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Happy birthday, Prince George

- July 22nd, 2014

Curious George! Prince George checks out a butterfly that rests on his dad’s hand during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London on July 2. The royals released three official photos ahead of Prince George’s first birthday Tuesday. (Photo: John Stillwell/AFP)

It’s been a tough year for Prince George.

His first 12 months have been filled with so many challenges – entering a new world, eating solids, playing with toys, bonding with his parents and extended family, being adored by millions and, it appears, learning to walk.

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Duchess pregnant, ‘friend’ says

- July 14th, 2014

Does she look pregnant to you? Does it matter? Rumours swirling after “longtime friend” Jessica Hay tells Australian show the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a sibling for Prince George. (Photo:

If you thought all the “is she/isn’t she” hysteria about whether the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant would be limited to the lead-up to her first child, you would be wrong.

(But if you follow the royals, of course you would know that would be wrong.)

There is a new report from Radar Online, which reports on an interview with “longtime friend Jessica Hay” on Australia’s New Day radio show, that the duchess is once again expecting.

“Kate’s inner circle are buzzing with the news that she is pregnant,” Hay said. “I’ve heard it from several different friends of theirs now and they’re saying that they think there’s going to be an official announcement in weeks.”

Let’s just be clear here. Hay claims she has “heard it from several different friends.”

She has not heard it from Kate, her so-called “longtime friend.”

(Gee, I wonder why?)

Hay says the recent coverage of Kate changing up her hair has deterred people from noticing she has a fuller face like she did when she was expecting Prince George. Kate also has “rosy cheeks, she’s letting her greys show again, and whenever she’s out in public she goes to great lengths to hold something over her tummy.”

Kate always holds stuff over her stomach.

Prince George will turn one on July 22.

Does Kate do enough?

- July 4th, 2014

Kate and William at Wimbledon on July 2. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)

On Friday, there was an interesting debate taking place in my Twitter feed.

Blogger Marilyn Braun was discussing the Duchess of Cambridge’s volunteer work with other royal followers and questioning whether the good will people show Catherine might wear thin if she doesn’t do things.

Kate has been out this week attending Wimbledon and visiting workers at the M-PACT Plus Counselling programme at a London school.

Coverage of both events highlighted how great her curly hair looked.

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