Prince William & Kate Middleton Leave Buckingham Palace

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The royal couple left Buckingham Palace to St. James’ Palace in Prince Charles’ classic Aston Martin Volante.

Pictures taken from AP.

Kate Middleton’s Gold Wedding Ring

The ring Prince William put today on the hands of Kate Middleton is made of rare gold. The ring was made from a gold piece given to him by Queen Elizabeth, when his engagement was announced.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton chose Wartski to make the Wedding Ring for Miss Middleton.

The ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold that was given to Prince William by The Queen shortly after the engagement was announced.

The ring will be carried to Westminster Abbey by Prince William’s Best Man Prince Harry on the wedding day.

There will be only one ring, in accordance with the Couple’s wishes.

Background

Wartski is a family jewellery business founded in 1865.  Its first establishment was in Bangor and later the business moved to the seaside resort of Llandudno.

Wartski supplied the engagement and wedding rings to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Viscount Linley when he married The Hon. Serena Stanhope in 1993. They also made the wedding rings (also of Welsh gold) for The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles for their wedding in 2005.

Wartski are long-established grantees of the warrants of HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Katy Perry’s Royal Wedding Manicure

Cute Bridesmaid in the Royal Wedding

This cute little bridesmaid is Grace Van Cutsem, the pic is taken from The Mirror

Pictures of David & Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding

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The Alexander McQueen Royal Wedding Dress

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As you probably know by now; Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress was designed by Sara Burton of the Alexander McQueen house. Several top designers have already praised the elegant dress:

“She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of (Queen) Elizabeth’s wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot.” Karl Lagerfeld

“I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: a combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother’s Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She’s radiant; she never was so beautiful.” Christian Lacroix

“The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty.” Hubert de Givenchy

“Very much in a royal tradition, reminiscent of Queen Elizabeth’s – and a little bit Grace Kelly. She looks happy, radiant and natural.” Peter Copping of Nina Ricci.

“McQueen was a brilliant choice. The choice of the label and the style of the dress was a very clever mix between edgy fashion and tradition – all in a very British way. You could see references to Grace Kelly or Queen Elizabeth’s dresses, but in a simpler, more modern way. I loved her hair down. It looked perfectly natural and noble. Truly royal.” Antonio Marras of Kenzo

All quotes are from the Telegraph.

Video of the Two Royal Wedding Kisses

Start watching frmiddlom 1:20 onwards. The two kisses are both quick, and look a lot the same. You could easily mistake them as being just one kiss, and a replay of it. But they are in fact two separate kisses.

Video of Royal Wedding Kiss

Prince William stole a kiss from his new bride, Kate Middleton, and looked so shy doing it. I even think he blushed a little.

Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress is by Alexander McQueen

The Wedding Dress

Miss Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress has been designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing.  Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work.  Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.

The dress epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom.  The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration.  Ms Burton’s design draws on this heritage, additionally giving the cut and the intricate embellishment a distinctive, contemporary and feminine character.

For more details about the fabric used, the broidery, the design, the flowers, andeverything lese; click here.

Some William & Kate Royal Wedding Pictures