Factbox: Sick bags, stag do at sea -- royal wedding bites

Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:24am EST
 
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(Reuters) - Following is a selection of stories on the royal wedding that have appeared in newspapers and on websites in the last week.

(Reuters does not vouch for the accuracy of other publications' reports.)

-- Royal couple in spotlight at first official visit

Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton performed their first official engagement as a couple on Thursday, giving them an early taste of life in the spotlight that awaits them.

International media and hundreds of local well-wishers descended on Trearddur Bay, on the Welsh island of Anglesey, to greet the couple as they attended the launch of a new lifeboat.

Middleton, 29, had her hair pulled back in a ponytail on a blustery but sunny afternoon and wore a beige, knee-length coat with dark brown trim, dark scarf, gloves and a feather fascinator.

(Source: Reuters)

-- Kate's a Corker: Crowds cheer as beauty launches royal career

Glamorous Kate Middleton sparkled at her first official engagement yesterday. Looking stylish in a tweed coat, Kate launched a new lifeboat with champagne as hubby-to-be Prince William joked: "She gets to do the fun bit."   Continued...