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Originally posted 06/03/2012 12:55PM
In a spectacular display of royal pageantry, Queen Elizabeth was feted at a special river-born celebration Sunday when she and her family rode down the Thames through London.
In a scale that hasn't been seen for around 350 years, more than 1,000 boats created a magical flotilla along the river – with the Queen, 86, at its heart. She took her place on the 210-ft. Spirit of Chartwell royal barge, which was given a makeover and bedecked with 10,000 roses, carnations, sweet peas and red charm peonies for the cruise – the centerpiece of her Diamond Jubilee.
Helping welcome her aboard were her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate.
Originally posted 01/21/2012 03:30PM
It looks like it's going to be a true family vacation for the Duchess of Cambridge: Her husband, the Duke of Cambridge is about to join her for some sun.
William is expected to jet out from blustery Britain to join Kate on her luxurious Caribbean getaway – once his military shift schedule allows, PEOPLE has learned.
This would be the last extended break before William heads to his assignment on the Falkland Islands as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot for six weeks next month.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 10:45AM
Rainy and 48 degrees in London on Friday. No matter: The Duchess of Cambridge – with parents Michael and Carole, and sister Pippa – is off on a sunny vacation, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia in the Caribbean were surprised to see the family in the first class section on Wednesday, a photographer blogged. Their presumed final destination: one of their regular holiday haunts, the private isle of Mustique.
It is believed that Prince William is not with them, as the search and rescue helicopter pilot is spending this week at his RAF base in Anglesey, Wales, after hunting last weekend on an estate in Spain with brother Prince Harry.
Originally posted 07/25/2011 11:25AM
The Duchess of Cambridge and her family may have had their phones hacked by British journalists, whose intrusion into royal circles was more widespread than originally believed, says a new report.
It was previously thought that only Prince William, Prince Harry and three royal aides had voicemails illegally intercepted. But other members of the Royal Family, as well as their family and friends, were also targeted – possibly including the Middletons – according to the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph.
"It was much more widespread than was known at the time, and it involved a lot more people and a lot more hacking at all levels," a source tells the paper. The palace had no comment.
Originally posted 05/04/2011 12:50PM
Even as she was officially becoming a Duchess and wife to a Prince, Catherine proved she was no royal pain to deal with!
Quite the contrary, says Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, who designed Kate's stunning dress for her walk down the Westminster Abbey aisle.
"It was made for her and has a lot of her personality in it," Burton told a group of shoppers Tuesday at a Saks Fifth Avenue event in New York City. According to WWD, the designer revealed the princess was absolutely lovely to work with, telling one customer that the Duchess of Cambridge was really low maintenance and that the collaboration on the famed wedding dress between them was 50-50.
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