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CAMILLA & PRINCE CHARLES

The shield on the Royal Coat of Arms dates back to 1837.

CAROLE & MICHAEL MIDDLETON

The Middleton family crest, created in April 2011.

OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS

HIGHGROVE HOUSE

Charles's country estate on 347 acres in Gloucestershire holds childhood memories for Will, who grew up here before his parents split.

MIDDLETON MANOR

Kate's parents' Georgian in Bucklebury has seven bedrooms, tennis courts and a swimming pool—with 18 acres to explore.

AUGUST ANCESTORS

LEANING IN

Queen Elizabeth I (ca. 1592 portrait) ascended to the throne at 25 and ruled England for 44 years. Despite many offers of marriage, she never wed, earning the nickname the "Virgin Queen."

SELF-MADE MOGUL

Frank Lupton, a Leeds mill owner and Kate's paternal great-great-great grandfather, made a fortune in the wool business and left an estate when he died in 1884, which would be worth millions today.

GARDENING GRAMPS

A PRINCE'S PASSION

A vocal advocate of organic farming, Charles broke ground on a U.K. hospital garden on June 21.

DIY DUTY

Days after walking Kate down the aisle, Michael Middleton mowed the lawn in Bucklebury in May 2011.

FAMILY BUSINESS

PINKIES UP

The coronation teacup and saucer sells for $84 from Highgrove Shop (highgroveshop.com).

CHEERS!

Paper cup from Party Pieces (partypieces.co.uk), $4.59 for a 12-set.

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