I set my alarm for 6am here on the east coast. I’m Canadian and as part of the Commonwealth, I couldn’t miss the Royal Wedding!
I love the pomp and pageantry! I love the history and tradition. This wedding had it all and certainly didn’t disappoint.
Kate Middleton, a regular girl like the rest of us, became The Duchess of Cambridge and future Queen of England today. A fairy tale come true and I don’t think anyone could have cast it better. Kate fits the role perfectly.
Those of us who could lip read were thrilled when William told Kate “You are beautiful” as she joined him on the alter at Westminster Abbey. And beautiful she was in her perfect for her dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. She wore a Tiara passed down to her from Queen Elizabeth which was originally bought by the Queens father, King George VI. (Kings Speech)
I’m writing this while watching the wedding coverage and while texting my friend Lorellei, who is also of the Commonwealth (an Aussie) and who has a memory like a steel trap. She knows all the facts and should really have been hired to commentate for CBC (she is a little frustrated by some fact mistakes she is hearing). 🙂 She’s even more dedicated to watching this coverage than I am. Up at 2am on the West coast!
The crowd gathered around Buckingham Palace was absolutely massive; all anticipating the kiss from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. They weren’t disappointed as there were actually two kisses from this modern royal couple. Beautiful.
Here are some photos I was able to gather but I can imagine as the day goes on there will be many, many more.
First, a look back at previous royal weddings.