03:32 PM EDT 05/25/2013
The British Royals
Originally posted 05/24/2013 07:15PM
Prince William is one proud papa-to-be – and he can't keep it to himself.
"He is looking forward to being a dad. He's very excited about it," says Seyi Obakin, chief executive of the charity Centrepoint, whose aim is to help homeless young people.
Obakin spent a few hours with the prince, 30, when he secretly stopped by Centrepoint's Bruce House in London earlier this week. Prince William – who is a royal patron of the charity – spoke with residents who are learning to be entrepreneurs and other skills so they can be successful in their communities.
"They talked about music, movies, fun things," Obakin tells PEOPLE. "He has a genuine concern for how life is like for them as the country is going through this recession."
Originally posted 05/24/2013 09:30AM
Just what a soccer fan dad-to-be needs, for when his little prince or princess is old enough to kick it about the Palace backyard: a mini-football.
And that's just what Prince William received Friday after he addressed a UEFA meeting of football's European leaders in London.
"Football can transform boys' and girls' lives, instilling fitness, team discipline, aspiration and fairness," he told the delegates.
He was also handed a regular-sized football, for those times he plays with brother Harry.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 08:50AM
Everything's relative – and family members are already praising Princess Kate for her maternal instincts.
Mike Tindall, who is married to William's cousin, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips's daughter Zara Phillips, says father-to-be Prince William – whom he calls "Willy" – will be "outstanding" as a dad, "while Kate is a natural mother," he adds.
The rugby player told the Daily Mirror, "It's great for them. The whole family is really excited about the baby. I think everyone's excited. I'm so happy for those two. They'll be great parents."
Originally posted 05/19/2013 01:00PM
There are many upsides to being a lookalike for the Duchess of Cambridge: fame, travel, TV appearances and, of course, the opportunity to collect that wardrobe.
But for single mother Heidi Agan, 33, that all pales compared to the extra time it gives her with children Blake, 11, and Abigail, 4.
"When I was a waitress it felt as though I never saw my children," Agan tells PEOPLE. "Now I have a lot more freedom. I am able to pick and choose when I work – and I don't miss school plays."
Originally posted 05/16/2013 05:25PM
Is Kate officially in nesting mode?
If her recent trip to the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour is any indication, the answer is yes.
The seven-months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was spotted shopping at the ultra-posh interior design center on Tuesday, where she checked out at least one fabric swatch, and took time to refuel at the public café, right alongside other shoppers.
"She just sat in the atrium like everyone else," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was very polite and really nice – just totally normal. I didn't know it was her at first. I just thought, 'You look a lot like Kate Middleton.' Then it kind of dawned on me."
"She had a cappuccino and a banana muffin," adds the source. "It's not every day you see the future Queen of England sitting down in a café eating a muffin!"
Originally posted 05/15/2013 05:40PM
After his week-long trip, Prince Harry is saying goodbye to the United States – on horseback.
Harry, 28, visited Greenwich, Conn., on Wednesday to play in a polo match set to raise $1 million for his charity Sentebale, which helps young people in Lesotho. The young royal's team emerged victorious with a score of 4-3 over their opponents.
It's the final leg of his trip that's also made stops in Colorado, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
"This is the last day of my tour around the United States. Thank you for a wonderful week," he told 400 guests at Greenwich Polo Club. "I have witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation."
Originally posted 05/15/2013 04:05PM
What do you cook for a prince?
Manhattan-based chef April Bloomfield was faced with that task on Tuesday when Prince Harry, who is in the middle of a week-long visit to the United States, attended the Innovation Is Great event at MILK Studios in NYC's Meatpacking District. And she opted to make the royal heartthrob feel right at home.
"The event was to celebrate innovation in British technology, so I decided to do a British-style menu," said Bloomfield whose restaurants include The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and The John Dory Oyster Bar. "For example, [I served] pea pudding, because peas are as English as the Queen."
A Brit herself, Bloomfield crafted a culturally creative menu of hors d'oeuvre to reflect her native country and her restaurants' signature dishes. Prince Harry, who attended the event (which supported The GREAT campaign, promoting U.K. tourism, education, business and the strength of U.S. and U.K. relations) with British Prime Minister David Cameron dined on beef and stilton pie; cheddar and piccalilli tea sandwiches; Scotch quail eggs; and sipped on The Spotted Pig's famous Pimm's cup.
Originally posted 05/14/2013 06:45PM
It's been a big day on the Jersey Shore.
In the ocean, the rollercoaster left under water in Superstorm Sandy's wake was in the process of being removed, while on land, the most famous tourist to set foot in the shore town – Prince Harry – visited the rebuilt boardwalk.
The prince, who has been touring the U.S. since last week, charmed a group of children affected by the storm.
Harry (escorted by Gov. Chris Christie) was greeted by screams and cheers from the largely-female waiting crowd under the shade of Jimbo's Cafe, before strolling in the sunshine to meet locals and construction workers who've helped put the devastated resort back together since the storm hit last October.
Originally posted 05/14/2013 10:00AM
Over the weekend, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Princess Beatrice proved that Hollywood and royalty can be a perfect mix.
The former That '70s Show costars toured a string of bars with the young royal and her boyfriend, Dave Clark, in London on Saturday.
The foursome visited the Calloh Callay bar in the trendy Shoreditch neighborhood, where a source told PEOPLE, "They sat in our upstairs Mexican bar on barstools. They drank Jose Cuervo shots and cocktails."
The source adds, "[They] were lovely customers, friendly and not at all demanding."
Originally posted 05/13/2013 10:00AM
Prince Harry's trip to Las Vegas was unforgettable – for perhaps all the wrong reasons – so when he makes his expected way to New York City on Monday evening, here's hoping he can remember his trip for only a royally-good time.
Check out PEOPLE's picks below for hot spots fit for a prince to eat, drink and be merry in The City That Never Sleeps.
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