The bells have stopped ringing, the kisses have been had, the cartwheelers have cleared the church.
It’s time to take a breath, and ponder the wedding of the century (so far). Early days and all …..
For many it seems Kate and Wills wedding was all about the fashion. And, of course, it was a stellar occasion for fashion. Headgear in particular. I do so love a crazy hat, and there were plenty of those. Flowers, feathers, satellite dishes, and swirly things – all were there in full glory. From understated elegance to the fashion forehead Philip Treacy numbers, of which I thought Victoria Beckham’s playful space-age air stewardess number was the cutest. And of course Beatrice’s discombobulating ensemble courted attention. Chic and elegant below the neck, Gaga-crazy above! Certainly made my head spin! And then there was Kate. Wearing a tiara (sigh of relief), though, in quintessential Kate style, an understated and comparatively modest tiara….
But apart from the all the finery and the spectacle¬†this royal wedding provided a ray of hope and optimism, especially given the recent spate of meteorologically-driven disasters. Of course, royal weddings usually do inject a squeeze of optimism into things, but Kate and Wills had that special ingredient of being a true love match between two people launching into their future together with all the hope, trust and optimism of newly-wed couples the world over.
If anything has given the British monarchy a new lease on life, it surely has to be this.
Because where there is love, there is hope. And we all love a bit of hope. Maybe even more than a fabulous frock, or a hilarious hat.
And now that it’s all done, Kate hopes to settle into housewifedom for a bit. Meanwhile, her father mows his lawn in Bucklebury. Ah, yes, it’s all back to normal in the world of the British royals…..
Congratulations, Kate and Wills. May you enjoy a long and happy union.
P.S. Note to Hello! Where’s Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece in the best hat vote? Surely her gorgeous blue/grey rose number makes the cut !?