Only 24 days to go until Kate Middleton's chefs serve her highly conceptual fruitcake to her highly important wedding guests. What do you think Prince William does while Kate makes mood boards for the canapés and goes through princess camp? Contemplate that while you enjoy today's best and most important news about the royal wedding.
• Oh my God, the Daily Mail got some royal wedding news WRONG. Us "Rumor Buster" Weekly reports that it is untrue that Kate will have six hair stylists on her wedding day. "It will be James Pryce, Richard Ward and their team," an unnamed source tells the magazine. "The pair will have assistants, each working with Kate and the bridesmaids on the day." Okay, so there will be four stylists instead of six. Perhaps this is part of the plan not to be loathsomely spendy and ostentatious. [Us Weekly]
• Kate is on the cover of Newsweek. Keep on keepin' on, Tina Brown. [DFR]
• CBS's "royal watcher" (what a job!) thinks there is credence to the rumors that Kate will wear a dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, based on reports in the London Times. "(The Times) is a reputable newspaper, so they won't risk their reputation on wild speculation," she said, noting of course that we won't actually know anything for sure about the dress until she wears it to the wedding. (Also in this story, Kate and William probably won't get a pre-nup, but they can't get divorced anyway because that would be too shameful to the royal family.)[CBS]
• What kind of princess tiara will Kate wear at the wedding? It's like the dress — we probably won't know until the big day but one can assume the queen will loan her one from the collection of Crown Jewels. In the meantime, some jewelry designers mocked up some pretend crowns for another one of those "what people who don't dress Kate Middleton think she should wear" slideshows. [InStyle]
• The four-bedroom house Kate lived in until she was 13 will be auctioned on June 2, and is expected to fetch $888,000, which is about $133,000 more than the average house in the neighborhood. Explains an auctioneer, "It's always possible that someone will buy it as an investment, because if Kate becomes queen someone might even want to open it as a museum one day and charge people to see it." We'd pay $20 for that tour. [HuffPo]