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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Tribute – Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 

Best wishes to the happy couple - I migliori auguri alla coppia felice.

Prince William kisses his new bride Kate on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

It will be no surprise to those that know me that I have spent most of today glued to the television, watching The Royal Wedding of Prince William, now The Duke of Cambridge to Catherine Middleton.

A wonderful and emotional occasion for which I decided to make my own memento of a video of still shots of the day. From the arrival of The Queen at Westminster Abbey, right through the ceremony, the landau ride, to the balcony kiss and then the newly weds leaving Buckingham Palace for Clarence House in the open top Aston Martin.

As I feel proud to be British today I decided it was appropriate to share, thanks to Sky News for the coverage of the event today which we were able to watch here in Italy.

It was the historic fairy tale wedding that was expected, the forecast rain stayed away, the sun shone, London was full with hundreds of thousands of tourists and billions of people around the world were able to watch the live coverage.

In a stunning bridal gown with lace applique floral detail and a 2.70 metre train, which was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Catherine walked up the red carpeted aisle with her father, as a commoner. Leaving Westminster Abbey less than an hour and a half later with her husband at her side the former Catherine Middleton became HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. 

I will let my little slide show tell the rest of the wedding story and just say Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”.

 

LindyLouMac

Photos were all taken by myself but from the television courtesy of Sky News coverage.

32 comments:

  1. She was such a lovely bride and I'm looking forward to what their lives will become. Great slide show.

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  2. Such a lovely tribute you made. What a beautiful couple. Hope they have a long, happy life together.

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  3. that was such a lovely post,, her dress was lovely,,hi from Canada

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  4. Great slide show Linda, and lovely post. Wasn't it all wonderful. Catherine (Kate) looked wonderful, and I thought that the dress was stunning! All in all, a truly magnificent occasion and the rain held off which was good! I have just watched it all again this evening!! They do seem truly in love and I wish them a long and happy life together.

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh I've seen the wedding on Sky News . . just a lazy, lovely Friday in office!!! So wonderful! Buon fine settimana

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  7. Absolutely BRAVO!!!! I thought of YOU today as I planned our celebration . . . absolutely love this post, my dear friend! Cheerio!

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  8. I watched it all on TV last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Need a bit o fairytale amongst all the doom and gloom lately.

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  9. I enjoyed your post. While many here on the East Coast of the US got up just after 4:00am to watch the ceremony, I didn't, so I am very appreciative of your "coverage".

    I think Kate is absolutely stunning and truly looks like a princess.

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  10. I got up at five this morning and loved watching every minute of it. Even as an American I am a fan of the Royals. Most especially the late Princess Diana's children.

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  11. This is such a great post! Thank you! I watched everything too as for once, the time difference was on my side! The only thing I didn't get to see live was the happy couple driving in the vintage Astin Martin.

    What a happy happy day!

    Hope you enjoy a royally fabulous weekend too.

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

    PS I am so glad you enjoyed the card featuring Salisbury Cathedral. I had no idea your family lived there!

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  12. I certainly understand your sense of pride today. I tried the same thing and took photos from my front row seat "at the wedding". I was amazed how well the photos worked out and made a collage to add to yesterday's post. It was so nice to have a cup of tea while I watched William and Kate. her dress was stunning!

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  13. They do make a handsome couple! Hopefully they will live happily ever after.......

    How can the Prince be a prince AND a duke?? I could never keep all that stuff straight, lol!

    Best of luck to them - marriage in the spotlight cannot be easy.

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  14. great post :) She did look beautiful and SO classy!! Loved watching...I recorded coverage and watched it twice!!!

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  15. What a beautiful pair they are..I do think they will be very happy and we watched the whole wedding too..Very happy event. As I said to my husband, at least this is happy news..
    Have a happy weekend..xooxCarolyn

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  16. Mr FF was watching the Italian coverage on his computer, I was glued to the big screen BBC programme. It was a fantastic day, the gorgeous couple made us all proud.

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  17. Lunga vita alla Regina e agli sposi!!!
    Lo sai che tutto ciò che è britannico mi emoziona!! Ci sono appena stata in Inghilterra..... e già mi manca!!
    Un abbraccio
    Susy x

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  18. A wonderful tribute and I can totally understand your feelings of pride. It was a flawless, beautiful yet suitably understated celebration and once again shows that no one can do such occasions like the British! Congratulations! – g

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  19. Enjoyed the slide show Linda, some lovely closeups of Catherine. Thanks for visiting, I slipped up did I sorry about that, I will check it out now.Enjoy the rest of your weekend, love Linda x

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  20. wonderful slide show..I watched the wedding and enjoyed every single bit of it, right down to the amazing and sometimes funny hats. Loved every minute of it.

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  21. Meant to add that I think things are once again going to be *OK* at the palace now.

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  22. What a romantic lady... :)
    Anyway congratulations also from me, wishing all the best to the couple.

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  23. I managed to watch part of the wedding and then I had to go out, but I did catch up on the highlights online. I remember watching Prince Charles and Diana's wedding when I was little (!), but I love this one so much more. :)

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  24. A great morning! Had to get up at 5am here in Florida to see it, but well worth it for the fun!

    Paul
    http://fromsheeptoalligators.blogspot.com/

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  25. It was soooooo lovely, wasn't it? The atmosphere was just fantastic. Nobody does British like the British!!!...which is just as well, really, isn't it?!

    Sarahx

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  26. I'm here to wish you a very Happy Birthday, Lindy!
    I won't have a slice of Thisisme's cake, though, thanks...I prefer the chocolate one she baked for Jenny. I'm going to see if I can have seconds of that one :)

    ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  27. Hi Linda, I came across your blog through Thisisme's blog. I too am from England, but I moved to Malaysia 5 years ago. I live in a small town called Kuantan in West Malaysia with my wife and daughter. I guess I keep my blog similar to yours in which I post about my tropical life on this side of the planet.

    I loved the Royal Wedding immensely, also watching on Sky News. It filled me with deeper pride of being English!

    It's great to come across your blog and hope we can keep in touch!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  28. You can contact me at mohicanman2AThotmailDOTcom

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  29. I was up at 3:45 am here on the East Coast of the US to watch the wedding. I agree, it was lovely and moving. A real fairy tale.

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  30. It was a lovely wedding and quite nice to be able to watch it with the crowds here in London. And yes, she looked stunning! xo

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