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Meet Ailsa Anderson – The Woman Who Placed the Now Famous Royal Baby Easel

Ailsa Anderson Makes Royal Baby History

Originally posted 07/22/2013 04:10PM

Normally, she's behind the scenes, away from the cameras. But when Ailsa Anderson crunched across the dusty pink gravel in front of Buckingham Palace in her three-inch heels to post the message that the world wanted to read today, she was thrust firmly into the royal baby limelight.

"It was thrilling. it's an amazing experience to be part of history and a rare honor," Anderson tells PEOPLE. "There's been a lot of calm excitement in the palace all day since the announcement that she was in hospital and people were just waiting for the good news."

Anderson, 44, is Queen Elizabeth's press secretary, tasked with making the final journey with the anxiously awaited birth notice (handed off by Prince William and Kate's press secretary Ed Perkins) and fix it on the easel for Her Majesty's subjects (and the rest of the world) to see.

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Kate's Mother, Carole Middleton, Rescues Missing Dog

Kate's Mother, Carole Middleton, Rescues Missing Dog

Originally posted 05/30/2013 06:30AM

The mother of the Duchess of Cambridge is now in the spotlight for doing her own good deed: rescuing a missing dog.

Carole Middleton, awaiting her turn as a soon-to-be new grandmother, was driving near her home in Bucklebury when she spotted a lost dog alongside the road.

Stopping to take a look at the tag on the dog's collar, she found that it belonged to her neighbors, and so took the animal home, reported the Sunday Telegraph.

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How William and Kate Are Ensuring Privacy in Paradise | Kate Middleton, Prince William

William & Kate Enjoying Private Mustique Babymoon

Originally posted 02/07/2013 02:10PM

The The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are keeping a low profile on their "babymoon" to the idyllic island of Mustique.

The couple – expecting their first baby in July – are staying at a five-bedroom villa set in lush gardens, which normally costs an eye-popping $25,000 a week. Also enjoying paradise are Kate's parents Carole and Mike and siblings Pippa and James.

On previous visits, William, 30, has stopped by to grab a drink and play the piano at the bar at Firefly, and together the couple have participated in Sunday night Karaoke at Basil's Bar.

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Kate and William on Mustique for Another Vacation

Kate and William on Mustique for Another Vacation

Originally posted 02/05/2013 02:30PM

Royal mom-to-be Kate is on a winter escape, enjoying the sunshine of a Caribbean vacation.

She and husband William are sunning themselves on the paradise island of Mustique.

They are staying in a luxury $28,000 villa, reports the U.K.'s Sun tabloid.

The island – which was popular with William's late great aunt, Princess Margaret, and is still hopping today with such celebrities as Mick Jagger – is a regular family vacation destination for the Duchess, whose parents, Carole and Mike, are said to be staying in a villa nearby.

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What Surprises Await Will and Kate at Christmas? | Kate Middleton, Prince William

William and Kate: Christmas with the Middletons Will Bring Surprises

Originally posted 12/24/2012 08:00AM

Prince William had better have some surprises up his sleeve for Christmas Day at his wife Kate's family home.

Father-in-law Michael Middleton likes to pull a few party tricks – including dressing up in costume, his daughter Pippa has revealed.

"My father has developed this funny tradition of surprising us at some point by appearing in fancy dress," the Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends" author, 29, writes in the latest holiday edition of the political magazine The Spectator.

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Prince William & Kate to Break Tradition, Spend Christmas with Her Family | Kate Middleton, Prince William

UpdatePosted 12/23/2012 09:00AM

Prince William & Kate to Spend Christmas in Bucklebury with Her Family

Originally posted 12/22/2012 10:30AM

After suffering from extreme morning sickness in the first weeks of her pregnancy, Kate will spend Christmas in the comfort of her family, a St. James Palace spokesman told PEOPLE on Saturday.

In a major break from tradition, which was cleared after consultation with Queen Elizabeth, she and husband William will visit her hometown, Bucklebury to celebrate the holiday "privately with the Middleton family," according to the Palace.

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Is Kate's Severe Morning Sickness Hereditary or Could It Be Twins? | Kate Middleton

Kate's Severe Morning Sickness Could Be Hereditary

Originally posted 12/08/2012 11:15AM

Even duchesses can get the monster of all morning sicknesses.

Known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the condition – for which Kate was hospitalized for four days – is characterized by debilitating nausea and vomiting that severely inhibits a woman's ability to eat or drink and results in significant weight loss. Affecting up to 2 percent of all pregnant women, it can start as early as five weeks into pregnancy and endure for weeks or even months.

The condition typically comes on suddenly. During a visit to her prep school, St. Andrew's, on Nov. 30, a seemingly upbeat Kate dined on Scottish beef and played field hockey in 3-inch heels. Just two days later, she was rushed to the hospital and her pregnancy announced.

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Pippa Visits Pregnant Kate in Hospital | James Middleton, Pippa Middleton

Kate Receives Hospital Visit from Pippa and James

Originally posted 12/05/2012 07:30PM

The Duchess of Cambridge had more hospital visitors on Wednesday.

Just two days after husband Prince William, 30, was photographed leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in Central London where a pregnant Kate, 30, was admitted for hyperemesis gravidarum, her sister, Pippa Middleton, brother James and mom Carole (not pictured), also dropped by to keep the mom-to-be company.

Pippa was bundled up in a coat, sporting a tan-colored ensemble, while her brother was casually dressed in jeans and layered tops.

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Kate Steps Out for Family Friend's Wedding | Kate Middleton

Kate Steps Out for Family Friend's Wedding

Originally posted 09/30/2012 05:00PM

Here comes the bride... and royal dad!

The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance since returning from her Asia tour when her father Michael Middleton walked a close friend down the aisle at a wedding on Saturday.

Family friend Thierry Kelaart chose Michael to give her away at her country wedding on Saturday because her own father died nearly two decades ago.

The last time he'd carried out such a role was April 2011 when Kate wed Prince William on a spectacular day watched by millions.

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Prince William and Kate Turn Heads at Wimbledon | Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Turn Heads at Wimbledon

Originally posted 07/04/2012 12:00PM

It's a love match for Prince William and Kate, who looked happy and relaxed sitting together courtside Wednesday at Wimbledon.

Kate – donning the Alexander McQueen sailor-style outfit she wore one year ago during their visit to Charlottetown, Canada – and her husband watched from the royal box as Switzerland's Roger Federer beat Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets on the famous Centre Court.

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