Although not everyone loves Kate Middleton, as one Buckingham Palace guard showed us recently when he wrote on Facebook that he thought Kate is a "stuck-up cow," the soon-to-be princess has at least one fan in Elton John. The British crooner, who recently became a dad with the help of a surrogate mother, will attend Prince William and Kate's royal wedding and recently told Good Morning America via DigitalSpy.com that Princess Diana would have been very happy to have had Kate as a daughter-in-law.
Kate Middleton's royal engagement ring and nearing nuptials have many women eager for their men to put a ring on it, but this may happen later rather than sooner, thanks rising gold and silver costs. High prices for gold and silver mean plantinum, titanium, tungsten and steel bands may rise.
Congratulations, soon-to-be-Princess Kate. You are in the midst of an epic fairy tale romance with your Prince. There are just a few things that I think you should know, in order to ensure that you actually do live happily ever after. Know that you make your own “happily ever after.” It doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of work, courage, honesty and communication. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s worth the price of creating your own future.
Kate Middleton was just a 15-year-old school girl when her future husband's mother, Princess Diana, died tragically in a Paris car crash. However, although his fiancee and mother will never get to meet, Prince William reportedly took Kate to visit his Diana's grave, just days before their April 29th wedding.
Beyonce and Jay-Z may not have made the cut for the royal wedding guest list, but, at least according to the Daily Star, the American music mogul and his pop star wife are expected to make an appearance and perform their hit song, Crazy in Love, at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding reception. "Both William and Kate are massive fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z," said a source to the newspaper. "They really wanted to make their big day even more special and what better way than by getting pop royalty to perform at the party?"
With the Royal Wedding just days away, people have been focusing on the rumored entertainment at the reception, whether Kate's chosen gown will be modern or more classic chic, and who their celebrity guests will include. Little focus has been on the Royal Wedding's best man, William's little (and perhaps better looking?) brother, Harry. Harry has always been a little more on the DL than his older brother, as William will likely become King in his lifetime, whereas Harry won't. However, Harry has been a bit more of a spectacle in the tabloids than his older brother—being dubbed a party boy during his university years—but even this wasn't enough to put him ahead of his brother in terms of tabloid time.
Like the rest of the fashion universe, I am dying to see Kate Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The anticipation and speculation has been swirling since November: What will her gown look like? Who will design it? Will she sport a train? A veil? Lace sleeves? I'm beyond glad the wedding is this week, because I'm not sure I can wait much longer! No one knows for sure what Kate will wear. Her style choices have been kept under lock and key. But it's wedding week, so let's celebrate by furthering the speculation. I've compiled a few predictions for Kate's wedding-day look. In just a few days, we'll know if I'm spot-on or if I've totally missed the mark (finally!).
Don't let her movie-star status fool you. Even though she's an A-list actress, Reese Witherspoon's just like the rest of us: totally obsessed with the approaching royal wedding. And also, not invited. Gasp!
We're happy for princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Really we are. While we could do without the 24-hour news coverage of her dress/diet/ex-boyfriends/previous family homes, who doesn't love a good royal wedding? By all accounts, Prince William and Kate seem like they've thought this through and are ready for their very public walk down the aisle. We'll even admit, we wouldn't mind the tiaras, lady-in-waiting and new Audi-cum-driver that reportedly await Kate. But we're just as happy it's not us. Here's why…
From a young age, fairy tales and animated Disney movies have trained little girls that being a princess is the key to happiness. Cinderella's life became infinitely better once she met her prince and was whisked away from her life of mopping and cleaning, while Belle was finally able to escape the drab lifestyle of living in a "provincial town." So, naturally, one would expect that Kate Middleton would be the source of jealousy among women across the globe. Perhaps even more so in England, where the royal family is highly regarded.
The rest of the world may be setting their Tivos and icing their cakes for April 29th's royal wedding extravaganza, but iconic journalist Christopher Hitchens is hoping the blushing bride gets a serious case of cold feet. After numerous cycles of divorce, scandal, and general snobbery in the Windsor clan, Hitchens told Slate that Kate Middleton would be far better off if she ditched the much beleaguered Windsor clan and left the crown for someone unfortunate enough to have inherited the "hereditary disease" of monarchy.
Aside from the designer of Kate Middleton's wedding gown, the second most guessed about aspect of Prince William and Kate's royal wedding may just be the secret location of the couple's honeymoon. Although Prince William had mentioned during his recent visit to Australia about possibly heading back down under for their honeymoon, People Magazine is reporting that the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, where Kate Middleton lived for three years as a child, might actually be the couple's post-wedding destination.
Let’s hope that the royal couple doesn't believe in omens, because their royal wedding stamp has one major design flaw: a perforated line right between Kate Middleton and Prince William so they can literally be separated.
The royal family is known for many things, but having long lasting marriages isn't one of them (at least the first time). And reportedly, the former royal first ladies are now barely making bank. Princess Diana was able to secure 17 million pounds but had to give up her HRH title, while the Dutchess of York was given a measly £15,000 (about $24,000) a year after her divorce. Therefore, it isn't surprising that UK divorce lawyers are pressuring Kate Middleton and Prince William to sign a prenup in order to save Kate from facing a similar fate.
With less than a month to go before Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, tie the knot in Westminster Abbey, the media is abuzz with speculation over every last detail of the highly-anticipated ceremony.
Americans and British sentiment towards the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William to commoner Kate Middleton may not be exactly equal. While Americans will enjoy the festivities (and revel in the royal gossip) from afar, there are some Brits who are concerned about the cost of it. And why shouldn’t they? When Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981, the over-the-top wedding cost an estimated $48 million…and the entire tab was reportedly picked up by the British public, who weren’t exactly invited to the party.
So far it seems like the royal wedding is shaping out to be the stuff dreams are made of, right down to the very last detail. But, it looks like the royal fantasy got a little dash of reality mixed in this morning with the news that Prince William has decided not to wear a wedding band, according to the Associated Press. Instead, only Kate will wear the symbol of their union.