There you have it! It’s D-Day and it’s just been announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton have been given the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. There was a lot of speculation on what the Queen would be bestowing on them and now we know what they’re going to be addressed as for years to come. If you’ve just woken up and are wondering what the deal-io is over at the Royal Wedding of all weddings, here’s some information to keep you going. If you want to know where all the players of the grand stage are, Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa (her Maid of Honor) are at The Goring Hotel, while William and Prince Harry are at Clarence House. Apparently, Kate’s brother James left this morning and the word on the street was that he went to have breakfast with his future brother-and-law. The photos above are from last night where the relaxed couple greeted crowds outside Clarence House and The Goring Hotel respectively.
The doors of Westminster Abbey are open, and here’s a surprise; the aisle is lined by trees! Six English field maples, symbolizing humility and reserve, and two hornbeams, symbolizing resilience. The Archbishop of Canterbury will be conducting the ceremony. And if you’re really cutting it close, here’s how the really important events have been timed. 10 am (on the Brits time) is when the V.I.P guests are to arrive at the West Gate (“normal guests” are going through the North Gate)— Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and the lot! If you just have to see the dress live, Kate is scheduled to leave the hotel at at 10.51 am (in a hightop Rolls Royce) and the service is to begin at 11am, so don’t miss it! Don’t worry, we’ll post photos and more information as soon as we can. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: The Beckhams are here! Looking gorgeous we might add. David looks (and we don’t use this word too often) very, very handsome wearing tails (minus top hat, thank God). Victoria’s wearing a lovely fascinator and a navy blue dress which skims the baby bump. Look out for our next post for all the fashion.
[Photos: Splash News Online]