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SHOWBIZ TONIGHT

Secrets About the Royal Wedding; Kate Middleton`s Royal Title; Going Wild About Harry; Why Princess Di May Have Clashed With Kate; The Royal Payday

Aired April 28, 2011 - 23:00:00   ET

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BROOKE ANDERSON, CO-HOST: I`m Brooke Anderson live in London with breaking news on the royal wedding.

A.J. HAMMER, CO-HOST: I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

ANDERSON: Big royal news breaking today -- the last-second burning wedding questions answered. Secrets about Kate Middleton`s dress, her tiara and where Prince William and Kate will honeymoon.

HAMMER: Brand-new star fashion advice for Kate. What Hollywood`s biggest stars would love to see her wear.

ANDERSON: I`m one-on-one today with "Today`s" Matt Lauer. A SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview, Matt breaking news to me about what Kate`s title may be.

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MATT LAUER, CO-HOST, THE "TODAY" SHOW: Is it true that Kate becomes "Princess William?" How about "Princess Brooke?"

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HAMMER: And going wild about Harry? Explosive new controversy surrounding Prince Harry`s date for his brother`s wedding.

ANDERSON: TV`s most provocative entertainment news show --

HAMMER: Breaks news right now.

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HAMMER: Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer coming to you from New York City.

ANDERSON: Hi, there, everyone. I`m Brooke Anderson coming to you live from London with big news anything breaking today about the wedding the whole world will be watching tomorrow.

And take a look at this. It`s actually an official portrait photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton released today. We learned that it was shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.

He has a long history with the family going back to taking pictures of Princess Diana. And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT brings you this video of Prince William. He made a surprise appearance to greet folks on the mall outside the Clarence House, the royal residence of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla.

Actually, Prince William is spending night there tonight. OK. Will`s surprise appearance came just hours after Kate made her final public appearance as the bride-to-be just before checking into London`s Goring Hotel to get ready for the big day tomorrow.

We saw them and we also heard from William and Kate today. They released a statement and we saw it in the official wedding program released today. And here`s how it reads, "The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving and has touched us both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness."

And there was more big news breaking today about the wedding of the century. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is bringing you all the late-breaking details about the royal wedding.

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(voice-over) The wedding of the century is just a day away. And today, everyone here is excited to watch William and Kate tie the knot. That includes the countless reporters who, like me, are covering the wedding.

LAUER: The British throw a wedding like no one else throws a wedding.

ANDERSON: "Today" show host Matt Lauer told me that even he is not immune to the excitement.

LAUER: I think we`ll all get swept up in the emotion and the sheer visual spectacle of it.

ANDERSON: And while everyone`s getting excited, the royals are getting ready. They gathered today at Westminster Abbey to rehearse for the grand event that will be held there Friday morning.

Kate there was with her future brother-in-law and Prince William`s best man, Prince Harry. After today`s rehearsal, a huge crowd greeted Kate as she arrived at the London hotel where she will be spending her last night as a commoner.

JESSICA CALLAN, NEWS DIRECTOR, "LIFE AND STYLE WEEKLY": This is it now. It`s going to be crunch time tomorrow.

ANDERSON: Jessica Callan is the news director of "Life and Style Weekly" whose special royal collector`s edition is on sale now. Jessica tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT the entire world is in the throes of a royal wedding fever.

CALLAN: Two billion people will be tuning in to watch this. The wedding tomorrow is going to be the largest wedding we have seen for -- probably this millennium so far.

ANDERSON: Today, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you we`re learning brand-new details about Friday`s royal wedding, including a shocking development of a dis-invited guest. That dis-invited guest -- the word "obey."

CALLAN: Like Diana, she is refusing to say the word "obey."

ANDERSON: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT obtained the official wedding program, which includes every detail of Friday`s wedding ceremony, including the vows. They clearly show that Kate will not be following the royal tradition of promising to obey her husband.

Princess Diana also did away with the O-word in her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles.

CALLAN: She`ll say (INAUDIBLE), but love, honor and look after him in sickness and health and all the traditional bits but there will be no obeying for her.

ANDERSON: But amid all the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony, we`re learning today on his big day, Prince William plans to honor the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana.

According to the program released today, one of the songs Prince William picked for tomorrow`s ceremony "Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer" was sung at Diana`s funeral back in 1997.

CALLAN: William has been very, very sure of the fact he wants Diana to be part of the day. So it`s no mistake that they`re playing "Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer" at the church`s ceremonies, because he wants Diana to be involved and included for the people to remember her.

ANDERSON: And when the newly married couple leaves Westminster Abbey, weather permitting, they`ll ride through the streets of London in the same open carriage that carried Charles and Di after their wedding.

Afterwards, they`ll end up here at Buckingham Palace where, before joining the reception, they`ll face a crowd of hundreds of thousands. And like Charles and Di did 30 years ago, they`ll likely kiss for the cameras.

