Kate Middleton may have waited nine years for her dream wedding, but Emma Collins had to wait that, and then some. But thanks to Facebook, she is now happily married to her fiance of 14 years, Shaun Parsons.
When Prince William joined the army he split up with Kate Middleton. Undoubtedly, this was an excruciatingly painful challenge for her. A public rejection during which time the William was seen with a number of gorgeous young women. Yet, in an E! interview she reported that the break-up actually made her stronger. What did Kate do when her Prince left her? Did she sulk, whine, or use her very public platform to attack or criticize him? Did she act out in some crazy way? Did she get depressed, blame herself and withdraw socially? No.
Love is in the air! Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton have released their engagement photos. The photos, taken by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, were taken at a variety of locations, including the official residence of William's father Prince Charles.
Following the ups and downs of lives of celebrity relationships is often like watching a real-life romantic comedy, or, in some cases, a romantic drama. From marriages going combust (Sandra Bullock and Jesse James) to new celeb couples (Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling), and from quick flings (Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner) to enduring love stories (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner), there was no shortage of tabloid-worthy plot twists this year. And although there are so many celeb pairs to choose from, we’ve managed to chisel out who we think were the most fascinating couples of 2010.
Look out, Kate Middleton - Olivia Wilde is out to steal your thunder. Not only did she show up in London last night, wearing a suspiciously familiar-looking blue ring, but evidently she has snagged herself a prince too. The 26-year-old actress who stars in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Tron: Legacy married her 35-year-old Italian "prince-turned-filmmaker" husband, Tao Ruspoli, in 2003, and became a de facto princess, thanks to Tao's royal lineage.
Eight years of on and off dating. Public scrutiny at every step that would be enough to drive anyone batty. The daunting prospect of negotiating both a public and personal life together. And yet Kate Middleton hung in there with her real life prince. Finally, while the couple is on vacay in Kenya, Prince William pops the question. One wonders, what were the inner workings of the relationship that made it all work out? Just how did the couple go from casual to committed?
Dealing with your fiancé's step-mother is complicated enough. You have to be friendly and make her feel included in your wedding plans, but not so friendly that she starts to offer her opinions! And if you're Kate Middleton, there's one more awkward complication to deal with: curtsying.
When news broke of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton last week, questions began to fly immediately. What did the ring look like? Where would the ceremony be held? And when was the big day? The answers came fast: it was Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring, chosen by William so that his mother could be involved in his happiness. The ceremony would be held at Westminster Abbey, and the wedding would take place on April 29th, 2011.
Not every mother is thrilled for her daughter's wedding, but while some dissenters hold their peace, others accuse the bride of being a suicide bomber. Over the weekend, CNN reported that a Russian woman told police that her daughter planned to explode a plane. The flight was delayed and the bride, who was traveling to Morocco for her wedding, was taken away for questioning. Investigators later traced the call to her mother, who admitted that she disapproved of her daughter's engagement to a Moroccan citizen.
Prince William and the princess-in-training, Catherine "Kate" Middleton wasted no time after announcing their engagement news: The happy couple has not only set a wedding date, but picked a location as well! According to the royal rumors, the pair will get married on April 29th, 2011 at Westminster Abbey, where Queen Elizabeth II was married. (Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married at St. Paul's Cathedral.)
Although we knew it was coming for some time, Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement announcement did not disappoint. Kate—with her gorgeous brunette locks and dewy complexion—and William—with his mother's charm and engaging presence—delighted millions of well wishers all over the world with their brilliantly wonderful good news. (Are we starting to sound British? It's infectious!) For once, it seems as though a royal couple has a fighting chance to make it for the long haul. Unlike many others (do we even need to mention names?) who haven't been so lucky, Prince William and Kate seem to have figured out the relationship puzzle quite well on their own. We sat down with royal expert, Roy Sheppard, author of How to Be the One to find out what William and Kate's chances are, and the lessons they could learn from those before them!
A friend's astute husband once said to me, "If it hasn't happened after two years, it probably won't." We're talking proposals, of course. Kate Middleton would have left four times over, per this man-wisdom. But after an eight-year courtship, the recently engaged young lady is now a soon-to-be royal. Eight years is a long time and it really begs the question: How long should wait for your guy to pop the question? And when do you walk away?
It's official; after 8 long years, Kate Middleton is finally on her way to becoming a British princess! To commemorate (and to simultaneously drown our sorrows about not becoming a princess ourselves,) here are 12 facts you might not have known about the future HRH, her engagement to Prince William, and what will most certainly be the wedding of the decade.
We've been speculating for months now that Prince William and his longtime girlfriend (and the luckiest girl in the world), Kate Middleton were ready to walk down the aisle, but now official word comes from the palace that the two are in fact engaged.
Ahh, November: a time for apple cider, good cheer, tummies full o' food...and awkward family encounters. Nothing is more nerve-wracking than the first time lovebirds intersect their respective flocks, except maybe when introducing your family to your royal future in-laws!Welcome to Kate Middleton's world.
So rumors have been circulating that the world's most eligible bachelor (aka Prince William) is finally ready to marry his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, and many are speculating that there will be a royal wedding in the next year or so. And it's no secret that Ms. Middleton, who many compare to Will's mother, the late Princess Diana, has been carefully watched to see if she is indeed princess material.
There was so much going on in the world of celebrity hook-ups, break-ups, and make-ups this week that we could hardly keep up. So if you're craving more juicy tidbits from the love lives of the rich and famous, here's enough to tide you over for the weekend.