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William and Kate: we so want to believe in fairy tales

While I wasn’t able to be one of the estimated 2 billion t.v. viewers of Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, I’ve been eagerly following the news and watching videos of the highlights.

I thought Kate’s wedding gown was gorgeous and that she looked beautiful, and I loved Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s military uniforms. Everyone wanted to see Kate’s gown! Here is a description of it.¬†It was made of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt, and underskirt. The dress was made of ivory and white satin gazar, designed to emulate an opening flower. The train measured almost nine feet long.

All I could think about watching the footage of her walking down that long¬†aisle of Westminister Abbey¬†was, “Don’t trip! Do NOT trip!”

The wedding was the sixth biggest web event ever, and it almost crashed the internet! There were 2.6 million tweets on Twitter about the wedding!

Most of my interest in this is because I was such a huge Lady Diana fan and Prince William is her son, second heir to the throne. I was so saddened by Prince Charles and Princess Di’s marriage falling apart and her tragic death. Princess Di loved her children and I know she would have loved to see this day.

The pressure must have been incredible on Kate Middleton for this event, but she did beautifully – even if William did have a bit of trouble putting the ring on Kate’s third finger.
There’s lots of talk about William choosing not to have a wedding ring, the frowning 3-year-old bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem when the crowd roared at William’s and Kate’s kiss on the balcony, the crazy hats the guests wore and a horse in the royal procession afterward that got spooked, reared up and bolted. Also, a funny¬†T-Mobile spoof video of¬† the¬†wedding has gone viral.

Why was there so much obsession with this wedding? The story and the wedding are as close to fairy tales as we can get. And deep inside our hearts, we desperately want fairy tales to come true.

Three of the first marriages of Queen Elizabeth’s children have failed. Prince Charles and Princess Di’s wedding – hailed as a fairy tale – fell apart, and many people were devastated about this. So we’re now rooting for William and Kate. (And now if we can just get Harry to settle down…)

For the royal wedding,¬†Queen Elizabeth¬†gave William the title of “Duke of Cambridge,” the highest title in the British peerage. So they are now known as, “His Royal Highness: The Duke of Cambridge and Her Royal Highness: The Duchess¬†of Cambridge.”¬† Don’t you just love the sound of that? ūüôā

While Kate is not officially called “Princess Catherine” (she’s not a princess in her own right), the wedding and this story is still very romantic! Almost as romantic as our Prince, Jesus, who is soon coming for us, His radiant, beautiful Bride!

Below is a video of Kate walking down the aisle in her gorgeous gown. Enjoy!

Video of Kate Middleton walking down the aisle with her father



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