Back in 1981, I was in France on holiday when our future King married for the first time. A group of us from school had to make do with looking at the pictures as soon as the latest edition of Paris Match hit the shelves. So, in 2011, it made for an enjoyable morning and part afternoon to be able to watch today’s royal wedding live. However there was one image that led me to tweet this “Beatrice looks like she's arrived straight from an overnight goth party!”
I think it was the combination of extremely dark and heavy eye make up, the texture of her coat just beneath the collar, and the hat that looked like it had come from wardrobe at the Dr Who studios that did it for me. What was she thinking? And did neither she nor her sister actually look into a mirror when planning their outfits, let alone before they left the palace?
But to counterbalance the above, there was more than one moment of pure joy captured on camera today. Celebrating a job well done, after almost everyone had left the abbey a verger was seen performing cartwheels down the aisle. Here it is. And congratulations to the happy couple!