Royal Wedding Diary

from The Great Debate:

Why the royal wedding is not so royal

April 20, 2011

BRITAIN-WEDDING/DARWEN

By Dan Friedman
The opinions expressed are his own.

July 29, 1981 was a beautiful day for playing soccer. The sun was bright, the sky was blue and, like a schoolboy’s dream, the normally crowded streets were empty, making the whole world a soccer field. The only drawback was that I had to make my own sandwiches for lunch because my mum was otherwise occupied, glued to the television.

from FaithWorld:

Kate Middleton confirmed ahead of royal wedding

April 13, 2011

(Kate Middleton, fiancee of Britain's Prince William, reacts to the crowd during a visit Witton Country Park 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/Alastair Grant/Poo)

(Kate Middleton, fiancee of Britain's Prince William, during a visit Witton Country Park in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011/Alastair Grant)

from Michael Holden:

William and Kate: the sugar-coated movie

April 12, 2011

williamThe film that all royal wedding fans have no doubt been eagerly waiting for is almost here.

from Photographers' Blog:

A Royal prayer to the weather gods

April 11, 2011

Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA), in Darwen, northern England April 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

It can't be very often that I have the same thought as Prince William, or indeed his fiance Kate Middleton. But after today's visit to Darwen in northern England I'm sure there was at least one point, as the rain bounced off the pavement, that we were all thinking the same thing; I hope the weather is better than this on the 29th!

Press faces royal wedding day dilemmas

April 8, 2011

Royals9.jpgMedia companies, particularly from Britain and North America, are pouring a lot of resources into covering the April 29 wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton in London. The amount of money they are spending, and the temptation to decide what their millions of viewers want to see, could cloud editorial judgment on the day should things not go according to plan.

from Photographers' Blog:

Bring your Granny to work day

April 1, 2011

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.

Can cops stop royal wedding trouble?

March 30, 2011

OUKTP-UK-BRITAIN-RIOT-CUNNINGWill Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day be overshadowed by a minority of protesters smashing up central London and attacking police?

from Fan Fare:

Parents cashing in on royal couple?

March 21, 2011

Royals8.jpgThe parents of Prince William and Kate Middleton have not missed the marketing opportunity their children's upcoming royal wedding presents.

Getting a piece of the royals

March 21, 2011

Royals7.jpgEveryone, it seems, wants a piece of the royals. From Kate Middleton’s dress to the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, people are tripping over themselves to get hold of something with an association to the monarchy.

Leaks and blushes for the royal family

March 10, 2011

Royals6.jpgIt was not the ideal week for the royal family as it gears up for the big wedding on April 29.