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Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince William the title of Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton the title of Duchess of Cambridge before the bride and groom's ceremony on Friday.

In addition to the dukedom, William also became the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, which means Kate will become the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.

That makes three titles each for the royal couple.

According to The Telegraph, dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage.

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  • skeeter

    Why is this news FIRST on the agenda when tornados tore up 1/2 our nation? This homely couple is just another couple of uppity actors of superiority that we don't want to hear about. We have real people with with issues to deal with. This is a childish 'fairy tale' joke. The Brittish are greedy arrogant know it alls.

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  • tori

    Who the heck cares, I and millions of others can't even pay their bills. The money and time wasted on this endless soap opera is killing me. Please let it end already!!

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  • gloria

    And will be King and Queen of England. Beautiful couple.

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  • Diane

    I am honestly shocked at how many negative comments there are on here. There are so few happy things in the news these days, why anyone would berate 2 people in love is mind boggling. As far as how much this wedding cost---this is how the royals do it. England has a regal house, and a royal wedding comes with much pomp and circumstance, that's just how it is. Why would any Americans give a rat's azz how much the wedding cost the "taxpayers"? First of all, the crown is paying for this wedding, not the "taxpayers". And, the fact that they recalled troops from Afghanistan---who cares? Any country that has troops in the Middle East is wasting billions and trillions of dollars anyway----there is nothing being accomplished there, and the minute all troops leave, they will revert right back to the way it was before any troops got there. Where do we get off trying to force our democratic system on countries that don't want it? When WMD were not found, and they couldn't get Osama Bin Laden, all troops should have gotten out of there. Now, that is a colossal waste of money!!! The number of people out there that are just miserable and negative, and who have nothing else to do but express themselves in negative and degrading words and are unable to see the positive in anything is mind boggling. Misery loves company, that is what they say. I guess it's true.

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  • clsb07

    I can't say that I'm into all of this royal stuff, but they seem like a nice couple, and with all of the things that Harry and William have had to endure, I'm happy for them. And all of the nasty, negative comments are just ridiculous. What would you rather read about, the Obama regime, Trump's blog, the earthquake and radiation from Japan, the deadly storms in the south? At least this is something upbeat and positive, and a little interesting. I'm sick of all of the horrendous negative crap all of the time. And the issues with Japan are sick. Maybe had they not built nuclear plants on a tiny island, subject to many earthquakes and natural disasters, our whole world wouldn't be in danger of global contamination.

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  • harry balls

    the Queen can kiss my ass ! i can't believe that the English people STILL allow the royals to live off of their tax dollars...
    Prince William has never even had a job ! no wonder that Great Britain is a joke of a country - the royals take all of their $$$ and blow it on their lavish lifestyle !
    thank goodness this BS is over with !!! if it wasn't for the United States they would be speaking German in England...

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  • cc

    They do NOT you moron it costs the English people ONE dollar a year to have the Royales they respect and love. You spend more that that on lottery tickets wishing you could be more like them and they do more work in one day thant you probably have done in a lifetime

  • undrgrndgirl

    um...no william has never worked at walmart, but he IS an active member of the british miliatary; as is his brother henry, who served in iraq until his "cover" was blown by the media...making his unit a high value target...they both also do humanitarian work in africa heading non profit organizations...

  • Jerry

    So True !

  • gloria

    Gee, Harry Balls, who do you think pays our elected officials in this country? Sort of like the pot calling the kettle black????

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  • Carmen

    They made a right choice for aFriday wedding, If it were Saturday, most would be watching cartoons...

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  • o303ob2

    Woo Hooo, Kate is about to get the ROYAL FUCKING, just like those of us who are sick of seeing this unadulterated silly shit on every channel!!

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  • Sharon

    Geeze just how hateful can you be?

  • Lori

    Prince William has never had a job? You really are jealous and stupid! That young man has done more in his 29 years than you ever will in your entire miserable existance. He has gone around the world doing charity work, raising millions for those less fortunate, and he is a Search & Rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force, risking his life to save others. What the hell have you ever done but complain and lie?

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  • Deb

    WHATS THE MATTER WITH ALL YOU PEOPLE CANT STAND HAPPINESS. THERE IS FINALLY SOMETHING HAPPY IN THE WORLD. WITH ALL THE BAD AND EVIL IN THE WORLD AND YOU ARE BEING VERY RUD . MY MOM IS FROM ENGLAND , AND MY HUSBANDS DAD IS FROM ENGLAND . DONT RUIN IT FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHO THINK IT IS WONDERFUL . WILLIAM AND KATE LOOK VERY HAPPY. GIVE THEM ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD TO STAY THAT WAY . IF YOU DONT LIKE IT KEEP QUIT. LET OTHER PEOPLE ENJOY IT.

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  • Heidi

    It's always mindboggling how cruel and cold people can be. Yes, there are deficits faced by many countries around the world, and tragedy and horrors take place everyday and will continue to take place. Regardless, this couple is now married and will have a good life. And, if those in Britain don't agree with how things are running in their country, well, you have the option of moving. People are always bent on belittling and mocking such nice events and it's rather saddening. Smile a bit, it won't hurt. And if you're tired of the coverage of this wedding and events leading up to it, change the channel or divert your eyes. Or better yet, go back to the multitude of moronic programming that is shown nowadays. Sheesh. It's not like Medusa has gazed upon you and frozen you in place. -shakes head-

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  • Linda

    They seem to be a nice down to earth couple. And personally I would rather watch this wedding than hear about Michelle Obama's "fake" style. She has none. Or the Prez with all his celebrity and sports guests. Please!!! How about some down to earth behavior at the White House. It's the peoples house but apparently regular peasants don't get invited.

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  • John

    Can someone please put me out of my misery with this wedding crap. We are dealing with a mostly poor country and these pompous asses flaunt how they spend money. Why don't they convert that same amount of money to help the poor?
    The proper name for them is SELFISH.

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  • lucitee

    Didn't win the lottery this time either, huh?

  • KG

    How refreshing, fast and happy the newlyweds and all at this wedding ceremony were! Such a joyous occassion! Princess Diana has to be shining down on her first born today! What handsome gentlemen her boys are, and now, her eldest son takes a wife! How wonderful.
    Wish Baron & Baronness Carrickfergus God's Blessings filled with Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity today and always! Congratulation William & Kate! Cheers!

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