• The Duchess of Cambridge's £450 paisley-print dress is now available to buy
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    Danielle Fowler

    The Duchess of Cambridge's £450 paisley-print dress is now available to buy

    The Ridley London frock is now available to pre-order.

  • You can now preorder the Duchess of Cambridge's 2019 Wimbledon dress - plus cheaper alternatives
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    You can now preorder the Duchess of Cambridge's 2019 Wimbledon dress - plus cheaper alternatives

    Royal fans can now get their hands on the vintage-inspired frock

  • Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring 'dupe' available from Marks and Spencer for £19.50
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    Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring 'dupe' available from Marks and Spencer for £19.50

    The real one is estimated to be worth £300,000...

  • Duchess Kate 'takes George and Charlotte to favourite London private members club'
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    Duchess Kate 'takes George and Charlotte to favourite London private members club'

    The Cambridge children are currently enjoying the school holidays.

  • What the royals got in their A-level results - including Prince Harry and Kate Middleton
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    What the royals got in their A-level results - including Prince Harry and Kate Middleton

    See which member of the Royal Family is top of the class.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge's best hairstyles: from elegant updos to *that* flawless blow-dry
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    The Duchess of Cambridge's best hairstyles: from elegant updos to *that* flawless blow-dry

    Since the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William, and subsequently joined the Royal Family, eight years ago, she’s learnt to master the art of dressing appropriately for every occasion. The handiwork of her hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, Kate’s hairdos tend to be big news.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge's sailing-ready striped top is on sale for £81
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    The Duchess of Cambridge's sailing-ready striped top is on sale for £81

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will go head-to-head in the King's Cup.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge's £46 Sebago boat shoes are still in stock
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    Jessica Morgan

    The Duchess of Cambridge's £46 Sebago boat shoes are still in stock

    It's the shoe Kate never travels without

  • Kate and William team up with celebrities to go head-to-head in sailing regatta
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    Danielle Stacey

    Kate and William team up with celebrities to go head-to-head in sailing regatta

    The couple are notoriously competitive.

  • Inside Kate and William’s £27,000-a-week holiday villa on the island of Mustique
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    Inside Kate and William’s £27,000-a-week holiday villa on the island of Mustique

    The private Caribbean island is a favourite holiday destination for the Cambridges.

  • The best headbands to channel your inner Duchess of Cambridge
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    Jessica Morgan

    The best headbands to channel your inner Duchess of Cambridge

    Take your style cue from one of fashion's most stylish royals.

  • Meghan Markle isn't the first royal guest editor
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    Danielle Stacey

    Meghan Markle isn't the first royal guest editor

    One critic said: “Royals don’t guest edit magazines, celebrities guest edit magazines.”

  • The Duchess of Cambridge's favourite £8 Accessorize earrings are back in stock
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    Jessica Morgan

    The Duchess of Cambridge's favourite £8 Accessorize earrings are back in stock

    The highly coveted pearl drop earrings are back...but you'll have to be quick

  • Thigh Splits, Polka Dots, Basket Bags… Behold Kate's Royal Style Reinvention
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    Thigh Splits, Polka Dots, Basket Bags… Behold Kate's Royal Style Reinvention

    Ticking off top trends like it's no one's business.

  • Prince George birthday photos: Analysing the Duchess of Cambridge's photography
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    Prince George birthday photos: Analysing the Duchess of Cambridge's photography

