Zara Tindall Is 'Confident in Her Style,' Says Her Couture Designer (Who Also Worked with Kate!)




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In addition to her bespoke work, Green, who used to work at Vogue, designs two collections a year for her eponymous label. Having previously worked for Catherine Walker & Co. (one of Kate Middleton’s go-to labels) for over 10 years prior to setting up her own line in 2018, Green is an expert when it comes to royal protocol. “There are certain elements you have to think about, like making sure the fabric doesn’t crease, the temperature of the weather – it needs to make them feel their best.”

With the coat alone taking over 120 days to make, it was a long process from start to finish, but Zara, who is known for her casual day-to-day look, couldn't have been easier to work with.

“She was a joy and very down to earth, I think that comes across even in pictures, as she’s always so smiley,” says Green, who runs a small atelier in East London. “She loves clean lines, she styles things really beautifully, she’s not a trendsetter and she’s not trying to be a fashion icon, she’s just really polished and beautifully dressed."

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Kate and Will's Sweetest PDA Happens When They're Not Facing the Cameras

Prince William and Kate Middleton don’t show PDA often, but when they do, it’s superadorable. Aside from cozying up during sporting events, there is one thing that Will does when they’re not facing the cameras that is especially sweet — he touches Kate’s back. Whether he’s helping his wife down the steps, or he’s pulling her in for a hug, we can’t get enough of the pair’s “touching” moments. And he’s not the only royal with a signature move. Kate has her own way of showing off her love for Will. See their discrete PDA below.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit a pub and Gaelic football club on final day of Ireland royal tour

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit a pub and Gaelic football club on final day of Ireland royal tour – best photos

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Galway on the final day of their royal tour of Ireland on Thursday. Prince William and Kate's first stop was at Tribeton to watch Galway 2020 acts perform, including Livefeed, Hoops and Galway Community Circus. 

The start of their final day in Ireland was delayed after bad weather affected their flight arrangements, an Irish Government spokesman said. 

The Cambridges then made their way to Tig Coili, a family-owned, traditional Irish pub on King Street in the city centre, where they met locals who volunteer to promote the city and its people.

William and Kate's final stop of the day will be at a local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club to learn more about traditional sports, which are popular across Ireland, including hurling and Gaelic football. The couple love to get competitive with each other and will join children on the pitch.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess had a packed day of engagements, visiting charities, a farm and Howth Cliff, where they enjoyed a romantic stroll. In the evening, they attended a reception, where William touched on the subject of Brexit in his speech.

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William impressed his wife with his juggling skills during their visit to Tribeton, as they met performers. The future king successfully juggled three balls, but found four a little more difficult!

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Kate stunned in a bespoke green polka dot dress by Suzannah, with a black waist belt. She teamed it with her Ralph Lauren boots. William donned a dark suit and pale blue knitwear over a white shirt. 

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The Duke and Duchess emerging from Tig Coili, a traditional Irish pub on King Street in Galway. Huge crowds had gathered to greet the couple ahead of their arrival. 

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Kate, wrapped up in her dark green Alexander McQueen wool coat, took the time to chat to locals on King Street after visiting the pub. 

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Kate and William announce details of exciting new trip amid Megxit drama

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared new details of their trip to Ireland amid the drama surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'Megxit' statement.

The couple will make their first visit to the country next month, and are "looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people".

During the three-day visit, William and Kate will meet President Michael D Higgins and spend time in Dublin and the counties of Meath, Kildare and Galway.

The trip was announced earlier this year, but the exact details of what Kate and William will get up to on were announced this morning – days after Meghan and Harry released an extraordinary statement on their complaints regarding their split from their Royal Family.


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Experts believe the statement, posted on their website, contained a number of digs at The Firm, including one at Harry's cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

They also questioned the power of the Queen and the Government, saying there is no legal case to stop them trading on the royal name abroad.

The Cambridges' visit, from March 3-5, will highlight the strong links between the UK and Ireland, and the couple's programme will take in Ireland's rich culture, community initiatives and spectacular scenery, Kensington Palace said in a statement.

It added: "Following Her Majesty the Queen's historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation.

Kate and William will learn about local organisations that support young people during the trip, which is taking place at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Galway is hosting the European Capital of Culture on behalf of Ireland this year, and the couple will have the opportunity to "experience a taste of modern and traditional Irish culture for themselves".

The Queen made a historical visit to Ireland in 2011.

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Kate Middleton Is Reportedly ‘So Happy’ To Have More Royal Duties

If we're to believe recent reports, Kate Middleton hasn't taken Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from the royal family lightly.

According to various outlets, Kate has been worried about staying close with Harry and concerned that her children won't get to see enough of their cousin Archie. But if there's one silver lining to all of this, it's that Kate is reportedly "so happy" to have a more prominent voice in royal charity work and the goals of the Royal Foundation, an organization she can play a bigger role in now that Harry and Meghan have moved to Canada.

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The Duchess of Cambridge took her UK-wide landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey to Northern Ireland and Scotland yesterday, following visits to Birmingham, Cardiff, Woking and London last month. #5BigQuestions 📋 . The survey aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. 💬 Join the conversation by filling out the survey, linked in our highlights. It has been designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes. Visit @kensingtonroyal to see where The Duchess visited in Belfast and Aberdeen. . 📸 © Kensington Palace

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Insiders spoke to The Sun—so, take it with a grain of salt—and said that the Duchess of Cambridge is jumping into her duties with tons of enthusiasm. She's been on a tour of the U.K. promoting early childhood development and even opened up about her experiences as a parent, which give insight into how she might steer other initiatives the Royal Foundation tackles.

