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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:
Originally posted 09/08/2012 12:15PM
Continuing the Diamond Jubilee world tour to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will embark upon a tour of the Asia Pacific for eight days, beginning Tuesday.
"The destinations were chosen by the Queen for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which underlines the importance that Her Majesty attaches to these significant nations in Southeast Asia, and their relationship to the United Kingdom, and to two of Her Majesty's realms in the South Pacific," St. James Palace officials said in a statement.
Originally posted 08/04/2012 09:45AM
On his wedding day, Prince William kissed his new wife Kate (twice!) on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as the world watched. But at the Summer Olympic Games in London, where the royal couple have been enthusiastic spectators at various events, William apparently prefers not to steal the spotlight from the Olympians.
"I was absolutely dreading they were going to come and show myself and my wife and that would have been very embarrassing," William says of a kiss cam at the Olympic Velodrome, where the royals watched Scottish cyclist Sir Chris Hoy win gold and set a new world record in the men's team sprint.
Originally posted 07/31/2012 10:35AM
Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.
The Olympic Games in London have not disappointed thus far. The Opening Ceremonies were glamorous, the swimming drama has been outrageous and the gymnastics is forcing me to do my "stick it" pose every time I get out of my car.
Originally posted 07/28/2012 09:35AM
My impression was that movie director Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the Olympics would be an epic yet compact interpretative history of Great Britain. I misunderstood.
It began – horribly if appropriately – with Kenneth Branagh reciting Shakespeare with enough hammy gusto to bring down the Old Globe. But as the evening went along the event evolved into a weirdly psychedelic pop-culture fantasy, referencing everything from J.K. Rowling to Queen – I mean the band.
Perhaps this is because British history effectively came to an end with World War II, and there was nothing else for Boyle to say. Well, you might argue, what about Margaret Thatcher? Oh, you must mean that old woman who was played so well by Meryl Streep.
But more likely the show, titled "Isles of Wonder," really was Boyle's vision. In his movies he loves to jam together styles and images and effects, and so he did here.
This was Trainspotting minus heroin.
Originally posted 07/27/2012 08:10PM
Saying "Good evening Mr. Bond," Queen Elizabeth had a star turn in the opening ceremony as Britain put on a show to dazzle the world and kick off the London Olympics on Friday.
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