A photogenic year in Will and Kate, on the royal-wedding anniversary weekend. Try to resist.

A photogenic year in Will and Kate, on the royal-wedding anniversary weekend. Try to resist.

Doesn’t this look like the kind of storybook place where Will and Kate would live?
A portfolio of Anglesey, the verdant, pastoral island home of the newlyweds.
Photograph by Julian Broad for Vanity Fair.

Doesn’t this look like the kind of storybook place where Will and Kate would live?

A portfolio of Anglesey, the verdant, pastoral island home of the newlyweds.

Photograph by Julian Broad for Vanity Fair.

No seriously.  Try it on.  Try it on NOW.  NOW.  NOW.

No seriously.  Try it on.  Try it on NOW.  NOW.  NOW.

The cake!  Funfetti, probably.
Photograph by John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

The cake!  Funfetti, probably.

Photograph by John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Meet Grace Van Cutsem, the Tiny Frowning Bridesmaid Who Stole the Show.
Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.
And the kiss—though somewhat stiff-lipped and sexless to those who watched it on camera, it does photograph well, does it not?
What’d you think?
Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

And the kiss—though somewhat stiff-lipped and sexless to those who watched it on camera, it does photograph well, does it not?

What’d you think?

Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

Since you loved our Princess Diana Hat Color-Wheel—who wouldn’t?!—we made you another hat collage.
We’re so fascinated by this trend of the round floating circle hat—the great straw orb protruding from one’s hairline.
Who looks best?

Since you loved our Princess Diana Hat Color-Wheel—who wouldn’t?!—we made you another hat collage.

We’re so fascinated by this trend of the round floating circle hat—the great straw orb protruding from one’s hairline.

Who looks best?

This just-arrived royal-wedding press kit is getting quite cheeky with us, wouldn’t you say?

Photograph by Hamish Robertson.

This just-arrived royal-wedding press kit is getting quite cheeky with us, wouldn’t you say?

Photograph by Hamish Robertson.

“It is something they absolutely wanted to do, and William graciously accepted.”

A senior royal aide, confirming the rumor that the Middletons would be making a six-figure contribution to the wedding. Traditionally the royal family alone pays the entire cost.

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Kate and Pippa suffered the indignity of being labeled “the wisteria sisters” by the press because they were “highly decorative, terribly fragrant and have a ferocious ability to climb.”

Okay, well, I’ll say this, that’s a much higher-concept insult than “Waity Katie.”  Adorable, slightly gauche Middletons forever!

Honestly, it’s things like this that remind me that as long as reporters can come up with such great descriptive prose, the future of journalism is entirely bright.

Mark, you flatterer, you!  Where can we send the magnum of Dom?