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March 8th, 2011  12:07:10 PM EST

When Kate Middleton stands at the altar of Westminster Abbey April 29, little sister Pippa will be by her side, as she so often is. But Middleton’s maid of honor has a slightly different social standing than her sister.

“Pippa has a reputation as being the really fun one, slightly louder and more outgoing than Kate,” Tatler magazine editor Catherine Ostler tells the Royal Diary. “She’s a Chelsea party girl, almost to the extreme.”

It is her job, after all. Pippa Middleton, 27, launched the Party Times, an online party magazine. She has it sorted. She can enjoy the fun and frolics of a royal lifestyle with her big sister Kate but doesn’t have to turn up in the morning for palace duties.

But all that might change at the end of April, when Kate Middleton officially joins the royal family. Part of her official entourage will include a right hand woman. “The rumor is [Pippa] will become her lady-in-waiting,” says Ostler. The role of lady-in-waiting usually goes to a friend or a relative. Princess Diana and William’s current stepmother, Camilla, both enlisted their sisters for the job.

Indeed, Pippa Middleton (Pippa is short for Philippa) is in the thick of the royal posse. She is often photographed with the young royal set: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Prince Harry’s on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

“I think it’s very convenient for her social status that her sister is about to become one of the most famous people on the planet,” ABC News’ royal contributor Duncan Larcombe says.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/Royal_Diary_Blog/kate-middletons-sister-pippa-lady-waiting/story?id=13085398

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Philippa Charlotte Middleton (Pippa) was born on September 6th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Middleton

September 6th, 1983

9 + 6 +1+9+8+3 = 36 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Managing.  The weight of ambition.  Avoiding biting off more than you can chew.

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September 6th, 1983

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.

18 year + 4 (April) = 22 = her personal month (from April 6th, 2011 to May 5th, 2011) = Lucky.  Look before you leap.

22 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011) = 51 = her personal day = Official.  Government.  Authorities.  Follow the rules.

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Carole Middleton

March 14, 2011, 12:01 AM

.—“It is something they absolutely wanted to do, and William graciously accepted,” a senior aide tells Vanity Fair writer Katie Nicholl, confirming the rumor that the Middletons would be making a six-figure contribution to the royal wedding. Traditionally the royal family alone pays the entire cost.

“At first Carole rather enjoyed the attention,” a family friend tells Nicholl of Kate Middleton’s mother. “She seemed to find the whole thing quite dizzying, but the constant nit-picking in the press did get to her.” But, says neighbor and friend Lynda Tillotson, “in the village we are very protective. There’s a lot of camaraderie towards the Middletons. I think they have coped amazingly well, given the attention…. Carole was in here the other day buying candles and she was in great spirits. She’s a great-looking woman, who is always very relaxed, lively, and outgoing…. Michael is a lovely man, very calm and kind.” A family friend tells Nicholl that Michael, Kate’s father, has been a stabilizing influence. “Kate’s feet are still on the ground, largely because of Michael. He doesn’t get too swept up in the grandeur of her new life, and Kate loves him for that. She gets a lot of her characteristics from him.”

It’s these qualities which friends suspect have helped Kate navigate her tumultuous relationship and make her family so appealing to William. “William loves his holidays with the Middletons because they are so relaxed,” explains a friend. “He’s always saying how much fun Carole is. She’s very young in spirit and a great entertainer. One of her and Michael’s favorite after-dinner party jokes is announcing the flights coming into Mustique in their best air-steward voices as they dine alfresco. It always has William in hysterics.”

According to Nicholl, the Middleton children—Kate, Pippa, and James—are incredibly close, and are often seen out together, thus having earned the nickname “the En Masse Middletons.” “They queue up like everyone else and pay at the end of the night,” says Michael Evans, who manages a bar in London’s Mayfair. “They let their hair down, but they are always reserved.”

“Pippa has always had high standards,” friends say of Kate’s younger sister. “Ideally her date has to be wealthy and clever, and preferably he’ll have a double-barrel surname. It will help that she is now the most sought-after singleton in London. Pippa’s a great networker, like her mother. At Edinburgh she made sure she hung out with the right crowd.” And Kate’s brother, James, “is very good-looking and likes to flirt,” says a chum. “He dropped out of Edinburgh, where he was studying En¬glish, after a year. He was a big drinker and loved to party, but he was more interested in drinking and going shooting than girls.”

