Catherine and Michelle, together at last

May 24, 2011

Who cares about the men? The guys cropped out of this particular photo are the President of the United States and Prince William of Wales. Small fry. Also rans. Yesterday’s news. This is the first meeting of two women we love to read about: Michelle Obama and HRH Princess William/Duchess of Cambridge/hope of the royal […]

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A ‘Tequila Sunrise’ for the Monaco royal wedding

May 14, 2011

Latest tidbit re the summer nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock — The Eagles will perform the night before the wedding, in a concert for the people of Monaco. Is that a threat or a promise? It’s a bad idea for so many reasons: 1)  Prince Albert should be trying to minimize […]

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Join me in a wedding gift to William and Kate?

May 14, 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the couple who have everything. Except the teensiest bit of privacy. I have an idea for a wedding present for them, and I wonder what you think about it? I promise not to click on any newspaper stories that seem to be invading their privacy. That means no […]

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Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie are free of their minders

May 7, 2011

News today that the princesses have lost their bodyguards. No, they didn’t give them the slip. Someone with a grain of sense at the Metropolitan Police decided that half a million pounds a year was a bit steep for, basically, escorting two princesses out of nightclubs. So the girls will no longer have protection officers […]

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Royal newlyweds head back to private life, royal watchers collapse

May 1, 2011

Is your head still spinning from the wonderful wedding? Mine is! I watched the wedding on NBC — but I wasn’t alone in the wee hours, I was live blogging snarky (and sometimes teary-eyed) commentary with the team from Andrew Morton’s new celebrity and lifestyle site The Morton Report. A pro-Diana group all around, as […]

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Kate Middleton: The Mystery of the Wedding Gown Designer

April 26, 2011

For months, The Mystery of the Wedding Gown Designer was the only gripping story about Prince William and Kate Middleton. Prince William kept doing good deeds in Welsh helicopters, and Kate kept out of sight. Faster than the tide went in and out, the names of designers rose and fell as the one who had […]

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Royal wedding fashion train-wreck, and only 5 days to go

April 25, 2011

What happened to the legendary British reserve and stiff-upper-lip? The females in the royal wedding are freaking out over fashion — in public! Here’s the state of play on Day 5 in the Royal Wedding Fashion Countdown: * Prince William’s aunt, Sophie Wessex, throws a hissy fit IN THE STREET outside the atelier of couturier […]

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Which is your favorite Windsor engagement photo? William & Kate? Charles & Camilla?

April 23, 2011

Why are some royal engagement photos riveting and some a snooze? See generations of Windsor engagement photos, and get insightful analysis by veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards. Then report back and name your favorite. William and Kate? Charles and Diana? Here’s mine. Why? Transparent happiness.

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Queen Elizabeth and her birthday horse, Burmese

April 21, 2011

For 17 years Queen Elizabeth rode sidesaddle to her birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, on her horse Burmese. How would you like to have “must be able to ride sidesaddle” in your job description? The Queen and Burmese practiced each year in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. They survived some unseasonably hot parade days, and […]

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How thin is too thin for Kate Middleton?

April 20, 2011

Kate Middleton, on a warm-weather shopping trip in London, a week before her wedding to Prince William. Hope the secret honeymoon location has some good restaurants where she can get a decent meal. Speaking of meals, her parents had lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip, an occasion that was reported as “very warm.” Since the […]

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