Celebrities, History, royal life

Royal Love Stories


With Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle’s wedding approaching this May, royal weddings and love stories are on everyone’s mind. This love for the royal family is nothing new though. For decades the public has come to admire what royal weddings embody around the world, especially when it involves an unlikely couple getting together for a fairytale ending.

That’s why I’m loving this visual from Invaluable that shares different and unlikely royal love stories from around the world. No matter their background or social standing, it goes to show just how powerful true love is. From Prince William and Kate Middleton meeting in their college dorm to Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III meeting at a photo shoot, the love stories behind these iconic couples is inspiring to follow, especially during the month of love!

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Princess Charlotte stealing the spotlight and lighting up the internet


 

 

As you may have read in my recent post, the royal trip to Europe (Poland and Germany) and you have probably seen all over the world the special engagements that Prince William and Kate Middleton attended in Poland and Germany, where their youngest child landed in Berlin early Wednesday for the first day of the Royal Visit to Germany, along with her parents and oldest brother, Prince George.

Adorable two year old, Princess Charlotte shook hands with a British defence attaché Brigadier Rob Rider (being her first ever diplomatic handshake)  and accepted a miniature flower bouquet.

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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at garden party in Berlin for Queen’s birthday 


 

 

Recent engagements of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in Berlin, Germany. Kate, 35, wore a chiffon maxi dress by Alexander McQueen, down from £2,075 to £1,453. The Duchess of Cambridge beamed and glowed in a voluminous red gown and a pair of Prada shoes 👠 which she wore to the Natural History Museum in London last week at a party held in honour of the Queen’s birthday.

 

There is a replica on Net-a-Porter, the Alice and Olivia off the shoulder embroidered cotton maxi dress which is $580.

I think she looks absolutely radiant!

Especially here!

At the garden party, Kate and Prince William mingled with British expats living in Germany 🇩🇪

Kate had a change of outfit from her busy day of engagements in Berlin.

After their arrival in Germany, the Cambridges attended a garden party to celebrate The Queen’s birthday. The Duke of Cambridge spoke at the Occassion, and the Duchess in attendance raised a toast as Prince William spoke.

He began (and finished) his speech with a piece of German as a show of respect for Germany.

“Thank you, Ambassador, and good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

“It is a pleasure for Catherine and me to be with you on this occasion as we celebrate the birthday of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen.

“It is just under a year since I was last in Germany, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Britain’s role in its creation. I am delighted to be able to return so soon – this time with Catherine, George and Charlotte.

“We have already had a fascinating first day here in Berlin. We have seen powerful symbols of the historical events which helped shape modern Germany and spoken with those who carry that legacy forward today. I thank President Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel for welcoming us so warmly.

“We have also experienced the city beyond the monuments and corridors of power. This afternoon we visited the Strassenkinder project in east Berlin, which supports homeless children and young people. It reminds us of the difficulties faced by some of the most vulnerable people in society, even in prosperous countries such as Britain and Germany, and the value of both countries looking at examples of best practice in the other. We look forward to seeing more of this great city during our stay here.

“But we also want to get to know and understand Germany outside the capital. Tomorrow, we travel to Heidelberg, and on Friday to Hamburg.

“Our visit will reflect, and I hope reinforce, the strong and wide-ranging ties between Britain and Germany. These include political, cultural, historical, commercial, sporting, academic and scientific links.

“The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values as open and democratic societies, and the same determination to champion those values and to defend them – not least through our very close defence and security partnerships. Today, we share a fundamental interest in the peace and prosperity of the continent of Europe to which we both belong.

This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It is the product of many years of working closely together. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.

“With this confidence in mind, I am particularly pleased that the British and German governments have agreed to double their funding of UK-German Connection, the bilateral initiative for school and youth links. UK-German Connection was established after the State Visit of The Queen to Germany in 2004, and it provides a wide range of UK-German activities, networks and funding for schools and youth groups. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and we want to establish friendships between our young people that will last a lifetime.

“I should like to finish with a message that my grandmother The Queen has sent to you all for this evening, and which she asked me to read to you:

“Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all of you gathered for this special Garden Party, on the occasion of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Germany.

“We have fond memories of our five State Visits to Germany, from our first in 1965 to our most recent in 2015. Over the course of those fifty years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together.

“I am delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will experience the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people when they visit Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg.

“I hope you all have a most enjoyable evening.

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Angela Merkel welcomed them when they first arrived at the Holocaust memorial to pay tribute to the millions of Jews which lost their lives.

Kate looked sophisticated in a blue Catherine Walker coat which she styled with Gianvito Rossi heels, a Jimmy Choo clutch bag and Kiki McDonough jewellery.

This is a five day tour of Poland and Germany also with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, which I am doing a post on Charlotte soon!

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Charming Catherine of Cambridge


I have loved my copy of British Vogue’s issue of 100 years in FASHION. The one with Kate Middleton on the front is the June Issue, but by far it is my favourite British Vogue magazine. I have about three books on Kate, and have read quite a bit about her the past few years. Katie Nicholl is a journalist/author/royal correspondent that I follow to get information on the Royal and she gives lots of detailed information on upcoming events such as the Tour that is going to happen in Canada very soon! They will be visiting Kelowna and apparently are planning on taking little George and Princess Charlotte along with them.

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You can find their recent work on the Vanity Fair website as well which has LOTS of information on where and when they will be doing engagements. british-vogue-kate-middleton

If you want to read about Kate Middleton I suggest you buy the book, KATE by Katie Nicholl herself! It is the BEST book I have read on her and I absolutely loved it and I have uploaded a picture of it on my Instagram a little while ago, when I first started becoming a Kate fan! Go to Katie Nicholl’s website for MORE details and coverage! She has all the latest news on her!

