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FILE - This is one of two official portrait photographs taken on Nov. 25, 2010 in the Council Chamber in the State Apartment in St James's Palace, London and released by Clarence House Press Office on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 to mark the engagement of Britain's Prince William, left, and Catherine Middleton, right. Poor Kate Middleton. She's not just marrying a future king. She's marrying all of us. Once upon a time, British subjects gazed upon their sovereigns from afar. Not any more. Members of the royal family are now Hollywood-style mega-celebrities _ their cellulite, receding hairlines and boozy nights out subject to the same relentless scrutiny as other A-listers. The monarchy has gained in star power, and perhaps lost in dignity, since William's mother, Princess Diana, burst into the royal family in a blonde blaze of charisma and changed it forever. (AP Photo/Clarence House Press Office/Copyright 2010 Mario Testino, ho). MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES , EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NOT APPROVED FOR SOUVENIRS AND MEMORABILIA. THE PHOTOGRAPHS MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED AND MUST BE USED IN THEIR ENTIRETY

FILE - This is one of two official portrait photographs taken on Nov. 25, 2010 in the Council Chamber in the State Apartment in St James's Palace, London and released by Clarence House Press Office on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 to mark the engagement of Britain's Prince William, left, and Catherine Middleton, right. Poor Kate Middleton. She's not just marrying a future king. She's marrying all of us. Once upon a time, British subjects gazed upon their sovereigns from afar. Not any more. Members of the royal family are now Hollywood-style mega-celebrities _ their cellulite, receding hairlines and boozy nights out subject to the same relentless scrutiny as other A-listers. The monarchy has gained in star power, and perhaps lost in dignity, since William's mother, Princess Diana, burst into the royal family in a blonde blaze of charisma and changed it forever.

Britain's Prince William

Britain's Prince William, the oldest son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, turned 31 on June 21. The prince, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, is expecting his first child with wife, Catherine Middleton.