Watch Kate Middleton Shake Off Prince William’s Hand on Her Shoulder
When the world is watching your every move, it means that it will inevitably catch the moment you shake off unwanted PDA from your royal husband. Especially if that moment is broadcast on a holiday TV special.
During BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas with Mary Berry, which aired last night in the United Kingdom, a brief clip showed Duchess Kate swinging her arm away from Prince William, who formerly had his hand rested on her shoulder.
People immediately took to Twitter to speculate over the seemingly awkward moment.
“That man did something to that girl…no doubt,” one user wrote.
Still, if social media has taught us anything, it’s that things are never what they seem on the Internet. Maybe it was a muscle spasm, or maybe William had unusually sweaty hands. Or maybe, just maybe there’s absolutely nothing wrong with not wanting to accept your partner’s PDA all the time.
Whatever the case, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were still clearly in good spirits during the show. The two competed with the illustrious chef and Nadiya Hussain, a former winner of The Great British Bake Off, to make the perfect roulade.
Berry asked the duchess, “Does William ever cook for you?”
Kate responded, “He sometimes does, actually. He’s very good at breakfast. University days, he used to cook all sorts of meals. I think that was when he was trying to impress me, Mary! Things like Bolognese sauce and things like that.”
The Deeper Meaning Behind Kate Middleton’s Adorned Royal Sash
Tonight, Kate Middleton attended the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. The annual event attracts 1,000 guests, from ambassadors to government officials. With a dress code of white tie, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a navy Alexander McQueen gown—and full royal regalia.
On her head was the Lover’s Knot tiara. The priceless piece is a favorite of the duchess, who last donned the diadem during the state banquet for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in June 2019. Made by Garrard in 1913, it contains diamond arches adorned with drop pearls.
The Lover’s Knot is often associated with Princess Diana, who was photographed wearing it on many occasions. As a result, it has arguably become the most famous tiara in the British royal family.
Middleton paired this rare artifact with dangling diamond earrings and a matching necklace.
Another noticeable part of her state dinner ensemble? An adorned sash.
On April 29—her eighth wedding anniversary—Queen Elizabeth appointed Middleton to the Royal Victorian Order. “Awards in the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by the Queen, for services to the Sovereign,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. It was a great honor, and one that affirmed the monarch’s respect for the duchess.
And here, she wore the Royal Victorian Order’s badge, a white enamel Maltese cross with a Tudor crown, for the second time. Pinned to her chest was the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, a yellow badge given to the female members of the British monarchy. She first debuted the sash and its accompaniments at the Trump dinner, where she walked through the halls of Buckingham Palace accompanied by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
Altogether, the sash symbolizes the Queen’s high regard for her granddaughter-in-law.
How Does Kate Middleton Stay in Shape?
The royal family is constantly under scrutiny, but there are a few royals who manage to always stay on the public and press’s good side. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is one such royal.
Duchess Kate has been beloved by the people since well before her marriage to Prince William in 2011. The public loves learning more about the Duchess of Cambridge, including her secrets to always looking poised and fabulous.
Keep reading to learn how Middleton always manages to stay in great shape, including what she eats in a day and how she prefers to work out.
While living in the royal family can certainly be stressful from time to time, that doesn’t mean that Middleton is always reaching for sweets to help her cope. In fact, Duchess Kate is known to stick to a very strict diet and mainly eats low-carb. She likes to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and generally steers clear of very starchy foods, much like Queen Elizabeth II.
If the duchess is trying to slim down, as she did after the births of each of her three children, she reportedly chooses a raw diet. A raw diet includes standards like vegetables, but also plenty of fresh and filling snacks like almonds, tabbouleh, and goji berries.
The Duchess of Cambridge certainly has access to the freshest produce, as a member of the royal family. Still, Duchess Kate doesn’t deny herself of treats around the holiday season and indulges along with the rest of the family when it is time to sit down to the big royal family holiday feast. She probably knows that cutting out all treats would make for a boring routine.
Kate Middleton Secretly Spent Two Days Working in a Major London Hospital’s Maternity Ward
Kate Middleton spent two days working on a a top-secret project—and now we finally know what she’s been up to.
According to People, the Duchess of Cambridge quietly got some work experience at a maternity ward in one of London’s major hospitals this week, where she reportedly shadowed midwives and other professionals to better educate herself about the early years of childhood development.
Sources also told Hello! magazine that the royal mom of three “divided her time on the unit, visiting the antenatal, postnatal, and labor wards.”
The work was subtly mentioned by Kensington Palace in the Court Circular on November 28, which reveals the activities the royals have completed each week:
“The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, today completed two days with Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit in London.”
No other details have been released, but it comes as no surprise that the duchess wanted to lend a helping hand at the hospital’s maternity ward since early childhood care is something Middleton has devoted a lot of her royal work to over the years. In May she organized a group to learn about child welfare so that she could be more aware of the challenges both parents and caregivers deal with every day. She also later thanked them for their work, support, and advice.
“Through our work, you have reaffirmed my belief of just how timely it is to focus on what happens in the early years of life, and how pivotal a stage of life this is for a child’s future,” Middleton said at the time.
“I hope my long-term commitment to working in the early years will help make a difference over a generational timescale,” she added. “Your thoughts and advice will continue to be hugely valuable as I shape my thinking for the years ahead.”
Then, in November, Middleton opened a new children’s hospice, as part of her Early Years project. She also spent time with the young patients who have life-threatening conditions.