Kate Middleton has a lot on her royal plate these days.
Not only is Kate at war with the Queen (if certain tabloids are to be believed), but she she recently relocated her family from bustling London to rural Norfolk.
Yes, the move from Kensington Palace to Anmer Hall attracted a good deal of criticism from royal-watchers, but Kate will soon return to her palatial apartments in London…so that she can turn them into one big royal nightclub!
Prince Harry turns 30 on September 15, and Kate is reportedly planning an epic blow-out befitting one of Britain’s hardest-partying bachelors.
Sources say Kate is collaborating with London nightclub owner Guy Pelly in order to transform Kensington Palace into a party hot spot for one night only.
Naturally, the guest list is being kept on the down-low, but insiders confirm Harry’s ex, Cressida Bonas will be in attendance (which of course has sparked rumors that they’re back together).
Following the party, Kate will set off on some royal duties and travel to Malta without Princes William and George.
According to the official report from Buckingham Palace, William will look after George all by himself while Kate is gone, but most believe he’ll receive help from staff, as well as from his mother-in-law, Carole Middleton.
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William and Kate are scheduled to travel to the University of Oxford on Monday 8 September, where they will open The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building.
The facility is a new building that forms part of St Hugh’s college, and is dedicated to students and researchers who are pursuing China-related studies.
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Prince William and Kate will open a new building at the University of Oxford
During their visit, William and Kate are expected to take part in a traditional Chinese ribbon cutting ceremony in the courtyard of the building. They will also meet staff and students of St Hugh’s college before being given a tour of the interior.
According to the university’s website, the new centre cost £21million to construct – £10million of which came from Hong Kong philanthropist Mr Dickson Poon CBE, after whom the building is named.
The complex will provide 63 en-suite student bedrooms, a 100-seat lecture theatre, dining area and a range of conference and seminar facilities. It will also contain a dedicated library with study carrels and a reading room, which will provide a permanent home for books from the Bodleian Library’s China Collection.
The news of William and Kate’s joint engagement comes shortly after the Duchess’ jam-packed itinerary around Malta was revealed last week.
Kate will travel to Malta at the end of September for her first overseas solo tour
Kate will be making her first overseas solo tour to the Mediterranean island on Saturday 20 September, where she will stay for two days. The mum of Prince George has been tasked with representing her grandmother-in-law The Queen to mark the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence.
Part of her visit includes meeting with prime minister Joseph Muscat, attending an official Independence Day reception at the beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens and conducting a walkabout around the old fortified city of Vittoriosa.
As a History of Art graduate from the University of St Andrews, where she met her husband William, Kate may particularly enjoy her visit to St John’s Co-Cathedral in the capital of Valletta, where she will view two paintings by Italian artist Caravaggio.
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The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, is now apparently eager to extend her brood and has even hinted at wanting more children in the future.
Yesterday a source close to the couple revealed: “Kate has been talking about having at least three children, which is why she is keen to be pregnant again.
“The Duke would probably be happy with two but Kate is very close to her brother and sister and there is a sense that as she is one of three, she would like to have three herself.”
In April the Sunday Express exclusively revealed that William was considering retraining as an air ambulance pilot.
Earlier this month, Kensington Palace confirmed that the 32-year-old Duke will join the East Anglian Air Ambulance next spring following five months of training.
He will be based at either Norwich or Cambridge Airport, which is virtually equidistant from their newly refurbished London apartment 1A at Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, the Georgian mansion on the Sandringham estate given to them by the Queen as a country bolthole.
- Prince Harry said to be relaxed about two ex-girlfriends attending birthday
- Kate thought to have invited Cressida Bonas, 25, and Chelsy Davy, 28
- Camilla Thurlow, 25, who was spotted kissing Harry last month, may also go
- Kate is organising party with Guy Pelly, owner of London club Tonteria
For party-going Prince Harry, his 30th birthday party was always going to be a night to remember.
And the Duchess of Cambridge is planning an event he will likely never forget by turning one room of Kensington Palace into a nightclub with the help of Guy Pelly – the owner of London hotspot Tonteria.
However the guest list may raise a few eyebrows, as Kate is believed to have invited two of Harry’s ex-girlfriends, Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy, to the celebration on September 15.
And once there they may well bump into Camilla Thurlow, who the Prince was spotted kissing last month, as she is also thought to have been invited.
Prince Harry is said to be relaxed about the thought of two of his ex-girlfriends being invited to his 30th birthday party on September 15 which is being organised by the Duchess of Cambridge and old friend Guy Pelly
Cressida Bonas, 25, who split from Prince Harry in April this year, and Chelsy Davy, 28, who dated the prince on-and-off between 2004 and 2010, are both said to be invited to his 30th birthday
Harry split from Cressida in April this year shortly after attending his first official engagement with her. At the time a friend said that the split was ‘amicable’ and that they would be keeping in touch.