All three siblings have at some time or another worked for Party Pieces, the financially successful company founded by their parents. Lynda Tillotson says, “Carole was the brains behind the business. She knows what she is doing and she knows where she is going.”

The head for business runs in the family. As James has said, “I really want to promote my company, but I have to be careful. I work really hard—we all do, and I love what I do—but I can never talk about my sister.”

from:  http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/03/kate-middletons-parents-to-contribute-six-figure-sum-to-cost-of-wedding.html

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Michael Middleton was born on June 23rd, 1949 according to http://kate-middleton-gnepal-models.blogspot.com/

June 23rd, 1949

6 + 23 +1+9+4+9 = 52 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Keen.  Perceptive.  Rumors.  Gossip.  Tabloids.

 

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June 23rd, 1949

June 23rd

6 + 23 +2+0+1+0 = 32 = his personal year (from June 23rd, 2010 to June 22nd, 2011) = Prosperity.  Royalty.  Pride.

32 year + 4 (April) = 36 = his personal month (from April 23rd, 2011 to May 22nd, 2011) = Managing.  Weighty responsibilities.

 

36 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011) = 65 = his personal day = Worldly success.  Making it big time.  On top of the world.

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Carol Middleton was born on January 31st, 1955 according to http://kate-middleton-gnepal-models.blogspot.com/

January 31st, 1955

1 + 31 +1+9+5+5 = 52 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Keen.  Perceptive.  Rumors.  Gossip.  Tabloids.

 

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January 31st, 1955

January 31st

1 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = her personal year (from January 31st, 2011 to January 30th, 2012) = Managing.  Weighty responsibilities.

 

36 year + 3 (March) = 39 = her personal month (from March 31st, 2011 to April 30th, 2011) = Perfect.  Nice.  Ideal.  Charming.  Living in a dream world.  Promises.  Commitments. 

39 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011) = 68 = her personal day = Pedigree.

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2:17 AM on 24th March 2011

‘Kate’s a lovely girl’ according to the Duchess of Cornwall who has spoken publicly about the soon-to-be Princess for the first time.

Camilla, who has become Kate Middleton’s mentor since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement, has grown close to her stepson’s fiancee ahead of the royal wedding in just over a month’s time.

One of the Duchess’s granddaughters, Eliza Lopes, three, is going to be a bridesmaid and is apparently looking forward to the big day.

‘Kate’s a lovely girl,’ she said according to The Express. ‘We’re very lucky. I’m very much looking forward to the wedding.’

The Duchess and her soon-to-be stepdaughter-in-law to be were spotted at the Berkley Hotel in Knightsbridge, opened by three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffman, in February.

A fellow diner, sitting just two tables away, told the Daily Mail: ‘All four women were talking away like mad and none of the waiters could get a word in edgeways to serve their lunch. Kate looked fantastic in a very short black skirt, black opaque tights, a short jacket and boots.

‘I heard Camilla saying…  “if I can give you one bit of advice…” Kate was really enjoying the moment.

‘I did hear talk of trumpets and someone said “we can’t have trumpets, the ceiling is too high’’, which may have been a reference to Westminster Abbey.’ 

‘They were all getting on very well and they clearly hadn’t asked for an out-of-the-way table and nor did they attempt to lower their voices,’ the diner said.

‘It was high spirits all round. Kate and Pippa were sitting on banquettes with their backs to the wall opposite Camilla and Laura.

‘There was one moment which was clearly meant to be amusing when Kate said “what happens if William doesn’t turn up?’’ Someone else then asked “is it going to be a sit-down lunch?’’

‘They followed that with talk of menus. I heard chipolatas, sausages on sticks and mini pizzas, but I don’t know whether it was ironic or not.’

Speaking to a group of students at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London yesterday, Camilla said: ‘One of my granddaughters is a bridesmaid. She’s only three and it will be quite nerve-wracking for the little one. But she will enjoy it.’

Camilla joined Kate and her parents, who are believed to be looking at moving into the Duchess’s former home, last week at the Royal Opera House for a performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369417/Royal-Wedding-Camilla-talks-publicly-stepdaughter-law-Kate-Middleton-time.html#ixzz1IAlen4yP

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Camilla was born on July 17th, 1947 at 7:10 a.m. London, England according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Camilla%2C_Duchess_of_Cornwall

July 17th, 1947

7 + 17 +1+9+4+7 = 45 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Investing time and energy.

