Pippa Middleton‘s body has become iconic–for better or worse–and it’s no secret that she works hard to get it. The Duchess’ sister revealed months ago that she turned to pilates, in addition to her regular gym training, to get into shape for the royal wedding last spring, but now her instructor has signed a deal to get the plan that made her fit as a Princess out to the masses. Margot Campbell, whose Pilates on the Go website is filled with Pippa’s adulations, signed a deal with lifestyle publisher Hodder to publish a pilates, aerobics, and diet program for the masses. More
Topic: royal wedding
From the minute they both walked down the aisle, Kate Middleton and her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, have received more than their share of public attention for their beauty and style, rivaling that of the late Princess Diana. Harmless royal icons? Maybe. But when their thin figures become inspiration—or “thinspiration“—on websites that promote anorexia and bulimia, idolizing these women becomes alarming. More
The past few days have been headline-news dense, and admittedly, it’s been hard to keep up with it all. The Royal Wedding was a massive international event on Friday, then the Presidents Correspondents Dinner, then suddenly Osama Bin Laden was dead, and finally, the Canadian federal election. With all that, some smaller news stories got lost in the jumble. However, one major newsworthy event has occurred, and no one seems to know about it. A massive oil spill. More
There’s been some debate about whether the Royal Wedding is important here at Blisstree. Some of you have been happy to tune into some delightfully non-depressing news for once, and some of you don’t want to waste another second talking about the British Royals. To each their own. But even if you’re a total Scrooge when it comes to the vows of Will and Kate, we dare you to rain on this Verger at Westminster Abbey: More
The Windsors have tied the knot (see what I did there?) and, as if it were a red carpet event rather than a family wedding, pundits, commentators, and royal experts are all commenting on Kate Middleton’s (or as she will henceforth be known, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge) wedding dress. Was it too lacy? Not lacy enough? Do we approve of the train? The collar? That tiara looks rusty. I liked the bodice. Was than an mother-of-pearl or a cream-colored dress? It’s enough to do your head in. Sure, the way a woman looks on her wedding day is important, and everyone’s a critic, so is it possible the pressure of her internationally scrutinized wedding made Kate Middleton drop a few pounds (or 20)? Kate was always a slim woman to begin with, but this morning, she looked positively minuscule. More
The royal wedding caused thousands of Americans to wake up way too early and, therefore, drink way too much coffee this morning. Aside from that, the marriage of two boring, average-looking people really doesn’t have much bearing on our health — mental or physical. (Unless you’re scarfing some kind of royal wedding memorabilia chocolates, in which case: Please find a more worthy indulgence!) We’ll leave fodder about Kate’s dress and diet to other blogs, but something that did interest me was the Lord Bishop of London’s address. (How I was conscious enough to absorb anything beyond McQueen is a mystery, even to me.) The ceremony was traditional (obviously), and religious (again: obviously), but the speech seemed to me a rather modern take on what it means to be wed. The Dr. Richard Chartres didn’t just recipe prayers or stale passages meant to honor the royals; he acknowledged that, for most of us, marriage has started to replace God More
Now that our bids for future Queen of England are officially over, we can start focusing on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eventual marriage — where they’ll live, for example. Back in 2006, there was a rumor that Prince Charles was busy building an eco-palace for the pair, on the grounds of the Duchy of Cornwall’s Harewood Park Estate.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally getting hitched, according to announcements today by the British royal family. Their wedding, which is expected to happen in spring or summer 2011, will be the biggest royal wedding since Charles and Diana’s fairy-tale ceremony in 1981, and is expected to be one of the most widely-watched television events in years. According to officials at Clarence House, the couple, both 28, got engaged last month while on a trip to Kenya, when Prince William gave Middleton his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
The royal engagement has sparked a wildfire of media reports, and has us contemplating the past and future of their relationship.
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Not sure why one would presume that just because Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall bought GBP800,000 mansion that they’re getting married. It’s the 21st century for goodness’ sake….who knows, they might just be carrying on just living in without the … More