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In a rare interview, Prince William gave ABC News the clearest sign yet that he and his wife Kate Middleton are planning to try for a baby soon.

In an interview to mark his grandmother’s diamond jubilee - 60 years on the throne - the future king said starting a family is a top priority.

Discussing his military plans, Prince William, who will himself turn 30 next month (Kate Middleton turned 30 this winter), told Katie Couric:

"More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. That’s the key thing really."

"But I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are very much looking forward to having a family in the future."

When asked whether there was anything he would like to announce, the prince said coyly: "You won’t get anything out of me. Tight lipped."

Fortunately, Couric didn't overtly ask about the recent pregnancy rumors.

William and brother his Prince Harry opened up during an interview at Clarence House in London for The Jubilee Queen, ABC's special series on her.

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Is British pop star Mollie King Prince Harry's new girlfriend?

The member of The Saturdays has coyly denied reports that the two are an item - "No, no," King, laughing, told a BBC reporter when asked if she's really dating the younger British prince - but that hasn't stopped the rumors from circulating.

Even among her fellow band members!

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Rochelle Wiseman, one of Mollie King's bandmates in the girl group, jumped in and said she'd support her dating Prince Harry ... IF it were to occur.

Also, the band is stoked for the rumors for other reasons.

"This story, I'm more excited about than Mollie is, because I'm like, if this is true, I wanna meet Kate," Wiseman gushed, referring to Kate Middleton.

"Forget the rumor. Kate is like ... oh my God, she's up there. Beyoncé and Kate for me are the one," she said of Harry's sister-in-law of nearly a year.

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He's not just a pretty face. Prince Harry was given an award for "best copilot gunner" Wednesday as he completed his intense training in Apache helicopters.

Harry, 27, was named "best front-seat pilot" - the officer who takes control of the mission and its weapons systems and sights - among his 20 fellow pilots.

He was given a polished 30mm round from an Apache cannon mounted on a stand as his trophy. More importantly, he attained limited combat-ready status.

Prince Harry, Military Training

A captain in the Army Air Corps, Harry will be assigned to 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps within 16 Air Assault Brigade to gain more experience.

Part of his 18 months' training was carried out in California and Arizona, where he had to learn to handle the aircraft in mountainous and desert conditions.

He also took part in live firing training. Colonel Neale Moss, Commander of the Attack Helicopter Force at RAF Wattisham, where Harry was based, said:

"The Apache course is extremely challenging, teaching and testing students in their flying skills, decision-making and mental agility on exercises all over the country and abroad. This requires composure, dedication and hard work."

Early next month, Harry will be venturing to the Caribbean and Brazil as he undertakes his first royal tour on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

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Pippa Middleton will be joining the British Royal Family for the holidays. You know what that means ... let the rumors of her hooking up with Prince Harry begin!

For the first time in their lives, Pippa and Kate Middleton will be spending Christmas away from their parents. For newly-married Kate, that was almost a given.

Pippa was invited to spend the holidays with the royals not because she's a major cutie (even though she is) but so her sister could also have family around.

Prince Harry will also be present, of course, so ...

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On the day after Christmas, Boxing Day, Pippa and Kate will join William, Harry and the rest of the royals for the family's annual pheasant shoot in the country.

This is a pretty big deal as, traditionally, this is reserved only for members of the royal family and their significant others. But this is one gorgeous exception.

Pippa's presence is via the urging of William, who wants to make Kate's first holiday with her in-laws more comfortable. Not that Prince Harry's complaining.

Yes, we know nothing's going on with the two, but they're both single now, and she's going to be seeing the younger prince in hunting attire. Game over.

Those two are definitely going to hook up. Or at least they should. Right?

 

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With the days remaining in 2011 becoming fewer every 24 hours, it's time to raise a glass to the year that was - and the stars that made the past 12 months so great.

At THG, we're doing that by counting down the 10 most newsworthy celebrities of 2011. First, there was the arresting centerfold Lindsay Lohan at #10. What a mess!

Jennifer Lopez came in at #9, Selena Gomez at #8 and a batch of hilarious viral video stars at#7 spot Katy Perry and Justin Bieber were #6 and #5, respectively.

Now, at #4, we salute ... the new generation of the British Royal Family!

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Approximately a billion people watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton April 29. A billion. More than 36 million watched in the U.S., where they don't even live. 72 million streamed the Royal Wedding live on just YouTube!

It was a big deal is what we're saying.

In these troubled times mired by financial duress, armed conflict, natural disasters and a growing sense of uncertainty, the world looked to the matrimony of two wonderful young people - true class acts - as a respite from its daily struggles.

