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.
If the intense media coverage surrounding the upcoming nuptials of British royal Prince William to Kate Middleton aren’t enough to feed your royal-wedding appetite, relationship website 2forCouples.com has everything you did—and didn’t—need to know surrounding the ceremony.
And as if being a bride- and princess-to-be isn't enough pressure, Kate Middleton has been thrust into the international spotlight and her appearance, style and wedding have become ripe fodder for gossip. She's gotten flack for quitting her job to prepare for her wedding and been the center of a media-invented kerfuffle over whether or not Camilla will have to curtsy in her presence.
With the royal wedding of the century just weeks away, groom-to-be Prince William indulged in a pre-wedding tradition that even commoners enjoy: his bachelor party. (Or, as it's known in Britain, a "stag" party.) Although the official royal spokesman kept details of the boy's night out under wraps, we do know that William's best man, Prince Harry, threw the shindig, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there was reportedly a lot of drinking involved.
From the few, public glimpses we've seen of Kate Middleton, she seems to be a soft-spoken, very polite princess-to-be who deflects to Prince William when faced with a tricky interview question and has admiringly gushed about how funny and romantic he is. However, if recent tabloid stories are to be believed, the real, behind-the-scenes Kate may be more strong-headed and independent than we know. According to Celebitchy.com, Kate has already expressed her disapproval on a number of occasions, related to her wedding and her image.
After nabbing all sorts of details on the Royal wedding just over a month away, insiders are turning to their next order of business—scooping Prince William and Kate Middleton's honeymoon location. Kenya, where William proposed, has been thrown around. We've heard Wales might be plausible. The Maldives and Scotland have also made the shortlist. As many continue to guess, another destination has slid into the mix. This time, it was by Prince William himself.
Should "Waitie Katie" and her prince have waited a few more months and had a summer wedding? That's what one YourTango astrologist believes, after having drawn up Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage birthchart. Reportedly, on April 29th, 2011, the day planned for their royal wedding, "nearly all of the planets are in disharmonious positions, which could mean a married life filled with challenges and misunderstandings," claims Astrology Detective. So are Prince William and the soon-to-be Princess Kate destined to have a rocky marriage, like Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Di, or will they achieve their happily-ever-after future? Read on for more predictions.
Before Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot—something we've been waiting for nearly as long as Kate has—they have to participate in several marriage preparation sessions with the priests who will be involved in their wedding ceremony. The media has seized upon this fact, mostly because of Prince Charles's and Princess Diana's divorce but, in truth, this isn't anything out of the ordinary. In fact, in some faiths, it's a requirement. Are church and state wrong to be butting in on our marriage plans? Or should premarital counseling be something all couples participate in?
On Kate and Will's wedding day, there is a massive pattern lining up almost all the planets into disharmonious aspect, which could mean a married life filled with a lot of challenges and misunderstandings. They would have been better off waiting a month or two to wed under more harmonious skies. In fact, if Princess Diana were around today, she probably never would have allowed William to choose April 29th for his wedding day. Diana used astrologers, and any good astrologer would have told Waity Katey that it may have been a good idea to wait just a wee bit longer.
In November 2010, an industry was born. Upon hearing of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement, scores of retailers scrambled to produce royal wedding memorabilia items that will inevitably sell for thousands of dollars on eBay one day. Here's our roundup of the most sentimental, strange and comically inappropriate commemorative items up for sale right now.
With less than two months until their royal wedding, it looks like the invites for Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptuials have finally gone out. Although the couple sent their initial "save the dates" via royal fax machine, the wedding invites were much fancier, printed with gold lettering on a stiff, white card.
Proposing to your long-time girlfriend because you're losing your hair isn't exactly our idea of fairytale romance, but, according to the New York Times, it very well may have been a factor in Prince William's decision to put a ring on Kate Middleton. It's no big secret that William, who made People Magazine's Most Beautiful list back in 1998, has prematurely been going bald. Prince Harry, in a dual interview with William in 2009, even cracked a joke about it, and let's not forget the Hello! Magazine Photoshop scandal of last year, in which the British magazine was accused of digitally covering up William's bald spot. However, according to the Times, the loss of his heartthrob status may have caused William to finally take Kate off the market. (Not that Waitie-Katie seemed to be going anywhere.)
First comes courting, then comes marriage…then comes, the transformation into the next Princess Diana? While Kate Middleton and Prince William should be enjoying the post-engagement bliss, with glowing faces and lazy wedding making plans, the Royal family seems to have a different idea
By Roy Sheppard Here in the UK, we are being drenched with Prince William and Kate Middleton stories in the media. They are everywhere! Unlike the loved-up celebrities who can’t wait to show off the latest in a long line of soul mates, what’s different about Prince William and Middleton is their quiet togetherness. They already exude a sense of being an ‘us,’ rather than part of a ‘me + me’ relationship.
This weekend, Kate Middleton got to know her future royal family a little better at the wedding of a close friend of her fiance, Prince William. People reports that Middleton and Prince William joined Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Middleton’s future in-laws at the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher to the Honorable Sarah Louise Stourton on Saturday. Kate Middleton, who turned 29 on Sunday, will get married to Prince William on April 29 at Westminster Abbey. What are some ways to impress your future family? Cupid’s Advice:
By Vicky Sullivan of aspiringsocialitenyc.com According to E! Online, the War of the Roses has once again taken to the British Isles. After details of the much-anticipated royal wedding between Prince William and the lovely Kate Middleton were announced, Queen Elizabeth II was less than enthused. In fact, she was livid. Apparently, her royal highness learned of her grandson’s wedding plans just as the rest of us did, by watching the news.