Absolutely sparkling! Prince William & Princess Catherine stepped out in their first public function as a married couple in support of the 10th Anniversary Gala for the charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids). The children’s charity benefit took place in a custom-made marquee at Perks Field, just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, where the couple are set to have an apartment as their London home. The charity went on to raise £17.2m by the end of the night.
Prince William made his first public speech since his wedding, launching a four-year collaboration between his own charitable organization, the Foundation of Prince William & Prince Harry, and ARK.
Fashion: William looked smart in his tuxedo, but all eyes were on Kate, who was literally glowing in a powder pink sequin-embellished ballgown by British designer Jenny Packham (website). You can get the dress here (update: Sorry, already sold out!). She paired the dress with a pair of pink LK Bennett Agata sandals and carried a Prada clutch. No doubt her latest choices are currently flying off the shelves.
Another Video: Prince William’s speech at the charity. Hilarious intro!
Prince Philip turns 90!
A big, warm birthday greeting to the Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 90 today! A steadfast beacon and silent partner to the Queen. Truly a remarkable gem of a royal!
- Ninety facts about the Duke of Edinburgh
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s best gaffes
- Prince Philip plans to reduce workload before “sell by date”
It’s work as usual today for the Duke of Edinburgh. His birthday will be celebrated on June 12 with a church service with the royal family followed by a champagne reception.
Prince Harry & marriage: “Not for a long time”
Blushing Prince Harry was put on the spot over his intentions towards on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy (are they currently on or off? Latest reports say off). Harry was attending the annual Founder’s Day parade at London’s Royal Hospital – home to the world famous Chelsea Pensioners – when he was caught out by cheeky former soldier William Titchmarsh, who asked: “So when are you getting married then?”
“Not for a long time,” Harry replied. “Who put you up to do that to me?!”