Bishop in hot water over royal-bashing

London bishop Pete Broadbent is getting a lot of heavy criticism over some comments he made on Facebook about the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He described the hoopla surrounding the wedding as “nauseating,” and went on to say that he gave the marriage seven years at best.

As if that weren’t enough, he went on to say that the royal family was full of “broken marriages and philanderers,” and generally expressed distaste for their celebrity.  Just to put the icing on the cake, Broadbent then targeted Prince Charles and Princess Diana, calling them “Big Ears and the Porcelain Doll.”  Was “Porcelain Doll” meant to be an insult?  Whatever the case, the bishop has now apologized for his comments, saying that he realizes he shouldn’t have said those things on the internet.  You think?

Prince William finally getting married

It’s about damned time – the British royal family released a statement that Prince William is finally engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, whom he met at university in 2002.  They began dating in 2003, and almost immediately there was speculation about whether Middleton would become the next member of the royals.

The rumors were up, down, and all around – at one point the press said they were on the verge of breaking up – but now they’re finally heading toward the finish line. Prince Charles expressed relief at the announcement, and apparently the wedding is being scheduled for spring or summer of 2011.  It’s going to be huge, you can bet on that.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Kissing Cousins!

Prince William and Kate Middleton, girlfriend and possible future queen, are apparently cousins! Granted, the relationship is very, very distant, but it turns out the two lovebirds are actually related, weirdly enough.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton and Prince William reportedly share a much-reviled ancestor by the name of Sir Thomas Leighton. Leighton was allegedly governor of Guernsey in the 17th century and a horrible murdering tyrant. According to the Daily Mail, Leighton is Prince William’s 12th generation great-grandfather and Kate Middleton’s 11th generation great-grandfather. That supposedly makes them 12th cousins, once removed.

We doubt anyone will really care a bit that the two share a distant ancestor. After all, back in the day the royal throne was occupied by the offspring of all kinds of incestuous relationships.

We’re sure plenty of folks on the planet are probably married to some kind of cousin and don’t know it. They just don’t have people trolling through their genealogy to find the least little connection they can dig up!

Although, if you look closely, the two do rather kind of look alike a bit… especially in the nose and cheekbones. Hmmmmm.

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Will Prince William Finally Pop The Question To Kate Middleton?


Prince William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, turns 27 today, and the media is abuzz with speculation that the prince might use the occasion to finally pop the big question. British tabs are waiting with bated breath for an engagement announcement, and have dubbed Middleton as “Waitie Katie.” The prince will be hard-pressed to top last year’s birthday surprise to the lovely Kate…flying a military helicopter to her house and landing on her yard. When he wasn’t certified to fly it!

Kate and William have been dating for a long 6 years, and their relationship has British bookies hedging bets on the couple’s engagement. Odds for an engagement announcement sometime in 2009 have shortened from 6-4 to 1-2 in the last few weeks, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP). Gotta like those odds, Kate. Hang in there! You know Paris Hilton’s odd’s are like a gazillion-to-one, even though she likes to tell herself they’re much better. Ain’t no way the Queen’s gonna tolerate THAT skank.

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