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The Duchess of Cambridge's hair is getting all sorts of attention these days ... almost as much as that non-existent Kate Middleton baby bump!

So how does the duchess always look so magnificent?

With a lot of effort, according to a new report. Dating back to her April 2011 wedding, London's Richard Ward Hair and Metrospa has been busy!

  • Kate Middleton Hairstyle Photo
  • Kate Middleton Hair Photo

Even as an official member of the royal family, Kate still heads to that salon, where she's been a client for nearly a decade, multiple times a week.

Her shiny, volume-filled blowouts start at $75.

But there's no royal treatment. Kate "insists on visiting the salon rather than having them come to her" and tipping generously, a source says.

"Kate's a girlie girl," adds another source, noting that Kate prefers organic vegetable-based hair dye and of course, a sleek blowout to top it off.

Which takes awhile, but that's all good. "She loves her time there and has known everyone there for years so it's relaxing for her," an insider says.

To create her curls, her stylist waits until it's "80 percent wet and then uses a good blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle and a real-bristle brush."

That way, "the serum memorizes the form and holds the curl in place while you blow dry." Good to know. Follow the link for more Kate Middleton pictures and observe!

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are keen to start a family, but when you're royalty, these things require planning ... and generate major buzz.

Kate Middleton's womb status is the subject of more speculation than who will portray Christian and Ana in 50 Shades of Grey. Everyone's got a theory.

While last week's Kate Middleton baby bump "reveal" looks like it was a false alarm (stunning), a source now says her pregnancy is - gasp! - being talked about!

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"There's a window in place," a royal insider tells Us Weekly, adding that Kate and Prince William are hoping to conceive their first-born child anytime between the final leg of their royal tour in September 2012 and Summer 2013.

If that sounds rigid ... it is. But "they're so excited!" says the source.

This summer, the duo will be the de facto emcees for the 2012 Olympics held in London, and will be taking a royal Asia-Pacific tour in September ... but sounds like they will be having a LOT of fun after that!

Their ideal scenario, supposedly? A New Year Day's announcement, with the glowing Duchess just hitting the three-month mark in her pregnancy.

No pressure, Kate.

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Forget Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration.

The British royal family has an even bigger reason to start popping the champagne this month ... at least according to the venerable In Touch Weekly.

The celebrity gossip magazine "exclusively" reveals a photo of Kate Middleton in a rare, unguarded moment - with what looks like a cute baby bump!

Is Prince William's beautiful bride pregnant at last?

Kate Middleton Baby Bump?

“We thought at first it might be just the way her dress fell as she walked,” says a witness who saw Kate hurrying into a local jeweler in London May 31.

“But if you looked closely," the Middleton sleuth continues, "it was a definite baby bump. It was prominent enough to cast a shadow below.”

That thing cast a shadow? Really?

Kate’s appearance may hold even more clues, says the witness: “She certainly has a glow in her cheeks ... her face is more rounded - and so is her bottom.”

Like many pregnant women concerned with chemicals in hair dye, Kate Middleton is also letting her gray roots show - a major departure for the style icon.

All of this is true, though it's equally possible that the notoriously thin Kate has merely put on a few pounds and hasn't been to the hair salon in awhile.

The Palace has remained silent on the subject, but Prince William did tell Katie Couric recently that he is “very keen to have a family,” and soon.

Aww. Congratulations, you two ... maybe.

UPDATE, 2/3/13: Now that Kate actually is pregnant, for real, the bump watch is underway in earnest! Check out the first Kate Middleton baby bump pic!

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In a rare interview, Prince William gave ABC News the clearest sign yet that he and his wife Kate Middleton are planning to try for a baby soon.

In an interview to mark his grandmother’s diamond jubilee - 60 years on the throne - the future king said starting a family is a top priority.

Discussing his military plans, Prince William, who will himself turn 30 next month (Kate Middleton turned 30 this winter), told Katie Couric:

"More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. That’s the key thing really."

"But I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are very much looking forward to having a family in the future."

When asked whether there was anything he would like to announce, the prince said coyly: "You won’t get anything out of me. Tight lipped."

Fortunately, Couric didn't overtly ask about the recent pregnancy rumors.

William and brother his Prince Harry opened up during an interview at Clarence House in London for The Jubilee Queen, ABC's special series on her.

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Kate Middleton has officially stepped outside of her fashion comfort zone!

In London Friday, the Duchess of Cambridge worked the red carpet at the BOA Olympic Concert dress in a stunning emerald Jenny Packham pleated gown.

The design, which featured a low-cut neckline and a sheer, lace back, is accented with a crystal-adorned ribbon that cinched the royal's waist. Take a look:

  • Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Picture

The 30-year-old fashion icon paired the breathtaking dress with Jimmy Choo "Vamp" platform glitter sandals and a matching Jenny Packham bespoke clutch.

