Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married in two days. Until then, royal-fatigued media outlets will have to keep coming up with new and highly-specific ways of covering the wedding. Here are some of the ways newspapers managed to keep the couple and the ceremony in the news. Here's the T-minus 2 update. Check back tomorrow for T-minus 1, and check out past installments here.
"Tony Blair and Gordon Brown royal wedding 'snub' row" -- BBC
Anyone attends the ceremony in the hopes of seeing the two former Labour leaders engage in one of their patented petty squabbles is out of luck. Neither Blair nor Brown was invited, though Conservative predecessors John Major and Margaret Thatcher were. St. James Palace officials say the snub isn't a snub and Blair and Brown weren't invited because they haven't been knighted yet. Labour leaders, meanwhile, say it's all part of a plot by Prime Minister David Cameron to punish his rivals by denying them entrance to fancy formal events.
"Westminster Abbey's big religious tent" -- The Washington Post
Prince William and Kate Middleton aren't just getting married at Westminster Abbey because it's big, convenient, and what his parents did. It's also the only venue in England that has the "transcendent meaning to fit into the event." Even the gothic architecture "reveals a divine cosmos overarching the early realm." Also, lots of famous dead people are buried there.