Factbox: Dressmaker and doll in royal wedding focus

Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:48am EST
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(Reuters Life!) - 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.)

-- Move over Barbie! Kate doll surfs royal memorabilia wave

She's got the glossy, chestnut hair, the blue silk dress, the jewels -- and she could be yours, for a princely $195.

The pint-sized Kate Middleton Doll, by the Franklin Mint, is no cheap date. But she's the latest in royal wedding memorabilia.

One of a two-doll Kate set (the bridal version will be released after Britain's Royal Wedding takes place), the 16-inch doll's release is announced this week, in anticipation of the royal couple's big day.

(Source: CNN)

-- Hillary Clinton gives royal wedding advice

Don't get stressed and enjoy your big day is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's advice to Prince William, fiancee Kate Middleton and their families ahead of the royal wedding.   Continued...