Kate Middleton or should I say the Duchess of Cambridge is living every girl’s dream. Her fairy tale life got even more magical on her recent trip to the Harry Potter set in Hertfordshire. The stylish princess, accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, showed off her royal baby bump in a Topshop Polka Dot Skater Dress and classic black Ralph Lauren Blazer. But, the wand was her ultimate accessory.
To make this moment even more amazing, Kate toured Diagon Alley and even received a wand lesson in the Gryffindor Common Room. I wonder if Will and Kate got any nursery ideas from their trip into J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world. I’m sensing/hoping for a Harry Potter theme.
Waking up at 4 a.m. was totally worth it! As suspected Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen followed by her sister and maid of honor, Pippa, also wearing Sarah Burton. Kate did her own makeup, which looked wonderful. I also really liked that she wore her hair down. As I watched the guests arrive at Westminster Abbey, I fell in love with the hats and the fascinators. I totally wish we did that here in the United States. I may have to call on Philip Treacy to design me a hat for the next wedding I attend. Aside from being the “Socialite Superbowl,” this wedding was truly a celebration of love and tradition. Along with millions of women (and grown men) around the world, I shed a few tears as they said their vows. The royals are often trendsetters for us socialites here in New York. As they break convention and embrace the people, we will do the same. Congratulations again to Will and Kate. May you live long happy lives together.
On the eve of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton that is bound to set records, I am beginning to feel the way I did as child on Christmas Eve. Today, I snapped a photo of this adorable picture of Will and Kate on a cab a second before it sped away down Ninth Ave. Even here across the pond, we are beaming with excitement for tomorrow’s epic wedding at Westminster Abbey. Lately, however, I have been hearing a lot of William and Kate hate. Though the media constantly being flooded with images of the royal couple can get old after a while, succeeding a decade full of natural disasters, war, and economic devastation, isn’t it time the world celebrated something happy? In the end William and Kate are normal people who were lucky enough to find love, I don’t see the fascination with them ceasing anytime soon. Yet, they would probably be just as fascinated with my life here in New York as I am with their romantic engagement and opulent ceremony.
Elizabeth Emanuel, the designer of Princess Diana’s famous wedding gown with the 25 foot train, just came out with a line of t-shirts to celebrate tomorrow’s occasion on her online boutique. In case you receive a very very last-minute invitation to the wedding you may want to check out Elizabeth Emanuel’s stunning Little Black Dress Collection.
With the royal wedding less than a week away, it is now time you started making plans to tune into the fashion, the romance, and the excess of this day. Though the actual guest list was limited to an elite group of 1900, with the amount of broadcast networks covering this occasion and websites live streaming the wedding of the century, it is going to be hard for anyone to miss seeing William and Kate tie the knot.
With England being six hours ahead, coverage will begin on April 29th promptly at 4 a.m. Eastern Time. I intend to wake up at exactly 4 a.m. in order not to miss a moment of the coverage of this couture fairy tale. At 4:10 a.m. I will call my mother who named me after Queen Victoria to go over what is happening with her. But, what happens when the clock strikes 9 a.m. and the New York work day begins? Well, Cinderella didn’t turn into a pumpkin until midnight and neither should you. The British people were given the day off. Therefore, it is time you took your own Bank Holiday.
Cinderella didn’t skip the ball because her stepmother would rather have had her clean the chimney. Here are some suggestions to avoid the office in order to watch this once in a lifetime fairy tale unfold across the pond:
Don’t show up: The royal family may have certain obligations, but you don’t. If you have to make a spur of the moment decision not to go to work for a day, I’m sure everyone will understand. After all, you can always “work from home.”
Family emergency: With all of the press the royals have been getting surrounding this most high profile wedding, they have begun to feel like family to all of us.
Sickness: Calling in sick is always a classic excuse to avoid the workplace when there is something you would much rather be doing. To make your excuse more believable call in sick the day before and treat yourself to a spa staycation. Then when you call in sick the day of the wedding it will just be an extension of the illness of the day before.