Royal wedding enthusiasts looking to scoop up their next treasured bit of memorabilia will certainly want to grab the July 2011 issue of Vanity Fair.
Hitting newsstands nationwide June 3, the magazine cover features a stunning, previously unreleased photo of Prince William and his lovely bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which was captured by Mario Testino after their engagement last November. Inside, readers will get a bigger glimpse of the newlyweds’ life in Anglesey, North Wales, including how the two divvy up household chores (my bet is on William for daily trash duty). And of course, the magazine also has tidbits about the couple’s recent Seychelles honeymoon, as well as Testino’s famous 1997 portrait of Princess Diana.
In other royal-related news:
• Speaking of Wills and Kate, the itinerary for the their upcoming nine-day visit to Canada has been unveiled. This trip will mark their “first official tour as a married couple.” After that, they’ll head to the States for their two-day jaunt to California, where they are apparently slated to stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. In case you didn’t know, such a place served as “inspiration for the spooky Overlook Hotel” seen in Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 horror classic, The Shining.
But before they arrive on this side of the pond, People reports that William and Kate’s first public outing, post-honeymoon, is set for June 9 at the celebrated 10th Absolute Return for Kids event. The charity dinner, which will be held at Perks Field near Kensington Palace, will benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
• Just call Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton a bunch of Beliebers. The Daily Telegraph reveals that the family’s mail order party supplies company Party Pieces will soon have plenty of Justin Bieber merchandise on hand, including a “Justin Bieber Party Kit” with “plates, cups, napkins, banner and balloons for up to 16 guests” for a modestly priced $34.35 (£20.89).