Chelsy, a Zimbabwean landowner’s daughter, and Harry dated on-off for six years between 2004 and 2010 before she decided a Royal life was ‘not for me’, and the two parted ways.
Also believed to be on the guest list is Camilla Thurlow, 25, a former Miss Edinburgh who Harry was spotted ‘in a clinch’ with last month
Kate and Mr Pelly, 32, are said to be inviting a cocktail mixologist and sexy dancers along to the palace to complete their nightclub theme.
Mr Pelly has plenty of experince organising high-end parties. His current nightclub in Sloane Square features latex-clad dancers, £28,000 bottles of champagne, and a toy train suspended from the ceiling which delivers tequila shots to tables.
Prince Harry is said to be a regular visitor, getting in through a secret entrance from Sloane Square Hotel to void the press, and was once spotted at the club on three occasions in one week.
In fact it was at Tonteria, in July this year, that Harry was spotted ‘in a clinch’ with Miss Thurlow, 25, a former Miss Edinburgh who is also thought to be invited to his birthday party.
The pair apparently had ‘a few drinks’ and kissed in front of friends at the Mexican bar, though friends played down the relationship, saying it was just a case of two young people having fun.
The pair met through the Halo Trust, where Miss Thurlow works as a project officer in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The Trust is a mine clearance charity with which Diana, Princess of Wales, was heavily involved.
The charity, which conducts humanitarian landmine clearance and ordnance disposal operations, was made famous by Diana in 1997 when she visited a minefield in Angola.
The prince himself later become a patron of the charity, but left in March this year.
Mr Pelly’s other clubs also include Mahiki, another favourite of both Prince Harry and Prince William, Whisky Mist and the controversial Public.
Guy was originally William’s friend as they are the same age and met in 2001 when both were junior members of the Beaufort Hunt.
William and Kate will host Harry’s 30th birthday at Kensington Palace (pictured) on September 15
Guy Pelly, 32, who owns Sloane Square club Tonteria (pictured), is helping Kate to organise the ‘nightclub’ theme and is thought to be bringing sexy dancers and a cocktail mixologist to the palace
However Stowe-educated Pelly, whose sculptor mother Vanda is a member of the Tate Lyle sugar dynasty, soon became close to Harry.
While he was known for a time as a trouble-maker among the Royal household, he is now thought of as a third brother.
While the party he is organising for Harry was initially supposed to be a secret, it is thought Harry is now aware of the plans and very happy with who will be attending.
While the party will likely be lavish, Harry himself has said he does not want birthday gifts and has instead asked for donations to his Walking With The Wounded charity.
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Kate Middleton doesn’t care what Queen Elizabeth thinks, and she’s going to do as she damn well pleases. Queen Elizabeth may be very particular about wanting the royals to live at Kensington Palace, but Kate’s keeping the best interests of Prince George in mind. Plus, she’s sick and tired of every choice being dictated by Prince William and/or the royal family. Thus, Kate moving to Anmer Hall has become a certainty, not just a rumor at this point.
Let’s not forget about Kate’s first official solo royal trip – this one to Malta, coming up in September. The Duchess of Cambridge will be arriving on September 20 for a two-day stay. This excursion marks a true coming of age for Kate Middleton and shows the respect she has earned from Queen Elizabeth. Allowing Kate to represent the British Monarchy all by herself is a historic event and also indicates that she is not pregnant. If Kate Middleton was pregnant right now there is no way, with her record of terrible difficulty in pregnancy, that she would be allowed by her royal doctors to travel
Kate refuses to be a brood mare for the royals, pumping out child after child every other year. Why do you think the royal press office has refused to comment on Kate’s pregnancy [or lack thereof]? It’s because they WANT her to get pregnant with the spare, but the poor woman’s already tired from running after one child, never mind two. Not to mention her very difficult first pregnancy which featured severe morning sickness – so badly did Kate Middleton suffer that she had to be hospitalized!
Of course, if she followed the royal way of doing things, George would spend all of his time with his nanny. But like Princess Diana, Kate’s not one to conform to age-old ‘traditions’, which usually involve abandoning your existing children in order to spawn several more. Kate will not get pregnant every time the royals tell her to, especially since she doesn’t even want another child right now. In fact, sources tell us that she’s perfectly happy with George, and doesn’t even know if she wants another kid at all. This is the 21st century – why do the royals need a ‘spare’ anyway? The monarchy is all but defunct, and it exists more as a symbol now than an actual extension of the government. Let the poor woman live her life in peace, and if she refuses to get pregnant, let her stay that way. And if Kate Middleton wants to move to Anmer Hall for privacy, then let her have it.
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