- Redbook | Royal Baby Buzz | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 9:56 AM EDT | Comments
Pregnancy and its roller coaster ride of hormonal changes can do a number on your hair, skin, and nails. In honor of perfectly-polished new mom Kim Kardashian and mom-to-be Kate Middleton, we asked the experts how to tweak your beauty routine after the baby arrives. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Drink your veggies for a brighter complexion
Your baby has sucked many nutrients from you in order to grow, and this can make your skin look dull. One way to revive your glow is to replenish it with antioxidants. "Juicing veggies is a great way to fit in the highest volume of antioxidants," says Cecilia Wong, a New York-based, holistic skincare expert. Wong suggests blending beets with fresh ginger and water for a refreshing drink. "Beets help replace some of the energy-boosting iron you've lost in the birthing process, while also being high in skin-brightening vitamin C," says Wong. "Ginger is an anti-inflammatory which helps reduce swelling and water retention." Wong says that in traditional Chine...Read More »
- By Associated Press | Associated Press | Wed, Jun 19, 2013 12:02 PM EDT | Comments
LONDON (AP) — With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July — and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch — officials at Clarence House have released some of the couple's plans, although many details are still being kept private. Kate has made several public appearances recently but is expected to keep a low profile in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Here is the latest news about the infant who will, upon entering the world, be third in line for the British throne.
KING OR QUEEN?
Royal officials can't say — and it's not because they are being coy, it's because Kate and William have not found out — and don't plan to.
"They don't know the sex of the baby and have decided not to find out," said a royal official who spoke on condition of anonymity under Palace guidelines for distributing information to the press.
PACING THE HALLWAY OR IN THE ROOM WITH HIS WIFE?
Officials said William "fully intends to be present at the birth."...Read More »
- Tue, Jul 23, 2013 2:02 PM EDT | CommentsPrince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are perpetually proper, right? Not exactly. And that's a good thing, as they consistently look like fun-loving, down-to-earth and, dare we say, normal people we'd love to hang out with. We've rounded up some of the royal couple's funniest moments that have been captured on film—though, with a little one on the way, we're certain there will be plenty more to come.—Beth Greenfield, Yahoo! Shine Staff
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Fri, Jun 28, 2013 4:03 PM EDT | CommentsMiddleton may still be pregnant, but her impersonator is already playing mom. After spending the past several months wearing a fake pregnancy bump, Heidi Agan has started working with a fake baby.Kate
"Clients have been asking, so I borrowed one of my daughter’s dolls to bring with me to events," Agan told Yahoo! Shine. "Right now, it works well.”
As Middleton's main look-alike, Agan is paid up to $1,000 to make appearances and pose for photos pretending to be the Duchess. It's a job the former waitress takes seriously, particularly now that business is booming.“As soon as Kate’s pregnancy was announced in December, my business increased by almost 400%,” said the 33-year-old. “I immediately went to my seamstress and had two custom-made bumps created so I could arrive at appearances looking like I was pregnant.” Since then, she's posed for photo-shoots and made multiple appearances wearing one of several different bump sizes.
But Agan's days of faking pregnancy are running out. For...Read More »
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, Jun 10, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Comments
The royal baby isn't even born yet, and already it's amassed a staff of Palace officials to tend to its every need. But good help only goes so far. When Kate Middleton becomes a mom in July, she'll have the task of selecting a new set of baby minders—the Godparents. It's a decision—like so many others—the royal family doesn't take lightly.
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“Theoretically, the Godparents have to look after the child if anything were to happen to both parents, but that’s very rare and unlikely,” Royal expert Phil Dampier, author of What’s in the Queen’s Handbag and Other Royal Secrets told Yahoo! Shine.
“I would be amazed if Pippa and Harry aren’t named,” says Dampier. “However, it’s likely that Will and Kate will decide to name six or seven godparents, striking a balance between older and younger friends and relations, male and female, and are likely to hold off on asking some friends now so they can approach the rest for their future children.”
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