Time for a little blog party to commemorate the upcoming one year anniversary of William and Kate’s wedding. The year has flown by, and we thought it would be fun to take a look at all our favourite moments from the days leading up to the wedding as well as the wedding itself.
might will be some gushing ahead. You have been notified. Can’t help it. Do feel free to join in.
A Spot of Shopping with the People:
Ok, to start there’s just so much to love about this picture of Kate popping into the shops in Chelsea just days before the wedding. Take a look and then we’ll discuss.
All right, that’s a Cath Kitson shop in behind, all decked out in wedding fanfare. How weird must that have been for Kate to see all this wedding stuff all over the place in shop windows and what not? Then there are all these oblivious folks going about their day checking out their Blackberries and what not. Kate’s wearing an Issa wrap dress and seriously old pair of shoes that are from years ago and should have been retired. Anyway, that is neither here nor there. It was all just so darn fun surprising to see her out like that when all the excitement was starting to ramp up. Maybe she had to pick up her own commemorative tea towels.
The last rehearsal!!!
Kate was really getting into her royal wave and it was all just around the corner. Heck, this was my Christmas Eve:
And it was so much fun seeing the little attendants trotting into the last rehearsal wearing their Sunday best:
Let’s be nostalgic for a second and look at this photograph of the young attendants heading to the rehearsal for Lady Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles with their mums:
And here’s a sneak peak inside. That’s a very young looking Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones sitting on the chair:
And here are Diana and Charles leaving St. Paul’s after their final rehearsal:
Back to kate and William and…the trees! Now this is when things really started to get real. I mean – there were TREES going INTO the ABBEY! What a brilliant idea. Truth be told, I didn’t get much done at work after seeing this on CNN. It was over from this point on until the wedding weekend was over.
London Getting Ready:
One Royal Poster was in London and took this snapshot of port-o-potties being delivered. The juxtaposition with Buckingham Palace in the background is hilarious:
Seeing The Goring get all set up for the arrival of the Middletons was also pretty thrilling.
Our royal poster took this snapshot when it was starting to get dark. She reported seeing people inside the hotel peaking out at the Looky-Lous below:
Hmmm…that looks like Sarah Burton:
Another significant moment was realizing that that HAD to be Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton under that hood heading into the hotel for the night. Dress designer revealed!!
An Impromptu William & Harry
Then, when we thought that was it for the night, William went on an impromptu walk about with Prince Harry outside of Clarence House. Radar Online reported that when asked how he was feeling, William said, “I hope I’m not too nervous tomorrow.” He also said, “Make sure you wave at Charles and Camilla” who were back inside Clarence House.
Ever the royal scamp, Harry jollied the crowd along saying, “I’m sleeping out here tonight. The atmosphere is fantastic. That’s why we came out. In there we can hear it.”
Parts Two and Three are all about the big day itself and we’ll post that later this week. First, though we’ll have a recap of Kate and William’s upcoming London outings. It’ll be their first engagements since William returned from the Falklands.
On Wednesday, they will be out on the town for the UK premiere of the documentary film African Cats and then on Thursday they will attend a reception at Goldsmiths’ Hall to celebrate two Army teams who recreated the famous race to the South Pole by adventurers Scott and Amundsen.That’ll be a full night; they will later help launch the Imperial War Museum Foundation’s campaign to create new First World War galleries in time for the centenary of the conflict in 2014. Looking forward to it…