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  • The 1981 Royal Wedding: When we thought fairy tales came true

    The 1981 Royal Wedding: When we thought fairy tales came true
    In 1981, reporter Ellen Warren had a seat high in the rafters at St. Paul's Cathedral to cover the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The cathedral was chosen because it could hold more guests than Westminster Abbey, where Friday's...
  • The majesty of marriage

    The majesty of marriage
    By the time you read this, millions of Americans will have risen this morning at an hour best suited for dairy farming to watch wall-to-wall coverage of the televised wedding of Britain's Kate Middleton and Prince William. The TV networks are certainly...
  • 7 things to know about Pippa Middleton

    7 things to know about Pippa Middleton
    Sure, Kate Middleton—excuse us, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge—looked gorgeous on her wedding day. But her little sister, Pippa, 27, looked every bit as dazzling in her ivory-colored Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress. And c'mon, who would...
  • In fashion, the brand plays on

    In fashion, the brand plays on
    Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
  • Graphic Princess Diana Photograph Causes Controversy

    Graphic Princess Diana Photograph Causes Controversy
    NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A documentary described as an “inquest of the inquest” into Princess Diana’s death is stirring controversy for including a graphic paparazzi photo of the princess that, for the first time, will be shown to the public....
  • 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction

    'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction
    For sale: custom vintage auto with Hollywood pedigree. Three-liter V-6 engine, polished aluminum hood, serpent horn, wings. Has history of issues with exhaust system. Sure, you could drop $2.6 million on a Bugatti Veyron to cruise the Sunset Strip, but...
  • Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit

    Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit
    Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
  • Obama in London: This time, the president opts for a more traditional gift for the queen

    On his first visit to Buckingham Palace in 2009, President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Given a second chance Tuesday, his gift for the British monarch was decidedly more traditional. According to the White House, Obama gave the queen a...
  • Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties

    Obama in London: At state dinner, president and queen toast nations' enduring ties
    President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II toasted the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, a bond strengthened at times of peril for each of the transatlantic allies. In remarks at the start of a gala state...
  • Wednesday morning talkers: Baby ligers raised by dog

    On¬†weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National¬† • Source: DOJ seeks indictment...
  • 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...