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Princess in waiting

<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, February 25, 2011. 

REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>The wind blows as Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton, attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

The wind blows as Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton, attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at...more

The wind blows as Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton, attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford...more

Britain's Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Kate Middleton listens to speeches during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, February 25, 2011. 

REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Kate Middleton listens to speeches during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kate Middleton listens to speeches during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton wave to wellwishers following a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton wave to wellwishers following a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat...more

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton wave to wellwishers following a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Britain's Prince William, talks to a lifeboat crew during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Britain's Prince William, talks to a lifeboat crew during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur...more

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Britain's Prince William, talks to a lifeboat crew during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. 
REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Kate Middleton, the fiancee of Prince William, smiles as she arrives to attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Kate Middleton, the fiancee of Prince William, smiles as she arrives to attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay...more

Kate Middleton, the fiancee of Prince William, smiles as she arrives to attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. 
REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Kate Middleton arrives for a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Kate Middleton arrives for a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011....more

Kate Middleton arrives for a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>The fiancee of Britain's Prince William, Kate Middleton, meets members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

The fiancee of Britain's Prince William, Kate Middleton, meets members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour',...more

The fiancee of Britain's Prince William, Kate Middleton, meets members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. 
REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kate Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat...more

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile following a naming ceremony for the new Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Hereford Endeavour' at Treadur Bay lifeboat station on Anglesey, north Wales, February 24, 2011.
REUTERS/Phil Noble  </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile following a naming ceremony for the new Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Hereford Endeavour' at Treadur Bay lifeboat station on Anglesey, north Wales, February 24,...more

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile following a naming ceremony for the new Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Hereford Endeavour' at Treadur Bay lifeboat station on Anglesey, north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in...more

Kate Middleton, the fiancee to Prince William, smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. 
REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton visit St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north...more

Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at...more

Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north...more

Kate Middleton smiles during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton react as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez</p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton react as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station,...more

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton react as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at...more

Prince William (UNSEEN) and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur...more

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton meet members of the public as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William bows as his fiancee Kate Middleton pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Prince William bows as his fiancee Kate Middleton pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat...more

Prince William bows as his fiancee Kate Middleton pours champagne over the 'Hereford Endeavour', during a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station,...more

Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton smile as they attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Instution's (RLNI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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