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UK in Tizzy Over Homeless People and the Royal Wedding

Borough council leader Simon Dudley wants to 'clean up' Windsor's streets

(Newser) - A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor. The wedding will be held at Windsor Castle, the town's most famous landmark and a favored... More »

Prince Harry's Thorny Wedding Issue: Obama?

'Sun' reports government is worried about the implications of an Obama invite

(Newser) - Barack Obama and Prince Harry are chummy , and that could prove problematic. The UK's Sun tabloid claims the prince "has made it clear" the Obamas will be on the invite list for his and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, and that's allegedly causing some hand-wringing among... More »

Harry, Meghan Release Their Engagement Pictures

2 official portraits taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski

(Newser) - Alexi Lubomirski is accustomed to photographing celebrities, but he had a shoot this week that was more high profile than usual: the engagement portraits for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which USA Today has deemed "exquisite." People reports that Lubomirski captured the pair earlier this week at Windsor... More »

Harry and Meghan Set an Odd Wedding Date

It's May 19, 2018, a Saturday—but royal weddings are usually held on weekdays

(Newser) - Prepare for an onslaught of media buzz each time a bit of minutiae about the upcoming Meghan Markle-Prince Harry wedding emerges. Friday's relevant detail: their actual wedding date. It had previously been noted the ceremony would take place sometime next spring, but now an actual date has been announced,... More »

Megan Markle Will Be Baptized Before Wedding

She and Harry will wed in May

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday. Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's main residences. The 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey,... More »

Here's How Prince Harry Proposed

An attempted roast chicken was involved

(Newser) - First came the announcement , then the photographs , now the interview. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday spoke with the BBC's Mishal Husain about how they met, how he proposed, and what's in store. The two were set up on a blind date by an unnamed mutal female... More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Show Off Their Love, the Ring

They pose for photographers following the engagement announcement

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his future wife Meghan Markle made a brief appearance before photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace hours after their engagement was announced . Harry, wearing a blue suit and tie, said he was "thrilled" and said details about his proposal will come out later, reports... More »

Britain's Next Royal Wedding Will Have an American Bride

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will marry next spring

(Newser) - Britain's next big royal wedding will involve an American bride. Royal officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is now engaged to American actress Meghan Markle and they will marry next spring, NBC News reports. A statement from Kensington Palace did not disclose the wedding venue, though it said more... More »

Charles and Diana's Wedding Video Now Clearer Than Ever

AP puts up restored footage of royal nuptials on YouTube

(Newser) - It was the wedding that captivated the world. Lady Diana Spencer said "I will" to Britain's Prince Charles, becoming Princess of Wales and bringing fresh youth and glamour to Britain's royal family. Now, 36 years later, the AP has restored original footage from the July 29, 1981,... More »

Princess Mako of Japan to Wed ... and Become a Commoner

The 25-year-old will marry former classmate Kei Komuro

(Newser) - Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan's emperor, is getting married to an ocean lover who can ski, play the violin, and cook. The news comes via public broadcaster NHK TV and has been confirmed by the Imperial Household Agency, reports the Japan Times . Kei Komuro, the man who won... More »

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 »

Inside Prince Albert's 'Glitterati' Guest List

Invites went out to designers, models, athletes

(Newser) - France's richest man, a prince from South Africa, and a James Bond actor are among the glitterati converging on Monaco this week for the much-anticipated nuptials between Prince Albert II and former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. It's the first wedding of a reigning prince in the... More »

Palace Swats 'Ugly' Rumors of Albert's Runaway Bride

Fiancee Charlene Wittstock apparently didn't try to call off wedding

(Newser) - An aide to Prince Albert II has dismissed as "ugly rumors" news reports the sovereign's fiancee, Charlene Wittstock, tried to call off the wedding and return to her native South Africa. Christiane Stahl says the reports, which have appeared in several European publications, are "the very incarnation... More »

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