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Kate vs. Pippa. Duchess of Cambridge vs. Britain's Most Eligible Bachelorette. When the Middleton siblings clash in a style showdown, the results will be ...

Well, your votes will decide that. But there will be a fashionable winner. In our first matchup of the sisters, Kate trounced Pippa. Will this be different?

Yesterday, Pippa Middleton turned heads in a blue-and-white wrap dress, paired with white peep-toe wedges and her favorite gray leather Modalu bag.

Contrast that with a recent blue ensemble worn by Kate Middleton in one of her final appearances before April's Royal Wedding. Who dressed best? Vote:

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better in blue, Kate or Pippa Middleton? Vote in this latest Fashion Face-Off featuring a pair of Britain's loveliest ladies here! View Poll »

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's excursion to the U.S. isn't their only stop in North America. They'll be visiting our neighbors to the north too, eh!

After spending June 30-July 2 in Ottawa, Ontario, Gatineau, and Montreal, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to Quebec City on July 3.

The 29-year-old newlyweds (yesterday was William's birthday) will work with Maison Dauphin, an organization that works with homeless youths.

The Quebec group's mission ties in closely with William's Patronage of Centrepoint, a homelessness charity, back home in the United Kingdom.

The Duke, Duchess of Cambridge

Later that day, the royally cute British couple will be attending a community event at Fort-de-Levis to mark some of the region's important milestones.

A rep from the Department of Canadian Heritage says the nation hopes William and Kate will "regard Canada as a second home - a term of endearment often used by The Queen to describe her special affection for and pride in this country."

Following that, America beckons. Excitedly, at that. After stops in Prince Edward Island, Alberta and the Northwest Territories, they arrive in California July 8.

To stay looking gorgeous at all times and in all settings, Kate Middleton is rumored to be packing 40 outfits for the North American trip.

That's a lot of Fashion Face-Off potential!

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As if there weren't enough reasons to love Kate Middleton, she's decided to ditch plans to hire a personal housekeeper and dresser, reports say.

All in the name of living royal - and married - life more simply.

She was planning to hire a joint housekeeper and dresser to serve her and Prince William in their home, but recently jettisoned those plans.

Her reasoning? She just doesn't feel she needs one.

A Beautiful Bride

The couple's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, told reporters the household will be reassessing what's needed toward the end of the year.

After their engagement and the royal wedding in April, William and Kate's lives were in a "time of flux," he said. Now, the royal family is working on developing the "infrastructures we need to support a young couple."

Kate Middleton will be taking hairdresser James Pryce with her on a visit to California as part of a modest entourage. Two press secretaries, Lowther-Pinkerton and an assistant private secretary will also join the newlyweds.

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Vanity Fair planned to feature Justin Timberlake on its cover in July, only to shift gears and opt for a candid photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

To be fair, the never-before-seen Mario Testino shot of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is adorable. Just look at the royal couple. But no love for JT!

Fortunately, the Timberlake story still appears as a feature inside ...

Royal Vanity Fair Cover

A VF rep had no comment on the cover change, but a source close to Timberlake says the singer was "very happy with Vanessa's story and Mr. Roy's photos."

Their siblings also appeared on a magazine cover this week, although for no reason we can pinpoint other than Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton being cute.

Not that we're complaining. Contrived tabloid nonsense, perhaps, but at least it's tabloid nonsense about seemingly nice, scandal-free people for a change.

Besides, Kate Middleton pictures and fashion choices are gorgeous.

Not that we're complaining.

[Photo: Vanity Fair]

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The newly-crowned Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and her newly-single sister, Pippa Middleton, attended the wedding of a mutual friend Saturday.

Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin married at the St. Michael and All Angels Church in London. We're happy for them. But how about the ladies' fashion!

Kendall Jenner Fashion

Kate Middleton paired a black and white dress with one of her stylish hats, while Pippa wore a similar dress with a green jacket and an interesting hat of her own.