"Kate is extremely passionate about the work the Foundation does and she has ideas and plans for how she believes it can be used to help some of the causes which she is particularly passionate about," a source told The Sun. "In recent weeks Kate has visited a lot of organizations and spoke to lots of experts and has soaked a lot of information. She wants to use that to go out and bring about change to many of those who need support."

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Today on #HolocaustMemorialDay, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a number of Holocaust survivors, and survivors of subsequent genocides as part of the UK’s @holocaustmemorialdaytrust Commemorative Ceremony. ⁣ ⁣ The Duke spoke at the Ceremony, where he honoured those who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save others. ⁣ ⁣ HRH spoke about his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, who hid a Jewish family in her home in Athens until the end of the war. ⁣ ⁣ During the Service, 75 candles of Remembrance were lit to represent the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. ⁣ ⁣ Visit our story to hear from The Holocaust Memorial Trust’s Patron, The Prince of Wales, who wrote the foreword for the event’s programme. ⁣ ⁣ Images © Press Association

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Previously, the Royal Foundation was a joint effort between William and Harry, and it represented causes they both felt strongly about. Kate joined when she married William, and Meghan began a part of the organization a few years later, which meant there were a lot of interests to balance.

"For years the Foundation’s work was a bit of a tug of war between what William and Harry wanted. Harry was very much focused on the military and his work with the Invictus Games," the source said. "Now, it is purely in the shape of how William and Kate want it to be.”

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👦🏽👧🏼The Duchess of Cambridge has launched an online survey which will provide vital new insights into the nations thoughts and concerns on raising young children. Conducted by The Royal Foundation, the survey aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. The Duchess kickstarted the launch of the survey during a visit to MiniBrum at Thinktank where she was shown around the interactive, child-sized mini-city by children who helped design the space and spoke to parents and carers about the survey. The launch was followed by countrywide visits to early years organisations, including a baby sensory class at the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Cardiff where she heard about the support that parents receive. At HMP Send, Her Royal Highness spoke to some of the women she met during a visit to the prison in 2015, who have since been successfully rehabilitated, released and are rebuilding their families, in addition to women currently at the prison. The Duchess heard about the work that the Forward Trust do at HMP Send in supporting clients to improve their relationships with friends and family, including reconnecting with children. Find out more and take part in the survey @KensingtonRoyal. 📸: @KensingtonRoyal and Press Association

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Kate Middleton's expanding work at the Royal Foundation is reflective of how she's come into her own in recent years—something even Queen Elizabeth is said to be proud of. It's all shows how she is preparing to take the lead in the monarchy one day.

“She is an adoring mother, and she is contributing publicly in the way we would want her to," a source told People last September. "You see it more and more. The young student has turned into our future Queen.”

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Kate Middleton Surprises Podcast Host With ‘Very Honest Answers’ About Raising Kids

During her first podcast appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge gets candid about what parts of her own childhood that she wants to provides for her three children.

AceShowbiz -Kate Middleton has gotten real about how she raised her children. During her first ever podcast appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge surprised host Giovanna Fletcher with her “very honest answers” when talking about motherhood and whom she draws parenting inspiration from.

Speaking of Kate’s openness in the special episode of “Happy Mum, Happy Baby”, Giovanna confessed, “I don’t think I expected to hear any of it.” The bestselling author added, “I love hearing her very honest answers, how articulate and intelligent she is about early years… and how playful she is as well when she’s talking about her own kids.”

“It’s a very unique position to be in when raising kids…,” Giovanna further stated in reference to Kate’s role as a royal member. “The grassroots of it is we are all doing the same thing, we’re all having sleepless nights, going through potty training or whatever it is… and I think having the Duchess on really highlights that.”

During the podcast interview itself, Kate discussed “a few things that really stand out” for her and influence her parenting style. “One is quality of relationships,” the wife of Prince William elaborated. “So, those moments that you spend with people that are around you. I remember that from my own childhood.”

“I had an amazing Granny who devoted a lot of time to us – playing with us, doing arts and crafts, and going to the greenhouse to do gardening, and cooking with us,” the mother of three went on to explain, “and I try and incorporate a lot of the experiences that she gave us at the time into the experiences that I give my children now.”

The 38-year-old then pointed out, “There are also the environments you spend time in as well: a happy home, a safe environment. As children, we spent a lot of time outside and it’s something I’m really passionate about. I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying [developmental] foundations. It’s such a great environment to spend time in, building those quality relationships without the distractions of ‘I’ve got to cook’ and ‘I’ve got to do this’. And actually, it’s so simple.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kate also talked about the idea behind her “5 Big Questions on the Under Fives” survey. “I think ultimately if you look at who’s caring and looking after and nurturing children in the most vital period, from pregnancy all the way to the age of five, you know parents and carers are right at the heart of that, and families are right at the heart of that, and although I’ve spoken to the scientists and the service providers, it’s so important to listen to families,” she noted.

This special episode of “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” will be made available for listening on Saturday, February 15 at 11 A.M. ET.

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