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.

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 The Great Debate:

Why the royal wedding is not so royal

By Guest Contributor
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 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.