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A royal etiquette expert has explained some of the more confusing royal style rules to news.com.au, and we can't even process how strange this is.

With a rake of high profile events in the Buckingham Palace calendar, The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex have the chance to wear the finest jewels in the world. 

Apparently, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are banned from wearing diamonds during the day, which we think sounds pretty unfair.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Both women possess some beautiful jewellery of their own, and from their late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales.

The pair are frequently given permission to wear select pieces from the royal collection, as well as their own. Basically, they own a shed-load of bling.

However, it turns out that the Duchesses are fairly restricted in what jewels they can wear at specific times during the day. Etiquette teacher Myka Meier has given us the lowdown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Other jewels are worn pre-6pm,” Meier told news.com.au, which explains why the duo are normally only seen sporting stones like pearls and topaz, or minimalist precious metal pieces during the day as well as their engagement rings.

The Duchesses are meant to avoid looking "flashy" before the evening time, for some reason. 

“Before 6pm, you’ll see metallics, gemstones, pearls, sapphires," explains Meier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"At night, you’ll see the diamonds come out, and that’s in order to not come across as flashy in your appearance.”

Considering their lifestyle is fairly different to our own, we don't think not wearing jewels while the sun is up will suggest that they're just like us.

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You can have your chance to stay in a property beside Prince William and Kate Middleton's country house in west Norfolk, and it's cheaper than a one-bedroom flat in London.

The Sandringham Estate listing have one catch; tenants must be cat-free and vetted, instead of a first-come first-served basis.

The house next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in West Norfolk is up for rent for just £700 per month, as Metro reports

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Sandringham Estate rents out an array of properties in the area, including 20 Cherry Tree. The cottaged terrace has two bedrooms across from Amner Hall.

The property has a huge amount of green garden space and parking, but its famous neighbours will most likely be the main draw.

The website points out that they prefer to rent their properties to people who "live and work locally," though they'll consider "those moving to the area."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The letting adds, "Properties are not let on a first-come, first-served basis, but rather on which prospective tenant is best suited to the property."

They have a very strict no cat policy, but dogs will be "considered". The area has only 29 houses and a population of roughly 63 people. 

Amner Hall was a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate from The Queen, with about £1.5 million spent upgrading the mansion before they moved in.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anmer has a small population but a wide variety of amenities including; a social club offering film nights, quiz evenings and barbeques, an active Bowls Club and a Women’s Institute and a 14th century church; St Mary the Virgin.

Most of the homes in the village were lived in by those employed at Amner Hall and the Royal estate.

If you're interested in applying for the property and having William and Kate nearby, you can do so via the Sandringham Estate website.  

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We're shaken, but not stirred, with the latest Bond 25 news.

Prince Charles has reportedly been invited to join Daniel Craig in the next superspy movie, according to The Sun.

The heir to the throne "discussed" a potential cameo in the next flick, while visiting the set of the film alongside 007 stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris. 

The publication claims that' “When Prince Charles visited the film set a few weeks ago, a cameo was discussed. Now he is considering it.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The source added;

“They loved the buzz around the Queen’s appearance alongside Daniel Craig and think Charles could top even that. He is the epitome of everything British, perfect for a cameo role and Bond fans worldwide would absolutely love it.”

Prince Charles has a strong connection to the British intelligence network. The Prince of Wales has been Royal Patron to the intelligence Services since 2011, which include M15. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Charles' mother Queen Elizabeth’s previous Bond cameo was at the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and received rave reviews so he'd have big shoes to fill.

A convincing body double of the Queen made a dramatic entrance to the London stadium by throwing herself out of a helicopter and parachuting down into the tournament.

Another insider also told The Sun that if Prince Charles turns down the opportunity, then “Harry and Wills could be in producers’ sights next"

The source continued;

“They loved the buzz around the Queen’s appearance alongside Daniel Craig and think Charles could top even that. He is the epitome of everything British, perfect for a cameo role and Bond fans worldwide would absolutely love it.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Kensington Palace recently revealed that the Duke of Cambridge has undertaken a three week internship with MI6, MI5 and GCHQ, which Prince William called “a truly humbling experience”. 

“Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience,” he said

He continued;

 “These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. They work in secret, often not even able to tell their family and friends about the work they do or the stresses they face. They are driven by an unrivalled patriotism and dedication to upholding the values of this country. We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bond 25 is due out in spring of 2020, though production issues have halted production numerous times.

Daniel Craig received an ankle injury on set which required him to have surgery, and director Danny Boyle left the film over creative issues. Cary Joji Fukunaga has replaced him in the director's chair.

Another source told The Sun, “Bond 25 producers are desperate to sign Prince Charles. It is no secret that the film has suffered a number of setbacks but landing a royal could be just what the movie needs.”

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Appearing in the coveted Vogue magazine is one of the most lucrative gigs in the media and fashion business, and it looks like Meghan Markle will be involved in the September issue.

The Duchess of Sussex will reportedly invite photographers into her Frogmore Cottage home for a photoshoot, but without Prince Harry and her newborn baby Archie.

