William and Kate coming to North America

The newest royal newlyweds, William and Kate, are going to be visiting Canada the first week of July, and will then be flying on to Los Angeles later in the month.  Apparently austerity is to be the focus of the trip, as Kate in particular is aware of the recession does not want to be perceived as showing off her wealth.

Although she is said to be bringing nearly fifty different outfits with her for various appearances, Kate wants to keep her entourage down to just a few essential people, maybe only a stylist and a personal assistant.  William, on the other hand, can probably get away with just one person helping him out – after all, who cares what he wears?

Royal wedding hat sells for $131,000

It was by far the most ridiculous thing that anyone wore to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but all’s well that ends well, right?  The hat that Princess Beatrice wore was sold on eBay earlier this week, and ended up bringing in a final winning bid of $131,000 for charity.

Some of the money will go to UNICEF UK, which is a charity that works worldwide to give underprivileged children access to health care and education.  Another beneficiary, Children in Crisis, helps finance educations for children who would otherwise be doomed to a life of poverty.  So the hat was good for something after all!

Kate Middleton may be asked to sign a prenup

Kate Middleton might have to pay the price for royal paranoia about messy divorces, as her fiancé, Prince William, is being told by his advisors that he and Middleton should sign a prenuptial agreement in order to protect the royal assets.  Middleton’s family is not poor by any means, but what they have pales in comparison to what Middleton might stand to walk away with if she and William ever split.

The biggest concern is that when Queen Elizabeth dies, she will be leaving a major portion of her nearly half-billion dollar net worth to her eldest grandson, and if he and his wife divorce and there is no prenup in place, a lot of that money could end up in the hands of the Middletons.  There is no word yet on whether William will take the advice and get the agreement drawn up.

The Beckhams get invited to the royal wedding

The invitations for Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding are starting to roll out, and the big news seems to be that David and Victoria Beckham have both been invited (though, apparently, not their sons).

David had mentioned a couple of months ago that he’d love to be invited, and there’s no word as to whether or not that little piece of information managed to get back to the palace, but no matter whether or not the message got through, it’s a happy ending for the Beckhams.  So now, of course, everyone will be waiting to see what Victoria decides to wear, and hoping that she doesn’t try to steal the show from the bride.

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?