It looks like our guessing game about where Prince William and Kate Middleton should honeymoon was all for naught! After marrying in front of their guests at Westminster Abbey (and nearly 2 billion TV watchers around the world,) the couple has reportedly decided to postpone their honeymoon. Some, like the Daily Mail, are speculating that the announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death and related security concerns may have been the cause for the delay, although the official reason given is that Prince William needs to return to his job as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
With Prince William set to marry Kate Middleton in April and perennial bachelor Prince Albert of Monaco said to be getting hitched to in July to girlfriend , it seems like all the good princes of this generation are snatched up and happily wed. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden may have started the trend last year when she walked down the aisle and married her former exercise trainer-turned-HRH husband Daniel , but, luckily, for those commoners with palace dreams, there are still quite a few available princes on the market.
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.
It looks like Chelsy Davy is taking the long, Kate Middleton road to becoming a princess. The word in London is that Prince Harry, 26, and his longtime on-and-off, South African girlfriend are back together again after having broken up and reunited more times than we can count.
Should we start referring to her as Princess Catherine yet? Now that's it 2011, we are just months away from the biggest royal wedding since Charles and Diana. And because this is the wedding of the future king and queen of England that we're talking about, every detail is reportedly being planned like a military operation.
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 got good news for any of you ladies out there who are still secretly hoping to become a real-life princess: While Kate Middleton has seemingly latched her claws into Prince William for good, Prince Harry, however, is back on the market! The 26-year-old “spare” prince reportedly ended his 5-year relationship with girlfriend Chelsy Davy, 24, after she decided to abandon her plans to work at a law firm in London and move back to home to South Africa. It seems that the long-distance aspect of their relationship proved to be too difficult for the couple, especially as Harry’s military career as a helicopter pilot left him little time for romance.
We’ve all heard the tale about the prince captivated by the beautiful commoner. But once upon a time, Yale-educated Crown Princess Victoria—who will be the first woman to inherit the Swedish throne—dated Daniel Westling, a decidedly unroyal gym owner. Despite a July poll indicating that more than half the country found him to be an unsuitable match, the couple now shares a home, defying traditionalists and society snobs. The couple recently announced plans to wed in 2010, populace opinion be damned.