According to the Sun, the new mum will be guest editing for the issue and will write about important topics which she holds dear to her. She will not appear on the cover, however.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The royal, philanthropist and global style icon will be joining British editor-in-chief Edward Enninful to create the most important issue of the entire year.

Enninful has been forward in his intentions to diversify the magazine, which is perhaps why Meghan arranged the collaboration directly with him rather than US Vogue boss Anna Wintour.

The British editor has been a long-standing fan of the Duchess. In an interview with The Evening Standard, he previously expressed his hope of her appearance in the magazine: 

"Meghan is an example of how far we've all come. I'd love for her to be on the cover of Vogue."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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An insider Vogue source told the Sun : "Meghan is going to write a piece on causes such as female empowerment and women’s education.

"Edward has been courting her since day one. Anna is massively miffed that she’s missed out. This is nothing to do with Archie, or family, or home life. It’s purely on women’s empowerment."

Meghan's editorial debut will also include an opinion piece and a list of female 'change-makers', who will pen personal essays within the iconic pages also.

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The former actress appeared on Vanity Fair's infamous cover after her relationship with now-husband Prince Harry became known.

The Duchess of Cambridge previously appeared on the cover of Vogue UK for it's 100th edition, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.

We'll have to wait and see if Meghan's collaboration will resemble Kate Middleton's in any way. The new mum was recently named one of Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women of 2019.

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James Middleton has confirmed his relationship with French financial expert Alizee Thevenet. The 32-year-old took to Instagram to share a loved up snap of him and his girlfriend with his followers.

The duo are sailing together in the romantic shot. James captioned the photo, “Sail away with me.”

The doting couple looked as happy as ever and James even sported a hat with her initial on it. How sweet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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James has been in a relationship with the 30-year-old French beauty for over a year.

Fans were delighted by the rare personal photo and couldn’t help but gush about James and his partner.

One said: “I hope this girl fully understands that she landed herself a hot man who sails and is a dog person and is willing to wear matching sweaters. I mean wtf.”

Another added: “I hope you guys are having the best time – looks absolute bliss.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Others couldn’t help but comment on the couple’s matching jumpers.

“Coral twining is winning,” one wrote.

“Your matching sweaters are so cute!” another said.

James made his Instagram account public in January, much to the public’s delight. They’ve certainly enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of Kate Middleton’s little brother.

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Kate Middleton's dapper brother James has made his Instagram public, and it's full of the cutest animal photos you can find.

The 31-year-old is allowing the public to see his social media, including images which date back to 2013 as well as his charity work with animals.

His dog Ela as recently becoming a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog, and his pride is palpable;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He captioned his latest snap, dated New Year's Eve;

“Proud of Ella for becoming a PAT dog this year. Animals can provide a sense of calm, comfort, or safety and divert attention away from a stressful situation and towards one that provides pleasure.”

He shared photos of at least eight other dogs, among his own pet family includes a gorgeous Golden Retriever, a black Labrador, and multiple Cocker Spaniels.

“The ever growing pack,” James captioned the snap, adding a paw print emoji for good measure.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Looking through his posts that offer an insight into his Scotland life, three main themes which emerge about the future Queen Consort's little brother are; animals, selfies and celebrity cameos.

Many candid family moments are also on display, such as those from charity events with Pippa and even some images of his ex-girlfriend Donna Air.

James also features chickens, birds and even a little white lamb on his unreal page. We wanna see the royal lifestyle we can never afford, TBH.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He also shows off his travel pictures, such as ski trip shots and throwbacks to his extravagant holidays, with Pippa included.

Last week, James visited St. Barths with his sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews, who recently welcomed their son Arthur Michael William.

We're hugely excited to see even more insight into the Middleton brother's lifestyle. This is some MAJOR good stalking content.

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Spencer Matthews and his close friend James apparently have a very tight bond, judging by this exclusive wedding photo of the pair.

New father Spencer welcomed baby Theodore last September, and has known Kate Middleton's brother, James, for a long time.

Today, reality star Spencer shared a new photo from the happy day, as he declares "I feel lucky every day to be married" to his wife Vogue Williams.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The adorable photo shows Spencer and his pal James looking especially dashing as they jump for joy on Vogue and her husband's special day of celebration.

He captioned the snap; "Thought I’d share this fun snap of James and I on my wedding day to the one and only Vogue Williams! What an amazing weekend that was…"

The pair were married on the Scottish grounds of the Matthews family estate last year, and have been inseparable ever since.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spencer proposed with this massive rock at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End last February, and their joy at starting a family is palpable.

The happy couple debuted their TV series Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too this week, which hilariously follows the pair as the navigate parenthood with their newborn son Theodore.

We want more photos like this Spencer, give us the goods.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to welcome their first child into the world in 2019, but it looks like the royal couple may be saying hello to their tiny tot sooner than we first thought.

