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From the Royal Wedding to Riots, A Swift Downturn for the UK

Friday, August 12, 2011

In April, the climate in the United Kingdom was jubilant, as Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey. Afterward, one million people lined the route from Westminster to Buckingham Palace, and citizens threw parties and rejoiced in the streets. Four months later, the atmosphere across the pond is the complete opposite of celebratory, as riots and civil unrest spread and violence continues.

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Features

A Look at the Work of Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute opens a dark, provocative show dedicated to McQueen's work called "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." Here's a slideshow of work you can expect to see at the exhibit.

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Operavore

Five Operatic Wedding Disasters

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Royal Wedding may have gone off without a hitch, but thank goodness there's opera to satisfy our collective sweet tooth when it comes to drama. Here are our picks for operatic (in every sense) wedding disasters.

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The Takeaway

Royal Wedding Pomp and Ceremony in Westminster Abbey

Friday, April 29, 2011

The countdown is over: this morning, after months of anticipation, Britain’s Prince William is marrying Kate Middleton. The wedding is in progress right now. And all this morning, we'll be bringing you live updates from both sides of the pond. We go first to Buckingham Palace where we're joined by the BBC's Laura Lynch and Paddy O'Connell. And for reaction from U.S.-based Brits we'll hear from The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer, live from Greenwich Village, New York.

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The Takeaway

Getting Royal in New York City

Friday, April 29, 2011

Takeaway producer — and today, wedding correspondent — Kristen Meinzer is in New York City's Greenwich Village, watching the royal festivities with other enthusiasts. We talk to Kristen about how the royal wedding is being seen on the streets of NYC. 

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The Takeaway

A Nigerian Royal 'Mum' On The Royal Wedding

Friday, April 29, 2011

We head back to London for some global reaction to the Royal Wedding, to speak with one of the many international Royal famlies who've just watched Prince William and Princess Catherine tie the knot. Yomi Oke is a member of the Nigerian Royal family, and she happens to also be the mother of our very own Femi Oke!

 

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Transportation Nation

Royal Wedding: How The Bride and Groom Were Transported There

Friday, April 29, 2011

In case you missed our post yesterday:

(Okay, we're hooked too!)

[The Princess] traveled "in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father. The Rolls Royce was presented to The Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders."

Prince William will ride in state Bentley (by S. Foskett via Wikimedia Commons)

"Prince William rode in a Bentley, accompanied by Prince Harry. The State Bentleys have been uniquely designed enabling greater use to be made of the vehicle’s interior space. The Bentleys are 6.22 metres long and, at 3.84 meters, their wheelbase is 1.3 metres longer than that of an average family sized saloon.

State cars are painted in Royal claret livery. The Rolls-Royces and Bentleys do not have registration number plates, since they are State vehicles. On processional occasions, the State cars travel at around nine miles per hour, and sometimes as slow as three miles per hour."

More information about all things Royal Wedding -- including the breeds of horses used in the procession, as well as mention of the Glass Coach -- can be found at the official wedding website.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Royally Wed

Friday, April 29, 2011

Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, talks to listeners who got up early to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton.

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WNYC News

Live Chat: Watching The Royal Wedding

Friday, April 29, 2011

This Friday, join WNYC and WQXR hosts, producers, and fellow fans for a live chat as we watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. As you watch the wedding, chat here about everything from the ceremony and the music to all those fabulous hats! Joining throughout the morning will be WNYC's Richard Hake and WQXR's Graham Parker and Kerry Nolan. We'll also be pulling in tweets from The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer. Your (very) informal hostess is Director of Digital Content Kathleen Ehrlich.

The Takeaway

Live from the Royal Wedding Street Party

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer is at a street party in New York's West Village, where hundreds of people are watching a live feed of the royal wedding from Buckingham Palace.

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Transportation Nation

TN's Totally Gratuitous Royal Wedding Post

Thursday, April 28, 2011

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Yes, you'll be in Times Square by 5am Friday to watch the wedding proceedings live via Jumbotron. You've read that the 1,900 guests might be downing something called "blancmange shooters." You know that Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres are 15th cousins. You fret whether the millions of people livestreaming the wedding could break the internet.

But followers of transportation news have been wondering: just how will the royal couple get to Westminster Abbey?

Kate Middleton's ride: a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI (by Lars-Göran Lindgren via Wikimedia Commons)

Wait no more. From the latest Royal Wedding briefing document:

"Miss Middleton and Prince William will travel separately to the wedding service using State Cars from the Royal Mews.  Miss Middleton will travel in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father. The Rolls Royce was presented to The Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders."

Prince William will ride in state Bentley (by S. Foskett via Wikimedia Commons)

"Prince William will travel in a Bentley, accompanied by Prince Harry. The State Bentleys have been uniquely designed enabling greater use to be made of the vehicle’s interior space. The Bentleys are 6.22 metres long and, at 3.84 meters, their wheelbase is 1.3 metres longer than that of an average family sized saloon.

State cars are painted in Royal claret livery. The Rolls-Royces and Bentleys do not have registration number plates, since they are State vehicles. On processional occasions, the State cars travel at around nine miles per hour, and sometimes as slow as three miles per hour."

More information about all things Royal Wedding -- including the breeds of horses used in the procession, as well as mention of the Glass Coach -- can be found at the official wedding website.

Follow Transportation Nation on Twitter.


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The Takeaway

Prelude to a Royal Wedding

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The final run-up to Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding is in full swing. Are the flowers arranged just so? Is the guest list finalized and the seating arrangement appropriate? We check in with veteran BBC broadcaster Dan Damon, to get a preview of the noble affair taking place Friday. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Next King of England?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Polls show most Britons would prefer that Prince Charles abdicate in favor of his about-to-be-married son, Prince William. John Burns, London bureau chief of the New York Times, explains what's at stake.

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The Takeaway

Royal Wedding Fever Spreads

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Five thousand police officers will be on duty this Friday to ensure the royal wedding is a "safe, secure and happy event." That compares to eight thousand members of the foreign press in London. The BBC's Nick Higham reports on the preparation for the global event as news organizations are preparing for their live coverage of the event (and Kate Middleton's dress).

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Features

Toasting the Royal Wedding from Sunrise to Sundown

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal flair comes to New York City for the royal nupitals between Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton.

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WQXR Features

Royal Wedding Music Highlights Britain's Classical Greats

Monday, April 25, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton today revealed the music that will accompany them as they march down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in London. It includes pieces by Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten.

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WQXR Blog

When the Wedding March Goes Off Course

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jeff Spurgeon remembers a scandalous moment involving wedding music. Perhaps you’ve attended a wedding where the music choices came with a twist, or didn’t quite work out as planned. We'd like to hear about them.

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Albums of the Week

Music for a Royal Wedding

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From commemorative plates to imitation engagement rings, it seems like everyone wants a little piece of Friday's royal wedding. But our Album of the Week gets beyond any hints of tackiness, a tasteful collection that's heavy on pomp and ceremony.

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The Takeaway

The Economics of a Royal Wedding

Monday, April 18, 2011

The countdown is underway: There's less than two weeks to go until hundreds of millions of viewers watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton in London's Westminster Abbey. But resist the urge to swoon and forget the romance for a minute as we take a closer look at the economics of the royal wedding.

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WQXR Features

Royal Wedding Giveaway: Contest Rules

Friday, April 15, 2011

The prize is a gift certificate for afternoon tea for two at Tea & Sympathy plus a fish & chips dinner for two at A Salt & Battery in Greenwich Village.

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