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Close This article is 7 years old The announcement when it came in mid-morning was, in its way, both unexpected and long-awaited. Prince William , the second in line to the throne, now aged 28, is to marry his longstanding girlfriend, Kate Middleton — christened Catherine and six months older than he is. It will happen sometime next spring or summer, somewhere in London. The rest — so far — is flim, flam and speculation. Parents, political leaders, friends, people in the street, souvenir sellers, memorabilia manufacturers, a vineyard in Kent which is to bottle a special sparkling wine and the man who performs magic tricks for the royals are all delighted. Posing for photographs at Clarence House last night, the prince, smiling broadly, made a better stab at expressing his feelings than his father had in when, posing for engagement photographs, he muttered, “Whatever love is”, in answer to questions. William, by contrast, said: We are very, very happy. Middleton, who has known the prince for more than eight years, since they were students at St Andrews University, will become not only the first commoner to marry a prince in close proximity to the throne since Anne Hyde was smuggled in at midnight to marry the man who became James II in , but also one of the oldest royal brides and perhaps the longest in waiting. In due course, she may also become the sixth Queen Catherine.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

They met at St. Andrews University, became friends and, later, roommates, and then started dating. But that’s not actually how it happened, royal biographer and Vanity Fair contributor Katie Nicholl divulges in her new book, Kate: Kate Middleton through the years In fact, Nicholl says, the Duke and Duchess actually crossed paths long before they enrolled at St.

Andrews University in Speaking about her discovery in an interview with Katie Couric on the Sept.

Four years of dating a prince had made Kate one of the most photographed women in the world, and she wasn’t even a member of the royal family yet! Photos. Kate Middleton & Prince William’s.

As in, the year in which Prince Harry —heretofore one of the most eligible bachelors in the world—officially removes himself from the market. Photos How to Dress Like Meghan Markle Markle even missed friend Serena Williams ‘ baby shower in Miami on Sunday because she had promised Harry that she’d attend, so long as she could get the time off of work and we have a feeling the betrothed tennis star understood. With Meghan, he feels like they’re a team.

It gives him so much energy. All of a sudden the smiles that Will and Kate were flashing at a friend’s wedding shortly after their trip to Africa took on a whole new meaning: Even if Meghan could wear an invisibility cloak, she and Harry would attract quite their fair share of attention—and since she’ll just have to go in a regular old outfit albeit new and perfectly tailored , all eyes will be on them.

Brides toss the bouquet in Britain, too Getty Images Not to mention, the world has waited patiently but soon will be demanding a photo of Kate and Meghan together—or at least anywhere near each other. Moreover, Harry is said to really value Kate’s opinion when it comes to his love life. Just as William must have been heartened by how well Kate and Harry got on, so Harry wants his brother and sister-in-law to embrace Meghan. Moreover, they all get to benefit from being grownups now!

So, they had a comfy window in which to heal and re-prioritize. As the palace once stuck up for Kate, entreating the press to quit harassing her in , so it stuck up for Meghan last year just months after Harry had started dating her.

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Here’s where William and Kate’s romance began The prince later switches to a geography course, but the pair remain close. In , they move into a student house with two other friends and by Christmas , romance blossoms when Kate splits from her previous boyfriend. Their relationship becomes public after they are pictured skiing in Klosters together and in June , the royal and his new girlfriend are pictured looking very much in love on the day of their graduation ceremony.

Kate gets a job as an accessories buyer for fashion chain Jigsaw, while the prince joins the elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Kate makes her most significant public appearance to date when she turns up to watch William graduate as an Army officer.

Back in , Kate Middleton and Prince William were simply dating and the royal rules of dressing technically didn’t apply to Kate yet. With this look, it’s clear she’s still quite young and isn’t afraid to rock a casual denim and a low maintenance white top.

Iveta Community member After the birth of their third child, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge did what royal parents are expected to do and presented the new member of the family for the world to see. Show Full Text Kate Middleton was, as you would expect from a royal, well-groomed and putting on her best face, despite giving birth just hours previously.

Some people were shocked however, by just how amazing she looked, flawless and glowing in full makeup and heels. This has prompted a variety of responses, from sympathy for the amount of pressure she must experience to look her best at all times, to criticism for creating impossibly high expectations for other women. But the best responses are from those women who are sharing their own hilariously real and disheveled post-birth pics.

Not everyone has the luxury of a team of makeup and hair professionals at their disposal! Obviously, the Duchess was just doing her job and probably loves these tongue-in-cheek comparisons. Giving birth is seriously hard work, and while Kate is required to go out into the glare of the media spotlight, most women prefer a hard-earned rest and a square meal.

