Synopses & Reviews
Your guide to the event of the year
The royal wedding will be the event of 2011, and The Royal Wedding For Dummies features a fresh, fun look at the occasion. This ultimate guide to the big day is packed with facts about the participants, the locations, and the history of royal weddings. With coverage of how to plan a street party and prepare delicious fare, and a programme of the day's events, The Royal Wedding For Dummies is the second best thing to being there. And if you are going, we have you covered with tips on choosing the best locations for taking in the events.
Royal romance – follow the path Wills and Kate took to the altar and discover royal weddings of the past
Meet and greet – join the families of the bride and groom and brush up on your royal etiquette
Celebrate good times – throw a party worthy of royalty and test your regal knowledge with a quiz fit for a king
Open the book and find:
A biography of the happy couple – of course
An inside look at Westminster Abbey
A lively account of royal weddings of the past
A guide to planning and holding a street party
Royal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and old alike
Great websites for up-to-the-minute wedding updates
Plan a right royal street party or celebration
Hold a royal quiz for family and friends
Select a spot to catch the action in person
"...a good guide with lots of tips and a fresh and fun look at these historic events." (Shropshire Star
, March 2011)
"...perfect guide to provide readers with a fresh, fun look at this historical event." (iVillage.co.uk, March 2011)
"...a great read to prepare you for The Royal Wedding." (Beautyandthedirt.com, April 2011)
"...an entertaining guide to enjoying, understanding and joining in the festivities on The Big Day." (Western Morning News, April 2011)
"...some super hints about how to throw a street party." (Grazia, April 2011)
The fun, slightly irreverent guide to enjoying, understanding, and joining the festivities.
- A brief biography of the happy couple - of course
- Royal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations of the customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during the events
- An inside look at Westminster Abbey - the building, the history, and the weddings
- A lively account of royal weddings of the past - with a score card ranking the ultimate results - including a look at other royal/commoner romances
- "Where did they go?" Royal honeymoons of the past
- A "Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On" section perfect for figuring out who's at the events
- A guide to planning and holding a street party that will bring back memories from the past
- A recipe section with great takes on traditional British fare perfect for a party
- Royal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and old alike
An "If you're going" guide featuring
- The best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in person
- Great places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere
- Tips on getting around London easily and safely on the big day
About the Author
Julian Knight has worked as an editor at the Independent on Sunday since 2007. Previously, he was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live. He is also the author of British Politics For Dummies and The British Citizenship Test For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Background.
Chapter 1: Charting the Course of the Royal Romance.
Chapter 2: Gazing at the Royal Family.
Chapter 3: Revisiting Royal Marriages of the Past.
Part II: The Wedding.
Chapter 4: Taking a Tour of Westminster Abbey.
Chapter 5: Following the Rules of Etiquette.
Chapter 6: Running Through the Day's Events.
Part III: Taking Part in the Festivities.
Chapter 7: The Best Places to View the Events.
Chapter 8: Throwing a Proper Street Party.
Chapter 9: Party Fare Fit for a King.
Chapter 10: Delivering a Right Royal Pub Quiz.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 11: Ten Websites to Keep Up with the Wedding.
Chapter 12: Ten Royal Newlywed Homes.