EVERY PARTY: Has a pooper
VEGANS: Take over L.A.
THIS WOMAN: Posed as a man posing as a woman in the Civil War
JESSICA VALENTI: Is over the royal wedding
THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Rule
Still not sick of the royal wedding? Good, we aren’t either.
OOPS! Even the wedding of the century had a few hiccups.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HANDS? Kate’s dressmakers did every 30 minutes to ensure the lace stayed clean.
SLIP INTO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE… Kate’s full-tilt fantasy princess style continued last night in another Alexander McQueen number. Kid sister Pippa popped in a floor-length emerald gown.
Sure, the hats yesterday were fancy, but this one takes the cake. OK, that’s the last mention of hats for the day.
While getting married and having children are certainly worthy goals — I have done both, and highly recommend them — weddings today represent the most superficial aspects of those relationships. A wedding can be about families coming together to celebrate the love of two people, but now, too often, it’s about pricey dresses, lavish receptions and proving just how much of a show you can put on for your guests. The average U.S. couple spends over $27,000 on their wedding — a sum that could be a down payment on a house. And if you can’t really be a princess, don’t fret, you can purchase a wedding gown from Disney’s bridal boutique, where each dress is named after a Disney princess.
Now, I’m not totally immune to wedding fever. When I got married, I had a great time picking out invitations and trying on dresses. I enjoyed planning my wedding, but it was the marriage to follow that I was most excited about. And that’s what’s lost in America’s over-the-top wedding culture and the craze around the British royal wedding — the reality of what comes after. A long and healthy relationship has little to do with the pomp or cost of a wedding.”
In the past 36 hours, The Daily has published five different covers. By tomorrow morning, it will be six in two days. Welcome to news in 2011.
COVER STORY #1: Royal wedding!
COVER STORY #2: Tornadoes leave hundreds dead and untold numbers missing across the American South
NFL DRAFT: Dan Wolken says football fans are tired of all the courtroom drama
GOV. MITCH DANIELS: Op-ed columnist Reihan Salam with the sleeper news of the week out of Indiana
SURPRISE CAMEOS: Emma Barker on the rise of surprise celeb appearances
But seriously, we’re still not over the hats. Emma Barker breaks it down in our fashion commentary:
Spectators at next week’s Kentucky Derby might be rethinking their hat choices if they want to out-do the Brits’ stupendous royal wedding showing. Feathers, loops and frills hovered precariously above the ’dos of lesser-known noblewomen, while Camilla looked a bit like a Nilla Wafer.
Is your bathroom a little drab? Why not spruce it up with some ducklings!
Because rubber duckies are so last year.
SHOW’S OVER, COMMONERS: Ten years after meeting as university students, Prince William and Princess Catherine exchange vows while the world watches, and we’ve got the details you may have missed. Plus the royal wedding photo story (those hats!), the official programme, the vows, the procession and more.
BUT REALLY: Those hats.
While we celebrate the wedding of the century, let’s not forget that an historic tornado outbreak has hit the American South, killing over 300 people and leaving untold numbers missing. Deborah Hastings has the story on this tragedy.
THE DRESS! Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, the gown is the embodiment of a quintessential princess, and Kate Middleton worked closely with Burton to formulate the look. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose … and thistle … and daffodil … and shamrock. Who knew a size-2 frame could host so much detail?
THE TIARA! It’s the same one Queen Elizabeth received as a gift from her mother on her 18th birthday. Resembling a halo, it was made by Cartier in 1936 and purchased by The Duke of York for his Duchess three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King.
THE EARRINGS! Her parents gifted her these little diamond acorns that resemble her new coat of arms. Cute!
Actually, it’s NOW! If you love the royal wedding, you’ll love The Daily’s interactive coverage, with numerous updates throughout the day. We’re that excited. Don’t miss it.
LET’S BE HONEST: Our copy of the Official Programme is the closest you’ll get to being at the wedding
WAIT, I CAN’T SEE!: That’s what nearly 1,000 wedding guests will utter at the ceremony; find out why
ROYAL GOSSIP: Find out what the younger prince posted on his Facebook page about the royal couple
THE DAILY: APRIL 28, 2011
COVER STORY #1: Obama channels the Boss
COVER STORY #2: Hundreds killed as storms strafe the South
DRAG QUEENS: Get a sophisticated makeover
MIKE FINCKE: Inspirational astronaut poised to break the American record for days in space
PRINCESS GRACE: And the last wedding of the century
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: With Diana’s close friend
Can’t get enough of the royal wedding? Read, watch, tap and swipe through the wedding of the century with The Daily’s special royal wedding section. Highlights from today:
THE MIDDLE-WHO?: The video story behind the now-famous Middleton family
SO YOU WANNA BE A ROYAL? Tough luck. But we have three winning food and drink combos fit for a king (or queen) — one of them straight from Princess Diana’s former chef
KATE PUTTING ON WEIGHT? Plus eight more gossip tidbits for your daily fix
“DIANA WAS DIANA, AND IT’S STUPID TO COMPARE”: A close friend of Princess Di speaks exclusively with The Daily
All week, our Sports desk has been rounding up the best all-time picks and biggest busts of the NFL Draft. Today, Chris Corbellini released his predictions for round 1. NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell also gave The Daily an inside look at the draft in a two-part video series (here and here). And in case you missed it, we’re bringing back all our regional previews.
Who do you want your team to draft tonight?