Scroll down to check out the hilariously real post-natal comparisons for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! Kate Middleton is known for looking flawless on all occasions and giving birth is no exception.

French mag splashes topless Kate Middleton photos

The former News of the World royal editor forfeited his chance of sympathy from the jury in the phone-hacking trial after his “shameful” admission that he hacked Kate Middleton’s phone times, his lawyer said. David Spens QC said Clive Goodman had “recognised” that his standards of journalism had fallen below those expected of him and was not proud of what he had done. Any sympathy for him has been forfeited by his admission that he hacked Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry, which was a shameful thing to do,” said Spens.

kate-middleton-most-naked-photos Racy rollergirl! During a night out with friends in , Kate put her long legs on full display in super yellow short shorts.

Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party and other amazing celebrity costumes 17 Pictures The spread is a blow to Buckingham Palace as it tries to move on from a scandal over naked shots of Prince Harry that tarred an image bolstered by Kate and William’s wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and her Olympic Games appearance. While Closer defended its decision to publish the photographs, a royal spokesperson called it a grotesque move that had upset the royal couple, currently touring southeast Asia, and said Buckingham Palace was consulting lawyers.

It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them. She said the magazine had more intimate shots from the same series that it opted not to publish. What we see is a young couple, who just got married, who are very much in love, who are splendid,” Pieau told French BFM television. There was no expectation the press would be there.

So visibly they have been damaged by the fact the pictures were taken and it is likely a French court would rule in that direction. Dubbing the affair “nipplegate” in some cases, a torrent of twitter commentary on both sides of the English Channel mostly chided Closer for running the shots. The photos of Harry stained a positive image the Royal family has carefully crafted as it worked to turn the page on Princess Diana’s death in and a raft of scandals at the time including Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson having her toes sucked by a U.

Royal sources said the photo spread was a flashback to the paparazzi chases of Princess Diana, William’s mother, making it even more painful for him.

Kate Middleton Used to Set Prince Harry Up on Blind Dates

Middleton attended an English-language nursery school. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrew’s in her later years. She also worked until January at the family business in catalogue design and production, marketing, and photography. Two newspaper groups, News International , which publishes The Times and The Sun ; and the Guardian Media Group , publishers of The Guardian , decided to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her.

Kate and Wills: A Royal Courtship. As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to walk down the aisle, TIME looks back at the highs and lows of their year romance.

If you think the Kardashian family is covered too highly by the media, just consider how much media interest the Royal family garners. This is especially true for the younger Royals who are now the most likely to get themselves into compromising situations. The tabloids around the world have been interested in Middleton ever since she began dating Prince William during their college years.

For instance, Middleton is almost known now for having her dresses blow up in public — and the paps have been right there to catch it consistently, no matter the worldwide location of the mishap. And, due to some privacy breaches, the public has pretty much seen a fully naked Middleton. We can only imagine what the Queen must have to say about these instances.

Here are 12 of the most scandalous Kate Middleton photos of all time. Since she and Prince William began dating at such a young age, of course there was going to be an extent of partying involved in her life. It was college, after all. When the two broke up for a while, Middleton was known to be out on the town with her girlfriends. We can presume this interest came from the possibility the two would rekindle good call on their part! Anyway, tabloids printed a photo of Middleton looking extremely drunk and out of it while in the back seat of a car.

At the time, the Royal Palace had no place to comment on it. When She Flashed The Camera Exiting A Car Getting out of a vehicle with a short dress on is a feat all its own, and Middleton certainly knows a thing or two about this.

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Email Getty Images; E! Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, It’s just that Charles loved someone else much more. Photos Royal Family at Trooping the Colour Diana, who would have been 57 today, was only 16 when she first met the year-old eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when he visited her family home for a grouse hunt. Meanwhile, one of her sisters, the future Lady Sarah McCorquodale, was all over the royal, who was and remains next in line to the throne.

Following their April split after dating for five years, Prince William and former girlfriend Kate Middleton have resumed their relationship, according to widespread coverage in British newspapers.

Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. It’s set to be Britain’s wedding of the year. And their two children will play starring roles in the ceremony. Three-year-old Prince George will be page boy, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl. The Duchess of Cambridge has already admitted she is a little worried about how her children will behave.

She’s “hopeful that they would be good, but you never know at that age,” she reportedly told a guest at a Buckingham Palace garden party recently. Prince Harry is on the guest list. But most of the details are being kept under tight wraps. The wedding reportedly will be Scottish-themed, complete with whiskey and bagpipes, Daily Mail reports.

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