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  • Carriage restorer Dave Evans cleans the 1902 State Landau carriage at the Royal Mews in central London, Monday March 21, 2011. The coach will be used to carry Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day, Friday April 29, 2011, if the weather is good. If the weather is inclement then the 1881 Glass Coach, traditionally used to transport Royal brides, will be used instead. (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, Pool)

    Kate Middleton to use repaired Rolls-Royce

    Kate Middleton will arrive at Westminster Abbey for her April 29 wedding in a Rolls-Royce that was damaged in December when Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were attacked by student protesters, officials said Tuesday.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'A Full Cup'

    When Kaiser Wilhelm II was in a particularly waspish humor and wanted to denigrate his Uncle Bertie, King Edward VII, he would say of him that he goes sailing on his grocer's yacht. Since he was referring to the retail magnate and purveyor of tea Sir Thomas Lipton, one is tempted to say "some grocer."


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