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The Duchess of York said not being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding was "so difficult" for her to cope with.
'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.
There will, in effect, be two royal weddings on Friday. The pomp and grandeur of a very public ceremony will be watched by billions across the world. But what will be going on privately behind the scenes? Our veteran court correspondent who has covered all the great royal occasions of recent years offers a true insider's view of what will be an unforgettable day
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.
Sir Henry Irving's Somerset home has been honoured with a plaque. Charles Nevin joins the theatricals at the ceremony
Prince William and Kate Middleton named the day today - Friday, April 29, next year at Westminster Abbey.
Archivists at the National Portrait Gallery have discovered relics from the tomb of King Richard II hidden in one of the building's underground vaults. The extraordinary find was made by staff cataloguing the papers of the gallery's first director, George Scharf.
This year's commemorations were given added poignancy by events in Afghanistan. Cahal Milmo reports
The once neglected creator of Cranford is to be commemorated in a window above Poets' Corner
If you like geography, are good on detail and have ace computer skills, you should consider a career as a cartographer
Harry Patch died yesterday aged 111. He was the nation's final living link to the horrors of the Western Front. <b>David Randall</b>, the last journalist to meet Private Patch, reports
Moves to have the body of Mary, Queen of Scots returned to Scotland will be initiated by a Nationalist MSP this week.
The closing ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of VE and VJ Days took place on a day of bright sunshine, but amid a sombre and reflective mood. At a service in Westminster Abbey, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said: "Today of all days, we need no reminder that the spirit of murder and humiliation is still abroad ..."