09:17 AM EDT 05/15/2013
Queen Elizabeth II
Originally posted 05/10/2013 01:00PM
As any parents-to-be can attest, prepping for baby is work that's never done. And, in the latest royal look-a-like installment, faux Kate is no exception!
Photographer Alison Jackson – who previously shot the "royal baby shower" and the newlyweds' "first Christmas" – has thought of everything this time, from the Duchess getting her bump measured by Camilla to helping The Queen paint the nursery. HRH really can rock some coveralls!
The latest spoof series, released by Ladbrokes to launch its royal baby odds in the U.K., also includes Kate's sister Pippa helping choose baby names while Kate noshes on pickles and ice cream.
While it's not the real thing, since Kate (due in July) and Prince William are laying low while Prince Harry's U.S. visit is underway, the pics at least satisfy royal watchers' cravings as well!
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 05/08/2013 08:45AM
Nothing like getting a helping hand – and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have more than one.
But the couple have hired one of Queen Elizabeth's long-standing housekeepers for their new home, Apartment 1a in Kensington Palace, which they plan to occupy early this fall.
She is Antonella Fresolone, 42, who is said to be unmarried, Italian, and already on the job – helping at the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage where William and Kate are living until their larger family home is ready.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:35AM
Ah, babies. They bring everyone together – even the royal family!
Well, sort of. In the latest scenario imagined by photographer Alison Jackson, who specializes in spoof photos of the royal family, everyone from Pippa Middleton to Camilla to The Queen gather together to fête Duchess Catherine. The faux mom-to-be unwraps onesies that say "Born to Rule" while her royal family – and one of the Queen's beloved corgis! – look on.
Jackson previously arranged a shoot with Catherine and Prince William's lookalikes for a Christmas-themed photo shoot.
And we're not quite sure, but that we're hoping that might actually be Camilla!
– Cara Lynn Shultz
Originally posted 03/14/2013 05:00PM
Who doesn't need a little uplift?
This week our staffers are finding inspiration in a POW who never gave up, an intuitive's ideas on fate and free will, and the Queen (Mrs. Keep-calm-and-carry-on herself).
Check out our picks, then share your thoughts and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 03/03/2013 01:00PM
As grandson Prince William and expectant wife Kate stepped out for a weekend wedding in the Swiss mountains, Queen Elizabeth was admitted to a London hospital Sunday for gastroenteritis, reports the BBC.
Her arrival at King Edward VII hospital – where Middleton was taken earlier for severe morning sickness – is a precautionary measure after the monarch, 86, fell ill Friday night, says a palace spokesman.
"She was not taken into the hospital immediately after feeling the symptoms," adds the spokesman. "This is simply to enable doctors to better assess her."
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 12/18/2012 02:00PM
Prince William and expectant Kate have started their royal Christmas celebrations.
The Duke and Duchess enjoyed a private lunch with their household staff in London on Tuesday, a St. James's Palace spokesman confirms to PEOPLE.
The festivities took place at Bumpkin in the Notting Hill neighborhood, and the group dined in restaurant's "Queen's Room," which features a large portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Originally posted 12/05/2012 08:00AM
They're having a baby! Now what?
With the big news that Prince William and Kate, both 30, are expecting their first child, friends and family greeted the announcement with joy – and caution.
The Duchess of Cambridge remains hospitalized with a severe form of morning sickness.
"There is a real excitement," a royal source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story, "but obviously people are anxious about the Duchess."
Originally posted 12/04/2012 10:00AM
Prince William returned to the hospital to visit pregnant wife Kate as she spends her second day being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe type of morning sickness.
William – in a purple sweater, blue collared shirt and black jeans – walked straight into King Edward VII Hospital after exiting a green Land Rover.
Without a wave or signal to the 100-strong waiting media, the father-to-be, 30, had his head down, briefly running his hand through his hair as he strolled through the doors.
Originally posted 11/20/2012 07:05AM
He's been with Queen Elizabeth – albeit at a pace or two behind – every step of the way since they wed November 20, 1947.
Now, as the couple marks their 65th anniversary, the gruff, no-nonsense personality of Prince Philip, 91, is being celebrated in a book of his many quips and verbal faux pas. Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes has been compiled by Phil Dampier and former royal correspondent Ashley Walton.
When it comes to the secret to his marriage, Prince Philip has had plenty to say. Here are five of his most memorable quotes from the book on matters of the heart – and the rest of the body:
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