Can you believe it's been two years since the world watched as Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, tied the knot? As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their second anniversary, we take a look back at their sweetest altar moments in Westminster Abbey on their wedding day, April 29. See Will and Kate exchanging vows and loving glances now!
Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating their second wedding anniversary! Two years ago on April 29, the two tied the knot in the wedding seen round the world, becoming the hottest young royal couple and earning their new titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And although they are a modern couple in many ways, William and Kate carried on a long British tradition of elaborate and glamorous royal weddings with their big, big day! As the happy twosome celebrate two years of wedded bliss and a baby on the way, let's look at how Will and Kate's wedding stacks up to past royal weddings.
Happy anniversary, William and Kate! It's been two years since Prince William and mom-to-be Kate Middleton said "I do" in the royal wedding that broke the world record for the most watched event, with 72 million live streams from people across 188 countries. We couldn't get enough on April 29, as we pulled an all-nighter in California to watch Kate unveil her stunning Alexander McQueen gown and see the two newlyweds seal their union with a Buckingham Palace balcony kiss. Luckily, after the wedding celebrations ended, we got a lot more of the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. With appearances in the UK at the London Olympics last Summer and their royal tour of Asia, they've been showing off their newlywed love all over the world. See some of their sweetest public displays of affection as husband and wife — and soon-to-be parents — now!
Kate Middleton was joined by Prince William and Prince Harry to attend the inauguration of the new Warner Bros. Studios in London today. She dressed up her baby bump in a polka-dot Topshop dress and a black Ralph Lauren jacket. The three young royals toured the studio, which had been decorated with pieces from famous films, including The Dark Knight Rises and the Harry Potter films. Kate, William, and Harry played with fake wizards' wands during a tour of the Harry Potter sets and William got in a bit of fun as he hopped on the Batpod while Kate giggled. Harry and Will also joked about the Batmobile while inspecting it during the tour. According to reporter Richard Palmer, Prince William asked, "You don't do baby seats for those cars, do you, by chance?" Will also joked that he hasn't yet told Harry that Harry Potter "isn't real."
The royal visit to the studios comes after a busy week of appearances for Kate and Harry. Kate made three visits over the week, including a stop by the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday where she put her baby bump on display in a baby-blue dress. Prince Harry has been keeping busy as well, attending the London Marathon on Sunday and making a stop in Nottingham on Thursday. The week may also mark the end of one drama for pregnant Kate, as two indictments have been made in a French court over the publication of Kate's infamous topless photos. Both the photographer and the chief executive of the French magazine that first published the pictures are facing charges over the incident, and the court will reach a decision on June 5. In happier news, Will and Kate will celebrate their anniversary on Monday, April 29.
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Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, visited Leavesden Studios outside of London today with Prince Harry. The royal trio toured a recently refurbished studio where the Harry Potter series was made. We are looking at Harry, Kate, and William — and their wands! — in this headlines roundup, as well as at a new role for Scarlett Johansson, a frank admission from Gwyneth Paltrow, and a Harvard honor for Matt Damon.
On April 29, expectant parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating their two-year wedding anniversary! In 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in a royal wedding seen 'round the world, breaking the record for the largest online live-streaming audience with a record 72 million live views from people across 188 countries. While many royal weddings don't garner the attention of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day, they don't lack in lavishness.
Will and Kate's nuptials were part of a long tradition of elaborate royal weddings around the world. Last year, the tiny country of Luxembourg treated its Crown Prince Guillaume to an extravagant affair when he married Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy. The celebration, which reportedly cost around $650,000 and was funded by taxpayers, spanned multiple days and included a guest list packed with kings, queens, and other royals from around the world. In Brunei, Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, the fifth daughter of Brunei's sultan, married Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini at her father's 1,700-room palace in front of 3,000 guests. A state dinner followed, and Queen Elizabeth II even sent her best wishes.
These royals make up some of the lesser-known but just as regal royals of the world. And just like the Brits, they know how to throw opulent weddings for members of their families. From the wedding for the future emperor of Japan in 1924 to Grace Kelly's Monaco spectacular in 1956 to Will and Kate's big day on April 29, 2011, here is a guide to the world's royal weddings over the years.
It's National High Five Day, and what better way to celebrate this special time of year than with a look back at some of our favorite celebrities' most hand-slappingly good moments? From Jennifer Aniston to Ryan Gosling, there are a lot of stars out there who couldn't resist the chance to throw one up high. Click through to see the most memorable high-five moments from some of your favorite stars!
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When she appears in public in a particular dress, retailers scramble to keep the frock in stock (and designers work overtime to create knockoffs). But the Kate Middleton effect goes far beyond the fashion world — so much so that the royal family's foundation has moved to stop others from capitalizing on her name recognition.
According to the Telegraph, St. James's Palace confirms that it has applied to the UK's Intellectual Property Office to trademark her name, along with Prince William's and Prince Harry's.
Originally set up by Princes William and Harry in September 2009, the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry received a record number of donations after Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement. (The foundation's name was changed to include the duchess's title after the royal wedding in April 2011).
Today is National Pet Day, and to celebrate we are taking a look at the celebrities who love to tote their canine companions everywhere. Before Prince William and Kate Middleton were expecting a royal baby, they expanded their family by adopting their dog Lupo. Ryan Gosling and Julianne Hough both happily have their hands full with their pups, and Ryan Reynolds can be seen leaning on his Golden Retriever friend, Baxter. Click through to see over 50 stars who love their dogs and happy Pet Day, no matter what kind of pet you own!