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Kate Performs Final Pre-Baby Duties In London

Kate Performs Final Pre-Baby Duties In London

The Duchess of Cambridge has been attending her final public engagements before going on maternity leave. Like most mums-to-…

  • Downton fridge caused royal stink
    Downton fridge caused royal stink Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera has revealed the period drama's new fridge could have thrown a spanner in the works during the Duchess of Cambridge's visit. More »

  • Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up
    Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    President Barack Obama had some reassuring news for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as he welcomed them to the White House. During a chat in the Oval Office, Mr Obama told Charles that Americans are "quite fond" of the British royal family and much prefer them to US politicians. The two men last met almost four years ago when Charles flew to America a few days after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Charles and Mr Obama could be heard chatting on Thursday about Mount Vernon - the home of America's first president, George Washington, which the royals visited a day earlier. More »

  • Kate baby due 'mid-to-end' April
    Kate baby due 'mid-to-end' April Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge told families and volunteers at a children's centre for struggling parents today that she is expecting her second child to arrive by the "mid-to-end" of April. More »

  • Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards
    Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, presented members of the Irish Guards with traditional sprigs of shamrock on 17 March as part of the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks. Pregnant Middleton was joined by her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who attended the Parade as Colonel of the Regiment. Pinned to her coat was the gold shamrock brooch which was originally presented by the Irish Guards to the Queen Mother, who traditionally led the ceremony during her life. The presentation of the sprig follows a century-old tradition inaugurated by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, after the Irish Guards' service in the Boer War. More »

  • Kate shrugs off shamrock slip-up
    Kate shrugs off shamrock slip-up Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The shamrock is a symbol of the lucky Irish - but the Duchess of Cambridge had a spot of bother when she struggled to pin the sprig to an army mascot dog. More »

  • Service Marks End Of Afghanistan Conflict
    Service Marks End Of Afghanistan Conflict Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Queen has led the nation in paying tribute to those who served in Afghanistan over the last 13 years. Veterans of the campaign as well as next of kin of the 453 service personnel killed in the war attended the special service at St Paul's Cathedral in London. They were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who himself served two tours in Afghanistan. Prime Minister David Cameron, other political figures and members of the military were also at the service. More »

  • Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in …
    Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in … Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Queen and members of the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, joined army top brass and relatives of British soldiers who died in Afghanistan at a commemoration service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, marking the end of 13 years of British military operations in the country. Also present was the Queen's grandson Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Church of England, blessed a cross made of shell casings that previously adorned a memorial wall at Camp Bastion, the main hub of the British military in Afghanistan. More »

  • The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set
    The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Kate, a fan of the ITV show, has visited the set of the period drama. More »

  • Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their …
    Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their … Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Eight months pregnant Kate Middleton lent some royal glamour to the set of British TV series Downton Abbey during a visit to Ealing Studios in west London on 12 March. The Duchess of Cambridge met with cast and crew and was clearly enjoying herself chatting and joking as she was shown around the various sets and backstage departments. Visiting the kitchen set, where she was greeted by actresses Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera who play Mrs Patmore the cook and Daisy the kitchen maid, Middleton joked with them about their cooking skills and how they must have had to learn how to beat eggs and roll pastry to play their parts. Middleton would not be drawn on who her favourite character of the series is when asked by actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, saying she had to be diplomatic. More »

  • Royal Kate sees life below the stairs on 'Downton Abbey' set
    Royal Kate sees life below the stairs on 'Downton Abbey' set Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — "Downton Abbey" welcomed a royal visitor Thursday — and the TV show's creator told the Duchess of Cambridge she's partly responsible for its global success. More »

  • Kate's glimpse of life downstairs
    Kate's glimpse of life downstairs Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The world-wide success of Downton Abbey is all thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge - the show's creator has revealed. More »

  • Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate
    Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge visited the seaside town of Margate to have a guided tour around the Turner Contemporary art gallery. Kate was shown around the Self: Image and Identity exhibition, which included modern pieces as well as the last self-portrait by Flemish artist Sir Anthony van Dyck. Her Royal Highness toured the gallery and met artists whose works are in the exhibition. Wearing an eye-catching animal spot print dress, Kate was also shown the Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man by Jeremy Millar, a sculpture of a dead man lying on the floor of the exhibit. More »

  • Kate soaks up seaside art scene
    Kate soaks up seaside art scene Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge soaked up a seaside resort's burgeoning art scene during a visit to a gallery inspired by master British landscape artist JMW Turner. More »

  • Downton Abbey cast excited over royal visit
    Downton Abbey cast excited over royal visit Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Star Hugh Bonneville reckons preparations are under way for welcoming the Duchess of Cambridge. More »

  • Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey
    Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The ITV period drama is to play host to a special visitor, when the Duchess of Cambridge drops in. More »

  • Kate to visit Downton Abbey set
    Kate to visit Downton Abbey set Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is to visit the set of award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. More »

  • Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast. More »

  • Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law
    Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The radio station that allowed two DJs to make a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge for morning sickness broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled. Mel Greig and Michael Christian telephoned the King Edward VII hospital on Sydney's 2Day FM in 2012, posing as the Queen and Prince Charles and asked after the Duchess's health. The woman who took the call, Jacintha Saldanha, believed the pair were who they said they were and transferred them to a nurse who gave details of Kate's condition. Mrs Saldanha was found dead days later. More »

  • Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law
    Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Australia's High Court on Wednesday backed the broadcasting watchdog's finding that an Australian radio station broke the law with a prank call to a British hospital taking care of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, paving the way for penalties. Two presenters at Sydney's 2Day FM called the London hospital in December 2012, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. On Wednesday, the High Court in Canberra ruled in favor of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), overturning a ruling by the lower Federal Court. The High Court said ACMA did have the power to determine the station had committed a criminal offence, as a preliminary to taking enforcement action under the Broadcasting Services Act. More »

  • Royal prank station 'broke law'
    Royal prank station 'broke law' Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The radio station that broadcast a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled. More »

  • Kate hailed as 'a natural Stokie'
    Kate hailed as 'a natural Stokie' Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised as "a natural Stokie" after mucking in during a visit to the Potteries in aid of children's hospices. More »

  • Kate Middleton gets hands on during Emma Bridewater visit
    Kate Middleton gets hands on during Emma Bridewater visit Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, got hands on during her latest royal engagement on 18 February, as she visited the Emma Bridgewater factory to see a mug the company has launched in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each), of which the duchess is patron. Couldn't believe how like, I won't say common, but really, really down to earth," said worker Andrew Davies after meeting Kate. More »

  • Kate Pledges Support For Youth Mental Health
    Kate Pledges Support For Youth Mental Health Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message asking parents to talk more openly about the issue of children's mental health. It was filmed to launch the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week run by one of the charities Kate supports, Place2Be, which offers counselling and support in schools. "A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. Research carried out by Place2Be and YouGov found almost a third (30%) of parents admit they would feel embarrassed if their child wanted counselling in school. More »

  • Kate in plea for early intervention
    Kate in plea for early intervention Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the importance of preventing children's problems becoming worse as they get older in a video message she has recorded to support the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week. More »

  • Kate Middleton: Duchess shows off tan and baby bump in Ben Ainslie Portsmouth …
    Kate Middleton: Duchess shows off tan and baby bump in Ben Ainslie Portsmouth … Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Fresh from her holiday in Mustique, the Duchess of Cambridge undertook her first public engagement since returning home on Thursday (12 February). Six-months pregnant Kate Middleton showed off her baby bump wearing a stylish cream Max Mara coat, which highlighted her tan. She was touring the Ben Ainslie sailing facility in Portsmouth. While visiting the Spinnaker Tower, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Middleton had a go on a sailing winch simulator machine, before rubbing her pregnancy bump protectively. More »

  • Rhodes 'didn't know' Kate pregnant
    Rhodes 'didn't know' Kate pregnant Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes admitted that she did not know the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. More »

  • Kate shows off her artistic skills
    Kate shows off her artistic skills Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge tried out her artistic skills as she added her touch to a giant mural created at the construction site of the new sailing hub being built by Sir Ben Ainslie for his team's bid to win the America's Cup. More »

  • Kate to visit Ainslie sailing hub
    Kate to visit Ainslie sailing hub Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the new sailing hub being built by Sir Ben Ainslie for his team's bid to win the America's Cup. More »

  • Builders get royal drinks invite
    Builders get royal drinks invite Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are throwing a thank you party for builders who worked on their country home Anmer Hall. More »

  • Steal her style: How to get Pippa Middleton's gorgeous BHF fundraiser l …
    Steal her style: How to get Pippa Middleton's gorgeous BHF fundraiser l … Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Kate Middleton’s sister certainly knows how to work the red carpet. More »

  • Duchess in visit to hospital school
    Duchess in visit to hospital school Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has made a private visit to a hospital school for children suffering from mental health problems. More »

  • William And Kate Duck Gay Pardons Campaign
    William And Kate Duck Gay Pardons Campaign Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have declined to publicly back a campaign that seeks to pardon tens of thousands of gay men prosecuted along with codebreaker Alan Turing. Campaigners, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry, have called on Prince William and his wife Kate to "acknowledge this mark on our history and not allow it to stand". But a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said that as this is a matter for government they would not make any public comment on the issue. "It is up to young leaders of today including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to acknowledge this mark on our history and not allow it to stand. More »

  • Royals decline gay men campaign
    Royals decline gay men campaign Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today declined to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imitation Game codebreaker Alan Turing. More »

  • Call to pardon convicted gay men
    Call to pardon convicted gay men Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Benedict Cumberbatch has urged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to act on a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imitation Game codebreaker Alan Turing. More »

  • Kick-me Kate reveals baby buffeting
    Kick-me Kate reveals baby buffeting Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she does not know the sex of her unborn child - but it has been kicking. More »