CALLAN: It will be the iconic moment which we will see for the rest of their lives.

ANDERSON: "Life and Style`s" Jessica Callan tells SHOWBIZ TONIGHT even though we`ll se hints of Charles and Di`s iconic wedding in Friday`s ceremony, make no mistake, this royal wedding is all about William and Kate.

CALLAN: Unlike Diana`s wedding, they have complete control of this wedding. And they will make this one very much their own.

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ANDERSON: There are still so many big burning questions about the royal wedding. We have not talked enough about the dress, the destination of the honeymoon and that age old question -- tiara or no tiara.

Joining me now live in London is Eloise Parker. She is a features editor for "OK" magazine. Good to see you Eloise.

"OK" is actually on newsstands now with a cover story on the Prince William and Kate extravaganza.

ELOISE PARKER, FEATURES EDITOR, "OK" MAGAZINE: That`s right.

ANDERSON: And right now, in New York, is HLN`s own royal wedding contributor, Lisa Vanderpump and his royal cuteness, Jiggy. Lisa also stars on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Hey, there.

OK. Ladies, we have got to talk honeymoon. Now, the palace has been very, very tight-lipped about where William and Kate are going. Eloise, I`m hearing Australia. What are you hearing?

PARKER: We also are hearing Australia. You know, William himself has said he would love to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. So of course, it`s a frontrunner. We think they`re off to a private island, possibly Lizard(ph) Island or Heron Island off the coast of Australia, off the east coast.

The other big front-runner is Mustique. The couple has vacationed there several times. It`s very private. And one of the reasons we think it`s a hot favorite, they`ve invited so many people from the Island of Mustique to the wedding, even (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: That could be it. Well, I`m sure that they won`t keep it private for long. Someone`s going to track them down, take a picture of them on the beach -- something. We`re going to see something eventually.

But one of the biggest discussions of this year or this -- I don`t know -- forever, has been her dress. What is she going to wear? And before you ladies answer that question, I want to take a walk back in time to see what other princesses have worn on their big day. Here we go.

Let`s start in 1893 with Princess Mary of Teck. She wore this fluffy concoction when she married George V. Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, or the queen mom, wore quite a sparkling, glittery number in 1923 when she married the Duke of York. And check out the dress Queen Elizabeth II wore in 1947 when she married Prince Philip -- a simple gown with a long train.

Princess Margaret, the queen`s younger sister, had a simple variation on the wedding gown when she married in 1960. And of course, 1981 brought the infamous Princess Diana gown.

All right. Lisa, do you think that she`ll take a page from her royal predecessors with a fluffy, decadent white dress, a long train?

LISA VANDERPUMP, REALITY TV STAR, "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS": You know what, Brooke? I really hope that she doesn`t dress like the queen mother. Have a look at that picture again.

I swear to God it looks like John Travolta dressed in (INAUDIBLE), doesn`t it? What is that? Hopefully, she`s not going to go there. Oh, my goodness.

ANDERSON: I know. She`s got style. She`s got grace. Eloise, she`ll probably go with something updated, something modern, don`t you think?

PARKER: I think something very slinky. I mean, look at the evening wear that we`ve seen Kate in today. She`s a big fan of the label, Issa. So it`s all about beautiful, slinky, body conscious (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: And her engagement dress --

PARKER: That`s right. Yes.

ANDERSON: From the same designer that you mentioned.

PARKER: The same designer. You know, the one element from those dresses of years gone by that I love -- I`d love to see her in that would go with something very understated -- is that beautiful antique lace veil that we saw Queen Elizabeth wearing at her wedding. I would love to see something like that.

ANDERSON: That would be gorgeous.

PARKER: What a beautiful homage it would be.

ANDERSON: It would, and would you love to see a tiara? Ladies, we`ve got to talk head gear because a lot of people are asking will she or won`t she? And I say if the girl can ever wear a tiara, it is tomorrow --

PARKER: Absolutely.

ANDERSON: And she should just rock it out. And there`s a lot of speculation that she will actually wear a tiara that maybe the queen wore at her wedding, the George III tiara.

Lisa, what do you think? You know, the queen has either to let her borrow a tiara or gift a tiara to Kate?

VANDERPUMP: With the history of the family, I think it might be on loan just at the beginning. But you know what? She`s got to.

ANDERSON: Trial run.

VANDERPUMP: I`m fed up with people saying understated. Why should it be understated? It`s her wedding day. She`s a beautiful young woman. I want to see her take it up a notch.

I want to see her in a beautiful long dress with the train, the best tiara. Let`s go. It`s the best day of her life.

ANDERSON: Yes, go for it.

VANDERPUMP: Yes.

ANDERSON: It doesn`t need to be understated at all. Two billion people are watching.

