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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...
  • Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Katerine Middleton, April 29th, 2011 11am GMT (5am EDT)

    04/28/2011 6:41:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 97 replies · 1+ views
    04.29.11 | Perdogg
    Past Royal Weddings in the United Kingdom Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 26 April 1923 Princes Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, November 20th, 1947 Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, July 31st, 1981
  • Three held before royal wedding: UK police

    04/28/2011 3:42:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | April 29, 2011 | AFP
    Anti-royal anarchist protesters in London thought to have been planning to behead effigies at the royal wedding were arrested on Thursday night, sources said. Police seized a guillotine as they arrested two men - aged 68 and 45 - and a 68-year-old woman thought to have been plotting disruption on the big day. It is understood one of the men arrested is Chris Knight, 68, head of the anti-royal anarchist group The Government of the Dead.
  • Cohabitation: A Royal Mistake

    04/28/2011 3:38:12 PM PDT · by Shannon503 · 63 replies ^ | April 28, 2011 | Jenn Giroux
    Did you ever notice that there is a different tone and feel to a wedding and the celebration that follows when a couple has been living together prior to taking their vows? Something is missing. Oh, it’s not the guests, the music, the cake, or the decorations. There is always plenty of that to go around. But something is lacking. I will go so far as to say that there is a special look that is absent in the way a co-habitating bride and groom even look at each other. There is no anticipation and no excitement of a new...
  • Royal wedding to feature composer Paul Mealor

    04/28/2011 2:11:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    cbc ^ | Last Updated: Apr 28, 2011 1:36 PM ET
    Paul Mealor is approaching a life-changing moment: the music he composed for the royal wedding will soar to the arched ceiling of Westminster Abbey on Friday, heard by hundreds of millions around the world. Mealor's composition of Ubi Caritas (Wherever charity and love are to be found, God is there) will be sung by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty's Chapel Royal immediately after the sermon Friday
  • Very 'odd': No Royal invites for Blair, Brown .. or Obama (OBAMA = BANNED IN BRITAIN !!!)

    04/26/2011 10:49:05 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 59 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | Apr 26, 2011 2:55 PM | Zach Roth
    Didn't get an invitation to Friday's big event? Well, don't feel too bad--you're in pretty good company. In a snub that's raised some eyebrows in Britain, neither of the country's two most recent former prime ministers received an invite. Also left out are President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. There's no place for either Tony Blair or Gordon Brown among the 1,900-member congregation, even though the other two living former British leaders, Baroness Margaret Thatcher and Sir John Major, were invited. (Thatcher, 85, has declined, citing her health, but Major will be there.) Adding to the awkwardness, when Prince...
  • Middleton: The Woman Who Could Be Queen

    04/27/2011 5:40:29 PM PDT · by Immerito · 21 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 16, 2010 | Theunis Bates
    LONDON (Nov. 16) -- It's the stuff of fairy tales: A charming prince falls in love with a beautiful commoner, and eventually the two marry in a spectacular ceremony. Many girls might dream about such a royal romance, but for Catherine Middleton, the fairy tale may be coming true. When she walks down the aisle to wed Prince William next year, she'll be the first commoner in more than 350 years to marry the second-in-line to the British throne. But while the last one -- Anne Hyde, who wed the future King James II in 1660 -- was the child...
  • Who Will Design Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress? (romantic confection, twinkly vintage lace?)

    04/24/2011 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Rumor has it that Kate Middleton has picked British designer-to-the-stars Phillipa Lepley to create her wedding gown. Romantic flowers, majestic ballgowns and twinkly vintage lace are the way a British magazine described Phillipa Lepley’s 2011 bridal collection. With British bookmakers betting on Lepley, what will the London-based haute couture designer create for Middleton when she marries Prince William? “Kate will want to look drop dead elegant yet not over the top,” a fashion source says. So far, Lepley have made no comment, but Brits are abuzz over the designer who may create the wedding gown for England’s future princess.
  • British indifference to royal wedding

    04/27/2011 12:29:34 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 24 replies
    PressTV ^ | April 27th 011 | Staff
    Britain's royal wedding is receiving widespread indifference in the UK, with estimates showing that one citizen out of five are going away during the wedding period. Figures show, a record number of the British people are leaving the country thanks to a three-day work week created because of the four-day British Easter holiday plus another four-day weekend created by Friday's royal wedding (declared a national holiday) and the annual May Day holiday on Monday. Millions of people are taking the entire period off, with record numbers leaving the country because it is possible to have an 11-day vacation by taking...
  • Very ‘odd’: No Royal invites for Blair, Brown … or Obama (Churchill bust in his empty seat)