 

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July 17th, 1947   7:10 a.m. London, England

July 17th

7 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = her personal year (from July 17th, 2010 to July 16th, 2011) = New beginnings.  A fresh start.

27 year + 4 (April) = 31 = her personal month (from April 17th, 2011 to May 16th, 2011) = Catalyst.

31 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011) = 60 = her personal day = Moving forward.  Making progress.

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30 March 2011 17:00 GMT

Prince Harry’s admits he may be too busy with his Artic charity trek to concentrate on his best man duties ahead of William and Kate’s April wedding.

The 26-year-old will join six members of the Walking with the Wounded team for five days as part of their month-long trek to the North Pole before returning home ahead of the big day.

Describing the opportunity as “a real treat”, the prince is hopeful the team, which includes two amputees and two injured servicemen, can help contribute towards the £2m charity target for wounded servicemen.

Prepared to deal with the intense trek and sub-zero temperatures around -40C, Harry is doubtful if he will be able to squeeze in the chance to polish up on his best man speech.

“Writing a speech while stuck in a tent at minus 40C?” he said when speaking to ABC. “If there is time, maybe I might give it some thought, but pens and paper should probably be saved for somewhere back home.

“I am here for these guys and these guys alone, so that part of my life will be kept separate.”

from:  http://entertainment.stv.tv/showbiz/240103-prince-harry-royal-wedding-not-top-priority/

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Prince Harry was born on September 15th, 1984 at 4:20 p.m. in Paddington, England according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Henry%2C_Prince_%281984%29_England

September 15th, 1984

9 + 15 +1+9+8+4 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = History in the making.

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September 15th, 1984 at 4:20 p.m. in Paddington, England

September 15th

9 + 15 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = his personal year (from September 15th, 2010 to September 15th, 2011) = The beginning.  A new start.

27 year + 4 (April) = 31 = his personal month (from April 15th, 2011 to May 15th, 2011) = Catalyst.

31 month + 29 (29th of the month on Friday April 29th, 2011) = 60 = his personal day = Moving forward.  Making progress.

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3:29 PM on 30th March 2011

Princess Diana held onto the title Queen of Hearts for decades, but a new series of Royal Wedding Top Trumps has placed Kate Middleton at the top of the pack.

The card game, which goes on sale today features Kate, William and dozens of royals and other guests – as well as a couple of corgis and Westminster Abbey where the wedding takes place on April 29.

Controversially – but perhaps inevitably – the game also includes cards for the late Queen Mother and Princess Diana. Both score N/A for ‘Big Day Rating’.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Top Trumps

‘Very specials’: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding day has inspired a new pack of Top Trumps cards

Top Trumps: Kate Middleton beats William on style and press, but he has the edge on VIP status
Top Trumps: Kate Middleton beats William on style and press, but he has the edge on VIP status

The popular game, which was especially popular with children in the Seventies and Eighties, gets players to compare ratings in five different categories. The card with the highest score wins, and the losers have to hand their card to the winner.

Play continues until all but one of the players have run out of cards.

In the Royal Wedding set. The categories are: VIP status, Age, Style Icon, Celebrity Press and Big Day Rating. 

The Queen is ranked highest for VIP status, with ten out of a possible ten – ‘trumping’ Princes Charles and William each with nine. Kate still gets a score of just eight – even on her wedding day.

Mother of the bride, Carole Middleton, gets only two out of ten for VIP status – the same as her local pub landlord John Haley, and three fewer than the royal corgis.

To add insult to injury, the card also mentions Carole, a former flight attendant, is ‘Sometimes known as ‘doors to manual’.”

Controversial cards: The pack also includes Princess Diana and The Queen Mum, who do not score in the Big Day Rating category, and Sarah Ferguson who gets zero as she was not invited
Controversial cards: The pack also includes Princess Diana and The Queen Mum, who do not score in the Big Day Rating category, and Sarah Ferguson who gets zero as she was not invited

Kate Middleton is rated the style Queen of the wedding however with 20 out of 20 – the cards manufacturers clearly have high hopes for the dress, although its own style rating is listed as ‘TBC’.

Diana comes a close second with 19 points. The makers chose to include her as she will be in people’s ‘hearts and minds’ on the wedding day and have listed her age as 36, the age at which she died.

Victoria and David Beckham, two of the wedding’s most famous guests, have to settle for VIP scores of just five but score 18 and 17respectively in the style icon category.

