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The New Princess’s Name Has Been Revealed

And it is not Alice.

The name is here! The name is here! Go back to the tattoo parlor, and see if they can change your “Royal Baby to Be Named Later” tattoo to a “Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana” tattoo. Yes, Kate and William have announced that their daughter’s name is Charlotte Elizabeth …


Why We Are Still Waiting on the New Princess’s Name

This Monday morning is significantly less rough than all other previous Monday mornings, is it not? There’s a bounce in your step; your hair looks surprisingly O.K. in the store-window reflection; you have enough energy, it feels like, to run a spontaneous 5K. And we all know why this is, of …

Kensington Palace

See the First Photo of the New Royal Princess

Here she is! Just hours after giving birth to the still-unnamed Princess of Cambridge—who is now fourth in line to the throne—Duchess Kate emerged from inside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital at about 1:15 P.M. E.S.T. with her new daughter in her arms (oh, yeah, Prince William was there, too). …


The Royal Baby is Here! Kate Middleton and Prince William Welcome a Daughter (Updated)

Prince George now has . . . a baby . . . sister!

Yes, ladies and gentleman, there is now a princess in line to the throne, to the delight, no doubt, of the British economy and Prince Charles. Her name will be released any moment now. She is fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Charles, …

Royal Family

Find Out What Has Overtaken Alice as the New Royal Baby Name Front-Runner

The wait continues this morning, as the week has almost reached its end and we have still not met Kate and William’s second child yet. Kate’s due date—thought to either have been last Thursday or last Saturday—is, in either case, now about a week behind us, and it does seem likely that Kate will be …


Prince Charles Says He Is Hoping Kate and William Have a Girl

Back in September, right after it was announced that Kate Middleton was pregnant with a second child, Prince Charles told fans assembled at a Southeast London event that he was hoping he would have a granddaughter. “I’m looking forward to it, but I hope it will be a girl this time,” he said. Now, we …

Prince Charles

Kate Middleton May Have Celebrated Her Wedding Anniversary by Going on a Swim

We don’t know about you, but it has been pretty much impossible for us to get anything done this week, eagerly anticipating the imminent arrival of Royal Baby No. 2. We wake up at four A.M. (nine A.M., U.K. time!!) to check Twitter, in case the baby news has been announced; we blow off going to the …

Royal Baby

It’s William and Kate’s Anniversary—Now, Where Is That Baby?

Today is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s fourth wedding anniversary, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be celebrating with a baby, as the Second Great Kate Wait continues. On Tuesday, there was a flurry of excitement that the Duchess could be in the early stages of labor when a team of royal …


Royal Baby Update: What Does the Commotion Outside of Kate’s Hospital This Morning Mean?

We can barely take this anymore: we wake up each morning now, fascinator affixed to our heads (yes, we are sleeping in a fascinator this week, so that we will be dressed appropriately should we get a call alerting us to the arrival of the royal baby in the middle of the night), and we take a deep …


Kate Middleton Could Be Induced, as Her Due Date Has Passed

Well, if you’re anything like us, you were unable to enjoy your weekend to any extent, as the thought that the royal baby might arrive when you were in a movie or out at the park with your friends—and that you thereby might be two hours late to the news—led you to just cancel all your plans (“You …

Kate Middleton

No, Last Night’s Big Mad Men Scene Was Not a Feminist Victory

Even Peggy’s strut was colored by Joan’s heartbreaking defeat.

Has all of Mad Men been leading up to this image?

Plenty of people, myself included, have held out hope that the series has been about Peggy all along, charting her rise through the world of advertising while watching Don Draper—the white …

Mad Men

Game of Thrones: What Jon Snow Did Right and Daenerys Did Very, Very Wrong

Warning: This article is full of details from Season 5, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, titled “High Sparrow.” Don’t read it unless you’re prepared to be spoiled!

For the second week in a row, Game of Thrones gave us a leader beheading someone who had obeyed their orders. Chalk it up to the …

Jon Snow

Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn Knows Why You Think of Him as a Villain

Ben Mendelsohn breaks down his career and makes a compelling case for why Bloodline is a special kind of series.

Since his breakthrough performance in the 2010 crime creeper Animal Kingdom, Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn has gotten to play a whole host of sinister characters on film. But perhaps his …


Does This Movie Reference Predict the Future of Mad Men?

You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Draper.

The first two episodes of this final run of Mad Men felt, at times, like Matthew Weiner trying once again to upend our expectations. “Oh, all you want is one last Don and Peggy scene, or maybe more time in Roger’s office? Sorry, here’s a …

Mad Men

Prince William Will Be Phone-less for Part of Kate’s Rumored Due Date

The Duke of Cambridge’s official duties will keep him away from his mobile on Saturday, but that’s what royal aides are for.

While the rest of the world will be frantically keeping an eye on Twitter for a possible birth announcement on the Duchess of Cambridge’s rumored Saturday due date, Prince …

Prince William

If Kate Middleton Has a Daughter, It Could Mean Millions for the U.K.

