November 17, 2010 |
Forget the talk of dire spending cuts and grim economic times. Who needs doom and gloom when royal confetti is in the air? Prince William and Kate Middleton, once the world's most talked-about college sweethearts, ended years of speculation by announcing their engagement Tuesday. The second-in-line to the British throne and his longtime girlfriend, both 28, intend to get married next year; exact date (sometime in the spring or summer), venue (big) and guest list (monstrous) all TBA. With no royal or aristocratic pedigree, Middleton will become the first commoner in centuries to marry a presumptive heir to the throne.
May 12, 2013 |
It almost goes without saying that hair is huge business in Hollywood. Healthy, beautifully coiffed and colored locks are a key calling card for those in the spotlight. Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston's headline-generating honey-blond shag, hyped year after year by fashion magazines as the "best hair in Hollywood. " While jaws flap about First Lady Michelle Obama's bangs or Miley Cyrus' extreme crop, it is something else entirely when the subject moves to supermodel Naomi Campbell's dramatically receding hairline, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie's ever-growing part or Prince William's bald spot.
September 18, 2012 |
PARIS - Britain's royal family won a legal victory Tuesday when a French court ordered a magazine to hand over photographs of Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, sunbathing topless at a secluded villa in the south of France. The court decreed that Closer, the glossy celebrity magazine that published the "profoundly intimate" pictures, had 24 hours to comply with the order or face a penalty of $13,000 for every day it delayed in doing so. The court also said the French magazine would be fined $13,000 every time it republished or distributed the offending images.
July 19, 2013 |
Will and Kate left her parents' home in Bucklebury, England, on Friday and were headed in the direction of home, according to media reports. This appears to scotch the notion that the royal baby would be born somewhere other than London -- which would have spoiled plans for the huge crowd of media camped outside St. Mary's Hospital. The idea batted about by news outlets that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might pull a hospital switch, with the baby born in Reading instead of St. Mary's Hospital in west London, was a bit far-fetched.
December 6, 2013 |
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind. Former South African President Frederik W. de Klerk, with whom Mandela negotiated an end to the brutal racist regime in his homeland, recalled the man who succeeded him as head of state as "a force for reconciliation and social justice" to the end. "It was an honor for me to have been able to work with Mr. Mandela in the process that led to the adoption of the interim constitution and our first democratic elections in April 1994," De Klerk said in a statement of condolence.
October 24, 2013 |
Prince George's christening portraits have arrived! OK, now we can officially gush about how cute Prince George is ... Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, baptized their 3-month-old baby Wednesday and have unveiled four highly anticipated official family portraits that were shot by celebrity photographer Jason Bell after the 35-minute ceremony. The tiny prince, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of England when he is crowned, was christened during a small private ceremony at the Chapel Royal in London's St. James's Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby.
May 7, 2013 |
The museum dedicated to Princess Diana will close next year and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking possession of her belongings. Diana left personal items to her brother, Earl Spencer, to be "looked after" until her sons turned 30. Her youngest, Harry, will be 30 next year. The museum's collection includes 28 dresses, two tiaras, priceless family jewelry, along with pictures, letters and home movies. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage “It will close worldwide in August 2014,” a spokesman for Diana's brother told the Telegraph.
March 20, 2014 |
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)
July 24, 2013 |
When the first pictures emerged Tuesday of William and Kate carrying the newest member of the British royal family home from a hospital, some parents (including a number of staffers here at the Los Angeles Times) noticed something amiss: His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge did not appear to be restrained correctly in his car seat. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and strapped only loosely into his carrier -- two no-nos when it comes to car seat use. "I dislike it when I see negative scrutiny directed at any new parents because I think being a new parent is just plain difficult," wrote Melissa Lawrence, a mother of five who blogs at Cloudmom.com . "But the more I thought about this picture of the royal baby in his car seat, the more it bothered me ... why on Earth [wasn't he]
May 11, 2012 |
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been on a sartorial roll this week in London - most recently at a gala celebrating the forthcoming Olympic Games. On the arm of husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton dazzled in a teal Jenny Packham creation with a matching clutch and sweeping updo. The Friday gala, "Our Greatest Team Rises," celebrated the countrymen and women who will compete before their own come summer. "You, our Olympians and Paralympians, will inspire people up and down this country, and far beyond its borders," William told the crowd in opening remarks. Earlier in the week, another of Kate's choices definitely inspired fashion bloggers and royal watchers, who were wowed by the cream-colored Roland Mouret dress with a high slit she wore at a Tuesday dinner for the Thirty Club of London. Sure, Kate's sophisticated glamour is an attention stealer, but William knows how to compete: At the Olympics event, he took a jab at younger brother Prince Harry.