The Queen
Prince Charles
Camilla Parker Bowles

 

VIPs: The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles all score very highly in the VIP category and Big Day Rating

William only gets eight points for style, just two more than his granny the Queen.

St Andrews University – illustrated with a picture of a foam-covered student at the University’s ‘Raisin Monday’ – gets zero for style, despite the fact William and Kate are said to have met at a university fashion event.

The happy couple, unsurprisingly, share maximum points in the Big Day Rating category. Other high scorers include Prince Charles, Kate’s parents and Westminster Abbey.  Sarah Ferguson was selected to appear in the game despite not receiving an invitation to the wedding. She gets zero points in the Big Day Rating category – to St Andrews University’s 50 points.

Carole Middleton
Pippa Middleton
John Haley

 

Bucklebury’s best: Carole Middleton’s card says she is sometimes known as ‘doors to manual’, Pippa scores highly on Big Day Rating as she is the Maid of Honour, and John Haley gets the same VIP score as the Mother of the Bride

Rating low on style: Westminster Abbey's four out of 20 for style seems a little harsh. But the Corgis and St Andrews University fare even worse
Rating low on style: Westminster Abbey’s four out of 20 for style seems a little harsh. But the Corgis and St Andrews University fare even worse

A spokesman for the game’s makers Winning Moves Ltd said: ‘The Top Trumps Royal Wedding pack features all the great and good who will be at next month’s wedding, including not only Royals but several celebrity guests including Posh, Becks and Sir Elton John.  

‘The dress and ring are included too – as are the corgis.

‘There is great demand for all things connected with the Royal Wedding, and we expect this to be very popular. Hopefully it will be played at the wedding itself – it would be lovely to think of the Queen enjoying a game with Prince William.’

Rating low on style: Westminster Abbey's four out of 20 for style seems a little harsh. But the Corgis and St Andrews University fare even worse
Celebrity guests: David and Victoria Beckham score lower than Sir Elton John on VIP status – but very high on celebrity press
The dress
The Ring

Speculation: The dress’ designer has not yet been named so it does not get a style rating yet. The wedding rings will also be revealed on the day

The royal aspiration might be a little ambitious, but the card’s makers have sent a few packs to Buckingham Palace in case guests are stuck with nothing to do on the big day.

For the rest of us, the £5 game is the perfect way to pass time while sipping Twinings’ Royal Wedding blend tea from a C and W branded official teacup.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1371548/Kate-Middleton-Top-Trump-Royal-Wedding-game-cards.html#ixzz1I62sFsGG

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Princess Diana was born on July 1st, 1961 at 7:45 p.m. in Sandringham,England according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Diana%2C_Princess_of_Wales 

July 1st, 1961

7 + 1 +1+9+6+1 = 25 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Activist.  Advocate.  Exciting.  Adventurous.

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July 1st

7 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 11  her personal year (from July 1st, 2010 to July 1st, 2011) = Outcomes.

11 year + 4 (April) = 15 = her personal month (for the month of April) = Commerce.

15 month + 28 (from Thursday April 28th, 2011 7:45 p.m. to Friday April 29th, 2011 7:45 p.m.) = 43 = her personal day = Congratulations.  Gatherings.  Celebrations.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

The icons of British culture are countless. The major ones that come to mind are the big red buses, football, tea, Shakespeare, The Beatles, and the royal family. During her life as a member of the royal family and leading up to her passing, Princess Diana was the “people’s princess”; the country adored her. Her charismatic character, generosity and sense of style won over the masses when she married Prince Charles of Wales.

 In April, their eldest son, Prince William, will be marrying the next potential “people’s princess”. Kate Middleton is already becoming an English icon herself. Her story is one the masses find endearing and fairy-tale-like because of her familiar background. She comes from a middle class family; both of her parents worked for British Airways and now own a party supplies store. Kate plays sports, goes out with her friends on the weekend, and loves fashion; she sounds like your average college student, and she was, up until she met the royal prince at St Andrew’s University.

 They began dating in 2003 and took the country by storm. Much like Diana, Kate was followed everywhere by the paparazzi. Also like Diana, her charm and grace translated through the camera and the people began to fall in love with her. But what was missing about Kate that Diana was stricken with, were the scandal stories.  The media could find no faults with her. The royal wedding is in the news almost every day. Everyone in England will be getting the day off from school and work on April 29th and millions of those people will be watching the ceremony at Westminster Abbey from their living rooms. It will be an event to go down in history.

from:  http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/articleid/426927/newspaperid/3027/Royal_Wedding_to_take_place.aspx

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Prince Charles was born on November 14th, 1948 at 9:14 p.m. in London, England according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Charles%2C_Prince_of_Wales

November 14th, 1948

11 + 14 +1+9+4+8 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.

