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Here's Who's Going to the Wedding

Other royals, politicians, celebrities, even normal people

(Newser) - You might not have heard, but Prince William is getting hitched in six short days, and the confirmed guest list is out today. A list of the notables, as per the AP:
  • Foreign royals: Denmark's Queen Margrethe; Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja; Spain's Queen Sofia; Prince
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Kate Middleton Quits Her Job

She does have a wedding to plan, you know

(Newser) - As, one assumes, part of her preparation for becoming royalty, Kate Middleton has quit her day job, the Evening Standard reports. The future Mrs. Prince William "handed over her work" at her parents' online party supply store before Christmas, "and is now preparing for her future life,"... More »

William Proposed... Because He's Balding?

It's a possibility, claim the experts

(Newser) - Why did Prince William finally propose to girlfriend Kate Middleton? To hear the Brit tabloids tell it, there’s only one explanation: baldness. Yep, many speculate, 28-year-old Wills felt his attractiveness receding and figured he’d better lock in his longtime galpal. Lending a sort of credibility to this theory... More »

Want Kate's Ring? That'll Be $3, Please

Royals hold Christmas gathering without Wills

(Newser) - It’s worth $45,000, but you can get Kate Middleton’s engagement ring for $3 in China. Or at least a really cheap knockoff. Lookalike versions of the ring—a sapphire and diamond affair that was Princess Diana's—are all over China’s top online mall, ranging in price... More »

UK to Biz: How to Get Out of Giving Workers Wedding Off

Government tells twitchy employers they might not have to

(Newser) - Among those who have already had it up to here with the impending royal nuptials are British businesses, which might be legally required to give workers the day off. As the Telegraph reports, since England has declared April 29 a public holiday, the majority of the public is entitled to... More »

William, Kate Release Engagement Photos

Couple 'brimming with happiness,' says Testino

(Newser) - For that segment of the population with Will-and-Kate china backordered, your favorite prince and princess-to-be have released a pair of engagement photos, reports People. In the Nov. 25 photo shoot with Mario Testino, the pair opted for a formal setting outside Clarence House and a more casual portrait inside St.... More »

Kate, Wills Hire Diana Fave to Shoot Engagement Photo

Mario Testino took iconic photos of princess just before her death

(Newser) - Prince William recruited photography royalty to shoot his engagement photo with Kate Middleton, reports People. Fashion photographer Mario Testino, who took some of William and Harry's favorite photos of Princess Diana, has taken "some engagement photographs," the prince's rep confirms today. The results are supposed to be released... More »

Snoop Writes Song for Wills

Rapper calls "Wet" the perfect bachelor party song

(Newser) - Prince William must be a pretty big Snoop Dogg fan. Last month, Prince Harry reportedly asked the rapper to perform at his brother's engagement party. Now, Snoop has given Wills a little gift: A song for his bachelor party, which the rapper calls "the perfect anthem for Prince William... More »

Royal Wedding Could Be in 3D

Reach out and touch the royal couple

(Newser) - Concerned you won't be one of the lucky commoners to win a ticket to Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials? Good news: You may still be able to get up close and personal with the royal couple on their big day. Three broadcasters are discussing the possibility of screening the... More »

Wills, Kate Set the Date, Place

Royal couple will wed in April at Westminster Abbey

(Newser) - After a little bit of drama and much speculation, Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided on a wedding date: Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The royal family made the announcement today at St. James' Palace, MSNBC reports. Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Ann, and Prince Andrew all married... More »

Frustrated Queen in the Dark as Wills Plans Wedding

The thoroughly modern prince insists on doing it his way

(Newser) - Kids these days, insisting on planning their own weddings without any help from Buckingham Palace. Prince William’s modern and somewhat headstrong attitude about his upcoming nuptials is apparently causing quite a bit of friction within the royal family, the Daily Mail reports. He wants his aides to plan everything,... More »

11 Princes You Can Still Snag

Wills may be off the market, but these royal men still are available

(Newser) - Sadly for all would-be princesses, Prince William is now officially off the market . But his brother, Prince Harry, isn't the only eligible royal man left. The Daily Beast rounds up 10 more: Meet some in the gallery, or click here for the full slideshow. (Or, click here to read about... More »

Kate Gets Diana's Ring

William wanted to 'make sure my mother didn't miss out on today'

(Newser) - Prince William's choice of a wedding ring made today's engagement announcement a bit more special: He gave Kate Middleton the blue sapphire and diamond ring his father gave Diana in 1981, the Guardian reports. William explained it was "my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on... More »

Prince William, Kate Engaged

Wedding will take place next spring or summer

(Newser) - Prince William has ended one round of endless tongue-wagging by announcing his engagement to Kate Middleton this morning, reports Sky News. "The Prince of Wales is delighted," Clarence House said in a statement, adding that the "wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011,... More »

Inside the Royal Romance

Kate has waited for her prince a long, long time

(Newser) - Prince William ’s romance with Kate Middleton has captivated Britain and beyond for years. Vanity Fair offers an in-depth look at the couple’s sometimes rocky path from friends to lovers in a lengthy excerpt from Katie Nicholl’s upcoming book William and Harry. Nicholl tracks Wills and... More »

Tab: Wills, Kate to Wed in '12

Because nothing says romance like the London Olympics

(Newser) - We've heard this so often that someone's going to get it right sooner or later: Prince William will at long, long, long last marry ever-so-longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, reports the News of the World, but it ain't gonna be this weekend in Vegas. The plodding prince will take a trip... More »

The Tabloid Pic Stalling Wills' Engagement

But fear not: Wedding is apparently still on track

(Newser) - For all you rabid royal-watchers wondering why Prince William didn’t announce his engagement to Kate Middleton last week like Tina Brown said he would , she's got the story behind the delay over at the Daily Beast . Turns out Wills and Kate are having a bit of a tiff about... More »

Prince Wills Engagement 2 Weeks Away?

Royal-watchers believe prince will pop the question this month

(Newser) - Though Tina Brown speculated the big engagement would happen last weekend, there's still no ring on Kate Middleton's finger—a pesky fact that hasn't done much to stem royal wedding fever. The new D-Day? Royal watchers suspect an engagement will be announced after William turns 28 on June 21, reports... More »

A June Engagement for Wills?

Prince William, Kate Middleton will probably marry in November

(Newser) - Royal wedding watch continues, and it looks like Prince William may finally announce his engagement to Kate Middleton on June 3 or 4. A source tells the Daily Beast those days are blocked out on palace diaries, probably for just such an announcement. The wedding would then most likely be... More »

Royal Wedding Rumors Heat Up

Royal retreat has everyone speculating

(Newser) - The engagement rumors about Prince William and Kate Middleton just keep on coming, fueled most recently by the retreat they plan to attend, the News of the World reports. Middleton will join the queen for her traditional hunting trip to Scotland for the first time. More »

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