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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Kate's McDonald's Stop With William's Former Nanny + This Week's Calendar

The Duchess of Cambridge made a pit stop at a McDonald's situated at a roadside station en route to Kensington Palace from Anglesey, accompanied by Prince George and Prince William's former nanny, Jessie Webb. There were reports in the media suggesting the Cambridges had hired 71-year-old Ms. Webb to look after little George which were obviously spot on. William and Harry obviously had a very positive experience with her and feel she's the perfect choice for the role.

Kate drove the range rover to London, accompanied by protection officers. At the moment the photos are exclusively available at E Online, so do pop over and take a look :)

More from the E! Story:

'It's unclear whether she purchased food or if she just popped by to use the facilities, but the Duchess of Cambridge did go into the fast-food establishment, thereby presumably turning every diner's experience into a Happy Meal.'

Many of you will recognise Kate's ensemble. The Duchess sported pieces we've recently seen her wear at the Ring O' Fire Race Start and a Waitrose shopping trip.

Kate elected to wear her Ralph Lauren hacking jacket with a plain white t-shirt underneath - possibly a Zara piece. The Duchess teamed the pieces with her Paige Denim 'Skyline' Skinny Jeans. The stretch denim is shaped into a sleek, skinny-leg style finished with a tapered, ankle-length hem. They're available for €125 in sizes 24-32 at Nordstrom.

Paige Denim

Kate also wore her comfy taupe and white Sebago 'Bala' Boat Shoes.


According to various reports, it is William's final week at RAF Valley, meaning Kate and George have quite possibly left the isle for good. Prince William has engagements throughout the week (more to come on that shortly) so I expect he shall be joining them tomorrow.


I was away from my computer quite a bit over the weekend and my oh my, what a strange week it has been for royal news. There was a break in at Buckingham Palace, in which Prince Andrew was mistaken for an intruder and was ordered to lie on the ground before he identified himself. Andrew's team released a very understanding apology, but the rumour that everyone is talking about says the Prince is absolutely livid.

There's been quite a few filler stories (when it's a particularly quiet week for news, journalists get rather imaginative) about Kate too. It has been claimed the Duchess does not want Harry to marry Cressida Bonas because William pursued her half-sister Isabella Calthorpe, who is now married to Sam Branson, many moons ago. Kate is friends with Sam's sister Holly Branson and knows their father Sir Richard Branson very well, so I very much doubt there is any truth to it.


On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess will attend the first annual Tusk Conservation Awards. The Awards, developed by Tusk Trust in partnership with Investec Asset Management, aim to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. William and Kate will meet the finalists at a private reception before the awards.

The glitzy event will be held at The Royal Society in London.

The occasion calls for a full length gown, so perhaps the Duchess will opt for a sparkling number as she did for the ARK Gala in 2011, when she selected a shimmering rose Jenny Packham gown.

To coincide with the awards, a sixty minute documentary featuring an exclusive interview with Prince William showcasing the Tusk Trust's work is due to be broadcast on CNN and ITV on September 15. Yesterday, CNN shared William's words on Africa.

'I regularly daydream. Africa is definitely one of the places I go. I have hundreds of animals on my iPhone. So if I am ever having quite a stressful day... you can put a buffalo on in the background or a cricket. It's escaping to a different kind of world.'

Speaking about his proposal to Kate, William said:

'I didn't really plan it that far in advance, like I just knew I wanted it to feel comfortable where I did it and I wanted it to mean something, other than just the act of getting engaged. She understands what it means to me being in Africa, and my love of conservation.'

The Prince revealed he likes to sit out in the sun with a rum, reminiscing. His late mother Diana is never far from his thoughts:

'What I am doing in Africa is probably not as obviously, visually if you like, related to what she did. But helping communities, and helping Africans, as she has done, and did with communities over in the UK, and around the world. It's about helping the needy and the vulnerable.'

On Saturday, September 14, William and Kate are expected to attend the wedding of their close friends James Meade and Laura Marsham at Gayton in Norfolk.

Tomorrow William and Harry will attend the BGC Partners Charity Day in London. The annual events commemorates the NYC-based company's 658 employees who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. No doubt the anniversary will be marked all over the world and it's an important day of remembrance in the US. Meanwhile, William, Harry and Charles will attend the funeral of one of Prince Charles's closest friends, Hugh Van Cutsem this week. Kate is not expected to attend.


Finally, a painting by a talented British artist with Down's Syndrome is getting pride of place in Prince George's nursery. 43-year-old Tazia Fawley donated the brightly coloured work to William and Kate, as a personal gift to mark the arrival of George. To Tazia'a joy they accepted the painting of hot air balloons over Bristol's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and children's favourite Rupert the Bear, and sent their best wishes to her.


See you all Thursday :)

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