suggesting that Prince William and Middleton had split up. Other media outlets such as the BBC confirmed the story as the day progressed. The couple decided to break up during a holiday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt.Clarence House made only one comment about the relationship’s end, according to The Times, stating, “We don’t comment on Prince William’s private life.”Newspapers speculated about the reasons for the split, although these reports relied on anonymous sources.

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The original report in The Sun quoted a “close friend of the couple” as saying that Middleton felt William had not been paying her enough attention. The paper highlighted reports that William had been spending time with other young women, and said the Prince, aged 24 at the time of the split, felt he was too young to marry. A report in the Daily Mail blamed a desire by royal courtiers not to “hurry along” a marriage announcement, and William’s desire to enjoy his bachelor status within his Army career. The Mail also suggested that William’s friend Guy Pelly encouraged the Prince to take a “careless approach” to relationships. The same article suggested that Middleton had “expected too much” in wanting William to demonstrate his commitment to her.

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In June 2007, Middleton and William insisted they were “just good friends” following reports of a reconciliation. Middleton and her family attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, where she and William sat two rows apart.The couple were subsequently seen together in public on a number of occasions, and several news sources, including the BBC and the Daily Mail, stated that they had “rekindled their relationship. Middleton also joined William and Charles on adeerstalking expedition at Balmoral and attended the wedding of William’s cousin, Peter Phillips, even though William, due to a prior commitment, did not. In April 2008, Middleton accompanied William when he was awarded his RAF wings at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. On 16 June 2008, Middleton attended William’s investiture into the Order of the Garter along with the Royal Family.

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Engagement and wedding

Main article: Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton became engaged in October 2010 in Kenya, East Africa, during a 10-day trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to celebrate William’s passing his RAF helicopter search and rescue course. Clarence House announced the engagement on 16 November 2010. The couple are to marry in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. It is customary for royal men to receive a dukedom when they marry; possible dukedoms for William after his marriage are WindsorClarenceCambridgeSussex,KendalAvondale, and Strathearn. As the wife of a royal duke and prince, Middleton would assume the title of duchess.

In Letters Patent dated 21 August 1996 (shortly before the divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales) it was acknowledged that, “by convention”, the wife of a son or grandson of the Sovereign is entitled to the style title or attribute of “Royal Highness”. If William were not given a title, then after the wedding, Middleton would by convention (unless explicitly vetoed by the Queen), be known as Her Royal HighnessPrincess William of Wales taking her husband’s first name on marriage (as with Princess Michael of Kent). If, however, William is given a title, Middleton would be known as “Her Royal Highness The Duchess [or other rank if appropriate] of N”.

On 16 February 2011, Clarence House announced that Middleton’s and William’s first royal tour of Canada would take place in July 2011.She was formally introduced to public life on 24 February 2011, two months before the wedding, when she and William attended a lifeboat naming ceremony in TrearddurNorth Wales.

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Film

An upcoming Lifetime TV movie entitled William and Kate is scheduled to air in the U.S. on 18 April 2011. Middleton will be played byCamilla Luddington and William by Nico Evers-Swindell

Carole Middleton – Royal Weddding : Who’s who in the Middleton

Kate Middleton is said to be very close to her mother Carole Middleton, a former air stewardess, with it being speculated that she was the one to have persuaded her daughter to reject her first choice university because she heard that Prince William was going to study at St Andrews.

Since starting a relationship with their daughter, Prince William has grown close to his soon-to-be in-laws with their lifestyle offering the prince stability and normality, something that can be difficult to achieve amid the pressures of royal duties and in royal households run by servants.

The Middleton family live in the small village of Bucklebury near Newbury, Berkshire, where they run the internet-based children’s party paraphernalia company Party Pieces.

The mail-order business was founded by Mrs Middleton and her husband Michael in 1987 with the success of the internet company subsequently turning the Middleton family into millionaires.

This is a undated handout image released by Britain's ...

Is undated handout image released

This is a undated handout image released by Britain’s Royal Mail of stamps of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Britain’s Royal Mail is celebratingPrince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding with a new set of stamps that feature their official engagement portraits. Two pictures of the couple taken by fashion and celebrity photographer Mario Testino will be printed on the set of commemorative stamps. (AP Photo/Royal Mail)

Prince William, Kate Middleton

This is a Monday April 11, 2011, file photo of Britain’s Prince William accompanied by his fiancee Kate Middleton, arrive at Witton Country Park, Darwen, England. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29. Britain’s government says it is considering changing the rules of royal succession so that if Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child is a girl she would eventually become queen.

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Kate and best man Harry rehearse for royal wedding

Prince Harry(R) with his brother’s fiancee Kate Middleton in February 2011. Keen to make sure her wedding to Prince William passes off smoothly, Kate Middleton took part in a rehearsal on Friday with her maid of honour and the best man, Prince Harry, at Westminster Abbey.

(AFP/File/Ben Stansall)

The Choir of Westminster Abbey, who will sing ...

Organist and Master of the Choristers James O’Donnell conduct the Choir of Westminster Abbey, who will sing during the wedding of Britain’s PrinceWilliam and his fiancee Kate Middleton, during a rehearsal in London April 15, 2011.

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Kate Middleton Gives First Foreign Speech In Malaysia

 

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Kate Middleton Gives First Foreign Speech In Malaysia

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Kate Middleton suited up in a pale blue Jenny Packham frock on Thursday to give her first foreign speech during a visit she and the Duke of Cambridge made to Hospis Malaysia.

The speech is only the second public speech for Catherine, who gave her first public oration in March, back in England at a children’s hospice.

As for the speech itself, Catherine spoke slowly, reading from notes: “William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia – this, our first ever visit – and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at Hospis Malaysia.”

“As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity, I am thrilled to hear that you have been working with Hospis Malaysia,” she also said, “and that you plan to collaborate as you roll out this new program. Through this Patronage, I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital. Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing. “

After, the royal couple also greeted terminally ill children and were asked to draw pictures on a clay tile — something many visitors to the center do for the center’s wall decorations. While Catherine drew a picture of a tree with birds flying overhead, William made a spectacular creation of the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry.

Before touching down in Malaysia on Thursday, the duke and duchess made one last visit in Singapore to view war graves at Kranji Memorial, where Kate carried a parasol to shield herself from the sun. Malaysia is the second stop for the couple on their nine-day royal tour in Asia, which has already led to wild speculation that Catherine is pregnant after she declined to drink wine twice.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an official dinner given by His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong at his official residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.Hamidun. as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an official dinner given by His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong at his official residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.Hamidun. as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge at a visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Zakwan Anuar, 15, and his mother, during a visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge signs a birthday card for Zakwan Anuar, 15, watched by his mother, during a visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge creates a carving in clay during a visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A carving in clay made by the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – SEPTEMBER 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is given flowers as they arrive for a lunch with Kuala Lumpur’s Prime Minister at his official residence, the Seri Perdana on day 3 of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 13, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Samir)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak attend a lunch at the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Seri Perdana on day 3 of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 13, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – SEPTEMBER 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and wife Rosmah Manso attend a lunch at the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Seri Perdana on day 3 of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East on September 13, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge attends a lunch with the Prime Minister at his official residence, the Seri Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore, as part of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific, with the Duke of Cambridge, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.