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William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Photographs
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 man ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Sterling
(first published May 6th 2011)
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You all know that I'm a royalty fan. I was one of those millions of people around the world that got up before the roosters to watch the Royal Wedding back in April. So I was very excited to see this book at my library. The book has gorgeous photos of the wedding of William and Catherine. Some I had seen and some I hadn't seen. What was really standout about this book is all of the information about English royal weddings past. The focus is from Queen Victoria on but it was very interesting to ...more
A very easy read as the photographs are the focal point of this book – large glossy photos on very expensive feeling paper. There are a lot of photos that appear in other biographies, but a few too that were new to me. What made this book different from other biographies about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was that it highlighted other royal weddings beginning with Queen Victoria. The photos of these earlier weddings were spectacular, and Cohen provided insights into their love stories that ...more
Beautiful photographs and interesting historical background make this a fun and interesting book to read and enjoy. The details in the photographs is amazing. You can see the fibers in the carpets, the fabrics in dresses, the details of jewelry. It's wonderful how much detail modern photography equipment can capture.