From Queen Elizabeth I to soon-to-be-Princess Kate Middleton, royal trend-setters have balanced classic elegance with chic modernity, say experts.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited 1,900 people to join them when they tie the knot Friday at Westminster Abbey. Much of the invite list is dictated by tradition and diplomacy, but 1,000 attendees were also invited as "friends and family." Here's a look at some notables on the list, from Grammy-winners to representatives criticized by the international community for violating human rights.
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.
Many British are tired of the pomp, circumstance, and scandal of Britain's royal family, but Prince William and Kate Middleton's understated courtship could restore the royal family's image.
Most Americans aren't enthralled by the royal wedding. Rather than get up at 4 a.m. to watch, they're more likely to be interested in what Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert have to say.
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.
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Irish Guards are inspected on the parade ground by Master Tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else, (r.), at their barracks in Windsor, southern England. The Guards will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, falling every year on the day before Good Friday. While the Roman Catholic Church calls it "Holy Thursday," the Anglican Church uses the name "Maundy Thursday" in accordance with the Old English phrasing of Jesus' commandment that humans should love one another. Here are ways that five European nations celebrate the Christian holiday, starting in Britain with Queen Elizabeth.
Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton and Prince William get a royal parody by The Other Guys, an a cappella group at St. Andrews University. See why their YouTube video has gone viral.