Royal wedding snapshots: Charles for king, composer snubbed

Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:41am EDT
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(Reuters) - Following is a selection of stories related to the forthcoming April 29th royal wedding of Britain's Prince William that have appeared in newspapers and on websites in the last week.

(Reuters does not vouch for the accuracy of reports from other publications.) -- Britons want Charles not William as next king - poll

More Britons want Prince Charles to become Britain's next monarch than his son William despite the huge interest in William's upcoming wedding and previous suggestions he was the popular choice, a poll said.

Shortly after William's engagement to girlfriend Kate Middleton was announced last November, two polls showed a majority of Britons thought he should succeed the Queen and not heir-to-the-throne Charles.

However, according to a YouGov survey for Prospect Magazine released on Thursday, that that sentiment has now been reversed.

The poll of 2,409 people found the British public would prefer Charles to be their next king by a 45 to 37 margin, a reversal of a similar survey in 2005 which backed William by 41-37.

(Source: Reuters, March 24)

-- Nothing says "Congratulations!" like a doughnut

So the chefs at Dunkin' Donuts have dreamed up a "royal wedding donut" to honor the future Mr. and Mrs. William Windsor.   Continued...

<p>Britain's Prince Charles (L) and Prince William leave a charity event at city company ICAP, in central London December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett</p>