Vote on who you think was the bigger style star below:

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best, Pippa or Kate? The Middleton sisters both looked wonderful as they attended a wedding on June 11, 2011. Vote on the winner here! View Poll »

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The British love their hats. Kate Middleton is no exception!

On Saturday, the Duchess paired a dainty black hat with a white tailored dress at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. She also wore it to the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin, friends of Kate and Pippa Middleton.

Sunday, Kate Middleton was in Windsor for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday celebration, sporting a cornflower blue embroidered coat and matching hat.

Which of her head pieces do you like better? Vote below!

Fashion Face-Off!

She looks great in anything and everything, but which one of Kate Middleton's hats is your favorite? Vote in our style survey here! View Poll »

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Prince William and Kate Middleton attended a charity gala Thursday night and needless to say, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked wonderful.

At their first black tie event since their wedding, Kate donned a Jenny Packham rose gown with Swarovski crystals, wearing her long brown hair down.

Middleton's sparkling sapphire engagement ring was in full view as she clutched a matching purse and wore LK Bennett shoes, a favorite brand of hers.

William, Kate

Not to be overlooked, Prince William looked dashing in his tuxedo as the couple arrived at the 10th Annual ARK Absolute Return for Kids Gala Dinner.

The gala dinner marked the 10th anniversary of the "Ark Absolute Return for Kids," established by financier Arpad Busson to sponsor academy schools in the UK and programs for disadvantaged children around the world.

A joint venture by the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry and the Ark charity will expand their project to parts of sub-Suharan Africa.

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UK private investigator Jonathan Rees is being investigated after accusations of hacking celebrities at the behest of Rupert Murdoch's News International.

According to The Guardian, Kate Middleton was one high-profile target.

Rees hacked the Duchess' phone when she was still dating Prince William, reports say, while her bank accounts may have also been compromised.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Photo

It is not immediately clear if and when Kate Middleton was hacked, but as Prince William's longtime girlfriend, she's been highly visible for years.

The newlywed joins several other big-name suspected targets of Rees, including Tony Blair, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and George Michael.

Several cases have been confirmed, including those involving Sienna Miller and Kelly Hoppen, while the rest are still being investigated.

Rees worked for two celebrity gossip staples, the Mirror Group and News of the World. Other journalists and editors have already been arrested.

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Two billion people saw Kate Middleton's wedding dress April 29, but only a few had a chance to witness the classic gown in all its glory in person.

The dress, designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, will go on display when Buckingham Palace opens for tours from July 23-October 3!

The whole ensemble of the dress, the Cartier "Halo" tiara, earrings, veil and satin and lace shoes will be on view, as will other Royal Wedding items.

Prince William, Kate Middleton Portrait

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VI and 1902 State Landau coach that carried Middleton to and from Westminster Abbey will also be on the grounds.

Inside the palace's State Dining Room, the magnificent Fiona Cairns's designed cake will even be available for the public's viewing pleasure.

"Other cakes were made to serve to guests, but the one that was cut by the royal couple is the one that will be on display," says a source.

"There is a cut where the Duke and Duchess cut into it with a sword."

Sounds awesome! As for the dress, Kate chose McQueen "for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing," the Royal Collection says in a statement.

Booking our tickets to London as we speak ...

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Are you ready for Royalty, North Americans?

Fresh off meeting with the Obamas, Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced an 11-day tour that will kick off on June and allow the couple to experience "the diversity, vibrancy of Canada, its geography and people," according to a source at St. James's Palace.

Royal Vanity Fair Cover

On sale June 3, this issue of Vanity Fair reports that William and Kate requested Philadelphia cream cheese and Brussel sprouts in their honeymoon quite. Hot!

They will then head to California on July 8, though details on the U.S. leg of the trip have not yet been revealed. A palace insider says William and Kate will promote Britain through "the prism of their own interests" during the following stops:

June 30-July 2: The National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec)
July 2: Montreal
July 3: Quebec City
July 3-4: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
July 4: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
July 4-6: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
July 6-8: Calgary, Alberta

[Photo: Mario Testino/Vanity Fair]