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I Camped Out Overnight for This Photo of Harry and Meghan and I Regret Nothing I Camped Out Overnight for This Photo of Harry and Meghan and I Regret Nothing

Windsor—What does it take to get the perfect shot of the newly married Harry and Meghan from the cheap seats? Turns out it’s a £25 fleece Union Jack blanket, three pairs of socks, four cups of wildly overpriced coffee, and the kindness of several royal enthusiast strangers.

Here We Are With a Firsthand View of the Royal Wedding Media Circus at Windsor Castle Here We Are With a Firsthand View of the Royal Wedding Media Circus at Windsor Castle

Windsor—I’d been in Windsor less than 30 minutes on Thursday morning when I spotted Hoda Kotb, host of the Today Show, ambling around in a light pink coat. Moments later, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King passed by, calling out: “Hoda, you have fun!”

From Personalized Marmite to Ugly-Ass Flags: Here Are the Wildest Souvenirs I Found at the Royal Wedding From Personalized Marmite to Ugly-Ass Flags: Here Are the Wildest Souvenirs I Found at the Royal Wedding

Windsor—London doesn’t feel particularly electrified by the looming royal wedding, so much as—with the U.K.’s trademark stoicism—casually interested. Windsor, on the other hand, is wrapped in bunting and waiting with open arms, positively overflowing with souvenirs.

Your Burning Royal Wedding Questions, Answered

Even if you don’t know a duchess from a duvet cover, you cannot have missed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married this weekend. And so we have helpfully provided answers to questions you might have—or perhaps didn’t know you had.

Hello From the Royal Wedding, Where I'm Chasing the Rom-Com American-Princess Dream Hello From the Royal Wedding, Where I'm Chasing the Rom-Com American-Princess Dream

London—As somebody whose long-running fascinations include fairy tales, romance novels, and the stubborn persistence of monarchy, how could I possibly miss the opportunity to get as close as possible to that rarest of birds: a real, live American princess?

After Watching the Latest Little Women Adaptation, I Think I'm a Marmee Now After Watching the Latest Little Women Adaptation, I Think I'm a Marmee Now

One of the weirder aspects of becoming a parent is reencountering a staple of your own childhood from your new vantage point, like coming upon a familiar street corner via a different route. For instance, after a lifetime of total devotion to Jo March, watching the new adaptation of Little Women, I couldn’t help but…

The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding  The Time Traveler's Guide to Catching a Royal Wedding 

The spectacle of a royal wedding may seem archaic, even to those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool anti-monarchists. But many aspects of the show we know today are a relatively recent invention. If we lived in the 15th century, say, the marital prospects of the monarch and their children really would have mattered to our…

Meghan Markle Is Related to Jack the Ripper and Other Trash From the Royal News Cycle Meghan Markle Is Related to Jack the Ripper and Other Trash From the Royal News Cycle

As May 19 approaches, the royal wedding news cycle is accelerating as relentlessly as the Gravitron at a county fair, its centrifugal force damn near flinging my brains onto the ceiling. Today we learn that Meghan Markle is related to a man alleged to be Jack the Ripper, and also that her father may not be attending…

Don't Even Try to Escape the Media's Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy Don't Even Try to Escape the Media's Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy

A week out from the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, if you are interested in casually perusing some news from the event, you have a wealth of media options, equivalent to browsing in the world’s best-stocked news supermarket. And good luck escaping it, unless you are willing to unplug your TV and…

We Asked a Viscountess and Ladies of London Star About What Lies Ahead for Meghan Markle We Asked a Viscountess and Ladies of London Star About What Lies Ahead for Meghan Markle

Who better to ask about the road before Meghan Markle than an American who married into the British aristocracy herself?

Harry and Meghan 2gether 4ever (as Wax Dummies at Madame Tussauds) Harry and Meghan 2gether 4ever (as Wax Dummies at Madame Tussauds)

Those of us groveling plebs who won’t be allowed inside the chapel at Windsor on May 19 can now pay our respects to Harry and Meghan in person—sorta—thanks to Madame Tussauds’ London outpost.

King Tut's Tomb Has No Extra Rooms, No Hidden Glittering Loot, and No Nefertiti King Tut's Tomb Has No Extra Rooms, No Hidden Glittering Loot, and No Nefertiti

In a disappointing turn of events, despite speculation, King Tut’s tomb appears to have no secret chambers that might or might not lead to another important Egyptian’s magnificent final resting place, which means that we’re definitely not going to swing open the door to find his stepmother Nefertiti.

Novelist Ian McEwan's Kid Got a C+ on an Essay About Ian McEwan's Novel  Novelist Ian McEwan's Kid Got a C+ on an Essay About Ian McEwan's Novel 

Like so many parents, novelist Ian McEwan was once roped into helping his son with his homework. The assignment was regarding one of McEwan’s own novels, and his son received a C+ for their mutual efforts. Everyone’s a critic!

Royal Fashion Experts Speculate on Meghan's Wedding Dress and Whether She'll Go Tiara Royal Fashion Experts Speculate on Meghan's Wedding Dress and Whether She'll Go Tiara

She isn’t a royal yet, but Meghan Markle has rapidly ascended to the uppermost echelons of global celebrity, and that means her clothing choices are already big, big business.

Meghan Markle Declines Maid of Honor for Squadron of Small, Whimsically Dressed Children  Meghan Markle Declines Maid of Honor for Squadron of Small, Whimsically Dressed Children 

Kensington Palace has announced that Meghan Markle will not have a maid of honor, declining to pick a favorite from among her friends. Leaves more room for her small herd of young bridesmaids and page boys, which is fantastic news for fans of hilarious bridal fashions for kids—which I assume is everyone.

Commoners, Please Bring Your Own Snacks to the Royal Wedding  Commoners, Please Bring Your Own Snacks to the Royal Wedding 

Harry and Meghan will include the public in their wedding by inviting 1,200 specially selected worthies to the grounds of Windsor Castle to greet the newly married couple as they emerge from St. George’s Chapel. But much like a Greyhound bus trip, they should plan to pack a PB&J.

Farewell to Iconic Whimsical Sparkly Handbag Genius Judith Leiber Farewell to Iconic Whimsical Sparkly Handbag Genius Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber, the creator of iconic, whimsical bejeweled handbags beloved by first ladies, socialites, and Hollywood stars walking the red carpet, has died at 97.

Meghan Markle Aside, the Royals Have Set Fashion Trends for Centuries Meghan Markle Aside, the Royals Have Set Fashion Trends for Centuries

It’s one of the first questions about any major royal appearance or event, with entire websites dedicated to answering it as quickly as possible: But what was she wearing?

Get Ready for Next Year's Record Store Day: The Royal Wedding Will Be Available on Vinyl Get Ready for Next Year's Record Store Day: The Royal Wedding Will Be Available on Vinyl

Harry and Meghan continue tightening their vise-like grip on the entertainment ecosystem, with the announcement that classical label Decca Records will be releasing their royal wedding on vinyl, as well as CD and streaming platforms. What, no Tidal exclusive?

Suffragist Invades All-Male Domain of London's Parliament Square  Suffragist Invades All-Male Domain of London's Parliament Square 

London has finally added a woman—suffragist Millicent Fawcett—to the collection of leaders commemorated with statues in Parliament Square, and the unveiling was today. She looks extremely done with everybody’s shit.

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