In The News: Royal Weddings

This week’s blog will highlight British Royal Weddings.

Save the Date: April 29, 2011. It’s time again for another royal wedding. Catherine(Kate) Middleton will fulfill the dream of many little girls and adult women when she marries her prince, William of Wales. British royal weddings and marriages are especially captivating to a world audience, even more so with the advent of photography and 24 hour news coverage. This week’s resources will satisfy your royal nuptial curiosity and highlight some of the more colorful couples in Britain’s past.

New resources that will be added to the ipl2 are noted NEW! All other resources are already listed in the ipl2 collection.

NEW! The Royal Wedding
http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/
Visit the official website for William and Kate’s wedding. This site offers the latest news and provides details on the planning and ceremony.

NEW!  BBC: A History of Royal Weddings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/royal_weddings
This page from the BBC will get you caught up on 100 years of royal weddings. This site offers timelines, video clips, links to the latest news and links to other sites on the  Internet that highlight royal weddings.

NEW! The British Monarchy: Weddings
http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/Weddings/Weddings.aspx
The Official Website of the British Monarchy maintains this page. It summarizes the important details, locations and traditions of many Royal Weddings, including the most  recent ones. This page also links to other British Royal traditions, Royal household  information, and biographies of Royal family members.

NEW! The Smithsonian: Ten Royal Weddings to Remember
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Ten-Royal-Weddings-to-Remember.html
For centuries, British monarchs have had their marriages tested by war, infidelity, politics and diplomatic intrigue.” Brought to life by the Smithsonian, this page details the reasons behind 10 memorable unions, whether the motive be love, alliance, or duty.

NEW! CBC News: Royal Marriages Throughout History
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/18/f-royal-wedding-history.html
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a summary of primarily British royal weddings throughout history. Some that worked out and some that did not.

NEW! Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
http://www.britannia.com/history/h6.html
Got the royal itch? Check out this site by Britannia, which includes a complete list of British monarchs including biographies and timelines.

Thanks for your continued support of ipl2. We hope these resources help satisfy any current and historical royal interests you may have. For more information, search ipl2 for “British  history” or “British royal history.”

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