If this story was a fairytale, it would go something like this: once upon a time, there was a duchess and a fake fur coat, and two fur organizations who will never live happily ever after. The actual story goes something like this: apparently Kate Middleton recently wore a coat lined with fake fur. The International Fur Trade Federation, which promotes and celebrates fur, posted a photo of her on their website, describing her chosen attire as “a classy fur-lined coat.” This pissed off PETA, the anti-fur organization, which got in touch with Middleton’s representatives, who issued the following response: “To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive … to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel and contrary to her country’s values is insulting.” Now PETA and the Duchess’ office are demanding IFTF remove the photo and issue a retraction. The IFTF has yet to respond. We’re not sure how this will play out, but we do give the Duchess props for using this random scandal to make a pretty strong anti-fur statement. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Millionaires vacationing on the private island of Mustique this week have been dealing with certain inconveniences that come with sharing an island with the Duchess of Cambridge — and apparently they are not too happy about it. Ever since Kate Middleton and her family arrived on the island to celebrate mom Carole Middleton’s birthday, other vacationers have had to deal with hardships like being shuttled to restaurants in private vehicles and not having access to specialized golf carts. Said one anonymous vacationer: “This isn’t exactly the way one expects to be treated when you pay very good money to visit the most exclusive island in the Caribbean.” Sounds pretty rough, no? [Daily Mail UK]
Kate Middleton turns 30 today! The Duchess of Cambridge is definitely a modern royal. She lived with her prince before they got married and was the first royal bride with a university degree, as well as the oldest to walk down the aisle. Those are just a few of the reasons we love her — with her active lifestyle, relatable fashion sense, and ability to let loose, Kate gives us many reasons to. In honor of her big 3-0, here are 30 reasons we can’t get enough of Kate Middleton! Read more…
Kate Middleton looked on as her royal hubby brushed his shoulders off while visiting a charity which provides housing and support for homeless youth. Lookin’ fly, Wills.