Stop the presses, because Prince William has actually discussed the babies he will one day have with wife Kate. Specifically, he would like two of them, Wills said today while the couple was touring Singapore as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. “Someone asked him how many children he would like to have, and he said he was thinking about having two,” a student tells the AP. William has never before specifically numbered his future children, although an heir and a spare isn’t unheard of in royal circles. Read more…
Today in Ew, That’s Too Much Information: Kate Middleton is allegedly pregnant following a “passionate night together” with husband Prince William after the London Olympics. They just looooved the Olympics, I guess! Star magazine’s sources, who appear to be tiny gossips living right inside Kate’s uterus, say the royal couple are “keeping the news close to the vest” but “Kate is convinced it’s happened.” The duchess supposedly knows she is knocked up because “a woman can always tell when the earliest signs appear,” which is a more polite way of saying puking. I am not going to order baby shower supplies from Party Pieces just yet. Didn’t the Olympics just end, like, two weeks ago? It could just be gas, or nerves over her brother-in-law is an exhibitionist. [Hollywood Life]
A photograph of Kate Middleton in a bikini, allegedly from on her honeymoon with Prince William, has been published on the cover of Women’s Day magazine. The royal couple, as you surely remembered, had requested that their weeklong honeymoon be kept private and chose a remote island in the Seychelles for that very reason.
Which begs the question: How much privacy from the prying eyes of photographers are Kate Middleton and Prince William entitled to? Keep reading »
“[The crowds] were singing and cheering all night long, so the excitement of that, the nervousness of me and everyone singing — I slept for about half an hour. The hardest thing was trying to walk down the stairs with my spurs on, sideways. I had visions of myself and my brother [Prince Harry] colliding and crashing down the stairs.”
– Prince William discusses the stressful night before his internationally televised wedding to Kate Middleton in a new TV special called, “Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother.” Apparently the Queen also helped him deal with some guest list drama: “There was very much a subdued moment when I was handed a list with 777 names on it — not one person I knew or Catherine knew. I went to [Queen Elizabeth] and said, ‘Listen, I’ve got this list, not one person I know — what do I do?’ And she went, ‘Get rid of it. Start from your friends and then we’ll add those we need to in due course. It’s your day.’” Awww! [Us Weekly]
One year after her marriage to Prince William, the former Kate Middleton has something new to celebrate: Her “induction” is now complete and St. James’ Palace considers her a “fully fledged member” of the British monarchy, a senior royal source tells CNN. She achieved this vaunted status by fulfilling all her objectives of the past year, including charity work and her first speech, the source explains. Prior to the royal wedding, some had feared the “commoner” Kate would have a difficult transition. Read more…
Kate Middleton must have her own children with Prince William before she will be allowed to adopt according to Queen Elizabeth II. It has been said that Kate considers Angelina Jolie her role model, so it is not surprising that she is considering adoption. Nevertheless, it is the royal couple’s duty to provide the monarchy with an heir or two before adoption can be seriously considered.
Royal watchers concerned with the monarchy have been impatient for the news that Duchess Kate is pregnant – since an adopted child would be ineligible to ascend to the throne. William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth IIsays that while she would consider the idea of Kate adopting in the future, she first wants to see her produce a legitimate heir. Read more…
Cosmopolitan UK is just giving us women what we want: a Prince Harry lookalike model posing naked! (Oh, and there’s some other guy in this photo, too.) Unfortunately, their diamond jubilees are hidden from the camera during this a fratty locker room moment shot by photographer Alison Jackson for UK Cosmo‘s 40th birthday. Something tells me the Queen will not be amused. [The Daily Beast via Cosmopolitan UK]
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]