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Hello! Snares Another World Exclusive With Photos of Kate and George Heading To Mustique

Monday, February 3, 2014



Thinking back over the years, UK Hello! has always been my most faithful of friends when it comes to awesome royal exclusives, and even in the age of online news when I frankly buy almost no tabloids, they remain the bastion of cool news in print form. I am thinking back to the pictures of Kate at the wedding in the red dress. Man, that was so exciting when they published those. The whole wedding album they had when Zara and Mike sold the rights to their wedding, the palace wasn't pleased, but the rest of us were pretty stoked. Or, the set of Kate on the Thames when she was training for the dragon boat race. It wasn't confirmed that the couple had gotten back together, and I, for one, still had my heart in my throat about the whole situation. In more recent years they published the photos of Kate as the Duchess of Cambridge skiing with William and her family, and now they bring us the smiling Duchess emerging from her plane toting the charming Prince George of Cambridge for her family vacation in Mustique. Gold star to Hello! They are da best. 

You can see from the pictures that they are disembarking from a commercial jetliner and are then seen to transfer to a smaller plane for the flight to the small island of Mustique. The pictures corroborate Hello!'s report that Kate and George seemed to be traveling fairly incognito, and discreetly left by a more forward staircase before airport security escorted them across the tarmac to their waiting connecting plane. Carole, Mike, and Pippa are thought to already be in Mustique, so it fell to Kate's brother James to accompany his royal sister and the future king, as he chivalrously carried Kate's bags. Although, Kate's security team was obviously in tow, there was no sign of any further help, so it was be a very intimate and natural family gathering indeed. 

I was struck by something when I saw these photos. Everyone seems to be wondering why we don't see Kate as often? Maybe she is feeling blue? Maybe she is unhappy? Maybe...maybe, she is enjoying being a mom? Obviously, her priorities have taken a huge shift since July of 2013. I think we can see that just from these photos, in addition to all the other logical and natural evidence to which we might point.  In 2012 she arrived in wedges, skinnies, and relaxed but kind of cute boho top, and she jetted out in a really chic ensemble with a jacket that had some kind of piping. I can't remember the label.  This year it looks like she tossed on the same old RL Breton top (which I like just fine, by the way) and wore her skinnies and those comfy plimsolls. Pretty relaxed. Obviously, practical too, as she toted a significantly larger baby George like a super adorable sack of potatoes. She is beaming as she exits the 777 jet. She isn't thinking about cameras, she hasn't tucked him safely into a baby carrier so she can walk along side looking pulled together and glamorous. She is casually dressed, toting that little guy herself, contorting herself into some of the odder shapes we do when balancing a chubby cutie, and she is looking down. Down at George, smiling as his little head as she watches as he adjusts to the Caribbean climate. She is entirely caught up with him. I think this cover, in one picture, answers all the questions people are asking. Why haven't we seen her much? George. She is happy. She is a mom. And she is enjoying this very, very special time as her baby grows like a weed. Seriously, can anyone believe how fast he went from a little bundle in her arms to this very full-figured child? It's crazy. Kate is in a sweet place, she has never looked emotionally healthier or more content, and nobody is going to steal this time. Bravo.

10 comments:

  1. Kaate is looking so good. She is looking a little fuller in the face. Wish we could see George's face but he still look's very cute. And I noticed Kate does not have her ring on. Maybe left it at hime since she would be at the beach.

    I bet William is happy to have is wife a nd baby boy home now.

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    1. Well, it has been my experience in the past that her wedding ring is thin and it blends in when the shadows are right. I bet she is wearing her wedding ring. Plus, it sits a little lower on her finger than I would expect given how hard it was to squeeze on her finger on the big day. :) Diana often took her engagement ring off for informal moments, and this would certainly be an occasion where it would make sense to not wear it or perhaps leave it in a vault at home. Just for the sake of flying under the radar... I can't imagine, though, that she isn't wearing her wedding band, I think we just can't see it either from poor lighting or it is a little down the finger.
      I am sure he was excited to have his family back, yes. :) And no doubt loved all the stories and pictures of George in the sand!

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  2. "Why haven't we seen her much? George. She is happy. She is a mom. And she is enjoying this very, very special time as her baby grows like a weed."

    You hit the nail on the head there Jane! Before I had my daughter my Mum told me that the days are long but the years whiz by and it's certainly true. I think it's wonderful that she's able to take the time and "just" be a Mum :)

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    1. :) Thanks, Rina! I agree. She won't regret slowing her pace to be with her son.

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  3. Hello Jane! I just discovered your website and I just love it! Catherine is such a lovely and beautiful person. I wish her and her beautiful family nothing but the best.
    Thank you for this entertaining an lovely website, I will be visiting regularly!
    Best regards from The Netherlands, Carmen

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    1. Welcome, Carmen! I am so glad you stumbled upon the blog and am very pleased you enjoy it! Thank you for reading!!

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  4. The way she is holding the baby seems odd, with her arm around his rib cage. She should have him straddle the side of her hip.

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    1. Not sure how it's odd? I carried my baby like that plenty of times.

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  5. Hi Jane great post s over the last few days! When I look at these pictures I'm honestly so happy for kate, she looks beautiful as always and baby george is absolutely beautiful! And so lovely and chubby. I'm glad she chose to go and I'm really happy that she has been enjoying her time as a mother with george. Don't forget that if kate was a 'normal' working mother she would still be on maternity leave, so we can only expect her to take a break and enjoy private time with george and I say good for her. She is confident, content and happy with motherhood and I am so happy for her and cannot wait for their second baby!

    Also I'm excited for her up coming engagements.

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  6. Kate does appear to be looking fuller in the face. Is it a quirk of the photo or maybe she's pregnant? That would maybe be bad planning before the Down Under tour, but accidents do happen :) I love how she looks like a typical new mom in an ordinary outfit, but her new first baby is picture perfect in beautiful matching outfit. I remember those days.

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