And I hear she stomps around her country place in wellies. (That would be British for rubber boots.)
So, there ya go.
Yay, Princes! Aren't they adorable. Harry looks like he's snickering and Will actually looks reasonably calm. I cannot imagine how weird it would be to get married with half the world watching. Like, no pressure. Wait. Yes, PRESSURE!
Okay, so we got the princes, who are all decked up in these incredibly ornate uniforms.
And then Kate gets out of the Bentley and she looks beautiful. It's like she got training on how to be a royal bride. Oh yes that's right... she has gotten training. Heck, Will's had his whole life to be trained.
Confession: I squeezed out a couple of tears.
I LOVE WEDDINGS! (DRINKS ALL ROUND!)
My mom got to see this before leaving for work. "Oh and her train isn't even 40 ft long," she wept, since we had been talking about how sensible Kate seems to be. Okay, sensible in relation to your average colossal royal wedding.
This just isn't a good year to be super flashy, what with the recessions and global lack of cash.
By this time, Harry is fidgeting and sweating and looking like he's more nervous than the groom. Do we kinda love Harry? He's done some boneheaded moves but he grins a lot.
Will didn't get to actually watch her come down the aisle but had to stand there waiting until she got right up beside him. Is that a thing in Britain or just for royal people? Wow. Self-control. Harry turned around for a peek though, and apparently said to his brother, "Wait till you see her."
And then, also apparently, according to those who are good at reading lips, Will said "You look beautiful." I'm not so good at reading lips but I can read dudes, and he gave her a quick but thorough looking-over. Oh yes.
It was cute... they sort of whispered little things to each other like they'd just met for coffee or something. Hello darling. You look handsome. Thank you honey, you're quite slamming yourself today. Oh you rogue, my dad is standing here. Cheeky aren't you? Ha, you just wait.
It was a very formal and serious ceremony. It was an hour long. I'm twitching and trying to keep my eyes open by then. I do know one of the men in robes stood in a little crow's nest and gave a wonderful speech/ sermon, but I sure as heck can't remember a word of it. Luckily nobody fell asleep in church while being televised.
Know what I love about this lady? Her crooked smile. She always looks like she's choking down a good snicker. I also have an instant kinship with other crooked-faced women. Her eyebrows are different, and she's unique, and besides, symmetry is so overrated.
Then of course the ring doesn't go on smoothly. It never does. The groom always stands there wrestling with it while everyone else holds their breath.
Not the Queen though.
Do you think Prince Philip is a total scream in real life? He looks kind of jokey. He also looks pretty darn good - he's turning 90 next month!! (His eldest son, sitting right there beside him, doesn't really look that much younger... maybe Charles has had a more stressful life...!)
Oh Will, so thoughtful and serious and oh my gosh, I AM OLD. I remember when this guy was born. I remember when he was a little chubby cheeked toddler with yellow hair. And now look at him. He's tall and his hair is thinning! He's a MAN, man!
So yeah. I'm old.
Another thing I like: she wore her hair down, so she looked like herself.
I think she's good at this thing.
Let's look at this again:
I think she looks more comfortable than he does.
Notice how there seems to be a proper way to hold hands, a proper way to walk?
But no slight little wave, the twist from the wrist. Maybe only the Queen waves that way. What if there's a way to wave that only the Queen gets to use?
Maybe it takes a few years of being the Queen to get it right.
Lots of waving.
Mother, Grandmother and Step-mother all wearing proper British lady hats and nice non-offensive pastels.
Left to right:
I am standing beside the Queen of England. Well done.
I AM the Queen of England.
My hat is sideways? Mrs Middleworth's hat is too. Or is it Middlemore? We look like we called each other this morning.
Well aren't they a charming group. I'd love to know what they're chatting about in real life. Nice wedding. Mm, yes. My backside is rather numb after sitting for an hour. Not to worry dear. Very soon your feet will go numb from standing. Later your face will be numb from smiling. Buck up, ladies.
Man she must be a tough ol lady.
You know how I suspect Prince Philip to be the life of the party? Check him out here, putting the charm on Kate's sister.
Oh Pippa. Watch out for that ol feller.
So the new Duchess walks out, looks around and we can see her going, "Oh wow." Understatement. There was a carpet of people in front of them.
Then they had to do the little peck on the lips.
And these two are so racy they kissed TWICE! Them kids today, eh?
Well I had to go out to the barn so I didn't see the next part. I hear William took his new wife for a drive in his dad's antique Aston Martin.
Well, sure that's cool - you know I love cars. I think Jethro and I did one better though. We got driven through town in the back of a 1955 Ford F-100 pickup truck! That rocked.
I wonder if my wedding dress still fits. It did on our tenth anniversary, but that was almost ten years ago. I'm not good with numbers, but this is our twentieth anniversary coming up in the summer.
I feel another ride in the back of a truck coming on.