Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte is following in Princess Diana’s footsteps

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, recently revealed that her daughter has something in common with her late grandmother.

Even though she will never have the chance to meet her maternal grandmother, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Princess Charlotte will be happy to have inherited one of the princess’ great passions: dance.

During her visit at the Princess Diana garden at Kensington Palace on Wednesday with Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate revealed that the 2-year-old is attending dance classes.

“She absolutely loves it,” she said while chatting to English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo about Diana’s passion for dancing.[via Hello!]

During the conversation, Prince William went into detail about Lady Di’s passion: “She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.”

William and Kate have revealed that they try to bring Diana’s memory into their children’s life.

In the documentary “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”, the Duke explained that he tells his children stories about his mother.

“So we’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff. And it’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that – that level of detail. So I – I do regularly put George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they – they know who she was and that she existed,” the Prince said.

Kate Middleton honors Princess Diana with special necklace

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, discretely pays tribute to the memory of her husband’s mother with her jewelry.

One of Kate’s favorite pieces of jewelry is a gift she received from her sister Pippa in 2013: a necklace featuring a gold-plated disc with the words “George Alexander Louis” etched into it.

The sentimental present also features a charm engraved with the letter ‘W’ for ‘William’ inscribed on it, and a small charm shaped like a boy.

The necklace, created by Merci Maman, is actually a small honoring the memory of Lady Di.

The brand wrote a message on their blog: “Upon the birth of Prince William in 1982, Prince Charles gave Diana the gift of a gold pendant (photographed below) engraved their new son’s name, which she always wore close to her heart.Princess-Diana-personalised-necklace In 2013, Pippa Middleton continued this family tradition by giving her sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, our Personalised Duchess Necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George.”

“The Duchess Necklace” and variations can now be personalized on the jeweler’s website.

Prince William confides about Princess Diana in candid interview

After the confidences made by his brother Harry, it is the turn of the Duke of Cambridge to open up about how he feels regarding the death of his mother, in a family photo shoot for GQ magazine.

Norman Jean Roy / Courtesy of British GQ

The Prince admits that it took him almost twenty years to finish his mourning, which was very difficult because at the time it was so brutal.

“I would like to have had her advice,” he said of his mother. “I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her.”

William was only 14 when his mother, Princess Diana, died on August 30, 1997, in Paris in a mysterious car accident that shocked the entire planet.

“I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better,” he said.

“It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her. It is a different situation for most people who lose someone they love, it can be hidden away or they can choose if they want to share their story.”

The Prince also talked about how he wants his children to have a “normal” life outside Buckingham Palace.

Norman Jean Roy / Courtesy of British GQ

“I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life.”

Catherine Walker, Princess Diana’s favorite designer died from breast cancer

The designer died on Thursday in a hospital near Sussex after she lost a hard battle with cancer. Walker was one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers. “Catherine Walker overcame young widowhood and fought cancer twice with enduring bravery.

“She built one of the most successful British couture brands and at the same time raised a loving family. Catherine Walker has dressed many of the world’s most beautiful women.”

Catherine Walker was born in France but develop her fashion career mainly in Britain as a leading couture designer. Walker was married to John Walker and had two daughters.

The designer’s work was awarded by receiving the Designer of the Year for Couture at the British Fashion Awards in 1990 and Designer of the Year for Glamour the following year.

British Royal Family loves Flickr

Over 600 images were posted online, among them are pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, with its eldest son, Prince of Wales, and his children, Princes William and Harry, announced Buckingham Palace, Queen’s official residence in London.

British royal services are using many new technologies adopted also by the queen, although she has the venerable age of 84 years. She uses e-mail, has an iPod and a cell phone.

The Royal website (http://www.royal.gov.uk/) received an update last year, when the queen sent her first message on Twitter. The Queen has also her own channel on YouTube website – the Royal Channel.

A dedicated page on Flickr (www.flickr.com/britishmonarchy) presents original images, and some of Princess Diana, the former wife of Prince Charles, who died in a car crash in Paris, 1997. Here are pictures of the Queen while she was a baby, dressed in military uniform, during World War II.

Prince William will propose to Kate Middleton in June?

According to TheDailyBeast.com, the prince will likely propose to his girlfriend this summer.

“A high-placed source in royal circles tells me that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries — June 3 and 4,” said Tina Brown, who runs

The Beast and has written a biography Princess Diana.

Rumors also say that a wedding would follow in November, the timing of which makes sense because:

“Philip will be 90 in June 2011, and the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee — 60 years on the throne — in February 2012. Their closeness to their grandson, especially
Philip, makes them eager, I am told, to see William settled in matrimony.”

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