Kate, Wills and George Conquer All
The Royal Family are turning in to The Incredibles
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It’s taken a little bit of time for them to find their feet, but our favourite royals are finally fulfilling their potential on all fronts. Kate Middleton, Prince William and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte have become the all-conquering ambitious majesties we’d hoped they would. While Kate is taking on more official duties to establish herself as queen bee, Wills is busy balancing his work life with a new passion for farming, George has been nailing preschool and Charlotte has become a beauty icon.
Kate’s Flying Solo
For the last couple of years, Kate has been hounded for not taking on enough public engagements, but all of that’s about to change as the 34-year-old has announced two massive milestones this week. First of all, the mother-of-two has shown her independence and confidence by giving her first solo TV interview since announcing her engagement to Wills back in 2010. The interview was recorded as part of a special documentary to mark the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her 90th birthday in April. It’s been five years since KMidd last spoke on camera on November 16, 2010 alongside her then fiancé. Programme producer Nick Kent said: “We’ve been fortunate to have the participation of so many members of the Royal Family to mark this historic milestone in the life of the Queen. We’ll
get to see the assured Kate in front of the camera once more.”
KMidd Rules Wimbledon
Speaking on her own in front of the lens isn’t the only big change for Kate, as she’s also going to become the new sports patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The Queen previously held this role for 64 years, but the powers that be feel it’s time for Kate to take the reigns at Wimbledon. Kate’s an avid tennis player and loves mixing with the Hollywood A-listers who attend Wimbledon every year, so, according to our sources, she really pushed for the chance to be made patron of the club. Although it’s not yet a done deal, the Royal Family is close to finalising the handover. An insider told The Sunday Times newspaper: “There have been discussions, but the Queen is mindful that she doesn’t want organisations with which she is associated to think that when she turns 90, that’s it – it’s goodbye.”
William the Gardener
Wills is also working on his independence and is keen to make his young family more self-sufficient. The future King wants to grow vegetables in the backyard of the 10-bedroom Norfolk home he shares with Kate, Amner Hall. In fact, he’s so serious about it that he’s hired a gardener to start prepping the land and expert Robin Parker has been called in to assist too. Robin, who specialises in large cottage gardens, is helping William make different patches for vegetables and flowers as well as two new trees. A friend of the family revealed that the new green area will also include a small patch for George to look after and a climbing frame and swing set. Robin refused to give away too much about the designs and said: “Due to the nature of people I work for, I am not allowed to talk about the job.”
King of the Classroom
Being the best and leading by example must be in the genes, because Prince George is absolutely rocking it at preschool. Our fave blond prince is not only the most popular kid in class, but according to his supervisors, he also loves learning! George has barely been at the institution over a month and he’s already adapted well to his new schedule and has integrated well with other classmates. A royal source told a British tabloid: “It’s been a very happy time for them as a family. Prince George is settling in at the nursery school very well and the family is very grateful for the widespread goodwill they’ve received from around the world.”
Charlotte gets lippy
Princess Charlotte may only be nine months old, but the little beauty is already proving to be an influencer. Inspired by the princess’ natural beauty, fashion designer Marc Jacobs has decided to name a lipstick after her. Introduced as part of the Le Marc lip crème collection, her lippy, called simply Charlotte, comes in a deep pink colour and is available exclusively in the glitzy Harrods for £24 (Dhs128). Global Vice President of Marc Jacobs, Catherine Gore, said the lipstick was inspired by the deepest saturated pink tones of an English rose.