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Royal wedding roundup: Kate Middleton's hair, the tweet-free decree and a royal tooth tattoo

April 28, 2011 |  6:15 am


It's starting -- People are beginning to line the streets near Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton are to wed Friday morning; a shaman is doing a ritual on a Peruvian beach to send the couple good vibes, and we're starting to hear reports about Kate Middleton's wedding hairdo. In this edition of Royal Wedding roundup: The natural look, a royal tweet-free zone and a royal tooth tattoo.

Item 1: The hairdo. Anyone who has ever read a bridal magazine knows that the general rule of thumb for a wedding look is go natural, and so it comes as no surprise that Kate Middleton’s one request to her hairdresser was “William must recognize me by the time I get to the altar.” Beyond that, the stylist isn’t saying if Kate’s hair will be up, down or what. Did the Daily Mail still report this as major news? Yes.

Item 2: The tweet-free wedding: Everyone is tweeting everything these days, but don’t expect tweets to come from those attending the wedding. By royal decree (or suggestion), signal-blocking technology will be in place at Westminster Abbey from early Friday morning through the duration of the ceremony. The technology will not only keep guests focused on the wedding rather than their phones, it will also help avoid any embarrassing cellphone ringing mishaps.

Item 3: The royal tooth tattoo: We’ve come across a lot of crazy things in the course of following the run-up to the wedding, but this may be the craziest: A 29-year-old plumber reportedly paid 1,000 British pounds to have his two front teeth tattooed with the likeness of Kate and Will. I think we can all agree it’s time for the madness to end.

One more day to go!

--Deborah Netburn


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Photo: A shaman performs in front of a photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton during a ritual on La Herradura beach in Lima, Peru, to send good vibes to their royal wedding. Credit: AP Photo/Martin Mejia.