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Kate Middleton is in Scotland this week, and she’s certainly getting into the national spirit. For one thing, she has swapped over to her local title, the Countess of Strathearn, and on top of that, this morning she debuted a new, pregnancy-friendly coat by UK label Moloh — in an oh-so-Scottish tartan print.
The New Zealand-born designer cops to a mini-freakout when she saw everyone’s favorite princess sporting a suit that she had designed, and chats about the pressures and perils of Fashion Week.
Tabloids, rejoice! Having been on Kate Middleton baby bump watch for the better part of the last two years, it looks like celebrity media finally has an actual tummy to talk about. The Duchess was spotted out and about in London last week, hitting up a Boots pharmacy in a pair of skinny jeans, suede boots, and (gasp!) a tartan Zara cape, which seemed to be concealing a burgeoning baby bump.
Even though she has yet to show any hint of a baby bump, speculation about Kate Middleton‘s maternity wear is going strong. Well, now we know at least one article of clothing that the mom-to-be is on the lookout for, and it’s just as practical as you might expect from a Duchess who swipes her Starbucks card for her morning latté, makes trips to the grocery store, and carries around a stack of points cards while shopping on the high street: jeggings.
In the ten days since Kate Middleton confirmed her pregnancy, the fashion media has pretty much been in a state of non-stop hyperventilation at the thought of her maternity wardrobe. When will she start showing? Will she have to ditch the L.K. Bennett pumps? Will Alexander McQueen make her custom maternity clothes? Well, it looks like we have the answer to at least one of those questions.
We were ecstatic this morning when we found out that the Palace had confirmed Kate Middleton‘s pregnancy. But one part of the official announcement was definitely a little opaque for those of us without a medical degree or much knowledge of obstetric difficulties.
Rumors of the Duchess of Cambridge being pregnant have been flying ever since she and Prince William got married back in April 2011. Star even Photoshopped a baby bump onto Kate’s stomach in an attempt to sell more issues. But lately, the claims of a royal pregnancy seem to actually have some merit — a (self-proclaimed) close friend of the Duchess even confirmed that she’s expecting. Today’s fodder? Will and Kate are moving, presumably because of the baby.
Kate Middleton and Prince William made their first official trip to Cambridge since their wedding, and, of course, the Duchess was dressed perfectly for the occasion.
Even if her name does start with a “K”, Kate Middleton is pretty much the last person on earth we’d ever expect to be associated with the Kardashian Klan. Kim, however, apparently wanted to give the Duchess a piece of the family empire while she was in London promoting her new line for UK retailer Dorothy Perkins.
There’s nothing we love more than a really embarrassing photo of a celebrity. But when it’s a really embarrassing photo of a royal — our favorite royal, HRH The Duchess Of Cambridge, no less — it starts to feel like Christmas came early this year. And no, we’re not talking about topless shots, we’re talking about Kate Middleton in a baby costume.
The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t exactly a party girl (despite what certain tabloid headlines might suggest), so it’s not every day we get to see her pull a glamorous evening gown out of her closet. But lo! Tonight she stepped out for a gala dinner at Middle Temple Hall in London to celebrate the University of St. Andrews‘ 600th anniversary in a long lace Temperley London number.
We already loved Derek Lam‘s designs, but after reading this we think we just may be kindred spirits.
The scandal is far from over! It all started Friday when French magazine Closure published photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless at a private house in Provence, and things got infinitely worse yesterday when the Irish Daily Star ran the photos, Italian rag Chi announced plans to do the same, and the Palace took legal action. Now things have gotten even messier, as one of the Daily Star‘s controllers is saying the decision to print the photos was made without his knowledge and that he will pull the plug on the magazine because of it.
Despite the fact that the palace has already made good on their threat of legal action against the French publication that ran semi-nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Italian magazine Chi has now come out saying that they’re going to publish them as well.
Yesterday we stumbled upon this bizarre cover of Marie Claire South Africa, featuring a Photoshopped version of Kate Middleton to show her wearing clothes made by local designers. It’s since caused quite a stir, so now the magazine has released a statement to explain their choice of (digitally rendered) cover girl.
The Duchess of Cambridge will soon be spending a night on the streets of London with Centrepoint’s Sleep Out campaign in order to raise awareness of the mounting homelessness problem in the UK’s capital city.
It’s been more than two weeks since we last saw the Duchess of Cambridge out in public, not naked. Last time, she and her hubbie were taking a countryside stroll in matching purple sweaters and nerdy trainers, which means we were definitely overdue for some sartorial over-analyzing. Thankfully, Catherine stepped it up by stepping out in a military-inspired ensemble from Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection while visiting victims of the recent London riots.
It’s no secret that stripes are in, like, really in. But unlike the polka dot and floral print before it, the stripe has managed to remain classic in the face of kitsch. Whether it’s worn with or without a sailor’s cap, it’s the perfect summer print — on shirts, swimsuits, shoes, bags, and even bangles. Behold: our ten stripiest must-haves for a sizzling summer.
On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boarded a London-bound British Airways flight at LAX after spending the day painting with impoverished children and putting together care packages for U.S. soldiers. But let’s get down to brass tacks, which is to say: what did Catherine wear?