 

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Here’s Prince Charles’ numerology for the upcoming royal wedding:

November 14th, 1948 at 9:14 p.m. in London, England

November 14th

11 + 14 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from November 14th, 2010 to November 14th, 2011) = Fortune favors the bold.

28 + 4 (April) = 32 = his personal month (from April 14th, 2011 to May 14th, 2011) = Crown.  Ruler.  Triumph.  Glory.  Pride.  United Kingdom.

32 month + 28 (from Thursday April 28th, 2011 9:14 p.m. to Friday April 29th, 2011 9:14 p.m) = 60 = his personal day = Moving forward.  Making progress.

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3:19 PM on 17th November 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton today started planned their royal wedding, with the date of the ceremony at the top of the list of items to fix.

July 8 was considered the most likely day for the nuptials and bookies have stopped taking bets on any date that month after Palace sources hinted it was a strong possibility.

But a friend of the couple has now suggested they are keen on tying the knot as early as March, which would avoid conflicting with various other high-profile events.

Tom Bradby, ITV’s political editor and a friend of William who conducted the pair’s joint interview yesterday, said: ‘I think they want to have it in March.

‘Their people have now got to go down to the Palace and sit around and go “right, now who do we invite? Do we invite the Obamas, do we invite the Sarkozys?”‘

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Blissfully happy: Prince William and Kate Middleton yesterday after announcing their engagement

The couple, who have ended years of speculation about their relationship by revealing they became engaged last month, are expected to announce the date within days.

A St James’ Palace spokesman said : ‘Prince William and Miss Middleton have spent the morning in meetings with household staff about the wedding.

‘An announcement about the 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.’  

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are likely to be involved with the discussions as well as William’s father, Prince Charles.

William and his bride-to-be, who are both 28, are likely to avoid July 29 which is the anniversary of Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana Spencer.

They must also take care to avoid other events already scheduled, such as Prince Philip’s 90th birthday on June 10 and the Trooping of the Colour a day later.

Once the date is decided, the location will have to be fixed with Westminster Abbey considered favourite despite its sad connotations because of Diana’s funeral.

St Paul’s Cathedral, where Charles and Diana wed in 1981, and the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace are also contenders. 

Westminster Abbey
Impressive: Westminster Abbey is considered favourite for wedding venue

 

St James' Palace
Tight squeeze: The chapel at St James’ Palace is another frontrunner

Of the other likely dates, April 9 is the sixth anniversary of Charles and Camilla’s wedding. In June, the 18th or 25th have been suggested, while William could combine the celebrations with his 29th birthday on June 21.

It is also understood Royal aides have also made ‘discreet overtures’ to senior staff at Westminster Abbey about the dates of August 12 or 13. 

St James’ Palace has stressed that the couple would be very hands-on and involved in organising the details of the event.

William proposed to Kate with the same engagement ring worn by his later mother in Kenya last month during a holiday with friends.

After nine years of fevered speculation and one very public break-up, he took the plunge. The only other person in the know initially was Kate’s father Michael, whose permission was sought afterwards.

Owing to the couple’s intense desire for secrecy, even the Queen and Prince Charles were kept in the dark.

They were informed in a telephone call at 7.30am yesterday – just two and a half hours before the engagement was made public.

The Queen swiftly declared herself ‘delighted’ and Charles said he was ‘thrilled’, quipping: ‘They have been practising long enough.’ 

For his part, Prince Harry just swore in shock but later said he was delighted to be gaining a ‘sister’.

Last night in a revealing TV interview, Kate admitted how hurt she had been when the couple split in 2007. It is now clear that it was William who precipitated the split.

She told ITV: ‘I, at the time, wasn’t very happy about it but actually it made me a stronger person. You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised.’

The couple rekindled their romance after a few months apart and, last month, William surprised Kate – or Catherine as she will now be known – with his late mother’s ring after smuggling it in his rucksack on an African safari.

The 28-year-old chose the priceless diamond-encrusted sapphire as a way of including Diana in the ‘excitement’ of his proposal.

It was, he said, a very special heirloom and Kate is ‘a very special person to me’.

