Kate and Wills play wizards with Prince Harry at the Harry Potter set - Warner Bros Studios…
Six-months pregnant and looking gorgeous in a polka dot number from Topshop (which sold out later that day), Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) played wizards with Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) on the Harry Potter set at the Warner Bros Studios. They were there with Prince Harry as patrons of The Charities Forum which is a collection of 35 charities who meet twice a year to discuss ideas and ways to support each other.
Take a look at the video below to see the Kate and William in action!
Did the Duchess of Cambridge inadvertently let slip the sex of her baby?
With so many conflicting reports about ‘what Kate said’, here’s a clip recorded that might enlighten.
This whole issue took place in Grimsby, England where Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was greeting well-wishers.
It was reported that the duchess was given a teddy bear by a woman in the crowd, and in response said, “Thank you, I’ll take that for my d…” then stopped herself. However, no-one is clear if this is what she said. The footage below appears to confirm that Kate didn’t say that but instead said ”Is this for us? Aw, thank you so much, it’s very sweet of you.”
It’s official – Prince William and Kate are having a baby! This fantastic news was released because the Duchess of Cambridge has had to have hospital treatment for severe morning sickness – she is less than 3 months in her pregnancy.
In a statement, St James’s Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.
“The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
The baby will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.
Prince William and Kate Show Dance Moves in Tivalu
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked bright and cheerful as they were carried on a double throne before donning traditional Polynesian dress.
Prince William and Kate joined in the dancing at a welcoming ceremony on the tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu on the final leg of their tour of the Far East for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The couple show their dance moves and appeared to be enjoying every moment. This comes after the news of their successful injunction against the French Closer magazine, which no doubt helped their celebratory spirit.
Prince William and Kate received a very warm welcome from the local people of Tivalu and were obviously enchanted by the local customs. They looked like they just couldn’t resist getting into the moment and moving with the people.
Take a look Prince and Kate in action in this video:
Prince William and Kate had also just returned from a second honeymoon on the romantic getaway – Tavanipupu Private Island Resort – which they had travelled to via traditional war canoe.
The royal couple slept in a private, $1,260-a-night, leaf-thatched bungalow with incredible amenities, gourmet meals and more.
Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel in a traditional canoe to Tuvanipupu Island on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 17, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Photo courtesy of: Samir Hussein/WireImage.com
It’s “peaceful and romantic,” says one of the island owners, Kimberly. “I really wanted them to feel like they had everything they need. The fridge is fully stocked, the finest champagne, fresh fruit platter, high-tech cappuccino machine.”
Still, she adds, “The Duke and Duchess are so down to earth. They haven’t asked for one thing.”
“It’s the perfect place for honeymooners,” notes Kimberly of the secluded retreat, where the royal couple can also partake in snorkeling.
Prince William and Kate at least received some well-earned privacy on this private resort.
Prince William and Kate win injunction on topless photos of Kate
Prince William and Kate must be relieved that their request to prevent French magazine Closer, from publishing any further topless photos of Kate, has been upheld. A French court has ruled that the magazine must hand over all offending topless photos of Kate, and that it must not publish or sell any of the photos, in any medium. This must be completed within 24 hours of the ruling, or the magazine will face a 10,000-euro ($13,000) fine for every day’s delay.
This ruling no doubt gives the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope that a future criminal prosecution for invasion of privacy will succeed. However, the criminal case is still ongoing and French law protects the sources of publishers, so it may be difficult to find out who the actual photographer was. Here in the UK, the British tabloids have started a hunt for the photographer.
The royal couple are also suing Closer magazine for invasion of privacy. Their lawyer Aurelien Hamelle told the injunction hearing that the images of “a highly intimate moment” were particularly distressing for the couple in light of the death of Princess Diana in 1997 in a car that crashed whilst being pursued by paparazzi, in a Paris tunnel.
The court in Nanterres, Paris said the pictures were “by their nature, particularly intrusive” and had been taken in a place where the couple could “legitimately assume they were safe from prying eyes”. However, the injunction will not affect the pictures already widely circulated on the Internet following publication by Closer as well as Ireland’s Daily Star and Italy’s Chi magazine.
The editor of Chi, Alfonso Signorini, has defended publishing the images as being part of a legitimate news story about the ‘modern’ face of the British monarchy. Signorini also claims no law was broken because they were taken from a public road. In the event of a criminal trial, that argument will also be used by Closer, as will the fact that the royals did not raise any objection to La Provence’s pictures.
Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi – who ultimately owns the French edition of Closer and Chi magazines through their inclusion in his Mondadori Group – backs his editors.
