The royal baby's due date has come and gone, and excitement continues to grow over the little one's arrival. The royal family can hardly wait… Queen Elizabeth II even joked that she's hoping Kate Middleton has the child soon… so it doesn't mess with her vacation plans!
Kate Middleton, now five months pregnant, doesn't take the subway anymore, but she's prepared nonetheless, thanks to a "Baby on Board" button from the London Underground staff. According to Us Weekly, the Duchess of Cambridge accepted the pin in good humor and joked, “I’ll make sure to wear it at home."Daily Mail that the pins encourage gentlemen to offer up their seats to expectant mothers on the tube and "saves men the embarrassment of having to guess if a woman is pregnant.“
Queen Elizabeth II was taken to the hospital this weekend with symptoms of gastroenteritis, said Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton isn’t the only royal targeted by prank callers. Back in 1995, the Queen received a call from DJ Pierre Brassard pretending to be Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
Queen Elizabeth II took a private tour with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, to view Kate's stunning wedding gown, now on public display at Buckingham Palace.
The new bride chatted with her grandmother-in-law, the Queen, reports the Daily Mail, as they admired the Alexander McQueen dress which enthralled the world when Kate married Prince William in April.
But the appearance of the headless mannequin used to exhibit the gown prompted the Queen to describe it as "horrible" and "creepy." Kate countered with her own view and said it had a "3D effect."
First Lady Michelle Obama returned an embrace from Queen Elizabeth II during their meeting in London yesterday, causing the public to wonder -- is it okay to touch the queen?
"There's no such protocol saying you can't touch the queen," a Buckingham spokesperson reveals to "Extra," adding, "It was a mutual display of affection -- there's no offense. It's an informal event. There's certainly no breach of protocol."
"It looked like the Queen touched Michelle first -- and because she initiated that gesture of kindness Michelle went ahead and put her arm around the queen," etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore tells "Extra." Whitmore also dished on Michelle's much talked-about outfit. "I thought Mrs. Obama's outfit was quite appropriate -- it was conservative -- it wasn't her traditional sleeveless dress that we ordinarily see her wear."
Famed fashion designer Valentino agrees! He told "Extra" that he's a fan of the First Lady, saying, "I like her very, very much."
Anne Hathaway, who attended the premiere of "Valentino: The Last Emperor" with the fashion guru, chimed in, "I think she looks strong and sophisticated and refined. I think she's definitely showing what a smart, elegant woman looks like."
According to reports out of the U.K., Michelle not only didn't break any palace rules, she was a hit across the pond! Various London papers praised the First Lady's grace, power, and most of all -- her fashion choices!
President and Mrs. Obama were received at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. This marks the Obamas' first visit with the royal couple, and the eleventh U.S. president with whom the queen has met during her 57-year reign. (She never met with Johnson.)
It's the Obamas' British invasion! Michelle and Barack Obama are drawing comparisons to the Kennedys European tour in 1961. Mrs. Obama's every fashion choice is front and center, and each appearance sets a new trend!
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers tells "Extra," "I think she's inspired by some of the younger designers and what they're doing" She continues, "She really does pick what she likes."
The First Lady wore a sparkling cream cardigan and sea foam green pencil skirt (both from J.Crew) to meet with the Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown. The Los Angeles Times reports the cardigan is already sold out! The First Lady was also spotted wearing a custom ivory tweed Thakoon coat and Jimmy Choo's while making her way from the White House to Air Force One. Then the fashionista donned a black coat and chartreuse sheath from Inauguration ball gown designer Jason Wu for her UK arrival.
Mrs. Obama stayed true to Wu to meet Queen Elizabeth. Michelle wore a black Jason Wu coat, Isabel Toledo dress and black ALAIA cardigan.
"Extra" wants to know -- Which of the First Lady's looks do you like best?