There was plenty of action on and off the racecourse yesterday at the 2013 Jeep Magic Millions Raceday, held at the Gold Coast Turf Club. On the field, Gai Waterhouse's horse Sweet Idea was outrun, but off the field, it was Gai's daughter Kate winning in the style stakes. Wearing a bright and colurful Peter Pilotto dress, with a matching headpiece by Neil Grigg, Kate Waterhouse hit the event with husband Luke Ricketson, where they were joined by model Samantha Harris, presenter Jesinta Campbell, rugby player Quade Cooper and many more. The guest of honour for the event was British royal, Zara Phillips, who has a keen interest in all things horses — she won a silver medal in equestrian eventing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. There are plenty more guests — and style statements — to be seen, so click through the gallery to check it all out!
Australian racing royalty Kate Waterhouse rubbed shoulders with a real-life royal, Zara Phillips, at the Magic Millions opening night cocktail party in Surfers Paradise last night. Zara, an accomplished equestrienne, is the Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador, and will be here for the event’s week-long carnival. When it was first announced that Zara was jumping on board, she said, "I got involved in Magic Millions Racing Women to help try and raise awareness of the many different ways in which women can be involved in this amazing industry, including horse ownership, and to raise the profile of women in the racing industry in Australia, by encouraging women to get more involved." Other guests at the party included Dawn Fraser and Gerry Harvey.
We’re almost a week into the 2012 London Olympics and we’ve been doing our best to keep up with all the action — let’s face it, there’s a lot! From the spectacular opening ceremony early Saturday morning, to the swimming shocks, to the multiple appearances by Kate Middleton, Prince William and more royalty — have you seen Kate and Wills’ latest adorable shots? — it’s been a massive few days. And there’s more excitement to come! Click through to see all the action so far.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were back in the spotlight at the Olympics in London yesterday. They joined Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice to watch a cross-country equestrian event at Greenwich Park. The queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips, was in competition for the second round, after making her Olympic debut on Sunday. Kate chose a navy blue blazer and jeans for the appearance and showed her support for Team GB with a white shirt.
It's an exciting time for the royals, as they'll be attending multiple events throughout the Games. Kate, William and Harry helped kick off the Olympics at Saturday's opening ceremonies. The day after, William watched a soccer match with David Beckham and his son Brooklyn.
Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, made her Olympic debut on day-two of the London games, getting a warm welcome from the crowd that included her mother, Princess Anne, and grandfather, Prince Philip. London's hosting the Games this year, which means we get an extra bonus to go with sexy swimmers and emotional gymnastic events: the British royals!
The royal family has been busy getting spirits high for the Games being held in the UK capital. The queen made a cameo with James Bond in the opening ceremony, after she, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice, were joined by America's version of royalty, Michelle Obama, at a reception for heads of state and government held before the opening ceremony.
On the eve of the Summer Olympics, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry greeted the torch at Buckingham Palace. Those three are among the royal ambassadors for Team Great Britain. Most in the family, including the queen, have helped with the Olympic torch, and last week Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery's Road to 2012: Aiming High photography exhibit about this year's athletes. Kate, who is reportedly looking forward to checking out sailing and hockey events, also hung out with GB's hockey team back in March. See photos of the royals getting in on the Olympic fun now.
Most people ’fess up to having a karaoke song, the tune that gets them singing at parties. Prince William’s choice? Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”! The Duke of Cambridge reportedly took the microphone at cousin Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s wedding reception on Saturday night, where he sang Bon Jovi after the newlyweds had performed to Abba in front of their guests. His wife Kate Middleton didn’t sing, but she cheered him on.
Aside from karaoke, the reception, which took place at the Palace at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, had guests dining, drinking champagne and dancing, and apparently kept going until the early hours of the morning! As for Zara and Mike, a honeymoon is on hold as they’ve already returned to the UK so Mike can train with his teammates.
Zara Phillips had a huge smile on her face on Saturday when she left Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk with her new husband, Mike Tindall. The couple was surrounded by friends and family on their big day, including her royal relatives Prince William and Kate Middleton. Mike and Zara were off for their reception with 300 friends and family members. She's among the first of the queen's relations to decide to keep her last name — Zara will continue to use Phillips because of the success she's achieved as an equestrian. There's no immediate honeymoon planned for Mike and Zara either, as he's due to be back with his rugby squad today.
Zara Phillips' family assembled outside of Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk on Saturday following her wedding to Mike Tindall. Her grandmother Queen Elizabeth and grandfather Prince Philip headed out to their cars along with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Prince Harry made a dapper appearance in his suit, as did Prince William alongside his wife, Kate Middleton. The royals were off for Mike and Zara's reception at the queen's official Scottish residence. Mike and Zara's nuptials were the second high-profile wedding of the year, following William and Kate's on April 29. For this ceremony, Kate broke out another familiar outfit: Kate wore the same embroidered dress she sported to William's stepsister Laura Parker-Bowles' wedding in 2006.
Ok, we have to admit... We took a look at the well-dressed crowd who showed up for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's wedding, but we were reeeaaally only interested in what one guest would be wearing; Kate Middleton of course! The Duchess of Cambridge stayed on her well-trod safe-but-elegant sartorial path, donning a jacquard cream dress-coat, a head-turning cream hat and her trusty nude pumps for the royal wedding. Looks like Kate's up to her style-recycling tricks again, as the Huffington Post reported that Kate wore the very same coat to another wedding back in 2006. Five years later, it still looks good to us! Take a closer look at Catherine's tried-and-true wedding ensemble.
You say royal wedding, we say royalty-ridden guest list! All the Windsors were in attendance for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's weekend wedding, so we thought we should round up the best dressed guests so you can scope the style on show. Fascinators were the look of the day, with the royals — young and old — donning headwear for a day in the Scottish sunshine. From Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to the Queen herself, it was one well dressed crowd. See who else frocked up for Zara's big day.