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Kate Middleton is not expecting. Sorry. Let the pregnancy rumors continue.

She is a charitable young woman, however as evidenced by a just-released list of groups she plans on throwing her support - financial and otherwise - behind.

The royal newlywed has spent months familiarizing herself with worthy charitable causes she will devote her life in the public eye to. The four organizations:

Kate Middleton, Long Hair

Kate Middleton has accepted the honorary positions of...

  1. Patron of Action on Addiction
  2. Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices
  3. Royal Patron of The Art Room
  4. Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London

The latter two patronages are hardly surprising, considering she was an art history student at St. Andrew's University, where she first met Prince William.

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Despite reports that Prince William and Kate Middleton's New Year's plans involved spending time at his father's sprawling Scotland, estate, they chose a more low-key locale.

A tent pitched in the back garden of the Middleton family's yard!

According to the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday, Pippa Middleton, who along with her parents is in the party-planning business, played host to the (relatively) small soiree.

  • Duchess Catherine
  • Pip Off to Work

The Middleton girls know how to dress - and party!

The stylish sister has expensive taste: The tent alone cost nearly $5,000 (or 3,000 in British pounds) to set up behind their home in Berkshire, England.

Described by an onlooker as a "canvas palace," the tent enclosed a dance floor and seating for more than 100 party-goers ready to ring in 2012.

"[Kate Middleton] looked full of the joys of the season," a party-goer said of 2011's royal bride, 29, who laughed and joked with her husband, also 29.

The celebration in her hometown with Pippa, 27, comes nearly a week after the Duchess' first Christmas as a royal in Sandringham, Norfolk.

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The UK's (and THG's) favoritest couple Prince William and Kate Middleton will be surrounded by loved ones when they ring in their first year as newlyweds.

According to reports, William and Kate, both 29, will travel to Aberdeen, Scotland, and will stay at Birkhall, a 53,000-acre estate belonging to William's dad.

"They will stay for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day," a source reveals. "Prince Charles and Camilla will be flying there, too." But that's not all ...

A Prince William and Kate Middleton Pic

William and Kate's whirlwind holiday plans continue ...

Unlike her first Christmas at the Palace, Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, are "expected at Birkhall for the festivities," the source believes, which is nice.

"They are staying at Teapot Cottage or another cottage on the estate, not Birkhall itself," says the insider, although the Middletons will be welcomed by the family.

No word yet on the NYE plans of Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, but we hope it involves them being together. Someone really needs to start a petition for that.

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As she strolled to and from church services Sunday, Kate Middleton's Christmas fashion turned heads as expected - but not just for her magenta hat and coat.

Adding some holiday sparkle to her already fashionable display was a pair of stunning earrings just visible underneath the Duchess' (Jane Corbett designed) hat.

They are from Kiki McDonough, and were bought from the designer's store in London, England. Retail price: $3,000. A Christmas gift from Prince William, perhaps?

  • Kate Middleton Christmas Earrings
  • Kate Middleton's Earrings

The designer, who also made jewelry for Prince William's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, didn't want to comment at length but confirmed the pieces are hers - and that the stones consist of "green amethysts surrounded by diamonds on a diamond hoop."

It's not the first time Kate has worn McDonough's jewelry, either.

She has two other pairs of earrings from the store: pear shaped citrines hanging from an 18-carat gold hoops and white topaz studs surrounded by diamonds.

The 29-year-old Kate Middleton wore them both on her summer tour trip to Canada and America. All pieces are from the aptly-named "Grace collection."

She looks wonderful in them, no?

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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Duchess Kate Middleton certainly looked festive on Christmas in her plum-colored coat and coordinating hat as she joined Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and Queen Elizabeth II for church services in Sandringham, Norfolk, UK.

Here's a nice shot of the royal family members ...

Royal Family on Christmas

Queen Elizabeth, 85, took a car, while the rest of the family walked. Her husband Prince Philip, 90, underwent emergency surgery Friday for a blocked coronary artery.

Saturday, members of the royal family visited Philip in the hospital. Buckingham Palace officials issued an update, saying he had "a good night" following his procedure.

The royal family spent Christmas day at the Queen's Sandringham estate. Today, Pippa Middleton will join her sister and the royal family for a pheasant shoot.

Kate, William and Pippa will then travel to the Middleton family's home in Bucklebury.

The big question: Will Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors or gossip about Pippa and Prince Harry hooking up become the UK tabloid story of the week? Stay tuned!

Kate Middleton, Prince William on Christmas

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Lucky.

That's all we can say about a report from NBC's Today Show, which discussed what Prince William is going to get Kate Middleton for Christmas, [and] said "the general consensus at this point is that the Duchess of Cambridge is getting a puppy."

