A Royal Year: The Top Ten Royal Events of 2010

Right.  Let’s get to it, shall we?   🙂

3.) National Day Monaco

I know, I know… you are wondering why I chose this event ahead of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s pregnancy announcement.  The reason why I decided on this particular event is due to one person.  You got it… Miss Charlene Wittstock.

Since the startling announcement that HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was engaged to Miss Wittstock it was only a matter of time until we saw her with the rest of the Princely family on the balcony of the Palais Princier de Monaco.  Naturally, it was going to happen.  She is after all Prince Albert’s fiancée.

Miss Wittstock basically stole the show on November 19, 2010, starting with that Eva Peronesque suit she wore during the day.  Let’s not sugarcoat this… she looked ridiculous.   Way too over the top.  Her hat looked like a giant satellite dish, while her skirt was way too tight.  Unfortunately, for her, the skirt flattened her rear-end which, as a result, gave her a massive pancake butt.  The gloves, oh no.  Tsk tsk.  Simply wrong on all levels.

After the church service and balcony wave-a-thon the Princely family of Monaco attended a fancy gala concert.  Everyone looked lovely, including Miss Wittstock (wearing an altered Armani Prive beaded ombre gown.)   HSH Prince Albert II , however, looked like a head waiter at some restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida.

All in all it was a lovely day.

To watch two video clips from Monaco’s National Day please click the links:  TF1.fr and You Tube

Source and Photos courtesy of: Nice-MatinZimbio.com by Frederic Nebinger-Pool/Getty Images Europe, and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

 

 

2.) HRH Prince William of Wales announces his engagement to Miss Catherine Middleton.

No one is actually that surprised that HRH Prince William of Wales finally asked his college sweetheart, Miss Catherine Middleton, to marry him.  At least, I’m not.

I don’t know what else to say except… congrats to the couple.

The British royal wedding will take place on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, and if you are thinking about traveling to London for the big day… forget it.  It will be a madhouse. First, all hotels within the city are booked.  Solid.  Second, you would probably enjoy watching the wedding on television then being smashed together with screaming and otherwise smelly people only to have a quick two second glance at the new royal couple.

You can watch the interview with HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton by clicking this link: You Tube

Here is the official photo-op and quick Q&A with the press: You Tube

 

Photo courtesy of Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office.