Royal News Roundup: Kate Middleton's New Portrait, Nicki Minaj's Princess Diana Tribute & More

Plus, King Charles shares a personal message

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Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the week leading up to May 29, 2024.

  • Tatler magazine unveiled a portrait of Kate Middleton, painted by British-Zambian artist Hannah Uzor. It shows the Princess of Wales wearing an elegant white floor-length gown with an extravagant cape, a blue sash and a tiara.
  • A change was made to the British royal family’s engagement schedule. Shortly after U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak revealed the date of the general election, Buckingham Palace announced that the royal family would postpone some of their engagements to avoid diverting attention or distracting from the election campaign.
  • Queen Camilla donned an eye-catching, blue-green peacock feather print dress for the third time this month—most recently at the Chelsea Flower Show.
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  • Nicki Minaj paid tribute to the late Princess Diana by leading a special moment of silence during her concert in Birmingham, U.K. She called the royal a "dear friend of mine."
  • Prince William, who served in the Royal Air Force, opened up about his son Prince George's shared passion at a Buckingham Palace garden party. He said they have a “potential pilot in the making.”
  • Princess Di's brother, Charles Spencer, celebrated his 60th birthday and received a touching gift from a close friend: a beautifully crafted canoe. He wrote, "I cried on seeing it. It’s almost too exquisite to paddle."
  • Prince William hosted the Sovereign’s Garden Party and turned heads in a morning suit and dapper top hat.
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  • Princess Diana’s twin nieces also showed off their fashion skills while attending the annual Chelsea Flower Show. Both opted for chic blue midi dresses by the Canadian-British designer Edeline Lee.
  • On Instagram, King Charles shared a heartfelt post and offered his condolences to those affected by a fatal landslide in Papua New Guinea's Enga region. He added a personal touch by signing the letter "Charles R."
  • Prince William and his son, Prince George, wore matching blue ensembles at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
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  • British TV presenter Natalie Pinkham shared a pic of Princess Beatrice embracing her cousin, Zara Tindall, during their visit to Monaco.
  • A photo of Prince William and Princess Catherine surfaced from their stay at the Duffryn Mawr, a Bed & Breakfast spot in Wales. The couple were all smiles as they posed with staff members.

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