VANDERPUMP: Exactly.

ANDERSON: It`s the wedding of the century for crying out loud.

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Lisa Vanderpump, Eloise Parker, thank you both. Exactly. And I want to give all of you watching a chance to send your well wishes to the royal couple. So head on over to iReport.com/ShowbizTonight, record a video message or call "SHOWBIZ on Call" at 1-888-SBT-BUZZ, leave us a voice mail.

We will play some of your videos and calls on air tomorrow during SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s royal wedding event special. And that is going to be at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and pacific. And you know what? By that time tomorrow, we are going to know what title the queen has given Kate Middleton.

I actually went one-on-one with the "Today`s" show Matt Lauer and he told me what title he thinks Kate should have.

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(on camera) Do you think the public would be receptive to her being Princess of Wales?

LAUER: How about Princess Brooke?

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ANDERSON: Very, very funny, Matt. My SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview with Matt Lauer, coming up.

HAMMER: Wait until you this -- jaw-dropping controversy surrounding Prince Harry`s date for his brother`s wedding. HLN`s royal wedding contributor, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Lisa Vanderpump, will weigh in on this.

And so many stars speaking out about what they say Kate should wear.

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PARIS HILTON, REALITY TV STAR: I always loved Princess Diana and always looked up to her, and she`s so inspirational.

And I think that Prince William and Kate are a beautiful couple and I`m just really happy for them. And can`t wait to see what she`s wearing and it`s going to be such a beautiful wedding.

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HAMMER: This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

TEXT: Gayle King speaks out about the worldwide attention on Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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GAYLE KING, RADIO HOST: He`s had it his whole life. He`s had it his whole life so he already knows. And you know what I like about him? He`s so protective of her. He`s so protective and wants the best for her.

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ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson, live in London right outside Buckingham Palace. We are just hours away from one of the biggest events in history.

You could feel the excitement in the air. And by the way, today we caught up with Prince William`s stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. She`s married to Prince Charles.

Camilla came out to talk to some of the people who have actually been camping out along the wedding procession route. And we got her to reveal if she is all set for tomorrow.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you ready for tomorrow, ma`am?

CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL: Yes, we are. I`m ready for tomorrow.

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ANDERSON: She`s ready, A.J. And hey, there are going to be some big stars at this wedding like Elton John, like David and Victoria Beckham.

HAMMER: Yes, Brooke. There are also a lot of stars who just have the royal fever. They`re going to be up bright and early tomorrow morning watching the royal wedding.

And they also are not being shy at all today about what they think Kate should wear on her big day. Here`s SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Kareen Wynter.

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KAREEN WYNTER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT (on camera): SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is here at "Us Weekly`s" hot Hollywood style party. But two of the world`s most fabulous celebrities won`t be attending.

They`re in London getting ready to tie the knot. William and Kate are Hollywood`s hottest celebrities of the moment and everyone is talking about their big day.

KATHY GRIFFIN, COMEDIENNE: Honey, I`m going to be up at 1:00 and I have so many TVs in my house that, basically, I`m Wolf Blitzer and it`s "The Situation Room." I have a lot of coverage. I`ll be watching you guys and every other channel.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE, ACTRESS: I will be front and center in my living room.

WYNTER: What do you think her dress will look like?

PANETTIERE: You can`t even -- I don`t even want to try to imagine. I want to be surprised.

CARMEN ELECTRA, ACTRESS: I am going to watch. I`m very curious.

WYNTER: What kind of dress would you like to see her wear on her wedding day?

ELECTRA: I think she`s probably going to stay more traditional and I think that will be beautiful to see.

DANIELLE FISHEL, ACTRESS: I`d like to see her in something really classy, but at the same time, taking kind of a bold step, ala, you know, Princess Di.

BRAD GORESKI, STYLIST: I heard a lot of rumors she going to be wearing something McQueen and I think that that would be flawless.

GRIFFIN: I mean, yes, I`m looking forward to the dress. But I`m looking forward to the person with the super crazy hat. There`s going to be a lot of weird hattery.

And I`m looking forward to anyone drunk or in an altered state. I hear it may rain, which is heaven for me as a comedienne. It sounds like an episode of "Bridezillas" but with beautiful accents.

WYNTER: This (INAUDIBLE) team of photographers with just a taste of what William and Kate will (INAUDIBLE). And SHOWBIZ TONIGHT can tell you the eyes of Hollywood and all the world will be watching.

FISHEL: They`re young. They`re attractive. They`re royalty, literally. And I think people want to follow them and want to know what they`re doing and want to see them succeed.

GARCELLE BEAUVAIS, ACTRESS: I think it`s fantasy. As little girls growing up, you think of a princess. You know, people want to escape their lives and enjoy somebody else`s for a moment.

HILTON: I always loved Princess Diana and always looked up to her, and she`s so inspirational.

