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Mario Testino‘s engagement portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton are lovely (even if they were retouched), and the photographer tells the lovely story of their lovely creation in the current issue of Vogue. Testino, no stranger to capturing royalty on film, gushes prolifically about the queen-to-be, adding another few hundred words of evidence to the library of information indicating that no one dislikes Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton may have done her own makeup for her super duper official royal engagement pics with Prince William, but that doesn’t mean the photos weren’t subjected to some retouching. Scandal! Except, you know, not really.
This weekend we fawned over Kate and Will‘s cute engagement pics. We knew what they wore and where they were photographed, but we had no clue that the future princess did her own makeup! We told you they were royals of the people!
We sure didn’t have to wait long for Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s Mario Testino-shot royal engagement photos to be released! Testino took two pictures — a formal shot in the Council Chamber of St. James’s Palace‘s State Apartment, and a more casual one in the palace’s Cornwall Room.
A few weeks ago we asked if you would wear a knockoff of Kate Middleton‘s sapphire engagement ring. The general consensus around the office (and the internet) was that royal knockoffs are pretty lame. Olivia Wilde doesn’t seem to think so, though.
Kate Middleton may have Princess Di‘s engagement ring, but now you can too! Sort of. Kenneth Jay Lane designed a (really, really fake-looking) knockoff of the ring for QVC. And while the ring is “worth” $55, you can have it for just $39.54! We wish we were kidding.
So we all know that Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, but now we have pictures of the ring! (This really is quite the week for engagement rings, huh?) The ring is made up of 14 diamonds surrounding an oval-cut sapphire. Oh yeah, and it was the one Princess Diana wore during her engagement in 1981!
It’s finally happened! Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, and according to reports, it happened over a month ago while the lovely couple was on vacation in Kenya. But fret not, this is no rumor. Buckingham Palace has released a statement confirming the engagement, which means everyone is in the clear. Let the dress speculation begin!