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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's First Official Royal Speeches Had Just One Thing in Common

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's First Official Royal Speeches Had Just One Thing in Common

Meghan Markle gave her first public speech as a member of the royal family on Thursday — and it’s hard not to reminisce about Kate Middleton‘s own royal first!

The Duchess of Sussex waited just four months after her wedding for the big moment, addressing the crowd at an event celebrating the special cookbook she helped create with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen to benefit victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Kate’s first speech came when she opened the Treehouse hospice — a branch of one of her first patronages, the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) — in March 2012, almost a year after she married Prince William.

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While Meghan had husband Prince Harry and her mom, Doria Ragland (who flew in from L.A. earlier in the week) proudly looking on as she spoke, Kate flew solo for her address, as Prince William was away on a six-week military mission.

“You have all made me feel so welcome and I feel hugely honored to see this wonderful center. I am only sorry William can’t be here today,” Kate before giving a grin, prompting a laugh from the crowd.

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One noticeable difference between the royal sisters-in-law was that Kate relied on notes for her speech, frequently pausing and looking down at them during the address. Meghan, who has experience memorizing lines from her career as an actress, opted to speak without the help of an outline to thank the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen for welcoming her shortly after her move to London.

“Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labor of love,” the poised

Read more: https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-first-speeches/

Josh Groban Says He 'Was Not Expecting' Katy Perry to Call Him 'the One That Got Away'

Josh Groban Says He 'Was Not Expecting' Katy Perry to Call Him 'the One That Got Away'

Katy Perry may have called Josh Groban “the one that got away,” but that came as a surprise to him!

The 37-year-old “You Raise Me Up” singer appeared on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where a caller asked him about his relationship to Perry.

News of their pairing first made headlines back in 2009. It resurfaced back in June 2017 during Perry’s weekend-long livestream, when she was asked to rank her lovers from best to worst.

That’s when Perry, 33, called Groban “the one that got away.” She also allegedly penned a 2010 song about him, fittingly called, “The One That Got Away.”

Groban saw none of that coming. “I was not expecting that,” he told Cohen. “That was a double take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that.

“It’s very sweet of her to say that,” he added. “I’m very flattered by it. But I was very surprised by it too.”

As flattered as he was, Groban said he has doubts Perry’s song is about him. “I listened to the lyrics of the song. And I’m like, ‘I never owned a Mustang. I don’t have a tattoo. Are you sure that’s about me?’ ” he mused.

And as for his relationship with Perry, Groban said it didn’t last long, but that they have remained in one another’s lives as friends.

“We were both very private and we realized we were better as friends and we’ve been very, very good friends to this day. She’s the best,” he said. “I think we’re both very taken at the moment, but it’s very sweet.”

Both are in other relationships right now, Groban dating Schuyler Helford, 27, and Perry with Orlando Bloom, 41.

RELATED: Katy Perry Rates Her Lovers from Worst to Best (and You Won’t Believe Who’s in Last Place!)

Elsewhere on WWHL, Groban talked about artists he’d love to work with one day.

“My childhood duet dream is Björk. I’ve always wanted to work with Björk because I think she’s so interesting and she always does re-orchestrations,” he said, adding, “I’d love to sing with Adele one day too. She’d be awesome. And I love working with instrumentalists. I’d love to work with Yo-Yo Ma or something like that.”

There was one duet Groban did for his new album that checked off a major box for Groban: Andrea Bocelli.

Groban had stood-in for Bocelli back in 1999 at

Read more: https://people.com/music/josh-groban-katy-perry-one-that-got-away-surprised/

Kendall Jenner Models Kanye West's New Yeezy Boost 350 Sneakers in Her Underwear

Kendall Jenner Models Kanye West's New Yeezy Boost 350 Sneakers in Her Underwear

Kendall Jenner is certainly a multitasker. The model promoted her brother-in-law Kanye West‘s new Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers via an underwear photo shoot that reminded everyone that she’s also a Calvin Klein underwear ambassador.

Kendall took a break from the catwalks at Milan Fashion Week (she most recently walked Moschino and Fendi) to promote West’s newest design for Adidas while sprawled on her hotel bed in cheeky Calvin Klein briefs and a crop top.

“Just got my YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 TRIPLE WHITE. Now available on ADIDAS.COM/YEEZY and YEEZY SUPPLY,” the model, 22, captioned her series of photos, which had her head cropped out to only reveal her lower half.

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Kendall’s sister Kylie Jenner also supported their brother-in-law on Instagram by showing off her new pair of kicks along with her freshly dyed pastel pink hair color.