On Christmas Day, Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry, and brother-in-law Prince William, as well as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge for the annual church service at Sandringham Church.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The former Suits star looked as chic as ever in a navy Victoria Beckham dress and we couldn’t help but notice just how big her bump has gotten.

Meghan greeted the public during the special festive event. One very special member, Karen Anvil, who captured that famous photo of the ‘Fab Four’ last Christmas, was luckily enough to chat to the Duchess of Sussex.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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During their chat, Meghan shared a very exciting pregnancy with Karen. The soon-to-be mum said, “We’re nearly there,” when Karen asked her if she was excited about the birth of her baby.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It was rumoured that Harry and Meghan would welcome their baby boy or girl in March or April, but now reports are speculating that Meghan will give birth in February.

Karen also shared that Meghan said: “There wasn’t long left to go.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duchess gushed about becoming a mum for the first time, admitting that she was incredibly excited.

We’re sure both her and Harry cannot wait for 2019 to roll around. It’s bound to be a life-changing year for the couple, who tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel in May this year.

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Meghan Markle was glowing at her solo royal engagement this morning. The mum-to-be charmed residents at the Royal Variety residential nursing and care home in Brinsworth House in Twickenham.

The Duchess wore a grey and white floral Brock Collection dress that showed off her growing bump perfectly.

She kept herself warm in a sleek grey winter coat by Canadian brand Soia & Kyo.

Duchess Meghan looked as beautiful as ever during her visit. She helped make Christmas decorations and enjoyed a merry carol service with the men and women of the Royal Variety nursing and care home.

One woman couldn’t help but ask Meghan how she was finding pregnancy and her response was so sweet.

The royals tend to avoid personal questions, but Meghan happily told the residents that she was doing “very good.”

She also joked about her blooming bump and said, “I’m looking very pregnant today.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The nursing home helps men and women who have worked in the entertainment industry and are in need of help and assistance due to old age, poor health or hard times.

There’s no doubt the former actress charmed the residents during her visit this morning. One of the residents told the Duchess that everyone at the home is friends to which she replied, “I hope I can join the club.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duchess of Sussex has certainly been winning over the public during her solo royal engagements. We’re sure it can be quite daunting without Harry by her side, especially as he is a professional at this stage, but Meghan is certainly proving she was made for this role.

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While rumours have been circling about a royal feud, nothing has been confirmed just yet.

Many tabloids have been spinning stories, saying that Harry and Meghan don’t get along with William and Kate.

But recent holiday revelations seems to be at odds with the alleged drama.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A royal source told The Sun that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex turned down Prince William and Kate’s offer to host them this Christmas.

However, Kensington Palace has spoken out in response, saying that this claim is untrue.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the palace said Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan will be spending the holiday together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But while it was confirmed that the fab four would spend the day together, the palace could not say whether they would continue the celebrations side-by-side or go there separate ways afterwards.

The happy couples spent last year’s Christmas together during which they reportedly had a fantastic time.

There is no doubt that the Queen is overjoyed to spend the holiday with her beloved grandsons and granddaughters-in-law.

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Last month, Kate Middleton shut down the gossip when she gushed about Meghan and Harry’s baby.

It seems she is happier than ever for her sister-in-law and can’t wait to meet the family’s newest arrival.

“It’s such a special time to have little kiddies and a cousin for George, Charlotte and Louis,” Kate said.

“It’s really special.”

Kensington Palace wanted to make sure that the public were not misinformed and was eager to confirm the two couples were spending the holidays together.

So we will just have to wait and see how it all unfolds at Sandringham but for now, it appears there is no bad blood between the four.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have brightened up our Friday morning by releasing a new photo of their darling family.

Kensington Palace posted the adorable photo on behalf of the parents this morning.

They tweeted: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family."

The photo features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.

The family-of-five look as happy as ever in the wholesome snap which was taken by Matt Portenous at Anmer Hall.

We simply cannot cope with just how cute Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis look.

The family-of-five have had quite the magical year since Prince Louis was born in April.

Christmas at the Cambridge household is bound to be extra special this year.

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Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday tomorrow and Buckingham Palace has released the most beautiful photo in honour of his momentous day.

The future king posed with his dearest family in the new snap and our hearts just can’t handle how happy they all look.

Charles is sat beside wife Camilla Parker Bowles for the portrait. A cheeky Princess Charlotte is sat next to Camilla and Prince George is sat on his grandfather’s lap.

Just look at Charlotte’s cheeky grin, you can tell the princess is full of mischief.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smile brightly and Kate holds their youngest child Prince Louis in her arms.

Harry and Meghan also joined their family for the occasion and the newlyweds are glowing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A second snap of the family shows off their goofier side as they laugh at the camera. The candid moment is a breath of fresh air. It really is so sweet to see the royals acting natural and having fun as a family.

Prince William recently admitted that he would love for his dad to spend more time with his three children- Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis- so there’s no doubt the dad was thrilled when the family got together to take Charles’ special portrait.

There’s no doubt Charles will celebrate his birthday in the most lavish way with his family. He’ll certainly have a party fit for a king.

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