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Wills: Grandma Made Us Rip Up Wedding Guest List

Prince talks about Queen Elizabeth in new interview

(Newser) - When Prince William first started planning his wedding to Kate Middleton, he was handed the original guest list, with 777 names on it—"not one person I knew or Catherine knew," he reveals in an ITV1 documentary about Queen Elizabeth airing next month. He took the list to... More »

Beatrice's Awful Hat Sells for $131K

But let's be honest: Really, it's priceless

(Newser) - The rapture didn't happen Saturday, but humanity might be doomed anyway: That thing, er, "unique sculptural celebratory headpiece," that Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding sold on eBay for nearly $131,000 yesterday. Sadly, the winning bidder currently remains anonymous, E! reports. On the bright side,... More »

Kate and Pippa 'Very Competitive'

But, author says, sister didn't steal the spotlight on royal wedding day

(Newser) - So how does Kate Middleton feel about the amount of attention sister Pippa got at the royal wedding? She was probably surprised by it, author Andrew Morton tells PopEater . “Just as William and Harry are very competitive, Catherine and Pippa are very competitive,” he says. Even so, “... More »

One Week Later, the Glamour Is Gone for Wills, Kate

It's work and grocery shopping for the royal couple

(Newser) - From being watched by billions to ... grocery shopping. It's back to normal, or some semblance of normal, for Prince William and Kate Middleton. One week after their lavish wedding, William is once again working as a helicopter rescue pilot in north Wales, and has participated in two rescue operations... More »

The Royal Wedding in Pictures

The dress! The kiss! The cake!

(Newser) - If you opted not to wake up at 4am to watch Prince William marry the former Kate Middleton, now Duchess Catherine, never fear. Relive the big day in our gallery, which starts off with the photo NPR chose as the best one from the whole extravaganza. Check out the little... More »

British Businesses Grumble About Wedding Day Off

Public holiday predicted to cost economy almost $10B

(Newser) - Guillotine-wielding protesters aren't the only people in Britain not entirely thrilled about today's royal wedding. The British are getting an extra public holiday for the occasion and business owners complain that they're losing revenue at a time when they're trying to recover from recession. The... More »

Newly Hitched Wills, Kate Snog

Couple makes traditional balcony appearance

(Newser) - At long last, newlyweds William and Kate (or, if you like, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ) have appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and engaged in not one, but two public kisses as husband and wife. Big cheer from the throngs below, but the kisses themselves? Pretty... More »

What’s With the Hats?

Maker: They're 'individual pieces of art'

(Newser) - If the press hasn’t been loud enough about the royal wedding, the hats on display are certainly making up for it. So what’s the story behind them? An eight-member team of milliners in southwest England made at least 50 of the hats, including some for the royal family... More »

Wills to Kate: ‘You Look Stunning, Babe’

The royal wedding is off and running

(Newser) - hey're married!
  • Kate Middleton has arrived at Westminster Abbey, looking gorgeous in a long-sleeved, long-trained dress. The BBC notes she's wearing a tiara under her veil, and her hair is down. Her dress was, in fact, designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen; full details of her outfit
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Who’s Who at the Royal Wedding

All the big names are there—but no Kate yet

(Newser) - The guests have streamed in to Westminster Abbey to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton. Who got the biggest cheers from the throngs outside? Prime Minister David Cameron was a hit, as was Elton John—and, of course, Princes William and Harry, who arrived looking dapper in full military regalia.... More »

Men, Women Love Wedding—But Not for Same Reasons

Women love romance, men sense of history, say experts

(Newser) - Men might be from Mars and women from Venus, but they're all drawn to the royal wedding—for different reasons, of course. Female spectators tend to be enthralled by the romantic relationship while men are intrigued by the history of the British knot-tying, say psychologists. “The royal wedding... More »

UK Arrests Anti-Monarchists, Seizes Guillotine

Activists planned to mark royal wedding with mock execution

(Newser) - London police have arrested three people who were planning a very different kind of royal wedding celebration. The trio of anti-monarchy activists—one of whom was dressed as an executioner—had planned to mark today's ceremony with a mock execution of a royal, reports the Guardian . Police seized a... More »

Westminster Abbey Will Block Tweets at Wedding

Royal nuptials will have signal-blocking technology in place

(Newser) - If you happen to be one of the nearly 2,000 invitees to tomorrow's royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, don’t expect to be sending any tweets from Westminster Abbey. To keep guests from spilling intimate details ahead of the nuptials, event organizers will implement a... More »

Good Luck, Kate: Being a Princess Kinda Sucks

But Middleton's no Diana, and that could save her

(Newser) - Regardless of your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for the royal wedding, it's hard not to feel sorry for Kate Middleton. After all, being a princess isn't what it used to be—partially because of Middleton's would-have-been mother-in-law, Princess Diana. "Once the embodiment of beauty and glamor,... More »

Guess Whose Royal Wedding Invite Was Yanked?

Plus: vows and programs and new pictures, oh my!

(Newser) - The big day is nearly upon us, so it's even easier to get your fix of news about tomorrow's royal wedding. Highlights:
  • Some people were a bit miffed to learn that Syrian ambassador Dr. Sami Khiyami was on the guest list, considering how many pro-democracy demonstrators have recently
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Islamists Warn of Royal Wedding Terror Attack

UK foreign policy makes wedding a legitimate target, extremists warn

(Newser) - The royal wedding is a "legitimate target" for terrorists and Muslims should stay out of central London tomorrow, warns a radical Muslim group in Britain. The leader of Muslims Against Crusades—whose application to protest outside the wedding was rejected—says he doesn't have any inside knowledge of... More »

If You Watch the Royal Wedding, You’re a Traitor

We're supposed to hate the monarchy, not worship it: Mark Oppenheimer

(Newser) - America is supposed to be a place where everyone is equal—so why are so many of us glued to coverage of the royal wedding? Have we forgotten, Mark Oppenheimer wonders, that we "fought a bloody war for the privilege to ignore the king of England"? Now, many... More »

Why Wills and Kate Fascinate Us

They're victims of an inescapable fate—but they seem happy anyway

(Newser) - Even to those of us with no plans to sit through the royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton are intriguing. “My friend is not a royal watcher or a tabloid reader. Neither am I,” writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post . Yet both were familiar with Kate’... More »

Royal Wedding: Who Got Snubbed?

It's not just prime ministers that are notably absent from guest list

(Newser) - With just three days left before the royal wedding, the inevitable complaints of guest list snubs are coming to the surface. News came out over the weekend that the last two British prime ministers weren't invited, and now the New York Times notes that some of Princess Diana's... More »

Beyonce, Jay-Z to Rock Royal Reception

Wills, Kate have extended an invitation, says source

(Newser) - The countdown is on: Prince William and Kate Middleton marry on Friday, and performing at their reception will be ... Beyonce and Jay-Z. Wills and Kate are "massive fans," a source tells the Daily Star , and have asked the musical couple to perform Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"... More »

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