Our girl crush on Kate Middleton is anything but done. Not only do we love her, but we covet her wardrobe, as well. Out of all the fabulous outfits she’s worn officially, as the Duchess (eat your heart out, Fergie), it’s a proven fact by now that Kate and Jenny Packham are a winning combination. The latest gown she’s worn by the designer may be the best match yet. Kate and Prince William hosted a dinner at the Picture Gallery in St James’s Palace for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, of which William is patron. She wore a one shouldered, gathered, flowing silver Grecian Jenny Packham dress for the event and it looks stunning on her. Perfect makeup and glossy hair complete the look and if we didn’t think she was the bee’s knees, we’d be throwing darts at her.
We’ve heard for years now that the British royal family can trace part of its lineage back to 15th century Romanian Prince Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula. Now, because it suits his campaign to save the Transylvanian forests, Prince Charles is fully embracing his blood-sucking ancestry.
As a lady of Transylvanian ancestry myself, I’m all for this environmental effort. But I’d also like to start a campaign of my own: Fiction authors of the world, please get to work on some novels riffing on this theme. William and Kate would make gorgeous vampires, no? Maybe Harry discovers he’s a rare hybrid. Diana isn’t actually dead, just in hiding from a slayer. The possibilities are endless.
Jeaniene Frost, author of the Night Huntress novels (go pick up Halfway to the Grave and get hooked immediately), has written one of my favorite versions of Dracula — though he prefers to be called Vlad Tepesh. Excuse me while I go harass her about this idea. (Also, if such a thing already exists, please let us know because we want to read it right now.)
It’s no secret that we love us some Prince Harry. So the fact that Harry is in the U.S makes us rather giddy. We’re also wondering why stories like this never happen to us, considering how much we’re willing them to. The hot royal is in San Diego currently and was watching the England rugby match at the Andaz Hotel. He was by the rooftop pool when he saw someone push a girl calledÃ‚Â Lindsay Swagerty into the water. Since she was fully clothed, Harry did the gallant thing and offered his towel to her, and of course, the story doesn’t stop there. Swagerty now has mad swag according to us.
Of the incident, Lindsay revealed, “Prince Harry was the first to notice me when I got out and he wrapped his towel around me to keep me warm.Ã‚Â It was such a gentlemanly thing to do.” Hello, green monster! And this made us even more jealous —Ã‚Â she and her friends met up with him the following night for beer and shots. “He is probably the most charming man I’ll ever meet,” she said. ARGH. Just shoot us now.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, Prince Harry is heading to the U.S in the first week of October. Although he’s not heading over to our shores for a Royal Tour. What he’s doing is way hotter! Ã‚Â Harry is going to land in El Centro, California to take part in something called Ã‚Â “Exercise Crimson Eagle” which is an extension of his intensive helicopter and combat training. During this 12-week visit, he’ll also be spending time time in Arizona at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field. If there’s one thing better than Harry, it’s Harry in uniform!
But since this is also the Party Prince (consider his Croatian trip of late!) we’re talking about, he’s also going to be heading to Vegas! A source reveals, “The course doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much downtime Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty intense. This is a chance for pilots to let their hair down, kick back and enjoy themselves.” We’re sure he’ll have that part covered, but we hereby volunteer ourselves as his tour guides. Call us, Harry.
No wonder the comparisons with Princess Diana have been cropping up. Not only do they share the same elegance, but Kate Middleton is also turning out to be the People’s Princess. Duchess Kate and her husband Prince William made their last stop in Canada yesterday, before they head off to Hollywood. They reached Calgary and Kate emerged from the plane looking like a million bucks in a Jenny Packham dress — the same designer she wore at their first official black tie event.
Here’s the really touching part. Kate was greeted by little Diamond Marshall, who’s a six-year-old girl battling cancer. Diamond’s wish was to meet a real life princess and it came true yesterday when she presented the Duchess with a bouquet, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kate was visibly moved by the little girl and spent a fair amount of time talking to her and Diamond looked so happy when she received a massive hug and kiss too. And we just got teary eyed. It may not seem like a big deal to all of us — meeting the Royal Couple. But a six year old who has cancer just got to meet her princess, and that’s what counts.
Damn! The Duchess is hitting it out of the ball park with her wardrobe choices. We posted about the first slew of Kate Middleton‘s outfits a couple of days ago at the start of her North American tour with her husband, Prince William. The majority of you voted that you loved all three of her outfits. And since we love us some fascinators, we were pretty fascinated with Kate’s whimsical maple leaf hat next! Especially when matched with that cream Reiss Nanette dress.
