- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Royal Baby Buzz | Thu, Jun 20, 2013 2:23 PM EDT | Comments
first-time father. And since we're not likely to see pictures of the baby for at least a few weeks after the birth we went to the archives—aka YouTube.com—to dig up some vintage footage of William and his brother Harry when they were the world's most famous royal babies. Spoiler alert: They were awesome.In less than a month, Prince William is about to become a
Here's Prince William meeting the press with mom and dad at six months old.
In this clip, originally aired in1982, Prince William is described by the voiceover announcer as “serious, self-confident,and nonchalant.” Three decades later, and this description sounds prettyon-point for the man who will eventually be King of England.
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As Prince Charles explains in theclip, the gown worn by Harry was one made for Queen Victoria’s daughter, andhas been passed down and worn by members of the Royal
- Instyle.com | Royal Baby Buzz | Thu, Jun 20, 2013 2:28 PM EDT | CommentsKate Middleton is in her final month of pregnancy and the question on everyone's mind is: Will it be a boy or a girl? According to The Telegraph, sources from inside St. James Palace are saying that the sex of the baby is a mystery, even to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have opted to wait to find out whether or not the next heir to the throne will be a Prince or Princess. InStyle.com polled readers back in March after People reported that Kate let slip that she's having a girl, and the results were telling: 81% of voted for a girl, while only 19% voted for a boy. The discussion is heating back up as her due date approaches, and we want to hear your thoughts. So, is Kate having a boy or a girl? Tell us by sharing your answer in the comments below!
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Royal Baby Buzz | Mon, May 20, 2013 6:03 PM EDT | Comments
US Weekly.... Kate Middleton is in nesting mode, taking cooking class so she can prepare new meals for Prince William, according to a story Monday in Read More »
It's an unlikely move for Middleton who has been dubbed a modern-day princess by the media. She wears blue jeans, shops at the Gap, and is a rumored yoga junkie. And like many women, Middleton has an evolved take on love, not only having shacked up with Prince William before they were married but dating him for a whopping 8 years (a move that earn her the nickname "Waity Katie" for waiting so long for a proposal). At 31, she's also an older newlywed, a far cry from Princess Di who was just 20-years-old when she wed Prince Charles and who later referred to her entrance into the royal family as a "lamb being led to the slaughter." And much like any trendy public figure, Middleton has even endured a nude photo scandal.
But for all the ways that Middleton reflects a modern day gal—royalty! They're just like us!—is a princess who's celebrated for
- Mon, Jul 22, 2013 4:05 AM EDT | CommentsCall it the Kate Middleton effect, part two. Ever since announcing her pregnancy last December, the Duchess of Cambridge has mainstreamed maternity fashion. From the black and white TopShop dress that sold out hours after she wore it, to the baby blue Emilia Wickstead cocktail gown that had everyone wondering about a subliminal gender reveal, Kate's fashion impact has grown with her bump. Throughout it all, she's maintained a few pre-pregnancy trademarks: mixing high-end with mass market, recycling accessories, and when in doubt, putting her faith in the ever reliable coatdress. Of course, there's more to Kate's pregnancy style than that. Check out her wardrobe evolution from the first trimester to the final homestretch.
- Anna Davies, Shine Contributor | Healthy Living | Tue, Jun 18, 2013 11:10 AM EDT | Comments
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Kate Middleton is still weeks from her due date, but already her baby's a financial whiz kid. Consumer analysts are expecting a $380 million injection into the arm of the UK economy, thanks to the newborn.
Already the pitter patter of little feet has prompted a stampede of memorabilia merchandise. Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research, tells Reuters he expects the collectors to fork over an estimated 165 million pounds—that's over $240 million— for royal baby-themed china, and other collectibles marking the future monarch's arrival.
The Palace itself has capitalized on the memorabilia mania, with the Royal Collection Trust selling baby gear (the baby sleep-suit modeled on a royal guardsman outfit is already a big hit.) All proceeds from sales through the Royal Collection Trust are used for palace upkeep. In addition, the grandparents-to-be are getting in on the act. Prince Charles plans to sell handmade baby shoes through the gift shop at Highgrove, his country e