“[The crowds] were singing and cheering all night long, so the excitement of that, the nervousness of me and everyone singing — I slept for about half an hour. The hardest thing was trying to walk down the stairs with my spurs on, sideways. I had visions of myself and my brother [Prince Harry] colliding and crashing down the stairs.”
– Prince William discusses the stressful night before his internationally televised wedding to Kate Middleton in a new TV special called, “Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother.” Apparently the Queen also helped him deal with some guest list drama: “There was very much a subdued moment when I was handed a list with 777 names on it — not one person I knew or Catherine knew. I went to [Queen Elizabeth] and said, ‘Listen, I’ve got this list, not one person I know — what do I do?’ And she went, ‘Get rid of it. Start from your friends and then we’ll add those we need to in due course. It’s your day.’” Awww! [Us Weekly]
One year after her marriage to Prince William, the former Kate Middleton has something new to celebrate: Her “induction” is now complete and St. James’ Palace considers her a “fully fledged member” of the British monarchy, a senior royal source tells CNN. She achieved this vaunted status by fulfilling all her objectives of the past year, including charity work and her first speech, the source explains. Prior to the royal wedding, some had feared the “commoner” Kate would have a difficult transition. Read more…
Kate Middleton must have her own children with Prince William before she will be allowed to adopt according to Queen Elizabeth II. It has been said that Kate considers Angelina Jolie her role model, so it is not surprising that she is considering adoption. Nevertheless, it is the royal couple’s duty to provide the monarchy with an heir or two before adoption can be seriously considered.
Royal watchers concerned with the monarchy have been impatient for the news that Duchess Kate is pregnant – since an adopted child would be ineligible to ascend to the throne. William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth IIsays that while she would consider the idea of Kate adopting in the future, she first wants to see her produce a legitimate heir. Read more…
Cosmopolitan UK is just giving us women what we want: a Prince Harry lookalike model posing naked! (Oh, and there’s some other guy in this photo, too.) Unfortunately, their diamond jubilees are hidden from the camera during this a fratty locker room moment shot by photographer Alison Jackson for UK Cosmo‘s 40th birthday. Something tells me the Queen will not be amused. [The Daily Beast via Cosmopolitan UK]
Millionaires vacationing on the private island of Mustique this week have been dealing with certain inconveniences that come with sharing an island with the Duchess of Cambridge — and apparently they are not too happy about it. Ever since Kate Middleton and her family arrived on the island to celebrate mom Carole Middleton’s birthday, other vacationers have had to deal with hardships like being shuttled to restaurants in private vehicles and not having access to specialized golf carts. Said one anonymous vacationer: “This isn’t exactly the way one expects to be treated when you pay very good money to visit the most exclusive island in the Caribbean.” Sounds pretty rough, no? [Daily Mail UK]
Kate Middleton looked on as her royal hubby brushed his shoulders off while visiting a charity which provides housing and support for homeless youth. Lookin’ fly, Wills.