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Royal Wedding enthusiasts, listen up (talking to you, Anne Hathaway)!

Hamley's Toy Store in London has unveiled two foot-tall dolls depicting HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton, on their wedding day April 29.

The miniature versions feature replicas of Prince William's Irish Guards uniform, Kate Middleton's wedding dress, ring, shoes, veil and tiara.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Dolls

The regal, surprisingly lifelike figurines retail for about $80 each.

Earlier, the Franklin Mint had created a similar "Bridal Kate" doll. Also available: an "Engagement Kate" doll and "Kate Around London" doll that's a lot of fun.

No word if a Pippa Middleton series is also planned, but if it is, it will probably have about 50,000 Facebook fans before it's even released to the public.

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This morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the families of three men who were killed during riots in Birmingham, England, August 10.

The royal couple arrived to meet with the parents of Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, all killed last week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then met with residents at Summerfield Community Centre in Winson Green, as well as local officials.

  • Gorgeous KM
  • Gorgeous PW

While at the Summerfield Community Centre, Prince William and Kate Middleton spoke with all 80 of the local ambulance workers present.

"We want to show our continued support," they said.

On his way out, William told reporters that he and his wife were "full of admiration for the dignity of the families have shown dealing with their losses."

On Thursday, William's younger brother, Prince Harry, visited a fire station and ambulance headquarters to thank crew members for their work.

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Kate Middleton lived every girl's dream when she became a princess.

But, according to another tabloid report, that comes at a steep price.

As pressure to be perfect expands, Kate Middleton literally shrinks, Life & Style says, with the immense stress - from safety and kidnapping threats, to worrying about her husband and constantly being critiqued - getting to her.

REFUSING to Eat!

A supposed insider tells the tabloid the following:

"She dropped two dress sizes before the wedding and loved how it made her feel. She's showing no signs of slowing down, and the weight is just falling off of her."

"Friends are always trying to get Kate to eat something when they see her, but she just ignores them and refuses ... she changes the conversation and makes an excuse like she's eaten already or that she's not hungry."

Allegedly, sister Pippa Middleton has started calling her older sibling up to five times a day to check in on her and her eating habits, while William is also increasingly concerned about his beautiful wife's diet and stress.

Personally, we think both sisters look tremendous. They should never feel pressured to be thinner, and we hope they always know this. That's all.

What do you think? Is Kate Middleton too thin?

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We love Prince William and Kate Middleton, but suffice it to say William & Catherine: A Royal Romance won't be winning any major awards come Oscar time.

If this teaser is any indication, the Hallmark Channel film looks even cheesier than the company's greeting cards ... which we suppose is to be expected.

Still, the acting displayed here by Alice St. Clair (Kate Middleton), Dan Amboyer (Prince William) and Victor Garber (Prince Charles)? Not un-amazing.

Hello, Hallmark? The Unintentional Comedy Hall of Fame is on Line 1 ...

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The Duchess of Cambridge is also the Queen of Fashion.

Kate Middleton secured a spot in Vanity Fair’s 72nd Annual International Best-Dressed List in 2011, making the style cut for the second time in three years.

Praised by the publication for her “signature mix of high and low fashion,” Kate stole the hearts - and wardrobes - of many, showing the world that fashion does not always have to come at a steep price - even for a royal!

Kate Middleton, Big Hat

Her classic, elegant, and reproducible style garnered her the moniker “the pauper’s princess,” with her relatively affordable attire inspiring millions.

The $340 nude Reiss dress she wore when meeting the Obamas in May caused a blowout to the British retailer, selling out online and in the U.S.

From mid-level retailers to Zara to Top Shop, Kate Middleton has proven to be “the princess of our times,” says Zanna Roberts Rassi of Marie Claire:

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Kate Middleton was recently given a pair of Princess Diana's favorite earrings by Prince William, who previously gave her Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The earrings were said to be his late mother's favorites.

