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A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with purple paint while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.

How It Ends, By Chris Impey

This is a cheery work from a US astronomer about the death of everything. Displaying an adroit turn of phrase ("Nature is parsimonious... Think of your atoms as hand-me-downs"), Impey showers the reader with terminal revelations.

Wedding snub 'so difficult' says Duchess of York

The Duchess of York said not being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding was "so difficult" for her to cope with.

Video: The Royal Wedding highlights so far

Watch the best moments from The Mall and Westminster Abbey on William and Kate's wedding day.

Video: Kate walks down the aisle

The bride in ivory walks through Westminster Abbey for her wedding.

Video: Celebrity guests at the Royal Wedding

See the celebrity guests arriving at Westminster Abbey for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Video: William and Harry arrive to cheers

Crowds cheer their approval as the Princes head to Westminster Abbey.

Showers should miss carriage ride

Weather forecasters today backed the decision of the royal couple to travel to Buckingham Palace in an open-top carriage.

Video: Royal Wedding guests arrive at Abbey

Guests have started arriving at Westminster Abbey for the Royal wedding.

Westminster Abbey, By Richard Jenkyns

For anyone who hasn't heard enough about "the most complex church in the world" in past days, Profile has re-issued this introduction, surely the most worthwhile of wedding souvenirs.

Crowds cause chaos outside Westminster Abbey

Swelling numbers of royal fans and camera crews caused chaos outside Westminster Abbey today, creating traffic jams and bringing crowds to a standstill.

Video: Harry and Kate back at Abbey

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton go back to Westminster Abbey to prepare.

Video: Wills and Kate rehearse

Prince William and Kate have been spotted at Westminster Abbey rehearsing before the big day with Prince Harry and Kate's parents.

Injured student to face charges over disorder

A student who required brain surgery after he was allegedly hit by a truncheon during last December's tuition fee protest in London, is to face a charge of violent disorder.

The Royal Wedding: Trees, tiaras and trestle tables

'The Independent' has a proud tradition of covering royal matters less slavishly than its rivals. We have loosened up a bit since our early days, when the 1988 birth of the Duke and Duchess of York's first child was marked with a single grudging sentence in the News In Brief column.

Police crack down on 'troublemakers' as royal wedding nears

Police warned protesters that "robust" action would be taken against anyone planning to disrupt the royal wedding, with more activists expected to be arrested ahead of Friday's ceremony.

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