Not since Charles and Di were married have we been so gripped by a royal wedding. Some of the obsession surrounding Will and Kate is due to Britain's status as the world's most famous and popular monarchy, making the April 29 vows exceptionally high-profile.
The rest of the attraction, however, is because of the blushing bride herself. After all, Kate's beautiful and smart, and she's living every little girl's fantasy by becoming a bona fide princess. In the months since the couple announced their engagement, we've been clamoring for details about Kate. What makes her tick? How'd she win over the prince? Was she raised with ambitions of becoming a member of royalty?
Whether you're a charter member of the "Waitey Katie" fan club, or you simply find celebrity weddings to be utterly fascinating, look no further. We've put together a list of 10 things you should know about Prince William's bride-to-be.