This royal wedding business is getting out of hand, in our opinion, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Prince William and Kate Middleton, it’s that they seem like pretty fun, typical young people. (The Royals: Just Like Us!) First of all, perhaps you’ll remember when Prince Harry wanted Snoop Dogg to perform at his brother’s bachelor party. That kinda surprised us, but at the same time, if you can afford to have Snoop at your bachelor party, why not?
And now the word is that William and Kate want Jay-Z and Beyonce to perform “Crazy In Love” at the royal wedding reception. A source says “They really wanted to make their big day even more special and what better way than by getting pop royalty to perform at the party? … They both wanted to ditch traditions and make it more personal for them. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are both in Europe at the moment while she promotes her new single ‘Girls Who Run The World.’ So it’s highly likely they have taken up the Royals’ offer.” Among other celebs on the Royal wedding guest list are Guy Ritchie, Joss Stone, Elton John, and the Beckhams. Since the royal family has announced that they’ll be broadcasting the wedding on YouTube, maybe we’ll get a glimpse of the Beyonce performance if it really happens.
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Disrespecting royalty is a proud American tradition—arguably, the first. But Jerry Seinfeld was being a little uncouth when he gave a big raspberry to the impending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the BBC’s Daybreak. “It’s a circus act, it’s an absurd act,” said the sitcom star when asked if he was excited. “You know, it’s a dress-up. It’s a classic English thing of let’s play dress-up. Let’s pretend that these are special people. OK, we’ll all pretend that—that’s what theater is….And that’s what the Royal Family is—it’s a huge game of pretend. These aren’t special people—it’s fake outfits, fake phoney hats and gowns. It’s fantastic. We don’t have anything like that.” Bill Maher would disagree, but let’s not risk pissing off any more people today.
Daybreak host Adrien Chiles was a little put off by Seinfeld’s open irreverence. “I’ll join in on any of that stuff, if it’s a Brit doing it. But I can’t bear Americans criticizing the Royal family. It turns me into a Royalist!…He’ll be doing [his upcoming live] show from the Tower of London, never mind the O2.” Considering Seinfeld’s big stand-up date isn’t until June—well after the wedding, hopefully everyone will have gotten this commoner’s impudence by then.
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Prince William & Kate Middleton somehow forgot to invite Dolly Parton to their upcoming wedding, but that’s not going to stop the country singer from trying to get on the list. She told the UK show Lorraine that she’d be honored to sing “I Will Always Love You” with Elton John…not that anyone’s suggested she should. “Wouldn’t that be great? Nobody’s asked me about that but I might offer it. [A duet] with Whitney Houston, I would do anything. Elton John could play for meÃ‚Â and I could sing the song, he could sing a duet with me. I’m sure he was probably invited, I wasn’t invited.” You and 99.9999% of the people who’d like to be there, Dolly.
Some entertainers aren’t waiting to be asked for their contribution, though. George Michael has tweeted that he’s sending Kate & William an undisclosed ’70s cover as a gift. “We have a mutual friend who i think will make sure it gets to them. That and the toaster….” While he’s only revealed the song’s decade of origin and the first word of the title (“You”), George plans to release the song to the world on Friday. Here’s hoping he skips the T-Pain autotuning he smeared all over his recent New Order cover.
We’ve got royal fever these days because of William and Kate Middleton‘s upcoming wedding, but it’s the ginger prince who really makes us swoon. Check out the special edition Prince Harry GQ UK‘s May cover shot by David Bailey, and tell us if we’re wrong! The magazine has bagged an exclusive with the shot and story on the Walking with the Wounded team, which the prince is patron of. They’re going on a massive four week trek to the North Pole to try and raise 2 million pounds for charities that help rehabilitate wounded servicemen. Super noble, and super hot. Don’t you agree?
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If you were waiting for the appropriate time to go insane about Prince William & Kate Middleton’s wedding, this is probably the day. The official wedding website just launched, promising loads of upcoming exclusive content and serving as an easy hub to see when the royals update their YouTube page, their Twitter, their Facebook page, and just about every other social media platform. Now if only they could get the Queen to tweet some confused messages in all caps for us.
