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The Royal Wedding For Dummies

Julian Knight

ISBN: 978-1-119-97304-1 February 2011 216 Pages


The fun, slightly irreverent guide to enjoying, understanding, and joining the festivities.

Content includes:

  • 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

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.


"...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." (, March 2011)

"...a great read to prepare you for The Royal Wedding." (, April 2011)

" 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)

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