U.K. Politics

The Royal Family : Fact Sheet
Should Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa of Bahrain change his mind and accept his invitation to this Friday's Royal Wedding, human rights activists are ready to protest.

Top 5 controversial royal wedding invitees

The inclusion of an African king, a Bahraini prince, and Kate Middleton's bawdy uncle raises eyebrows and even incites protest

The Royal Family : In-depth briefing
Though millions of people around the world are expected to cheer on the happy couple during the royal wedding April 29, much of the British population remains indifferent to the monarchy.

Britain's first family

The world seems enthralled by the royal wedding. But what’s the real state of the British monarchy?

The Royal Family : By the numbers
A U.K. minister says that two billion people are expected to tune into Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 wedding.

The 'over-the-top' Royal Wedding coverage: By the numbers

With Prince William and Kate Middleton's vows barely a week away, the media is officially entering frenzy mode. But how much do people really care?

The Royal Family : Opinion Brief
Lifetime's version of the Royal courtship, "William & Kate: Let Love Rule," debuts on the network and DVD just in time for the nuptials.

Lifetime's 'William and Kate' TV movie: Too Disney?

Judging from the trailer for its April 18 dramatization of Prince William and Kate Middleton's courtship, say critics, Lifetime is serving up a cornball fantasy

The Royal Family : Instant Guide
"Waity Katie" no more: Prince William popped the question to long-time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, with his mother's sapphire ring.

Prince William's royal wedding: An instant guide

The heir to the British throne will marry Kate Middleton on April 29, but what will the future queen wear? And who is she, anyway? Here's what's known to date

The Royal Family : Opinion Brief
A coffee cup produced in honor of the upcoming royal nuptials features Kate Middleton and her husband-to-be Prince... Harry?

The royal wedding's teacup gaffe

A commemorative mug goofs by using an image of Prince Harry instead of his older brother William. Nobody will notice, right?

The Royal Family : Fact Sheet
Prince William and Kate Middleton lookalikes (pictured) are being hired for events such as the London Toy Fair, where they help sell knitted royal dolls.

The royal wedding: 6 strange facts

Think you know everything about Prince William and Kate's nuptials? Think again. From commemorative condoms to model rabbits of the couple, the weirdest things about the royal wedding

The Royal Family : Slideshow
On April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton follows in line with many regal brides before her - both in Britain and across the globe - and becomes a princess.

Regal weddings

William and Kate are the only the latest royal couple to capture the public imagination

The Royal Family : The List
William's princely status cannot protect him from hair loss, but Rogaine says it would be happy to help him out.

Exploiting Prince William's wedding: 5 marketing schemes

Rogaine is trying to get in on the excitement surrounding the royal wedding, but it isn't the only company stretching the bounds of good taste

The Royal Family : Opinion Brief
The more "casual" shot  of Prince William and Kate Middleton, in notable neutrals, was taken in the Cornwall Room of St. James Palace.

Mario Testino's 'weak' royal portrait

Prince William and Kate Middleton released two official engagement photos by the "Vogue" photographer — but some Royal watchers find the shots wanting

The Royal Family : Opinion Brief
Can't attend the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding? Try a $3,000 3D television and bring the royalty in to your living room.

3D TVs: Will the royal wedding spur sales?

When Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange vows in April, the ceremony may be broadcast in 3D. Will viewers invest in new TVs to see the ring pop out of their screens?

The Royal Family : Opinion Brief
Prince William has said he'll take both criminal and civil action against any photographer who steps over the line.

The Royal wedding: Will the paparazzi doom romance?

Commentators wonder if Prince William and Kate Middleton can escape the paparazzi swarm that oppressed his mother, Princess Diana

The Royal Family : By the numbers
Commemorative mugs, plates and cups are already being produced to mark the engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Royal wedding knock-offs: By the numbers

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been engaged for less than a week, but sales of simulation engagement rings and dresses is already booming

The Royal Family : Analysis
A royal wedding -- time to stock up on Prince William and Kate Middleton memorabilia.

5 ways to look at the royal wedding

It's official: Prince William, heir to the British throne, will (finally) marry his college girlfriend Kate Middleton next summer. U.S. observers weigh in

The Royal Family : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets on the 'Royal wedding'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

Britain's Election : In-depth briefing
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At 43, Cameron is the youngest British prime minister in 200 years. How did he rise so far so fast?

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