Kate Middleton will make her first trip (ever) to America in July


It’s time for some royal updates and stories! The wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William took the covers of Us Weekly, and a special “collector’s edition” of People Magazine, Time and various other publications. The issues don’t really contain any information that we haven’t already (exhaustively) covered. Here are some other pieces of interesting information post-wedding though:

*Us Weekly says that although Will & Kate should be known as Mr. and Mrs. Cambridge (because they’re now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Will still wants to be known as Will Wales. According to a source, “For day-to-day life, they are the Cambridges. But behind closed doors they are calling each other Mr and Mrs Wales. It’s cute.” For his job, “He will still be known as Flight Lieutenant William Wales.”

*Will & Kate are coming to America in July! They will be doing an official tour of Canada from June 30-July 8, and then they will go to California, for reasons that are not known at this time. According to People, this will be Kate’s first-ever trip to America! Oh, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to host a dinner for them. That should be epic.

*Sarah Burton, the chief designer of the House of McQueen and the designer of Kate’s wedding dress, has given an interview. She doesn’t say much, other than it was a lot of fun for her to hide and sneak around.

*Kate wore a perfume by Illuminum called White Gardenia Petals for the wedding. That perfume has now sold out worldwide. I’m not a fan of gardenia on younger girls – I associate it with older women.

*Prince Harry had a Wiggly Worm in his pocket, and he whipped it out for children. The story is actually adorable, not sketchy!

*Time Mag reports that there was a plan – called Operation Pumpkin – in place in case Kate decided to “bolt” from the wedding. This is too good:

Royal officials and security people had plans in place for “Operation Pumpkin,” in the event that Kate Middleton decided to bolt rather than walk down the aisle.

The Register has all the completely true details of the security’s back-up plan, down to just how far they were willing to let Prince William chase Kate (up to, but no more than, half a mile). And what would happen if Wills caught up to his bolting bride? He would have been allowed a timed amount of pleading, before a taxi would whisk Kate away.

And just why would the woman dubbed “Waity Katie” want to ditch the wedding of the century? There are myriad reasons why a sane person wouldn’t want to marry into a family such as William’s, but we suspect that if the bride had chosen to run it would’ve been due to the Duchess title bestowed on her. After all that time and effort, she still wasn’t going to be a princess? We’d certainly be ready to run.

Interestingly enough, there was no plan set in place in case Wills decided to ditch Kate. As a highly-placed anonymous M15 source told the Register, “We only plan for things that make sense. [Prince William] doesn’t want to be back on the dating scene wearing a rug, does he?”

[From Time]

HARSH!!! But it would have been hilarious is Kate bolted. She wouldn’t have been Waity Katie then. She would have been Kate The Bolter.






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  1. brin says:

    Good stuff! I love the wiggly worm story (I thought that was for Chelsy!).

  2. thinkaboutit says:

    Oh what a waste of time and money! If anything there was a risk she might run TO the alter!

  3. OtherChris says:

    Like the “rug” would deter the majority of women. Ha!

  4. Luci says:

    the picture of the dog is genius!!

  5. Lisa Turtle says:

    I find it odd that a woman as well traveled, and with as much money as she has, had never traveled to America.

    She’s been to South America, which is much further from England. And she’s been to the Caribbean. Maybe she just doesn’t have any interest in America. I feel like thats bad for our international image. We have New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago. Come visit us!

  6. lem says:

    I didn’t know this, but apparently one of their “royal duties” is to produce an heir and it is expected within the first year of marriage (at least that she is pregnant). I thought this explained a lot as to why they waited soooo long to get married, especially if they were not yet ready to have children. Lord knows I don’t want children before I’m 30.

    also where is the owner of that dog???

  7. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Just curious, but what’s with the rather RANDOM dog picture?

  8. Obvious says:

    the puppy in the last picture is the best ever!

  9. Christine says:

    I love her earrings. I want them. And I think they want to rub shoulders with hot celebrities and that’s the reason for the trip. But I’m sure at the time we’ll get some dribble about the environment or alternative energy or some crap.

  10. Macey says:

    Im curious as to why Harry just happened to have a wiggly worm in his pocket..lol

  11. sapphire says:

    The pooch picture is the best!

    So how does the Governator address them?

  12. Kaiser says:

    Re: the dog photo. It was tagged “Catherine Middleton” and it’s from the “crowd” photos of the royal wedding. I LOVE IT. I will be using it from now on.

  13. P.J. says:

    So maybe this explains why Harry leaned over and whispered “She’s here!” to William when they were waiting at the altar.