    04/26/2011 9:29:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/26/11 | Zach Roth
    Didn't get an invitation to Friday's big event? Well, don't feel too bad -- you're in pretty good company... In a snub that's raised some eyebrows in Britain, neither did the country's two most recent former prime ministers. Also left out in the cold are President Obama and the First Lady. There's no place for either Tony Blair or Gordon Brown among the 1900-member congregation, even though the other two living former British leaders, Baroness Thatcher and Sir John Major, were invited. (Thatcher, 85, has declined, citing her health, but Major will be there.) Adding to the awkwardness, when Princes...
  • In London, the royal wedding haters have had enough

    04/25/2011 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/11 | Monica Hesse
    “But you can’t avoid it,” says Jerzy Weirzbowski, an event planner. “That’s the thing. You go down for breakfast, and you just know it’s going to be there in the paper. William’s face. My [Polish] aunt keeps asking me to send her a plate. She already has a royal plate. How many does she need?” He did not mind it at first. The general consensus is that, except for the ardent anti-royalists, nobody really minds Prince William or the concept of his nuptials. At first, wedding news was even a nice break from Libya or Egypt. Then the wedding ate...
  • The Royal Wedding could cost UK economy $50 billion

    04/23/2011 8:28:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/23/2011 | Mark Phillips
    Except for the crowds and the gowns and the jewelry - on a certain level royal weddings over the years have been like many others. But royal weddings are different in one special way, as CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports: They all claim to be good business, so we're told. Jacqueline French, of London and Partners Tourism Promoters, says, "There's a here's a huge opportunity in London that comes from hosting such an event as the royal wedding. In fact if we have the same number of visitors who came to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981,...
  • Royal Wedding: Beware the In-Laws. Does Kate Middleton really want to marry into this family?

    04/20/2011 8:18:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/20/2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    A hereditary monarch, observed Thomas Paine, is as absurd a proposition as a hereditary doctor or mathematician. But try pointing this out when everybody is seemingly moist with excitement about the cake plans and gown schemes of the constitutional absurdity's designated mother-to-be. You don't seem to be uttering common sense. You sound like a Scrooge. I suppose this must be the monarchical "magic" of which we hear so much: By some mystic alchemy, the breeding imperatives for a dynasty become the stuff of romance, even "fairy tale." The usually contemptuous words fairy tale were certainly coldly accurate about the romance...
  • Royal wedding: Muslim group applies for permission to protest outside Westminster Abbey

    04/19/2011 8:56:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/19/2011
    Muslims Against Crusades has applied for permission to protest outside Westminster Abbey on the day of the royal wedding, Scotland Yard said. Muslim fanatics have warned they may burn Union Jack flags on the day of the Royal Wedding The force said it had rejected the application by Muslims Against Crusades to stage the demonstration outside the historic venue on April 29. But officers said they were in "on-going discussions" about whether demonstrations at other nearby locations would be blocked. Police have powers to ban any major protests along the main route that Prince William and his bride-to-be will take....
  • Why the Obsession with the British Monarchy?

    04/18/2011 3:14:00 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 42 replies
    Conclub ^ | 04-18-11 | The Rat
    A WALT DISNEY FAIRY TALE IN A NON-FAIRY TALE WORLD - The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is nearly upon us. Cable news channels are ramping up for 24×7 coverage. Brits of all shapes and sizes are busting at the seams, and people around the world who yearn for the days of Princess Diana are coming out of the woodwork like crazy. Why? Think about it: On April 29, millions upon millions of people the world over will watch the wedding of a woman who is only famous because she is marrying a man who is only...
  • International crisis: Jerry Seinfeld tells British chat show that absurd royal wedding is absurd

    04/16/2011 5:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2011 | Allahpundit
    If you think I’m kidding about the “crisis” part, go look at Google News. There are seven full pages of headlines — and counting — since he chimed in.Alternate headline: “Jerry Seinfeld voices feelings of everybody in America.” The segment, taped in New York, was thrown back to the studio in London, where the show’s hosts were not amused.“How dare he!” chided anchor Christine Bleakley.Prim and proper Adrian Chiles was even more ruffled.“I’ll join in on any of that stuff, if it’s a Brit doing it. But I can’t bear Americans criticizing the Royal family,” he said. “It turns me...
  • Above the Tearline: Royal Wedding Security {Video and Transcript}Security Malefactors

