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January 5, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Eight months after wedding England's Prince William, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), has revealed she will become a patron of the British charity Action on Addiction, which supports research, prevention and treatment of addiction, support for addicts' families and the education and training of those working in the field. Action on Addiction is one of several charities to which the Duchess will lend her highly visible support: Other charities relate to Catherine's interest in the arts, including a charity that provides art therapy to children.
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April 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Baby George, meet bilby George! As part of the duke and duchess of Cambridge's ongoing royal visit to Australia, the wee prince and his parents got to meet George's marsupial namesake during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday.  Upon arrival at the enclosure, the excited boy was wriggling and squealing at the crowd and the rabbit-like animal, according to Clarence House.  With a little help from his folks, who helped him stand up...
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January 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Middleton's official portrait has been unveiled. Prince William's wife's likeness can now be seen in Britain's National Portrait Gallery - but not everyone is in love with what they see. The painting, by Scottish artist Paul Emsley, who also painted South Africa's Nelson Mandela in his photographic style, was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London, where William and Kate saw the portrait for the first time on Friday before...
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April 18, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On Wednesday the Duchess of Cambridge's husband compared her to a banana when she wore a yellow dress. On Thursday, as the couple's tour of New Zealand and Australia continued, the former Kate Middleton wore a blue ikat-batik patterned Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. And reportedly within minutes, the $325 DVF dress sold out. [People] And on Friday, the duchess wore a white laser-cut frock by Australian designer Zimmerman when the couple visited the Sydney Royal Easter Show agricultural event.
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April 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The former Kate Middleton is getting a tad more specific about her due date. Attending an event with husband Prince William for the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the detail to reporters. "It's around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda," she joked. The palace previously said that the baby was due in July, when it originally announced that the duchess was pregnant last December. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The British royals are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland and the countess-duchess often pays tribute by wearing a bit of tartan, the Daily Mail said . She wore a checkered gray and blue coat with silver buttons during a leg of the visit and the next day sported a tartan scarf with a bright red coat.
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June 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Set your clock for early Thursday to watch Kate Middleton , everyone's favorite royal, christen a cruise ship in Britain . The duchess of Cambridge, due to deliver her first child next month, had been selected as godmother to the new Royal Princess from Princess Cruises . At 3:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Middleton will be in Southampton, England, and ready to smash a bottle of Champagne on the bow of the ship....
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February 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Middleton is set to make her second official public appearance since becoming pregnant. Looks like Mrs. Prince William will be showing off a lot more of her newly surfaced baby bump, which has been spotted while she's been out shopping and grabbing coffee. St. James Palace announced Tuesday that the Duchess of Cambridge will appear at Hope House, a women's rehabilitation facility, in London on Feb. 19. The duchess is a patron to its Action on Addiction program, which provides help to women recovering from substance abuse and other compulsive disorders.
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March 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Middleton and Prince William were off to the races Friday. Middleton, 31, who now goes by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her hubby, the Duke of Cambridge, headed about 120 miles west of London for Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival. The pregnant royal was bundled up in her Lock & Co. bow-trimmed cap, gloves, Stuart Weitzman boots and a Joseph coat that concealed her growing baby bump during the rainy festival.
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January 7, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Watch out Kate. Looks like you've got some competition for most stylish mom-to-be. Kanye West's boo, Kim Kardashian, may wield more power than the duchess in the fashion world. Designer Roland Mouret was quoted in the February issue of Vogue saying: "You don't see hundreds of women running around looking like her [Kate]. To be honest, we're more likely to get orders on a dress that Kim Kardashian's worn. " [ Telegraph ] Vittorio Missoni of the famed Missoni fashion house is missing.
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February 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Middleton and Prince William's recent baby-moon in Mustique wasn't as relaxing as they might have hoped. The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, whose baby is expected in July, was photographed bikini-clad on the private Caribbean island and showing her new and very slight baby bump . The images are expected to be published in an upcoming issue of the Italian magazine Chi, which also published topless photos of Middleton last September. A statement from St. James's Palace said that the royal family is "disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas.
