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Apr 11, 2011

Last pre-wedding engagement for William and Kate

DARWEN, England (Reuters) – A large crowd of well-wishers braved a downpour in Lancashire on Monday to cheer Prince William and Kate Middleton as they took part in their final official engagement before their wedding.

The trip was expected to be one of the last occasions that William, second in line to the throne, and Middleton were seen in public before April 29th when they marry at Westminster Abbey.

Apr 1, 2011
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Bring your Granny to work day


With a month to go before the big day the British media is revving up its engine and increasing the output of wedding related stories. The head chef and household staff at Buckingham house have been filmed preparing food and readying carriages and companies making souvenirs ranging from plates and mugs to beer and sweets have been splashed across the evening news and morning papers.

In a recent interview given by the Prince he admitted to feeling a bit nervous ahead of the big day and even suffered from a mild bout of ‘knee-knocking’ at a recent wedding rehearsal.

Apr 1, 2011

Knocking knees betray William’s pre-wedding nerves

RAF VALLEY, Wales (Reuters) – Prince William has admitted to feeling nervous and daunted as he looks forward to his wedding to Kate Middleton in four weeks’ time.

However, William, son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, said he had managed to “outfox the media” and have a stag party away from the prying eyes of the press.

Mar 8, 2011
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Flip, flip, hooray!


Prince William and Kate Middleton completed the final leg of their pre-wedding warm up tour of the United Kingdom by flying into Northern Ireland and carrying out a day of engagements in and around Belfast.

Earlier visits to England, Wales and Scotland by the couple meant a trip across the Irish Sea was inevitable before the big day, but the region’s troubled past and heightened security level meant the royal whistle stop tour was unveiled to the press with much less notice than the earlier visits.

Feb 25, 2011
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A date with Kate


It’s the wedding of the year, well unless you believe all the hype in which case its the wedding of the decade, if not the millennium!

Whatever you believe, the rapidly approaching marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton is going to be huge. The global interest in the British royal family, and the two young princes in particular, is massive, although not quite at the dizzying heights of Diana and Fergie in the 80′s yet. But I’d be willing to wager it will be a close run thing by the end of the year, especially if yesterday was any indication.

Sep 23, 2010
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Yes, my job really is this glamorous


When people ask me what I do for a living, or they hear tales from my wife about me being away at the Olympics or shooting football or golf or a Papal visit somewhere, the usual response is to tell me how glamorous my job is, rubbing shoulders with all these famous sporting and political icons and how lucky I am to get to attend all these events and call it work!

Granted, I am incredibly lucky to have an office that regularly includes Premier League football grounds and other major sporting events, but glamorous……not a word I would often use, and last night was a perfect case in point.

Apr 19, 2010
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An act of God


I’d been looking forward to it for weeks, the flights were booked, passes applied for and I’d even had my suit dry cleaned especially. One of the reasons I became a press photographer and a big factor in why you aspire to work for Reuters is to shoot major figures and stories, both in the world of news and sport, around the globe. Despite ticking off various world leaders, sporting greats, world cups and Olympics, I’d never photographed a Pope.

Pope Benedict XVI nods off during a mass at the Granaries in Floriana April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Oct 10, 2009

UK police arrest 48 as far right, opponents clash

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Police arrested 48 men during skirmishes between a far-right group and opponents in the northern English city of Manchester on Saturday.

Supporters of the English Defense League, a new group which stages street protests against what it terms “radical Islam,” clashed with anti-racism campaigners from Unite Against Fascism.