As we all go completely insane, waiting, waiting, waiting for the arrival of the royal baby this week (we can’t be the only ones who have thrown our phones against the walls in frustration after mis-reading a “Kale!!!!” text from our health-conscious friend as “Kate!!!!!” and assuming that meant …

Royal Family

Bloomberg White House Correspondents’ Party

From politicians to Hollywood stars, see who made it into V.F.’s exclusive portrait studio.

One weekend each spring, politicians, celebrities, media personalities and titans of industry convene in Washington, D.C., for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and there are no holds barred when …

Portrait Photography

White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2015: Best-Dressed

The pre-parties are done, the brunches have been brunched, and the stars have suited up for the best-dressed night of the year in Washington. Take a stroll along the red carpet as D.C. gets is annual dose of Hollywood for the evening.

White House

The 2015 International Best-Dressed List Ballot

The 2015 International Best-Dressed List ballots are out, and the world’s most refined fashion minds have begun the difficult task of deciding who is worthy of the honor. Click through to see who was suggested on the ballot that this year’s voters received.


A Candid Naomi Campbell Reflects on Her 29-Year Supermodeling Career

How well do you really know Naomi?

When the British brand Burberry staged a fashion show at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on April 16, it was natural fit for Naomi Campbell to take the catwalk. Derek Blasberg took on an exclusive backseat ride with the British supermodel en route to …

Naomi Campbell

Loose Limbs and Late, Late Nights: Rarely Seen Party Photos by Larry Fink

From New York’s most illustrious clubs to star-studded Hollywood parties to glamorous debutante balls, photographer Larry Fink was there, camera in hand. Fink sifted through his archive and uncovered never-before-published photographs of fleeting side-eyes, whispered conversations, and …

Stunning Emma, Elegant Kim, and Radiant January Jones

Emma Watson stunned this week in a three-piece black-and-gray Christian Dior look, Blake Lively added an interesting pop of color in Balmain pants, January Jones glowed in a Prabal Gurung off-white jumpsuit, Elizabeth Olsen stepped out in a black Saint Laurent cape dress, and Kim Kardashian took a …

January Jones

Prince George and the Baby: The Best Matching Looks for the Royal Siblings

We’re less than a week away from the rumored arrival of the new prince or princess! In the spirit of nurturing family harmony, here are some of Vanity Fair’s favorite matching looks for the soon-to-be most fashionable siblings in Britain.


Prince William Starts Paternity Leave Early to Be by Kate Middleton’s Side

As we all sit silently on our couches this week, refreshing a “Kate Middleton” search on Google every five minutes, a plate of tea crackers our only sustenance, waiting for word that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labor, Prince William has apparently made his way to London to be by his wife’s …

Kate Middleton

Crush of the Week: No One Rocked It Better Than Mom

The 70s-hippie trend has officially landed, and I am sure that many of you are rejoicing. Time to dust off those fringe jackets, peasant tops, and long suede skirts. While you are at it, you might just want to raid Mom’s closet as well—I am sure she has a few gems squirreled away, too. The 70s make …


Avengers: Age of Ultron Entertains, but Strains to Surprise

The second group outing for your favorite Marvel heroes mostly zips along, but fatigue is starting to show.

Do you know what an infinity stone is? Do you care what an infinity stone is? My answer to the first question is, no, I most certainly do not. But the second question? That’s trickier to …

The Avengers

The Age of Adaline Exclusive Clip: Watch the Surprising Spark Between Harrison Ford and Blake Lively

When you’re going to live forever, romance gets a little complicated.

It might seem impossible to surprise a woman who’s lived through most of the 20th century and remained a youthful 29 years old. But in this exclusive clip from The Age of Adaline, watch as Adaline-- living under her latest assumed …

Blake Lively

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Portraits

As Hollywood stars converge in downtown Manhattan for the annual Tribeca Film Festival, photographer Fabrice Dall’Anese pulls them out of the festival fervor for these intimate portraits, shot in the Smyth Hotel and all over New York City.

Film Festivals

Kate Middleton and Prince William Will Be Getting a Discount on Hospital Suite for Kate’s Delivery

In the most glamorous, big-stakes twist on a loyalty membership program you will ever come across, Kate Middleton and Prince William—who could be welcoming their second child into the world any day now—have reportedly been given a “second-child discount” on their upcoming hospital stay. It is …

Kate Middleton

The Week in Fashion: Barefoot Beauty Alexa Chung, Scarlett in Coral, and Classic Gwyneth

Barefoot beauty Alexa Chung perfected the festival look while attending the first weekend of Coachella in a flowing white Chloé piece, Scarlett Johansson switched it up in a coral Zuhair Murad jumpsuit, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wowed in a colorful Burberry number, and Gwyneth chose a classic …

Alexa Chung