I love a wedding! So it’s no surprise that I’ve been following the stream of details about the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I admit to being a little surprised that he gave to her his mother’s engagement ring. But I suppose it’s a tribute to his love for his mom as opposed to anything about how her marriage ended.
Latest news is that Kate will not ride to the wedding in the glass carriage (pictured above) as Diana did, however. Some say it’s because the carriage wasn’t a very comfortable fit, or because of the possible weather in April, or because the couple don’t want to appear too ostentatious. Word is the Queen would prefer to have things her way, though, and it looks like the carriage ride might still be a possibility. Kate and Prince William will leave the wedding, however, in the same open, horse-drawn carriage that Diana and Charles used. (Factoid: Apparently Kate is allergic to horses!)
There will be a wedding breakfast/luncheon hosted by the Queen with perhaps 900 guests, most of them chosen by Will’s side of the family. (Factoid: Diana’s family was only allowed to invite 30 people to her wedding breakfast.) The date, April 29, has been declared a holiday in England.
I was listening to the radio and they were playing a James Blunt song about seeing a girl and having to let her go (I can’t find it, darn it) and said it’s rumored to be one he’ll play at the upcoming wedding. Sheesh, I hope not. I love the song by Train, “Marry Me,” that I predict will become the new go-to first dance song for wedding receptions. Listen/watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghZt2cILcCU
I can’t wait to see Kate’s dress. I suppose she won’t be wearing the style that seems all the rage on “Say Yes to the Dress”–very revealing and sexy. I’m assuming she’ll be more covered, and I think it will set a new trend for future gowns.
Are you paying attention to what’s next for Will and Kate? Will you be watching on April 29?