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Historical Spotlight: St. Mary Magdalene’s Church

The final church to be featured in our historic churches spotlight is St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, which is the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. This is the church the royal family frequents when they stay at Sandringham Estate. The church building dates back to the 16th century. It has been restored two […] Read more…

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Historical Spotlight: St. Andrew’s Bradfield

The third church to be spotlighted in our historical churches series is St. Andrew’s Bradfield, a local parish in Berkshire, where the Middleton family grew up. Both Kate and Pippa were christened at this church in the 1980s. St. Andrew’s Bradfield opened its doors in the 1850s, serving as the local parish for the town […] Read more…

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Historical Spotlight: Crathie Kirk

Crathie Kirk is the next church to be spotlighted in our short series on royally-related churches. While there have been several centers of worship in the Scottish village of Crathie dating back to the 6th century, the ruins of which can still be seen in the area surrounding the current church, Queen Victoria laid the […] Read more…

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Historical Spotlight: Westminster Abbey

This spotlight article is the beginning of a four-part series featuring historical churches that have significance to Kate and the royal family. These churches are loaded with history and these articles will highlight their beauty and grandness. The first church to be spotlighted is Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate were married in 2011.   […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Etiquette

Last month’s etiquette article focused on tips to get you through holiday shopping and git giving with grace and poise. With the holidays in full swing now, here are some etiquette tips to help you navigate the festivities that await you in a way that is fitting of a duchess.   View image | gettyimages.com […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Holiday Gift Giving

Whether you are ready for them or not, the holidays are swiftly approaching. If you are anything like me, you jumped for joy when you walked into Starbucks and saw it transformed into a winter wonderland. Or you may be one of those people who refuses to celebrate the holidays before Thanksgiving. Whatever category you […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Shopping Etiquette

It is clear from the many pictures we see that one of Kate’s favorite ways to spend time is shopping. We often get glimpses of Kate and her mother ducking in and out of shops. These are some of my favorite appearances because we get to see Kate in a casual setting and yet she […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for a way to add a bit of everyday Kate-inspired glamour to your day, you may want to consider beginning a tradition of partaking in afternoon tea. Not only will it help you relax after a long day of work, it can become a fun, social activity. Invite a small group […] Read more…

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Charity Spotlight: The HER Foundation

As you all know by now, the royal-watching community is buzzing with the exciting news that came from the Clarence House last Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting Royal Baby Number 2! But with that exciting news came a bit of sad news as well. The Duchess is once again suffering from […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Work Etiquette

I have the privilege of beginning my first internship this fall and while I am excited, that excitement also comes with a bit of nerves. Entering my first “grown-up” work environment is intimidating and so I did what I always do to calm my nerves: I researched etiquette tips for work. I, like many of […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Royal Party Etiquette

Some people see the royal family as old, outdated, and stuffy. I believe that is a major misconception of today’s royal family. The royals know how to have fun and they definitely know how to throw a good party. What makes them distinct, however, is their ability to party with an air of sophistication and […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Manners for Children

During the recent Royal Tour, I stayed up many late nights waiting for live streams and Twitter pictures of the royal family at each event. While most royal watchers were anxious to see what Kate would be wearing, I, like many others on the WWKD team, could not wait to see the adorable Prince George, […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Dining Dos and Don’ts

Elegant state dinners come with the territory of being a member of the royal family, which is yet another aspect of being a duchess that Kate has taken to beautifully. At her most recent state dinner, at the Government House in Wellington while on tour in New Zealand, Kate stunned in a gorgeous Jenny Packham […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: The Importance of Etiquette

With all of the rules and regulations regarding etiquette that I have presented in the past few months, I wanted to pause and reflect on why I find etiquette important and how it allows me to demonstrate my inner duchess on a daily basis.  One of the main reasons I find myself so drawn to […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Weddings

If you are anything like me, you are either at the age or approaching the age in which it seems that every other day, a new friend on Facebook is getting engaged. Engagements mean weddings, which are both exciting and nerve-racking. What does Dressy Casual even mean? What is an acceptable gift to bring? Which […] Read more…

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Embracing Everyday Gracefulness

When I was the ripe old age of five years old, I started taking ballet classes. While I was never good enough to become a professional ballerina (even though I dreamed about it), I learned a lot in my ten years of pink tights, ballerina buns, and plies. As I grew older, I had to […] Read more…

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