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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is reportedly "quietly but persuasively campaigning" to get the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, on its cover.

Wintour has been reportedly trying to woo Middleton via photographer Mario Testino, who shot the royal couple's engagement photos back in 2010.

"Every magazine has been trying to get Kate Middleton, and many assume it will eventually be Vogue," a source tells Page Six. "But even with [Vogue's] Mario Testino relationship, it is not clear when this will happen, if at all."

"The Palace must approve it, and they are very protective of Kate."

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Vogue would surely love it, but is this happening anytime soon?

Sources close to the Duchess say there are no plans to put the 29-year-old on the cover of Vogue - or any magazine for that matter - anytime soon.

"The Duchess is approached by high profile publications on a regular basis, however there are no plans for photo shoots or interviews," the source says.

Maybe they should try for Pippa Middleton as a consolation prize?

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Duchess Catherine is undergoing a royal education.

According to UK reports, Kate Middleton is receiving "private tutorials" with senior civic leaders to help train and prepare her for her many public duties.

"The story is broadly accurate," a Palace source confirms, although talk of private lessons helping Kate look and act more regal "is probably going to far."

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Prince William's wife has performed just one official engagement since her April 29 wedding, but her royal schedule is set to ramp up in 2012, sources report.

"The Duchess is being briefed on how the state works, as well as getting to know our national institutions better and learning more about organizations such as the arts, the media and the government," the Daily Mail says.

"Most of [Kate's training] is on the job, through engagements, and from her husband and his family," explains the Palace source, regarding the recent reports.

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The newly-married Prince William and Kate Middleton are always on the lookout for ways to help various charities, especially those involving children.

On Monday, the royal couple will open the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey, England.

The children's unit will specialize in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. William will unveil a plaque to officially open the children's center before he and Kate Middleton, both 29, meet hospital staff, key donors and fundraisers.

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William was appointed President of The Royal Marsden Hospital in May 2007. The position was previously held by his mother, the late Princess Diana.

The facility is one of the largest comprehensive children's cancer centers in Europe, with 600 inpatients and more than 5,000 day patients every year.

Back in April, William and Kate asked their wedding guests to donate to the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund in lieu of gifts. The guests obliged.

The donations all went to benefit 26 charities personally chosen by the duo.

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This rumor runs counter to all the recent Kate Middleton weight loss gossip, but it's actually been reported that she and Prince William are expecting twins!

Not the case.

Tabloids recently claimed the 29-year-old Duchess is pregnant twice over, a palace rep tells Us Weekly that she is not currently expecting any children.

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"Suffice to say that were it true, it would be us that announces it, not a gossip magazine," the couple's rep tells the entertainment news rag. Likely true.

That doesn't mean that the day won't come, however.

"I think we'll take it one step at a time," William  said in November. "We'll sort of get over the marriage thing first. But obviously, we want a family."

Suffice to say, those will be some good-looking kids!

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Ever since Kate Middleton's wedding dress went on display, people from around the world have lined up at doors of Buckingham Palace to view a piece of history.

In six weeks, the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown by Sarah Burton and Alexander McQueen has already been viewed by 350,000 visitors and counting.

With one month to go, that number is expected to rise past 500,000.

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Among the first to check it out: Kate's grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth.

A spokesman for the Royal Collection says, "We're thrilled that so many people have visited Buckingham Palace this summer in what looks to be a record year."

"The Royal Wedding attracted worldwide interest, so it's only natural that many people want to come to experience the State Rooms used for the reception and take a closer look at The Duchess of Cambridge's dress – which celebrates great British design."

Adult admission is $28.50, with the proceeds going to the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund, benefiting charities chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

In related news, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge recently donated a vehicle given to them as a wedding present by Land Rover to Mountain Rescue.

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Anne Hathaway is obsessed with Kate Middleton - her words, not ours - so it's not a surprise that she'd love to portray her if such an opportunity ever arose.

