The other Royal Wedding

(57 Posts)
EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 12:48:48

BBC report on crowds.

Anyone know when we'll see the dress?

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 13:32:46

No one else care?

< gets coat and watches tumbleweed >

mummytime Belgium Sat 30-Jul-11 13:41:09

My DD is very interested, but she's at the stables today. Hopefully there will be something on the evening news.

rainbowtoenails Sat 30-Jul-11 13:54:53

They were forbidden from selling the photos so we're probably not going to see much at all. I wonder if she'll change her name?

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 13:57:40

I was hoping for pix at least of arrivals at and departures from the Kirk for the bridal party, the Royal Family and lots of fit rugby players.

ZZZenAgain Sat 30-Jul-11 14:06:05

well I like all the Scottish accents in the reports telling us things will be pearrrrfect etc , but apart from that, not that excited tbh

They say on the BBC the crowds have been told there will not be much to see, narrow streets and no real view of anything

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 14:23:31

"It also might be that Mike Tindall is going to wear tartan, in the Phillips tartan, which is blues and purples” (Ceril Campbell, Stylist)

So it gets better - prospect of fit men in kilts. Possibly even Prince William - didn't he get a Scottish title was well as the Cambridge one?

VitaEstBonus Sat 30-Jul-11 14:26:54

I am predicting strapless with very obvious tan lines.

rainbowtoenails Sat 30-Jul-11 14:38:12

Im so pleased she's keeping her name. A feminist in the RF, yeah!

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 15:01:09

Pix of the guests arriving are beginning to be added to the BBC pix page.

The groom is in a normal morning coat (so hopes of kilts dashed!)

It could have gone either way on the name (Lucinda Prior-Palmer didn't seem to have any difficulty when she became Green), and it's a handy example for anyone who is getting it in the ear (especially from MILs) if they don't change.

hocuspontas Sat 30-Jul-11 15:24:57

She looks georgous in the pic

hocuspontas Sat 30-Jul-11 15:25:22

Why is it in Scotland? Is he scottish?

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 15:26:59

And here is pic of the dress on the bride's arrival. Only a half shot, so can't really tell much about it.

Looks like off-centre satellite dishes are the most frequent choice for female guests' hats.

PamBeesly Sat 30-Jul-11 15:30:15

Camilla always, always wears the same style, but it really works for her.

Martin Johnson in a suit!

<swoon>

brookeslay Sat 30-Jul-11 15:33:34

thats what I thought hocus perhaps they enjoy Scotland

Raahh Spain Sat 30-Jul-11 15:39:17

I've just seen a few pictures of the guests- have to say Beatrice and Eugenie look much better at this wedding than the last one!

At least Zara hasn't go a sister to show her up!!

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 15:39:53

Pre-wedding commentary could only suggest it was because they liked Scotland and she'd really enjoyed her time at Gourdonstoun (but that's no where near Edinburgh, surely?)

Princess Anne's second wedding was in Scotland - but I think that was connected with standard practice on which churches remarry divorcees (which clearly doesn't apply here).

PamBeesly Sat 30-Jul-11 15:46:31

I thought Sophie Wessex and Beatrice and Eugenie were lovely, Camilla predictable, didn't get to see enough of Kate to make a decision, I'm sure they are all waiting with baited breath for my opinion, probably in that church tuned into mumsnet waiting for my verdict. Zara's dress was a little plain for my taste, especially as a Royal bride but then again she seems like a no frills woman.

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 15:53:02

I wish they were showing the inside of the Kirk.

It would be useful for future wedding etiquette AIBU thread to know where Admiral Sir Timothy was sitting - with Princess Anne? Or elsewhere away from the set-piece members of the bridal party. Also where Sandy Phillips would sit.

diddl Germany Sat 30-Jul-11 16:04:17

I think that she looked lovely.

Knew she wouldn´t wear strapless though!

EdithWeston Sat 30-Jul-11 16:07:27

It does look as if it could have been strapless! Perhaps VitaEstBonus wwas onto something and the straps were a later addition?

belgo Sat 30-Jul-11 16:20:08

It occurred to me as well that the straps were added to cover the tan marks. But I'm glad it's not entirely strapless, that look is so boring.

I love her tiara.

Bue Sat 30-Jul-11 16:21:45

She pretty much wore exactly what I was expecting - I figured it would be traditional and defo not strapless! Thought the hair and tiara were a bit severe but otherwise very nice.

The little bridesmaids looked lovely! Very chic dresses, much nicer than the ones at the other royal wedding.

Waswondering Sat 30-Jul-11 16:22:08

Loved the flowers (above the church door esp nice!) and was less keen on the bridesmaids .... not a huge fan of short dresses.

Like the comment about satellite dishes smile

Thought Sophie looked great!

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