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  • 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...
  • The diamond takes a back seat

    The diamond takes a back seat
    If you were one of the lucky folks who got engaged over the holidays, chances are you're staring down at a colored stone, and not a traditional diamond. Why the switch? That 18 carat sapphire Prince William planted on Kate Middleton might have something...
  • 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...
  • Princess Diana unlawfully killed

    Princess Diana unlawfully killed
    A coroner's jury ruled Monday that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and paparazzi in 1997. The jury had been told a verdict of unlawful killing would mean they believed the...
  • Princess Cruises newest ship to be named Royal Princess, feature some industry firsts

    Princess Cruises newest ship to be named Royal Princess, feature some industry firsts
    As the heads of the cruise industry meet in Miami this week, details about the newest Princess Cruises ship were revealed including the name. Construction on the Royal Princess has just begun, with the first steel plate cut at the Fincantieri shipyards...
  • Who made Michelle Obama's dresses?

    Changing into an elegant black-and-white Isabel Toledo dress from springy J.Crew pieces Wednesday in London, First Lady Michelle Obama showcased her versatility and officially became one of the fab four of the political fashion world in the modern era&#...
  • Cunard's old-school travel continues tradition on Queen Elizabeth

    Cunard's old-school travel continues tradition on Queen Elizabeth
    I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
  • 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...
  • London readies for its global close-up

    London readies for its global close-up
    If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
  • Summer pudding

    Summer pudding
    Darren McGrady's includes his summer pudding recipe from his book, "Eating Royally." McGrady spent four years working as Princess Diana's personal chef and 11 years cooking for Queen Elizabeth. Summer pudding Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 4...