Heidi Montag fake break-up

Heidi Montag fake break-up
Heidi Montag fake break-up, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag—the whoriest of the famewhores, the most promotional of the promosexuals, the couple that took Paris Hilton’s famous-for-nothing vocation and turned it into a winking, nonstop enterprise—are careful to say that they have no regrets. Living a fake life for the sake of cameras worked for them for years.

Until it didn’t. They’re broke and living at Spencer’s parents’ beach house in Santa Barbara because of the free rent; Heidi’s body and face are forever changed from plastic surgeries she now wishes she had not gotten; their relationships with friends and family are severely damaged; and they have found themselves largely unemployable, both on camera and off.

We discussed these issues over lunch recently at the couple’s favorite restaurant, Don Antonio’s in West L.A., where I had interviewed them three years earlier when they were at the top of their game with MTV’s docusoap The Hills, working every lever of the celebrity industrial-machine to their advantage.

Things have changed. Spencer spoke definitively: “What we learned is: You can be too famous.”

They first acquired fame in 2006, when The Hills began as a continuation of the channel’s phenomenally successful reality-ish show, Laguna Beach. Heidi was (and played) the roommate of the franchise’s star Lauren Conrad, whom she met at freshman orientation at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University in 2004. Beginning in The Hills’s second season, Spencer was (and played) Heidi’s duplicitous, overbearing, combative, Lauren-hating boyfriend, whom Heidi had met off-camera after season one. They definitely stole the show, with Spencer’s villainy, Heidi’s sad eyes, and Lauren’s fruitless entreaties to keep her friend and get rid of her enemy driving The Hills’s plot.

The glossy celebrity magazines, led by their favorite outlet, Us Weekly, and gossip sites (PerezHilton.com, TMZ, etc.) were interested in the whole cast, but Heidi and Spencer, or “Speidi” as they were also called, milked their fame like none before them. They were photographed everywhere, from the Kentucky Derby to the White House Correspondents Dinner to nightclubs that paid them tens of thousands of dollars to make appearances. Their fighting, breakups, and will-they-or-won’t-they-get-married storyline played out on the show and in Us Weekly (they ended up marrying twice—once in elopement, and once in a big church ceremony on The Hills). But viewers did get the sense that everything was entirely fictional.

(And now that’s confirmed. Did you ever break up? Spencer: “No.” Heidi: “No.” Spencer: “Not for one minute.” Heidi: “We’ve never even been apart.” Which raises a larger point: Everything in this article that could be fact-checked through multiple independent sources, has been.)

Plenty of people, perhaps even a large majority, hated Speidi, their antics, and the Doomsday celebrity culture they embodied. They didn’t care; they clowned their way to the bank, posing wherever they saw, or had set up, a camera.

But what seemed like good fun—staged paparazzi photographs at the supermarket, in Sarah Palin T shirts, dressing up as fellow fame-mongers Jon and Kate Gosselin, and so on—turned dark as The Hills wound down. By the end of 2009 (and the show’s fifth season), their lives seemed insane. Instead of riding bikes, Spencer was holding guns. Heidi’s plastic surgeries gave her a distorted quality, but she vowed to have more. Spencer grew a thick beard, became obsessed with crystals, and was eventually told to leave the series. There were daily updates on gossip sites about them “living in squalor,” publicly feuding with their families, and attacking The Hills producers (or claiming The Hills producers attacked them). By the time they announced they were (fake) splitting, followed by Spencer threatening to release various sex tapes, and Heidi (fake) filing for divorce, it seemed like they had ventured into, at best, Joaquin Phoenix-like, life-as-performance-art notoriety and, at worst, truly bleak Star 80 territory that could end with one or both of them dead.

“We were all getting paid to be people we weren’t for so long that you stop—there’s no line,” Spencer said. “The gauge is gone. The gray area is gone.”

He continued. “We got so deep with how many storylines we had to do to continue the machine.”

“So what was one more fake breakup?” Heidi asked rhetorically.

