The Royal Wedding in Bhutan (VIDEO)

On October 13, 2011, in Punakha, Bhutan His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namagyal Wandchuck married the beautiful Jetsun Pema in a traditional Buddhist ceremony.

To view photos please click here and here.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/AP/K.Frayer

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A Royal Wedding Wrap-up of Sorts: Part One

Well, ladies and gentlemen I must say that the royal wedding between William and Catherine — now Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — was sweet, serene, and overall quite lovely.  Very British.

Now, for the all important information.  Who designed the dress:  Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.  The bridesmaid’s dress is also a McQueen from the 2010 collection. The tiara is the Scroll (or Halo) tiara loaned to the Duchess by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Her earrings were a gift from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton.

For those of you who missed the ceremony you can watch the service all over again on the official You Tube channel for the British monarchy here (a total of 3 hours and 37 minutes including the arrival of guests and the royal family as well as the balcony wave-a-thon)

Second, the official website for the British monarchy has been updated to include the Duchess of Cambridge’s bio which you can read in full here and here.  

Third, there are so many photos from the wedding so please click here, here, here, here,  here, here,  here,  and here.

Finally, at the moment the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at their wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.  The couple made a quite wardrobe change whilst at Clarence House before jetting off to their party.  Click here to view and here. Click to watch videos here and here.

 

Anyway, I am exhausted folks so I will add more information about tonight’s festivities later this evening.     🙂

OH!  One more thing… you might get a kick out of this clip inside Westminster Abbey after the ceremony was over and the guests finally left.  Click click here to watch.

 

 

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images EuropeZimbio.com by PacificCoastNews.comZimbio.com by WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe Zimbio.com by Bauer Griffin and Prince of Wales.gov.uk

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Official British Royal Wedding Program. Plus UPDATES!

On the eve of the royal wedding between H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, the official program for the wedding has been released along with a lovely informal photo of the couple by famed photographer, Mario Testino.

To view the official wedding program, in PDF form, please click the link here.  

Plus an amazing set of photos inside Westminster Abbey as well as images in London, England.  Click here to view.

Here is the confirmed song that Miss Catherine Middleton will walk down the aisle to: I Was Glad by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

A nice gesture by H.R.H. Prince William of Wales.  Here is a video of him greeting and thanking the crowds near Buckingham Palace.  Click here to watch.

Video of the British royal family along with many foreign royals arriving at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a reception hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Video 

Video of Miss Catherine Middleton arriving at the Goring Hotel in London.


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So, Are You Ready for the Mega Wedding of the Century? No?! Here is All the Info You Need to Know Before April 29, 2011

Well, ladies and gentleman the day is almost here — praise the higher power — when H.R.H. Prince William of Wales will finally marry his longtime girlfriend, Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.

Since I am in a jolly ass mood today I thought I would post all the 411/info for all of you so that you may enjoy the day.

KEY INFORMATION:

The wedding service begins at 11am London time.

  • 3am PST (United States)
  • 6am EST (United States)
  • 8pm Australia and New Zealand

WHERE TO WATCH THE WEDDING:

Online: BBC.com/RoyalWedding or on the official You Tube channel for the British monarchy at The Royal Channel: Royal Wedding Live.  

Also, Live Stream, ITN via Facebook and UStream.  

Those in Germany can watch the ceremony on ZDFIn Sweden you can watch it on SVT. In Australia, try Channel Seven, Nine Network, or ABC online.  In Denmark, DR1 will air the ceremony starting at 8:30am.

Television: In the United States check out, BBC America, PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, or that crappy station FauxNews (FoxNews).  However, I recommend that you tune into BBC America or watch BBC online.

Official Royal Wedding 2011This is the official website for the British royal wedding whereupon you can learn all about the service, the procession, and much more.  Highly recommended!

Royal Wedding Timetable Per the Telegraph Newspaper (UK)

More information will be posted so stay tuned.  🙂

Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office

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BBC America is Determined to Make Their Viewers Nauseous With Royal Wedding Fever Overload

The daily paper, Variety (the entertainment bible), published an article this afternoon regarding the channel BBC America and the upcoming British royal wedding.  Basically, BBC America will air several documentaries about the British royal family which includes:

  1. “Prince William & Prince Harry: Into the Future” airing on March 22, 2011.
  2. “Modern Monarchy: Dos and Don’ts” airing March 29, 2011.
  3. “Diana’s Dresses” airing April 24, 2011
  4. “Princess Diana — Her Life in Jewels” airing on April 24, 2011.

There is more within the article so please click the link to read it in its entirety:  Variety

Source: Variety Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office

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The Official British Royal Wedding Website Finally Available Online

Now, I just know this is going to make your day, but finally the official website to the upcoming British royal wedding is now online.

The website is quite nice and has a lot of features including videos and links to Clarence House’s official Twitter page.  The site also has key information about the service, procession, reception, and other inane crap.

So, click the link and enjoy:  Official Royal Wedding 2011

Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office

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HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg: New Engagement Photos

Well, I have to say that I am happy for this lovely couple.   Anyway, the German magazine, Gala, has a new article about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie along with two new engagement photos.  Information contained within the article is nothing really new for the seasoned royal watcher; however, I am sure there are some who are unfamiliar with the couple so the article from Gala is a decent CliffNotes version about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie.

Here is a translation:

Germany, along with England and Monaco, in 2011 will have it’s own magnificent and important Royal Wedding. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, the 34-year-old leader of the House of Hohenzollern announced, on Friday (January 21, 2011) his engagement to Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg. The announcement was made through the official web site of the House of Hohenzollern.

