From the moment I saw Kate Middleton step out of that car and make her way into Westminster Abbey, I knew I was witnessing an iconic style moment. Looking every bit as elegant and poised as Grace Kelly, the new princess was exquisite as she made the long walk down the aisle, donning an Alexander McQueen confection with lace sleeves and a ten-foot train, to meet her prince at the altar... OK, if the royal-wedding fashion didn't make you swoon, then we so need to find you a sense of sartorial romanticism. If you need a little help, allow me. Even beyond Princess Catherine's obvious trend-setting gown, there was a lot to love about the fashion at Friday's nuptials.
A wedding just doesn't feel official until it's sealed with a kiss, and for Prince William and his new wife Catherine (i.e. the duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton,) their royal smooch took place on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following their carriage ride through the streets of London. Actually, make that smooches, plural!
Congratulations to the royal couple! Prince William, the 28-year-old prince and the second-in-line to the British throne, wed his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, 29, in London today in a grand ceremony at Westminister Abbey that, thanks to the many cameras both inside and outside of the church, felt, at times, more like a movie than a real-life wedding. Before 2000 guests (and an estimated two billion watching around the world,) Prince William and Kate were made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and, according to the Globe and Mail, looked "nervous but happy" during their vows, which they gracefully pulled off without the slightest flub.
It's finally here: the day that Catherine "Waitie-Katie" Elizabeth Middleton has been patiently waiting for the past nine years! Prince William isgoing to make an honest woman out of her. And although the ceremony is taking place at an ungodly hour (at least for those of us, who will be watching the royal wedding, stateside), the couple has released their official wedding program, which details what exactly will go down during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, should you decide to sleep in.
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.
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?"
There's no question that all eyes are on William this week, but don't discount the younger royal just yet. He's a smoking hot military pilot with a bad boy past and less paparazzi in his wake. And while William has been an international heartthrob for the past 15 years, only in the past year have we seen the devotion to his woman that makes him truly swoonworthy. It could go either way when it comes to these men, but we want to know from you: who do you think is the hotter royal brother?
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.
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!
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.