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Royal Wedding: Live from the State

By Vanessa McCray

8:06 a.m.

They woke up at 2 a.m., did their make-up, donned their best hats, pulled on their high heels and waited in the chilly early morning air to watch the royal wedding at the State Theatre.

The audience here is finally thinning after more than four hours of wedding coverage viewing, but at least a hundred die-hards remain in their seats waiting to see William and Kate kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Those who are leaving are freely sharing their opinion of Kate’s dress. Stylish locals here complimented the dress and the demure but sophisticated cut. “Exquisite” and “age-appropriate” are two ways it’s been described to me. More »

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Royal wedding eve: Strategy

By Vanessa McCrayLoyal royal watchers face a quandary tonight: How to prep for tomorrow’s super-early wedding ceremony.

Various friends from the EST, where live London coverage of Kate and William’s wedding day begins at 4 a.m. our time, are trying different approaches. More »

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Getting ready for the royals

By Vanessa McCrayI’ve been telling everyone that I’m covering the Royal Wedding.

Preen. Pause. Confession: From Traverse City.

The State Theatre in downtown Traverse City will broadcast the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton live Friday morning. Organizers have already handed out 550 tickets to the free event and turned down a hundred additional requests for invitations. More »

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