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Royal wedding: Kate Middleton probably won't sign a pre-nup

Kate middleton prenup Apparently the good news doesn't stop for Kate Middleton -- she has bagged herself an insanely eligible man in Prince William, will one day earn the title of queen consort of the United Kingdom and, according to a new report, won't have to sign a pre-nup.

Royal expert Victoria Arbiter "highly doubts" Kate will need to sign such a document, which often secures one's assets in the case of divorce.

"They're common in America but rare here in England, so much so that, while they do carry some weight in a court of law, they're not 100% legally binding," Arbiter told CBS News.

"Obviously, William has a vast wealth to protect, money in a trust from Diana and the queen mother, but he's intimated that divorce is not an option for him. He wants to avoid the pitfalls of former members of the royal family," she said.

A divorce, in this case, would be "catastrophic" for the monarchy, Arbiter said. But is it likely? We'd guess not, given the couple's general buttoned-up adorableness. But enough talk of divorce. Keep your eyes on the prize with our royal wedding watch.


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Photo: Kate Middleton rocks a chic trench in Belfast on March 8. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

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I actually assumed that she'd signed a confidentiality agreement before they rented the house in Wales and that her father had required that the Prince sign some kind of domestic contract - I think he's quite a protective dad and would want to ensure that the Prince provide for her in certain situations, like getting pregnant etc.

Before my husband and I wed, I asked if he wanted a pre-nup and he answered, "Why bother, we're both in debt."


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