Monday, 2 January 2012

Kate and Pippa spotted in a Berkshire pub, Poll results, We hear from a girl who met Kate and more

I would like to thank you all for voting in the poll 'William and Kate's most romantic moment'. The winning moment, from the royal wedding with 47% of the vote is 'When William told Kate she looked beautiful at the altar'. A simply perfect choice. Other popular moments took place during the royal tour when William adjusted Kate's hoodie and of course the memorable hug the couple shared after competing in the dragon boat race.

A look at the results....

At the 'Millies' we saw Kate sparkling in jewels for the first time and I think we'll agree it's a look that suits her. In honour of the Queen's Diamond jubilee, the Royal collection is putting on a simply stunning exhibition including some of the Queen's personal jewels. The exhibition is going to be the focal point of Palace's 2012 summer opening. (Kate's dress was the star attraction last summer) At the heart of the collection is a floral brooch known as the 'finest pink diamond in existence'. Given to the Queen as a wedding present the 23.6 carat jewel made in Tanzania could only be described as beautiful.

Other pieces in the collection include the coronation necklace and earrings set, The Granny Tiara (one of the Queen's personal favourite's and a snuff box made for King Frederick of Prussia. Perhaps we will be seeing Kate wearing these items someday.....

We know William and Kate are enjoying a New Years break with the Middletons. Yesterday the couple were spotted enjoying a drink in a quiet pub in Yattendon, Berkshire with Pippa. (With thanks to British Royals) If any photos emerge I will update immediately!

Finally I have a rather special story to share with you. I was on Twitter earlier this evening (Naturally, tweeting about Kate :)) when I received a tweet from the wonderful Sophie who was lucky enough to meet Kate in Zara last July. The Duchess was wearing yoga pants and a white zip up top. Sophie bravely asked Kate for a photo and Kate politely declined 'I'm really sorry, I can't'.

"Kate was very, very sweet and very beautiful up close. She was dressed casually as if she'd just come from yoga. Kate shopping in Dune, Zara, Topshop and then surprisingly went on to Urban Outfitters".

It is always fascinating to hear from people who have met Kate and to hear she is equally as sweet and kind in person. I would like to thank Sophie for sharing her story, you can read more about it on her blog citygirlsandpaperdolls

Sophie's office is just five minutes from Kensington Palace so she might bump into Duchess Kate again very soon :)

A look at Kate's favourite shopping area, Kensington High Street.

Sources (Daily Mail, Ms Editrice via Twitter, British Royals via Twitter,


  1. That Canada trip was magical and there were many romantic moments from Will and Kate, which was refreshing to see!

  2. i'm surprised someone was able to ask for a picture in the first place.. i guess i thought her royal protection officers were supposed to keep people back a distance, no?

  3. Soph, It was a magical year with many more moments to come this year.

  4. Bonnie - I'd imagine the protection officer would be very close to Kate but wouldn't stop her chatting to people. Sophie described as her as 'very sweet'. so perhaps she wouldn't want to appear standoffish.

  5. Hi there
    Kate did indeed have two protection officers with her, one lady and one very tall guy. They did stop anyone taking pictures but they were quite a distance from her. I was actually looking at some clothes next to Kate anyway, so I just casually started speaking to her. To be fair I was dressed very nicely and at 5'2, I didn't really pose much of a threat! Kate was so regal and tall though. Definitely 5"10!
    Please follow my blog and on Twitter @MsEditrice as I often blog about Kate & Pippa xxx

  6. Hi Bonnie,
    Kate did indeed have two protection officers with her; a man and a women, but they kept their distance to allow Kate to shop and go into the changing rooms etc. I was actually looking in the same clothes section as Kate and just casually asked her for a picture. Obviously I had come from work so I was very nicely dressed and at 5'2 I hardly posed a threat ;) She had the most beautiful skin and hair but was very, very.
    thin! I'm very lucky and grateful to have met and spoken to her though! So sweet! For sightings and some Kate & Pippa fashion please follow me @MsEditrice and my blog: xxx

  7. Sophie - It's wonderful to hear the royal protection officers allow Kate to go about life as normally while keeping a close eye.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  8. Sophie - Please let us all know if you run into Kate again :)

    Irene - Wishing you a very happy new year x

  9. Oh I am so hoping to get a glimpse of her while in London this June!

  10. Bonnie - I'm thinking of doing a post shortly on the places Kate enjoys spending time in London. Restaurants, hotels, gyms, shops etc. Perhaps you will see Kate in one of those? :)

    Remember Kensington High street is your best bet. x

  11. p.s Kensington high street looks like an awesome place to shop. i love the architecture and the old tudor look , too (hopefully if i get to visit london, i'll take a stroll down there!)

  12. It's a wonderful place Bonnie and you may just spot Kate in Zara :)

  13. Wonderful story Sophie really so amazing thank you so much for sharing with us!

  14. Kensington High Street is an amazing place to work and shop, my office is located right off the shops! I'm literally 5 minutes from Kensington Palace and in the summer it's a lovely to lunch in the Gardens! The Royal Borough is Kensington and Chelsea is the best in the UK I believe! X

  15. I'm curious, why can the royals not take a photo with a fan or admirer? I'm an American so I don't know all the "rules". I remembering reading recently that Prince Harry was asked to take a photo (while training in the states) and he declined as well. Is there an official "rule" that states that they cannot take photos with the public, or do they just not want to have their photo taken?

  16. I imagine the royals don't want to seen as 'celebrities' taking photos with fans as the photo could end up anywhere and the person in the photo with them could indeed by anyone.
    I also think it's for security purposes.

  17. I agree with above, it is exactly that...


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