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Originally posted 04/28/2012 04:00PM
The world watched with bated breath as Kate Middleton took her first steps out of the car and into Westminster Abbey on her wedding day, one year ago Sunday.
As hundreds of thousands of people in the crowd greeted her arrival with cheers and gasps, hairdresser Richard Ward also found himself speechless – despite having spent the whole morning with the bride-to-be, creating that famous and much-emulated demi-chignon with his colleague James Pryce.
"When she got out of the car and I saw her properly in the dress, the whole thing. I couldn't even speak, she looked so unbelievable," Ward tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 03/29/2012 03:30PM
Meet the Peeple's Princess!
The latest tribute to last year's royal wedding has arrived – just in time for Prince William and Kate Middleton's first anniversary.
Featuring a fascinator-wearing Princess Beatrice and a train-holding Pippa (Peepa?) Middleton, the diorama is one of the finalists in the Washington Post's sixth annual Peeps Diorama Contest (the first-place winner's creation was a take on the Occupy Movement).
Originally posted 12/25/2011 09:05AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Queen Elizabeth at church for two services on Christmas morning – and they drew quite the crowd eager to see them.
With many watching, the couple walked to and from church with much of their family. The Queen, however, took a car to the services – just a short drive from her home at Sandringham, Norfolk. Key in her family's thoughts and prayers: Prince Philip, who is still in the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery on Friday.
William and Kate were joined on the walk to the 16th century St. Mary Magdalene Church by Prince Charles; William's cousins Princess Beatrice and Eugenie; and newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall. Kate, in an aubergine-colored coat by an unnamed British designer and hat by Jane Corbett, was flanked by husband William, 29, and her brother-in-law Prince Harry, 27.
Originally posted 12/08/2011 07:00PM
It's a Christmas card fit for a future king!
For their annual holiday card, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, chose a picture taken on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Prince William and Kate's wedding in April.
In the photograph, Charles holds Camilla's granddaughter, 3-year-old Eliza Lopes, who was a bridesmaid.
The message inside reads, "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year."
Originally posted 12/06/2011 04:30PM
The Duchess of Cambridge and William were ready to rock Tuesday night in London.
The newlyweds attended a special charity concert along with Prince Charles and Camilla at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring a performance by Gary Barlow, the lead singer of British pop act Take That.
Kate, 29, sported a Zara dress and Ralph Lauren jacket to the show – where she and William were also joined by Camilla's daughters, Laura Lopes and Sara Parker Bowles.
As they strolled the red carpet, Kate had a quiet chuckle with William, 29, and also chatted with Camilla, who was in an Anna Valentine dress.
Originally posted 11/16/2011 07:05PM
A year ago Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2010, Kate Middleton's life changed forever.
Though already secretly engaged, that was the day the couple decided to tell senior members of the royal family – and then the entire world – that they were getting married.
Making the announcement, the two spoke about how William proposed with the special engagement ring that had belonged to his late mother, Diana, while Kate recounted her "excitement and shock."
From there, the attractive young brunette from Bucklebury, Berkshire, suddenly became one of the most-discussed people on the planet.
Originally posted 09/27/2011 08:30AM
Glossy magazines hoping to carry exclusive portraits and an interview with Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge can forget it, for now.
Latest rumors were that Vogue was hoping to secure a shoot by Mario Testino for the fashion monthly. But the palace denies any deal. "There are no plans for the Duchess to do anything with U.S. Vogue," a spokeswoman tells PEOPLE.
In any case, Kate, 29, has her mind on other matters. A few days after she attended the wedding of a friend, she is set to open a children's cancer center Thursday with Prince William.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:30PM
The gang's all there! As the royal family kicks off festivities for Zara Phillips's wedding, taking place Saturday afternoon in Scotland, guests – including some VIPs – arrived in style.
Friday, Prince William and Kate surfaced in Edinburgh, where they boarded a family yacht for an evening reception toasting William's cousin and her soon-to-be-groom, rugby player Mike Tindall.
Kate, clad in the same green silk Diane von Furstenberg "Maja" dress she wore for an event in Los Angeles, gave onlookers a new view of her frock, showing off the delicate buttons that run down the back. Her husband followed closely behind.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 08:55AM
Her last time at a royal wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge was the bride. On Saturday, she'll be a guest at Zara Phillips's nuptials.
Prince William's cousin is marrying rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m.
Friday night – which happens to be the 30th anniversary of the day William's parents, Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, married – guests are gathering, with younger members expected to party on the Windsor's retired vessel, the Royal Yacht Britannia, now moored in Leith docks.
Originally posted 07/13/2011 09:00AM
It was the Royal Wedding hat ridiculed around the world. But now, the designer of Princess Beatrice's fascinating fascinator is defending it, and its wearer, from the fashion bullies.
"She is only 22, and there was a little bit of bullying going on," Philip Treacy tells Britain's Observer. "In the future, we'll look back and think she looked wild."
The hat has been likened to everything from an octopus to a pretzel to a toilet seat. But Treacy, 43, has a simpler description. "I thought I was making a hat with a bow on it," he says.
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