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Reading Room – William & Catherine: Their Story

Still feeling like a hopeful romantic after watching the Royal wedding? Andrew Morton, biographer and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Diana: Her True Story,?has just released a title memorializing the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The book,?William & Catherine: Their Story takes a look at the new Royal couple and let’s us share in their fairytale courtship. Morton has known William since he was born. The book is a welcome addition to the Cyber-Dating Expert reading room. Enjoy!

BritWeek Celebration With Performance By Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal

For those other than the 1900 guests invited to the Royal Wedding, there were still many ways to celebrate across the county.

A few hours before Prince William and Kate Middleton’s?nuptials at Westminster Abbey, I was among the several hundred attendees at LA Live’s Event Deck for the 5th Annual BritWeek Gala. The event honored Tim Leiweke, President and CEO AEG, home of the Staples Center and UK’s O2 Arena.



Grammy winning performer Seal attended the Gala with his beautiful wife, Super-Model and?Project Runway Judge?Heidi Klum. He performed 6 songs including Knock on Wood, Kiss from a Rose, along with his finale of Crazy.

It was the third time I had seen Seal perform live. With an intimate crowd, it was a spectacular way to honor the British festivities and a night to remember. Seal dedicated a love song to his wife and the crowd created a dance floor along the stage to sing along. Many of us went home without too much time to rest as the coverage began for the Royal Wedding.

Americans are More Excited than Brits about the Royal Wedding

Royal WeddingAdmit it. You have Royal wedding fever, or perhaps a little regal envy about this week?s marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton. After all, we haven?t had a Royal wedding in decades, let alone in this century.

In preparation for Friday?s celebration, I?ve added a tiara for the occasion and will be celebrating on Thursday evening at the BritWeek Gala, which includes a performance by Grammy-winning performer Seal. After dinner, I?ll come home and will join the millions of wedding enthusiasts on Twitter and Facebook for the very early morning broadcast (3am pacific time/6am eastern time).? I?m just too excited to TIVO the festivities. At home, I?ll be nibbling on scones, sipping tea and sharing my thoughts with the Twitterverse @JulieSpira, so I hope you?ll join in on the conversation.

Am I excited? Of course I am. As a hopeful romantic I believe that watching a real-life fairy-tale-come-true takes us away from our day-to-day activities and brings love and joy into our lives.

Meanwhile, our friends at social dating community Zoosk took the time to survey 1000 singles to see how they felt about the Royal wedding. Their findings showed that more American singles (40%) will watch the ceremony on TV than their British counterparts (31%).

So where does that leave the remaining 60%?

According to Zoosk, a whopping 39% of their singles said they?d rather have root canal than watch the Royal wedding. Sitting in a dentist chair? That?s a strong feeling against the Royal wedding frenzy.

Does watching the Royal wedding make you wonder if you will be the next bride? More than half of the female Zooskers surveyed said yes, where less the majority of the men said it had no effect on their future marriage plans.

To wear, or not to wear a wedding ring.? 75% of the women wish Prince William will wear a wedding ring. Even half of the men agreed on this point. Of the 1000 people surveyed, 66% wouldn?t want Prince Charles and Camilla as their in-laws.

Will you be watching the marriage ceremony on April 29th or sleeping in wishing it would finally be over? If you’ll be staying awake, perhaps you can multi-task and log onto your favorite online dating site to make the most of your time.