| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Allison Lackey is about to be treated like royalty.
The Lakeview resident, 24, an avowed lover of Britain's royal family, has been chosen by BBC America to be part of "Royally Mad." The communications manager for JB Training Solutions will join four...
| Mar 17, 2011
His voice was measured, his language formal, his demeanor somber. It was perhaps the clearest sign yet of just how grave Japan's nuclear crisis had become: The emperor spoke.
Akihito, the nation's 77-year-old sovereign, delivered an unprecedented address...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
COSTA MESA — A six-tier wedding cake, created by a Costa Mesa bakery and adorned with 500 hand-crafted edible flowers, will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Access Hollywood."
One could say that the 6-foot sculpted, sugary masterpiece by...
| Mar 27, 2011
London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks.
Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
| Apr 3, 2011
Her Majesty the Queen apparently is a fan of the charming Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada.
Named after Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother and empress of India, Queen Elizabeth II has visited the regal British Columbia landmark six...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| Apr 24, 2011
Even if you can't make it to London for the royal wedding, you can still revel in the wide range of souvenirs commemorating the April 29 event.
It's a given that there are enough commemorative plates, coins, tea pots, tea towels, coasters, champagne...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent.
She and her husband,...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:34 PM
COSTA MESA — On the eve of the wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William, Carrie von Hemert-Eyre will pull off her own event of royal proportions.
Von Hemert Interiors, a 25,000-square-foot Costa Mesa interior design store will host a...
| Apr 17, 2011
Time to buy your souvenir refrigerator magnets and toilet seats — Britain is having a royal wedding. Prince William marries Kate Middleton on April 29. Here are 10 wedding gifts:
1 While actress Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco...
| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...