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'Today' Halloween Costumes Take Us Back to the Royal Wedding (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 31st 2011 10:10AM
Today Halloween Costumes'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) took the Royal Wedding, the biggest crossover news story of the year, and turned it into one very spectacular group Halloween costume.

For a few minutes, it looked like the show had started to play the wrong video. Call it one sweet trick, followed by a very royal treat as Matt Lauer appeared as Prince William, decked out in full British military dress. Ann Curry slipped into a version of Kate Middleton's stunning gown, Al Roker donned his best wig and dressed as Prince Harry, Natalie Morales channeled her best Pippa, and Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb put on their party hats and dressed as Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

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Albert Brooks Admits He's Still Obsessed With Kate Middleton on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 4:17AM
Albert Brooks, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'The death of Osama Bin Laden did a lot to overshadow the blanket coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But Albert Brooks isn't over it yet. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), he admitted he "can't stop thinking about this Kate Middleton."

"I dream about her," he said. "I think about her. I want to be her first Jew."

Brooks couldn't even take time to talk about his new book '2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America.' It was as if he simply had to get this obsession of his off his chest, and Jon Stewart's show was just the place to do it.

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Kathy Griffin Wasn't Impressed With the First Kiss After the Royal Wedding (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 1st 2011 11:30PM
'Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding'Kathy Griffin took it upon herself to break down the nuptials of William and Catherine on 'Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding' (Fri., 8PM ET on TV Guide). She had a panel of comedians on-hand so they would leave no aspect of the festivities un-ridiculed.

One of the moments people were waiting for was the anticipated kiss between the newly wed couple on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Millions of people were amassed outside in anticipation of the moment, and then it happened.

"Really? Honest? Seriously?" Griffin said of the modest peck. It was equated to the kind of kiss you give someone when you're breaking up with them.

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Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd Critique the Royal Wedding on 'The View'

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 29th 2011 2:55PM
The ViewAs to be expected, the hat-clad ladies of 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated) had plenty of opinions to offer about this morning's Royal Wedding. Joy Behar went the fashion route, critiquing the dresses of the day. She described the Queen's canary yellow ensemble as "a bumble bee with a drinking problem ... she looks like a taxi cab!"

The other ladies on the panel were much more supportive, with Sherri Shepherd voicing her approval and Elisabeth Hasselbeck calling the outfit "happy."

Meanwhile, Sherri and a producer spent their time scrutinizing the Royal Wedding footage for the few and far between people of color in the audience.

"They had one little black child in the choir," she joked, before pointing out the group of folks seated toward the front of Westminster Abbey. "They're all segregated, but look, they're in the front! So we've got the Rosa Parks moment."

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Take Royal Joyride in Aston Martin Convertible (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 29th 2011 12:10PM


Just like any other married couple, Prince William and his new bride Kate Middleton drove off together in a festively decorated car after their 'Royal Wedding' (6AM on NBC).

Unlike most people, though, their ride was Prince Charles' royal blue Aston Martin convertible, decked out in the, uh, traditional royal streamers and helium balloons with a "JU5T WED" license plate.

With William at the wheel, the couple drove through the streets of London and waved at the crowds. As the 'Today' show anchors were quick to point out, the ride was decidedly un-planned and un-royal. Their only official escort was the dark Range Rover keeping close pace behind them.

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Good Show, William and Kate! A List of Royal Wedding Highlights

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 29th 2011 10:45AM
Prince William and Kate MiddletonAs I said in a piece earlier this week, the British royal family knows how to put on a great production, but my expectations were exceeded by the flawless, joyous wedding of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on Friday morning.

If you enjoy pomp, ceremony, pageantry, fashion and glimpses of august English institutions doing what they do best, Friday's wedding was wonderfully satisfying. The perfectly polished horse-drawn carriages on the Mall, the sweet outfits of the pageboys and bridesmaids, Kate's classy gown, the trumpet fanfares, the grandeur of the tree-lined Westminster Abbey -- it was all heavenly for this Anglophile.

Even people who don't normally go for that sort of thing were grudgingly impressed. "Nicely done, monarchy!" Time's James Poniewozik tweeted.

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The Newly Married Royal Couple Take a Carriage Ride to Buckingham Palace (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2011 8:48AM


Kate Middleton & Prince William, Royal Wedding coverageIn a touching tribute to his mother Princess Diana, William and Kate took their first carriage ride from Westminster Abbey after their Royal Wedding (Fri., 6AM ET on CBS) in the same State Landau carriage that carried the newly crowned Diana from her own wedding ceremony in 1981. The carriage was built for King Edward VII in 1902, making it a royal tradition in itself.

Kate Middleton, the newly titled Duchess of Cambridge, was grace and poise on the carriage ride from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace. She smiled graciously and waved to the euphoric crowd, looking more comfortable in this very public affair than Prince William himself, who obviously grew up very much in the spotlight.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Married in Westminster Abbey (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2011 8:06AM


William and Kate, Royal Wedding coverageAfter all the circumstance and excitement building up to the Royal Wedding (Fri., 6AM ET on CNN), the ceremony itself was really quite traditional. Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged traditional vows. There was only one ring, and a brief moment of resistance as William pushed it onto Kate's hand.

