The Cambridges have been keeping a low profile in Anglesey where William is working as a Search and Rescue pilot at RAF Valley and Kate has been spotted shopping for groceries at her local Waitrose by a local man, Mark Woodward, who described the Duchess as "gorgeous, even in ugg boots." Mr Woodward revealed Kate was wearing a blue jumper and blue leggings (possibly skinny jeans).
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It is quite possible Kate wore her Celtic Sheepskin Cabra Boots (we last saw Kate wearing them while walking Lupo in Kensington Gardens). The £175 boots are available in sizes 3-9.
Duchess Kate was also spotted running errands in Llangefni, the county town of Anglesey.
Kate graces the cover of November's Majesty Magazine. It is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys following the royals.
Pippa Middleton has spoken for the first time about her rise to fame in her first book Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Family and Friends. I rarely include Pippa in the blog but decided to make an exception this time because it is the first time we have heard Pippa's thoughts rather than media speculation. The 29-year-old admitted she is still coming to terms with her celebrity:
'It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that's the right word) before the age of 30, on account of your sister, brother-in-law and your bottom. One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime I think it's fair to say it has its upside and its downside. I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of - but in most ways I'm a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances'.
Pippa said one of the main advantages of her celebrity has been the opportunity to write 'Celebrate' and have it published (it was reported Pippa signed a deal worth £400,000 with Michael Joseph). The book is party-planner Pippa's guide to home entertaining and includes seasonal recipes and a selection of anecdotes recalling her childhood growing up with Kate in Berkshire.
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Pippa also acknowledges the effect her sister's fame will have on sales:
'I know many of you will pick up the book out of nothing more than curiosity. But I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself. This is my first chance to do that and I've enjoyed every minute of it'.
Celebrate is released at the end of this month and can be pre-ordered for $31.50 at Amazon.
I don't know about you, but I love nothing more than a royal wedding and yesterday's wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Belgian Countess Stephanie De Lannoy was one of my all-time favourites. The bride looked breathtakingly beautiful in an Elie Saab creation, with a four metre train and silk tulle veil adorned with a silver floral motif. Royalty from all over the world attended the wedding. Edward and Sophie represented the British Royal family.
This stunning photo was taken by royal photographer James Whatling who takes the majority of the photos of Kate you see here on the blog. I am delighted he works with one of the agencies I use because he has an excellent eye.
Kate's next scheduled engagement is a Buckingham Palace reception for Team GB athletes on Tuesday evening. Any early style predictions?