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“Wow”, Said The Bride

  • April 30th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

kiss.jpgBritain’s Royal wedding happened on Friday 29th April amid churchbells, some pageantry and cheers from very large crowds.

Events and facts:

The bride, stepping out onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace, was seen to be wowed by the greeting from thousands of well-wishers, who’d pushed the barriers forward, politely, to get to the front gate.

The couple, Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, provided two kisses during the balcony appearance.

Henceforth they will be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and will share another two titles.

Earlier they had been married at Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

It did not rain, the festivities ending in mild sunshine.

The wedding dress was by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen; hand made lace over an ivory and white satin gazar gown.

The groom, Colonel of the Irish Guards, wore their uniform, with his RAF pilot’s wings.

Some 5000 street parties were said to be taking place.

While working class folk undoubtedly joined in the fun, the two former Labour Party Prime Ministers, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, were not invited to the wedding. After all it was put on by English aristocrats and a business tycoon.

Television chains revelled in extensive outside broadcasts, from temporary commentary boxes and studios, and reporters staked out among crowds – the estimated world audience of two billion to be confirmed.

rfds-3.jpgGuests were asked to support named charities in lieu of offering gifts; in Australia the RFDS – Royal Flying Doctor Service.

See EUAustralia Online, “Royal Wedding – Questions”, 28.4.11.