Gives new meaning to ruffing it with the in-laws, are we right?!

A Prince William and Kate Middleton Pic

In August, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named Beth from Battersea Dogs Home in London. Queen Elizabeth II is also an animal lover.

Kate Middleton, 29, will spend her first Christmas as a royal with William, also 29, and his entire family at Sandringham manor, the queen's retreat in Norfolk, England.

The royal newlyweds will be joined by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, of course, and a little later in the week, they'll spend time with the Middleton family at their residence.

And their newfound four-legged friend, of course. Aww.

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Welcome back to the Tournament of THG, where fans vote on the most popular star of 2011! The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two stars in each poll. Done.

After eight sometimes bruising first round matchups, the quarterfinal round begins now, with Kate Middleton taking on Miley Cyrus for the right to make the final four.

Kate absolutely thrashed Kim Kardashian in a big upset, while Miley edged Kristen Stewart in our most-voted-on poll in round one. The full bracket appears below.

Who will advance to the next round? VOTE below!

And the Winner is?

Who's your favorite celeb, Kate Middleton or Miley Cyrus? Your votes will decide the winner of this first round matchup in the first Annual Tournament of THG! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Kate Middleton
31.3%

Miley Cyrus
68.7%

Total Votes: 7429

Again, your votes alone will determine the most popular star of the past year on THG. Here's a look at how the filed shapes up as we gear up to begin round two:

Tournament of THG Bracket: Quarterfinals

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With the days remaining in 2011 becoming fewer every 24 hours, it's time to raise a glass to the year that was - and the stars that made the past 12 months so great.

At THG, we're doing that by counting down the 10 most newsworthy celebrities of 2011. First, there was the arresting centerfold Lindsay Lohan at #10. What a mess!

Jennifer Lopez came in at #9, Selena Gomez at #8 and a batch of hilarious viral video stars at#7 spot Katy Perry and Justin Bieber were #6 and #5, respectively.

Now, at #4, we salute ... the new generation of the British Royal Family!

Official Royal Wedding Portrait

Approximately a billion people watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton April 29. A billion. More than 36 million watched in the U.S., where they don't even live. 72 million streamed the Royal Wedding live on just YouTube!

It was a big deal is what we're saying.

In these troubled times mired by financial duress, armed conflict, natural disasters and a growing sense of uncertainty, the world looked to the matrimony of two wonderful young people - true class acts - as a respite from its daily struggles.

That's a lot of weight on William and Kate's shoulders, but they handled it as well as any 29-year-olds could. Their exchange of vows was as celebrated as any in history.

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In case you thought Kate Middleton got any less stylish over the past few months, you were mistaken! Not that anyone in their right mind would think that. Anyway.

The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads this weekend at London's annual military awards show designed to recognize servicemen and women throughout the UK.

The 29-year-old wife of Prince William wore a beautiful black Alexander McQueen gown as she and husband William attended "A Night of Heroes." Take a look ...

  • Kate Middleton Smiling
  • Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen

Yes, that is Prince Harry creeping in the background.

The gown, which appeared to be strapless and black velvet, was accessorized with sparkly earrings and a necklace that she reportedly received as royal wedding gifts.

Kate's wedding dress, of course, was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The girl definitely has her favorites ... and exquisite taste, if you ask us.

Wills, meanwhile, looked dapper in a classic black tux at the event, part of a busy week for the couple, who will spend Christmas at the palace and with her family.

All in all, they make Britain proud with each public appearance. Check out our gallery of Kate Middleton pictures for more fashion highlights from the past year!

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Welcome to the first annual Tournament of THG, where fans determine the most popular celebrity of the year! We're pitting 16 of our most popular stars against one another in a March Madness style bracket, but YOU pick the winner!

One by one, we will post polls of these respective matchups, and after each round, update the bracket as some celebrities advance, while others are eliminated.

It's easy, fun and all decided by YOU! Here's the Tournament of THG field:

Tournament of THG Bracket

Can anyone stop THG's most omnipresent celebrity gossip mainstays on their march to the finals? Or will there be upsets galore? Only time - and your votes - will tell!

Without further delay, let's get to the first matchup of Round 1, top seed Kim Kardashian against our #16 seed, Duchess Catherine "Kate" Middleton. Vote below!

And the Winner is?

Who's your favorite star, Kim Kardashian or Kate Middleton? Your votes will decide the winner of this first round matchup in the first Annual Tournament of THG! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Kim Kardashian
20.8%

Kate Middleton
79.2%

Total Votes: 3933

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 »
Born
Birthplace
Reading, England
Full Name
Kate Middleton
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