Royal Wedding Diary

from Photographers' Blog:

Flip, flip, hooray!

March 8, 2011

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.

from Fan Fare:

What’s wrong with a royal knees up?

March 3, 2011

BRITAIN-WILLIAM/I'm looking forward to the April 29th wedding of Prince William to his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton as a chance to celebrate some of the good things about Britain.

Male primacy in firing line ahead of royal wedding

March 3, 2011

royals4.jpgWhat happens if Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child is a girl?

That uncomfortable question came to the fore this week when opposition lawmaker Tristram Hunt called on the second-in-line-to-the-throne to modernise the monarchy and do away with laws asserting the primacy of males over females in royal successions.

from The Great Debate UK:

Royal wedding feelgood factor overrides feminist impulses

February 28, 2011

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Sarah Gristwood is one of the authors of The Ring and the Crown: A History of Royal Weddings 1066-2011 (Hutchison) by Alison Weir, Kate Williams, Sarah Gristwood and Tracy Borman. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters will host a follow-the-sun live blog on March 8, 2011, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

from Photographers' Blog:

A date with Kate

February 25, 2011

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!

Press rushes to gush over Kate’s debut

February 25, 2011

Royal reporters fell over themRoyals3.jpgselves to heap praise on queen-to-be Kate Middleton in today’s press, dusting off the superlatives to describe the 29-year-old’s first official appearance alongside Prince William.

Royal “guess” list sets tongues wagging

February 22, 2011

Royals2.jpgFor royal wedding guest list, read guess list.

Palace officials refuse to say exactly who has been invited to the big occasion on April 29, but that has not prevented royal pundits from filling their alloted column inches with creative conjecture, and then another army of commentators pitching in with what they think about those believed to be attending.

from Fan Fare:

May one moan about the royal wedding?

February 17, 2011

Royals1.jpgI may be in Berlin covering the film festival, but I'm keeping half an eye on the press coverage of the royal wedding. Needless to say there is an awful lot of it, and some of the stories appear to be as much fiction as fact, if not more so. The tone is almost entirely positive, with commentators glowing about the young royal couple, her style, his grace, how good it all is for the country, economy, morale, soul -- oh you get the gist.