What economic crisis? Wedding bill rises to 22,000 (and bank of mum and dad foots much of the bill)

What economic crisis Wedding bill rises to 22,000 (and bank of mum and dad foots much of the bill) Average cost has risen by more than 7,000 in a decade Number of guests has fallen by seven per cent from 101 to 94More than half of couples admit they share cost of big day with parents By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 28 March 2013 Counting the cost: The average wedding bill is now almost 22,000 (file photo) Any groom will know that there are some things you just don’t mention to a stressed-out bride.

Kate Middleton and Prince William to spend Christmas with Middleton family

Kate and Wills to spend Christmas with HER family: Duke and Duchess spend day at the Middletons' instead of Sandringham Couple break with tradition to spend quiet day in Bucklebury, BerkshireThey will visit Royal Family in Sandringham over festive period Pregnant Kate will get more rest at her family home than with Queen | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 22 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to spend Christmas at the Middleton family home. Prince William will join Kate Middleton's family at their house in Bucklebury, Berkshire, Clarence House announced today. Speculation had been mounting in recent days over whether Kate would join the Royal Family for their annual Christmas festivities at Sandringham.

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant: How well will William cope now Kate"s got a new No.1?

How well will William cope now Kate's got a new No.1 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 5 December 2012 Morning sickness — in poor Kate’s case, an appallingly extreme version — is only the first indication of a shocking new reality that all parents must come to terms with: from now on, life’s no longer all about you. As far as the Duchess of Cambridge is concerned, I imagine this is a lesson that will come easily — for two reasons