Duchess of Cambridge

Happy Birthday Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Turns 32

This time last year the Duchess was pregnant with her first child, Prince George. Kate turned  32 on Friday (Jan 9) and since she had a whirlwind year leading up to the birth of Prince George, so  it is no wonder that she wanted to lay low for this birthday.

To mark the occasion, the awesome Royal Central UK site compiled 32 facts about the Duchess who will one day be queen.  Check it out:

  1. Catherine was born on 9th January 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, England.
  2. Her parents are Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton. Michael once worked as a pilot and Carol was an air hostess, both for British Airways which is how the couple met.
  3. As a titled member of the Royal Family, Catherine no longer holds a legal surname – she has been known to refer to herself as ‘Mrs Cambridge’, however.
  4. She is one of the most influential fashion figures in the world and her style has had such an effect on people’s fashion, it has been dubbed the ‘Kate effect’.
  5. She has 1 brother and 1 sister, both younger than her. Pippa Middleton (whose first name is fully ‘Phillipa’) and James Middleton (whose middle name is William).

Read more at Royalcentral.com

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Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George to visit Australia and New Zealand in April

Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge will visit Australia in April and they are expected to bring their young son Prince George with them.

The official Royal statement says it is anticipated that Prince George will accompany his parents on the tour, which will take in New Zealand first.

If confirmed by Kensington Palace, it will be the future king’s first overseas trip. It will also be the first time that Kate Middleton has been to either Australia or New Zealand. The family was invited to visit by the Australian and New Zealand governments.

Source: ABC.au

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Prince William and Catherine Thank Hospital Staff in Joint Statement

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have thanked hospital staff for the “tremendous care” they have received following the birth of their baby boy on Monday, July 22.

The royal couple welcomed a son at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London and the new parents are grateful for the help from medical staff.

A statement issued on Tuesday, July 23 reads: “We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone – staff, patients and visitors – for their understanding during this time.”

Prince William’s uncle, Charles Spencer, has added his congratulations to the many well wishes already received.

He tells People.com in a statement, “Such lovely news.”

Spencer also recalled memories of his nephew’s birth 31 years ago, when he was an 18-year-old student.

He continues, “The teacher rushed into my bedroom to tell me the good news, a bottle of champagne in his hands. Now, 31 years on… we’re celebrating this family addition with just as much happiness.”

The Duchess’ parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were the first official visitors to see the new baby on Tuesday.

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It’s A Boy For Will and Kate!

Prince William and Kate Middleton became parents of an 8 lb. 6 ounce baby boy late Monday afternoon.

Both mother and child were reported doing well and will remain in the hospital overnight.

Prince William was present for the birth at 4:24 p.m., according to a press release from the royal household.

The release also said the name of the baby, the couple’s first, would be announced “in due course.”

The baby will be third in line to the throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father.

Crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace where a formal announcement of the baby’s birth was posted to cheers Monday night.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital – where William and his brother Harry also were born – early Monday morning.   Read more> 

Pregnant Kate Middleton Headed To London

A heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is reportedly en route to London from her parents’ Bucklebury home with Prince William. It remains unclear if Middleton is in labor and is headed to St. Mary’s Hospital, or if she is headed to Kensington Palace to await the baby’s arrival there. The baby is due any day now.

A royal rep refused to confirm Middleton has left Bucklebury. “We wouldn’t comment on the exact whereabouts of the Duke and Duchess – we wouldn’t normally do so in their private time,” the rep said Friday.

Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge made a secret visit to St. Mary’s for a checkup on the baby’s progress. She will give birth at the facility’s Lindo Wing, where Princess Diana delivered Prince William and Prince Harry.

St. Mary’s has been prepared for Middleton’s arrival since July 1. Parking outside the Lindo Wing has been suspended for the entire month and dozens of ladders for photographers have already been stationed outside the building.

