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Just two days to go until the wedding of the year. Nay, the century.

The celebrity gossip tabloids, like the rest of us, are riveted by the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who will tie the knot Friday a.m.

The historical day will be dissected in great detail starting with the ceremony itself. Last week, Kate admitted she's a bundle of nerves just thinking about it.

When they enter Westminster Abbey, however, William and Kate's clear heads and full hearts will help calm those fears - and block out the massive spectacle.

  • Wedding of the Year
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Old William and Kate photos, but cute ones!

William's brother and best man, Harry, admitted that their mother would be on the boys' minds on April 29, as they stand in the location of her 1997 funeral.

"I hope she would be so very, very proud that the big day has come upon him," the 26-year-old Harry said this week. "We all thought it was never going to happen."

It's happening, all right, and THG will be here to break it down, vow by vow, Friday morning as the wedding of the millennium takes place before the world.

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Everything's coming together for the Royal Wedding.

With just four days to go until the big day, Kate Middleton's bridal dress preparation is all wrapped up. The wedding gown has been completed.

"Kate will have no more fittings," a palace source says of the dress the world will see April 29. "The next time the dress goes on is Friday morning!"

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Just who designed that historic dress remains the most closely guarded secret in all of England. Last Thursday, British fashion designer Sophie Cranston insisted that rumors are "not true" that she whipped up the frock herself.

Kate Middleton, who has shed some serious weight of late to fit into the dress, loves Cranston's label, and recently wore a Libelula coat.

Remaining contenders include Sarah Burton, the elegant, whimsical creative director of Alexander McQueen, the late Princess Diana's favorite Bruce Oldfield and boho-chic designer Alice Temperley, among other notable names.

The UK's Daily Mail even says Middleton designed the dress herself. The only thing we know for sure? Prince William's bride will look stunning.

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So much for personalized bathrobes from The Hollywood Gossip, Prince William and Kate Middleton!

With the Royal Wedding quickly approaching (April 29!!!!!!), Great Britain has revealed the official guest list for the nuptials that will be viewed by a billion people worldwide. THG did not make the cut.

Royally Famous

The following famous names and faces did:

  • Elton John
  • Victoria and David Beckham
  • Guy Ritchie
  • Joss Stone
  • Ian Thorpe
  • Rowan Atkinson

On top of these stars, royals from Spain, Greece, Tonga, Swaziland, Denmark, Bahrain, Belgium, Morocco, Norway, Abu Dhabi, The Netherlands, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia will be on hand.

THG will have vow-to-vow coverage of the event that will change all our lives on Friday.

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We know she's got this big wedding thing coming up and all, but is Kate Middleton - looking very slender in a black dress and tan heels yesterday - getting too thin?

A little more than one week to go before she marries Prince William on April 29, Kate stepped out for some last-minute shopping on London's King's Road.

What do you think? Shedding for the wedding or going overboard?

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Personally, we think Kate still looks fabulous.

Whatever she weighs, when she walks into Westminster Abbey, she should be looking radiant in her wedding dress, reportedly designed by Sophie Cranston.

In the meantime, the princess-to-be has been on a shopping spree, buying around $350 worth of items – possibly for her honeymoon? – from Warehouse.

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One of many burning Royal Wedding questions ever since Kate Middleton and Prince William got engaged has been who will design the bride's dress.

Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood have been rumored, but their modern aesthetics may not be appropriate for the regal, April 29 affair.

Now, several news outlets are reporting that Kate Middleton has settled upon Sophie Cranston, a 34-year-old who previously worked for McQueen.

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Sophie worked with the late fashion icon before branching out with her own Libélula studio. You can see some of Cranston's wedding dress designs here.

Interest in her work has been so great in the 24 hours since this rumor surfaced that the Libélula website crashed, according to the label's press contact.

Visitors are now greeted with a message that reads: Due to our recent press coverage the site has received overwhelming traffic, causing technical issues.

True or not, the bride should look stunning 10 days from now. Whether or not she and Wills enter with this Royal Wedding Dance, however, is uncertain.

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You can blame those newlyweds walking down the aisle to Chris Brown - or thank them, depending on your point of view - for this Royal Wedding tribute.

T-Mobile has released a Royal Wedding entrance dance video starring a faux Prince William, Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, Prince Charles et al.

William and Kate don't wed for another 11 days, and will likely enter more formally, but these lookalikes have already danced their way into our hearts.

Everybody! Everybody in the house of love ...

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Just 12 days to go.

Set to marry Prince William in front of pretty much the whole world on April 29, Kate Middleton took part in her first rehearsal at London's Westminster Abbey.

A Clarence House spokesman confirms that a royal wedding rehearsal took place at the famed cathedral on Friday, with the lovely bride-to-be on hand.

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Prince Harry, Kate's sister (and maid of honor) Pippa Middleton and her bridesmaids were there. William was tending to his Royal Air Force duties.

"We can confirm that Catherine Middleton and Prince Harry took part in a rehearsal at Westminster Abbey this morning," the rep confirmed Friday.

Exciting stuff. Meanwhile, a schedule of events for the big day was released:

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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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It's easily made our list of the top 11 stories to look out for in 2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton will get married in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

In what's sure to be the first of many press releases issued by the Palace, Royal authorities have revealed a number of new details regarding the nuptials. They include:

  • Middleton will travel to the locale via car in a procession that will include London's Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square.
  • The service itself will begin at 11 a.m. 
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  • Three different clergymen will take part in the ceremony: the Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the vows, the Bishop of London will give the address.
  • Following the ceremony, William and Kate will piss off Lea Michele and return to Buckingham Palace via horse-drawn carriage.
  • Queen Elizabeth will host a reception, which will be followed by a Prince Charles-hosted dinner.
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It's possible this 3D thing is getting out of hand. Royally out of hand, we should say.

Following in the overpriced, extraneous footsteps of every other movie produced in Hollywood these days, British networks are reportedly considering airing the Kate Middleton and Prince William nuptials in 3D.

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“That is obviously of some interest, but our responsibility is to bring things everybody can see on air and 3D has a very limited footprint,” one BBC executive said.

A solution could be to pipe the 3D broadcasts into certain public places, such as pubs and movie theaters.

Whatever. As log as this Snoop Dogg song is involved in some capacity, we'll tune in.

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