“At that point, we were pulling our last cards,” Spencer said. “We felt the hot-air balloon losing its gas. And at that stage, our income would be selling the photo that would go along with the divorce.” (But their once-lucrative side business was yielding around $300 per photo in 2010, rather than the $3,000 they used to get.)

What the hell happened? What were they thinking? And where did all the money go?
“We never had any!” said Spencer in response to the money question. Meaning, it went out as quickly as it came in. Spencer estimated they spent $2 million on Heidi’s ill-fated pop-music career, hiring writers, producers, and engineers who worked with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga. There were lots of clothes, too. “I probably spent a million dollars on suits and fancy clothes,” Spencer said. “My whole million-dollar wardrobe—I would never wear that again. They’re props. Everything we were doing, we were buying props. I bought a big blue monster truck just to drive it on The Hills for an episode. Never drove it again.”

Spencer—who previously appeared on 2005’s short-lived reality series The Princes of Malibu—grew up with privilege and private schools in Los Angeles; Heidi was raised in tiny Crested Butte, Colo., with little money and lots of church. “I should have known growing up and not having any money ever that I should have kept every dollar that I had,” Heidi said. “I thought I was investing in myself and my brand. Like Kim.” As in Kardashian, who came up often during the interview. Heidi continued: “When she buys these clothes, she’s investing in herself. Because she is a big brand and is likeable. I thought I had that potential. My ego got too big. To think I could be someone like that when I was the most hated girl ever.”

Spencer is, for sure, hated by many. And Heidi-and-Spencer together are often hated. But Heidi alone didn’t seem to have the same effect. It’s more likely that people questioned her decision making, which was most conspicuously odd during her plastic-surgery deluge. When The Hills had been on for less than a year, in April 2007, Heidi got breast implants, rhinoplasty, and collagen injections in her lips (and landed on the cover of Us Weekly).

That was nothing. Two and a half years later, she had 10 procedures done in one day: a chin reduction, a brow lift, buttock augmentation, another nose job, another boob job, and more (that time, she was on People’s cover, accompanied by the headline “Addicted to Plastic Surgery”).

“Obviously I wish I didn’t do it,” Heidi said. “I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn’t help. I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don’t regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn’t do it.”

She went on. “I made a lot of wrong decisions too quickly. So many wrong rights and lefts and then you’re just off the road. Things happened so quickly.”

As Heidi recovered from her painful surgeries in November 2009, Spencer was growing increasingly angry at The Hills. He felt they had been mistreated for years. “We were banned from the premieres, banned from the finale parties.

If you’re banned from your own show that you’re supposedly getting on Perez five times a day, it really gives you this feeling of inadequacy,” Spencer said. Heidi, who would film with other castmates, such as Audrina Patridge, said she, too, noticed a difference. “I would film with Spencer and then I would film with Audrina. She would get treated like Meryl Streep and we would get treated like the trash,” she said. (Through his publicist, Adam DiVello, the creator of The Hills, declined to comment for this story.)

Two days after the fifth season of The Hills came to a close, Jersey Shore premiered on MTV. The loud, steroidal, orange, drunk, cloudy-looking, joyful Shore looked like it was portraying a different species from the lustrous, staged, slow-moving Hills. Spencer saw the end was near and tried, in his way, to rally the cast as season six began filming in January 2010.

“I was always, like, ‘Audrina, you hate Kristin [Cavallari]! You guys were just screaming at each other before the cameras turned on! The second the camera turns on, you guys are hugging and being all civil! If you guys just were real, we’d have the No. 1 show on TV!’ The producers would go, ‘Spencer, leave them alone! You can’t do that to the talent!’ ‘Talent? These girls are actresses that are bad actresses! What are you talking about?’” Spencer recalled of one of his pep talks.

His strategy backfired, he said. “It got to the point where producers said, ‘Spencer, you’re not allowed to talk to any of the castmembers anymore about stepping it up and trying to be more entertaining.’”

MTV announced in March 2010 that the sixth season of The Hills would be its last. But it was already over for Spencer. He had gotten into a huge fight with a producer named Sara Mast, whom he said tried to get him to cause his fellow castmember and sister, Stephanie, who has had on-again, off-again alcohol and drug problems, to “hit rock bottom.” In his version, Mast tried to get him to punch Stephanie. “Her exact quote: ‘That Snooki effect,’” Spencer said, referring to a Jersey Shore episode in which castmember Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was hit by a fellow bar patron.

“That’s when I snapped,” Spencer said. “To the point when I said—and this is when the producers got scared of me—‘You want me to punch my sister in the face? Are you trying to get me to kill you?’ I didn’t say, ‘I’m killing you.’ If I did, MTV would have had me arrested.”

A source close to production who requested anonymity, and is no friend of Spencer’s, confirmed his version of what caused the fight, but also added that Spencer was, in fact, quite scary about it. Through her agent, Sara Mast declined to comment for this story. Creator DiVello’s PR representative was told specifically about this claim and did not respond. MTV would not comment either.

As their good sense and livelihoods degenerated, Heidi and Spencer weren’t able to stop each other’s missteps.

“We were living each other’s mistakes—everything we were doing, in retrospect, was a mistake. The second we continued on our quest for fame was a mistake.” Spencer said. “This isn’t a business. That was the big thing I didn’t get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality’—that is a lie.”

Paris Hilton’s recent bomb of a reality series, The World According to Paris, proves this theory, according to them.

Heidi said, “We thought it’d be huge!”

Spencer said: “Paris Hilton created fame for nothing. The fact that only 400,000 people tuned into her premiere? We’re Paris Hilton fans.” He continued: “She didn’t make all these surgery mistakes, or crystal mistakes. She didn’t do any of that. But here she is. Her career stopped.”

As have theirs, for the most part. Heidi, who was in her late teens when she was cast on The Hills and will turn 25 in September, has been appearing on VH1’s Famous Food, a reality competition in which celebrities compete to become a partner in a restaurant. When those sorts of opportunities come around, she said, “I’m there.” She also still gets invited to host Las Vegas parties sometimes. “I have the most fun ever.”

Spencer, soon to turn 28, is more at sea. He applied for a job as a reality TV agent and was told he would “polarize the talent;” he’s toyed with going back to USC to finish his political science degree, but, “What real job—what political world—would want Spencer Pratt, with the stigma I’ve attached to my name?” Still, he would basically do anything for money: “If they called me right now and said, ‘We want you to be on Jersey Shore and be a bully, and we’ll bring your paycheck back,’ I’d say, ‘Get me on a plane to Italy.’ ”

In Santa Barbara, Spencer said, “It’s like what 70-year-olds do. We’re reading a lot of books.” And: “Now all we eat are tacos and burritos. Whereas we used to eat at Cut.”

“We’re watching movies,” Heidi said. “I do a lot of laundry. A lot of laundry. We’re training our dogs, so I’m cleaning up less poop inside, which is great.”

They can’t really go out, they said. “The new thing is to take a picture of someone just to tweet it—even if they hate me. Like, ‘Look at this idiot I just saw,’ ” Spencer said. And Heidi has cut herself off from her family, particularly her mother, since The Hills. “I don’t even want to talk about that,” she said. “I have Spencer and my puppies. That’s my support system.”

As for what the future brings, Heidi and Spencer have no idea. “I have a lot of crystal balls,” Spencer said. “And they don’t tell me anything.”

“I didn’t see,” he continued. “I thought when this was all over, I could get on an interview and say, ‘It was all entertainment.’ I thought I was the Wizard of Oz, like, I’m the guy behind the curtain.”

But it seemed like you did have control over it, I said—you weren’t wrong.

“We were!” Heidi said, sounding almost enthusiastic.

“I was! Totally wrong,” Spencer agreed.

“We were wrong,” Heidi repeated.

“Very wrong,” Spencer said, one last time as they laughed together.

Heidi Montag Mexico elopement

Heidi Montag Mexico elopement
Heidi Montag Mexico elopement, On-again, off-again couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are back on - for good.
"The Hills" stars tied the knot in an impromptu ceremony on Nov. 20 at the One & Only Palmilla Resort near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Us Weekly reports.

"The minute we said our vows, I couldn't stop crying," Montag said.The publicity-loving couple surprised fans by keeping a lid on the news for several days, with Montag's rep telling the Daily News on Monday afternoon, "I do not have any information at this time."

Now, they're spilling the deets - and Pratt's even sharing the vows he recited to his wife.
PHOTOS: WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS AGAIN?

"Heidi, from the moment you came into my life, I knew my life would never be the same without you," he said.
"You are the light in my life like the sun to the earth! Your loving warmth makes me want to be a better person. Being with you, I feel complete. I'm honored to even be able to call you my wife. You are the most amazing, loving and caring woman on this planet. I will love you forever and always."

Montag, 22, and Pratt, 25, met in 2006 while filming the MTV reality show. They announced their engagement via the show in May 2007, before splitting in December. They became re-engaged in May 2008 after taking a Mexican vacation together.

"MTV wishes Heidi and Spencer the best and can't wait to share their special moment with 'The Hills' fans later this season," says an MTV spokesperson.

The couple's wedding photos will be published in this week's issue of Us Weekly.

Kardashian LaChapelle Christmas card 2013


Kardashian LaChapelle Christmas card 2013
Kardashian LaChapelle Christmas card 2013, Kardashians leave no stones unturned in making their annual Christmas card as larger than life as possible, but for this Christmas, they might have gone a tad overboard as it cost $250,000 for their latest move of self-glorification; obviously the Kardashian Klan didn’t shell out a penny for it. You can see big hair and high fashion but the card shows no Lamar, Scott, Kanye or Rob. Kim Kardashian was more than excited to see the concept of the new card, as she mentioned trying new things was something that excited her the most. Before the shoot, the entire family was seen sitting around in their robes and jammies, discussing the previous Christmas holidays, presents and much, sipping their favorite champagne throughout the time.

The Drama

The off-beat or rather intricate Christmas card shows us the five sisters Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner along with their parents Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner. They are seen in a room, which is filled with money signs and dollar bills. Mason and Penelope, Kourtney Kardashian’s two kids are also seen in the picture as they stand on a big pile of celebrity magazines. Bruce, on the other hand, can be seen enclosed in a unique glass case. No matter what few say about this card, it would certainly not be wrong to say that Kardashian’s Christmas Card 2013 is weird in many respects.

The Brainchild of David

It was the photographer David LaChapelle who decided the theme even though the mother of the girls Kris, asked the three elder Kardashian siblings to come up with a theme. At the end of the day, they decide to leave the creative to the professional photographer. LaChapelle told in a meeting with the Kardashians that he liked picking higher art and mixing it up the latest pop culture. The men of the family were absent from the Christmas card, which was obviously a bummer. Apparently Jenner didn’t like the idea of not including the men either but at the final moment he was included in the shot thanks to Kris realizing they were hurting his sentiments. In nutshell, the new Kardashian Christmas Card did have its share of drama as well.

What doesn’t look right about this year’s Christmas card is its weird Vegas style, circus and casino theme, which doesn’t seem to go well with the rest of the things in picture, and of course the festive theme of Christmas. But, after all, Kardashians love to do things differently, and their X-mas card is not exception either!

Lamar Odom DUI arrest

Lamar Odom DUI arrest
Lamar Odom DUI arrest, E! News confirms that the athlete entered a no contest plea Monday morning in exchange for 36 months of probation.

He was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and complete an alcohol education program by June 9.

Odom's license is still suspended after he refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest.
Odom's attorney Richard Hutton entered the plea on his client's behalf and set a separate DMV hearing regarding the status of his license.

In October, Khloé Kardashian Odom's husband plead not guilty to one charge of driving under the influence stemming from his Aug. 30 arrest.

Based on a report taken at the time of his arrest, the basketball player was driving in an erratic manner at 50 miles per hour (the speed limit is 65).

Police conducted a traffic stop and pulled him over around the Coldwater Canyon off-ramp on the 101 freeway. Odom was identified by his California driver's license and was administered a field sobriety test.

He was unable to perform the field sobriety test then subsequently said "no" when the officer asked him to do a chemical test.

Lamar Odom was released from jail at 8:33 a.m. the morning following his arrest after posting $15,000 bond.
But despite the recent drama surrounding the married couple, E! News has learned that there's no truth to the divorce rumors.

"Khloé is in no rush to make any decision," a source told us.

And things are definitely looking up for Odom.

The former NBA star is currently working on a major career comeback after spending weeks at a Rhode Island training facility.

Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom break-up rumors

Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom break-up rumors
Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom break-up rumors, Former Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom's year just got more tumultuous.

According to ESPN, the 14-year NBA veteran and Khloe Kardashian, his wife of four years, have reportedly filed for divorce:

After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian is ending her four-year marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom.

The reality TV star filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She also wants her last name restored to Kardashian from Kardashian Odom.

The filing comes after Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

The 34-year-old athlete was arrested in August after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was seen weaving on a Los Angeles freeway.

There were tabloid rumors of the couple's potential breakup in late 2012. In September 2013, Odom's reported drug habits surfaced, and things began to deteriorate further.

Days after Odom was arrested on suspicion of DUI, TMZ reported that Kardashian had kicked him out of the house and vowed not to bring him back until he completed rehab. A week later, Odom checked himself out of rehab just a day after checking in, according to People.com.

A report from NESN stated that Odom spent more than $50,000 on cocaine over the past three years.

Odom's father, Joe, told RadarOnline in late September that the Kardashian family was to blame for all of Lamar's problems. But the former Sixth Man of the Year quickly squashed that notion in a tweet, saying the Kardashians were family and did "nothing but protect and love" him.

Odom's legal problems continued on Dec. 9, when he pleaded "no contest" to one count of driving under the influence. He was sentenced to three years probation, according to CBS Los Angeles.

After one of the least productive seasons of his career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-12, Odom enjoyed a bounce-back of sorts, establishing himself as a solid defender and rebounder with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012-13. In 82 games, he averaged 10.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per 36 minutes, all marks that were close to the best of his career.

He remains unsigned this season, and his recent guilty plea for a DUI certainly won't help. After adding divorce onto his long list of problems, one can only hope that Odom is able to get whatever help he needs moving forward. 

Khloe Kardashian wedding 3.07 million viewers

Khloe Kardashian wedding 3.07 million viewers
Khloe Kardashian wedding 3.07 million viewers, Among the 3.07 million viewers tuned in for Sunday's The Wedding: Keeping Up with the Kardashians special on the E! Network? Khloe Kardashian!

Kardashian thanked her fans ("Dash dolls") on her blog today for the special's record-breaking ratings (twice the amount of viewers as the show's 2008 premiere), and shared her own thoughts on the two-hour special.

"It was both incredible and stressful reliving those two weeks," she says of her shocking decision to wed Lamar Odom within weeks of their meeting. The reality star, 25, and L.A. Laker Odom, 30, tied the knot on Sept. 27 at the L.A. mansion of music mogul Irving Azoff.

Most painful to watch: her fight with stepdad Bruce Jenner, who initially disapproved of the quickie union and the haphazard way she broke the news. Thank goodness for the cameras, though: "I'm grateful for having taped it because I got to see my actions and learn from them," she says. "I have apologized to Bruce hundreds of times and we are completely fine, but . . . it made me feel guilty all over again."

Now for the good stuff: "Just seeing me and Lamar together," she writes, "When I watched that, I couldn't stop smiling."

And the newlywed was also touched by little brother Rob. "I also loved seeing how much Rob defends me and loves me," she says. "He is an amazing brother and I'm so lucky to have him."

Kate Middleton wedding ring

Kate Middleton wedding ring
Kate Middleton wedding ring, When Prince William proposed to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton on holiday in Kenya last month, his late mother, the beloved Princess Diana played a role -- she provided the ring.

Prince William proposed to Middleton using the18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring that belonged to his mother.

So what does the famous ring look like?

It's a dazzling oval, 18-carat blue sapphire and white diamond ring. Diana, who died in 1997, chose the elegant cluster ring after becoming engaged to Charles in 1981.

"This was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," William said as the couple posed for photographers in the state apartments at St. James' Palace.

According to royal watcher and CBS News contributor Neil Sean, William holds his mother up like an icon but admits that "I just want to make sure I keep her memory alive and all the good things and good work that she did."

Prince William did his proposing the right way- he asked Kate's father for his daughter's hand before proposing to her. And he admitted to being nervous about popping the question. "I was not sure she would say yes, " he said. "How could I be ? "

Kate Middleton dress Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton dress Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Kate Middleton dress Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, As it turns out, all the McQueen rumors were true; Kate Middleton wed today in a stunning long-sleeved creation by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

Burton and Middleton worked closely on the design of the dress, referencing English traditions and signatures of the McQueen brand. From the descriptions on the Official Royal Wedding Website, it is obvious that this design made full use of the unbelievable technique and skill of the McQueen atelier.

Of the choice, the official site says:

Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work..

The dress is made from hand-cut English lace, French Chantilly lace, and ivory and white satin gazar. The lace appliques were handmade by the Royal School of Needlework using a technique called Carrickmacross that originated in Ireland in the 1820s. The lace workers washed their hands every 30 minutes and replaced their needles every three hours to ensure that the lace remained pure white. The flowers designs in the lace are of actual flowers: rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.

If you thought Kate Middleton looked curvier than usual, you’d be correct. The silhouette featured padding at the hips, as a reference to traditional Victorian corsetry as well as a signature of the most dramatic McQueen looks. 58 gazar and organza covered buttons ran up the back of the dress, no wonder Middleton needed help getting dressed this morning.

On top Middleton wore a tiara belonging to the Queen herself. The Cartier “halo” tiara was made in 1936 and given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday as a gift from her mother. Middleton’s veil is made of ivory silk tulle – nothing too heavy when she’s got to show off a vintage Cartier tiara.

Classic, demure, and elegant the dress is sure to please both the public and the fashion critics. WWD has already scooped up quotes from the fashion crowd about Middleton’s choice.

Karl Lagerfeld said “She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of (Queen) Elizabeth’s wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot.”

If it’s a hit with Karl, I’m sure it’s a hit with everyone. He has very, very high standards.

Guinness World Records Most live streams for a single event

Guinness World Records Most live streams for a single event
Guinness World Records Most live streams for a single event, The YouTube broadcast of Prince William’s marriage to Catherine Middleton (both UK) in London, UK, on 29 April 2011 achieved a record 72 million live views, as people from 188 countries around the world tuned in to watch the event on the company’s official Royal Channel.

Although this figure alone was enough to beat the 70 million streams achieved during the inauguration of US President Barack Obama in 2009, the wedding’s overall tally is likely to have been significantly higher when taking into account the millions watching via other live streaming services.

Royal wedding more than 24.5 million UK viewers

Royal wedding more than 24.5 million UK viewers
Royal wedding more than 24.5 million UK viewers, Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding was watched by more than 24 million terrestrial TV viewers in the UK, according to overnight estimates from industry body Barb.

The BBC achieved a large share of the UK viewing figures for Friday's (April 29) ceremony, with a peak figure of 20 million tuning in to the corporation's broadcast of the Westminster Abbey service.

More than 34 million people caught at least some of the Royal Wedding coverage through the BBC, including on its iPlayer service, reports BBC News.

Sky News said it had a peak of 661,000 viewers at the start of the wedding ceremony, while BBC Two, Channel 4 and Five only made up 1 per cent of the audience as the nuptials began.

William and Kate's service is now in the all-time top 10 programmes in the UK, but drew less viewers than the 1966 World Cup Final (32.3 million) and Princess Diana's funeral in 1997 (32.1 million).