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Royal romance alert: Kate Middleton and Prince William have posed for their first official photos as an engaged couple.

Taken at St. James's Palace in London, the following pictures were snapped by Mario Testino, who said of the session:

"I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for. They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together."

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  • Officially Engaged, Cute

The big event will take place on April 29... that is, if certain scandalous shots of Kate and her family don't ruin everything.

For now, plans are going ahead as scheduled.

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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.

Royally Famous

“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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Everyone is talking about the engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton these days. Seriously, everyone.

Snoop Dogg has released what his website describes as "an anthem" for William's upcoming stag party, along with "all bachelor parties around the world to follow."

The single is titled "Wet" and Snoop says it's "the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin'." What else needs to be said? Take a listen below:

Elton John has said he'll "probably" perform at the royal reception, meaning we should all be on the lookout for the song "Hard" in the near future.

Simon Cowell also believes Susan Boyle should be involved in this event. Do you agree?

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He's already a reality show judge and record producer. But Simon Cowell is looking to add another title to his resume: wedding planner.

Speaking to Extra, Cowell offered up an idea for who should sing at the royal nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

"Susan Boyle would be perfect," said the former American Idol panelist, adding that Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" would be the ideal wedding song for the pair.

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As the world knows by now, William and Kate got engaged last month and have scheduled their exchanging of vows to take place at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Billions are expected to watch on television.

Would Boyle be able to handle that pressure? Do you think she'd made a good choice to sing at the reception?

 

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What's the only development that will get tabloids in more of a frenzy than rumors of an engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William? That's easy:

An actual Kate Middleton and Prince William engagement.

Following months of speculation over whether this couple was broken up or already wedding planning, trashy magazines scrambled this week to find some unique angle on the fact that Kate and William are simply happy, together and engaged. Let's see what they came up with:

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  • Making of a Princess
  • A Wedding Special

From stories on the "real" Kate (newsflash: she wears a bikini sometimes!) to inside dish on how Middleton has been molded into a princess, these publications claim to have it all. To wit:

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Mark your calendars, set your DVR and prepare for total hyperventilation, readers:

Prince William and Kate Middleton have selected a wedding date and location! The monumental event, expected to be watched by billions of people worldwide, will take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

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The date and location for a royal wedding are set. Now, Kate and William just need to plan the dress, caterer, flowers, music, guest list... [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

This is the same venue that featured the 1947 wedding of then-Princess Elizabeth, William's grandmother the Queen.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced this date will be a public holiday across Great Britain, while palace officials say the Royal Famil will pay for the church service, the music and parties.

The millions of dollars spent on security? That will be footed by the British taxpayers. Can you imagine the ruckus that would break out if anything like that was attempted in America? Yikes.

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A few days after their engagement was made official, more details and rumors are coming out regarding the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

For example: Phillipa Lepley is the leading candidate to design Kate's dress.

But the most pressing question of all remains unanswered: When will these two walk down the royal, expensive aisle?

Royal Eye Gazing

No date has been announced, but multiple sources confirm there's a good chance the nuptials take place in late April.

"There is a date they have in mind, and it's a case of working it out with the relevant parties," a spokesman said.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William will get married in 2011, and billions of people will watch the ceremony on television. That's about all we can verify when it comes to the future of this newly-engaged couple.

In a statement today, the Royal family simply said:

"Prince William and Miss Middleton have spent the morning in meetings with Household staff about the wedding. An announcement about venue and date will be made in due course after other Members of the Royal Family, Mr. and Mrs. Middleton and the Government have been consulted."

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Among other wedding rumors/tidbits, we can report:

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Hey, did you hear that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged? And that the former gave the latter his mother's old engagement ring? It's true.

This couple is everywhere this week, following the blockbuster announcement that the two are set to get married in the spring or summer of 2011. We have a feeling they'll continue to dominate every corner of the news world until the day they tie the knot.

The Future King and Queen

How did the proposal come about? How do Kate's parents feel about the upcoming nuptials? Can we see a larger shot of that giant ring?

Below, THG has posted a trio of videos, from an interview with Middleton and William to an interview with the former's excited parents. Sit back, watch and get to know this Royal pairing better than ever:

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Following many years of dating, and countless misleading tabloid cover stories, Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement this week.

How do the former's parents feel about their daughter becoming an official part of the royal family in 2011? Pretty darn great!

"I would just like to say that Carole and I are absolutely delighted by today's announcement and thrilled by the prospect of a wedding sometime next year," said father Michael Middleton. "They make a lovely couple. They're great fun to be with and we've had a lot of laughs together. We wish them every happiness for the future."

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The Wate-ing Game: William and Kate have made their love official.

William and Kate (who will be referred to as "Catherine" going forward) also met with the press this morning. At the media session, the Prince said he proposed with his mother's engagement ring (SEE IT BELOW).

"It is very special to me," William said. "It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together."

Forgive the THG staff, readers. It just got awfully dusty in our offices. Please, give us a moment...

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