LONDON – Prince William's fiancee was on Sunday celebrating her last birthday before she officially becomes British royalty.
Royal officials said this week that Kate Middleton would be marking her 29th birthday privately, giving no further details.
Still, the event gave the nation's media a chance to talk about the princess in waiting. So too did fresh pictures of Middleton attending a wedding — this one of her friends Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton, held on Saturday in the northern England village of Aldborough.
The bride-to-be wore black, sporting a velvety topcoat over a black dress and a black pillbox hat. Prince William, who also attended, wore a traditional dark morning suit, and managed to joke with photographers after the ceremony.
"Hello, hello," he said, jumping onto the sidewalk amid the camera flashes. "It's not my wedding yet."