The Royal Wedding

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!”

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Ghastlies 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!

 

8 thoughts on “The Royal Wedding

  1. Maxine

    Ah, thanks for the explanation. I saw a picture of that woman in the beige earlier, and wondered why she had a giant shrimp on her head.

  2. Norm

    The Royal Wedding was supposed to cheer the nation up during a difficult time. Well Princess Beatrice’s hat has had me laughing all day. The sight of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, their outfits and makeup has also had me merrily humming tunes from Rossini’s opera, La Cenerentola.
    The whole wedding was a wonderful example of how the British are still the world leaders in event management and millinery.

  3. kathy d.

    They’re both young. It’s their job to be inventive, creative and push the envelope. That’s what it’s all about at their age.
    My relatives used to make 2′ high hats and go march in the Easter parades, when they were teen-agers.
    Loved whatever was creative and not formal, required and stuffy.
    We need all of the exuberance, fun and experimenting of youth. It helps keep us young at heart and having fun!

  4. Maxine

    however, the note of the invited guests this morning seemed to be purely landed gents and celebs (singers, comedians and the odd footballer). What happened to the token gt british writer, scientist, philosopher, etc? No need to answer, a bit of a rhetorical question and an indication of the “state of the nation”.

  5. Rupertbu

    Certainly not giving the appearance of young English roses, more Moll Flanders!
    DoE seemed to be paying unnecessary attention to young Pippa on the Balcony, no wonder he was removed for a weekend retreat!

  6. Cryssilda

    Yes they both look terrible, and just behind the Queen during the service in the Abbey, very funny actually.
    And thanks for the video, I hadn’t had the occasion to see it🙂

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