'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is Kate Middleton the new Princess Diana?
November 16th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is Kate Middleton the new Princess Diana?

The world is buzzing today over the biggest royal wedding since Princess Diana and Prince Charles! Now that Charles and Diana’s son Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, just how far do the similarities between their upcoming wedding and Charles and Diana’s go?

I think Kate is Kate, and from what I’ve heard and read, she is vastly different from Diana in terms of upbringing and personality. Kate will bring her own unique style and grace to the royal family, but you cannot deny the comparisons that everyone seems to be making today!

The Hollywood Reporter is already calling the wedding the biggest television event of 2011! And there is no doubt it will be the biggest fashion show in recent times. I mean, after all, who will design Kate’s wedding dress?!

So, what do you think? Is Kate Middleton the new Princess Diana? Tell me below!

Other big stories we are fired up about today:

Mel Gibson’s ex breaks her silence to CNN’s Larry King, and Bristol Palin is fighting back against critics who say the Tea Party is keeping her on “Dancing With the Stars.” Plus, Emma Watson's hair: Do you love it or hate it?

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. celebs911

    Please read our prediction for the Royal wedding. The ring is a protection for the couple and the dress will be made b a British Designer. Read more inside:

    http://celebs911.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/princess-dianas-message-to-prince-william-on-his-engagement/

    November 17, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary K

    To "Avon Barksdale" - she looks nothing like Lindsay Lohan - why did you have to bring that name up ? Kate should not be compared to Diana,I am sure in her own way she has wonderful qualities & compassion &a passion for life as Diana did - this is a joyful time for Prince William & the Royal family.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. D

    Kate seems to have some big shoes to fill...and she looks nothing like lindsay lohan-kate has so much more beauty.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Avon Barksdale

    She's got great teeth! Good job William!

    November 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joe

    I hope she is not like Dianna. Dianna's dead.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Avon Barksdale

    Kate kinda looks like Lindsay Lohan, if Lindsay had her act together. All Kate would have to do is go to rehab a few times ruin her career and there you have it!

    November 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carrieson

    Kate is a lovely, intelligent, modern woman. Traits that Diana also possessed. I also believe that she will emerge as her own woman. It's not going to be easy for her, but she seems able to stand on her own and the people in England,as well as the world will love her as they loved Diana.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. alumette

    If she turned her back to him, it is likely because he pulled a Windsor on her ( failed to stand by her). He has the pedigree however, he appears in love with Kate . She is beautiful, educated and ready to stand by her man. No one will "replace" Diana but she certainly has the potential to be the people's favorite Queen to be. She will cheer up the old dead wood. Diana would be proud. I think she would really like her. Well done.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. snarf

    Not for a long shot.
    If kate is attacked like Diana, she will turn her back to william in a moment. She already did that in 2007.
    But we will see a future queen that will talk without a problem. So be ready for some gaffes.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kiki

    Congrats to the happy couple! I don't thinks it's fair for the media to compare Kate to Princess Diana. Kate seems lovely but, Princess Diana was in a league of her own!

    http://thefashioncamp.com

    November 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |

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