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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 11/08/2012 04:20PM
It was a fundraising week for the Duchess of Cambridge!
First, she spent two hours doing early Christmas shopping Wednesday at a children's charity bazaar at the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair, accompanied by her and Prince William's dog Lupo, as well as her sister Pippa Middleton.
"Kate was absolutely gorgeous, so friendly. There were many of our lowly fundraising team there and she was so warm to them," says Paul Abbott, the charity's fundraising and communications director.
Originally posted 11/03/2012 11:30AM
Exclusive excerpt from this week's PEOPLE Magazine:
When I was growing up, our family didn't have Sunday lunch every weekend, but if there was a chance we would all be together or that we could escape for the day from boarding school, a Sunday lunch was always a favourite option. We were hungry school children with a never-ending appetite! The chef (Mum) always liked it, as it meant she could have Sunday evenings off-duty, leaving the rest of us to knock up something quick and easy-scrambled eggs on toast, omelets, or rounds of cucumber sandwiches. For us as well as others with busy lifestyles, a routine Sunday lunch has become more of a rarity, but it will never lose its appeal.
Originally posted 10/30/2012 01:45PM
Has Pippa found her prince?
Fresh off her book tour, Pippa Middleton, 29, has been spending more time with financier James Matthews, 37.
The couple have been photographed spending time together in London over the past few weeks, and were most recently spotted leaving the Hakkasan in Mayfair (pictured).
Originally posted 10/25/2012 06:10PM
Halloween may never have been a big holiday in England – Guy Fawkes Night, Nov. 5, has always been their version – but a little cultural divide did nothing to scare away Pippa Middleton from celebrating her new book with some little witches and warlocks on Thursday.
The author of the party-planning guide Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends – which Viking is publishing in the States on Oct. 30 – is seen here hosting an afternoon children's party for Halloween at London's Daunt Books on Fulham Road.
At a later gathering, wearing a Stella McCartney sleeveless black and grey dress, black pumps and chandelier earrings – and joined by her parents, Michael and Carole, and brother James (but not her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge) – Pippa told ITV news, "I feel incredibly lucky to be in this position to publish a book."
Originally posted 10/21/2012 11:30AM
The Duchess of Cambridge may have adjusted to the royal spotlight effortlessly, but for Pippa Middleton, dealing with fame hasn't come so easy.
"It's a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom," she writes in her new party-planning book, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends.
"One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside," she adds, according to an excerpt in You magazine, a supplement in the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday.
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