And I think that Prince William and Kate are a beautiful couple and I`m just really happy for them. And can`t wait to see what she`s wearing and it`s going to be such a beautiful wedding.

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ANDERSON: Everybody`s thrilled. All right. Coming up, my revealing SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview with the "Today" show`s Matt Lauer.

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LAUER: I interviewed them about three years ago on the 10th anniversary of Diana`s death. And I was really surprised pleasantly by how normal they were and how welcoming they were to me.

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ANDERSON: Matt breaking news to me today about how he thinks Princes William and Harry are handling all the wedding frenzy.

HAMMER: What a royal payday. The unbelievable attempt to cash in on the royal wedding. Condoms. Barf bags. Wait until you hear what you can even bet on. And CNN`s official royal wedding iReporters are getting ready for their big moment. What`s their strategy tomorrow morning? This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

TEXT: Colin Firth played Prince William`s great grandpa, George VI in "The King`s Speech."

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: What do I call you?

COLIN FIRTH, ACTOR: Your Royal Highness and "sir" after that.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: How about "Bertie"?

FIRTH: Only my family used to say --

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: In here, it`s better if we`re equals.

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ANDERSON: I`m live outside Buckingham Palace, and so many people have been camping out here and at Westminster Abbey in anticipation of tomorrow where they hope this will catch a glimpse of Kate and William on their big wedding day.

People have come from all over the world so I just had to find out what it is about this wedding in particular that has everybody so excited.

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(on camera): It`s royal wedding madness. I mean, she`s got the invitation on her shirt. This is a baby princess -- Princess Lea(ph) with her Princess Kate doll. Everybody just cannot stop talking about the royal wedding.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`ve been waiting for this day since the day William was born.

ANDERSON: Really?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m here to make my future royal wedding plans. I want to meet all my family.

ANDERSON: Why did you want to come to the royal wedding?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m here just to see al this glitz and glamour. Buckingham Palace, it`s beautiful.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: William is pretty hot as well.

ANDERSON: William`s easy on the eyes.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Harry, let`s not forget about Harry.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Harry is hot, too. We like Harry too.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He`s a cutie.

ANDERSON: Harry`s an eligible bachelor now, ladies.

(voice-over) From Buckingham Palace to happy campers at Westminster Abbey, everybody is wild about this wedding.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE CHILD: I`m excited to see the queen, William and Kate.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, the dress. Oh, have to see. That`s why I`m right here so that I can see that dress go in and go out.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But we`re excited to see Kate probably.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She`s our number one but we`re also hoping for maybe a glimpse of David and Victoria Beckham.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE CHILD: I wish you have a really nice wedding and have a nice time.

CROWD: Good luck, William and Kate!

ANDERSON: You may have your very own princess in your family one day.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. Yes. I think they need an American in the Buckingham Palace.

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HAMMER: She`s having so much. It is time now for the SHOWBIZ lineup -- here`s what`s coming up at the bottom of the hour on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Why Princess Di may have clashed with Kate. Yes. CNN`s Piers Morgan reveals why these two may have actually been competing for the spotlight.

Going wild about Harry? A new controversy surrounding Prince Harry`s date for his brother`s wedding. Wait until you hear what HLN`s royal wedding contributor, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Lisa Vanderpump, has to say. She is here.

And the royal payday. I`m talking condoms, barf bags and even more revealed today. The unbelievable attempt to cash in on the royal wedding. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

TEXT: Hollywood stars are excited for the royal wedding fashion.

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EMMA ROBERTS, ACTRESS: I`m so excited about the royal wedding. Yes, I am. I can`t wait to see what everyone`s wearing.

MARLEY SHELTON, ACTRESS: I`m excited about the fashion like everybody else.

BLAKE LIVELY, ACTRESS: I`m so excited to see her dress. Nobody knows who the designer is yet, right? I heard it`s McQueen, too, but who knows? I can`t wait.

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ANDERSON: I`m Brooke Anderson live in London covering the royal wedding.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with big news breaking today on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

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ANDERSON (on camera): Do you think the public would be receptive to her being Princess of Wales?

LAUER: How about Princess Brooke?

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ANDERSON: Very funny, Matt. I am one-on-one with "Today" show`s Matt Lauer. It`s a SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview.

HAMMER: Wild about Harry? Startling new controversy surrounding Prince Harry`s date for his brother`s wedding. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Lisa Vanderpump, is here.

ANDERSON: Would Princess Di have clashed with Kate? CNN`s Piers Morgan tells me why Diana and Kate may not have gotten along.

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PIERS MORGAN, HOST, "PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT": She would have found it quite tricky. She would have been 50 this year, Diana. And I think she would have found getting old and having a beautiful young princess quite hard to handle.

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ANDERSON: Piers, the princess and the headline-grabbing leopard bikini shocker.