‘It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today, and the excitement and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.’

Spotlight: Prince William and Kate Middleton being interviewed at Buckingham Palace last night
Spotlight: Prince William and Kate Middleton being interviewed at Buckingham Palace last night

His gesture did, however, precipitate several moments of panic during the holiday when members of the public offered to carry his bag.

William said: ‘I had been carrying it around with me in my rucksack for about three weeks before that and I literally would not let it go, everywhere I went I was keeping hold of it because I knew if this thing disappeared, I would be in a lot of trouble.’

Kate, also 28, described the proposal as ‘extremely romantic’ and insisted it was a complete surprise.

The couple had been holidaying on the Lewa Downs wildlife conservancy, owned by the family of William’s former girlfriend Jecca Craig, with a group of friends.

They were staying in an open-air Masai lodge called Il Ngwesi, from where William hired a helicopter to take them to a remote lake on the slopes of Mount Kenya where he proposed 12,000ft above sea level.

Although the proposal took place early last month, the couple postponed any public announcement following the unexpected death of Kate’s grandfather, whose funeral took place on Friday.

The wedding, which will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral if not Westminster Abbey, will be the biggest royal event since William’s parents walked down the aisle 30 years earlier.

A royal aide said: ‘There has been much talk about it being a frugal occasion and while they will keep an eye on the cost, they are aware this will be a state occasion and want people to share in their happiness.’

Trooping of the Colour
Pomp: Prince William will need to avoid June 11 because it is the date of the Trooping of the Colour

Another source told the Mail that while the vast cost of the event will be shouldered by the Royal Family, the Middletons have not yet ruled out making some sort of contribution themselves – possibly by paying for the honeymoon which is likely to be in the Seychelles.

Prince Philip
Prince Philip’s birthday is on June 10

Kate admitted yesterday that she was overwhelmed by the prospect of marrying into one of the most famous – and notoriously dysfunctional – families in the world. ‘It’s quite a daunting prospect but hopefully I’ll take it in my stride and William’s a great teacher so hopefully he’ll be able to help me along the way,’ she said.

Asked about the prince’s late mother, she described Diana as an ‘inspiration’ and said she would have loved to have met her.

If Kate was admitting to nerves, her parents were displaying none. Former air hostess Carole Middleton, who has since created a multi-million-pound fortune from her firm which sells children’s party goods, looked nervous but casual in tight-fitting jeans.

In a statement delivered outside their sprawling detached home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, her husband Michael said: ‘I would just like to say that Carole and I are absolutely delighted by today’s announcement and thrilled at the prospect of a wedding some time next year.’

It is understood that Kate favours the idea of being a stay-at-home RAF wife but will take on a small number of royal patronages.

William is based at RAF Valley on Anglesey, where he is working as a Sea King search-and-rescue pilot.

The couple plan to live on the island for the first years of their marriage, in a relatively modest £750-a-month rented farmhouse.

They admit that while they do not plan to have children immediately, the prospect is part of their immediate future. 

Mr Bradby said today that the couple crave an ordinary life together in North Wales, where the prince works as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, away from public scrutiny.

He added: ‘I think William is very focused on making sure that, yes, he’s a Royal, but what he really wants is a happy, quiet, domestic family life.

‘He’s pursued that with a certain degree of ruthlessness. What they’ve mastered quite well is the art of coming out and doing something like yesterday and then withdrawing.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1330562/Prince-William-Kate-Middletons-royal-wedding-date-decided-days.html#ixzz1I5m0501Q

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Prince Philip was born on June 10th, 1921 at 9:46 p.m. in Corfu, Greece according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Philip%2C_Prince_Consort

June 10th, 1921

6 + 10 +1+9+2+1 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Self-confidence.  Competence.  Expertise.  Cooperation.  Teamwork.

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Here is Prince Philip’s numerology for the upcoming royal wedding

June 10th, 1921   9:46 p.m.  Corfu, Greece

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+0 = 19 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2010 to June 10th, 2011) = Beaming.  Radiant.  Proud of his hard earned success. 

19 year + 4 (April) = 23 = his personal month (from April 10th, 2011 to May 10th, 2011) = Leadership.  Taking the lead.

23 month + 28 (28th of the month from Thursday April 28th, 2011 9:46 p.m. to Friday April 29th, 2011 9:46 p.m.) = 51 = his personal day = Government.  Official.  Respect.

 

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