There were no major hiccups and no major surprises, which is good news for everyone in attendance. It was as beautiful as anticipated, and yet you could feel a strange sense in the air when they were pronounced husband and wife. After all this, the moment was over.

But of course, it won't be over at all as now we have Royal newlyweds to watch as they take their first steps into the world as the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We thought the ceremony was the perfect blend of sophistication, class and simplified approachability.

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Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Revealed, Designed by Sarah Burton (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2011 7:29AM


Prince Harry, Prince William & Kate Middleton, Royal Wedding coverageThe mystery was revealed at the Royal Wedding (Fri., 6AM ET on CNN) as Kate Middleton stepped out of her Bentley and presented her much-anticipated wedding dress to the world. The newly titled Duchess of Cambridge -- Prince William is the Duke, of course -- went with modern designer Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen.

Her head was adorned with the halo tiara Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI, gave her on her 18th birthday. The elegant dress was both simple and decadent, featuring a much shorter 8-foot train than the one that almost bogged down Princess Diana's arrival the last time the world stopped for a Royal Wedding.

Diana's train was a mind-blowing 25 feet long, which looked fabulous cascading behind her, but was almost overwhelming as she exited her own vehicle. Middleton's exit was flawless.

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish Don Morning Suits for the Royal Wedding (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2011 7:05AM


Sir Elton John & David Furnish, Royal Wedding coverageIn what was described as a likely bittersweet moment for him, Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish arrived fashionably late to Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding (Fri., 6AM ET on FOX). It was the first time Sir Elton had been there since the funeral of his good friend Princess Diana, where he performed his tribute to her, 'Candle in the Wind (1997).'

John was subdued certainly from the lavish garb that makes up his stage persona, opting instead for a bespoked Richard James morning suit, though he did add a flash of flare with a gold waistcoat and purple tie. Furnish matched in a bespoked morning suit of his own, designed by Henry Poole, as the couple made their way inside.

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David and Victoria Beckham Arrive at the Royal Wedding in Style (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2011 6:35AM


David & Victoria Beckham, Royal Wedding coverageYou can't have a proper Royal Wedding (Fri., 6AM ET on FOX) without England's most famous non-royal couple in attendance. David and Victoria Beckham arrived looking dashing and sophisticated, as they usually are at these big gala events all over the United Kingdom.

Fashion reporter for Sky News Lucy McDonald was on hand to explain the styles, and she was quite impressed with Victoria's self-made design.

"She's become huge in the fashion world in the last few years and I think it's a really lovely style," she said. "It suits her pregnant form."

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Watch the Live Stream of the Royal Wedding Here

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 29th 2011 4:00AM
Prince William and Kate MiddletonLadies and gentleman, the Royal Wedding has finally arrived!

Prince William and Kate Middleton are headed down the aisle after years of courtship, making this one of the first Royal Weddings in years.

Not around a TV to watch the nuptials? Have no fear, AOL TV is here!

Grab some coffee and cozy up to your computer screen and watch the wedding of the year below.

For more Royal Wedding coverage, check out these features: speculating why the public is fascinated with the event and why it's OK to be watching the wedding.

Be sure to stay tuned to AOL TV for complete coverage of the wedding.

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TV 101: The Royal Wedding Is Coming ... Why Do We Care, Again?

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Apr 28th 2011 1:00PM
Prince William and Kate MiddletonYesterday, I overheard some random woman in line at the drug store say to her friend, "Let's call in sick on Friday and watch the Royal Wedding!" As she blathered on while coyly posing next to Time magazine's special royal wedding issue, I thought about the upcoming regal nuptials and why anyone outside of the royal family and a handful of jilted exes would even care that it's happening.

Royalty
The concept of royalty is pretty fascinating if you really sit down and think about it, preferably over some scones. As archaic and absurd as monarchy is in our current cultural climate, it doesn't stop us from trying to construct our own hierarchy of arbitrary and meaningless power. We want the glitz and the glam of a royal family to gossip and obsess over -- so much so that we've created our own warped nobility out of people who have done nothing to deserve it: celebrities.

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Matthew Fox Isn't Really Feeling The Royal Wedding (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 28th 2011 11:45AM
Matthew Fox, Piers MorganMatthew Fox has been in London for the last couple months, starring in a West End production of the Neil LeBute play "A Forest Dark and Deep." He was a guest on Wednesday's London edition of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) where the host wanted to get Fox's opinion on the big royal wedding which will take place in the city Friday.

Are you a romantic man?" Morgan wondered, buttering him up.

"I think so, yeah," Fox replied.

"So when the big moment comes, and [Prince William and Kate Middleton] come out on the balcony, and the prepare for what we imagine will be the most viewed kiss in history, will you be feeling a little warm and cuddly inside?"

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David Frost: Diana Would Have Made Jokes About Royal Wedding (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 27th 2011 12:05PM
Legendary TV personality Sir David Frost was close enough with Princess Diana to have her be his son's godmother. So during his appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) he was asked what his good friend would have thought about her son's marriage to Kate Middleton.

"I think that she would be thrilled with the choice he's made . . . And I think she would inevitably in the circumstances also -- besides being thrilled -- be filled with the most marvelously irreverent jokes, cause she always was."

Sadly, Frost didn't reveal what any of these jokes would have been.

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