    Thanks for the funniest story I’ve read in a while!

  14. EdithP says:

    The dog is awesome!

    And I can’t think of anything remotely clean to say about Harry and his wiggly worm. I’m a little verklempt right now, actually.

  15. Emma says:

    Hmmm… that kind of makes me wonder if she was dragging her feet, not him. I suppose they didn’t have an “Operation Gourd” in case Will decided to take off? Maybe she wasn’t waiting to be a princess, but waiting until she was sure she wanted to be with Will and live that kind of lifestyle.

  16. danielle says:

    I love the story about what to do if she bolted! Awesomeness.

  17. Meghan says:

    I would have bolted just to see if William actually would chase me down the street and beg for me to come back. Then I would be all “I was just kidding! Duh!” and go marry him.

    This is one of the many reasons why I will never be the future Queen of England.

  18. NancyMan says:

    The whole concept of a ‘bolting bride’ sounds like bullshit. Its just another attempt to put some sort of ‘normalcy spin’ on a Royal wedding so us commoners (oddly enough mostly ‘American’ Commoners) can more identify with the event. These people have a job they’ve agreed to do and they will do it. Otherwise, hundreds of years of history and tradition will be forever changed. That’s not something they will change based on a whim or current fashion or opinion.

    Sweet Spaniel.

  19. stephanie says:

    god she looked amazing.

  20. Mouse says:

    She looks a lot older when she’s not smiling.

  21. Reality says:

    @ Lisa, I don’t think people see America as a holiday destination. I may be wrong, but I’ve done some of Europe, the Caribbean, Wales, Scotland, Canada, South America, but have only been to the states twice, both times just to shop.

    I would like to visit or maybe even work in New York, but it’s not anywhere near the top of my list. It’s weird to me that so many Americans don’t travel abroad as well. Or even own passports….

  22. Ell says:

    Kate will be referred to as ‘Princess Catherine/Kate’ and/or ‘The Duchess of Wales’. She officially has the ‘Princess William of Wales’ title anyway. That story sounds so made-up and if someone in MI5 spilled the beans they’d be a big trouble.

  23. Melinda says:

    Yeah like anyone could even physically bolt in a gigantic wedding dress with a tiara and veil on in heels. she’d probably take a few strides and collapse or run into something seeing her view is a bit obstructed from the veil.

  24. thinkaboutit says:

    New York is very very much a destination for peopke from Western Europe and the UK. I live in lower Manhattan and can’t spill my starbucks without splashing half a dozen Italians, French, or Brits of all ages at any given time of year.

  25. mew says:

    There has been a lot of gossip before that “Kate’s going to America” “Kate’s leaving to America to learn photography” “Kate wants to go America while Will’s away” and so on. Maybe she wanted to go but never got a chance for whatever reason.

  26. JulieM says:

    Gee, for a rich girl with no job who spent most of her time on expensive holidays, I’m really surprised she’s never been to the US.

    As for Katie bolting-not a snowball’s chance in hell. Her entire adult life has been focused on what happened last Friday. As thinkaboutit said above, running TO the alter would have been more like it.

    I think Harry had the wiggleworm in his pocket to entertain the small children in the wedding party; just in case they got antsy.

  27. garvels says:

    So of all the places they could visit in the U.S. they pick Hollywood. Why not the Gulf coast since that’s where British Petroleum ****ed up big time. That would have been a nice gesture.

  28. Ben says:

    @ Garvels – Perhaps because BP hasn’t been British-owned for over 20 years? (The company name was changed from British Petroleum to BP to reflect this.)

  29. Frances says:


    A pox upon you and your facts! :-P

  30. hatsumomo says:

    So is Prince of Wales William’s real last name? I always wondered why I never read about Prince Phillip or his kids last names. Did the princes write Prince of Wales on their schoolwork in the upper right corner? Or just Will Wales? Ive really always pondered that!

  31. Lauren says:

    @hatsumomo I’m not sure why I know this, but ther Royal familys last name is Windsor.

  32. kazoo says:

    wait, i’m confused. i came across a picture from vanity fair that shows a very young kate on a boat with the kennedys, presumably in MA. let me see if i can find it.

  33. fallen says:

    Gosh i wonder how much of tax payes money will be used to ‘protect’ these two when they come to Canada.

  34. Anastasia says:

    I thought his last name was Windsor!

  35. Hmmm says:

    I wonder if the crowd Waity ran around with considers America rather declasse as a destination. Or perhaps because no one in the States would give a damn about their snooty status.

