Tuesday, 18 September 2012

William and Kate Dance in Grass Skirts on Last Night of Royal Tour

The moment of the Royal tour took place tonight at a traditional dinner hosted by the Governor-General in Tuvalu. There was no evening gown or tiara. Something more rare and memorable. William and Kate dancing with locals in grass skirts...



The couple sampled traditional Tuvaluan food and watched a performance of local dances before joining in. The dance is called the Fatele (who would have thought we'd see William in a multi-coloured grass skirt? :))


Kate joined local women in costume during the dance.



Kate had a fabulous time and was in stitches of laughter as William showed off his dance moves. :)



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William and Kate sprayed warriors with perfume and asked to bring one of their own choosing.



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Kate spraying Paul Smith men's aftershave on warriors. It is considered a blessing.





 Paul Smith women's fragrance is described as a magnificent floral fragrance, vivid and wood with a combination of bergamot and clementine, notes of blackcurrent, green pear and a hint of pink peppercorns. It retails for £36.


Paul Smith

A look at Kate's dress underneath the grass skirt.



Kate wore the Alice by Temperly Beatrice Embroidered Crepe Maxi Dress. The €640 red and beige bohemian dress features a keyhole-fastening neckline. Perfect choice for the event.


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William described the welcome as "the most original and quite literally uplifting ever". The couple will retire privately for the night. It is the first time a member of the Royal family has stayed overnight on the island of Tuvalu.



It was an unforgettable event and a wonderful way for the couple to enjoy the last night of the royal tour. 



You can watch a videos at the Telegraph and ITV.




Wonderful news for the couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court preventing Closer magazine from publishing further paparazzi shots of Kate. The magazine will be fined €10,000 per day if it publishes any more photographs. A separate criminal investigation into charges Closer and the photographer breached the couple's privacy has been launched. 


51 comments:

  1. I would love to see a video of this dance!

    So, can you tell me why Kate ist called "Catherine Elizabeth Middleton?" I thought her "new" name ist Catherine Elizabeth Mountbatten - Windsor?

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  2. THESE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING!!!! Loooooveee!!

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  3. Umm... why Catherine was called 'Middleton'?

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  4. Kate filed under Catherine Middleton. No idea why.

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    1. Because in France,if she so wishes, a married woman can use her husband's name in everyday life, but legally she still retains her maiden name in official papers.

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    2. I don't understand it either. :-/ But I'm happy that they won!! haha!!

      Love seeing them dancing!! haha..

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  5. Did you notice that the beaded fan says Cathleen? :-)

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    1. I noticed that too - oh gosh! They look like they're having a great time!!

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  6. In french law - but it's only in France - a married woman is usually called by her husband's name but her legal name actually remains her father's name. In every official situation, the maidden name is used (including voting). So in front of court, she is Catherine Middleton.

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    1. Ady is right! It is the maiden name that is used too for social insurance, payment of taxes etc.

      So, in that document Kate is named that way simply because the case was judged in France and falls under French law. She did not change her name.

      Anyway, I am greatly pleased that they won their injonction.

      Thanks for the wonderful photos dear Charlotte! So cool to see them dancing and smiling that way. Kate is really beautiful and William so handsome and funny.

      Thanks again Charlotte,

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    2. Thanks Ady! That is helpful!

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  7. She preserved her maiden name? Wierd...but maybe another royal practice for non born royals women? Great dress, not her typical style but suits perfectly, long hair, flowers, occassion...
    Maybe this is the dress she wanted to wear originally before she found the gift of fuchsia batik dress the other night - I say so because of the earings she wore with that dress...they would match perfectly this one too.
    The night seems as a great fun!

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  8. These photos make me so happy! They look like they are having a wonderful time. Good for them! Can't wait to see a video.

    Thanks Charlotte for the quick updates! A great way to start off my day here in the US. I'm not sure what I'll do when the tour is over.

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  9. Haha! Yes it definitely does say Cathleen. I'm sure she found the funny side! :)

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  10. Pauline California18 September 2012 at 14:21

    Just loved these pictures. Glad to see the were really enjoying themselves. They look so happy together. Love the last picture posted here. Just shows how much in love thery are. I think the Duchess would go off the end of the earth to please William. Just so nice to see.