ANNOUNCER: TV`s most provocative entertainment news show continues right now.

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ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is 30 minutes past the hour. I`m Brooke Anderson live in London, outside the Buckingham Palace covering the royal wedding.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer in New York with big news breaking today -- Piers gets personal.

ANDERSON: Yes, A.J. One of the best parts of this week is getting to talk to people who knew Princess Diana. And one of those people in that very special circle is CNN`s very own Piers Morgan. Piers is here with me in London.

And I have to tell you the personal stories he told me about covering the beloved people`s princess are like no other. Watch what he told me about catching Princess Diana in a leopard print bikini and how it sparked headlines that shocked the world.

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ANDERSON: The double kiss.

MORGAN: The double British kiss.

ANDERSON: I love that. Good to see you.

MORGAN: Lovely to see you.

ANDERSON: All right. I want to talk to you about your connection to the royal family. You and Princess Diana were close. You were friends.

MORGAN: Yes.

ANDERSON: How did you get to know her? How did you come to know her?

MORGAN: Well, I was a newspaper editor of one of the big papers here, "The Daily Mirror," for 11 years. And Diana -- she was the biggest star that we had in this country. And so I used to see her quite a lot and she`d call me at the paper. And we`d discuss stories, and she could be quite naughty.

I remember when Camilla Parker Bowles had her 50th birthday party that Charles threw for her, which started the big coming out of Camilla. I got a call from Mohamed Al-Fayed, who was on the boat with Diana before she was going out with Dodi -- just before.

And he just said, "The princess wants to know how long you`re going to be in the area." This was in the south of France where she was on a vacation.

And I said, "We`ll stay as long as she`s there." He said, "Will you be near the beach area at 9:30 tomorrow morning?" I said, "Yes."

ANDERSON: Of course. Sure.

MORGAN: He said, "Good. That`s all she wants to know." 9:30, the following morning, the morning of the passing evening, Diana came out in a leopard skin bikini and began cart wheeling down the beach.

ANDERSON: No.

MORGAN: And she knew exactly what we were going to do. It was all over the next day`s papers, where Camilla and party being outed to the world. It was "happy birthday, Camilla, love Diana" with the cart-wheeling leopard skin bikini.

I had an amazing lunch once, with her and Prince William. He was 13. And Paul Burrell was the butler, the infamous butler. He served a meal and it was just Diana, me and William.

And it was a really fascinating insight. They were so close, the two of them. She told him everything. And that boy had to be old before his years. But some really funny moments.

I remember Paul Burrell was like, "Would you like glass of wine?" Your royal highness, am I allowed one? She said, "Oh, yes, but I won`t have one." And William said, "I`ll have my wine." And I was amused hearing the future king at 13 say, "I`m an underage drinker."

And I was like, "This is torture. I can`t write it." And she said, "William, you don`t drink alcohol. And he said, "Mummy, you know I do." So that was very funny.

And another great thing was he had just been to his first disco, his dance. And it was (INAUDIBLE), about two miles away from here.

And that day`s paper had a story that he`d kissed his first girl in public, you know, around the corner by the wall in the disco. And Diana was ribbing him for this a whole lot.

He kept blushing saying, "Mummy, Mummy, leave it alone! Let`s not talk about it. I didn`t kiss her. I didn`t kiss her." And it was really sweet. I look back at it now and this little boy was becoming a man. I think she`d be so proud of him, you know.

ANDERSON: What would she say today with William and his choice of a bride?

MORGAN: Knowing Diana, she`d like to be the center of attention, so I imagine it would be double-edged. Part of her would have loved the fact that Kate is so nice and normal and the fact she`s a beautiful girl.

The other part would be thinking, "Hang on a sec. I`m the star of this family." And I think when Kate was getting all the attention -- I was just talking to a friend of mine who knew Diana very well, too. And we were both agreeing that -- I think she would have found it quite tricky.

She would have been 50 this year, Diana. And I think she would have found getting old and having a beautiful young princess quite hard to handle.

ANDERSON: I`m sure she would have stolen the show in a way if she were here.

MORGAN: But also, no mother ever thinks a woman is good enough for her boy.

ANDERSON: Of course.

MORGAN: So we know that.

ANDERSON: Of course.

MORGAN: So before you star, you know that.

ANDERSON: What title do you think Kate or Catherine should have? Because I know the Queen is the one who will bestow the title

MORGAN: Well, I think she`ll stay Princess Catherine. I think that`s what everybody wants. Diana`s a princess. I would like her to be Princess Catherine, and then she`ll be Queen Catherine one day.

And William will be -- I would imagine he`ll inherit the Prince of Wales title, and then he`ll be King William. But I mean, be under no illusion -- this is going to take a long time. This quaint idea that Americans have, "Wouldn`t it be nice if William became king?"

