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In Bohemian Corner of NYC, A Traditional Royal Wedding Knees-Up

Bunting, fascinators, Union Jacks, Morris Dancers — no, not a British royal wedding street party, but a corner of Greenwich Village, New York that seems to be forever England. Cardboard cutouts of William and Kate decked the street, dogs wore festive attire, and the organizer-in-chief Brit Nicky Perry looked on with pride. Wearing a Union […]

Could the Crown Go to William, Skipping Prince Charles?

This is a momentous week for the Royal Family, a chance to beam the image of a modern monarchy across the globe, as Prince William and Catherine Middleton marry at Westminster Abbey on Friday. Yet how long will William, the second in line to the throne, have to wait until he becomes King? Some time, […]

Like Kate, New Yorker Will Marry Her ‘Prince Charming’ on April 29

As Kate Middleton kisses Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, New Yorker Nina Wallin will be watching avidly on TV, while getting ready for her own wedding a few hours later. “It’s fitting that we’re getting married on the same day,” Nina says. “I’m marrying my Prince Charming, and so is she.” Nina, […]

New York’s Greenwich Village Gears up for the Wedding

With less than two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding, we’ve been finding out what New York has to offer if you’re looking for something to commemorate the royal nuptials. Online, you can buy anything from Kate dolls to wedding cushions, but what happens if you set out on foot? The Fifth Avenue department […]

Royal Wedding Party Fever Hits the U.S.

Americans aren’t about to let a few thousand miles get in the way of their own celebrations of the royal wedding. As April 29 approaches, preparations for wedding parties right here in the U.S. are underway all across the country, and we here at Anglophenia thought we’d take a look at a few of them. […]


What Polls Reveal About Britain’s Support for the Monarchy

The barrage of publicity surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding has certainly raised the profile of the British royal family, but what does a reading of the public opinion poll tea leaves tell us about the enduring popularity — or otherwise — of the monarchy? One of the first recorded polling questions on royalty was […]

Celebrating the Royal Wedding with Frocks and Fundraising

Vicki Downey, president of the Daughters of the British Empire in the U.S., cannot wait to see Prince William and his bride kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. “It’s going to be one heck of a day,” she predicts happily. And who are the Daughters of the British Empire exactly? If you’re a woman […]

What William and Kate Can Learn from Royals Around the Globe

As Prince William and Kate Middleton look forward to life after the wedding, what lessons — good and bad — can they learn from other royal families around the globe? In the latest BBC America Modern Monarchy show, I’ve been taking a look at worldwide “royal do’s and don’ts.” Which royal families have retained the […]

Royal Wedding Do’s and Don’ts for Prince William and Kate Middleton

How can Prince William and Kate Middleton maintain their current popularity and become successful monarchs? In Modern Monarchy: Do’s and Don’ts, to be broadcast by BBC America on March 29, we look at exactly this issue. As the show’s anchor Katty Kay explains, “William and Kate must understand what the British public wants from them […]

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