10:15 AM EDT 12/07/2013
Originally posted 12/06/2013 03:45PM
It may not have been a Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift sing-along, but the Duchess of Cambridge brought her own special talents when she had afternoon tea with a group of children on Friday.
Wearing a grey Delaney jacket from Reiss, fitted blue trousers and black suede ankle boots, Kate, 31, used a frog hand-puppet as she and the children sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" at the Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton, on the western outskirts of London.
But not everyone was charmed by the new mom. When Demi-Leigh Armstrong, 5, complained that a friend didn't have a musical instrument, Kate offered up a rattle, which the little girl turned down with a firm, "no."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 10:00AM
In an emotional judgment call, two of Nelson Mandela's daughters decided that the London premiere of the Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom would continue, despite the former South African president's death Thursday at the age of 95.
Zenani and Zindzi Mandela attended the premiere and learned of their father's death during the screening. Though the pair left the Odeon Leicester Square theater, they asked that the film play to the end uninterrupted, according to a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Zindzi Mandela had spoken about her father's health on the film's red carpet, saying that he was "fine."
"He's just a typical 95-year-old who is frail," she added.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:30PM
There was a standing ovation followed by a stunned hush in the London movie theater where Prince William, his wife, Kate, and a roomful of VIPs had just finished watching the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The group was shocked when they learned that the subject of the movie, Nelson Mandela, had died.
"We were delivered the news as the credits rolled," Tweeted The Mail on Sunday's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. "Silence here in the cinema where the royal couple have just watched Mandela. RIP."
Originally posted 12/05/2013 05:00PM
For her second outing in this stunning gown, the Duchess appears to have shopped her favorite high street brand
Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:45PM
The party season is in full swing for Prince William and Kate as they stepped out for a movie premiere Thursday in London.
The couple, both 31, were the guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Kate, in a favorite white Roland Mouret gown that she previously wore to a private dinner in May 2012, and William, in his traditional tuxedo, lit up the chilly West End evening.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:15PM
It turns out the stunning diamond tiara worn by Kate to an event at Buckingham Palace Tuesday night was, literally, fit for a queen.
Known as the Lotus Flower Tiara, the crown jewel that Palace insiders say was loaned to the Duchess of Cambridge by Queen Elizabeth from her collection dates back to the Queen's mother in the 1920s.
"It's a beautiful pearl and diamond piece," expert Leslie Field, author of The Queen's Jewels, says about the Egyptian-style tiara, which was also previously owned and worn by the Queen's late sister, Princess Margaret. "It's very much in the '20s style and probably quite lightweight and comfortable to wear."
Originally posted 12/03/2013 05:00PM
Now that was an entrance!
Kate Middleton looked every inch a princess when she attended an event at Buckingham Palace with husband Prince William on Tuesday.
Wearing a sparkling diamond tiara for the first time since her 2011 wedding, the new mom paired it with diamond earrings and a white lace dress.
Her husband also looked dashing in a white tie and tails.
Originally posted 12/03/2013 09:15AM
The Duchess's new do is super lovely
Originally posted 11/29/2013 07:05PM
What do you give a child who will one day inherit castles and palaces?
Little Prince George has been honored with a deeply significant and special present: a fattened black bull and goat.
The gift, from the Samburu community in Kenya, is especially poignant for his parents, Prince William and Kate, as the bull will now grow up in Lewa, where they enjoyed a safari holiday at the time of their engagement in 2010.
A palace source tells PEOPLE that discussions have taken place with local cultural leaders and the bull will be used to start a royal herd. Four heifers will go with the bull, and the Northern Rangelands Trust – an organization that provides support to community conservancies – has agreed to keep this nucleus herd on Lewa.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:50PM
It's story time!
Prince William got a lesson in storytelling when he visited the recently opened Library of Birmingham Friday.
Joined by a group of 6-year-old children, William, 31, was taken through a favorite tale, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Although William appeared a little reticent about joining in all the motions that go with the lively classic text, after a little cajoling from storyteller Amanda Murphy, 54, he was soon swaying and doing the arm movements to accompany the story.
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