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Royal wedding: A who's who guide to Prince William and Kate Middleton's crowd [Photos]

April 16, 2011 |  2:04 pm


Royal Wedding pictures: A photo guide to Prince William and Kate Middleton's friends and familyThe seconds are ticking away to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. And as with any wedding, it can be really difficult remembering who's who among the couple's friends and family, and who's who in the bridal party.

And when it comes to the British royal family, there's the bonus issue of who's next in line for the throne.

Perhaps we Americans just don't have a strong grasp on what this whole royal lineage thing entails, what with our American Revolution hullabaloo and our Brangelina. However, it is helpful to know that William is second in line for the throne after Prince Charles, beating out his aunt Princess Anne and uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. There's also a chance that Kate, who according to royals expert Laura Trevelyan will go by "Her Royal Highness Catherine" after the wedding, could be called "Princess William." And if William were to get a new territorial title -- think dukedom, earldom -- then "duchess" or "countess" would come into play.

Click on this nifty photo gallery, which could be a jolly good helper come April 29. Or click on the chart to see the House of Windsor's family tree.


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— Nardine Saad

Chart: The Windsor family tree. Credit: Official website of the British Monarchy