The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend the U.K. Film Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ (VIDEOS)

On January 8, 2012, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the U.K. film première of Steven Spielberg’s WWI drama, War Horse, held at Odeon Leicester Square in London. Also in attendance were Jeremy Irvine, Miranda Richardson, Celine Buckens, Steven Spielberg, and 600 serving and ex-serving military personnel and their families, as well as beneficiaries of military charities.

Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s novel the film chronicles the unique bond between a dude named Albert and his loyal horse, Joey:

As Albert tames and trains, Joey, they are forcefully parted.  The film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

Any way, despite the rain every one looked fabulous as they strolled the red carpet and seemed to have had a wonderful time… until the movie was over.  I have no doubt the people watching the film cried their eyes out.  If you haven’t seen War Horse, well, be prepared to cry.  If you had a hard time watching the film Bambi — especially the scene where Bambi’s Mom died — well you might have a hard time watching War Horse.

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Source: Variety and Press Association

Photo courtesy of Daylife/Gavan

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H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge Announces Her Patronages (VIDEO)

After months of speculation regarding which partonages the Duchess of Cambridge would take on the long-awaited news was finally announced by Clarence House.

CNN’s Max Foster has all the details so click the link below to watch his video news report.   🙂

Duchess Reveals Charities She’ll Support

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T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales Attend An Awards Ceremony

On December 19, 2011, T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales attended the Sun Military Awards held at the Imperial War Museum in London, England.

The purpose of the event was to honor British troops.  Prior to the ceremony the royal trio mingled with servicemen and women during a reception.  The awards ceremony, also known as the Millies or Night of Heroes, was also attended by David Beckham, accompanied by sons Brooklyn and Romeo, plus others including Gordon Ramsay, Jimmy Carr, and Frank Lampard and his girlfriend Christine Bleakley.

Prince Harry, who recently returned from America where he was undertaking the final phases of his Apache helicopter training, described the members of the armed forces assembled as “…inspirational role models to all young Britons…”

In a speech to guests at the event he also spoke of his own military career:

I am a young Army officer, a serving soldier. Like my brother, I share many of the same hopes, the same aspirations to go on operations, and the same fears as all those who serve our Queen and country.

By an accident of birth, though, it falls to 564673 Captain Wales humbly to express – on behalf of my comrades-in-arms and people up and down the country – the admiration we feel for the extraordinary men and women we honour here tonight.

It’s often said of our armed forces that they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Well, I don’t entirely buy that. Ordinary people don’t run out under withering enemy rocket and heavy machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade.

Ordinary people don’t brave monsoon conditions dangling on a winch line to rescue 13 people, each in turn.

To view photos please click here.

Source: Press Association

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/A.Edwards

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend a Gala Dinner at St. James’s Palace (VIDEO)

On November 10, 2011, T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner at St. James’s Palace in London, England for the charity, National Memorial Arboretum Appeal.

The National Memorial Arboretum Appeal was launched in April 2009 by its Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, to develop the Arboretum into a world-renowned centre for Remembrance and to ensure that there are necessary facilities for the 300,000 visiting families, servicemen and women, veterans and members of the public each year.

To view photos please click the links below:

Source and photo courtesy of: Daylife/WPA/Pool

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Catherine: The Dutiful Duchess

Finally!  On October 26, 2011, H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge attended a private dinner for the charity, In Kind Direct, held at Clarence House… this was her first “solo” engagement that many royal watchers have waited for.  According to the official website for In Kind Direct the Duchess:

…stepped in for The Prince of Wales. The Prince of Wales was unable to attend owing to a trip to Saudi Arabia to present his condolences to the Saudi Arabian Royal Family following the death of The Crown Prince. source

To learn more about this charity please click here.  To view photos please click here.  

In case you are wondering who designed her dress… I have no idea.  Don’t care.  The event is more important than her outfit, in my opinion.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters/Clarence House/P. Burns

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a Walk through Holyrood Park and Grocery Shopping!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recently seen walking hand and hand through Holyrood Park in Scotland looking content as well as relaxed.  To view photos please Click here.  

Meanwhile, the American magazine, USspotted the Duchess shopping at her local super market in North Wales this afternoon.  Click here to view a gallery of photos.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace

On July 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge previewed the exhibit, The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design, in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.

Besides the Duchess’s wedding dress being the main focal point of the exhibit, other items on display include the bride’s bouquet, shoes, earrings, veil, and the glorious Cartier Halo tiara which was loaned to the Duchess by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To watch a video please click the link here.  To purchase tickets and to view some of the items please click here.  To view photos please click the link here. 

Photos courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters/John Stillwell/Pool

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‘Kate in Canada’: A New Documentary

Hot off the heels from her recent trip to Canada with her husband, H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge, a new documentary has come out about the star of the royal visit H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge entitled, Kate in Canada.

Click the links to watch and enjoy!  Part One and Part Two 

Photo courtesy of: Pool/Getty Images North America

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The Duke and Duchess Attend the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ Gala Here in L.A.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ gala on July 9, 2011 at the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.  Of course, in typical L.A. fashion every major Hollywood producer, director, studio head, publicist, second assistant A.D., craft services supervisor, actor, and actress where there to support (actually, let’s be honest here… they just want to be seen) this BAFTA event as well as to pose on the red carpet as if the were  attending the Oscars.

Anyway… to view photos please click here.   Click here to watch a video. Click here to read an article about the event.

Earlier this afternoon the royal couple attended a polo match in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Click here to watch the video from my local L.A. news station.

To read all about the Duchess’s fashions whilst in L.A. please visit this site.

Photo courtesy of:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in L.A.!

Well, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are finally here in Los Angeles and most Angelenos just don’t care (we have other things on our mind like the closure of the 405 Fwy next week, TSOL playing at the Brixton, and other stuff.)   🙂

Anyway, the couple touched down at LAX with throngs of journalists and photographers watching their every move.  Once the couple’s royal feet touched the pavement they were greeted by California Governor, Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the British ambassador and consul general and other dignitaries.

Soon, the Duke and Duchess hopped into their black and not so environmentally friendly Land Rover and were then whizzed through the side streets of L.A. via a LAPD police escort (who stopped all traffic annoying everyone in their cars) thus avoiding the 405 Fwy.  Finally, the royal duo arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to attend a conference.

To read the couple’s L.A. itinerary please click here here and here.

To read more about the Duke and Duchess’s arrival click here to read my crappy local newspaper, Daily Breeze.

To view photos please click here.  

With that… Welcome to L.A., Wills and Kate!  Glad to have you here!   🙂

No.  Those are not my hands, in case you were wondering.

Photo courtesy of: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian/Pool

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend A Medal Ceremony

On June 25, 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a medal ceremony in Windsor, England to “…present service medals to members of the Irish Guards…” who recently returned from Afghanistan.

To watch videos please clicks here and here.  

To read an article from the Telegraph newspaper regarding today’s ceremony please click here. 

And, finally, photos, photos, photos, and even more photos. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Zimbio/ WPA Pool/GettyImagesEurope

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