    The Duchess of Cambridge's love of the arts is well documented. She studied art history at the University of St Andrews and after marriage became patron of two of London’s most prominent artistic institutions.In recent years, the Duchess has also become a photography enthusiast, sharing personal photographs of her children on special occasions, from birthdays to first days of school.Today marks Prince George's sixth birthday and as has become Cambridge tradition, Kensington Palace released official portraits of the royal taken by his mother. The three undated pictures were revealed to have been taken on holiday in an iundisclosed location.As with many of Kate's portraits of her children, the photographs were taken outdoors and the young royal was all smiles as he posed for his mother.Earlier in May, Kensington Palace also shared a set of pictures the Duchess had taken of her daughter Princess Charlotte to celebrate her fourth birthday.The photos, which depict Charlotte playing in the grounds of Kensington Palace, followed portraits Kate had taken days prior for Prince Louis’ first birthday at her Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. John Suler, a professor of psychology at Rider University and the author of Perception and Imaging: Photography as a Way of Seeing, says there's probably a reason Kate often photographs her children outdoors. Previously, she has shot her sons and daughters in locations including the grounds of her home, the steps of Kensington Palace’s courtyard and outside Prince Louis’ school.“[Most of the] photos are not 'environmental portraits' in which we see the surroundings of the children, which could easily remind us of their royal upbringing,” he said.Suler says this approach does what some previous royal portraits have arguably been unable to do - make the Cambridges seem like an ordinary family. “Instead, these could be anyone's children, which encourages viewers to relate to the pictures.”Kate’s skill with her camera has been noted in the past, with photographer Glenn Gratton telling the Daily Mail that she was “clearly using Photoshop” to improve her pictures and “feeling more confident with her camera”.In 2018, the V&A’s senior curator Martin Barnes said the Duchess was “really knowledgeable” and understood the “technology behind the photos” following her appearance at the museum to open a new photography centre.Kate serves as royal patron to the Victoria and Albert Museum and was seen exploring the photography centre's debut exhibit last October, where she pored over vintage portraits and cameras. Family photographer Andrea Whelan also assessed Kate's technical skill with a camera, delving into how her work has improved over the years and what she could also potentially stand to work on.Whelan said one of the earliest photographs Kate shared with the public was her "favourite shot", namely the above portrait of Prince George before his first day of school in 2014. She explained that it had "no distractions" and noted his "cheeky face", praising the choice to shoot him in his uniform.She said, "Sometimes the clothes make or break a portrait."Whelan also deconstructed Kate's technical skill in Princess Charlotte's 2015 birthday portrait above, saying, "Great composition here. [She made] use of the wider depth of field to help us focus on Charlotte and blur the teddy."While she noted that Prince George's first day of school portrait in 2016 was "quite striking", Whelan noted that the way Prince George fit into the frame actually might not have been the best choice for a happy occasion.She said, "The central composition is quite striking and creates tension, which is congruent to the image as it's his first day at school."While George's central composition and busy background may not have been a winner for Whelan, Middleton's portrait of Princess Charlotte the following year proved the Duchess had improved.She said, "Lovely use of light and neutral background, [which] helps the subject Charlotte 'pop'."Kate moved into more advanced territory in 2018 with Prince Louis' official birth portrait, as Whelan explained that Kate had managed to create "catchlights" in his eyes. Catchlights occur when a photographer is able to capture the reflection of a light source on a subject's eyes, which can help brighten a portrait.She said, "Perfect catchlights in [Prince Louis'] eyes here, really brings the image to life."While Kate has in the past shot many posed pictures of her children, she went outside of her comfort zone for Prince Louis' first birthday portrait taken on the grounds of their home Anmer Hall. Whelan said, "Lovely action shot of the little prince here, great expression and depth of field."And finally, she praised one of Kate's most recent pictures of Princess Charlotte this year, saying of the above, "A fine natural shot of the princess. Fab expression which shows a lot of personality and character."In a pamphlet for the National Portrait Gallery's Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography exhibit the Duchess expanded on her interest in photography. Victorian photography and “photographs of children in particular” were the basis of Kate's undergraduate thesis - knowledge she seems to have factored into her own work.She also called herself an "enthusiastic amateur photographer".Suler notes, “Rather than relying on professionals, people are doing their own photography, and sometimes become quite skilled at it, as in the case of these photos.”“One advantage of this is how parents, rather than a 'stranger,' decide what moments and photographic styles best capture the personality of their children,” he finished.

  • Royals release new photos of Prince George to celebrate his 6th birthday
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    Danielle Stacey

    Royals release new photos of Prince George to celebrate his 6th birthday

    Kate Middleton photographed her oldest son, who is third in line to the throne.

  • Prince George shows sporty side as he marks sixth birthday in England football shirt
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    Danielle Stacey

    Prince George shows sporty side as he marks sixth birthday in England football shirt

    Kate and William's eldest child proudly wears Three Lions on his shirt, in new photos to mark his sixth birthday.

  • The reason why Kate and Meghan's relationship has strengthened
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    Danielle Stacey

    The reason why Kate and Meghan's relationship has strengthened

    'They have more in common now.'