Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson (Getty)Prepare your fancy hats, everyone — Pippa Middleton might be engaged!Us Weekly reports that the British beauty, 30, who grabbed the world's attention during her big sister's wedding (in large part due to her seriously enviable bum) is engaged to banker Nico Jackson, 36. Jackson reportedly popped the question during a trip to Oberoi Amarvilas, a five star resort in India.The event planner and her beau have been together for 15 months. They were rumored...Read Full Story
Getty ImagesMaking a 208-mile trek in the (beyond) freezing South Pole already sounds hard, then try doing it with a broken toe. That's what Prince Harry will be doing in a couple weeks when he leads disabled veterans on the Walking with the Wounded event. A palace spokesperson recently confirmed the prince broke his toe but says nothing will stop him from completing the journey in the cold. "There is no doubt about the South Pole trek," the spokesman said. "He will definitely be going.”A...Read Full Story
Getty ImagesHas there been a royal diss? The list of baby Prince George's seven (seven!) godparents was named this morning, on the day of his christening, and neither Uncle Harry nor Aunt Pippa were on it.
Though it might seem contentious, apparently the decision not to include Prince William's brother and Kate Middleton's sister isn't actually a huge deal. Per British tradition, unlike in the U.S., relatives aren't always picked for the gig. So Harry and Pippa probably weren't crying...Read Full Story
Getty ImagesIs Prince Harry going to be the next royal to pop the question? Apparently he and girlfriend Cressida Bonas are getting serious and there's chatter that he'll propose next year. Of course, that means people are already placing actual bets on when the next royal wedding will be. Ladbrokes have odds of 8/11 that they will be engaged by the end of this year (!) and there's also wagers that there will be a wedding by the end of 2015. Get your wallets out, folks. A spokesperson for the...Read Full Story
Kate Middleton's mother and father, Michael and Carole Middleton, are the co-owners of an online party paraphernalia store called Party Pieces.Before the launch of their successful online venture, Carole Middleton was a flight attendant. Michael Middleton was a flight attendant and then a flight dispatcher for British Airways. The two married on June 21, 1980 in Dorney, Buckinghamshire.See more pictures of Carole Middleton, Kate Middleton's mother:Read Full Story
Kate Middleton's mother is Carole Middleton. Carole Middleton, a former flight attendant, is the co-owner of Party Pieces, an online party paraphernalia store. Find pictures of Kate Middleton's mother here.
Kate Middleton, fiancee of Britain's Prince William, smiles as she greets members of the public during a visit to Witton Country Park on April 11, 2011 in Darwen, England. With less than three weeks to go until the Royal Wedding Prince William and Kate Middleton are making one of their final public appearances. (Getty Images)more pics »Kate Middleton is about to become part of the royal family, but she won't be leaving behind her own, big Middleton family. Here's a look at all of the Middletons, and info on who is and isn't invited to the royal wedding.
Parents:Carole and Michael Middleton Kate's mom Carole is a former flight attendant, while her father also worked as a flight attendant before becoming a flight dispatcher for British Airways. They've been married since 1980 and founded a party supply and decoration company called Party Pieces in 1987.
Sister:Pippa Middleton Pippa (real name Philippa) was born in 1983. She attended the University of Edinburgh with her sister and studied English literature. Pippa worked for an event planning company called Table Talk in 2008 and currently works for her parents' company. She is expected to have a prominent role in Party Pieces in the near future. Pippa will be the maid of honor for the royal wedding.
Brother:James Middleton The youngest Middleton, James, came along in 1987. James has a cake-making business called Cake Kit Company. He's a 23-year-old bachelor and dropped out of his English degree course at Edinburgh University to start his own business!
Uncle:Gary Goldsmith Kate's uncle (her mother's younger brother) is painted as a wily character in the press. He allegedly got caught selling cocaine in 2009 to an undercover reporter, according to the NY Post! He's a so-called "tattooed IT millionaire" and lives in London. Word has it when the royal engagement was announced he ditched his stripper girlfriend and has cleaned up his act. He scored an invite to the nuptials.
Katrina Darling (NYPost.com)Katrina Darling, which we assume is a stage name, is a 20-year-old burlesque dancer in northeast England. She reportedly likes to strip to "Rule Britannia." She was not lucky enough to score an invite to the royal wedding.