While Italian magazine Chi is digging themselves a big ole’ hole by publishing new photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, SOCIALITE LIFE would like to distract the masses with 10 wonderfully entertaining faces made by Her Royal Highness.
Back in September, Chi followed French Closer‘s lead by publishing topless photos of Catherine while she was on holiday in France. Now, Chi has published images of the pregnant Duchess in a bikini, walking along the beach in Mustique with Prince William.
According to royal reporter Richard Palmer, St. James’s Palace issued a statement over the photos earlier today. Read More »
This week’s episode of The Duchess Diary explores the real story behind Plantagenet king Richard III, whose remains were found in a Leicester, England parking lot last September. Despite his reputation, historians are coming to the conclusion that Richard wasn’t all that bad.
We chatted with fellow royal enthusiast Kiyo Ohara, the creator and designer of Dragon 88 home design. Ohara brought to the studio some of her gorgeous creations, including a Union Jacket print pillow, a honey gold faux fur throw inspired by one the Duchess of Cambridge’s feather fascinators, and velvet paisley throws and pillows fit for a queen.
Ohara has dressed up some of the world’s finest hotels. Learn more about her fantastic work here. Read More »
The Sun reported yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently on holiday in Mustique. The couple joined the Middleton family for a vacation on the Caribbean island, as they did last year around the same time.
“Both William and Kate were hoping her condition would not stop her from making the eight-hour flight to Barbados and the connection to Mustique,” a source told the paper (via HELLO! Magazine).
“A month ago such a journey would have been unthinkable for her, so this is a clear sign she has made a virtual recovery.”
The island is known for its privacy, and the resort where the group is staying has increased its security measures.
After this trip, the Duchess of Cambridge will visit Hope House in South London on February 19th. The facility is run by Action on Addiction, one of the four charities Catherine officially supports. Read More »
Oh, stop it. I think I might love Carrie Bradshaw in high school more than I love Carrie Bradshaw in her 30s.
In tonight’s episode (“Fright Night”) Bradshaw (played by AnnaSophia Robb) dresses up as Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day. She takes along Walt as her Prince Charles (albeit it a better-looking one).
Bradshaw gets an A for effort, even if her Emanuel knock-off isn’t nearly as poofy as Diana’s was. Read More »
When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced she will abdicate the throne in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, few eyebrows were raised.
The more important matter was whether or not Queen Elizabeth, 86, would ever do the same. The answer is a simple “no,” but it’s a valid question, given Her Majesty’s age.
However, the Queen took her vows very seriously on June 2nd, 1953 and will remain sovereign until her very last breath. Read More »
Arriving at Farringdon tube station in their Bentley this morning, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were handed special edition Oyster cards (tube passes) for a ride to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
According to the Daily Mail, Farringdon Station was one of the first to be built in 1863 and is known as “the birthplace” of the tube.
The Mail (and a few other outlets) noticed that the train that the couple took was clean, on time and air conditioned, something that is not always true of public transportation (can I get an amen?). Read More »
Mmmmmk, so Tatler Magazine has named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s cocker spaniel one of Britain’s most fascinating people.
Lupo was one of the society’s magazine’s most searched-for personalities on its website.
Lupo is Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s cocker spaniel and, joyfully, he has started to make public appearances at polo matches if his master is competing. Lives in North Wales (he’s wonderful at keeping Kate company while William is away on RAF business) and LOVES Prince Harry. Can’t stand tabloid intrusions, has a dedicated Twitter account.
The March issue is available on newsstands everywhere this Friday. On its site, Tatler instructs reaers to “study very closely indeed. You need to know who they are.”
Yesterday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands really let down the sisterhood by announcing she will abdicate the Dutch throne come April 30th. Her mother, Queen Juliana and grandmother, Queen Wilhemina each did the same when they reached their seventies, so when the announcement came yesterday, royal watchers weren’t surprised.
Today, the question on everyone’s mind is: “Will Queen Elizabeth do the same?”
Certainly not. Her Majesty took a vow of duty on June 2nd, 1953 and dedicated her “whole life, whether it be long or short” to serving as sovereign on her 21st birthday. The job is a lifelong commitment and, in my mind, can’t just be passed down to the heir because one grows tired of ruling his or her country.
I emailed Richard Palmer of the Daily Express, a veteran royal reporter whose opinion on the matter I was quite curious about. I asked Palmer if this was at all possible in England, a question I knew the answer to before he even had a chance to respond.
“You never know what might happen,” Palmer wrote, “but we are always led to believe by historians and royal advisers that the Brits just don’t go in for it. Read More »