In case you're one of the millions of Americans who slept soundly at 4 a.m. when Britain's Prince William took Kate Middleton to be his bride, here is a quick update.
Kate Middleton will now and forever be referred to as "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" (unless a series of tragic deaths befalls members of the royal family, at which time she will be bestowed as Queen of England).
Kate, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, turned 29 on January 9th. She is the eldest of 3 children.
Kate, oops, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was given Princess Diana's engagement ring to have and to own. But her new hubby made it clear early on that he intends to go ringless.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge decided to do her own makeup because she wanted to add a little normalcy to the pomp and circumstance surrounding the wedding of the century.
Although she thought it was lame, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge practiced "the wave" for hours in the mirror until she got it right.
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"Kate Middleton's wedding dress" was the #1 search on Google, Yahoo and other search engines until about an hour ago.
The wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton of the late Alexander McQueen's fashion house. Although the bride didn't wear white, the dress was as close to white as Sarah could get. Sarah herself doesn't think the dress was such a big deal. To the world, it's a piece of history. But to Sarah, it's just another very expensive wedding dress that she and her team designed for a non-blue blood royal:
"The dress was just one component of a spectacular day, and I do not think it is appropriate to comment any further beyond saying that I personally am very grateful and honoured to have been given the opportunity to work on this project, and I wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future." Source
U.S. President Barack Obama was one of the many world leaders who were snubbed by the royal couple.
The gambling houses are already doing brisk business this morning taking bets on how long this marriage will last. That should come as no surprise considering that Wills and Kate have already broken up half a dozen times over the years.
(Photos by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe) via Daily Mail