On newsstands now, this behind-the-scenes wedding preview explores why the story of William and Kate is captivating Canadians - and the world

PLUS: Election commentary with Andrew Coyne, Rick Mercer, Paul Wells and John Geddes

TORONTO, April 25 /CNW/ - In the midst of grim world events - not to mention Canada's election race - the impending marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is a good-news, breath-of-fresh-air that even the most cynical among us can't seem to get enough of. This week, Maclean's goes behind the scenes of this grand and not-so-simple affair, dedicating 30 pages to this story of hope (after Diana, could this be the happy ending?); passion (insiders say it's true love); unbridled opulence (no expense has been spared); and, of course, family politics.

Stories in this week's special issue include:
Queen Making: Her hemlines have been measured, posture checked, smiles reviewed. The verdict? So far, Kate has not put a foot wrong and her royal catwalk is a hit.

Who's in and who's way out
Anne loathes Camilla and Edward and Andrew are "volatile": the Windsors are just like any large family (except for the royal bit).

The other love story - William and the Queen
Her duty was to be the Queen, his is to become King. In this they are perfectly united, in love and honour bound.

The firm's got buzz
TV, live streaming, iTunes, Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Web managers, and more.

Don't expect a cash bar
No expenses have been spared for this  shindig.

Know your place
For the 300 guests invited to Charles's wedding dinner, picking up the right fork is just the beginning.

Over the course of the next week, some of Canada's most esteemed journalists will offer insight and commentary on the wedding from both Canada and London, online at and in the pages of Maclean's (in print and on the iPad). Renowned writers John Fraser and Leah McLaren, will be on the scene reporting from London, while Maclean's top reporters will offer coverage from Canada.

In addition to this issue, Maclean's will produce a commemorative issue, An Invitation to a Royal Wedding, just hours after the historic event. This glossy, photo-rich, special-bound keepsake issue will hit newsstands May 2 and remain there for months to come.

Maclean's subscribers and single-copy buyers alike can experience a rich wrap-up of the momentous event in the issue hitting newsstands on May 5. In addition to these three wedding issues, Maclean's is also producing a commemorative Royal Wedding book, which will be available exclusively at Chapters in May.

As Canadians gear up for the May 2 election:

  • Andrew Coyne on the coming post-election madness
  • Paul Wells on what the PM has planned for Ottawa
  • Rick Mercer on Why does Harper want my cell number?
  • John Geddes on how Harper and Ignatieff offer a fascinating study incontrasts
  • and much more

See also

About Maclean's magazine
Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4-million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture. Visit

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