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Published: 04/4/11

Royal Finances: Will Kate Sign a Prenup?

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Royal Finances: Will Kate Sign a Prenup?

LONDON -- British divorce lawyers have words of warning for Prince William: Not all fairy tales have happy endings. The prince is set to wed his longtime love Kate Middleton on April 29, but if history is any guide, divorce lawyers say the second-in-line to the British throne would be well advised to sign a prenuptial agreement. Chris Jackson, Getty Images Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to wed this month. "It's an absolute statistical no-brainer that a prenuptial agreement would be highly beneficial in this case," said divorce lawyer James Stewart from the firm...

Published: 01/5/11

5 Facts About Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
5 Facts About Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding

We're still just under four months out from the royal wedding, but new details about Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 nuptials are trickling out of the palace. The most recent news: The couple will be married at Westminster Abbey by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican Church. Surge Desk rounds up five new facts about the posh event. 1. The ceremony's key figures: In addition to being married by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, two other prominent religious figures will take part in the celebration at Westminster Abbey. The Bishop of London,...

Published: 01/5/11

More Wedding Details Firmed Up for Prince William, Fiancee

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More Wedding Details Firmed Up for Prince William, Fiancee

LONDON -- Palace officials said Wednesday that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will preside at the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They also said the newlyweds will travel from the wedding at Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace by carriage in a festive procession that will include several of London's major landmarks. The route through Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and the Mall is likely to be thronged with well-wishers anxious for a glimpse of the couple, who are expected to make a brief appearance on the palace balcony once they...

Published: 12/20/10

Eat With the Royals: Commemorative China Now on Sale

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Eat With the Royals: Commemorative China Now on Sale

Britain's royal wedding is still four months away, but the commemorative china created to mark the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton went on sale today for those looking to snag official souvenirs. The Royal Collection Trust is offering handmade plates, cups and pill boxes made of English fine bone China. The couple approved the design, which features their first initials and wedding date. "Each item is individually decorated and then embellished with several layers of burnished gold and platinum before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand," according to...

Published: 12/5/10

Princess Diana and Sarah Palin: Mirror Images?

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Princess Diana and Sarah Palin: Mirror Images?

Sarah Palin is the political Princess Diana. That's what one GOP source told me recently. "Let's be honest. If she didn't have looks, we wouldn't be talking about her. You wouldn't be covering her. She's like Princess Diana." Shallow? Yes. But isn't there truth there? Princess Diana captured hearts at age 19 when Prince Charles selected her as a bride. Sarah Palin hit the scene when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate, although she'd already had a spread in Vogue as Alaska's governor. ...

Published: 11/28/10

Prince William Has No Desire to Leapfrog Dad

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Prince William Has No Desire to Leapfrog Dad

(Nov. 28) -- With his popularity surging as he prepares for his royal wedding, Prince William wants to make one thing clear: He won't "climb the ladder of kingship before his time." That word comes from a senior royal aide, to the Sunday Telegraph, in response to polls, speculation, and memories of Princess Diana's words that her son might make a better king than his father. Chris Jackson, AP Britain's Prince William, here with his father, Prince Charles in June 2009, has seen a surge in his popularity since announcing plans to marry his longtime girlfriend next year. "There is no question...

Published: 11/26/10

That Was Fast: First Wills and Kate Book Published

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That Was Fast: First Wills and Kate Book Published

LONDON (Nov. 26) -- First came the royal engagement. Now - 10 days later - the first book. "William and Kate: A Royal Love Story," by The Sun newspaper's royal reporter James Clench was published in Britain Friday, the first in a slew of new titles about the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton that publishers hope will set cash registers chirping in the months before their April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey. Published by Harper Collins and The Sun - both owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. - the book is scattered with photos by Arthur Edwards, the paper's long-serving...

Published: 11/23/10

Kate and Wills Royal Wedding Set for April 29

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Kate and Wills Royal Wedding Set for April 29

LONDON (Nov. 23) -- Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, at London's Westminster Abbey, the British royal family announced today. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary, told reporters at St. James' Palace that the lovebirds were on "cloud nine" and "completely over the moon -- I've never seen two happier people, which is fabulous." And William and Kate couldn't have selected a more appropriate date for the ceremony, Lowther-Pinkerton noted, as April 29 is the Feast of St. Catherine. Oli Scarff, Getty Images Prince William and Kate Middleton will...

Published: 11/23/10

Royal Wedding Date: What Else Happened on April 29?

By  Martin Steinberg - AOL News
Royal Wedding Date: What Else Happened on April 29?

(Nov. 23) -- Wills and Kate's wedding isn't the only big event to take place on April 29. Some other historical events on that date, courtesy of Wikipedia, Infoplease.com and The Associated Press: 711: Moorish troops land at Gibraltar to begin Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. 1429: Joan of Arc arrives to relieve siege of Orleans. 1624: Richelieu becomes prime minister of Louis XII of France. 1672: Louis XIV invades the Netherlands. 1798: Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" rehearsed in Vienna before invited audience. 1818: Future Tsar Alexander II is born. 1862: New...

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