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British Couple Has 1940s-Themed Wedding and Takes Fabulous Photos
How does a couple who loves history get married? With a 1940s-themed wedding, of course. When British couple Ria Chambers and Jonathan Jefferies wed last month, the two stayed true to their theme -- down to their proposal. Jefferies, 40, who met his future bride in a "living history group" that
Royal Treatment: Creating a New Look for the Queen Mary 2
What a daunting assignment for an interior designer: Redecorate the Queen Mary 2. The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations. Alison Clixby, director of hotel design and projects for Cunard and P&O Cruises, had to make the ship look fresh and contemporary while
Some Pretty Crazy Things Have Gone Down in These 9 Iconic Hotels
Hotels around the world have played major roles in history. For centuries, hotels have been the sites of scandals, parties and secrets. Prizes have been dreamed up in hotels; iconic salads (yes, really) have been invented in hotels; the world's most famous speeches have been drafted in hotels. So
Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning British Monarch: 63 Things to Know About Her 63 Years on the Throne
Queen Elizabeth II made history today, becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, at 63 years. The Queen, 89, surpassed her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, reigning for 63 years and 217 days. She has outlasted 12 U.S. presidents, 12 British prime ministers and 7 popes during her reign.
German Law: Parents of Intersex Kids Can Pick 'Gender Undetermined'
On Nov. 1, Germany became the first European nation to recognize a third gender for babies born with ambiguous genitalia. No longer will newborns be rigidly assigned to male or female. The new law doesn't require parents to declare any gender for such children, allowing parents to declare gender
Is Baby Male or Female? Germans Offer Third Gender
Germany is soon to be the first European nation to legally recognize a third gender in cases of babies born with ambiguous genitalia. No longer will newborns be rigidly assigned male or female. The law, designed to fight discrimination, will go into effect Nov. 1, according to Der Spiegel. Parents
Could Queen Elizabeth Abdicate?
The newspapers over the last couple of days must have made interesting reading for Prince Charles. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has unexpectedly announced that she will step aside to allow her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, to come to the throne. The popular 74-year-old Dutch...
Elizabeth: The Early Years
Princess Elizabeth was only ten years old when she moved here to Buckingham Palace. Her father had just become king and this is where the king's family lived. As beautiful as the palace was it did have its drawbacks with 775. it wasn't exactly cozy. And with forty foot high ceilings. It can also
Wallis Simpson Intersex? Doctor Refutes New Biography
Wallis Simpson has been demonized for decades as the Baltimore divorcee who scandalized Britain by luring Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales, from his short tenure on the throne. His abdication -- touched on in the 2010 film, "The Kings Speech," and most recently a sympathetic biopic from Madonna,