If that isn’t enough to sate your royal madness, unofficial souvenirs available elsewhere now include coasters, ashtrays and even press-on fingernails so Kate & William can stare back at you all day long until you, slowly peeling away as the week rolls on. See photos of the goods in the gallery below, and check out a new video posted by Kate & William after the jump.
Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s official wedding invitations are in business. 1,900 lucky guests around the globe have received this 10 by 6 inch white card that has the insignia of Will’s grandmom, Queen Elizabeth. It’s a simple invite, with gilt edging, with the Lord Chamberlain (as commanded by the Queen) asking guests to arrive on April 29 at 11 am at Westminster Abbey. They’ve been asked to dress in “Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit.”
Suffice to say we haven’t got an invite, which is well enough because we don’t know what the hell we’d wear. A lounge suit? That sounds like something Hugh Hefner puts on. We’re in good company though, because joining us in watching the imminent wedding on T.V will be Michelle Obama who hasn’t got an invite either. And the strict guest list applies to the Royal Family as well. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has not been invited, but her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been, and will attend. Ouch!
It’s all gravy though, because Fergie’s rep has stated, “She will not be attending. She never expected to be invited.” That’s what happens when you get caught offering access to Prince Andrew for money in an undercover News of the World sting operation.
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Are you as excited about the royal wedding as we are? Now that William is off the market, we can focus whole-heartedly on our favorite SINGLE ginge, Prince Harry. Forget what Kate Middleton’s going to wear at the wedding, we want to see Harry rock some uniform. And we’re totally going to ignore this business of Harry and Chelsea Davy supposedly reuniting on a date. Because it totally didn’t happen. Heard that? Didn’t happen.
But unfortunately all our hopes of somehow attending that wedding (hah) have been officially dashed. Because if Michelle Obama didn’t get invited to Will and Kate’s “I do’s” there ain’t a chance in hell for anybody else. That’s pretty bad form on the Brits! Mrs O made an appearance on Live! With Regis And Kelly and revealed that she really hadn’t been invite to the wedding. But as always, the First Lady was gracious about the royal snub saying, “Marriage is a personal private thing, they should invite who they want to invite. And if I get invited, I’ll go.” Dudes…. You can’t diss Michelle. You gotta invite her now! So come on Royal Letter Writer (we bet they have one of those). Do your thing.
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Now we know what ya’ll be doing at 4:20pm today if you live on the West Coast: listening to Snoop Dog’s new song for Prince William’s bachelor party, of course! That’s what you guys were thinking too, right? Rumors had circulated that Prince Harry wanted Snoop to perform at his brother’s last night of freedom, and because Snoop is basically a king among men he took it to the next level by composing a new tune. Those of us here on the East Coast can have a listen at 7:20pm. The only downside to the whole thing? The title of the song…is “Wet.” Guys, come on! Kate Middleton gets the chance in a million to be an actual princess, and you are ruining this for everybody being lewd! We’re not saying we aren’t going to dance when it plays on the radio, but still. Have some composure!
According to his PR team, the new Snoop Dogg song “Wett” “is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.” Man, 4:20 can’t come fast enough! We’re still talking about the song! For the most part. [Photo:]
We so called it! Well, so did the whole of the United Kingdom, but who cares! Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged. It was just a week ago that bookies were betting on the odds on whether Will and Kate were going to make it official, so someone’s making a killing on this one. Looks like Daniella Issa Helayel picked the right time to start designing wedding gowns because she’s been Kate’s go-to custom designer for a while now.
The couple have been quite cheeky about the whole engagement affair. Buckingham Palace officials have said that William popped the question a whole month ago, while they were on vacation in Kenya. Okay, so they’ve had time to prepare themselves for the frenzy that awaits, which is probably going to be of the Diana-scale. Now that the news is out, Prince Charles‘ rep has stated that the proud Dad is “delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton” and they apparently going to get married in London either in the spring or summer of next year.
So, what do we have to do to score an invite? Anybody? Does Harry need a date?
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