RELATED PHOTOS: All the Must-See Photos from London Fashion Week

Besides her newest butt-baring selfie in her Yeezys, Kendall’s been teasing fans with sexy, semi-revealing photos on social media lately.

RELATED VIDEO: Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian Pose in Sexy Bikinis for ‘Low-Key’ Memorial Day Weekend

After walking the Burberry runway at London Fashion Week (her first show this season), the model posed in front of her bathroom mirror, but made sure to stand far enough way to reveal a hint of under-boob with her nipples perfectly cropped out. In a short video clip she added to the post, the model zoomed in on the mirror to show her flat abs without revealing her breasts.

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Kendall cheekily captioned the photo and brief video clip, ““technically this is just my torso…”

The star doesn’t have a problem showing her skin, whether it be on the red carpet or runway, and has famously declared that she’s “cool with her breasts.”

“I’m all about freeing the nipple and I just think it’s cool to sho

Read more: https://people.com/style/kendall-jenner-models-yeezys-in-underwear/

Leighton Meester Says She 'Wouldn’t Wanna Go Back' to Gossip Girl: It's a 'Time Capsule'

Leighton Meester Says She 'Wouldn’t Wanna Go Back' to Gossip Girl: It's a 'Time Capsule'

Leighton Meester is ready to leave the Upper East Side for good.

The actress reflected on her days playing UES queen bee Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl in a new interview with Net-A-Porter’s weekly digital magazine, PorterEdit.

“It was a very special time…that was filled with challenges that have nothing to do with and also sometimes things that did have something to do with it,” she said. “But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s sort of a time capsule.”

And while Meester looks back at her time on the show fondly, she has no interest in returning to the role.

“A lot of the questions that come from it are: ‘Do you miss it?’ ‘Did you love what you wore?’ And I understand that, but — and I say this with nothing but love — it is like saying, ‘High school was an amazing time for you, do you wish you could go back?’ ” she said. “And the truth is, it was so special and such a unique, amazing experience, but no, I wouldn’t wanna go back to it, I was a kid!”

The hit CW teen drama aired from 2007-2012. Meester was just 21 years old when the show first premiered and became an instant hit.

“I was young when I started Gossip Girl. A lot more people were suddenly around and I was being looked at,” she said. “If you don’t have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that’s typical of a 20, 21-year-old… making mistakes but having to make them very publicly.”

RELATED: You Know You Love It: 10 On-Set Secrets from Gossip Girl

The Single Parents actress said it was difficult trying to navigate her early adulthood in the spotlight.

“Everyone has their own journey, especially in their early twenties when they’re just figuring out who they are. Because of the success of , I was put in a place where that journey was sped up,” she continued. “I had to figure it out quickly and with not a completely developed mind to discern between what’s real and what’s not, who I can trust and who I can’t. I got really lucky and was able to very early on find and stay friends with people who are true.”

But looking back, the actre the set was not always “the healthiest environment.”

“I’m not haunted by that time, but it’s been interesting and helpf

Read more: https://people.com/tv/leighton-meester-wouldnt-go-back-gossip-girl/

Mass Stabbing at N.Y.C. Day Care Seriously Injures Babies and Adults, Including Days-Old Infant

Mass Stabbing at N.Y.C. Day Care Seriously Injures Babies and Adults, Including Days-Old Infant

Three infants and two adults were stabbed early Friday morning during an altercation inside an overnight child care center in Queens, New York, a police source tells PEOPLE.

All five victims were transported to area hospitals where they remain in serious but stable condition, the source confirms.

The children range in age from 3 days to 1 month old, authorities said at a news conference Friday morning.

The stabbing unfolded shortly before 4 a.m., says the police source.

The 52-year-old suspect — a woman who worked at the center, in Queens’ Flushing neighborhood — has been apprehended, but formal charges have not yet been filed against her, according to the source. The suspect’s name has not been released.

The source tells PEOPLE the assailant, armed with a kitchen knife, stabbed a female co-worker before going after the babies.

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A father of one of the young victims was also stabbed in the leg during the attack, police said at Friday’s news conference. The second adult, a woman, was stabbed in the torso.

The female suspect was located by responding officers in the center’s basement, according to the source. Authorities believe the facility was unlicensed.

PEOPLE learns the woman is being treated for several stab wounds to one of her wrists — injuries that the police source confirms were self-inflicted.

At this time, police have no clear motive for the violence.

Read more: https://people.com/crime/three-kids-adults-stabbed-queens-daycare/

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