Britain’s Duchess Catherine Criticised By Queen

Duchess Catherine has reportedly been dubbed “Duchess of Do-Little” by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth after missing an official engagement. The mother-of-two is believed to be facing mounting pressure from her royal relatives to make more of an effort with her official engagements after missing a planned lunch on July 10 in honour of World War II pilots, which has apparently angered her husband Prince William’s grandmother.

An insider told Life & Style magazine: “She would never say this in public, but even Her Majesty described Kate as ‘Duchess Do-Little’ when she was very tired one day.

“She comes from a different generation and has a sense of duty above all else. The 33-year-old royal’s decision to miss the lunch came just two days after she attended the Wimbledon tennis championships and a fortnight after she hosted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Kensington Palace, much to the annoyance of other members of the royal family.

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell explained the relationship between “royals and nonroyals” is usually difficult because of the pressures associated with being in the iconic family.

He said: “Relations between royals and nonroyals have always been awkward and tense. “Marrying into the family firm is not easy.” However, the duchess is said to have had enough of the criticism and is refusing to be ordered around.

A source added: “Kate is fed up with sniping from the queen as well as from others in the family, and she has told William so. She is not going to be told which jobs she should and shouldn’t do.”

“Kate is getting a bit of a reputation for ducking out of royal duties. That’s where her nicknames, ‘Duchess of Do-Little’ and ‘Lazy Katie,’ come from. If you can’t find time to pay tribute to some old men who saved your country, what message does that convey?”

-Yahoo lifestyle

Mozambican Queen Collabos With Rabbit And Others For A Video

Top Marrabenta Star from Mozambique Neyma is in Kenya, courtesy of Coke Studio Africa. Since her arrival, she’s been on a collabo spree, already hitting the studio with King Kaka a.k.a Kenya’s King of Collabos.

The two are set to release a new set of songs in mash-up style. Rabbit has also collaborated with international artiste Wyclef Jean and African stars like South African rapper Double HP. Rabbit and Neyma have now mashed up genres from Kenya and Mozambique to create some super cool sound.

Exclusively speaking about the Kenyan-Mozambican collabo, Neyma’s manager Craig Young confirmed that Neyma and Rabbit have worked on two songs together with a “similar style to Coke Studio Africa’s new mash-ups format.  Rabbit did his thing in a Neyma track with the Marrabenta style and she jumped on a Rabbit jam.”

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Angelina Jolie named the most admired woman in the world

Angelina Jolie has beaten the likes of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton and even the Queen to be named the most admired woman in the world.

According to a new poll of 25,000 people, the actress, director, mother-of-six and UN special envoy was most worthy of respect internationally.

Angelina, 39, has just directed Unbroken, a critically-acclaimed film about the Second World War and has been travelling around the world visiting war zones since 2001.

Angelina Jolie – Image courtesy of fox news

In second place was 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Talban and won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala Yousafzai – Image courtesy of BBC

The youngest Nobel laureate, Yousafzai is an advocate for education and women’s human rights in her native Swat Valley in Pakistan, after blogging for the BBC beginning at age 11. Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, rounded out the top three.

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The poll was conducted across 23 countries, with each nation producing different results.

The Queen was widely admired along with Michelle Obama, who came in fifth and surprisingly Celine Dion who took the sixth spot, ahead of Oprah Winfrey at seven and Julia Roberts who was eighth most admired woman.