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Cambridges Installing a Hedge in London + BAFTA Red Carpet

Saturday, January 28, 2017

On January 20th, Kensington Palace confirmed the whispers that had been circulating among royal watchers for some time: William and Kate will move their family to London in the fall, where George and Charlotte will attend school, and where William can take on more royal duties after his departure from the East Anglia Air Ambulance.  

The first two paragraphs of the press release address the shift in the couple's primary residence, but does not suggest the move is immediate or absolute.

Kate Wears Hobbs for EACH Event

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It is still January and we are enjoying our second public engagement of the month from the glowing Duchess of Cambridge—a new year and seemingly a new world! I love it, although I am frankly disappointed that Kate probably won't be making the Mustique getaway. Rather than the West Indies, the princess was in her own Norfolk neck of the woods today for an event on behalf of EACH in Quidenham. 

I love events when Kate arrives to a line of enthusiastic kids who are ecstatic to meet a princess. It never fails to give me little ripples of happiness. It is as if the children embody what we as adults feel privately inside. ;) These fluttering flags are our fluttering hearts.  I want to briefly comment that this last week has been insane and stressful and this morning when I woke up I thought...Kate has been out. A new (maybe :)) ensemble, beautiful pictures, a post to write! I think this is the magic of modern royalty. I went through my whole day, but I knew

Kate Goes 2011 in Gorgeous Erdem "Evita"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Royal Trio, as I like to call William, Kate, and Harry, stepped out this morning to promote their Heads Together campaign. They were out and about to deliver a briefing in which the three royals mapped out the direction for their mental health initiative in the coming year.

The event was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts along the Mall. As the name suggests, it celebrates modern art, but for my architecture and history fans out there, it has plenty of history and classic style, too. Carlton House Terrace was built in the 1830s under the direction of John Nash. Apparently, he was inspired by Ange-Jacques Gabriel's designs around the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The design includes a level of Doric and Corinthian columns.

Meghan Meets Kate + Moving From Anmer + Wetherby Kensington

Sunday, January 15, 2017

It's always fun to "meet the family" but there might be some nerves, too, when the family includes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the meeting place is Kensington Palace! This weekend, Emily Andrews is reporting that Harry introduced his girlfriend Meghan Markle to William and Kate, as well as Princess Charlotte! The Cambridges came to London and met Meghan at their cozy, Kensington Palace apartments.  

According to Emily's article in the Sun
“It went really well and Meghan was very excited about meeting her.”
Harry and Meghan had just returned to London from their first romantic holiday to see the Northern Lights in Norway.
Meghan, 35, had already met Prince William two months ago at Kensington Palacewhile Kate was still at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.
But after celebrating her 35th birthday there on Monday, she travelled down to London on Tuesday for the meeting.
Meghan Markle sounds like the perfect guest, bringing along a little hostess/birthday gift for Kate. Emily Andrews reported that the stunning actress

Kate Returns in Royal Blue Eponine London

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge inaugurated a new year of royal watching today with back to back engagements in London. She made her solo arrival at the Anna Freud Centre's Early Years Parenting Unit this morning in striking royal blue that was quickly identified as a piece from Eponine London. 

Kate has been patron of the Anna Freud Centre for almost a year now. She was at the EYPU today to learn about the work done for families with children under 5, a class William and Kate certainly fall into themselves. According to Kensington Palace, the goal

Sandringham Birthday Weekend for Kate's Friends & Fam

Sunday, January 8, 2017

As I strongly suspected, after spending Christmas and the New Year in Bucklebury, William and Kate returned to Anmer Hall with the Middletons to spend time with the Queen and to celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday tomorrow at her own home in Norfolk. As they did last year, too, they have invited friends to stay, and a number of their closest chums accompanied them to St. Mary Magdalene this morning.

God bless William. This isn't his best look, but those are the breaks of the game when you are teasing back and forth with folks on a Sunday morning with snappers about. It happens to the best of us. ;) Spirits did appear to be high between locals and the royal party. This is Kate's first public appearance since the new year, and of course the entire royal-watching world is breathing a sigh of relief to see Her Majesty the Queen out and about.

The Cambridges' Thank-You/Christmas Card

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Cambridges didn't release a Christmas photo this year (photo-call at St. Mark's excepted, of course) but their office at Kensington Palace is nothing if not impeccably polite. Those among us who were organized enough to send the little family the season's greetings received a response card, which by all accounts, is hitting a mailbox near you right around now. Several fans have been good enough to share their royal mail on Twitter for those of us who dropped the ball. Here is a snap from Tina.

The couple didn't have a new photo taken for the card, but chose from the available images snapped at the children's party in Canada. I like this one a lot because George and Charlotte have such innocent and genuine expressions of interest. The choice of the photo also underscores the moment the Cambridges clearly saw as their public highlight of 2016.

Kate's New Position + January Events Announced

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's the very first post of 2017! I do love new beginnings--the day after birthdays, the days just after the new year... I hope everyone is still running strong on his/her resolutions! I think Kate and William's resolution might be to continue the busier schedule of 2016 into 2017, because the couple have announced new engagements for January, much earlier than they generally do. They have two events scheduled for January 11th, but we will get to that at the end of the post. Before their calendar was updated, we had fun news about Kate just yesterday! 

The Duchess of Cambridge was made a lifetime honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society. Kate spends most of her time in public in front of the lens, but the princess has a penchant for amateur snapping. As everyone who reads this blog knows, she always packs a camera when heading overseas. Like anyone, Kate enjoys taking pictures of the people and places the couple visit.