The more-revealing-than-normal number wasn't her only new look this week. Kate Middleton's dress earlier this week turned heads due to its slit up the leg.

Kate, who arrived hand-in-hand with her husband Prince William, wore her hair in an elaborate braided chignon that ensured the dress' sheer back was on display.

Another resounding style win, wouldn't you say? For many more of the fashionable royal's looks, follow the link for THG's gallery of Kate Middleton pics!

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Kate Middleton raised eyebrows this week when she wore a dress much more risque than her royal fan base is used to ... relatively speaking of course.

An Angelina Jolie Oscar pose leg thrust, it was not, but the Duchess showed some regal thigh when she stepped out with hubby Prince William in London.

Attending a private dinner at the Thirty Club, Kate Middleton dazzled in a cream colored Roland Mouret gown which exposed a daring amount of leg:

  • Kate Middleton, Roland Mouret Gown
  • Kate Middleton Shows Some Leg

The gorgeous dress, dubbed her raciest look since she came into the public eye, is still comparatively tame by most celebrity fashion standards.

The top was even more modest, featuring a high neck and long sleeves.

Her shoe selection - a pair of mile-high silver Jimmy Choo sandals that made her legs look endless - punctuated the look that had the whole UK buzzing.

With Kate's long, straight hair glowing and her dress hugging the curves of her slender frame ... William did well for himself. Let's just put it that way.

For many more of the fashionable royal's looks over the past few years, follow the link to peruse THG's gallery of Kate Middleton photos!

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The world's most famous newlyweds are no longer newlyweds.

It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed since Prince William and Kate Middleton became Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London's Westminster Abbey.

The royal wedding was a spectacle unlike any other, and not simply because William is royalty: It's a celebrity news story that isn't the slightest bit negative!

Nary a harsh word is ever said about the couple, who the whole world is rooting for to succeed (while speculating over Kate's future pregnancy) 24/7/365.

A year after they declared their love for each other in front of an estimated two billion (!) viewers, they're keeping their first wedding anniversary private.

The Duke and Duchess were to spend part of the weekend with friends in London, then return to their home in Anglesey, on the Welsh coast, by Sunday.

So here's to William and Kate! Click to enlarge some of our favorite photos of the royal no-longer-newlyweds on this, their one-year wedding anniversary:

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  • Will and Kate
  • Official Royal Wedding Portrait
  • Kate Middleton in Alice Temperley
  • The Royal Wedding Couple
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  • Kate and William at the Wedding
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  • William and Kate Marry
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  • Prince William and Kate Middleton Picture
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  • Prince William, Duchess Catherine
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are back together and back on the red carpet. The royal couple, who are set to celebrate their first wedding anniversary Sunday, stepped out Wednesday for the London premiere of the Disney Nature film, African Cats.

Nothing could rain on their parade ... not even rain:

  • Kate, William
  • William and Kate at Movie Premiere

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a tailored gray Matthew Williamson peplum dress with a jeweled turquoise hem to the event, which benefitted one of her husband's charitable causes, the Tusk Trust charity.

The film tells the story of a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs.

It's the first event for William and Kate since he returned from military service in the Falklands. She held her own, making several appearances solo in his absence.

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Time announced its 100 Most Influential people on the planet and a number of THG fan favorites earned places in the annual list. Which celebs were included?

Comedians Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert and Chelsea Handler, to name just a few, along with your run-of-the-mill world leaders and the like.

Other celebs recognized include Adele, Claire Danes, Viola Davis, Matt Lauer, Tilda Swinton, Rihanna, Tim Tebow as well as Pippa and Kate Middleton.

  • Adele at the Grammy Awards
  • Tim Tebow Photo
  • Dressy Kate Middleton

And as they do every year, the weekly magazine asks other famous faces to share a few kind words about those being honored, which is pretty cool.

For instance, Pink notes that Adele "renews hope that the world I live in has good taste, that we occasionally come back to what's simple ... simply amazing."

Stella McCartney says Rihanna is "one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most listened to, most impressive artists today, but she does it in her own stride."

Jeremy Lin, who also made the list, says of Tebow: "[Tim] is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and lives a life that consistently reflects his values."

Follow this link to peruse the whole Time influential list, which also includes President Obama, Hillary Clinton and even some rogues like Kim Jong Un.

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These young women are markedly different, but both are such dolls.

Like Kate Middleton before her, The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen, as embodied by Jennifer Lawrence, has just been immortalized as a Barbie doll.

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Barbie Katniss has more of a casual, rugged look - fitting, considering the maimed and bludgeoned tweens left in her wake as she fights for survival.

No point in getting blood stains on an Alexander McQueen dress, which Kate's likeness wears to perfection. Middleton wields a tiara, Katniss a bow and arrow!

Which Barbie would you rather own? Vote in our poll below!

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Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Kate Middleton
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