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Duchess of Cambridge Dazzles at the Millies

William, Kate & Harry at the Sun Military Awards, 19 December 2011
Pictures from Getty Images

The 2011 Sun Military Awards (Millies) was given a HUGE royal treat — William, Kate & Harry together, dressed to their nines.   For many royal watchers, nothing beats the charm of this dynamic trio. The Awards were held at the Imperial War Museum, honoring the nation’s military as well as civilians involved with the armed forces.  Prince Harry gave a moving speech, while William & Kate presented an award to Sgt. Ryan McCready for Most Outstanding Solder.Videos below.


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Kate dazzled in a black velvet, strapless (wow!) McQueen gown, which showed off her gorgeously toned arms and shoulders.  And a pleasant treat — she wears some serious bling for the first time!  A matching set of diamonds & rubies glittered from her neck and wrist.  They’re said to be part of her “personal collection,” a gift for her wedding.  More fashion details from What Kate Wore.

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Picture sets: Getty Images | Zimbio
Large pics: IB Times | Duchess Kate blog

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Charles, Camilla, William & Kate Attend Gary Barlow Charity Concert

Pictures by Arthur Edwards (left) & Reuters (right)

Take That’s Gary Barlow performed a pop concert in aid of  The Prince’s Charities & The Foundation of Prince William & Prince Harry — and two pairs of royals came out to show their support. The gigs are raising funds so that the Trust can invest £2.5million in helping five areas that were hit the hardest during the August riots in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Prince Charles, Camilla, William & Kate (the first time all four appeared together publicly) were guests of honour for the charity concert in Royal Albert Hall last night.  They met with Gary Barlow before the show started, and spoke with performers after.

The singer told William: “I hope you enjoy tonight and I hope it’s not too loud.” William replied joking: “The louder the better, the louder the better.”

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in a short black and tan dress costing just £69.99 from Zara.





Pictures: Zimbio | Getty Images | Rex Features



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Royals Meet the Media

The Queen & The Duchess of Cambridge, both in green as they meet the media.
Pictures from Getty Images

[ad#zazzleright-diamondjubilee]On November 28, Her Majesty opened up the doors of Buckingham Palace to the world’s media to kick start her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. And she was armed with strong royal company. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and met with 350 journalists and photographers. Interactions were off-the-record and pictures were limited. Interestingly, Buckingham Palace’s East Gallery was renamed the Tweet Suite for the night for those who wanted to post online messages about the event.

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Olympic Role for William, Kate &  Harry

Watch out for the Olympic power trio!

Prince William, Kate, and Prince Harry are joining forces in promoting the 2012 Games. All three young royals, who enjoy playing and watching sport, will help to rally public support for Britain’s athletes before, ­during and after the Olympics and Paralympics.

William, Kate and Harry are expected to visit team training camps in the run-up to the Games, attend some of the main events in London next ­summer, and champion the search for future Olympic stars. They join an elite group of 27 of this country’s most inspirational medal-winning Olympians as official ambassadors for Team GB and Paralympics GB.

Article: Express

Prince Harry & Chelsy Davy together in 2010

Prince Harry Meets up with Chelsy Davy

Back from training  in the US, Prince Harry bumped into ex-girlfriend (???) Chelsy Davy at The Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial carol concert at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea, London. The pair were seen greeting each other with a friendly hug and kiss as they attended the event of which Harry is a patron for the charity. A large gathering from the royal circle was there. Carole and Pippa Middleton were also present.

After the charity event, Harry & Chelsy met up at The Brompton Club until 2:30am. They went home separately.

Article: Daily Mail
Pictures: Celebrity-Gossip

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Busy Week for the Royals: Remembrance Sunday, Appearances, Deployments, Breakups & Fines

Last week was busy for the royals in terms of appearances and news, which culminated in a moving ceremony at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Sunday

Her Majesty leads the nation in commemorating the war dead. Pictures by Reuters

The Foreign Office balcony with the Duchess of Cornwall,
the Duchess of Cambridge, & the Countess of Wessex

Photo by Getty Images

Video Coverage in its entirety: (3 parts)


Pictures: Getty Images | Zimbio

William & Kate Appearances

In between this month’s appearance in Copenhagen with the Danish royals for Unicef and Remembrance Sunday, we saw the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge in 2 events: (1) a black tie gala for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, and (2) a meeting with The Prince’s Charities.

National Memorial Arboretum Appeal

Kate wears a grecian gown for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal dinner

William & Kate attended a black-tie reception in aid of the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James’s Palace. The Duke launched the appeal, which aims to raise £12 million to develop the Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, into a world-renowned centre for remembrance

The Prince’s Charities Forum

The following day, the Cambridges attended The Prince’s Charities Forum at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly. It is the first time Kate has attended the forum.  It gathers every 2 years.

Prince William to be Posted in the Falklands

We knew it was coming next year, and now it’s confirmed.  The Ministry of Defence announced that the Duke of Cambridge will complete a routine deployment as a RAF search and rescue co-pilot in the Falklands for 6 weeks on February to March 2012.   This will help him obtain his goal of captaincy by next year.  (Article)

The announcement as ruffled feathers in Argentina ahead of next year’s 30th anniversary of the war over the Falklands. (Article)

Kate will not be able to join him for this posting.  However the newlyweds are slated to spend Christmas with the royals at Sandringham (another first for Kate) and celebrate her 30th birthday on January 9.  William will also be back in time for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in June 2012.


Pippa Middleton & Alex Loudon Broke Up

Pippa & Alex kissing after the Boodles Boxing Ball last October

It’s true.  Kate’s little sister is back on the market!  Pippa has reportedly split from financier boyfriend of one & a half years Alex after weeks of blazing rows, including a recent public one during a friend’s wedding. (Original article from The Sun)

The papers are having a field day playing the who-dumped-who game.  Most say it’s a matter of quiet Alex not being able to handle Pippa’s sudden fame after she’s thrown into the international spotlight following her sister’s wedding.  The Daily Mail even wrote a rather snarky article saying Alex’s very discreet parents thought Pippa “sweet” but “not wife material” (I take this article with a grain of salt, as those really in the know would never talk to the press).  On top of that, there are rumblings of a 3rd party in the relationship (Pippa’s side). (Article)

Either way, Pippa is said to be finding comfort from Will & Kate.  She joined Will, Kate and her parents at Birkhall last weekend, where Kate was said to have been practicing her hunting skills in preparation for Sandringham.  And last weekend, word has it that Pippa joined old pal (ex-boyfriend) George Percy on a shooting party in Northumberland.

What’s next from this frenzy? Without a doubt more Pippa-Harry nonsense…

Mike Tindall Sacked from England Rugby Team & Fined £25k for “Serious Misconduct”

[ad#zazzleright-diamondjubilee]It’s a devastating end to the new royal’s career.  Mike Tindall, who married Zara Phillips in July, has been embroiled in a controversy over the World Cup last September when he was seen flirting & kissing a girl in a bar.  Later reports say the blonde was an ex-girlfriend, and that Mike had gone on to a second bar with the same girl.  Zara flew to NZ a few  days later, and all seemed forgiven

However, after a Rugby Football Union investigation of the said night, Mike was slapped with a heavy fine and kicked out of Elite Player Squad.  This will very likely mean the end of his career.  Mike is said to be trying to appeal the fine.

Article: Telegraph

For video summaries of the latest news from last week, here are reports from US morning shows:

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