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Originally posted 12/31/2013 03:40PM
There was no red carpet or flashing cameras as Kate Middleton joined her sister, Pippa, at a laid-back party on Monday afternoon.
The siblings kicked off their New Year festivities early at the celebration at a friend's place in Bucklebury.
"Kate looked incredible," a fellow reveler told PEOPLE. "She was very jolly and very happy."
Originally posted 12/30/2013 03:00PM
Last time he went to university, Prince William came away with his future wife and a degree in art history. But when he returns to school in January, he is likely to walk away with nothing more glamorous than a pair of rubber boots and a tractor license.
William, 31, has enrolled in a 10-week bespoke program in agricultural management at the University of Cambridge.
This will see him undertake a series of seminars, lectures and meetings in a bid to understand the issues faced by farming communities across the United Kingdom.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said William was "very much looking forward to it."
Originally posted 12/25/2013 09:25AM
With Prince George left to his nanny at the grand house of Sandringham on Christmas morning, his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a brisk walk to church, being watched by several thousand well-wishers.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 03:50PM
Britain's phone-hacking scandal has entered a strange phase.
During the trial of journalists accused of illegally listening into private conversations over the cell phones of the royal family, the court is playing voicemails that were allegedly hacked into.
This has afforded the opportunity to make what they had to say public knowledge.
Surprisingly, what the court has revealed so far seems to be pretty innocent – adorable, even.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 02:15PM
Prince George is ready to see the world – and for the world to see him!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to take their son on an official visit to Australia and New Zealand in April, when he will be nearly nine months old.
While it is "anticipated" that George will join his mother and father for what is likely to be more than three weeks away from the U.K., a decision will be made closer to the time, a royal source confirms.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 08:55AM
She has won Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar (the latter two for her James Bond song "Skyfall"). But Thursday, Adele added a singularly British honor – an MBE medal – to the list.
The singer, 25, was full of smiles, and even allowed herself a hearty chuckle, upon receiving the medal – an honor reserved for exemplary British subjects – from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Introduced in the palace ballroom as Miss Adele Adkins, she stepped forward sporting her trademark wide grin before having a short chat with Charles. He pinned the award for "services to music" on her black, long-sleeve Stella McCartney tea dress and shook her hand.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 06:00PM
Don't start shopping for engagement presents just yet – Pippa Middleton isn't set to wed boyfriend Nico Jackson, PEOPLE has learned.
Speculation was mounting that Kate's little sister and her beau had gotten engaged, but a source tells PEOPLE "it is not true."
The rumors heated up after Middleton, 30, took a trip to India earlier this month with her stockbroker boyfriend, 36, and reports claimed he'd popped the question.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 04:00PM
A landmark for Prince George on Wednesday – his first Christmas party with the royal family.
He was taken by his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Buckingham Palace for lunch with most of the extended Windsor clan.
Joining the young family was nanny Jessie Webb, who sat in the back of the Range Rover as William drove through the palace gates.
On hand to coo over the baby were plenty of other youngsters, too.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 10:30AM
While he'll likely be the center of attention as the Royal Family gathers next week to celebrate his first Christmas at the Queen's country retreat, Sandringham, Prince George will actually find himself quietly ensconced in the nursery when the real holiday action takes place.
For weeks now, upwards of 100 staff members have been preparing a days-long sumptuous house party for George's parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the extended family.
Darren McGrady, who worked for the Windsors for 15 years – the last four of which, until 1997, in the employ of Princess Diana and her young sons – says nothing much will have changed from his days behind the carving station and in the kitchens.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:00AM
Monaco has a new little royal.
Charlotte Casiraghi has given birth to her own little prince, named Raphael, says the palace in the principality.
Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.
In a surprise "tickle," as one source put it, the palace communiquéé added that "grandmothers are doing well."
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