That's a lot of weight on William and Kate's shoulders, but they handled it as well as any 29-year-olds could. Their exchange of vows was as celebrated as any in history.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are joining forces in their official new roles as ambassadors to the British Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Sadly, Pippa Middleton is not royalty and thus, will not be participating along with the aforementioned, adorable trio. She remains royally cute, however.

The Royals are part of a group of 27 other ambassadors named from among Britain's most inspirational and accomplished Olympians from previous games.

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In the cuteness department, team Great Britain has already won gold.

"Catherine, Harry and I are honored" and "hugely looking forward to an incredible sporting competition, but are also looking beyond next summer's games to the springboard it will provide for future success and excellence," William said in a statement.

"London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will inspire so many people – particularly the young – to be the best they can be," he added.

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Prince Harry just relocated to tiny Gila Bend, Ariz. for two months of Apache helicopter training, and the town's mayor has issued a stern warning to the party boy.

Ron Henry is concerned that the fun-loving redhead royal, 27, who had his share of adventures in California, will get wild during his stay in the Grand Canyon State.

"There are probably some fathers here in Gila Bend who would go to extremes to protect their daughters," Henry told the Daily Mail of the sleepy town of 1,700.

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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we have some very pretty girls here," Mayor Henry admitted, adding of the hard-partying, playboy Prince of Wales:

"Some of the dads won't take too kindly to a Prince fornicating and drinking the night away. It is a very small, quiet town with a lot of good Christian people."

Yes, he really used the term fornicating. The town's executive added: "This isn't a party town. I would advise [Harry] take in the sights of the desert instead."

In the U.S. so far, Harry has shopped at Wal-Mart, indulged in $6.45 breakfasts, scarfed down a whole pizza and rescued a young woman thrown into a pool.

He may or may not have smushed Jessica Donaldson at some point too.

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Has Prince Harry found love with tattooed cocktail waitress Jessica Donaldson while he's stationed with the British Army for training in Southern California?

Debatable, but they've probably hooked up a few times.

The prince was enjoying a night off at San Diego's Andaz Hotel about two weeks ago when Jessica Donaldson caught his eye, Britain's The Sun reported.

Donaldson, a striking brunette who serves drinks at the hotel, sort of looks a little like a trashier Kate Middleton. In any event, they totally hit it off!

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Harry and Jessica shared a kiss before Harry left the Andaz, witnesses told The Sun. Since then the two have been seen out on the town on several occasions.

The two were most recently spotted at the Belly Up Tavern in nearby Solana Beach, Calif., where they kissed on a balcony and watched a jazz band perform.

Donaldson is a long-haired beauty with a giant floral tattoo on her right side, as seen above. "She is full of energy, a bit wild and goes out a lot," a pal said.

Sounds like fun. Nice work, Jessica.

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There was no daring pool party rescue required this time, but Prince Harry still had an eventful night out Saturday at the Belly Up Tavern in Solona Beach, Calif.

"He was here!" Meryl Klemow, Belly Up's manager says, adding that Harry showed up around 9 p.m. with about ten folks, including two "very attractive" young women around his age, neither of whom were "romantic" with Harry or anyone else.

Ladies everywhere, you may now exhale.

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Although Harry and his pals drank beer and tequila, the real agenda of the night was music! "He was watching the bands and really loved the music," Klemow said.

"It seems like Harry and his cohorts were taking a long time to drink their drinks. He was mostly just enjoying the music and drinking was more a side thing."

"He seemed very jovial and joking around and he is a very good dancer. He has some good moves, and whoever taught him to dance did a good job!"

Although most of Harry's two months in the states will be devoted to military training, he will have a few more chances to let loose in the coming weeks.

The single prince split with Chelsy Davy earlier this year.

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Prince Harry sure knows how to make splash in the U.S.

Having arrived in California for military training, the Prince of Wales proved himself quite the hero on a night off, coming to the rescue in a poolside bar incident.

Harry and his Army buddies were watching an England rugby match on TV at the rooftop pool of San Diego's Andaz Hotel, when someone got the bright idea to toss another bar-goer, Lindsay Swagerty, into the water - fully clothed.

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"Prince Harry was the first to notice me when I got out and he wrapped his towel around me to keep me warm," Swagerty, 23, said after her unexpected plunge.

"It was such a gentlemanly thing to do."

The young professional not only kept Harry's towel as a souvenir, but the next night she and her friends met up with him and his friends for beer and shots.

Says Swagerty: "He is probably the most charming man I'll ever meet." He is single, from what we've heard ... sorry, Chelsy Davy. Which begs the question:

Who should Prince Harry marry?

 

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