Queen Elizabeth II officially welcomed Meghan Markle into the royal family during her annual Christmas Day message, just hours after the duchess-to-be was spotted with fiancé Prince Harry attending church service. The queen, while sitting beside a photograph of Harry and Markle and other photos during a pre-recorded address, said she was excited to welcome new members into her family in the upcoming year. Markle, who got engaged to Harry in early November, was all smiles during her first public appearance with the queen and members of the royal family. She was spotted walking next to Middleton as she held Harry’s arm while arriving at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham for traditional Christmas service on Monday.
Reality star Khloe Kardashian is pregnant. Kardashian confirmed the news on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson. She included a photo of her pregnant belly with the post, saying she is “thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one” and called the pregnancy “my greatest dream realized.” Kardashian is the younger sister of Kim Kardashian West. Thompson plays center-forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The couple’s pregnancy had been rumored for months, but Kardashian said in her post that they intentionally kept the news quiet so they could “enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately.”
The world got another look at the future of Britain’s royal family with the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official engagement photos. The new photos show Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, embracing each other, posing with Markle’s hand on Harry’s knee and walking hand-in-hand. All three photos showcase Markle’s engagement ring, which features diamonds from Botswana and the personal collection of Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana. The photos were released Thursday by Kensington Palace. The third photo, showing Markle and Harry embracing as they walk, was shared later on Instagram at the couple’s request.
Lady Gaga will be getting a residency show in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old singer confirmed the news in a series of Instagram posts Tuesday, saying she would begin a two-year residency at MGM’s Park Theater. MGM said in a news release that Lady Gaga’s residency will begin in December 2018. Performance dates and ticket information will be announced in the coming months. Gaga posted “The rumors are true I will have my own residency in Las Vegas at MGM’s Park Theater. “I am SO HAPPY and excited beyond belief to make my own brand new show here with my new Vegas family.”
Mindy Kaling is a mom. The 38-year-old actress has given birth to a baby girl named Katherine, welcoming the baby last Friday. Kaling has not revealed the identity of the baby’s father, but the “Mindy Project” star said she was excited to be a mother. A rep for Kaling did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Kaling has not alluded to her happy news on social media, either. Her most recent Instagram post on Tuesday promoted “Ocean’s 8.”