Month: June 2014

Ripped out… the gleaming £38,000 kitchen that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William didn’t want

Ripped out… the gleaming £38,000 kitchen that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William didn’t want

Duchess Catherine, Prince William
Ripped out... the gleaming £38,000 kitchen that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William didn't want New kitchen will be installed at the couple's country mansion in Norfolk Refurbishments at Grade II-listed Anmer Hall are costing £1.5 million Kitchen they are replacing featured £17,000 worth of hardwood worktops Kate recently installed a second kitchen at her Kensington Palace apartment She was last week dubbed ‘Two Kitchens Kate’ after installing a second kitchen at her Kensington Palace apartment, but The Mail on Sunday can reveal the Duchess of Cambridge has gone one better. Kate is now installing a third new kitchen – this time at her and William’s country mansion in Norfolk –after replacing a lovingly-crafted £38,000 kitchen most young couples could only dream of. Pictures
Prince Charles in unexpected places

Prince Charles in unexpected places

Prince Charles
Prince Charles in unexpected places As the Prince of Wales is accused of meddling in politics, we consider Britain's breakdancing, train driving, weather presenting heir to the throne Written ByJonathan Holmes12:14 PM, 30 June 2014 Pity the man who will be king. It seems Prince Charles can’t open his mouth (or write ascritchy-scratchy letter to government ministers) without being accused of trying to influence policy. There's even a play about it opening on the West End. But a good prince won't be confined to the palace or his proper constitutional role, and Westminster isn’t the only place Charles has cropped up unexpectedly... THE DANCE FLOOR! Charles is no Prince of Wallflowers. When there’s dancing to be had, he’ll put decorum to one side and bust some moves, to the
Princess Stephanie, Princess Mary and Queen Maxima: gallery the week’s best royal style

Princess Stephanie, Princess Mary and Queen Maxima: gallery the week’s best royal style

Her Majesty The Queen
Princess Stephanie, Princess Mary and Queen Maxima: gallery the week's best royal style Newly crowned Queen Letizia of Spain continued to wow royal fashion watchers with a series of chic outfits this week. The mother-of-two made five official appearances, stepping out in a purple, cream and beige floral dress at the opening of at Madrid's El Prado Museum. Elsewhere Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg turned heads in an eye-catching pink and white outfit on the country's national day while Queen Máxima of the Netherlands wore a wide-brimmed burgundy hat and a pink dress during a visit to Poland with King Willem-Alexander.  
The Duchess of Cambridge’s first love marries

The Duchess of Cambridge’s first love marries

Duchess Catherine
The Duchess of Cambridge's first love marries The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton's first love tied the knot at the weekend. Willem Marx, who was Kate's only male friend from her schooldays to attend her royal wedding in 2011, married in a romantic ceremony on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy. Kate, who married Prince William three years ago and whose son Prince George turns one on 22 July, didn't attend the nuptials. Images (c) Getty/PA/Reuters/Splash/Wenn/Rex "It was a joyful occasion," says a member of the congregation in the Catholic Basilica in Castellabate. "It's a shame Kate couldn't make it." The bride, Italian TV presenter Johanna Botta, was stunning on her special day dressed in a glittering organza gown. Willem was Kate's boyfriend when she attended Marlborough
Remembering Princess Diana: 53rd birthday

Remembering Princess Diana: 53rd birthday

Princess Diana
Remembering Princess Diana: 53rd birthday She was known as "The People's Princess" but Princess Diana was just 36-years-old when she was killed in a Paris car crash. She left behind two young sons and a brilliant philanthropic legacy still remembered today. On July 1, the much-loved royal would have celebrated her 53rd birthday. To mark her birthday we have put together this collection of photographs to celebrate Diana's wonderful life. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ENLARGE SIZE
Prince George crowned best-dressed royal

Prince George crowned best-dressed royal

Duchess Catherine, Her Majesty The Queen, Prince George
Prince George crowned best-dressed royal Prince George may be only 11 months old, but the tiny tot has been crowned the most stylish royal. The young prince fought off stiff competition from his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and his great-grandmother, the Queen, to bag the top spot. Photo: © Getty Images Prince George took the top spot with his cool, laidback style The survey, commissioned, by junior fashion label My1stYears.com, asked more than 600 online shoppers who they thought was the best-dressed royal. Prince George, who was recently photographed taking his first steps, topped the poll with more than a fifth (23 per cent) of the vote. The third in line to the throne has already been identified as a trendsetter, with shoppers clambering to buy anything he is
Countdown to Prince George’s birthday: magical milestones from his first year

Countdown to Prince George’s birthday: magical milestones from his first year

Prince George
Countdown to Prince George's birthday: magical milestones from his first year The first 12 months of a baby's life are full of exciting milestones – the first smile, first laugh, first tooth – every week brings something new. As he approaches his first birthday, Prince Georgehas lived all of these, like any other tot his age. However, being a royal baby – the little future King has a list of unique milestones which distinguish him from others of his generation. First visit from the Queen, debut in front of the world's press or first official portrait – these events are certainly not about to be written down in baby books across the UK by proud parents keen to record their child's first year of life. Photo: © Getty Images As the countdown to George's 22 July birthday begins, HELLO! O
Princes Charles and the royal prerogative

Princes Charles and the royal prerogative

Prince Charles
Princes Charles and the royal prerogative Prince Charles is acting precisely in accordance with this country’s tradition The Prince of Wales "didn't like" it when his request for grammar schools to be expanded was refused Photo: Bettina Strenske The Prince of Wales’s critics are in a flap because His Royal Highness has opinions – on grammar schools, climate change and complementary medicine, among other things. What particularly troubles them is that he has expressed these opinions to government ministers, in person and in writing. They accuse him of causing a “constitutional problem” – and some even seek the urgent release of his handwritten notes to those in elected office. Such a move would be a classic example of something that was interesting to the public, but not in th
Kisses for a Prince: Harry jokes about adorable welcome at children’s care centre

Kisses for a Prince: Harry jokes about adorable welcome at children’s care centre

Prince Harry, Uncategorized
Kisses for a Prince: Harry jokes about adorable welcome at children's care centre PRINCE Harry was smothered in lipstick after dancing with a succession of glamorously dressed young ladies today. Prince Harry does his best to dance along with children on his royal tour of Chile[PA] "I've kissed so many girls I don't know who it belongs to," he confessed. In case anyone thought that was an epithet for the life of a magnetically charming party prince, the 29-year-old fourth in line to the throne, anxious to jettison that image, quickly added: "Today!" The ladies in question were gorgeous and cute but a little too young for him this time. His confession came as he visited a centre in Santiago that cares for children with mental and physical disabilities. The Prince spent the morning at...
Harry who? Cressida Bonas cosies up to actor Will Poulter at Glastonbury

Harry who? Cressida Bonas cosies up to actor Will Poulter at Glastonbury

Prince Harry
Harry who? Cressida Bonas cosies up to actor Will Poulter at Glastonbury SHE ONLY split with Prince Harry two months ago, but it looks as though Cressida Bonas might already have her eye on someone else. Cressida Bonas cosied up to actor Will Poulter at Glastonbury yesterday afternoon[REX] The pretty blonde, who is said to have split from Harry so that she can focus on her career, was spotted looking rather close to British actor Will Poulter, 21, yesterday afternoon as she enjoyed day three of the infamous Glastonbury festival.The 25-year-old, who was dressed in a pair of denim attractive pants and a stylish metallic jacket, appeared to be getting on like a house on fire with the We Are The Millers actor, and was pictured laughing and joking with him while enjoying a  drink togeth