Perhaps because we have no royalty, Americans especially are fascinated by the pageantry and fairy-tale romance of British weddings. Few events capture the world's heart and imagination like a British royal wedding. In 1981, we were enchanted as Prince Charles wed lovely Lady Di, generating worldwide attention and massive sales of wedding-related products. As the young managing editor of a photo-news agency, Cohen directed a team of five photojournalists who covered the wedding for several major news magazines.
Through more than two hundred spectacular photographs (including 80 pages of their wedding alone), William & Catherine recounts the couple's wildly different childhoods, their romance and engagement, the events leading up to the wedding, and the grand affair itself--watched by over two billion worldwide. Here are the massive crowds lining the parade route, the sparkling celebrities at Westminster Abbey, the bride's spectacular gown, “The Kisses” on Buckingham Palace's balcony, and the worldwide celebrations. Also included is a brief pictorial history of British royal weddings from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 to Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981.
Including a brief history of British royal weddings, fascinating detailed captions, and a foreword by renowned royal watcher Robert Jobson, author of William & Kate, The Love Story and royal correspondent for four major British newspapers, this book magnificently illustrates the pomp, the pageantry, the history and enchantment of the romance that charmed the world.
About the Author
Author/editor David Elliot Cohen has created more than thirty illustrated books that have collectively sold more than five million copies. Four, including A Day in the Life of America and America 24/7, have been New York Times bestsellers; many others have been national bestsellers in the United States and abroad, and four have appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek. His recent books for Sterling Publishing include The Bush Legacy: Their Story in Photographs; Ronald Reagan: A Life in Photographs; Nelson Mandela: A Life in Photographs; What Matters: The World’s Preeminent Photojournalists and Thinkers Depict Essential Issues of Our Time; and Obama: The Historic Front Pages—a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.
Robert Jobson is the official royal commentator for NBC. He is the author of William & Kate: The Love Story and Harry's War, and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Diana: Closely Guarded Secret. Winner of the London Press Club’s "Scoop of the Year" for his worldwide exclusive that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were to wed in 2005, he has been at the forefront of royal news for twenty years as royal correspondent of the Daily Express, Evening Standard, the Sun and currently as royal editor of the News of the World.