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Yvonne Yorke
Yvonne Yorke is an award-winning journalist and WeTV network's royal wedding expert. An authority on the British and European royal families, she has met many senior royals and covered royal weddings and other high-profile, international events such as the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yorke was in London for live coverage of Prince William's wedding as a special royal commentator for the BBC, and to report for Huffington Post / AOL News. She was also one of the select few journalists covering the Royal Tour in Canada to be invited to a private reception to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

As a royal expert and commentator, Yorke is a regular contributor to CTV News, and her other on-air TV appearances include CNN's Showbiz Tonight, NBC's The Today Show, Associated Press TV, Access Hollywood, E! Network, The Biography Channel, and Fashion TV's royal wedding special.

Yorke has been featured, and/or quoted in the Associated Press, the Tribune Company (Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, etc), USA Today, Forbes, International Business Times, AOL News, Yahoo News, Entertainment Tonight, New York Daily News, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, National Post, The Toronto Star, New York magazine, In Touch, OK! magazine, The Telegraph UK, Daily Mail, Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Elle UK, Grazia UK, Hello UK, Marie Claire Australia, The Times of India, as well as countless blogs and online publications around the world.

A former international correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and W magazine, Yorke has also covered fashion, beauty, entertainment, and the luxury retail market. Her work has appeared in top publications in North America, the UK, Asia and Australia including Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, Travel + Leisure, Departures, CNN Traveller, and many others.

Yorke has been to over 85 countries and all 7 continents as an experienced travel journalist featuring international travel destinations, luxury hotels and spas, gastronomy-based travel, high-end cruises and yachting.

Entries by Yvonne Yorke

Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity (PHOTOS)

(9) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Whenever I see myself visiting Petra in Jordan, I'm always on horseback -- galloping from the magnificent rose-hued Al Kazneh (known as the Treasury) to the score from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". While I didn't have Indy, or Sean Connery, who played his Holy Grail scholar father with...

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Singapore Airline's World Class Service

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 6:52 AM

Much of what's in the news about air travel these days is bad. If it's not lost luggage, then it's surly flight attendants, excessive fees or plane loads of passengers stuck on the tarmac for hours without food or water. It makes you misty-eyed for the days when flying was...

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Stand Out Luxury Hotels (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 12:34 AM

As a seasoned travel writer and royal journalist, I'm often staying at hotels as I travel the world covering royal weddings, royal tours, film festivals and other assignments. However, not all hotels are equal -- there are definitely some more noteworthy than others. Sometimes what makes a place memorable is...

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Britannia Rules the Waves on the Queen Elizabeth (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 1:10 PM

The tremendous media coverage on both sides of the Atlantic generated by the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this spring has created a global surge of interest in all things British. Fresh from covering the royal wedding for the BBC in London, I had set sail around the...

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Prince William on Honeymoon As Controversial Diana Film Premieres in Cannes

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 1:55 PM

As the world now knows, William and Catherine are honeymooning in the Seychelles, which I correctly revealed in my HuffPost report on April 10 as the most likely of all the rumored honeymoon destinations. Like the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I've embarked on a holiday after...

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Official: William and Catherine California Bound!

(5) Comments | Posted May 7, 2011 | 11:19 AM

There's Bragelina, TomKat and Posh and Becks. Now, the world's newest glamour couple, William and Catherine, may be heading for Hollywood -- will they be dubbed "WillCat" by the entertainment press? Though the itinerary won't be released until later, Clarence House officially confirmed on May 5 that the Duke and...

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Hollywood's New Royal Wave of Films

(5) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 5:28 PM

Helen Mirren did it. So has Colin Firth. Now Madonna is hot for it. They, and the rest of Hollywood, know that a royal wave could very well lead to Oscar and box-office gold. With Colin Firth's Best Actor victory as a stammering King George VI in The King's Speech,...

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Covering the Royal Wedding from the Front Lines

(14) Comments | Posted May 1, 2011 | 9:21 PM

"Oh wow!" Those were the first words uttered by Catherine, the new Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace and surveyed the sea of well-wishers. "Wow" is also how I would describe the excitement of covering this wedding live and being part of a historic...

