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Jessica Simpson can’t “top” the wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine.

By Andrea Petrou on May 24th, 2011

Jessica Simpson doesn’t think she could “top” the wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine.

The 30-year-old singer – who is engaged to marry former NFL player Eric Johnson – admired what the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her nuptials at London’s Westminster Abbey on April 29, but is not going to compete with her in the style stakes.

She said: “I absolutely adore Kate’s dress. I thought she looked absolutely beautiful, there’s no bride that can top a royal wedding.

“I’m not going to be wearing the same kind of thing, but it will be beautiful in its own right.”

Jessica, who was previously married to singer Nick Lachey, was also praised by her new partner Eric, who added he thought she was “beautiful”.

He told ‘Access Hollywood': “She’s just a regular, grounded, down to earth person and I like it. Beautiful, beautiful.”

The blonde beauty recently revealed she wanted to lose some weight prior to her big day.

She said: “I have a date – I’m really excited!”

“I am going to dance around my bedroom and hopefully lose some weight – and lift some weights and do what I can!”


Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding hat has attracted a bid of £18,400

By Andrea Petrou on May 18th, 2011

Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding hat has attracted a bid of £18,400.

The 22-year-old royal listed the bizarre Philip Treacy creation on auction website eBay in order to make money for the Little Bee Initiative, a charitable organisation set up by the princess to raise money for Children in Crisis and Unicef and she is astonished by the response so far.

Bidding on the hat – which has been compared with pretzels, spaghetti and toilet seats in spoof internet videos – was started by British businessman Duncan Bannatyne, best known for his role on UK TV show ‘Dragon’s Den’, who offered £5,000 within minutes of the listing going live.

Other high-profile bidders have included Australian children’s group The Wiggles, who offered to pay £17,500 for the headwear.

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field said: “We wear some pretty crazy costumes on stage, but this hat beats them all – it could bring about an Australian republic all by itself!

“When we heard about the auction we knew we had to bid – we’re ambassadors for Unicef and we think it’s great that Princess Beatrice has chosen to support children in great need.”

They also joked they would donate the accessory to the Australian cricket captain to use next time the team play England.

Anthony added: “We might give it to Michael Clarke to wear when he bats against the Poms next time – it would certainly distract the bowler.”

Speaking about the auction – which closes in four days time – Beatrice has said: “I’ve been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities. I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have.”

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