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IN THE PHILIPPINES, A ROYAL BABY WATCH BEGINS

Princess KLONDON, England (The Adobo Chronicles) – The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is now four days past her due date.

Kate Middleton, 33, and husband Prince William were scheduled to welcome the second royal baby on Thursday, April 23, but the day came and went with no sign of another little one. This would be their second child.  Prince George was born on July 22, 2013.

In the Philippines, another royal baby watch has begun.

Actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have both confirmed that they are expecting a child.  Although not exactly royalty, the couple are looked upon as Prince and Princess after their wedding last December was billed as a “Royal Wedding.”

Aquino, Rivera, Dants (Photo: GMAnews)
Aquino, Rivera, Dantes (Photo: GMAnews)

The wedding was the most talked about, expensive and paparazzi-filled event, rivaling that of the British royalty in terms of the wedding gown, bridal car, church ceremony (officiated by eight bishops and seven priests), and life-sized wedding cake, among others.  The Best Man was none other than the president of the Philippines.

Filipino netizens have started to get involved in the baby naming process, suggesting names for the royal child.  An overzealous fan of the couple even created a website that has ‘pictures’ of what the baby boy or baby girl will look like.

Fairy tales do come true in the Philippines.

PHILIPPINE ACTRESS BRIDE FUMING MAD AT GROOM OVER WEDDING CAKE

The Dantes-Rivera wedding cake, left, and the Guinness World Record title holder, right
The Dantes-Rivera wedding cake, left, and the Guinness World Record title holder, right

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was considered the ‘Wedding of the Century’ by Philippines standards, and although the country is not a monarchy, the media repeatedly referred to it as a ‘Royal Wedding.’

On December 30, Filipino actor Dingdong Dantes married actress Marian Rivera. Extravagance was written all over the ceremony and the reception. President NoyNoy Aquino stood as Best Man at a church wedding officiated by eight bishops and seven priests. The bride looked queenly in a Two Million-peso gown, emerging from a fully-refurbished antique Mercedes Benz.

Then came the wedding reception at the Mall of Asia. The banquet hall reminded guests of an Olympic Games opening ceremony. The menu was a five-course meal, and the cake…. the cake was 12 feet tall, reportedly costing Seven Million Pesos.

Dantes delivered on all his promises to the bride about the wedding, except for …the cake. Dantes promised that their wedding cake would break the Guinness World Record, but it didn’t . In fact, not even close.

The world’s largest wedding cake on record weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.

And so, the bride was fuming mad at the groom.

The ‘fairy tale’ wedding thus ended in the first ‘royal argument’ minutes after the reception.