Royal Wedding Diary

from Photographers' Blog:

The Royal couple say “I will” and I won’t (…be photographed)

May 1, 2011

The dust settles in London as scaffolding, media platforms and gantries are dismantled and the world’s news organizations pack up and leave town. Their job complete with hundreds of news programs run, and countless special supplements and newspaper and magazine fronts globally filled with memorable photographs from the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th.

from Photographers' Blog:

The view from inside the Abbey

May 1, 2011

There were probably more than a billion people who would’ve loved to have been inside Westminster Abbey to see Prince William marry Kate Middleton and to soak up the glamor of what was, for a day, the world’s biggest news story.

from Photographers' Blog:

Completing the Royal puzzle

May 1, 2011

As dawn broke over Westminster Abbey on Friday, myself and the other Reuters photographers were already on our way to our positions for the big day. With no donkey in sight, it already felt like we had done a days work by the time we got there.

I was at the wedding

April 29, 2011

I was at the wedding. It’s only slowly beginning to sink in. I was at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the wedding a million people flocked to central London to see, and millions more across the globe tuned in to watch on television.

from Photographers' Blog:

Final preparations for the big day

April 28, 2011

The guest list was finalized weeks ago and the invitations sent out. For the lucky ones their presence was requested, nobody refused.

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s royal family is an affordable indulgence

April 28, 2011

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

A royally strange engagement

April 28, 2011

I spent Monday shopping for a hat. That might not seem so unusual to some people. After all, it was a public holiday, and plenty of people were indulging in a bit of retail therapy. Plus, it’s been unusually hot in Britain for the past few weeks: so a hat would not be such an odd thing to buy. Only this was not a sun hat. It was a hat for work.

from FaithWorld:

Archbishop of Canterbury praises “unpretentious” Kate and William

April 21, 2011

(Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton watch a demonstration by students, during their visit to the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA), in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011. A large crowd of well-wishers braved a downpour in northern England on Monday to cheer Prince William and Kate Middleton as they took part in their final official engagement before their wedding. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis)

(Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011/Adrian Dennis)

from UK News:

A very modern fairytale – watched by billions and streamed live on the internet

April 21, 2011

In the fairy stories I read my two children, there are a lot of princesses and princes. There are princesses in towers, princesses forced to sleep on piles of mattresses with peas shoved underneath, princesses who sleep for a hundred years, and princesses forced to eat poison apples.