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If Kate Middleton and Prince William have a daughter as their first child, she will be next in line for the throne even if a boy follows, according to new rules.

That would not be the case as of this moment.

With The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the loop, plans are afoot by Prime Minister David Cameron's government to change existing ascension policy.

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As current English royal law stands, if William and Kate's first child is a daughter but their second is a son, the boy would henceforth inherit the throne.

Cameron and other UK leaders are hoping to change this and several other ancient rules in order to bring the monarchy up to date with modern times.

He has already written the governments in the Commonwealth of countries ruled by the monarchy. The rule change will have to be ratified by all 16.

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton) came together to open the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

The new facility is located in Sutton, Surrey, England.

Upon their arrival, the royally cute twosome was greeted by many spectators before they met with staff, key donors and fundraisers. "There was excitement amongst the children before the royal arrival," a source says.

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The royal pair actually arrived separately to the dedication.

Because William, 29, was "on-call Wednesday night at RAF Valley and had two call outs," he didn't get a chance to sleep before the Oak Centre opening.

"He only finished at 10 a.m. Thursday and quickly got changed before he was flown over straight from the base to Surrey," where he met Kate, also 29.

Kate, who arrived with palace staff having stayed in London, "gently patted him on the back" when she heard about his sleepless night. How sweet.

For an alleged princess in turmoil, she sure looks happy here!

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The newly-married Prince William and Kate Middleton are always on the lookout for ways to help various charities, especially those involving children.

On Monday, the royal couple will open the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey, England.

The children's unit will specialize in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. William will unveil a plaque to officially open the children's center before he and Kate Middleton, both 29, meet hospital staff, key donors and fundraisers.

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William was appointed President of The Royal Marsden Hospital in May 2007. The position was previously held by his mother, the late Princess Diana.

The facility is one of the largest comprehensive children's cancer centers in Europe, with 600 inpatients and more than 5,000 day patients every year.

Back in April, William and Kate asked their wedding guests to donate to the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund in lieu of gifts. The guests obliged.

The donations all went to benefit 26 charities personally chosen by the duo.

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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.

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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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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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Jennifer Aniston knows a thing about celebrity hairstyles.

The woman who popularized The Rachel was asked, while promoting Horrible Bosses in London, to weigh in on a rumor that Prince William is being encouraged by some to get a cosmetic procedure atop his dome.

We're talking about a hair transplant.

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Jennifer Aniston was quick to advise against this - not that he would anyway, in all likelihood - saying William is perfectly handsome the way he is.

"I think he should just let whatever's happening happen. Don't you?" Aniston said on Britain's Capital FM radio. "Well, now if we see him with a hair transplant, then we're going to be like, 'Oh, he had a hair transplant.'"

"I think there's nothing wrong with it, like Ed Harris. Gorgeous."

We agree, and imagine Kate Middleton does as well.

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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:

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

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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.

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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.

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Having dazzled the United States and Canada with their regal presence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived home in the UK. What excitement awaits the newly-married Prince William and Kate Middleton now?

Not a lot.

Sources say that following the royal wedding and a crazy last couple of months, the pair would like to keep a low profile for the rest of the year.

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"The past few months have been a whirlwind and [Kate] wants to take a step back and spend some time with her new husband," says a source.

Prince William is more than up for that.

"The Duke is going for his flying captaincy in early 2012. He needs to keep up his flying hours and there are some exams, a lot of work needs to done and he has to dedicate himself to that," a spokesman told the Daily Mail.

Basically, they'll be living in Anglesey, Wales, where he's stationed, and when he's not training, Will and Kate will just enjoy being together.

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