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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Procession, Balcony Appearance & Breakfast

  April 30, 2011 at 10:29 am by

After they were married, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted the crowds in front of Westminster Abbey before climbing aboard a state landau which was to take them to Buckingham Palace for their wedding breakfast. Processing through Whitehall, past Downing Street and the Cenotaph, Horse Guards Parade and then finally on to The Mall, the couple were cheered at every corner by a million-people strong crowd. Once again, the … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Bridal Party & Ceremony

  April 30, 2011 at 10:26 am by

Miss Catherine Middleton exited the Goring Hotel with her father, Michael Middleton, at 10:52 in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI belonging to the royal family. Photographers clamoured to get the first image of the royal bride-to-be in her wedding gown. As the bridal vehicle made its way to Westminster Abbey, royal watchers were squinting away to identify the tiara sitting underneath Miss Middleton’s veil – and also get a better … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Guests

  April 30, 2011 at 10:17 am by

The much-talked about wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton began bright and early for Londoners – many camped out on the streets along the procession route for several nights to ensure they got prime positioning. The first public order of business was the announcement of the groom’s new title, a ‘gift’ from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The announcement that Prince William of Wales had been granted a royal … Continue reading

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Prince William Marries Catherine Middleton

  April 29, 2011 at 9:44 am by

Prince William, now the Duke of Cambridge, married Miss Catherine Middleton in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey earlier today. The couple then travelled to Buckingham Palace in a state coach, before a balcony scene saw two newlywed kisses. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now enjoying a wedding breakfast the the Palace with over 600 of their guests. A longer, more detailed recap of the wedding will be posted … Continue reading

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Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge. This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of … Continue reading

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T-Minus Four Hours – Royal Wedding Today in London

  April 29, 2011 at 2:37 am by

The royal wedding is almost upon us – the time in London is currently just after 07:30. The streets are buzzing, the reporters are hatted, the photographers clicking away. And the bride and groom? No doubt, getting some last minute relaxation before they become husband and wife in front of a global audience of two billion. In celebration of the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II last night hosted a dinner for … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Charles and Diana

  April 28, 2011 at 6:00 am by

How apt that the final wedding in our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series (parts one through six of the series looked at the marriages of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth, Edward VIII and Wallis, Elizabeth II and Philip and Margaret and Antony) is the 1981 marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer – the parents of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Margaret and Antony

  April 27, 2011 at 6:00 am by

In the second-last instalment of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’, we present to our readers the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret and Mr Antony Armstrong-Jones. The previous instalments looked at the marriages of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth, Edward VIII and Wallis and Elizabeth II and Philip. Princess Margaret Rose, the younger ‘party-girl’ daughter of King George VI and Queen … Continue reading

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Family Gathers for Little Savannah’s Christening

  April 26, 2011 at 6:09 am by

While all the media is focused on Friday’s upcoming wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, another milestone event in the British Royal Family was held over the weekend. The christening of Queen Elizabeth’s first great-grandchild, Savannah Phillips, took place on Saturday April 23rd. Peter and Autumn Phillips welcomed their closest family and friends to the Church of the Holy Cross in Avening, Gloucestershire for their four-month-old daughter’s christening. In … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Seating Chart Revealed

  April 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

The seating plans for Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey were revealed on April 23rd. A selected guest list was also revealed. There are eight main sections where the 1,900 guests will be seated for the wedding ceremony. The British Royal Family and the Middletons will have prime viewing seats, naturally, in the South and North Lanterns respectively. Sitting next to the Middletons on the … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the British Royal Wedding

  April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The wedding between Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29th can be watched live online at the following links: Link to TheRoyalChannel YouTube site OR Link to BBC ‘Royal Wedding’ site OR Link to ITN’s Facebook site Coverage is set to begin online at around 08:00 London time, 10:00 on YouTube. Due to the large global interest in this event, many television networks will be … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George VI and Elizabeth

  April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Here is the third instalment of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ – focusing on the wedding of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The first two instalments looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, and George V and Mary. Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth had known each other since they were children; Albert, known within the family as “Bertie”, was … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George V and Mary

  April 23, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Following our first instalment of ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Edward VII and Alexandra – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our readers with the second instalment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince George, the Duke of York and Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria May of Teck. On July 6th, 1893, the wedding of Prince George of Wales and Princess May of Teck took place … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VII and Alexandra

  April 22, 2011 at 6:00 am by

As part of The Royal Forums’ lead up to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th, the TRF Blog will be taking a journey through time, giving our readers a look at past British royal weddings. We begin in 1863, when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales married Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The couple first met in 1861, … Continue reading

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Kate Shops for Honeymoon While Dress Speculation Continues

  April 22, 2011 at 2:52 am by

While the destination of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s honeymoon is still unknown, we know for sure that Catherine has been shopping for the trip. Catherine has been spotted with two protection officers browsing and picking up a few items from different stores on King’s Road in Chelsea, central London. Stores on her shopping list included Whistles, Warehouse and Banana Republic. Miss Middleton picked up a few summer dresses, tops … Continue reading

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7 Days To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 22, 2011 at 1:45 am by

We’re in the home stretch! The royal wedding of the decade is only seven days away, and you would be hard-pressed to find a news outlet which doesn’t have a report or two about next Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This week, the official photographer for the wedding was revealed. Hugo Burnand, who was the official photographer for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Spoof Goes Viral

  April 20, 2011 at 9:22 am by

T-Mobile sure did a right royal job with their most recent advertisement. Tapping into the current royal wedding craze, the company produced a spoof of the upcoming April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey to use as a marketing tool. Featuring an arm-raising Archbishop of Canterbury, 70s-style Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dancers and an incredibly good Duchess of Cornwall look-a-like, the video begins with the … Continue reading

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Watch William & Kate’s Wedding Live on YouTube

  April 20, 2011 at 8:06 am by

The British Royal Court’s YouTube channel, “The Royal Channel”, will broadcast the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, live. The live stream includes the Bridal Couple’s journey to and from Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Service, the balcony appearance and the fly past. According to the press release at the official wedding website: “The feed will be taken from the BBC without a … Continue reading

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