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Slice of Diana's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.4K

It's 33 years old now

(Newser) - Somewhere out there is what the Independent calls a "passionate group of royal cake collectors." And one member of that group shelled out $1,375 this week for a 33-year-old slice of cake served at Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981. "With best wishes from Their... More »

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 »

In Bhutan, a Lavish Royal Wedding

Thousands of villagers attend extravagant reception

(Newser) - The wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, Bhutan’s fifth Dragon King, was an extravagant affair outside a sacred 17th century monastery fortress, featuring dancers performing traditional routines, singers chanting celebratory songs, and a procession of monks and flag bearers leading the soon-to-be-queen inside. Even so, there were no... More »

Lagerfeld: Royal Wedding a Sea of 'Fat Legs'

Chanel designer also divulges his love for DSK

(Newser) - Karl Lagerfeld, never one to mince words , was apparently not a fan of the fashion he saw at the royal wedding. It was a mess of “bad proportions,” “ugly hats,” and “short skirts on fat legs,” the Chanel designer said recently, recalling his stint... More »

Royals Celebrate Another Wedding

Zara Phillips, queen's eldest granddaughter, to marry rugby star

(Newser) - Three months after the Royal Wedding, the Windsors are gathering for a royal wedding: Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's oldest granddaughter, today will marry British rugby star Mike Tindall in a quiet ceremony in Edinburgh, reports the BBC . The ceremony marks the first royal wedding in Scotland since the second... More »

Charlene, Albert on Hellish Honeymoon

Prince Albert, Charlene Wittstock don't seem to be having much fun

(Newser) - Not too surprising considering the bride supposedly tried to flee three times , but newlyweds Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock don't appear to be all that blissful on their honeymoon. A fantastically British ABC News correspondent describes Wittstock as appearing to be "sucking on a lemon" in all the... More »

Monaco Princess Tried to Flee Wedding 3 Times

Wittstock spooked by Prince Albert's growing number of out-of-wedlock kids

(Newser) - The bride who didn't look all that excited to wed Monaco's Prince Albert tried to flee the ultra-luxe wedding not one but three times, sources now say. Charlene Wittstock was reportedly stopped by cops just last week at an airport in France, where she was about to head... More »

Prince Albert, Charlene Wed in Monaco

Bachelor prince now has his princess

(Newser) - Another royal wedding, but not a Pippa in sight. Prince Albert II of Monaco wed former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in predictably lavish style. Today's pomp followed a quiet civil ceremony yesterday. Albert, 53, is 20 years older than his South African bride, and the wedding went off despite... 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 »

Beatrice to Auction Awesome Hat on eBay

Proceeds will go to charity

(Newser) - If the Dude's cardigan from Big Lebowski doesn't do it for you, maybe Princess Beatrice's royal hat is more your style. She plans to auction it on eBay for charity, Sarah Ferguson told Oprah yesterday, notes People . No word yet on when it will be appear, but... More »

Wills, Kate Leave for Honeymoon

In the Seychelles, says a tourism spokesperson

(Newser) - They delayed their honeymoon , but not by much: Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are currently experiencing (we assume) newly wedded bliss. Palace officials today confirmed the royal couple left on their post-nuptial vacation, but would not say where, the AP reports. A spokesperson for the Seychelles tourism department confirms,... More »

Is Wills' Irish Title a Political Move?

Royal family may be reasserting control in Northern Ireland: Niall O'Dowd

(Newser) - William wore an Irish Guards uniform; Kate’s wedding dress featured lace shamrocks ; and along with his new status as Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has gained an Irish title: Baron Carrickfergus. Was it all a nod to the Irish, wonders Niall O’Ferguson at IrishCentral , or “something more... More »

Prince William, Kate Delay Honeymoon

He's going back to work after a private weekend

(Newser) - The duke is going back to work next week, so no honeymoon for now. Prince William and Kate Middleton—or the duke and duchess of Cambridge—flew off from London in a helicopter today for a private weekend somewhere in the UK, reports the Daily Mirror . But the couple won'... More »

Why the Monarchy Still Matters

It ties Britain to a powerful past—and could help lead it into the future

(Newser) - On a day like today , even someone with misgivings about the British monarchy has to feel a little pride. The empire is gone; Britain’s global reach has rapidly diminished; but once again, all eyes were on London—perhaps a billion pairs, according to some counts, writes Philip Stephens in... 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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