While both women are gorgeous, to say the least, Anne's attempt at a British accent in her new rom-com One Day is enough to give the UK public pause.

Their beloved princess' voice mustn't be butchered, after all.

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When faced with what surely sounded like an innocuous red-carpet question, Hathaway said she would not rule out the possibility of playing the Duchess.

“Yes, why not," she said. "She’s great. It’s such a fairy tale.”

Commenters on the Sun (UK) website were not too thrilled.

“Stay away from that role,” warns one, succinctly summing up the views of many who feel that despite Anne's talent, “You have a rubbish British accent.”

What do you think? Would Anne make a good Duchess? If not, who would you prefer to see in the role? Also, is Kate Middleton losing too much weight?

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"It's like some sort of dark fairytale. A beautiful young woman marries the heir to the throne and starts to get thinner and thinner. Until one day we look and she's not there at all." - The Belfast (UK) Daily Telegraph

It's no secret that Kate Middleton looks thinner than in years past. But the trend - real or perceived - has become a cause for alarm to many royal watchers.

Should we be worried that Kate is too thin?

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Kate Middleton this summer (left) and in 2009.

Reports that she is being held up as a role model on pro-anorexia websites - there scarily are such things - has turned the spotlight on her weight more than ever.

Observers reckon that the young woman who was once a healthy size 10-12 is now a UK size 4 - or, as it's known in the US, Size 0 - though this is not confirmed.

There is no doubt that Duchess Catherine has not "always been" as slender as she is now, but is it cause for concern? Or just tabloids looking to stir up drama?

What do you think: Is Kate Middleton too thin?

 

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Royal Wedding enthusiasts, listen up (talking to you, Anne Hathaway)!

Hamley's Toy Store in London has unveiled two foot-tall dolls depicting HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton, on their wedding day April 29.

The miniature versions feature replicas of Prince William's Irish Guards uniform, Kate Middleton's wedding dress, ring, shoes, veil and tiara.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Dolls

The regal, surprisingly lifelike figurines retail for about $80 each.

Earlier, the Franklin Mint had created a similar "Bridal Kate" doll. Also available: an "Engagement Kate" doll and "Kate Around London" doll that's a lot of fun.

No word if a Pippa Middleton series is also planned, but if it is, it will probably have about 50,000 Facebook fans before it's even released to the public.

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This morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the families of three men who were killed during riots in Birmingham, England, August 10.

The royal couple arrived to meet with the parents of Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, all killed last week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then met with residents at Summerfield Community Centre in Winson Green, as well as local officials.

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While at the Summerfield Community Centre, Prince William and Kate Middleton spoke with all 80 of the local ambulance workers present.

"We want to show our continued support," they said.

On his way out, William told reporters that he and his wife were "full of admiration for the dignity of the families have shown dealing with their losses."

On Thursday, William's younger brother, Prince Harry, visited a fire station and ambulance headquarters to thank crew members for their work.

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Kate Middleton lived every girl's dream when she became a princess.

But, according to another tabloid report, that comes at a steep price.

As pressure to be perfect expands, Kate Middleton literally shrinks, Life & Style says, with the immense stress - from safety and kidnapping threats, to worrying about her husband and constantly being critiqued - getting to her.

REFUSING to Eat!

A supposed insider tells the tabloid the following:

"She dropped two dress sizes before the wedding and loved how it made her feel. She's showing no signs of slowing down, and the weight is just falling off of her."

"Friends are always trying to get Kate to eat something when they see her, but she just ignores them and refuses ... she changes the conversation and makes an excuse like she's eaten already or that she's not hungry."

Allegedly, sister Pippa Middleton has started calling her older sibling up to five times a day to check in on her and her eating habits, while William is also increasingly concerned about his beautiful wife's diet and stress.

Personally, we think both sisters look tremendous. They should never feel pressured to be thinner, and we hope they always know this. That's all.

What do you think? Is Kate Middleton too thin?

Kate Middleton Biography

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Kate Middleton
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