Forget it. The queen is going to live to be the same age of her mother.

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ANDERSON: She`ll be a hundred.

MORGAN: She`ll be a hundred, so that`s 16 years to go for her. Charles has to live to be a hundred, right? So that`s another 20 years. It`s going to be 36 years.

ANDERSON: Everybody needs to settle in.

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MORGAN: You and I are going to be (INAUDIBLE) in our 80s before William becomes king.

ANDERSON: Just settle in, be patient for that one. What are you most looking forward to on wedding day? I can`t wait to see their official kiss.

MORGAN: Yes. It`s all about the kiss. And I actually quite like the idea of it. It`s been wonderful weather all week. You`ve got no idea how weird this weather is. Seriously, it is never like this in April. It`s only shocking it down (INAUDIBLE). So it`s time out for you Hollywood babes.

ANDERSON: I bought it from Los Angeles.

MORGAN: Exactly. You girls have brought the weather. The interesting thing for me is I think if it does rain, I quite like the idea of William, his heroic armed forces boy, wheeling out his bride, tossing away umbrella, throwing her into his arms and kissing her in the pouring rain. It would be like "Gone with the Wind." So you`ll be melting (INAUDIBLE).

ANDERSON: That would be a real fairytale.

MORGAN: Then we`d all go, ah. We`ll go weep.

ANDERSON: Let`s leave it there.

MORGAN: I had no idea I had so many fans in England. It`s crazy. Wow.

ANDERSON: I think they`re here for you, Piers.

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ANDERSON: And they were there for Piers. And by the way, more than two billion people are going to be waiting anxiously to see that fairytale balcony kiss between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

And when that happens, William`s brother, Prince Harry, will become the most eligible bachelor in the world, or will he? Because I can tell you that he is bringing his on again/off again girl friend, Chelsy Davy, to the royal wedding.

Right now, "OK" magazine`s Eloise Parker joins me here in London to talk about this. Eloise, Chelsy has been a tabloid target for years.

PARKER: Right.

ANDERSON: And during her on-again, off-again relationship with Prince Harry, there have been so many reports of them doing a lot of partying. But I have to imagine these two are going to be on their best behavior.

PARKER: Absolutely. We`re definitely going to see them on their best behavior, especially in the abbey. Of course, what happens behind palace walls is a different story. We know for a fact that Prince Harry has been joking about saving his speech preparation. We know that he`s planning to tease Prince William.

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ANDERSON: And also Prince Harry is planning a breakfast for Saturday morning.

PARKER: That`s right.

ANDERSON: I guess for everyone to deal with their hangovers -- I don`t know -- drink a Bloody Mary.

PARKER: (INAUDIBLE). If anyone knows how to cure a hangover, it`s Prince Harry.

ANDERSON: It`s Prince Harry. All right. I want to bring in HLN`s very own royal wedding contributor, Lisa Vanderpump and her precious royal dog, Jiggy. Lisa is also on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

And we know that Kate was welcomed warmly into the royal family. Should Prince Harry eventually want to marry Chelsy Davy, do you think she also will be welcomed with open arms?

VANDERPUMP: Well, there`s a lot less pressure on her. It`s like with Princess Margaret, you know, and PRINCESS ELIZABETH. When they were younger, Princess Margaret led very much more of an avant garde life.

And I think Harry`s at liberty to do so as well. And I think Chelsy Davy -- she`s a naughty girl, and I think he`s found his perfect partner in crime really.

ANDERSON: Yes. It seems to be that way. And we know that Harry has been known as the party prince, Eloise.

PARKER: That`s right.

ANDERSON: He`s really taking his duty seriously as William`s best man, very serious about his job as a British soldier. Are we seeing a new Prince Harry these days?

PARKER: I think we are. You know, just earlier this month, he graduated as a captain in the Army Air Corps. He`s qualified to fly apache helicopters now.

Of course, before, when he qualified as a tank driver, he went off and did some active service in Afghanistan. And I think we`re going to see him do more active service. I think that`s in the cards for Harry.

He really wants to go out there and fight with his troops. He`s very serious about that.

ANDERSON: He and William both just want to help others and be involved.

PARKER: It`s wonderful to see.

ANDERSON: It is wonderful to see. Eloise Parker, Lisa Vanderpump, thanks, ladies. A.J., I really cannot believe that the royal wedding is just hours away now. And I can tell you that Chelsy Davy will not be wearing one but two dresses throughout the day and evening from the world famous designer Alberta Feretti.

HAMMER: Yes. I mean, it`s all going to be incredible, Brooke. I can`t wait to see all the reveals now. I feel very teased about it.

Well, coming up next -- Brooke`s SHOWBIZ newsmaker interview, one-on- one with "Today`s" Matt Lauer. This is great. You`ve got to hear the intimate insight into what Princes William and Harry are really like.