    So to see this great tour come to an end. I am having Duchess withdrawals already. I don't think we will see to much of the couple once they return to the UK. They will retire to there "little" house in Wales and become just become a military couple. I am sure they will have a few engagements but not many. Remember they want to start a family so they have a job to do...lol (Just having a little fun here).

    Charlotte I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a great coverage of the royal tour. You have made it so we as fans got to enjoy the tour with the beautiful couple. Ya there was some sad news but the Duchess just pick up her boot straps and kept on going, holding her head up high.

    You are the best!!!

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  11. Wow William's got moves!!!!:) so nice to see them enjoying, Yeah why is she addressed as Middleton? Also is there a video of their dance?? Gosh I'm having Kate withdrawals already :(

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    1. Pauline California18 September 2012 at 17:24

      Siddhii- I agree with you. The withdrawals have started. And my feelings are we will not see much of them once they return to the UK. Williamwill go back to flying and the Duchess to being a military wife. And let's hope we here soon that a royal baby is on the way. Remember William said they wants kids now.

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  12. Wow, what a whirl wind of a tour! Who would have expected? It has been so different to Canada/America but I have enjoyed following them just as much, thankyou for you so much blog coverage.

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  13. I don't really like maxi-dresses, so I don't know why I was hoping she would wear one some time on this tour. But she did and she looks so pretty. They look like they're having such a good time here.

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  14. Wonderful dress, wonderful dancing and fun, wonderful coverage of the tour!

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  15. I love this dress and so happy they beat the closer magazine now they must do the same to the Irish and Italian publications

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  16. here video from ITV they are dancing amazing dancing
    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-09-18/prince-william-dancing-in-tuvalu-an-amazing-evening/

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  17. OMG, William you are amazing :D

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  18. I guess Kate wasn't kidding when she said some months ago that William was practicing his dance moves! The embroidery on this dress is lovely, but somehow it looks to hippyish. I'm already feeling Kate withdrawal symptoms.

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  19. Wonderful post! Seeing the royal couple look so relaxed and happy in Tuvalu makes me sad they have to go back to the real world. Thanks for all the wonderful and speedy reporting on this tour, Charlotte. You always have it up first, and then go back and update as more photos and information become available. A great model for all the other blogs!

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  20. Awesome job Charlotte!!! You've worked hard for all of us fans, and we SO APPRECIATE IT! William looks great! and Kate did a good job too - nice to see them cut loose a little bit... and no doubt celebrate their courtroom victory. I love to see him protecting his wife. He had to take a stand and I really hope they prosecute the photographer.

    I hope they both have a well deserved break for a few months and can make a baby annoucement late this year. I'm almost 4 months pregnant, and hoped that Kate would be at the same time so I could get some maternity fashion help! haha

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  21. Surely any member of the royal fame or celebrities must realise that there may always be a photographer just waiting to get a pic? Even tho it was a private moment and on holiday she was outside so hardly a private place. I think the royal couple have highlighted this incident all the more by taking action, after all the Harry incident is just a memory. Also wasn't it this site that showed the pictures the day before on the balony in France , the palace made no comment then. Seemingly the photos in this site in the past

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    1. Pauline California18 September 2012 at 22:56

      Charlotte did not show any pictures of Harry nor of the Duchcess. She did not even give the web site. Please check your facts. Charlotte would never stoop so low to dispect the royal couple.

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    2. Comparing a Las Vegas party with strangers is hardly the same as a couple vacationing on a private 600+ acre estate. HUGE difference in legal grounds. (And considering William and Kate's reputation, they probably didn't even have staff around.)

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    3. The post with the pictures on the balcony, posted on this site, were of Catherine in a bikini.

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  22. What a lovely tour it's been :) Its gone so quick! for all uk readers there is a programme on ITV1 on Sunday 23rd all about the tour at 10:20pm. Will be nice to see the tour highlights in the programme haven't seen many video clips from the tour.
    Grace

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  23. There are some countries where calling a woman by her husband's last name is only a courtesy.

    You might be married to Mr. Brown and are called Mrs. Brown, but legally you're still Mary Jones.

