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  • Prince Albert of Monaco’s wedding rocked by claims that bride tried to flee

    06/29/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 79 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | June 29 2011 | Andy Bloxham
    Prince Albert of Monaco has been forced to issue a public statement after claims that his fiancée tried to leave him days before their wedding after learning of his third illegitimate child. The royal family dismissed reports that Charlene Wittstock had tried to flee to South Africa, where she grew up. The claims appear to have originated in the French news magazine L'Express. In an article headlined “Albert-Charlene: Marriage in Peril” and published on its website, the magazine claimed Miss Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer, had been upset to hear a new revelation about her future husband. A lawyer for...
  • Monaco: The Royal wedding that puts Kate's in the shade!

    06/28/2011 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 28 2011 | Catherine Ostler
    Good news for those who have been craving some more Royal Wedding glitter. There’s another one this weekend.  It’s the event many thought would never happen: the marriage of Prince Albert of Monaco, the 53-year-old bachelor head of state of the tiny but rich principality on the Cote D’Azur, and Charlene Wittstock, a South African Olympic swimmer 20 years his junior.  The Grimaldi family has ruled Monaco for more than 800 years, and has featured on the global glamour map ever since Hollywood arrived in the form of the last bride to marry into the family, Prince Albert’s mother Grace...
  • Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock prepare for wedding

    06/26/2011 2:44:31 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 51 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ |  June 26 2011 | Angelique Chrisafis
    He is the prince who never grew up – a one-time playboy and son of the Hollywood star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. She is a working-class South African 20 years his junior, a former Olympic swimmer and the daughter of a photocopier salesman. When Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock marry this week in a two-day populist extravaganza in the wealthy Mediterranean enclave, tens of thousands of tourists are expected to flood in to witness the ultimate "prince and commoner" wedding. The American rockers the Eagles will belt out Hotel California in a special gig for...
  • The Quiet Royal Wedding (MONACO)

    06/23/2011 3:34:47 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2011 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    For four years, Charlene Wittstock lived mostly in the shadows, waiting for Prince Albert II of Monaco to propose. With no job, no college degree and no knowledge of French, she was installed by him in a small apartment in the center of the tiny Mediterranean principality, far away from home in South Africa. With no official status, she appeared at the side of the prince when summoned, to smile a lot but to say little. She endured the nastiness of the locals, who gossiped about Prince Albert’s love affairs and predicted that he would never marry her. "snip" But...
  • Princess Beatrice's Wacky Hat Sells for $130,000 on EBay

    05/25/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    iVillage ^ | 05/25/2011 | Hillary Shenfeld
    Remember the laughs -- and gasps -- that greeted Princess Beatrice when she showed up for the royal wedding wearing that, well, unusual hat? Well now the young royal is getting the last laugh. Beatrice, 22, put the blush-colored "fascinator" up for auction on eBay, and it's now been snapped up by an anonymous bidder -- for $130,000! According to People, the princess is donating the cash to two charities: UNICEF and Children in Crisis, the later of which was started by Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson (a.k.a. "Fergie," the Duchess of York) to provide education to children in some of...
  • Caption This: Osama Bin Laden head shot

    05/03/2011 6:35:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    03 MAY 11 | dcbryan1
    Shepard Smith: "Good gawd, look at that!"
  • The West May Not Be Over Yet

    05/02/2011 1:27:51 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2011 | Stella Paul
    On Friday, a million people lined the streets of London for the most intricately choreographed celebration on earth: a British royal wedding. On Sunday, throngs of Americans spontaneously took to the streets to celebrate Osama bin Laden's execution by the U.S. military. In this season of spring's renewal, the sincere fervor of both celebrations gives hope that Western civilization may not be heading for the junkyard just yet. The future belongs to the young, and it was the youth in England and America who swarmed through the streets, passionately embracing the old-fashioned virtues of loyalty, faith and patriotism. What an...
  • Kate's bouquet left at military memorial

    04/30/2011 5:21:03 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 73 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1st May 2011
    KATE'S wedding bouquet was placed on the grave of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey today in line with royal tradition, a palace spokeswoman said. The new Duchess of Cambridge asked for her green and white bouquet to be left on the tomb, which holds the remains of a soldier who died in World War I but has come to symbolise all of Britain's war dead.
  • Royal Wedding: Archbishop Backs William and Kate's Decision to Live Together Before Marriage

    04/30/2011 2:38:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 345 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/29/11 | Tim Ross, Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Gordon Rayner
    The Archbishop of York has given his backing to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage.The Archbishop of York backed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage, saying that many modern couples want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”. Dr John Sentamu argued that the royal couple’s public commitment to live their lives together today would be more important than their past. But Anglican traditionalists criticised the Archbishop, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, for failing to reinforce Christian teaching which prohibits sex outside marriage....
  • Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega: Royal wedding 'stained with Libya's blood'

    04/30/2011 4:10:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2011 | unattributed
    Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua, has attacked the British monarchy and said he was offended by William and Kate's gala marriage ceremony. Left-winger Mr Ortega said the hands of the monarchy "are stained with blood because they are celebrating while Libya is being bombed, while blood is being spilled in Libya". Nicaragua's leader made the comments in a speech to thousands of supporters hours after the lavish royal wedding that was watched by an estimated two billion people around the world. The governments of Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia are staunch allies of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and have...
  • Caption this Kid

    04/30/2011 6:13:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Aceshowbiz ^ | 04/29/11
    The one in the lower left with a grouchy face
  • Royal Wedding - Why it Matters

    04/29/2011 8:46:39 PM PDT · by JKeats · 31 replies
    self | 4/28/2011 | Keats
    Royal Wedding - why it matters Regardless of how much people hate monarchy's and royalty and "subjects" - these are the things that maintain national pride and a continuity of sovereign identification.
  • Iowahawk: London Wedding Unites Chav, Ned Monarchies

    04/29/2011 7:39:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Iowahawk | April 29, 2011 | David Burge
    LONDON - Thousands of celebrating Britons gathered outside Peckham Council House Abbey to toss rice and empty vodka bottles this afternoon, following the gala royal wedding of HRH Tiffany Skinner, Chavesse of Alcester, and Wayne MacDuffie, Grand Ned of Glasgow. Continued
  • The Royal Wedding: A Spiritual Perspective

    04/29/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    April 29, 2011 | CondoleezzaProtege
    I am from the west coast, and didn't even know the prince's wedding was approaching, but a friend struck my interest in the Royal Wedding and I am glad to say I stayed up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding on live stream. I was so impressed and inspired by the whole thing and believed the entire event was of the LORD, most especially the timing: amidst the backdrop of tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes, war, financial chaos, etc…The juxtaposition of all the events was really something and just makes me realize how there is truly a move...
  • Prince William's choice of uniform is a tribute to those serving in Afghanistan

    04/29/2011 2:31:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Con Coughlin
    Prince William’s decision to wear the red tunic of the Irish Guards on his wedding day has reportedly disappointed some of his Royal Air Force colleagues. Only the helicopter wings above his left breast will denote his role his role as an officer in the RAF. But his choice will provide an immense boost for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, which is currently on operational deployment in Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the Queen prepares for her visit to Ireland, it is also a smart diplomatic move.
  • Western culture celebrated today at the royal wedding

    04/29/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies · 1+ views
    April 30, 2011 | Vanity
    Instead of spending another day immersed in Middle Eastern names, culture, religion, death and destruction, the world was treated to western culture, etiquette and a Christian gathering in the House of the Lord, to celebrate the marriage of a man and a woman who love one another. It was a beautiful ceremony, in a beautiful setting. It was uplifting. It was a happy, joyous day. I wish the newlyweds a loving and productive life. Queen Elizabeth can take a bow now that the British royal family will be in good hands after she's gone.
  • Last name?

    04/29/2011 1:36:27 PM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 77 replies
    Quick vanity question: I know that royals do not technically have last names but descendants of George VI not in the royal line go by Windsor, descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, by the name Montbatten-Windsor. However William, Harry, Beatrice, and Eugenie have all elected to use their House names, Wales and York respectively. Now however, William is head of his own house, that of Cambridge. So how did William sign the wedding register? William Wales, Windsor, Montbatten-Windsor, or Cambridge? It would be interesting to see if he changes the name on his flight suit to Cambridge.
  • CAPTION: Wedding Phots

    04/29/2011 12:09:01 PM PDT · by workerbee · 221 replies
    Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip Fathers of the newlyweds Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice Sir Elton John and husband/wifeAt the altar Guests
  • ROYAL WEDDING TIMETABLE (with historic details from print edition)

    04/28/2011 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 1,170 replies · 2+ views
    EXCERPTED FROM NY POST PRINT EDITION 4:00 AM Live media feed begins. 5:10 AM Wills and and best man Prince Harry first to leave Clarence House for Abbey. Charles and Camilla leave. Clarence House is Charles, Camilla, sons' home. Built 1825-27 for William IV. William and Kate's London home after marriage. 5:40 AM Queen and Prince leave Buckingham Palace---built in 1702 by request of Duke of Buckingham. Queen Victoria was first sovereign resident in 1837. Ballroom---site of the reception---is 120' long 5:51 AM Kate and dad leave Goring Hotel in 1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV---auto attacked with Charles and Camilla...
  • A day after the outcry, William Hague bars Syria's envoy from Royal Wedding

    04/28/2011 6:51:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2011 | James Chapman
    The Syrian ambassador's invitation to the royal wedding was withdrawn at the 11th hour yesterday amid continuing controversy over the guest list. Foreign Secretary William Hague told Sami Khiyami that his presence at Westminster Abbey -- which had been branded 'bordering on grotesque' by Labour MPs -- was no longer acceptable. The Foreign Office held emergency talks with Buckingham Palace after the Daily Mail revealed that the red carpet was being rolled out for Dr Khiyami, whose government is said to have killed 400 peaceful protesters in recent weeks. The withdrawal of his invitation was widely welcomed in Westminster, but...