Americans who watched the royal wedding coverage say they appreciated the elegance and traditions of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.
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.
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.
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's marriage today to Catherine Middleton enshrines his popularity among the British people who admire the young royal's affable demeanor.
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.
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 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 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.
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.