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  • Royal wedding: Five traditions of royal nuptials

    Royal wedding: Five traditions of royal nuptials

    After years of speculation about when they would wed, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement on Tuesday. The announcement seems to have thrilled Britons, both the public and the press. The wedding and the buzz leading up to it are likely to provide a bit of cheer for a nation – though some people are sure to grouse about the cost of what is sure to be a lavish affair at a time of sobering austerity cuts. Below are some of the royal wedding and marriage traditions that we will surely hear more about in coming months.

  • In Pictures Prince William engaged

    Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton pose for a photograph in St. James's Palace in London, England, on November 16. The couple will wed on Friday, April 29, 2011 at London's Westminster Abbey, Prince William's office said on Nov. 23.

  • Royal wedding: Prince William to marry Kate Middleton

    Royal wedding: Prince William to marry Kate Middleton

    Prince William’s marriage next year to his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton, will also bring cheer to Britain amid economic woes – just as his parents’ wedding did in 1981.

  • Queen Elizabeth says 'friend me' on Facebook

    Global News Blog Queen Elizabeth says 'friend me' on Facebook

    The British monarchy is active on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and now Facebook, though it's garnering varied reactions. 'Can we have some of our money back please?' one person commented.

  • In Pictures Current women heads of state

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (l) welcomes the President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (r) at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

  • India kicks off Commonwealth Games (Beijing Olympics these are not)

    India kicks off Commonwealth Games (Beijing Olympics these are not)

    After weeks of concern over the safety and cleanliness of athletes' quarters, India's Commonwealth Games began Sunday with a colorful opening ceremony featuring Bollywood songs, yoga, and rickshaws.

  • Opinion Budget cuts are cracking the West's defenses

    Facing budget shortfalls, Britain and France must make difficult choices that could reshape how Western allies meet common security challenges.

  • UK austerity budget to trim defense spending

    The Adam Smith Institute Blog UK austerity budget to trim defense spending

    The quest for large savings should focus on the Ministry of Defense's procurement division, whose performance since the 1960s has been dire.

  • Gallery Royal families: Europe's last monarchies

    UNITED KINGDOM AND 15 COMMONWEALTHS: Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, when her father died. She has four children and eight grandchildren. The heir apparent is her son Charles, Prince of Wales. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are seen at the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster in London on May 25.

  • Prince Harry throws out first pitch at New York Mets game

    Prince Harry throws out first pitch at New York Mets game

    Prince Harry fired an unrecognizable pitch (but a pitch) to begin the Mets - Twins game on Saturday.

 
 
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