Friday, 29 April 2011

Sealed With A Kiss

I'm sure I don't need to explain the nature of my post today as millions of people worldwide have been eagerly anticipating this day since the announcement of their proposal in November 2010.  And it was definitely worth the wait.

Prince William wore the uniform of colonel of the Irish Guards, as well as his Royal Air Force wings.

Catherine (more commonly known as Kate) Middleton looked every ounce the perfect bride.  Her dress was made by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

The lace on the bride's dress detailed a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock, and was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.  The bridal train measured just 2m 70cm which according to some reporters was quite short considering it was a Royal Wedding.  Her delicate veil was held in place by a Cartier 'Halo' Tiara lent to Kate by The Queen and her earrings were a gift from her parents.

After their perfect ceremony at Westminister Abbey they left in a beautiful horse drawn carriage, reappeared upon the balcony of Buckingham Palace and kissed twice which was just what the crowds were waiting for.

They were seen once more as Prince Will drove his blushing bride to Clarence House in his father's convertible Aston Martin decorated with floating balloons, red, white and blue ribbon and a "Just Wed" sign.

I feel like this is the first time that I have been able to thoroughly enjoy a Royal Wedding as I was just four when Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed. 

Today is an absolutely fantastic day that will of course be remembered forever.  Everything about it was positively breathtaking and its something as grand as this that makes me proud to be British.

Pictures courtesy of BBC London and Vanity Fair

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