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  • Toast Royally: It's easy to create a regal wedding. Just pop some Dom...

    Toast Royally: It's easy to create a regal wedding. Just pop some Dom...
    Yes, the once-in-a-generation real-deal Royal Wedding is exciting, but let’s be honest, all weddings are regal in their own special way. That said, it’s simple to add an authentic Royal Wedding touch to your own celebration. Just pop some...
  • Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise

    Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise
    When Prince William famously ordered a groom’s cake for his wedding reception this past April, he opted for something lavishly sweet: a dense chocolate biscuit cake that the Queen was said to have on offer when William visited during breaks from his...
  • Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin

    Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin
    If it’s a nail-biting decision for mere mortal brides, then it’s one of monumental importance for Kate Middleton, the bride of the 21st century: What, oh what, will the fresh-faced, stylish Brit wear for her nuptials this April to the future...
  • Classic Cinches

    Classic Cinches
    Brides may now be off the hook for a pre-wedding diet. Dresses with corset bodices are popping up on red carpet-worthy gowns, slimming celebrity silhouettes, and gaining popularity with the bridal market. Catherine Zeta Jones wore a forest green textured...
  • Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'

    Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'
    Katherine Parr Complete Works and Correspondence Edited by Janel Mueller University of Chicago Press: 648 pp., $65 One of the difficulties of studying Tudor and medieval women is the silence they have left. Medieval people did not write nearly as much...
  • Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali

    Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali
    Untold Story A Novel Monica Ali Scribner: 259 pp., $25 Fairy tales are the Euclidian geometry of fiction. Reading them — and having them read to us — are the moments when we first divide reality. We teach our imagination to leap, hit the...
  • Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey

    Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey
    The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey. I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
  • Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor

    Lego royal wedding: 'Prince William' and 'Kate Middleton' exchange vows at Legoland Windsor
    A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which  scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor. Photos: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego...
  • A right royal cake

    A right royal cake
    At this point, the bridal gown is top-secret, the menus and the wine lists are still hush-hush, yet everyone knows Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29 will feature two cakes and exactly what they'll be made of. Got to hand it to them...
  • Royal wedding doughnut debuts

    Royal wedding doughnut debuts
    Forget the two wedding cakes, Prince William and Kate Middleton. You know you've really arrived on the world stage when Dunkin' Donuts introduces a "Royal Wedding Donut" in honor of your nuptials. Said doughnut is described by Massachussetts-based...
  • Maryland's most royal sites

    Maryland's most royal sites
    When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the United States as part of their forthcoming North American tour, no doubt their host city of Los Angeles will provide plenty of pomp and circumstance. Yet Marylanders could show Will and Kate a jolly good...