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Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch 2011 event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Saturday, July 9, 2011. - Provided courtesy of KABC
07/10/2011

The royal couple mingled with some of Hollywood's top stars on Saturday night at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles.

Kate, formerly known as Kate Middleton and now referred to formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, graced the red carpet in a dress by Alexander McQueen and wore earrings lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II.

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11/27/2011
Prince William dances the Swag Dance with Vanessa Boateng as his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, looks on during their visit to Centrepoints Camberwell Foyer in London on Dec. 21, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Prince of Wales Media Centre

Prince William used his military helicopter training to good use during a rescue mission on November 27, where he saved the lives of two Russian seamen in the Irish Sea.

Prince William, who is serving as Flight Lt. William Wales in the Royal Air Force, was the co-pilot of the four-man helicopter rescue that saved two survivors of the Swanland vessel, which sank off the cost of the Irish sea after the hull cracked during the night off of the coast of North Wales according to BBC news.

08/09/2011
Pippa Middleton, Kate Middletons sister and bridesmaid Margarita Armstrong-Jones leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding on April, 29, 2011. / Pippa Middleton with Prince Harry at her sisters wedding to Prince William. - Provided courtesy of AP / Joel Ryan

Now, you too can look like a royal bridesmaid - for a bargain.

Knockoffs of the ivory, cowl neck dress that Pippa Middleton, 27, wore to the royal wedding of her sister Kate and Prince William in April are set to be sold at the UK department store chain Debenhams for 170 pounds sterling, or $277. It is a fraction of the price of the original bridesmaid gown, which is estimated to have cost 20,000 pounds sterling, or $32,610. The duplicates are set to go on sale in September.

09/19/2011
Their Royal Highnesses on July 6, 2011 made an unscheduled stop during their tour of Canada to visit Slave Lake, Alberta to see for themselves the damage wrought on the settlement after it was struck by wildfire. - Provided courtesy of princeofwales.gov.uk

Prince William and his wife Kate plan to open a children's cancer center at a hospital in their native United Kingdom.

William, the 29-year-old Duke of Cambridge, is the president of the Royal Marsden Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust. He and Kate will open the facility's new Oak Centre for Children and Young People on September 29, his office said in a statement.

05/06/2011
Acorn, the penguin adopted by the royal couple, lies on a scale in a photo provided by the Chester Zoo in England in May 6, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP / Matt Dunham / Chester Zoo

Prince William and new wife Kate Middleton, who now goes by Catherine, have adopted an endangered baby penguin named Acorn.

The bird will continue to live at England's Chester Zoo, which had given Acorn to the newlyweds as a wedding gift.

07/31/2011

Kate Middleton, now referred to formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, got a chance to attend a royal wedding on Saturday without the stress planning when Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall in Scotland.

07/29/2011
In this Monday April 27, 2009 file photo, Zara  Phillips, granddaughter of Britains Queen Elizabeth II, and rugby player Mike  Tindall, pose together before taking part in celebrity charity poker tournament, in Monaco. - Provided courtesy of AP / Lionel Cironneau, file

Another /*royal wedding*/ is on the way! Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and daughter of Princess Anne, is set to marry rugby player Mike Tindall on Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland, the BBC reports.

It will be the first royal wedding to take place in Scotland in nearly 20 years and royal family members Prince William and Kate, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are among the expected guests.

07/08/2011

Prince William and his wife Kate, once known as Kate Middleton and now referred to formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, landed in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2011 to continue their North American tour.

Kate, largely seen as a fashion icon, stepped off the plane wearing a lavender Peridot dress by Roksanda Illinic. Check out details about their U.S. trip as well as photos.

06/30/2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge board a plane of the Royal Canadian Air Force at Londons Heathrow Airport, Thursday June 30, to travel to Ottawa for their first overseas tour as a married couple. - Provided courtesy of AP / Steve Parsons, pool

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, also known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, landed in Canada on Thursday, June 30 to begin a North American tour.

It is their first overseas trip as a married couple. William, seen as the second in line to the British throne, and his wife, wed in April. They will tour Canada until July 8, when they will fly to California and remain in the United States until July 10.

05/31/2011

Prince William and his new wife Kate, also known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear in a never-before-seen photo on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's July 2011 issue ahead of their trip to Canada and the United States.

The picture was taken by famed photographer Mario Testino at St. James Palace in November 2010, when the royal pair announced their engagement. He had also captured an iconic image of William's mother, the late Princess Diana.

05/23/2011
Britains Princess Beatrice appears at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britains Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Martin Meissner

Princess Beatrice's hat that she wore to the royal wedding last month has sold on eBay for $131,648.

The winner, who was among 40 bidders, was not identified after the auction ended on Sunday.

05/18/2011
Britains Princess Beatrice appears at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britains Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Martin Meissner

The most recent bid for the "gravity-defying hat" Princess Beatrice wore to the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, which was put on auction on eBay earlier this month, is more than $30,300.

The headpiece, which features mock ribbons that resemble "tentacles," made headlines after she was first seen with it and even spurred its own Tumblr blog and Facebook fan pages.

05/12/2011
Britains Princess Beatrice appears at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britains Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Martin Meissner

The "gravity-defying hat" Princess Beatrice wore to the wedding of Prince William and Catherine has been put on eBay to be auctioned off and already has a starting bid of more than $8,100.

Her mother Sarah Ferguson, 51, had said on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Wednesday, May 11, that proceeds are to go to the UNICEF and for Children in Crisis charities.

05/16/2011
In this Monday April 27, 2009 file photo, Zara  Phillips, granddaughter of Britains Queen Elizabeth II, and rugby player Mike  Tindall, pose together before taking part in celebrity charity poker tournament, in Monaco. - Provided courtesy of AP / Lionel Cironneau, file

Now that the wedding of Prince William is over, the focus is now on the upcoming royal wedding between Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips and U.K. rugby player Mike Tindall.

Zara Phillips, 29, is 12th in line to the throne. She is the daughter of Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, and her former husband, Captain Mark Phillips, an Olympic gold medal-winning equestrian.

05/11/2011
Britains Princess Beatrice appears at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britains Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday, April, 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Martin Meissner

Sarah Ferguson, the UK's Duchess of York, says the elaborate hat that her daughter Princess Beatrice wore to the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine is set to be put on eBay and auctioned off for charity.

Ferguson, 51, did not receive an invitation to the event. Beatrice, 22, and her other daughter Eugenie, 21, attended the wedding with their father and Ferguson's former husband, Prince Andrew.

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