Royalty certainly comes with a public obligation to glamour especially for a young woman born into high fashion and style. And what more can epitomize a designer household name to royalty than royalty herself. Granddaughter to Hollywood icon Grace Kelly and daughter to Princess Caroline of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi signs up as the new face of Gucci.
The 25 year old young royal is an accomplished equestrian who has been closely attached to the house of Gucci for the past 2 years. She has worn nothing but Gucci for her riding gear in all her competitions thus making her one of the top 15 personal icon faves of the designer label.
The young Charlotte and her elegance has the creative director of Gucci cooing at her style as it brings back the effortless glam of her famous grandmother Princess Grace .
Gracing the cover of the September issue of French Vogue in 2011, Charlotte Casigrahi also has sashayed her way through several runways of Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney fashion shows as she follows in the footsteps of her model mom . Actress Evan Rachel Wood gives way to Gucci’s new icon in a campaign to launch and introduce its new face.
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Whispers of a new heir to the royal family are stirring quietly as Kate Middleton has been spotted doing the preggy belly rub during her UNICEF appearance. Although nothing can be confirmed about a royal pregnancy at the moment, sources are whirling on news about extensive renovations going on at Kensington Palace along with two other royal houses to make room for luxurious nurseries fit for a royal baby.
This could just be a future infanticipation but not necessarily an immediate move. Then again, there have been other recent tell-tale moments going on at the royal palace that may suggest otherwise.
Just this October, the palace changed the rules of succession. The first born child shall be first in line to be named monarch regardless of gender. Noticeably, this was made just for Prince William, bearing in mind rumours of his desire to have a daughter. Prince Charles is also said to have the same wish for a granddaughter. Top on the list of names picked out by the royal couple are Edward, Philip or Michael for a prince and Rose or Alice to go with a princess.
Now if that doesn’t smell like royal baby preparations for you, Kate has refused a sampling of peanut butter during a UN engagement in Copenhagen. Interesting to note that expectant mothers are usually advised to stay away from eating any peanut products as precautionary measures of transmitting allergens to their unborn child.
Nobody really knows what’s going on but everyone is certainly keeping a close watch on these royal moves.
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Nothing else could ever spell sexy than a man in uniform. Especially, if you knew it was royalty serving his country in battle. Well, you get the complete royal sexy package of such a sight in Prince Harry.
The 23 yr old Royal Prince has just recently qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and may be headed back to combat in war-torn Afghanistan soon. Having served in the Helmand province in 2008, Prince Harry had little choice in getting extracted after endless media haunting compromised his location.
As of this date, hushed reports and whispers out of Britain have pegged another deployment for Prince Harry when his squadron returns to Afghanistan for another tour next year. The palace as well as Britain’s Ministry of Defence remains tight lipped on this topic, saying how they cannot comment on the deployment of individual service personnel.
A spokesperson for the Clarence house reiterates on this issue with a statement : “ Harry is an army pilot and will deploy wherever the army chooses to send him. His course finishes in 2012 and after that his deployment will be a matter for the army chain of command.”
The young prince has always been keen on his duties of service and, truth of the matter is, he does look quite sexy while serving his country in battle. The once notorious royal blood is now much more refined and strapping in his ways. When asked about his military aspirations, Prince Harry gracefully quips, “ My goal is to serve my country like everybody else in the British Forces.:
After all the royal wedding bliss of his older brother, Prince Harry may be looking at deployment as early as the summer of 2012. Marriage may yet be in the far side of things with the royal bachelor for now, and his commitment to service may keep him in the market for a little while longer.
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The royal palace has yet to confirm rumors that Prince William is ready to pop the question to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, but websites and publications all over the globe have already gone bonkers running headlines about the couple.
People magazine was quick to pick up the story. Their latest cover reads: “The Next Princess: Why They’re Ready to Wed.” It even gives a blow-by-blow account on their love story and speculations on how the prince will propose.
According to CBC News, the rumor started when blogger Tina Brown wrote on The Daily Beast on Monday that “a highly placed source in royal circles said that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries—June 3 and 4.” She then speculated that those are likely dates for “an engagement announcement.”
“We don’t comment on speculation,” a Clarence House spokesman told CNN after the rumor exploded.
Still, people are excitedly waiting for the palace’s final and formal announcement on the matter. They two have been dating on and off for the past seven years, so we are all hoping for the best.
Do you think Prince William will propose to Kate soon?
The stars of Alice In Wonderland graced the Royal World Premiere in London’s Odeon Leicester Square Thursday to celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated movie.
Director Tim Burton and his wife Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the Red Queen in the movie, posed for the photographers. Tim Burton previously threatened to ditch the premiere after Odeon cinema chain refused to screen Alice In Wonderland in the local market. Odeon finally agreed to show the film last minute.
Alice in Wonderland opens in the US and UK on March 5, 2010. Don’t forget your 3D glasses!
If you missed last night’s BAFTA Awards, here are my favorite highlights:
HRH Prince William was greeted with the biggest cheers from the crowd at the Royal Opera House in London. A celebrity in his own right, he signed autographs and posed for fans at the red carpet. It was also a night to remember because Prince William was announced as Lord Attenborough’s successor to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)’s Presidency.
Although she was at the same venue, Kristen stayed away from Robert Pattinson that night. The papz couldn’t snap a photograph of the couple together. She did have something to smile about; the actress took home the Orange Rising Star Award—the only prize to be voted for by the public.
David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones bagged the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for his film Moon. In his emotional speech, he told the audience that it took him his whole life to realize that he wanted to be a filmmaker. “Wow, thank you so much. I didn’t actually realize how much this meant to me,” he said. “It’s taken me an awful long time to know what I wanted to do with my life. Finally, I think I’ve found what I love doing and I just want to thank everyone who helped me get there.”
War movie The Hurt Locker bagged the most awards that night—Best Film, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, and Best Original Screenplay. Photographed above are (L-R) Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Greg Shapiro and Nicholas Chartier.
Britain’s second in line to the throne touched down in Australia last Tuesday for a three-day visit. His activities include immersing in the country’s culture and listening to Australian music such as Susan Boyle and Kylie Minogue, reports Digital Spy.
This official visit stems from an invitation by the local Australian government to get to know the country better. The last time Prince William has been to Australia was during a tour with his late mother, Princess Diana, back when he was a toddler.
“Prince William is visiting Australia after traveling to New Zealand to officially open the new Supreme Court in Wellington,” said the Australian Prime Minister in an official statement. “During his visit, Prince William will focus on his core interests of supporting servicemen and women, helping young people fulfill their potential, and sustainable development in the light of climate change. The prince will also use the visit to learn more about local indigenous issues and visit the bushfire-ravaged countryside in Victoria.”
And how have the Australians reacted to his princely visit? According to this Telegraph article, the 27-year-old prince seems to be charming the pants off the locals.