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Kate Middleton “A Little Nervous” About Delivering Baby

With just 8 days to go until her due date, Kate Middleton is said to be growing “a little nervous” about delivering her first child with Prince William. A family source tells Us Weekly magazine the mom-to-be is “feeling great” at the end of her pregnancy and is “full of energy.”

“Everything is great. She’s healthy, the baby is healthy,” the source says. “Naturally she is a little nervous about the big day, what new mum wouldn’t be?”
The Duchess of Cambridge is now focusing on making sure the renovations and redecorating in their 20-room apartment in Kensington Palace is on track to be finish before fall. “She’s still busy, making sure she’s done as much as possible for the new house before the baby is born,” the source adds. “Once the baby is here, she won’t have time for anything else!”
Meanwhile, preparations for the royal heir’s arrival are in full swing at St. Mary’s hospital in London. Parking outside the Lindo Wing, where Middleton will give birth, has been suspended for the entire month of July. Dozens of ladders for photographers have already been stationed outside the front of St. Mary’s so the baby’s first appearance can be captured as he or she leaves the hospital with Middleton and Prince William.

Pregnant Kate Middleton Admits She Wants A Boy, Prince William Wants A Girl

Pregnant Kate Middleton is hoping for a prince while Prince William is hoping for a princess! While honoring the Irish Guards on St. Patrick’s Day, the Duchess of Cambridge told a guardsman that she doesn’t know the gender of her unborn child, but she is hoping her first born will be a boy.

“I asked her `do you know if it’s a girl or boy?’ and she said `not yet,’” reveals Guardsman Lee Wheeler. “She said `I’d like to have a boy and William would like a girl.’”

Since they don’t know the gender, the royal couple has come up with a nickname for their baby. Insiders tell Us Weekly magazine Kate and William refer to their baby as “our little grape,” a reference to the baby’s current size.

Another source reveals Kate has moved past morning sickness and is now craving sweets. “She’s got sugar on the brain,” the source says. “Chocolate, biscuits, cake.”

The baby is due in July. Kate’s pregnancy was announced in early December. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” St. James Palace said in a statement at the time. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

Kate Middleton Suffers Another Bout Of Severe Morning Sickness

Prince William canceled his appearance at the British Military Tournament on Sunday to take care of his pregnant wife Kate Middleton as she suffered another bout of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or severe morning sickness. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which only occurs in about 1 percent of pregnancies, can cause fainting, lightheadedness, weight loss, vomiting and acute nausea.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were forced to announce their baby news Monday when the Duchess was admitted King Edward VII Hospital for treatment of HG. She was released on Thursday and returned to Kensington Palace “for a period of rest.”

Over the weekend, St. James Palace confirmed Middleton was suffering another bout of acute morning sickness. “It is well known that Hyperemesis Gravidarum often recurs,” a palace spokesman told Us Weekly. “Until further notice, to allow the Duchess a degree of privacy during her pregnancy, we do not intend to offer regular condition checks or advise of routine developments.”

Prince William spoke about Middleton’s condition Saturday at the Winter Whites Gala at Royal Albert Hall in London. “I don’t know why they call it morning sickness — they should call it all day and all night sickness,” he said. “[Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever.”

Prince William & Catherine Confirm Baby News

Prince William’s wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge has been admitted to a London hospital after officials confirmed the British royals are expecting their first child.

The Duchess’ close pal Jessica Hay went public with the baby news last week (28Nov12), and on Monday (03Dec12) representatives from royal residence St. James Palace revealed the rumors are true.However, the mum-to-be has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe bout of morning sickness which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients, and is currently being treated by doctors at King Edward VII Hospital.

The statement reads: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.

“As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.” Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, wed the former Kate Middleton in April, 2011.

Photo Alert: Prince William and Kate Middleton Do Disney With London’s "African Cats" Premiere

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Prince William and his Duchess of Cambridge attend Disneynature’s premiere of “African Cats” in order to help the Tusk Trust organization.

Prince William demonstrated his absolute gentleman like behavior by holding an umbrella over his wife’s head to protect her from the rain.

They look like they’re Feline good!