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Kate to Join Queen and Camilla at a London Tea | Kate Middleton

Kate to Join Queen and Camilla at a London Tea

Originally posted 02/13/2012 07:35AM

Call it tea with Kate and the in-laws.

The Duchess of Cambridge will join her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, and her stepmother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at an official engagement at Piccadilly's flagship Fortnum and Mason's store on March 1, as "three royal ladies have tea," a royal source tells PEOPLE.

The tea party with the trio will serve as the centerpiece of an event to mark the regeneration of the London area of Piccadilly and be the first of two outings for Kate while William is serving as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands.

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See Prince Charles and Camilla's Christmas Card Photo | Prince Charles

Prince Charles and Camilla's Royal Wedding Christmas Card

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."

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Meet the New Royal: Camilla Parker Bowles Adopts a Rescue Puppy | Camilla Parker Bowles

Camilla Parker Bowles Adopts a Rescue Pup

Originally posted 08/23/2011 12:20PM

Move over, Kate – the royal family has welcomed a new female into the fold.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is the proud new mother of a Jack Russell terrier puppy named Beth, Clarence House confirmed on Twitter Monday.

The adorable tricolor pooch was left at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in England when she was 12 weeks old, according to Clarence House. She is one of over a hundred stray dogs that came to the animal shelter in July.

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The Secret Significance to Kate's New Charm Bracelet | Kate Middleton

Kate Wearing New Charm Bracelet

Originally posted 06/30/2011 08:00AM

C is for Catherine, Cambridge and Camilla!

A new charm bracelet that Kate has been wearing recently is a gift from her mother-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Kate, 29, was seen with it prominently dangling from her right wrist when she applauded tennis player Andy Murray at Wimbledon Monday and the previous Saturday, when she and Prince William attended a ceremony with the Irish Guards.

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Kate Charms the Crowds – with Help from Camilla | Kate Middleton

Kate Charms the Crowds – with Help from Camilla

Originally posted 06/13/2011 12:35PM

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles Monday as she took her rightful place among her new family for the fourth set-piece royal event in five days – though it took a quick assist from Camilla for the crowd to get a good look at her.

The occasion was the annual Order of the Garter ceremony, where Prince William – smiling himself, somewhat bashfully, before turning to chat with his father, Prince Charles, at his side – marched down the hill from Windsor Castle.

Wearing a dove gray long coat and matching fascinator, the Duchess arrived in a burgundy Rolls-Royce and then, with Camilla, greeted some family friends and walked under a canopy over the chapel's Galilee Porch, only to slip out of public view.

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Philip Treacy Busy Designing Hats for Royal Wedding – But for Whom?

Philip Treacy Busy Designing Hats for Royal Wedding – But for Whom?

Originally posted 04/21/2011 07:30AM

With eight days to go to the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, hat-maker to the stars Philip Treacy is swamped.

"People came to see me as soon as the invites went out," Treacy, 43, tells Style.com. "Most will have three or four fittings because, of course, it has to be right; something like a billion people will see them on the day."


And while he assures fans there will be a selection of Philip Treacy hats bobbing in the sea of guests at the royal wedding, he's not saying who exactly will be wearing them. His royal connections are strong, though – Treacy designed Camilla Parker Bowles's dramatic feathered fascinator when she married Prince Charles in 2005 – so naturally there's been speculation he'll be designing for the bride herself this time around.

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Camilla: 'We're Very Lucky' to Have Kate in the Family

UpdatePosted 03/24/2011 10:00AM

Camilla: 'We're Very Lucky' to Have Kate in the Family

Originally posted 03/24/2011 08:15AM

She has taken Middleton" to lunch and accompanied the bride-to-be to the ballet. Now, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has given Kate a very public thumbs-up.

"Kate's a lovely girl," Camilla, 63, said Wednesday during a visit to Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London. Of Middleton's joining the family, Camilla said, "We're very lucky. I'm very much looking forward to it."

She also spoke about the role her granddaughter, Eliza Lopes, 3, will play come wedding day April 29 – as a bridesmaid.

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Kate Makes a Ballet Date with Her Future In-Laws

Kate Middleton Makes a Ballet Date with Her Future In-Laws

Originally posted 03/16/2011 09:30AM

They were three on the town Tuesday: Kate Middleton spent the night at the ballet with her soon-to-be in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla.

As her fiancé Prince William was on the other side of the world tending to official business and showing U.K. support for the disaster areas of New Zealand and Australia, Kate, 29, was kept company in the grandest of surroundings.

She was taken to London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to take in the final performance of the Royal Ballet's brand new, full-length Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There, in the royal box, she was seen sitting between Charles, 62, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 63.

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Kate Middleton Goes Out to Lunch – with Camilla

Kate Middleton Goes Out to Lunch – with Camilla

Originally posted 02/09/2011 04:30PM

Whether it was two potential queens swapping tips on the ways of the Windsor clan, an older royal guiding a princess-to-be, or just two ladies who lunch, this was one meal that set tongues wagging.

On Wednesday, Kate Middleton joined her future stepmother-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at an upscale London hotel.

They were spotted sharing a meal by a fellow diner at Koffmann's at The Berkeley hotel, PEOPLE confirms.

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Will the Royal Wedding Be Safe? | Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince William

Will the Royal Wedding Be Safe?

Originally posted 12/14/2010 08:05AM

It's been business as usual for Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, since they endured a terrifying attack on their car by a mob of rioters protesting a tuition fee hike.

But the Dec. 9 riot has raised important questions about security at the upcoming royal wedding.

The attack – in which protestors surrounded the Rolls Royce, reportedly shouting "off with their heads!" – has heightened speculation that the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be the focus of more disruption. Reports have surfaced about anarchist groups who plan to target the wedding (and have even set up Web sites to recruit supporters).

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