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William and Kate in the Big Apple

Meanwhile, other celeb couples head for splitsville, Lorde wows us again with a new interview and we start to feel very jealous of Grumpy Cat

By Jamie Khoo | Published: 9 Dec 2014

Kate & Wills in NY
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Kate and Wills visit America
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are currently on a three-day visit to the east coast of America, having arrived in New York on Sunday night.

On Monday, the royal couple was welcomed by Hillary Clinton with a reception at the British Consul General's residence. William then flew to Washington DC to meet with President Barack Obama before going on to the World Bank, where he gave a speech about the illegal international trade in wildlife and met World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

Back in New York, Kate went on a solo visit to the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, where she joined the kids in a craft session. At five months pregnant, Kate is in the bloom of health, so much so that the children thought she was Princess Elsa from Frozen (a princess is a princess is a princess, right?).

To round up the busy day, Kate and Wills attended a Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game, where they hung out with New York's own royals, Queen Bey and Jay-Z. The Duke and Duchess's attendance at the game was to celebrate a recently announced partnership between the Royal Foundation and NBA Cares social responsibility programme, which will focus on international wildlife conservation.

These celeb couples have broken up
Kate Hudson and her partner of four years, Matthew Bellamy of Muse, are no longer an item (sad smiley face). The couple, who had a son together in July 2011, have just called off their engagement. Hudson's representative told People that "Kate and Matt have been separated for some time now. Despite this, they remain very close friends and committed co-parents."

Elsewhere in Tinseltown, Nick Cannon confirmed on Monday that he and Mariah Carey have also gone the way of splitsville. We already knew this, but it's still sad to hear it confirmed. However, during his guest appearance on Good Morning America Nick also said he and Mariah will "forever be family", especially for their twins Moroccan and Monroe, now three. "We're there for our children, and are making them the number one priority and understanding that they're loved."

Lorde gives a fierce interview that we wish we had sat in on
Eighteen-year-old singing sensation Lorde was profiled in The Telegraph's Stella magazine over the weekend, where she answered everything in a royally fantastic fashion that's had us wondering what the hell we were doing in our teens. She talked about her "feminist ideas", how she dresses, feeling rich (or not) and trawling rubbish. Really. Here are a few of our fave quotes from her but read the full interview here.

On dressing up (or down): "The stuff that I feel comfortable in, and beautiful and cool and strong in, is different to what this pop star or this indie musician feels comfortable in. I put on a suit and I'm like, 'I'm a badass!' And that to me is my daring. But if it happened to be a bra and undies that made me feel that way, why deny yourself that?"

On being a strong girl: "People find it difficult to watch women being assertive or dominant. I know I've encountered it over and over and over, people thinking I'm being difficult for demanding a high standard. You encounter it basically daily when you're the boss and you're a girl."

On dumpster diving: "See, I'm boring because my favourite thing to do is trawl the inorganics. Do you have inorganics here? It stays on the street for a few days and then it's collected and put into a landfill somewhere. But people drive around and go through other people's household rubbish. And, honestly, I've gotten amazing furniture, shoes, hats, jackets.”

Does Grumpy Cat really earn $100million?
Don't pack it all in yet for feeling bad about earning far less than a moody feline. The rumours aren't true. A report by The Daily Express claimed that Grumpy Cat has earned about $100 million over the two years that she's risen to Internet fame. However, the feline's owner, Tabatha Bundesen, later told The Huffington Post that this is "completely inaccurate."

Tabatha has not yet revealed exactly about how much her pet, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, is actually earning but according to HuffPost she is currently considering giving a proper interview to talk details. In the meantime, chew on these facts: she may not be chalking up millions in her net worth but the world's most adorable moody moggy does have more than 190,000 subscribers on YouTube, 256,000 Twitter followers, seven million Facebook fans, a website, a Christmas movie, two book deals, apps, and plenty of merchandise… which is still a lot more than we can say for ourselves.


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