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 »
Two months ago, Princess Diana biographer and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown predicted Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, would announce their engagement last weekend. June 3rd and 4th came and went without a peep from across the pond. What gives?
Prince William is apparently pissed off because of at least one paparazzi pic of his girlfriend playing tennis on a family vacation, which was leaked to a German magazine. According to Brown’s sources, he suspects someone she knows is tipping the paps off, and he wishes Kate were more upset about it. Keep reading »
Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, may announce their engagement in June, with a wedding possibly to follow in November. Tina Brown at The Daily Beast swears up and down “a highly placed source in royal circles” says it is so! Brown’s source claimed June 3 and 4 have been “mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries” — because I guess when you are British royalty, you need a whole damn weekend to tell people you’re gettin’ hitched. Brown also speculates Will and Kate’ll make it legal during a November ceremony, because by then a Parliamentary election will be over. Plus, November is the same month Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married in 1947.
A royal wedding would be fun! Still, keep in mind that rumors about when Will and Kate are getting married circulate every six months or so, so … grain of salt. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
When Prince William graced the cover of this week’s Hello! with decidedly darker locks, some wondered if it was nothing more than a lighting or Photoshop effect. The photo was taken last month, shortly before the prince made a royal tour to Australia where a gust of wind showed off his light, thinning hair. Usually, we’d encourage a handsome man to embrace going bald, but when it comes to Prince William we’re digging the darker, thicker ‘do. What do you think? [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Oh, there’s something about men in uniform when you know they’ve got British accents, too! Prince Harry (my fave) posed with his brother Prince William for a painting by artist Nicky Phillips to hang in London’s National Portrait Gallery. [Times of London UK] Keep reading »