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  • 6 great books about British queens

    6 great books about British queens

    And here you thought your wedding was a bit on the stressful side. At least you're not Kate Middleton, whose every step – especially any misstep – will be broadcast live to the world. It won't get any easier if she ever becomes the consort of the king. On the bright side, she's marrying a handsome and energetic young man. Then again, Henry VIII's first queen did the exact same thing. As for the five that followed her, well, as the old rhyme puts it: "Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived." As she figures out her strategy to keep her position (and her man), "Waity Katie" might be wise to sit back and read these instructive books about Henry VIII's queens. This time around, let's hope only the lessons roll, with everyone's heads staying right where they belong.

  • How Princess Diana changed the way paparazzi pursue Kate Middleton

    How Princess Diana changed the way paparazzi pursue Kate Middleton

    Glenn Gratton, founder of London-based paparazzi agency Matrix pictures, spoke with the Monitor about the industry's sensitivities following the death of Princess Diana amid today's royal wedding.

  • In Pictures Royal wedding day

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wave as they leave Westminster Abbey after the royal wedding in London, on April 29.

  • Prince William: Britain's most popular royal weds Kate Middleton

    Prince William: Britain's most popular royal weds Kate Middleton

    Prince William's marriage today to Catherine Middleton enshrines his popularity among the British people who admire the young royal's affable demeanor.

  • Prince William now wedded to his 'beautiful' Catherine

    Prince William now wedded to his 'beautiful' Catherine

    Prince William emerged from Westminster Abbey with a lace-clad Catherine on his arm to cheers from thousands of fans lining the route to Buckingham Palace.

  • Despite Colonial Past, Kenyans Swept Up in Royal Wedding

    Africa Monitor Despite Colonial Past, Kenyans Swept Up in Royal Wedding

    Kenyans fought hard to get their freedom from the British empire. But when the Royal Wedding played on TV today, an estimated one in four Kenyans were following the wedding, on TV or radio.

  • Prince William and Catherine vow 'to love and to cherish'

    Prince William and Catherine vow 'to love and to cherish'

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton – the first commoner to marry an heir to the throne in hundreds of years – will now become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Royal wedding: Women see romance, men see history. Both like the story.

    Royal wedding: Women see romance, men see history. Both like the story.

    Royal wedding pageantry around William and Kate's big day is here, and men and women are focusing on different aspects. But the appeal of the basic story line means both will be watching.

  • In Pictures Royal wedding preparations

    The Band of the Royal Marines rehearses for the forthcoming Royal Wedding, at HMS Collingwood, a shore-based establishment in Fareham, England, on April 26. A total of 120 naval staff have been rehearsing during the Easter period at the HMS Collingwood training facility, which features the largest parade ground in Europe.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/28

    Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.