The wedding between the Prince and Princess, who have known each other since childhood, will take place later this year and s expected to take place in Potsdam. The House and is currently celebrating 950th anniversary. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie currently work as business managers. Funny coincidence: While he was training in Freiberg, Germany, she was studying in Freiburg.

The 32-year-old Sophie was born in Frankfurt, the daughter of Franz Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and Christine, Countess of Saurma. She has two brothers – Crown Prince Alexander and Prince Victor – and two sisters, Princess Catherine, who is married to Martin, Archduke of Austria and a son of ex-Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita, and Princess Isabel, a Prince of Wied married.

A potential problem, the young head of the House of Hohenzollern so out of the way: The fact that he married a noble-bred, there is no discussion will be about its position in the House of Hohenzollern. Two older brothers of his father, Louis Ferdinand, Jr could be unethical because of a wedding no successors.A second issue that has not been clarified to the public: Sophie von Isenburg comes from a Catholic family, the Prussian Hohenzollern are traditionally Protestant.

Source: Gala Magazine Photo courtesy of Picture Alliance for Gala Magazine.

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HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton to live in the Late Diana, Princess of Wales’s Home?

According to the Telegraph newspaper, it is true.  But, as you know by now, dear friends, you should take what the press has to say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, this is what the reporter from the Telegraph has to say about the supposed move:

‘William has let it be known that he wants them to live at Kensington Palace,’ says a courtier. ‘It is where he grew up and he has very happy memories.’

It has been suggested that Kate and William might live at St James’s Palace, but this is dismissed by the courtier. ‘St James’s Palace is dark, dingy and depressing,’ he says. ‘William does not want to live there.’

To read the rest of the article please click the link below.

Source: Telegraph Newspaper

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe

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Miss Catherine Middleton’s Tatler Magazine Warholesque Cover: Um, yeahhh

The geniuses who brought you Miss Charlene Wittstock’s infamous cover a few months ago, looking like Sharon Stone’s cheap sleazy sister from the movie Casino, are at it again. Yup,  that’s right… it’s Tatler Magazine!

Yay!

To say that the editor as well as art director and design team have failed yet again is an understatement.  So who is their victim this month?  Why it is Miss Catherine Middleton (you know… the woman who is about to marry HRH Prince William of Wales on April 29, 2011.)

Someone at Tatler Magazine had the Einstein idea to give her the “…Andy Warhol treatment… a pop art-style montage…”   Look, I’ll just cut to the case:  The cover is one hot freaking mess!  First, there was that gawd awful coin of Miss Middleton and HRH Prince William.  Now, there is this tacky and otherwise ugly cover.

The bottom righthand corner photo makes her look like a green monster from hell.  The layout is just… ugh!  I honestly feel bad for Miss Middleton.  Furthermore, I am beginning to wonder if those who make the final decisions at Tatler Magazine secretly hate royals and princely families.  Yeah, I know they are a “high society” magazine, but honestly…  I just don’t know what else to say.  Except…

In case you were wondering, Miss Middleton did not give an interview with the magazine and the image is from the official engagement announcement press conference back in November 2010.

Source and photo courtesy of: Daily Mail via Tatler Magazine

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HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton: Wedding Updates

Per the official website of the British Monarchy here are the latest details in regards to the upcoming British royal wedding on April 29, 2011.

  1. Miss Catherine Middleton will travel to the wedding service at Westminster Abbey by car along a route that will include The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, and Parliament Square.
  2. The wedding service will begin at 11am.  The Dean of Westminster Abbey will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, and the Bishop of London will give the address.
  3. The new royal couple, now married, will return along a Processional Route in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.  The route will include Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guard Parade, and The Mall.
  4. On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen will give a reception for the couple and guests drawn from the congregations representing the royal couple’s official and private lives.
  5. The Prince of Wales will give a private dinner, followed by dancing, at Bucking ham Palace in the evening, for the couple and their close friends and family.

Source:  The British Monarchy Photo courtesy of Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office

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Who Will Design Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress?

That is the big question these days.  Designers from around the world have submitted their sketches to the future Queen of England and they have also submitted their work to WWD.

Here are some ideas from the world’s most famous fashion designers.

Karl Lagerfeld believes she should look like a Victorian princess… high boots and all.  He must be on crack or something because this gown is awful!

Monique Lhuillier believes the gown should be “…a modern mix of the traditional and contemporary.”

For designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for the House of Valentino, they believe Catherine should wear, “…a ‘blossoming’ dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus.”

For Tom Mora he believes, “…hat there will be so many comparisons to the late Princess Diana that her dress should almost be the opposite of what Diana’s was — modern, simple and very elegant.”

Alberta Ferretti notes, “In Kate I see the natural, radiant and self-confident attitude of today’s girls. For this, I can’t help but think of an embroidered, fluid-silhouette dress in precious fabrics that will help her make an everlasting impression.”

For Frida Giannini for the House of Gucci she notes that, “…the balance Kate Middleton strikes between elegant and contemporary with her unmistakable style. For her, I had in mind clean lines, soft shapes and classic touches such as the boat neckline and distinctive train.”

 

Yigal Azrouël wants Catherine too look, “…sophisticated, but also a modern-day wedding gown for a young princess. Its elongated silhouette combined with the lace and draping of the skirt is glamorous and elegant, while the neckline and bodice remain modern.
Kimberly Ovitz really didn’t care about her design nor Catherine.  She just scribbled something on a piece of paper and said, “Modern.”  Put a lot of thought into that, eh Kim?


I think Catherine would look amazing in this gown!!  Hello Kitty Wedding dress FTW!!!

In all seriousness, Catherine Middleton will most likely hire a British designer, and many believe the designer will be Bruce Oldfield from London.

Source and photos from www.wwd.com

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