Good Morning Calgary! It is 2o’clock in London this Friday April 29th, and we just finished watching the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. While some of you are just getting ready for work, we are ready for a nap! It has been exhilarating yet exhausting -what an experience. The streets were wild last night and today with many camping out and most getting into the ‘royal spirits!’ We met people from all over the UK, Europe, the Americas, and Australia.
The wedding went off with military precision. William and Harry arrived looking so handsome, actually smashing… (sigh) in their attire. Diana would have been proud. The queen was lovely wearing a beautiful and happy shade of yellow. Pippa was an outstanding attendant tending to her sister with grace and calm. Her simple dress was complimentary on her gorgeous figure. We think she could have been a bride she was so stunning! We were so impressed with the calm and confidence that the whole Middleton family processed.
Kate’s grace, confidence, composure was extraordinary. We stopped by Alexander McQueen’s salon on Bond Street yesterday wondering if it would be a Sarah Burton dress! We have to say we are very impressed with her choice. Kate’s silhouette was perfect. The dress was more traditional than thought but had the classic neckline that she wears so well. It was a perfect Kate dress. She wore the dress, it didn’t wear her, and it has a timeless beauty that will look elegant and classic for always. However, so anxious to find out about the shoes Kate and Pippa wore! Must research! We have been snapping lots of photos on stunning shoes so more of that to come.
The hats, my goodness the hats! One has to love the Brits for their crazy yet wonderful tradition of hats! Victoria Beckham’s gravity defying hat was stunning however Eugenie’s ‘head structure’ was a tad wacky, don’t you think? Even in the crowd there were hats everywhere, although most were pure fun and many had straws connecting to liquid refreshments!
There were over 200,000 viewers on the streets and they had huge screens at Hyde Park and also outside the Abby so everyone felt very involved. Although it was mayhem and party mode was in full tilt, Hyde Park was relatively calm during most of the ceremony and then went wild and roared when Prince William and Kate were announced as husband and wife! For the number of people in the crowd it was great to see it in relative control!
Have to say, loved the sermon of the Bishop of London when he quoted Saint Catherine of Siena whose festival day is today. (Coincidence?) “Be who God meant you to be and set the world on fire…” His sermon was very heartfelt and real and we found ourselves truly listening to every word he said. And didn’t Kate’s brother do an outstanding job reading from Romans 12?
It was a powerful occasion with tiny moments of intimacy. William and Kate will be fantastic role models for Britain, for the royal family,