Kate Middleton Named a ‘Top Trumps’ Style Icon, May Have Indulged in Dirty Dancing (the Film) at Her Bachelorette Party


As we can see from our handy countdown widget, the main event is officially less than a month away! Here's a selection of today's stories on the subject:

• Among today's royal-wedding-themed merchandise releases: a special edition of Top Trumps playing cards. They feature royalty, Kate Middleton's family, celebrities, the queen's corgis, and even St. Andrews University, all of which are graded by age, VIP status, style, celebrity press, and a catch-all category called the "big day rating." Controversially, Kate has higher "style icon" points (twenty) than Princess Diana (nineteen); Kate also beats Victoria Beckham, who has eighteen points, her sister Pippa, who has seven points, and the queen herself with a paltry six. [Telegraph UK]

• So that you can plan your DVR well in advance, WWD has a rundown of all the major TV networks' plans for wedding coverage . Of course, nothing beats the live stream of the ceremony that the official royal-wedding website will hopefully be hosting on the big day. [WWD]

• Oh, and why not celebrate vicariously with a special limited-edition royal-wedding-themed doughnut shaped like a heart? [CNN]