The Royal Wedding

We all know how excited I was for the royal wedding.  Apparently I wasn’t the only one…

According to People Magazine, the royal wedding special edition,  there were over a billion people who watched William and Kate’s wedding.

This is how the morning of April 29th went on the east coast.

3:00am – 4:00am – The Queen’s office announces the titles Price William and Kate will take.

3:15 a.m. – General wedding guests show up at Westminster Abbey.

4:50 a.m. -VIPs and distinguished guests arrive at Westminster Abbey. They entered  the church through the West Door.

5:10 a.m. – Prince William and best man, Prince Harry, departed Clarence House.

5:15 a.m. – Prince William and Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey.

5:20 a.m. -Members of foreign royal families arrived at the church.

5:20 a.m. – Kate’s mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton departed the Goring Hotel.

5:27 a.m. – Carole and James Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey.

5:30 a.m. – Members of the Royal Family arrived at the Abbey.

5:38 a.m.– Father of the groom, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, departed Clarence House.

5:40 a.m. – Prince Andrew (uncle of the groom) and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie; Princess Anne (aunt of the groom), and her husband; Prince Edward (uncle of the groom) and his wife, arrived at Westminster Abbey and entered church through the West Door. You’ll see pictures of the royal families below.

5:40 a.m. – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip departed Buckingham Palace.

5:42 a.m. – Prince Charles and Camilla arrived at the Abbey.

5:45 a.m. – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were the last guests to arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:48 a.m. – Kate’s bridesmaids and William’s pageboys departed the Goring Hotel.

5:51 a.m. – Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father, departed the Goring Hotel in a 1978 Rolls-Royce from the royal state car collection and made her way to Westminster Abbey.

5:55 a.m. – Bridesmaids and pages arrived at the church.

5:58 a.m. — The bride, Kate, who will be officially be known as Catherine, and her father Michael arrived at Westminster Abbey.

6 a.m. – The ceremony begins.

7:15 a.m. – Prince William and the new Princess Catherine  departs Westminster Abbey, by carriage, and process to Buckingham Palace. The carriage carrying the bride and groom were followed by 4 other carriages carrying their bridal party, parents and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

7:30 a.m. – The Bride and Groom arrived at the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace.

7:40 a.m. – Members of the royal family, foreign royal families, and other reception guests arrived at Buckingham Palace.

8:25 a.m. – The married couple reappear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and their families.

8:30 a.m. – The Royal Air Force, where Prince William serves as a search-and-rescue pilot,  performed a flyover.

Following the exit for the royal family, they had a reception where they entertained 1600 people.  Followed a 2nd reception/dinner of 300 people.  Prince Harry has a late party and “survivor’s breakfast” for the happy couple.

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Below are some of my favorite pictures of the royal wedding and fashion from the joyous event.

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Could you imagine how nervous she was?

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Look at her father..he is so proud of her don’t you think?

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Love Kate’s dress.  Simple, elegant and classy.

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Amazing dress!

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Look how happy they are.  Her day finally arrived.

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I love Queen Elizabeth.  She is so darling and classy. What a beautiful yellow suit!  Great choice for the Queen.

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Their First Kiss

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Taking the once in a lifetime moment in.  Your life has changed forever Kate.

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The 8 tier wedding cake

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Kate’s 2nd wedding dress for receptions.

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Pippa’s 2nd look for wedding receptions

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Day after wedding

Hats

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The royal bride wore a diamond tiara which was presented to The Queen by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday with diamond earnings(given to her by her parents) .
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Prince Charles and Camilla
Princess Letizia
Princess Victoria

David & Victoria Beckham
Princess Eugenie & Beatrice – WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???

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