London (CNN) — Just after announcing his engagement, Prince William told the world he had given Kate Middleton the distinctive sapphire and diamond ring belonging to his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as “my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement.” The prince was particularly close to his mother, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, and both he and his brother Harry know how much his wedding would have meant to her. William is even reported to have taken his fiancee to visit Diana’s tomb at her ancestral home, Althorp House, in central England, in the run-up to the big day.
Kate Middleton’s parents ‘face £100,000 wedding bill’
Kate Middleton’s parents will pay nearly £100,000 ($163,000, 113,000 euros) for their daughter’s wedding to Prince William later this month, a report said.
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Kate Middleton’s coat of arms shows family’s love of the Lake District
BRIDE-TO-BE Kate Middleton has been given a family coat of arms – which reflects the family’s love of the Lake District.
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Krewe de Danse
The Krewe de Danse held its 17th annual ball and pageant at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. The theme of the ball was “Ancient Rome to Modern Italy.”
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
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