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Katie Nicholl, Mail on Sunday Diary Editor.
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You learn a little bit about the commoner turning royal, and where she was brought up and what she did with her parents, etc. We all know her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton who became millionaires from launching their business, Party Pieces and Carole was a former flight attendant that then turned into a businesswoman. I did a whole bibliography on Kate for my subject on Applying Information Services. It had me hooked! and I loved referencing off many websites that also have a love for the Duchess.

Growing up she lived a normal easy-going childhood, and was born in Reading, and grew up in Berkshire. She now resides at Anmer Hall with her beautiful family, and I was quite blessed to receive two replies from her in the past year!

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and this was Catherine when she was five years old.

Catherine Middleton, graduated at St. Andrews in an Arts History degree on June the 23rd 2005. I find this fascinating as I want to do an Arts History degree specialising in Ancient History! This was her on her graduation day.

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Also, This was her on her 25th birthday.

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You can go to Vogues looks of fashion this year and eye out what she wore to every event! There are more photos and a whole timeline of her fashion. I particularly liked this dress she wore at her latest solo public appearance as its a soft grey and doesn’t look dull but neutral at the same time. It is a peplum styled dress and she decided to part her fringe instead of having it all at the front. This was when she visited the Send women’s prison with the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), an addiction charity that works to help prisoners addicted to drugs and alcohol. She learned about the role that addiction has played in the prisoners offences.

“I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues and how substance misuse can play such destructive role in vulnerable people’s lives,” she said. “I saw again today that a failure to intervene early in life to tackle mental health problems and other challenges can have profound consequences for people throughout their lives.

This was her second public appearance after giving birth to Charlotte, who is now 1 year old!

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Now I just have to COO over little Charlotte – everyone has seen this gorgeous picture of her at six months, and there has been newer photos, but I just LOOOVE this one!!!

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She is a CUTE little thing! and I think it is sweet what they named her! Charlotte (feminine version of Charles) Elizabeth (After Elizabeth II) Diana (After Prince Williams mother).

and I can’t wait to watch her grow up, and maybe give future speeches!!! and hear how she sounds! I am sure we are all looking forward to future events, and you know I AM!!!!!

My favourite dress of hers is in my post, Real Replikate, the Alexander McQueen Champagne Lace Dress. Go to my post to buy a replica of this dress (if that’s your favourite too!)

Today I am going to try and find some new replica dresses online as I only have ONE!!!! yep!!! How unlike me! It can be a little hard trying to find the perfect size, and not being able to try them on, but the Issa Bird Print dress I’ve got was a perfect fit, so will be eagerly looking for more!!!

Anything to look like “Kate”!!!! hehehe

For posts on my replica’s, check out “Feminine Fashionista” or the “Issa London Blue Bird Print Dress” or have a look at Real Replikate to see my FAVOURITE replicate dress!

 

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A Duchess of Dreams


All I have been doing these past couple of days is eagerly watching Twitter updates on the Royal Tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting India and Bhutan.

I follow Kensington Palace and have started to find Royal Photographers which take photos straight away and it has been thrilling to watch for new engagements and what is going to happen next!!!! I thought it was gorgeous that Kate had to write something in Braille and she decided to type “George”! He is obviously on her mind while she is overseas…. I can’t imagine how it would feel as a parent to feel so far away from your children but they are in good hands!!!

I just love every single dress she has worn. She has kept herself elegant and stylish while keeping a cultural perspective of Indian clothes.

This dress has been found on Glamorous on Amazon. You can now buy the RepliKate!!!! Click here.

If you follow me on Instagram I have been posting like mad these couple of days!!!! Every time I see new posts on Twitter it has been like, SCREENSHOT!!!!!!

If you know me personally, I could talk about Kate Middleton all day. I did a post on her in the Coats post and Real RepliKate post. There are numerous topics on her, her look, her style, her work, her family! The list goes on…..

Have you been enjoying the latest updates on her engagements?

I have!! I have become quite a Royal Watcher since late 2013 and have been fascinated by the work they do and what they are involved in. The travelling they did to India was a celebration for the Queens 90th and Prince William said he is incredibly lucky. I must say, I recently received a letter from the Queens lady in waiting and it is such a sentimental peice of documentation that I will absolutely cherish forever! I won’t be staying in Merredin forever and have framed it and it will always be in my room wherever I decide to live!

This is a picture of a house drawn by the Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a contact centre run by the charity Salaam Baalak, which provides emergency help and long term support to homeless children at New Delhi railway station on April 12, 2016 in New Dehli, India.

Kate is absolutely breakthakingly stunning here and I love her aura. A woman of grace and quality and value has kept the worlds eyes on her! I believe she is an epitome of a lady and I have probably said that already but I can not recapitulate it without emphasising this even more!!!  She is a woman of quality and more especially “princess” quality!

Here she did an arts class with the children in India. She is also a woman of creativity which a lady should also have. A lady should hold herself with a range of hobbies, such as either scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, if you’re not into anything creative as much try Card Making maybe! Or drawing, or oil painting. Taking something up in the Arts is a fascinating thing. There is a lot to learn!

Well, you have probably seen all the photos on my Instagram, but it was nice to add in a blog. I hope you have enjoyed my spiel on Kate!  I apologise that I have not established a more detailed blog. An itinerary was posted. And you can go here to see an article from The Guardian on what they have been doing or The Mirror for a complete Royal Tour 2016 itinerary. I do know that India has been on Kates heart as she told Prince William she wanted to go there when they first got married.

She is such a Duchess of Dreams…….

❤️

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