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Earlier today, Prince William and Kate Middleton braved the rain in England to make their final public appearances as a couple before their wedding.

Greeted by well-wishers in the streets of Darwen in Lancashire, they were on hand to mark the opening of the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.

William and his future wife smiled and waved to the crowd:

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  • Kate Middleton Waving

18 DAYS TO GO: William and Kate will wed April 29.

William is scheduled to officially open the school, where he will launch the SkillForce Prince's Award and address the students, parents, governors and staff.

Their next and last stop of the day will be at nearby Witton Country Park in Blackburn, where thousands of fans are already awaiting his and Kate's arrival.

While there, Kate Middleton and Prince William will observe a series of sporting events and meet with a group of athletes and coaches at the venue.

The Prince is patron of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, an initiative which protects 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces across the U.K.

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Kate Middleton will marry Prince William in a couple of weeks, and the new cover of Newsweek captures her in a candid moment befitting of a princess.

Instead of a standard portrait, the photo shows Kate in a moment. Her natural beauty doesn't hurt, but it's a captivating image of the bride-to-be.

Also interesting is the subheading under "Kate the Great" ...

Kate Middleton Newsweek Cover

In previous articles posted on Kate Middleton and Prince William, we've received more than a few comments deriding the fascination with the royal nuptials.

Why, critics ask, do people care so much about a WEDDING with all the serious issues going on in the world? Maybe it's partly because of all those problems.

In a world gone mad, the union of Catherine Elizabeth Middleton and William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor, a prince of the royal blood, offer a nice respite.

Not just an escape, but a reminder that through thick and thin, there are still those events, those joyous moments we can all embrace and relate to.

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With the royal wedding just weeks away, the gorgeous white dress Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos to Prince William is back on the market.

Because it was SO last season, it was out of stock for some time.

The silk, collarless dress, with lacy detail own the front from the brand Whistles has been reissued and is available on the brand's website for 125 pounds.

Here's the engagement photo of the Prince and future Princess:

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"Whistles is known for its vintage inspired silk blouses, which are currently best sellers in its stores," Jane Shepherdson, chief executive of Whistles said.

Not surprisingly, demand spiked since late last year: "We are delighted Catherine chose to wear Whistles in her engagement photographs," she added.

Like many of Kate's fashion choices, the blouse is from a past season's collection, making it difficult for royal fashion fans to buy one. Until now!

For more royally cute images of the bride and groom-to-be, and to compare more of her style selections, check out our gallery of Kate Middleton pictures.

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Sorry, Phillipa Lepley. A new name has emerged as the leading contender to design Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

Now London's Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph are both reporting that Sarah Burton (from the house of Alexander McQueen) has earned the honor.

"The design of the dress [will] be a combination of Miss Middleton's own ideas and Mrs Burton's quirky interpretation of high fashion," states the Telegraph, adding that Burton was "chosen for the discretion afforded by her relatively low profile, as well as for her alternative take on elegance."

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Forget $20 billion in inheritance. Now we know why Kate Middleton is marrying Prince William: she wanted a beer named after her!

Titled "Kiss Me Kate," the beverage will arrive courtesy of Castle Rock Brewery and be on sale for the month leading up to the royal wedding on April 29.

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  • Kiss Me Kate

According to Castle Rock’s head brewer, Adrian Redgrove, imbibers can expect a British beer full of British hops and barley. He says:

“Kiss Me Kate will be elegant, tasteful and British to the core. It’ll be brewed to 5%, pale in colour and, we’re sure it’ll be the ideal way to toast the couple’s future happiness. We’ll certainly be enjoying it in our celebrations here at the brewery.”

In less important wedding news, it's also been confirmed that 1,800 invitations for the big day were sent out this week.

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Breaking news, THG readers: Prince Harry will serve as the best man at his brother's wedding.

According to the official Prince of Wales website, William and Kate Middleton have selected the members of their wedding party.

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Those participating in the global event will be:

  • The Lady Louise Windsor: Aged 7 - daughter of The Earl and Countess of Wessex)
  • The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones: Aged 8 - daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley)
  • Miss Grace van Cutsem: Aged 3 - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh van Cutsem)
  • Miss Eliza Lopes: Aged 3 - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopes)
  • Master William (Billy) Lowther-Pinkerton: Aged 10 - son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton)
  • Master Tom Pettifer: Aged 8 - son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pettifer )
  • Miss Grace van Cutsem and Master Tom Pettifer: the godchildren of Prince William.
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We've always know that Ellen DeGeneres was comedic royalty.

But it turns out the former American Idol host actually has some soon-to-be royal blood inside of her.

Ellen revealed on her talk show yesterday that she received a letter from the New England Genealogical society and it told her she was a 15th cousin of Prince William's fiancee, Kate Middleton. Who knew?!?

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Joked the comedian:

"I'm definitely invited to the wedding now... Let me know if you need me to plan the bachelorette party. Because I found some straws that are shaped like... well, never mind."

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Kate Middleton has joined the ranks of the world's unemployed.

But don't feel too sorry for the princess-to-be. She likely won't be on the streets any time soon.

With just over three months until she gets hitched to Prince William, Middleton has left her job as project manager for her family's party planning company to "concentrate full-time on preparing to become a member of the royal family," according to an aide.

Catherine and William

For years, Middleton had worked as a website designer and photographer for Party Pieces, her parents' company. She also helped coordinate events, a skill that ought to come in handy this spring.

We somehow doubt anything Kate helped organize was the size of her April wedding, however. Over one billion people are expect to witness the event.

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Last month, a tabloid pretended that Kate Middleton was in crisis, mostly due to a few leaked photos that depicted her family in an embarrassing situation.

But this story is very real, and very troubling: the princess-to-be was spotted at a wedding in Boroughbridge, donning an ensemble that many in the British press considered too revealing.

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  • Kate Middleton Wedding Outfit

Based on the sheer top above, British newspaper News of the World wondered if William's fiancee went bra-lass, headlining a front-page article with: "Did Kate Boob?"

It's a pressing question, one answered by Royal Watcher Katie Nicholl, who told Us Weekly: "Kate doesn't have a stylist, so she is making her own fashion decisions at the moment. The outfit could be considered racy, but it was also beautiful and elegant."

Do you agree? Or did Middleton cross a line?

 

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Kate Middleton turns 29 years old today and we encourage all readers to send in their best wishes.

After all, what else do you get a beautiful young woman who is set to marry a hunk and inherit billions of dollars?

As seen below, Middleton has already become a supermarket tabloid staple. Expect to see and hear a lot more about the future princess in the near future, some true, some false, all looking to cash in on what will be wedding of the century.

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