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Was Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding written in the stars? It was according to one British almanac.
Old Moore’s Almanack, a venerable astrological guide published in Britain since 1697, suggested in its 2011 edition published last June that a royal wedding was more than likely. “His progressed chart shows that 2011 or 2012 are the most likely years for him to announce his forthcoming marriage,” writes the almanac of Prince William.
More interesting are its predictions for Kate and William’s future: According to the almanac, little princes or princesses are in the cards – uh, stars -- for the royal couple. Prince William “will be keen to start a family and may have several children,” it predicts.
Wills and Kate each have a page of their own in the publication. And though William’s page makes no mention of Kate, on Kate’s page Old Moore “sees that she almost certainly will be William’s wife and one day, also a beloved British queen.”
And if the almanac is to be believed, marriage isn’t the only big event coming up for William in the next several years. The second in line to the throne, could become king sooner than expected, it predicts.
“There is much in his progressed chart to show that he could be king at a reasonably young age … He will not merely be a figurehead, but also a natural and trusted leader.”
But even a future king has a boss, and “Kate is setting the rules in their relationship and making her feelings quite evident. She may one day be the wife of a king, but her birth chart suggests that at home it will be she who is the reigning monarch.”