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LAUER: I interviewed them about three years ago on the 10th anniversary of Diana`s death. And I was really surprised pleasantly by just how normal they were and how welcoming they were to me.

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HAMMER: Also Matt`s breaking news to us about what Kate Middleton`s new title may be. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT investigates the ridiculous attempt to cash in on the royal wedding. I`m talking condoms, barf bags, people taking bets on whether or not Prince Harry will lose Kate`s ring.

And I`m so excited for these guys -- the winners of CNN royal wedding iReporter contest. Wait until you hear what they tell Brooke about their strategy for covering the royal wedding tomorrow. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

TEXT: "Dancing with the Stars" cast on watching the royal wedding --

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I will definitely be checking it out.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I will definitely be checking it out. I`m going to have a party and we`re going to dress up for the royal wedding. We`re wearing hats.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I am going to watch when I wake up having my morning coffee.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I might have a little tea party at my house. You`re welcome to come to it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love a cup of tea.

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ANDERSON: Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson live in London and with less than 24 hours to go until the royal nuptials. The excitement has reached a fever pitch and it is a media bonanza.

More than 8,000 journalists are here covering this historic event. Well, today, I had a chance to steal a few moments with the one, the only Matt Lauer from the "Today" show.

And although we are working very hard, we are working very long hours, it is still extremely exciting. So I asked Matt what he is most looking forward to.

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LAUER: Clearly, we`re going to be working. We`ve got a lot on our minds trying to make sure we communicate the story which is a challenge because I`m not British. I didn`t grow up with the royal family. A lot of this is new to me.

But I think the pomp and circumstance -- this is, you know, the British throw a wedding like no one else throws a wedding. So I think we`ll all get swept up in the emotion and the sheer visual spectacle of it.

ANDERSON: And you spent time with William and Harry.

LAUER: A little. A little. You know, interviewed them about three years on the 10th anniversary of Diana`s death. And I was really surprised pleasantly by just how normal they were and how welcoming they were to me and how candid they were in our interview. So --

ANDERSON: They seem to be taking all of this in stride.

LAUER: I don`t know. Maybe at home they`re bouncing off the walls. But in public, yes, they seem to be making all the right moves.

ANDERSON: Yes. A lot of people are speculating about what Kate`s title will be. What do you think it should be? The queen is the end-all, be- all.

LAUER: She makes the final decision. I have no idea. But Meredith was telling me that if he -- if William doesn`t take another title, then is it true that Kate becomes Princess William?

That`s what Meredith told me today. It`s a weird twist. Is that true? Come on, you`re laughing at me.

ANDERSON: I think we all need an education on how the titles work.

LAUER: If she doesn`t have her own title, she becomes princess and then uses his name.

ANDERSON: Princess William.

LAUER: Bizarre.

ANDERSON: Stranger things have happened.

LAUER: They can`t allow that to happen.

ANDERSON: I want her to be. Do you think the public would be receptive to her being Princess of Wales?

LAUER: How about Princess Brooke? We can try it.

ANDERSON: We can try it. I tried on tiaras yesterday.

LAUER: There you go. See, it can happen.

ANDERSON: Well, nice to se you.

LAUER: Nice to see you. Thanks. Bye-bye. Good to see you.

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ANDERSON: Very funny, Matt. You know, though, if I`m princess Brooke, that means my hubby at home is my prince. That works for me. He is my Prince Charming.

OK. On to another couple now getting the thrill of a lifetime. And I`m talking about CNN iReporter winner, Jason Sauter and his girlfriend, Nancy Vedardi. We revealed exclusively here on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT that Jason won CNN`s coast-to-coast iReporter contest.

And now, they are here in London covering all the wedding hoopla. I caught up with Jason and Nancy today and asked them about their strategy for getting the best shots to post on "CNN.com."

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JASON SAUTER, WINNER, CNN ROYAL WEDDING IREPORTER: This is something that millions of people around the world want to have an opportunity to do. And Nancy and I get to do this, so we`re just reminding us and bringing us back to down reality and soaking this in. I mean, this is an amazing experience that we`re envious for you of.

ANDERSON: I have to tell myself the same thing.

SAUTER: I know.

ANDERSON: It`s a once in a lifetime opportunity. It`s really incredible. What are you most looking forward to tomorrow with the royal wedding?

NANCY VEDARDI, JASON SAUTER`S GIRLFRIEND: Me, personally, hoping to see them as they come back to Buckingham Palace after the wedding, be as close as I can get.

ANDERSON: Where are you guys going to station yourselves? Do you know yet? Have you decided?

VEDARDI: We`re going to be as close as we possibly can as the car goes by -- as the coach goes by.

SAUTER: Right in front of the gate here on the mall, so probably around here on the turn. So pretty close to where we`re standing right now is the shot we`re going to get, because this is about as close as the carriage is going to come to us.