"Now that they're married, William wanted her to have some of his mother's favorite pieces that meant a lot to her," an insider tells The Daily Mail (UK).

Ever the fashionista, Kate Middleton opted to give Diana's earrings a modern twist by having the studs remodeled into drop earrings, as seen below:

Kate Middleton Earrings

Kate wore the earrings during her recent trip to the U.S.

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A trip to one's spouse's grandmother's house isn't a big deal for most, but most of our grandmas aren't monarchs, nor do they live in palaces.

On Friday, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II went on a one-on-one tour of the exhibitions for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.

The exhibits prominently feature the April 29 royal wedding.

Among the items on display are Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress, her Cartier tiara, and the three-foot-tall wedding cake.

Here's the Queen and Duchess taking it in ...

  • Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II Photo
  • Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II

The Duchess and the Queen admire a piece of history.

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This weekend at Buckingham Palace, it will feel like April 29 all over again.

A new exhibit showcasing Kate Middelton's wedding dress, tiara and more opens to the public Saturday, with over 125,000 advance tickets already sold.

The exhibit will also display her shoes, jewelry, an artificial version of Kate's bouquet, and even the wedding cake, minus its top three layers, obviously.

The Duchess herself will be checking the exhibit out today alongside HRM Queen Elizabeth II, with whom she'll hang out later this summer as well.

The Royal Wedding Couple

Seeing the iconic dress in person, a USA Today reporter gushed over the details in the gown, which is "British craftsmanship at its best," such as:

"The sumptuousness of the lace flowers sewn onto the skirt and bodice, the deep vertical pleats that fall gracefully from the waistline down to the hem, the train's elaborate individual panels, deliberately engineered to hold their shape."

Whatever that means, Kate Middleton sure looked elegant.

The shoes for the big day, also by Alexander McQueen, were covered in white lace and featured heels 3-4 inches high. The exhibit ends October 3.

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What does a royal couple do when it rains? Probably what you did.

On Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton saw not one, but two films at a local branch of Cineworld in Llandudno Junction, about 35 miles outside Anglesey, Wales, where William is stationed as a search and rescue pilot.

The 29-year-olds contributed to the box office record totals of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and also saw Bridesmaids.

William, Kate Pic

Kate Middleton "was dressed casually, in jeans and a cardigan," an insider said. "They [each] had drinks, but shared a bag of popcorn."

While Harry Potter is a product of Brit J.K. Rowling and features big-name English stars, Bridesmaids topped the Duchess' must-see list.

At the July 9 BAFTA Brits to Watch bash in L.A., director Paul Feig joked with Kate that it's good she waited until after tying the knot:

"We were joking that it was a good thing she didn't see Bridesmaids before she got married, or she might have been a runaway bride!"

We're guessing she liked it. It's pretty darn funny.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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Most people might not think of a vacation with the grandmother-in-law as a can't miss event, but most grandmothers-in-law aren't Queen Elizabeth II.

Duchess Catherine (otherwise known as Kate Middleton) has scored her very first invite to the royal summer holiday at the Balmoral estate in Scotland.

She and hubby Prince William, 29, are set to join the elders toward the end of August for royal picnics, home-cinema evenings and family barbecues.

  • Prince William and Duchess Catherine
  • Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II

William with his wife (left) and his grandma.

The getaway is a prime opportunity for Kate to bond with the Queen. "This is quite an important visit for Kate because," a source tells the Telegraph.

"Believe it or not, The Queen does not really know her well at all. Kate has never had an invitation before, but she is family now and The Queen wants to get to know her... The Queen needs to present Kate to Scotland. The time has come."

We just hope HRM doesn't ask if she's anorexic and pregnant. Could get weird.

Before that trip, however, Prince William and Kate Middleton have another wedding to attend (his first cousin Zara Phillipps is set to wed Mike Tindall July 30). That aside, they'll be spending a low-key summer in Wales.

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Reading, England
Full Name
Kate Middleton
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