The next lot of outfits kept up her winning run. The picture on the left is her in Issa London again. The purple dress and maple leaf brooch are both to die for, and she wore them to the end-of-day Canada Day celebrations. In the middle we have a grey Kensington dress by late designer, Catherine Walker, who passed away last year from cancer. Check out the amazing detailing on it! Princess Diana was a huge fan of Walker’s, and Carole Middleton – Kate’s mum – wore the label at the Royal Wedding as well. Kate wore the dress on their third day in Canada which started with a tree plating session at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall. Here’s the weepy part — they planted a tree next to the one William’s parents planted when they visited (it was also his first birthday). The last dress on the right is a lovely Erdem dress again, this time, for a visit to Quebec City. It’s a navy blue, lace overlay navy Jacquenta dress from his pre-fall 2011 collection.
Look at the gallery below for more pictures. We’ve also included some adorable ones of Kate and William dressed up in chef’s coats for a visit to Institut de tourisme et hôtellerie du Quebec in Montreal where they actually took part in a cooking class! As always, we’re going to ask you which of her three outfits you like best.
They’re here! Well, by here, we mean Canada but we’re at least on the same continent! Duchess Kate and her husband Prince William (or The Duke of Cambridge) landed yesterday to begin their tour of the country. While everyone’s super excited about their visit, what everyone’s really psyched about is what Kate will wear! And just like Michelle Obama, Kate has her own website that chronicles all her outfits called What Kate Wore. They’re really going to have to be on it, because our lovely Duchess has already had three wardrobe changes in one day.
First up — as you can see from the picture on the left — Kate wore a Manon dress by Roland Mouret for their flight to Canada. She paired it off with a navy jacket by Smythe, Manolo Blahnik Calogera heels and a Mulberry Polly Push Lock bag. Gorgeous! For the official welcoming ceremony to Canda, Kate emerged from the plane wearing the Cecile dress by Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu. It’s the lovely lace overlay in the middle. That’s quite a smart diplomatic move! Then for a barbecue honoring youth volunteers, which you can see on the right, Kate wore a bird print dress by Issa. It’s the same one Kate wore the night before she married William! So far, it’s a big win because we love all three dresses. What you’re favorite look of the three?
Pippa Middleton is single again after splitting from beau Alex Loudon, who, if you haven’t done your research, is a banker and ex-cricket player. A source indicated that all the new found celebrity wasn’t working for them (Pippa loved it, he didn’t) and, “After lengthy conversations, they’ve taken what they call a ‘permanent break’.” So… who’s next? We’re not joking about this considering our young royal-by-association has a history of racking up eligible men! Pippa’s list of exes are all super wealthy and connected, including Simon Youngman (heir to a diamond fortune) and Alexander Spencer Churchill (wealth management millionaire and distant relative of Winston Churchill‘s). Do you see a trend here?
The bloke in the background of the picture with Pippa is George Percy, the Duke of Northumberland’s son, who happens to be one of the richest men in England. Did we mention they used to date at university? They’ve also been spending a lot of time together — always with the tenet of “best mates blah blah blah” — with holidays in Madrid and checking out the French Open all happening within the last month. Knock yourself out, sweetheart. Just keep them paws off Prince Harry!
By now, you’ve probably guessed we’re rabid Prince Harry fans. And we know there are more of you out there. Come out and play with us! And by that we mean join us in drooling over Harry’s incredibly chiseled body. The younger prince pranced about in an undershirt after playing polo at The Sentebale Polo Cup Final at Coworth Park in Berkshire, England on Sunday. He was playing against his brother Prince William, minus the plumed hat, of course. We couldn’t resist showing you the pictures of the ensuing sexiness. Can you blame us?
Apparently, Harry’s been working out on the treadmill at London’s KX gym, so we suggest you find that gym and sign up, pronto. It’s been paying off because look how ripped he is? Nothing like a Harry montage to brighten up your day. If you’re a sister from another mister, then go ahead and check him out in the gallery below.
One of the perks about being a part of the Royal Family is that you get to play dress up a lot of the time. They always have some parade this, some function that, and their wardrobes — and their headgear — have to keep up. A particular English quirk also happens to be the ever present fascinator. The Royal Wedding was a fine example of this fad.
The latest hat-off just happened Prince William and his new bride, Duchess Catherine Middleton at yesterday’s Order of the Garter service. The Queen, Prince William and other members of the Royal Family took part in the annual parade wearing plush blue velvet robes and spectacular (we say this while giggling) black velvet hats with white plumes. But does William pull it off? We think so! His wife, Catherine, wore a stunning Philip Treacy headpiece that complemented her grey dress and coat quite nicely. But who looks better? Can’t make up your mind about who wins this round? Look at our gallery for separate pictures of the two and then go ahead and vote!