Britain apparently has a nation full of Emn Haddad-Friedmans. Who is Emn Haddad-Friedman, you ask? She was the bride who planned her wedding for July 31st in Rhineback, New York, the same weekend as Chelsea Clinton. Weddings are stressful enough without worrying the Clintons stole your caterers! After Prince William announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton and set the wedding date for April 29, 2011, couples across Britain who chose the same day started fretting. Some Brits are really nutso about the royal family and the prince’s wedding will be a big enough deal to skip weddings of people they actually, you know, know. Personally, I think if someone chooses to stand outside Westminster Abbey for a peek at Kate’s bridal gown, or parks in front of the telly for the televised ceremony, it’s one less d-bag’s dinner and drinks you need to pay for. [BBC] Keep reading »
Reverend Pete Broadbent, the Bishop of Willesden, is giving Prince William and Kate Middleton the smack down. After their engagement announcement last week, he took to Facebook to post some angry rants. Everyone really is on Facebook, huh? But I digress. His choice commentary after the jump. Keep reading »
When many American couples are planning a wedding, tradition dictates the father of the bride foots all or most of the bill. Sure, Kate Middleton‘s parents are self-made millionaires from their mail order party supply company, Party Pieces. But that’s nothing on Prince William‘s deep-pocketed relatives, of course. Luckily, the royal family is not going to give poor Michael Middleton a heart attack. “Both the Prince of Wales [i.e., Prince Charles] and the Queen are likely to contribute towards the cost of the wedding. It will be a family contribution but no final decision has been made,” a palace spokesman told the Telegraph. “In particular, if the reception is held at Buckingham Palace, the Queen will pay for that.” For the Middleton family’s sake, here’s hoping that “are likely to contribute towards the cost” means “pay for everything.” Keep reading »
Prince William is the world’s most eligible bachelor no more: Yesterday the world was formally introduced to the next princess: Kate Middleton, 28. After nine years of dating, it was about time, girl! Model-gorgeous Kate has long been photographed at William’s side and attended formal palace events — which was all the more intriguing as the couple seemed to be taking it slowly before settling down. So who is this girl? Keep reading »
Thank gawd, Prince William and Kate Middleton (who’s been nicknamed “Waity Katie” by the British media) finally got engaged! The date hasn’t been set yet, but the wedding will supposedly be the biggest since William’s mother, Princess Diana, married his father, Prince Charles. This brought back all sorts of flashbacks of the magical princess-making wedding ceremony, but we’ve rounded up some things we hope they don’t repeat from that monstrous televised affair. Keep reading »
It’s the rock we’ve all been waiting for: Kate Middleton debuted her engagement ring from Prince William and it’s huuuuuge. Of course it is, because it’s Princess Diana’s engagement ring. “As you may recognize now it is my mother’s engagement ring, so of course it is very special to me,” William told the BBC. “And Kate is very special to me now as well. It is only right the two are put together.” [11/16/10] Keep reading »
There’s one in every family. For the British royals, it’s apparently Prince Julius Eduard von Anhalt, a distant cousin who blabbed to a newspaper that Prince William and Kate Middleton are already engaged and planning to wed in July. “Kate issued William with an ultimatum: we marry or we break up,” he told a German mag. “There are obviously no more objections from the public, so the engagement is set for this autumn.The wedding is set for July.” Of course it could be BS: Mr. Big Mouth didn’t prove he had an invitation and claimed the exact date next July would be confidential. A “source close to Prince William” dismissed it as lies.
So, either Kate is cheating on the prince with his best friend’s brother … or they’re secretly engaged. Hard to say. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »