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Doesn't every girl dream of being a princess? Apparently not, at least not lasses in the United Kingdom. Almost 9 out of 10 U.K. women (86%), who were polled by MyDaily.co.uk and YouGov, say they don't envy Prince William's future wife, Kate Middleton. Across the pond, we're head over heels with the royal lovebirds though. According to a AOL survey conducted in the U.S., 50% of American women say they're excited about the upcoming ceremony.

"We might speak the same language, but clearly Brits and Americans have very different opinions when it comes to the wedding of the decade," Carla Bevan, Editor in Chief of MyDaily.co.uk said. "Women in Britain might want a wardrobe fit for a princess, but certainly don't fancy the lifestyle that comes with it. Mind you, love or loathe the hype that's going alongside the royal nuptials, we've certainly all got an opinion on the big day, whichever side of the Atlantic we live."

Of the 1 in 10 women who did admit to feeling a little envious of Kate, her wealth was seen as the most desirable (27%) -- even more sought after than the fact she has a prince-in-waiting (20%). Plus, the U.K. survey finds that only 43% of British folks feel she's worthy of becoming their future Queen.

But, perhaps most importantly, she wins fashion points for her style. Nearly twice as many women would choose to buy outfits worn by Kate Middleton (23%) than that other sartorial icon of the same name, Kate Moss (12%).

And when it comes to the look of her wedding dress, there's a definite generation gap in the U.S. Older boomers (ages 55+) favor a lace sheath because it's a classic, romantic fabric (40%); Gen Xers (ages 32-44) would like to see the bride wear an A-line gown covered in crystals and rhinestones (36%); and Millennials (ages 18-31) are split between a princess ball gown (33%) and a lace sheath (30%).

As for keeping up with the royal wedding details, almost half (44%) of American women are following the coverage. While boomers (age 45+) prefer TV reports to the web (58% vs. 24%), the reverse is true for millennials (ages 18-31), who get their William and Kate news online (49% vs. 29%).



Results of the AOL Study are from an online survey fielded by AOL on March 4 - 7, 2011 to an Internet population sample of 514 women, ages 18+. Margin of error is +/- 5%. Results of the MyDaily.co.uk and YouGov are from fieldwork undertaken between 30th March - 1st April 2011. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1999 adults.

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  • ginger hogan

    Don't let the paparazzi dog her like they did Diana. Keep as low a profile as possible, like Edward's wife does. I know it will be harder in her case, but it can be done. Conratulgatons and hope for a successful and happy marriage.

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  • Anita

    Kate is a beautiful woman. Thank goodness they are getting some class in that "horsey" royal outfit. For years they have had nothing but ugly people in that palace. Since Diana and now Kate, they are bound to eventually have goodlooking royality-----------who will stop wearing those stupid hats------same old style year after year. How dull!!

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  • Lisa

    I was saddened to hear their vows included them being pronounce MAN &
    WIFE and not HUSBAND & WIFE !
    they should have modernized this part of the wedding
    we know he is a man and she is a women
    and once you marry you become husband and wife
    to have him be called MAN and her WIFE makes it sound like she is
    owned by him, less valued as a human being, less rights, such a step
    backwards for a women to allow this in her wedding in 2011

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