On this day…in 1997

On this day in 1997, an estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe tune in to television broadcasts of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris the week before. During her 15-year marriage to Prince Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II … [Read the full story]

Wotchit Wills, Prince Harry’s got his eyes on your missus

Kate Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey today where she was cheered by crowds of wellwishers just 24 hours before she marries Prince William. She was joined by best man Prince Harry, as well as the bridesmaids and pageboys and members of her family for one final rehearsal of the big day which will be watched … [Read the full story]

Princess Diana will be honoured at Wills and Catherines wedding with ‘Guide me, O thou great Redeemer’

The final hymn at Princess Diana’s funeral is to be the first one sung at tomorrow’s wedding ceremony, it has been revealed. ‘Guide me, O thou great Redeemer’ was also played at a memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. The official programme for the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton … [Read the full story]

Kate and the Prince want charity donations for wedding gifts

Most happy couples get ten toasters, bed linen or, at best, a washing machine. Royalty usually go one better, with a racehorse topping the Queen and Prince Philip’s gift list, while Prince Charles and Diana received a £1 million gem-encrusted gold model of an Arab boat. However, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who want to … [Read the full story]

Prince William to “join giblets” with Kate Middleton

Things would have been quite different in proposing marriage hundreds of years ago. According to the relaunched online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, we’re told that had Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton 300 years ago he might have asked to “join giblets” with her, or even suggested that they “buckle”. Not really on … [Read the full story]