Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Highlights

Last night I was up at 12:30 AM to watch the Royal wedding unfold before my eyes. I should have woken up at 2:30 when the Royals started to arrive at Westminster but oh well I couldn't sleep. I couldn't stand the anticipation and watched as Prince William and Harry drove to the ceremony. The sound of the crowd was deafening.

Of course I was anticipating Catherine's dress most of all. It was stunning and she looked so serene and beautiful. So cool under all that pressure. I couldn't take my eyes off her. Prince William was a good husband and didn't turn around until she was next to him but Harry sneaked a peak and gave a look that said he thought his sister in law was a hottie. Pippa looked beautiful as well.

My three favorite parts were:

1) The moment when it is asked "who gives this woman...?" and Michael Middleton handed Kate's hand over to William.
2) Watching her drive, getting limited peaks at her dress until she finally got out of the car and looked so beautiful.
3) The TWO kisses on the balcony as husband and wife.

The next best parts were the hats at the wedding, the trees instead of flowers at Westminster Abby, and the mother of the bride (she looked stunning as well).

The worst part for me was Princess Beatrice's hat. Bad choice.

Everything was such a fairy tale! I'm so glad that I stayed up to watch. When Prince William finally saw Kate he said "You look beautiful," then "I love you." It was very romantic! It felt very intimate for a wedding witnessed by 2 billion people.


Lesley said...

I'm sure that the princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are lovely girls, but when I saw them get out of the car I must admit that my first thought was... Cinderella's stepsisters. Sorry girls :-(

Georgia said...

I'll admit I've never been a fan of the royals. Frankly, I'm surprised that the English people have continued to allow a puppet royalty and the immense tax base to support it for this long. But with that said, I also have to admit that Catherine and William had a fairy tale wedding.

I did have to laugh at some of those outlandish hats and absolutely guffawed when I saw that pink monstrosity of Princess Beatrice's. I immediately thought of Dr. Seuss and some Whoville character.

Adam said...

I am in the same boat as you, Georgia. I view the "royal family" as a huge waste of tax payers money (about $67 million USD a year).