The Queen started off the festivities today with a wedding present for Prince William and Kate Middleton: new titles! Kate will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, while Prince William will be called His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge once they wed!
In fact, the Queen offered William three new titles, the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. So, Kate will also be Lady of Strathearn and Baroness of Carrickfergus. The press secretary for the Queen announced: "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus." That's quite an elegant mouthful!