May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Photo credit: Hugo Burnand, AP

Yes, I was one of the fans to get up pre-dawn to watch the wedding. And then I watched it again in the evening. I just love this picture with the kids. They were so adorable and well-behaved under the supervision of Pippa, the bride's sister, a beauty in her own right. Great dress though people were whining that the neckline was too low. Hmmm - grow up.
What intrigued me was the 'fascinator', that little bit from a hat that sat poised near the forehead of the ladies. Some were downright ugly. Take, for example, the baby pacifier on the head of Princess Beatrice. Joan Rivers called it an IUD. The raccoon eyes didn't help either.

Photo credit: US Weekly magazine

I'm given to understand that it is a religious tradition in the Anglican Church for women to wear a head covering while men must remove their hats. So when the Prime Minister's wife arrived sans hat, this constituted an egregious error. The invitation even stated that women must wear hats. Perhaps I'm overly critical.
It was a delightful escape from the woes of the world to pass the time watching this young couple (who are so obviously a 'couple')tie the knot.


Leslie Jane Moran said...

That is the cutest photo of all "the kids". Those Fascinators must be really hard to keep on. Beatrice and Eugenie are so weird. What in the world??? I bet Sarah bought those for them :) What a spectacular day!

martha brown said...

I totally agree with Leslie (and you)The kids were adorable :) I think that the fascinators MUST GO. I just can't stand them. My question -- where were Andrew and Edward -- I know that it wasn't their day -- but I didn't see any coverage of them....

me again said...

Martha, you must have been half awake! LOL :-)
Andrew arrived with his daughters, but of course THEY captured all the camera attention with their "fascinating fascinators". I must say, it looked like "CindyLou Who of Whoville goes to the Royal Wedding". But they're young and they're princesses, so I imagine the naysayers are just seen as fuddy-duddies. Myself, I wasn't terribly impressed with Fergie and Andrew's girls though. I guess I'm a fuddy-duddy too. (And Edward and his family were seated behind the queen, but didn't get much camera attention either.)

I agree with Leslie -- it was a spectacular day! I had no champagne or scones, but I did have tea! Then again, I always have tea in the morning.....

Love that photo you posted!