On October 13, 2011, in Punakha, Bhutan His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namagyal Wandchuck married the beautiful Jetsun Pema in a traditional Buddhist ceremony.
Photo courtesy of: Daylife/AP/K.Frayer
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)
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.
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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.
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.
The wedding service begins at 11am London time.
WHERE TO WATCH THE WEDDING:
Those in Germany can watch the ceremony on ZDF. In 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 2011: This is the official website for the British royal wedding whereupon you can learn all about the service, the procession, and much more. Highly recommended!
More information will be posted so stay tuned. 🙂
Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office
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:
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
Source: The British Monarchy Photo courtesy of Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office
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.”
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.”
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