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  24. Great tour coverage and fantastic blog. I read this all the time, don't know what I would do without it. First time I've posted but I just wanted to say what a great job you do. By the way for UK fans there is a 55 min programme covering the tour on ITV Sunday 22nd Sept at 10.20pm.

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    1. Thank you very much Nikki :)

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    2. Pauline California18 September 2012 at 23:02

      I agree with you Nikki. Ms. Charlotte is the best. She has made it so all of us fans could enjoy this great tour with the beautiful couple. But I have to say I already am having Kate withdrawals. And as I said before I don't think we will see them for awhile. They have other pressing duty to carry out. That is making of a royal heir (just be little hearted and I mean no disrepect to the royal couple).

      So I would like to say to Ms. Charlotte that we all are so happy you were able to bring us all these great photos of the beautiful royal couple and all the feed back regarding all the places they visited.

      YOu are the best!!!

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  25. With regards to pictures of Kate in private and fellow readers being upset at topless pics, r we to assume we won't b seeing anymore Kate pics of her shopping and off duty? Surely these photos are an invasion of her privacy too ?

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    1. It is most definitely not the same. They were in a private villa and the photographer had to stalk them, in hiding, in order to get the pictures. Photos taken of either of them engaging in every-day activities are done so in a very forthcoming manner. She may not like that fact that there are cameras in her face, but she is aware that they are there. She does not have any expectation of her grocery shopping experience to be private. They don't clear the store for her to shop alone.
      The nude photos were akin to someone taking pictures of another sunbathing nude in their backyard.

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    2. What a trouper that girl is. Looking back at all the photos of the tour for the first time as been super busy and she's always smiling, always composed, always dignified. She was just trying to enjoy a little private freedom like many (millions) of women do in a secluded location and she is treated so shamefully, not just by certain commentators in the press but some very nasty anonymous internet trolls. Sadly she will probably never feel confident enough to do the same thing again no matter where she is.Isn't it a high price to pay for those supposed privileges? When all's said and done, we do have rights she will never have again. I love the freedom of sunbathing and swimming nude and she was not hurting anybody by doing so, just feeling happy and confident in her body. Yes, if someone took pictures of me or some other 'ordinary woman' they would be called something other than a photographer. Several things in fact.

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  26. Oh my gosh, that video of them dancing was amazing. Especially when William started dancing! So funny!

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  27. Thank you so much Charlotte for all your work - it is goign to be SO hard not seeing a new update every morning (here n the US).
    I am glad they look more relaxed - though I do think William could have taken off his jacket for the dancing! The other men in the pictures are in shirts only so I doubt protocol woul dhave been breached.

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  28. Charlotte, you are the best. I have so enjoyed your coverage of this tour and I am sad to see it end. Your blog is the best will & Kate blog on the web. Thanks for all your dedication and hard work. I think it is fitting that they ended this tour dancing especially in light of them winning their court case.

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    1. Absolutely, it was a wonderful night. I'll have a poll within the next couple of days so you can all vote for your favourite look :)

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  29. Thanks Charlotte for all your hard work...

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  30. Thank you Charlotte what an amazing tour. What lovely dresses. I am impressed at how light she seems to travel. When I get time at the weekend I shall go through your posts and work out how many outfits she took. I wonder what dress we didn't see when she chose to wear her lovely present. Only one more day. The only time I feel we will see her is Rememberance Sunday' I am stunned as usual by the quality of your work. Thank you again. Donna

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  31. What an amazing video! They looked like they were having auto much fun. Not sure what dance moves William thought he was pulling off, but Kate looked like an island beauty! Any idea what jewelry Kate is wearing, her necklace looks like it could be local and her earrings might be the gold leaf ones, but I'm not sure? -Brit

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  32. I think they´re doing a great job and it´s it´s so great that hey won against this magazine.

    I just wonder why it´s still Catherine Elizabeth Middelton. Any idea?

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  33. Lol William was hysterical! A little awkward especially in a suit...Kate looked more graceful but they were both great sports for doing this. I wish they dressed much more relaxed... Like they are on vacation.

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  34. William and Kate are so popular in England that everybody knows them. Their attending the party must attracted lots of funs.

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