    04/14/2011 6:50:42 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 1 replies
    Stratfor Global Intelligence ^ | 04.13.11 | Scott Stewart
    Vice President of Tactical Intelligence Scott Stewart examines the complex security challenges presented by the British royal wedding. In this week’s “Above the Tearline,” we want to look at the royal wedding that’s going to happen on April 29 in London and discuss the security arrangements and the implications for the wedding. One of the things that happens when you have a high-profile media event is security. Of course, for the royal wedding in London, there are a number of security malefactors that must be guarded against. Some of them are fairly obvious, for example, you have the splinter factions...
  • The Royal Treatment

    04/11/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 11, 2011 | Staff
    Diplomacy: Well, it's out — the invitation list to the biggest U.K. royal wedding in three decades. A Mustique bartender merited an invite, but it seems the Obamas did not. It's pretty obvious the Brits are sending a message. Sure, the royal wedding is a ceremonial affair, and news that the U.S. president and first lady weren't invited to the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 30 won't rupture normal diplomatic relations. Still, it's eyebrow-arching, given that U.S. presidents have always been invited up till now. And the slowly leaking list of people who did get invited...
  • Why weren't the Obamas invited to the Royal Wedding?

    04/01/2011 12:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 102 replies ^ | 4/1/11 | Phil Bronstein
    What do Barack Obama and Muammar Gaddafi have in common? If you guessed that they're both Muslims, go to the front of the Tea Party. Their real commonality is that neither got invited to Prince William's and Kate Middleton's royal wedding. I can understand Ghaddafi's exclusion - probably bad form to have a guy in your party who's killing his own people. Besides, his wardrobe would clash with anything they'd wear. Plus he's pretty busy right now defying NATO and Anderson Cooper and most likely couldn't make it anyway. But what's with the President of the United States? He's in...
  • Hillary Clinton gives royal wedding advice

    03/09/2011 6:07:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | March 9, 2011 | by Michael Holden
    LONDON (Reuters Life!) – Don't get stressed and enjoy your big day is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's advice to Prince William, fiancee Kate Middleton and their families ahead of the royal wedding next month. "My advice is just enjoy it, enjoy it because it's (the) most extraordinary experience to see your daughter marrying someone who loves her, who wants to take care of her and you just want to be part of their happiness." Asked if she would be watching William and Kate tie the knot the April 29 ceremony in London on TV, she said: "Of course,...
  • No invite for the Obamas as the Queen personally asks 40 other heads of state to

    02/21/2011 6:48:19 AM PST · by FTJM · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/20/11 | Staff
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have not been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. The Queen personally invited 40 heads of state, who received the gold-embossed invitations over the weekend to the April 29 wedding of the future king. The Obamas, however, were not among them. But they can take solace in the knowledge that they will be the guests of their very own state visit to the UK in May. There have been suggestions that the state visit – the first for a US President since 2003 – was set up in return for Obama...
  • 1,900 guests invited to Royal wedding celebrations (Obamas not invited)

    02/21/2011 4:38:57 AM PST · by Liz · 64 replies · 1+ views
    UK TELEGRAPH ^ | 2/20/11 | Staff
    Royal wedding invitees include 60 leaders of the Queen's realms in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, and over 200 members of Government and Parliament. But not Pres Barack Obama and his wife........the majority of guests are from the couple's circle of family and friends.....members of the defence services, reps from Prince William's charities. Celebrities like the Beckhams and 30 members of the armed forces are invited.
  • Obamas not invited to UK royal wedding: report

    12/17/2010 11:12:19 AM PST · by FromLori · 62 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/2010
    US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will not be invited to the London wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Britain's the Daily Mail reported Friday. Since Prince William is "neither the sovereign or the heir to the throne," according to a spokesman from St. James' Palace, his April 29 wedding is not classified as a "state occasion" and escapes the more formal trappings of such events -- including the high profile guest list. The royal couple reportedly wants to fill the 2,000 seats of Westminster Abbey with charity workers and citizens deserving of special recognition as opposed...
  • Bishop of Willesden, must resign (Predicts William & Kate marriage lasts only 7 years)

    11/25/2010 10:43:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 8 replies
    Blogspot (hat tip First Things) ^ | 11-21-2010 | Archbishop Cranmer (nom de blog)
    It is reported in The Mail on Sunday that Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, has prophesied that the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will last just seven years. That's precisely what the Established Church needs: generous, humble and optimistic shepherds of the sheep who set their minds on all that is noble, pure, lovely and of good report. He really ought to read what the Bible has to say about soothsaying..... Bishop Pete is a self-confessed republican. Apparently, when news of the Royal engagement was announced, he tweeted: ‘Need to work out what date in the spring or...
  • Sweden celebrates the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria

    06/19/2010 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 87 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 19 Jun 2010 | Olga Craig and Paul O'Mahony in Stockholm
    Sweden hosted the biggest European royal wedding since that of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, when Crown Princess Victoria married commoner Daniel Westling. The marriage, a love match that has weathered the disapproval of the bride's father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, who was initially horrified that his heir was marrying her former fitness trainer, and growing indifference from the Swedish public, who have increasingly questioned the monarchy's modern relevance, took place in Stockholm's Storkyrkan Cathedral late on Saturday afternoon. Determined to mark the day with a majestic ceremony the Swedish Royal Family had invited several crowned heads of Europe...
  • Prince-in-waiting keen to start family

    05/22/2010 12:29:11 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies · 934+ views ^ | 05/22/2010 | AFP/The Local
    Daniel Westling is keen to settle down and have kids with Crown Princess Victoria after the pair wed next month, the future prince said in a joint interview with his fiancée published in Saturday. "In 10 years time, I hope we will have created a family," Westling told the Svenska Dagbladet daily in response to a question on what he hoped his life would look like in a decade. Asked how many small princes and princesses he'd like to raise, Westling answered: "A number, although that is not the kind of thing one can really predetermine." The 36-year-old luxury gym...
  • Prince Jean d'Orleans, Duke of Vendome's Wedding

    05/03/2009 3:05:34 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 79 replies · 5,661+ views ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2009 | staff
    Already pronounced husband and wife in a March 19th ceremony at the town hall in Paris' 7th arrondissement, the union between Prince Jean d'Orleans, Duke of Vendome and Philomena de Toros y Steinhart was blessed during a religious ceremony held on May 2, 2009. Well-wishers standing outside Senlis Cathedral in Senlis, France witnessed a steady stream of royals, including Prince Guillaume and Sybille of Luxembourg, the Duke and Duchess of Wurtemberg, The Infanta Pilar of Spain and Prine Philippe and Mathilde of Belgium, stroll by before the bride stepped upon the blue aisle runner which would lead her to the...
  • Pope beats Charles in TV ratings (in New Zealand)

    04/11/2005 6:55:06 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 15 replies · 1,232+ views
    New Zealand viewers turned out in force to watch the funeral of Pope John Paul II, but enthusiasm for the midnight wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla was more subdued. The Pope’s funeral, broadcast live on TV One on Friday night, was watched by more than 400,000 people, according to AGB Nielsen Media research ratings. TVNZ spokeswoman Michele Camilleri said the ratings were strong, especially among older people. "I think that reflects the historical significance of the event." The timing of the nuptials of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was all wrong for a New Zealand audience. Just...
  • I Can't Get Over 'The Frump' (Cindy Adams)

    04/10/2005 6:18:17 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 55 replies · 1,910+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4.10.05 | 4.10.05
    The wedding. Ask not which wedding. This week played out like a really bad movie. The Brits could have slugged it 'One Wedding and Two Funerals.' May I sugggest a wedding gift to her be a panty girdle? When the woman stands sideways she looks like a set of keys. I've spent hours pondering why this lady bothers me. And I finally figured it out.If she lived in a small American town, we'd consider her trash. She's basically nothing more than a cheater.A married lady who engineered a long time affair with a married man. There are not nice names...
  • Vicar files objection to royal wedding

    04/10/2005 8:45:28 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 26 replies · 493+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/09/2005 | unknown
    AN Anglican cleric filed a last-minute objection today to Britain's royal wedding, maintaining that Prince Charles, divorced from the late Princess Diana, could not remarry while heir to the British throne. Father Paul Williamson, 56, a Church of England vicar at St George's Church in west London, was the first person to arrive at civic offices in Windsor which opened specifically to register protests against the marriage. Authorities ruled that objections could not be heard at the town hall itself – where the marriage will take place – for lack of space. Williamson said his complaint was based mainly on...
  • CAPTION THIS! (Royal Wedding)

    04/10/2005 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Alouette · 121 replies · 3,443+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Apr. 10, 2005
    Sun Apr 10, 3:49 PM ET Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, are followed by Queen Elizabeth II after the blessing ceremony at the St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.(AFP/File/Odd Andersen) Sun Apr 10, 3:49 PM ET Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall leave a blessing at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle after their civil wedding.(AFP/Pool/File/Toby Melville) Sun Apr 10, 2:09 PM ET Britain's princes William(L) and Harry arrive for the civil wedding of their father Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles in Windsor, southern England, April 9, 2005. Prince Charles' wedding...