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April 17, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Even princes can be less than tactful. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Day 10 of their tour to New Zealand and Australia.  Kate wore a yellow dress with white modular details designed by Roksanda Ilincic to attend a reception. The duchess said her husband opined that the dress made her look like a banana. [Marie Claire] Solange Knowles was the DJ at a party Tuesday night celebrating Jimmy Choo's new-concept boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
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April 11, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's Team Kate for the win! The former Kate Middleton sailed past husband Prince William in a yacht race during their New Zealand tour on Friday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set sail with Team New Zealand around Auckland's Waitemata Harbor in two America's Cup yachts after doing a bit of posh trash-talking. "Take care!" she teased her husband, patting him on the back, according to People . PHOTOS: Royals visit New Zealand and Australia "Yeah, see you later," replied William, the second in line to the British throne.
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April 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Is Coachella the biggest gift to the fashion industry since Kate Middleton? It certainly seems like it from the marketing blitz that has blown up around the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , which begins this weekend in Indio. We all know that brands have been flocking to the festival for years, hoping to make an impression on tastemakers who attend by hosting star-studded parties at nearby venues. This year, Old Navy , Lacoste , H&M , Teva , Adidas Originals , Guess  and Opening Ceremony are just a few of the names on the Coachella branding bandwagon.
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March 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Prince George has a new nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, according to Kensington Palace, which identified the little royal's caretaker on Thursday and asked that her privacy be respected. Borrallo, reportedly in her 30s and described as a "Spanish super-nanny," hails from Spain and has been employed by Prince William and Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, for a few weeks, according to the Daily Mail. "As an employee of the Royal Household we would ask, please, that Maria's privacy, and that of her family and friends, be respected," a palace spokesman said ( via the BBC)
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March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Middleton and Prince William have their hands full enough with their son Prince George, delaying any plans the royals might have for another royal baby, they revealed Monday during St. Patrick's Day festivities in England. The duke and duchess of Cambridge, 31 and 32, respectively, appeared at their first joint royal engagement of the year at Mons Barracks in Aldershot to visit the 1st Batallion Irish guards during a St. Patrick's Day parade. There, Catherine presented the officers and guardsmen with traditional sprigs of shamrocks.
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February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's not that Pippa Middleton outshone her sister Kate Middleton at the 2011 royal wedding, but it's safe to say the younger Middleton became an overnight celebrity thanks to her curve-hugging bridesmaid gown and buoyant bum. Prince William and Catherine's royal wedding was the talk of 2011, and the globally viewed nuptials helped launch Pippa Middleton, now 30, to international stardom after the ivory-clad maid of honor bent down to tend to...
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April 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Is Coachella the biggest gift to the fashion industry since Kate Middleton? It certainly seems like it from the marketing blitz that has blown up around the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , which begins this weekend in Indio. We all know that brands have been flocking to the festival for years, hoping to make an impression on tastemakers who attend by hosting star-studded parties at nearby venues. This year, Old Navy , Lacoste , H&M , Teva , Adidas Originals , Guess  and Opening Ceremony are just a few of the names on the Coachella branding bandwagon.
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September 18, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
A French court has ruled that the magazine Closer, which first published topless photos of Kate Middleton, will have to hand over all digital copies of the photos. If the magazine doesn't turn over the topless pictures they will be forced to pay a fine. [ABC news] Despite the royal family's legal win Tuesday to stop further publication of the photos, on Monday the Italian publication Chi published a 26-page spread of a topless duchess of Cambridge. The duchess was photographed sunbathing in France.  [Washington Post]
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January 23, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Zara Phillips' newborn daughter has a name now: It's Mia Grace Tindall. Still, the Ministry was partial to "the other royal baby. " Phillips, 32, Prince William's cousin and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, welcomed the tiny royal on Jan. 17, but she and her husband, retired rugby star Mike Tindall, said they would release the name "in due course," according to Buckingham Palace.  On Thursday, Tindall, 35, shared the name on...
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January 21, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The House of Schiaparelli is back. On Monday at the Paris Haute Couture shows, Marco Zanini debuted his first haute couture collection for the revived label that was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli, who died in 1973. [The Cut] Roberto Cavalli has released sketches of six costumes he designed for Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz World Tour. " [Fashionista] Photographer Mario Testino tells Vogue that his engagment photo of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton embracing caught them in a spontaneous moment after the formal shoot was over.
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