Prince William and Kate Middleton are proof that royals can get a little goofy, too, even if it’s not necessarily intentional.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Commonwealth Games at the SSE Hydro stadium in Glasgow early Monday afternoon and at one point were caught in what may be one of their greatest photos to-date. While carefully paying attention to the athletic competition happening right in front of their eyes, both Wills and Kate witnessed something (we wish we knew what!) that made them each give Zoolander‘s famous Blue Steel face at the same exact time.
And we’re obsessed.
While William focused more on furrowing his brow and pursing his lips, Kate gave the Steel expression a softer approach by relaxing her eyes. Of course, they didn’t realize what they were doing, but that’s what makes this that much more amazing.
In fact, the duo were caught making a bunch of funny facial expressions throughout the games.
At one point, something stunned the royals so much that William looked like he was in physical pain, while Kate almost couldn’t bear to look, covering her mouth with her hand. In less intense moments, Prince William was spotted jokingly pulling on his lady’s badge as she flashed her pearly whites for the shutterbugs.
Prince Harry also joined the twosome for the gymnastics portion of the games earlier today. Gymnastics is just one of several sports that Kate, William and Harry are slated to attend during the almost weeklong games, which includes badminton, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, squash, shooting, swimming, weightlifting, table tennis and boxing.
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“On a morning in early July Kate woke up feeling unusually sick,” according to the Aug. 4 print edition of GLOBE magazine. “At first she thought that it was going to turn into the same type of morning sickness that she had in the early pregnancy stages with George but it came obvious pretty quickly that this was worse. The Royals summoned Kate’s doctor and were told that she was suffering a miscarriage.”
Though there is no confirmation to these rumours. Middleton and Prince William have been enveloped with second child rumours for months now. A serious speculation and delving has gone into the fact as to how Middleton reacting and posing in public, which has all been connected to her pregnancy.
Middleton and Prince William, who recently celebrated Prince George’s first birthday, are yet to say anything about the pregnancy and miscarriage reports.
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Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince George are long overdue for some royal RR!
Their schedules are clear for the month of August, and according to Vanity Fair‘s Royal Watch, they’ll be vacationing in the U.K.!
Why, you wonder, aren’t Wills and Kate hitting up the Seychelles or returning to their beloved private island of Mustique? According to V.F. sources, the royal couple will be taking Georgie to Scotland to see Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at their Highland home, and they’ll also pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Balmoral Castle.
Of course, Kate, William and Georgie won’t spend the enitre month visiting with parents and grandparents! Royal Watch reports that they’ll make their way to the queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, for the remainder of their time off. That’s where, you surely recall, the Cambridge family’s country home, Anmer Hall, has been undergoing serious renovations for well over a year!
According to Vanity Fair, Kate has been extremely hands-on with renovations to the 10-bedroom estate, and both she and William “cannot wait to move in and they want to make sure the last stages of the refurb go to plan.”
At least we know there will be plenty of room for Georgie to walk—and soon run!
GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along a few of his relatives.
Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, watched gymnastics and boxing with William’s younger brother Prince Harry. And Prince Edward, who is William and Harry’s uncle and son of Queen Elizabeth II, brought his family to the table tennis competition.
“It’s a game that you need to sit close to in order to appreciate the speed and the skill,” Edward said as he watched Nigeria beat India 3-1 in a team bronze medal match.
He said he doesn’t own a table at home, but that could change.
“That was one of (the) reasons why I got my children here, as an opportunity to introduce them to a couple of sports that they might not otherwise have known. So perhaps in the future,” Edward said.
The queen officially opened the games last week and visited some events and athletes the following day.
Here are some other highlights Monday:
DAVID TAKES GOLD: World squash champion Nicol David of Malaysia, the gold medallist from New Delhi in 2010, successfully defended her women’s singles title with a 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 win over Laura Massaro of England in just 44 minutes. There was a brief stoppage in play in the third game when Massaro was hit in the face by David’s racket during a rally. Nick Matthew won the men’s singles gold when he beat fellow Englishman James Willstrop 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5.
INDIA RULES: India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai took the 50-meter pistol event. Rai, ranked fourth in the world, broke the games record in the event. He finished ahead of countryman Gurpal Singh, with Daniel Repacholi of Australia earning the bronze. “The more calm I was, the better it would be for me, and in the end there was no tension or pressure at all,” Rai said.
16-YEAR GAP: New Zealand shooter Sally Johnston won the women’s 50-meter rifle prone final, claiming her second Commonwealth Games medal after winning bronze in the same discipline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1998. The podium had three previous medallists in the event: silver winner Esmari van Reenen of South Africa and bronze medallist Jen McIntosh of Scotland claimed silver at Manchester 2002 and gold at Delhi 2010 respectively, both in the 50-meter rifle prone. The record number of years between Commonwealth Games medals is 20, set by Percy Watson of Northern Ireland, who won gold in the lawn bowls men’s pairs in 1954 after claiming silver in the men’s fours in 1934.
BAD BULLETS? English grandfather Michael Gault missed out on a chance to win the most number of Commonwealth Games medals in history when he failed to qualify for the final of the 50-meter air pistol on Monday. The 60-year-old Gault, who is competing at his sixth games, had drawn level with fellow shooter Phillip Adams of Australia on the all-time list when he won his 18th medal on Saturday, taking bronze in the 10-meter discipline. “I wanted to give it a little bash and try to get the all-time record,” he said Monday after finishing 13th. “But unfortunately the bullets I used wouldn’t go into the middle of the target.” Gault will retire from competitive shooting after these games.
LOOKING AHEAD: On Tuesday, the swimming events conclude with the 1,500 metres and medley relays; on the track, the men’s 110-meter hurdles and decathlon and women’s 400- and 1,500-meter finals are held; and mountain biking makes its only appearance with golds to be contested in men’s and women’s cross-country races. The opening day of wrestling will feature 45-year-old Scottish twins Donna and Fiona Robertson, who are former games bronze medallists in judo — Donna won at Auckland, New Zealand in 1990; Fiona at Manchester.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the Commonwealth Games at the SSE Hydro stadium in Glasgow early Monday afternoon.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dressed down for the annual event and were joined by Prince Harry for the gymnastics portion of the games.
The 32-year-old brunette beauty sat in the middle of the royal brothers as they all watched the men’s and women’s team finals competition from the family section of the arena.
Gymnastics is just one of several sports that Kate, William and Harry are slated to attend during the almost weeklong games.
Prince George‘s mother looked sleek in a pair of skinny jeans with a matching navy blazer and wedges.
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Her hair was perfectly coiffed in her signature blowout style and she opted to wear minimal makeup to the daytime appearance.
Meanwhile, William and Harry both looked equally dapper in white oxford shirts, jeans and loafers.
The three made a somewhat low-key arrival at Hydro, but once cameras showed them all sitting together on the stadium’s big screen, audience members broke out into cheers and applause.
Today’s Commonwealth Games schedule includes badminton, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, squash, shooting, swimming, weightlifting, table tennis and boxing.
Let the games begin!