We`re going to try to get that open shot. And I think they`ll be in a little more relaxed phase and demeanor because it`s happy and it`s exciting. Now, this is the part they`re celebrating.

ANDERSON: Do you guys know that, right here, behind that -- can we get a shot? The balcony is where they`re going to have that iconic kiss. That`s where William is going to have that oh-so-special smooch with Kate. And this is going to be a moment that we will never forget.

VEDARDI: I know. I know.

SAUTER: Yesterday, we were in the studios. Nancy was behind one of the HLN cameras. And she was zooming in to the kiss, the spot. She got to practice herself.

VEDARDI: On the balcony and everything. It was so neat to see.

ANDERSON: You guys might have to practice your own, your own prince and princess kiss at some point while you`re here.

SAUTER: We will. It will be pretty royal.

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ANDERSON: Well, they are so much fun. And we want your royal iReport, too, so please send us your wedding message for William and Kate.

HAMMER: Yes. Head over to iReport.com/ShowbizTonight. Record a video message or you can call "Showbiz on Call" -- 1-888-SBT-BUZZ. Leave us a voicemail. We`re going to play some of your videos and calls tomorrow during SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s royal wedding event special, 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.

So people, of course, are cashing in big time on William and Kate`s wedding. There`s the usual stuff, commemorative coins, mugs and so forth. And then the bizarre souvenirs, literally enough to make you sick.

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ANDERSON (voice-over): Crown Jewels condoms and Throne Up sick bags are just the tip of her majesty`s iceberg when it comes to cashing in royally on the royal wedding.

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HAMMER: Brooke Anderson`s back with us live from London with a look at the best of the worst royal keepsakes, next. Time now for the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT buzz list. Here what`s the SHOWBIZ TONIGHT staff is buzzing about this week.

The fantastic new show, "The Voice," on NBC. We`re also grooving to the new CD by the legendary reggae band, Third World, called "Patriots."

We`re buzzing about the amazing Broadway musical, "Catch Me If You Can," based on the film starring Leo DiCaprio.

We`re loving the remix of the Britney Spears song, "Till the World Ends." It features Kesha and Nicki Minaj. And we`re buzzing but a little bit bummed about Steve Carell saying good-bye to "The Office" today. This is SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on HLN news and views.

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ANDERSON: OK, by this time tomorrow, many of you will be suffering from royal wedding withdrawal. But don`t fret because there is a bizarre array of royal keepsakes to keep you busy and bemused for a while.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In celebration of this historic event --

ANDERSON (voice-over): The ring, the doll, the plates, the coins. Ah, the delightful keepsakes of an international event.

ADAM HANFT, CEO, HANFT PRODUCTS: Everybody who makes anything that can be attached to the royal wedding, whether it`s condoms or vomit bag, is jumping on the bandwagon.

ANDERSON: You heard right. Branding expert Adam Hanft says Crown Jewels condoms and Throne Up sick bags are just the tip of the majesty`s iceberg when it comes to cashing in royally on the royal wedding.

HANFT: Because this is the first royal event in the Internet age, we`re seeing every possible marketing channel being leveraged.

ANDERSON: No kidding. There`s William and Kate ashtray, outfits for your pooch, press on nails, a new comic book series, "Kate Middleton Stole My Life" t-shirts, even a commemorative refrigerator and toilet seat covers. And it all adds up to major kaching.

HANFT: The numbers that I`ve seen are about 500 million pounds the U.K. But around the world, it definitely could be $1 billion marketing event.

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ANDERSON: Look-alike companies in both London and Hollywood say the demand for actors resembling the royals, like those in this ad for T-Mobile, is off the chart.

(on camera) From cell phone ads to smart phone apps, there are at least 12 new ones on the market. Oh, and take a look at these iPhone covers from Case Mate. They designed four special edition covers for the royal nuptials.

Hello. It`s my bookie. Yes, that`s right. Las Vegas and gambling Web sites are getting in on the action, too.

HANFT: It`s no surprise that they are having a whole series of bets and wager structures based on the royal wedding.

ANDERSON: What color will the dress be? What about the queen`s hat? Will Harry lose the ring? It`s all on the table.

HANFT: Vegas will bet on everything, so there will be a lot of money- changing hands there.

ANDERSON: If your hands aren`t already full with an ice-cold "Kiss Me Kate" beer and royal couple pizza from Papa John`s.

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ANDERSON: And that is a wrap for SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson in London.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer in New York. Remember to watch HLN all day tomorrow for the biggest and the best royal wedding coverage.

ANDERSON: And then tune in for a very special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, a SHOWBIZ royal event, the wedding hits and misses. What`s next for William and Kate and the very first details on the unbelievable scramble which will be underway to copy Kate`s wedding dress.

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