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Friday, 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding

Well I am sitting here at a ridiculously early time in the morning [for me] watching TV.

I rose at 7 am bathed and washed my hair, only had half of my usual breakfast and took the dogs out by 8.00, I wanted to give them a good run as they would be indoors for a good part of the day.

I got home at 9.45.

Prince William has just arrived, resplendent in his red uniform with his brother Harry by his side also in uniform.  The crowd are enormous and going ballistic at the sight of him. The bells of Westminster Abbey are ringing out so joyously, it is a stirring sound., The Abbey looks magnificent for the occasion.

They have arrived and Harry looks more nervous than William, he keeps smoothing his hair, wringing his hands and heaving his shoulders, you can feel his tension, William looks more relaxed.

David Cameron’s wife looked elegant in a peacock blue dress with some diamantes in her hair instead of a hat, which has raised a tiny bit of controversy,  I would have liked to see her hair looking a bit more elegant.

Wills stopped to speak to Earl Spencer and his three beautiful daughters.

The bride’s mother has arrived wearing a lovely simple dress coat in silver grey, and looks so attractive, you can see where Catherine gets her looks., also arriving,  various dignitaries from round the  world. Some of the Royals are leaving Buckingham Palace in a convoy of mini buses, the crowds are absolutely enormous, I can’t recall this many at Charles and Diana’s wedding.

I’m just praying it doesn’t rain, as forecast, so far it is just rather grey, and much cooler,

Princess Michael of Kent’s hat is as big as an umbrella, and she is having to tilt her head back to see, she’s not the only one, my impressions that many of the hats are a bit too big but the fashions are truly beautiful in the main.

Prince Charles has arrived with Cami {I can hardly say her name] and I think people have got short memories as regards to her role in William’s parents marriage. My view is she shouldn’t even be there,  When she hears the vows being exchanged, what is she thinking ?, hopefully a bit of shame and embarrassment.

The various regiments look resplendent in their various uniforms.

The Queen in yellow has arrived with Philip. again the crowd cheering even harder. 

The bride has just got in her car and what can be seen so far looks stunning, the little bridesmaids just picture perfect, Cathereine’s sister looks very elegant in a simple white sheath dress.

William and Harry are now walking up towards the altar, Harry still looking nervy,

As she came up the aisle, Harry was watching and smiling, and turned to say something to William, I wonder what??

They are now side by side and the groom looks pleased as punch, what a lovely couple they make.

A beautifully simple dress with a fitted bodice, semi full skirt and lace top, a small tiara and plain veil, she looks radiant. The admiring looks of the guests tells us all, oh how many women would love to be in her shoes right now, even just for the experience of it all. The rest of the lifestyle, you can keep.

They have now exchanged vows and are married, such a truly beautiful service.

The choir is just a perfect ending to the service

How I wish Princess Diana had been there to witness this, she had to endure heartbreak before her beauty surfaced, Catherine is already beautiful, let’s hope her marriage is everything that it should be.

The pomp, ceremony and support from the crowd on these occasions, make me feel so proud to be British, and also makes me feel that we should all work so hard to keep these wonderful traditions alive, also to keep Britain BRITISH.

Well that’s my take on The Wedding, No doubt most of you will have watched it all round the world, and will all have your own view on it, but I’m sure you will all agree it was a truly memorable wedding.


  1. And a lovely take it was Arlene. I have seen parts of it so far and it is beautiful.

  2. Thank you Beth, as I was on my own, I was just rambling on what comments I would be making to any company I'd have. next best thing I suppose.

  3. I was just watching the Wedding as I read your blog today. The high lights. Wish I could have been there to take photos.

  4. You would have had a field day Horst and been in your element

  5. She really was a gorgeous bride, wasn't she? I heard from Wolfie and she watched the ceremony on one of the huge big screens in Trafalgar Square. Said she had a ball!

  6. I thoughly enjoyed the Wedding Arlene I thought the dress was amazing , with not a crease in sight. It's wonderful to see their smiling face and the inner happiness shone through. Also the little glances William gave Kate , wonderful. Have a lovely weekend hope you get time to put your feet up. Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  7. Thanks SHeila, and how |I agree about the dress and she really did look so happy, as you say the inner happiness shone through, let's hope they lay the ghost of |Diana.
    Yes Chip Wolfie mentioned on my WP blog that she had gone to see it in London, I wondered what that howling was i could hear. LOL

  8. It aired here beginning at 3:30a.m....and I watched it all until 8:45 a.m. when they shared thier first kiss. I wonder if Harry was commenting on Kate's beauty....or asking for his sister-in-law's phone number! Beatuifully done and they looked so loving and caring...I believe I even saw the queen smile! And the way they made sure to include tributes to Diana by including music played at her funeral..She'd be so proud of her boys! Dashing young men! And the Hats!!! I so wish I could have been there to take photos, too!


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