Nicky Hilton is making wedding plans… with Kate Middleton’s help


Wedding preparation is in full swing for socialite Nicky Hilton, but there's one person we definitely didn't anticipate being involved.

After getting engaged to her boyfriend, banking heir James Rothschild, last summer, Nicky has been making plans for her big day, and it seems she's sparing no expense.

Given that James is part of one of the world's richest families – recent estimates place the Rothschilds' worth at a whopping $620 trillion – and that the Hiltons aren't exactly stuck for money themselves, we knew from the beginning that this was going to be one lavish event.

Today, the venue for the HIlton-Rothschild wedding was finally revealed, and it involves one other notable family… the Royals.

Nicky and James have reportedly secured Kensington Palace, one of two official homes of Kate Middleton and Prince William, as the location for their big day. The couple will celebrate their wedding in The Orangery, located within the palace gardens.

The Orangery was originally built in 1704 to house Queen Anne's orange trees and nowadays is described as one of the "most elegant" dining venues in London. With a beautiful terrace overlooking the rest of the gardens, as well as an exquisite dining room, the venue can hold up to 300 people.

Kate and William's apartment, located within the Palace itself, is a sprawling four floor residence that underwent a €1.3 million restoration back in 2013.

Nicky and James won't be the first to tie the knot on the ground's of Kate and William's home though, as The Orangery has always been a popular wedding venue.

Unfortunately for Nicky, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge won't be there to help celebrate her big day, as they have been residing at Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate since the birth of Princess Charlotte at the start of May.

Paris' sister had her bridal shower last week, a typically glam event at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.

The Disney-themed party celebrated Nicky and James "Love Story" and was co-hosted by Nicky's mum Kathy and her friend Brenda Richie, mother of Nicole Richie.


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If that's the bridal shower, we cannot WAIT to see the wedding…