The royal uterus watch is over! After months (nine, to be exact) of speculation, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy today. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, the new royal heir’s name is still unknown, but we’ll keep you updated the second we have more information. According to Kensington Palace:
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm.
The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz.
The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”
Don’t you just love it when the British say “in hospital”? [Guardian]
This is a picture of Melanie Chisholm AKA Sporty Spice, but when I first saw it I thought it was a picture of Kate Middleton AKA Sporty Duchess. I tested my theory by calling my boyfriend into my office, showing him the picture, and asking him who it was. “Oh!” he said, “the girl from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!” I shook my head and asked him to think more along the lines of British royalty. “Oh, you mean Kate Middleton? I don’t know what she looks like.” Siiiiigh. What do you guys think? Is Melanie looking more and more like a Duchess doppelganger or am I seeing things? [Fame/Flynet]
We all know that I’m usually a little bit of a Kate Middleton player hater. But allow me to give her major props for some of her outfits lately. It seems that when she steps out without William she’s actually a little more fun and frisky. I like her more colorful palette. Here she is visiting the Treehouse Children’s Hospice in Ipswich, England, and she seems somehow more cheerful and sunny, you know? Anyway, I’m not above giving Kate a compliment when she deserves it.
“Is she a style icon of the likes of a Kate Moss? Absolutely not. Is she in the public eye? Are people going to become obsessed with everything she wears regardless of what it is? Yes.”
–Elle Fashion News Director Anne Slowey, on Kate Middleton’s style, or lack thereof. Thank you Ms. Slowey for vindicating my already controversial opinion regarding the Duchess’ complete lack of interesting sartorial choices. And Nordstrom Fashion Director Gregg Andrews concurred, saying:
“She is stylish, but she’s not setting trends, she’s following trends. If you take Kate out of the Royal Family, put her on a street in New York, you wouldn’t look at her twice. She’s a beautiful woman, but she blends into a crowd.”
Yup, sounds about right. Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »