Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Kate news round up UPDATED

Duchess Kate and Prince William (Am I the only one who doesn't call him The Duke?) have been keeping a very low profile and according to a new poll most people feel they deserve it. A survey conducted by Wakefield research as part of Princess Cruises' second annual 'relaxation report' found that 37 percent of Americans believe the Royal couple deserve a break from the limelight more than any other celebrities. During the Royal tour we were lucky enough to have daily news and photographs, with William and Kate taking as much time as possible to greet fans and show their enthusiasm for their role as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I for one, must admit I do miss seeing new photos of the couple but I agree with the poll.  They should be allowed to live their private lives like any other couple. I think the press (The British press for sure) respect that. Hence their reluctance to publish private photos of the couple e.g. Kate shopping at Tesco.

As the couple enjoy downtime it seems Kate has been receiving some advice from Prince Philip! After famously falling out with Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson after their marriage splits he seems determined to ensure Kate is settling into married life and being a part of the Royal family. He even offered advice on redecorating their apartment at Kensington Palace. A source said: 'Kate is really touched. It's a sign that senior royals are keen to ensure new members fit in. Prince Philip wanted to make sure the pressures weren't getting to her. He's even been sharing fitness tips about his exercise routine with Kate. He is 90 but still tries to keep fit'. Having Prince Philip's approval is of vital importance to Kate. He is the longest serving Royal consort ever. And who doesn't want to get in long with their grandfather in law? :)

Kate graces the cover of 'People' magazine. It is an excellent edition including numerous pages of photos, articles on her style, make up and hair. A collectors item for any fan of the Duchess!

During Kate's time in Anglesey, she has been catching up on her reading. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted at the branch of Waterstones in Kensington high street purchasing copies of 'When God Was A Rabbit' by Sarah Winman and 'The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Winman's novel about the the bond between a brother and sister features the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
I'm sure these books will be flying off the shelves when people hear Kate has been reading them. The 'Kate' effect will do wonders for the world of publishing just as it has for fashion!


  1. That people magazine looks very interesting! :) Thanks for posting a news round up!

  2. Thanks for your comment :)

    It does look like a collectors item, I didn't know Kate was so popular in the U.S.!

  3. the purple halterneck dress was worn at a wedding reception of mutual friends, not at a gala in their honor. a v pretty dress and i wish there were more photos available.

  4. I shall have a look for more photos from the reception Alpa! I'll add them to the post if I find any.

  5. Here in the US we LOVE Kate and Will!!! For the wedding, lots of secretaries in offices, schools, etc. decorated their offices with Union Jacks and wore hats. Lots of fun. :-) Our local ice cream shoppe featured "Kate's Wedding Sundae"

  6. Wow that sounds amazing! Would loved to have seen it.
    Diana was so dearly loved in the U.S. It's great to see Kate is being received so warmly also. :)


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