  36. Jess says:

    @Reality: I lived in DC for a while and we got a lot of European tourists all year round.

  37. Ashley says:

    Please she would have never bolted. 9 years she’s worked to nab him, she wasn’t going to let that hard work go (and neither would her mother).

    Did the MI5 agent really make the rug comment? That’s hilarious.

  38. Samsuzzanne says:

    hatsumomo: William & Harry use Wales as their last name- hence, William Wales on checks, school work, etc. They take the surname Wales from their father’s role as Prince of Wales. Now that Will is the Duke of Cambridge, he would be William Cambridge, but apparently might not want to use that. The queen’s male descendents who are not princes have the surname Mountbatten-Winsdor.

  39. Ashley says:

    hatsumomo – they can go by their titles, so William used to be Wales, Harry is still Wales and Beatrice and Eugene would be York. Or they can go by Windsor or Mountbatten (and Mountbatten-Windsor). Fergie is the only one I know of that has used Mountbatten (on her books). The Royals don’t really need to use their last names , so it’s very uncommon to hear them.

    Personally if I were a Royal I’d use Windsor. I think it sounds more regal and nicer. Plus it’s not that common.re

  40. TG says:

    I don’t understand why he went by William Wales. Wales is not his last name. He could go by just Wales as in the Prince of Wales but it was odd to me that he was William Wales. And I agree I would definitely use Windsor as my last name. It sounds so regal.

  41. TG says:

    I was disappointed too that she had never been to the good ole USA, but then I remembered she spends all her time going to ultra exclusive and exotic locales like Mustique, Kenya, The Swiss Alps with her Prince. So I imagine the US never came up, especially if he is paying. LOL

  42. lucy2 says:

    I didn’t know they did that with the names, I always thought it was Windsor and that was it.
    I too am surprised she never came to the US. If I’d had her money and time, I’d have traveled everywhere I could!

  43. Daisy424 says:

    Poor Pup ;-)

  44. Lushus L. says:

    Wow, I remember many years ago, Queen Elizabeth visited Sacramento and got a tour of Sutter’s Fort. How embarrassing.

  45. Frances says:


    Isn’t that an April Fool’s day prank? There’s a passage that goes:

    “There are now rumors that News of the World is in possession of a videotape in which Middleton is heard bragging to Prince William, “I gotta tawk to you! I cawht a cawd in the wawter off Mahss Bay!” News of the Kennedy kinship also sheds light on earlier reports that Middleton has a “JESUS HATES THE YANKEES” tattoo on her lower back. ”

    If this were remotely true, the British tabloids would be all over it like stink on cheese.

  46. LM says:

    That Vanity Fair article was an April Fool… :-D

  47. thinkaboutit says:

    LOL the Vanity Fair thing was so clearly a joke…did you even read past the first line?!?

  48. Shoe_Lover says:

    I think that article about the surnames is cr@p. If it anytime a member of the royal family needs a surname i.e signing of official documents etc they use the name Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor. Its on the official website of the British Monarchy so US weekly need better fact checkers

  49. Beatrix says:

    Stay away from Fiona!!!!!!

  50. kazoo says:

    lmao. no. i just saw the picture and read the caption. oops. carry on!

  51. Camille says:

    I don’t care if they go to America, but I would love to see them make a trip together down under (specifically New Zealand). :D

  52. Buffy Wilson says:

    Yeah, I live in DC, too, and there are foreign tourists all over the place. As it turns out, America is an enormous place and filled with great places to visit.

  53. riri says:

    Women today keep their family name, you know.
    Why on earth is it cute that he doesn’t want to change his family name (completely understandable) and she is lacking any backbone and goes with whatever he says?

    for almost 30 years she has been Kate Middleton, and now she just erases her last name?
    How last century of her.

  54. Andie B says:

    William prefers the name Wales to the use of Windsor as he wants to be a normal guy (not something he will ever truly achieve). The chances of Kate doing a runner before the wedding were next to nil. I’m glad she didn’t, as William seems like a genuinely nice guy.

  55. MourningTheDeathofMusic says:

    @Reality (#21)
    A couple of reasons most Americans do not own a passport is 1) Most Americans don’t have enough money to travel abroad. They’re living hand to mouth, working to barely pay for the gas in their cars and their minimal coverage medical insurance.
    2) We have a vast country of our own to explore and it would be a lot cheaper to travel, especially when you refer back to #1.

    It’s not like most Americans wouldn’t love to travel the world, but reality is, they’re struggling to pay for the little they have. So what’s the point in owning a passport they’re never use?

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