March 15, 2013 |
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.
September 12, 2013 |
LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world's most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday. The prince, 31, is completing a seven-and-a-half-year military tour, most of it spent as a rescue pilot based in Wales. Leaving the armed forces will allow William to become, in effect, a full-time royal representative dedicated to shaking hands, cutting ribbons, promoting worthy causes and generally preparing for the day he will be king.
June 19, 2013 |
Kate Middleton, Prince William and St. James's Palace are revealing quite a bit about their royal baby preparations. It's a welcome change from the secrecy normally cloaking the royals. The palace has been much more forthcoming with some details ever since the announcement of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's engagement in November 2010. Royal watchers have said this is quite a departure for the family, which was once viewed as aloof and cold after the death of William's beloved mother, Princess Diana.
April 11, 2014 |
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.
November 26, 2013 |
Taylor Swift and Prince William gave a demonstration in friendly Anglo-American relations on Tuesday. The 23-year-old pop star attended the Winter White Gala at London's Kensington Palace wearing an ethereal Jenny Packham gown. The winter wonderland-themed event was hosted by the Centrepoint charity to benefit at-risk homeless youth. Wiliam, the Duke of Cambridge, has been working with Centrepoint since 2005. "I'm absolutely excited," Swift said of performing at the gala ( via the Daily Mail)
August 30, 2013 |
Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, joined husband Prince William on Friday for their first joint appearance since debuting the royal baby, Prince George. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Ring of Fire race in Anglesey, Wales, where they are currently living as William wraps up his Royal Air Force duties there. Kate's appearance was a surprise, and she came out to thank members of the local community for their support, according to Sky News. The new parents stood on a grassy hill overlooking the bay, joining the crowd as they counted down from 10 to kick off the race.
September 12, 2013 |
Prince William is bidding adieu to the Royal Air Force and active military duty. The Duke of Cambridge, 31, second in line to the British throne and father of Prince George, will conclude active duty to focus on his royal responsibilities instead. What royal responsibilities, you say? Mostly those that involve public service, giving speeches, promoting worthy causes, being a national icon, preparing to be king and all things aristocratic that don't always make as much sense to residents of a country with a history of anti-royalist dissent, according to World Now. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The announcement comes after 7½ years of military service, which included his post as a search-and-rescue pilot.
June 4, 1991 |
A schoolmate swinging a golf club Monday fractured the skull of Prince William, 8, son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Buckingham Palace said. The injury was accidental and not life-threatening but required a 70-minute operation to correct a depressed fracture on the boy's forehead, a spokesman said. William is second in line to the British throne.
December 11, 2010 |
( CNN) -- The upcoming nuptials of Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, became even more official Saturday, with the release of a pair of engagement photographs. The pictures, sent by Prince William's press office and distributed by the Press Association, came out several months ahead of the April 29, 2011, wedding at London's Westminster Abbey. The prince proposed to Middleton, whom he had dated for much of the past eight years, on October 20 in a remote spot 10,200 feet (3,100 meters)
June 25, 2007 |
Prince William and former girlfriend Kate Middleton are back together, British newspapers reported. The young couple, who announced in April that they had split, attended a party at an army barracks this month, newspapers said. A spokeswoman for William's Clarence House office declined to comment on the reports. William, second in line to the British throne, celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday and gained access to part of the inheritance left him by his mother.