It’s a different story for the editor of the Irish Daily Star, Michael O’Kane, who has been suspended. The future of the paper is in jeopardy following the announcement by its British joint-owner Northern and Shell that it would be withdrawing from its partnership with Ireland-based Independent News and Media due to the publication of the topless photos of Kate.
Here are some beautiful pictures of Prince William and Kate in the Solomon Islands:
Duchess of Cambridge, on tour with Prince William in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Tim Rooke/Rex/Rex USA
Prince William and Kate in the Solomon Islands (Rick Rycroft/AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued on their official tour for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in a warm, cheerful manner, even prior to their successful injunction to prevent further publication of topless photos of Kate.
Prince William and Kate were today ‘saddened’ by the news that photos of the Duchess of Cambridge on holiday recently in France, were published in French magazine Closer. The photos apparently show Kate wearing only the lower half of her bikini and were taken whilst she was sunbathing in a private house belonging to Viscount Linley.
The couple are upset that their privacy has been invaded and the photographs – which are blurry and obviously taken from a long distance – should not have been published. The British Royals are apparently in the process of starting proceedings to sue the magazine.
Photos of Kate – Painful Memories of Princess Diana’s Life
This whole issue brings back the painful memories of the paparazzi constantly around and hounding Princess Diana, until her untimely death. The photos of Kate must cause significant discomfort for Kate, as she has strived to remain at a distance from the press in her private life and to date in her public life, has worn a more conservative-style of dress.
Meanwhile, William and Kate carried on their public duties during their official visit to South East Asia, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Here are some pictures of their official tour:
Let’s hope these images will be the ones remembered for their tour, instead of the topless photos of Kate which were taken in the grounds of a private house, whilst the couple were on holiday in France.
Prince William and Kate have started their nine-day tour of South East Asia, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee.
The couple’s first stop was in Singapore where they attended an Orchid naming ceremony at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. This was an emotional event for Prince William, as he carried out an engagement his mother, Princess Diana, had been unable to do; Diana had intended visiting the Botanic Gardens to see the orchid that had been given her name but her sudden death had left this wish unfulfilled.
Kate wore a gorgeous pink dress decorated with orchids, by Jenny Packham - she looked stunning.
The couple were also honoured with an orchid named after them.
Take a look at this footage of Prince William and Kate at Singapore’s Botanic Garden:
Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, left, share a kiss with the public on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London on Friday, April 29, 2011. Photo: CTV Ottawa.
Just one year ago, all around the world, billions watched with excitement as Prince William and Kate finally became ‘man and wife’ and emerged from the Abbey into the waiting carriage to process them through the streets of London to Buckingham Palace, delighting the crowds as they went.
It’s amazing to think that a year has already passed. Do you remember the thronging crowds and worldwide buzz, as Prince William and Kate stepped out and delighted all with their first public kiss as husband and wife?
Here’s a short video to remind you of that moment…enjoy!
And congratulations to the happy couple – wishing you many more years of happiness together.
The First Kiss – Video of Prince William and Kate kissing on the balcony, with Royal Family, watching the Fly Past:
Stunning videos of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the bride and groom, being escorted to Buckingham Palace:
Kate (The Duchess of Cambridge) has spent her first Valentine’s Day as a married woman, without her husband, Prince William. His deployment to the Falkland Islands has kept him away from her on the day that most couples look forward to stealing precious moments together. Instead of spending the day bemoaning his absence, Kate has been incredibly busy bringing joy into many peoples lives.
Kate’s solo engagement on Valentine’s Day involved touring charities in Liverpool.
Her first stop was an alcohol-free bar called ‘The Brink’ which was set up for recovering addicts. The bar is run by Action on Addiction – an organisation that helps addicts recover from drink and drug dependency. The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of the charity.
Eight-year-old Jaqson Johnston-Lynch handed her red roses, a card and a cupcake iced with the words ‘Jaqson loves Kate’.
Jaqson, whose mother is the head of Action on Addiction, was nominated to meet Kate today.
Looking composed and relaxed, Kate shook hands with staff and met community leaders. Kate was serenaded by the bar’s resident choir – The Raucous Caucus Recovery Chorus (composed of recovering addicts) with a traditional native American Indian song entitled Wings Of A Dove.
Kate also visited Alder Hey chidren’s hospital, where the duchess spent around half an hour in the Oncology Unit, giving time to each patient and their family.
Alder Hey is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year. Prince William opened its MRI facility during a visit to the hospital in February 2010.
Kate wowed the crowds that had gathered and ensured she had time for all the little well-wishers that queued to meet her, greeting them with big smiles and open arms.
This solo royal engagement was not Kate’s first, however, it was her most taxing. Kate passed the test with flying colours – the crowds really did love her and many people who were unsure of how Kate would fare as a royal were pleasantly surprised and indeed, had to concede that she is a natural.