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Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Dress and What Else to Watch For on April 29!

(180) Comments | Posted April 23, 2011 | 9:53 AM

With less than a week to go before the royal wedding, I'm in London for The Huffington Post where I'll be bringing you coverage from the heart of all the festivities. On the day of the wedding, I'll also be joining the BBC as a special royal commentator.

If the...

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Exclusive: Sophie Cranston Chosen as Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Designer

(251) Comments | Posted April 16, 2011 | 6:06 PM

UPDATE 4/29: Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer is Sarah Burton. Read more about Kate Middleton's McQueen wedding gown here.

I've reported many exclusive details on the royal wedding, but the biggest scoop is undoubtedly the identity of Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer.


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Camilla's Advice on Being the Merry Wives of Windsor

(38) Comments | Posted April 10, 2011 | 8:26 AM

In February, the Duchess of Cornwall had a very publicized lunch at Koffman's restaurant in the Berkeley hotel with royal bride-to-be Catherine. The jovial and high-spirited girls' lunch, which also included Camilla's daughter Laura and Catherine's sister Pippa, caught the attention of fellow diners, and snippets of their conversation was...

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A Taste of the Sublime in Oxfordshire, England

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2011 | 4:14 PM


The royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton has created a huge interest in tourism to Britain. If you're one of the many international visitors who will travel to London for the event, consider also venturing outside the capital for other...

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Royal Honeymoon in the Seychelles?

(53) Comments | Posted April 9, 2011 | 10:57 AM

Another day, another royal honeymoon destination rumor. In addition to Kenya, Mustique, Necker Island and the Scilly Isles, there has also been talk of places as far-flung as Corfu, Croatia, Barbuda, Nepal, and even Tonga. At this rate, you might as well just throw a dart at a world map!...

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William & Catherine Play Cat and Mouse Game with Press

(56) Comments | Posted April 2, 2011 | 10:28 AM

Both Prince William and Catherine had their secret stag (bachelor) party and hen night (bachelorette party) last week. What is most remarkable is how successfully they managed to elude the press -- all of whom were anxious to find out any snippets of information. As Prince William stated with satisfaction...

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Travel To London In Regal Style For The Royal Wedding!

(17) Comments | Posted March 26, 2011 | 8:23 AM


Here are some things I've been checking off on my "To Do" list for April: Get a flight to London in time for the royal wedding. Check! Find a fabulous hotel in the heart of all the action. Check! Buy a chic...

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Bollywood Bash at Buckingham Palace!

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 11:37 AM

It seems that ballroom "Dancing with the Stars," Bollywood-style, is set to arrive at Buckingham Palace. The Press Trust India has reported that celebrated Indian choreographer and entertainer Sandip Soparrkar and his dancer wife, Jesse Randhawa, will perform for guests at the Buckingham Palace reception after the wedding....

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Royal Guests At The Royal Wedding: Who's IN And Who's OUT For Prince William And Catherine's Nuptials (PHOTOS)

(235) Comments | Posted March 20, 2011 | 10:54 AM

Well, I'm not the only one who's ready to join in the festivities of William and Catherine's wedding on April 29. More royal guests have confirmed their attendance...while some have bowed out.

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Mobile -- Birthplace of America's First Mardi Gras (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 5:28 PM


Fat Tuesday is on March 8th, and for the last two weeks, the pre-Lent celebrations have filled the streets of Mobile, Alabama, with costumed and masked revelers, colorful paper-mâche floats, live marching bands, and throngs of exuberant parade spectators waiting to catch...

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It's a Royal Knockabout!

(13) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 10:41 AM

Well, I must be making quite a mark as a noted royal journalist going by the amount of attention I've received, and the number of noses I've seemingly put out of joint with my coverage of the royal wedding. First of all, I want to say thank you to all...

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Catherine Charms Wales By Secretly Learning Welsh

(208) Comments | Posted March 5, 2011 | 9:44 AM

I've been asked by several TV networks to comment on Catherine and William's first joint engagement last week. The couple was in Anglesey, Wales to launch a lifeboat, but it was also the launch of Catherine's public role, and the first of many engagements and duties she will...

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