From Queen Elizabeth I to soon-to-be-Princess Kate Middleton, royal trend-setters have balanced classic elegance with chic modernity, say experts.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles wave from their carriage on their wedding day in London, in this July 29, 1981 file photo.
You're nobody until somebody loves you – even if you're a prince. Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for their engagement photo in 2010.
Some American Anglophiles are swooning over William & Kate with the rest of the world, while others just see a convenient theme for dinner, dancing, or dollar-making.
Many see the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the elegant commoner, as an opportunity for a royal rapprochement with Britain’s middle class.
Android and Apple users will soon be able to download the royal family's first mobile app, which features details of previous royal weddings.
People pull a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 weighing 210 tons during an attempt to break the world record at Hong Kong's Airport. The Civil Aviation Department and the aviation industry will jointly organize an aircraft pull event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of aviation development in Hong Kong.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who recently announced his retirement from the political aspect of his role, was born in 1935. The Dalai Lama said on March 10 that he plans to formally step down as political leader in a widely anticipated move seen as modernizing the Tibetan government-in-exile.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace, Thursday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding may have tinges of the turreted-castle fairy tale. But from romantic to ruthless, more than 40 modern monarchies, including Prince William's family, still influence global realities for better or worse.