Royal Wedding: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

In 2001, Prince William and Kate Middleton were students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The art history majors (William would change hi...Jeryl BrunnerJournalist and author, 'My City, My New York, Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places'It is true and it did happen just a few days ago: Julian's Auction Beverly Hills has put up for auction a slice of Prince William and Duchess Catherine's 2011 wedding fruit cake.Cosmin GheorgheCulture Influencer: I help people understand how Culture, Technology Globalization influence our choices, decisions and thinking.What American could resist a bird's eye view into the private enclaves of British royalty? Not this one. Epecially when it provides some unexpected insights.Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang were two of the fashionistas who led the way for other fashion designers to enter what had been a staid, locked-in-the past, formula-driven business.Cornelia PowellWedding folklorist, costume historian, author and guest speaker returning intimacy to weddingsby guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Fun fact: I was almost Mrs. Prince William and thus the future Queen of Engl...Maria RodaleCEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc. and book authorDisturbing news for anyone averse to one-day-old, let alone 31-year-old, leftovers: a piece of wedding cake preserved from Princess Diana and Prince Charles's 1981 wedding is being auctioned off next month in Beverly Hills.The Deletionist Wars on Wikipedia make visible the underlying culture wars that impact so many parts of our lives, our laws, our media and the way we think. Technology can't fix us. We have to fix ourselves.While all eyes are on London for the Diamond Jubilee and the Summer Olympics, here are a bunch of royal getaways that you don't want to miss.Natalie PaceAuthor, 'The Gratitude Game,' 'The ABCs of Money' and 'You Vs. Wall Street'Kate and William may be having a small, intimate celebration to mark their first anniversary -- but that's no reason to stop you having a proper feast.As Kate and William approach their first wedding anniversary, Cheapflights lists its picks for the best destinations for couples, of all styles, types and ages, to celebrate their marriage.It doesn't take a feminist to see how the women of the royal wedding were discussed far differently than the men were -- there was little commentary on the princes' looks or emphasis on Will getting his "fairy-tale ending."According to a global study of brides and grooms conducted by wedding market research company Splendid Insights, interest in having a "royal"-style wedding has doubled in the last year. Doubled.You may not think that Prince William and I have anything in common -- he is, after all, a prince, while I am merely a common American woman whose only royal connection is a lifelong adoration of Disney princesses.The royal wedding anniversary makes its very fancy arrival on Sunday, and we got to thinking: where were we a year ago when Will and Kate celebrated their epic nuptials? It turns out, some of us were hunched over laptops, some of us were eating gold-frosted Krispy Kreme donuts, and some of us were... drunk.Hey, engaged girls: I'm sure lots of you have been hitting the gym regularly since getting your rings, but how about getting your skin in tip-top shape before your wedding day?Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world who wasn't bowled over by Kate Middleton's (sorry, the Duchess of Cambridge's) long sleeved wedding dress! Nor was I all that impressed with her hair (reports that it took two sessions, the second of which was 4 hours long just baffle me!).Mary Lee HerringtonCo-founder and editor in chief, Reverie Magazine; Founder and wedding planner, Forever Ever Events