happy Tenth anniversary to the Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge! We begin with a look at a video released today to mark the event.
will Warr, a London-based filmmaker, shot the video last autumn. It looks like most of it was shot the exact same day as the family’s 2020 Christmas card photo, as everybody is wearing the exact same outfits as those seen in the photo utilized for the card.
In situation you missed yesterday’s post, new photos of the couple were released in conjunction with the anniversary.
I include them right here to ensure everybody has a possibility to see them. Both were taken by Chris Floyd, a London-based professional photographer known for his star portraits.
In the images, the Duchess is wearing the ‘Avery’ gown by Ghost as well as a new pendant that is not yet identified. (Full details here.)
Now for our look back at the huge day. We begin with this photo of the bride as she leaves the Goring Hotel.
Here she is with her father, Michael Middleton, as they head to Westminster Abbey.
The expression on Michael Middleton’s face is terrific.
A better look at the father of the bride.
Kate looked radiant beneath her veil.
In this photo, it almost looked like Kate was having a few ‘cleansing breaths,’ although she really appeared extremely calm as well as composed the entire day.
Younger members of the wedding event celebration as they arrived at the Abbey, including woman Louise Windsor, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Tom Pettifer, as well as William Lowther-Pinkerton.
I like this picture of Prince William as he arrived.
With his best man, Prince Harry.
You can see the entire Order of service here.
HM, Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales, as well as Duchess of Cornwall as they were escorted to their seats.
By this point, the news had been released the gown was by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. From The Telegraph’s protection that day:
The style was fabulous, fashionable as well as fairytale, completely in tune with Ms Middleton’s wish that it should integrate custom as well as modernity with the creative vision that characterises Britain’s most famous fashion label, established by the late Lee Alexander McQueen, in 1994.
The train on Kate’s gown was just under nine feet. That expanse of material was well handled by Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton.
A look back at the enormous crowds.
Along with a wave as well as a smile.
A quick note about exactly how photos as well as video were done inside the Abbey.
Cameras were placed as discreetly as possible.
More than 8000 journalists were accredited to cover the event, as well as it was estimated more than a billion people watched the wedding event broadcast.
Final adjustments by Sarah Burton.
A much better look at exactly what Ms. Burton was arranging.
Then it was time to head up the aisle. Michael Middleton’s face spoke volumes.
A wide shot.
You get a sense of exactly how long the aisle is in this photo.
Mr. Middleton appeared calm throughout the day.
A lovely three-shot.
The Middleton household during the service after the father of the bride was seated.
Here you get one more sense of the material volume in the train.
Zooming in on that shot likewise shows the excellent expression on William’s face.
The bride during one of the hymns.
The couple laughed after a little hiccup when William struggled to get Kate’s wedding event band on her finger. It was made of Welsh gold by Wartski, an upscale jeweler as well as antiques firm located in Mayfair. The ring was made from a nugget of Welsh gold provided to the couple by the Queen.
The extremely Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster, conducted the service, as well as the Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury (below), married the couple.
There was one aspect of the service that was not televised. more from Westminster Abbey: “The signing of the wedding event register in the Chapel of St Edward the Confessor was the only part of the ceremony not to be televised, allowing the royal couple a personal moment with their families before departing the Abbey.” Below, a scenic shot of the Chapel.
The couple as well as Pippa Middleton exiting the Chapel.
In this photo, you see the couple as they bow/curtsy to HM before heading back down the aisle.
A wide shot as they pass the Tomb of the unknown Warrior.
Just moments before they saw the throngs of people as well as heard the delighted roar from the crowd.
Then it was time for the carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.
Fortunately, the rain held off.
As the couple passed the Cenotaph in Whitehall, Kate bowed her head, as well as William saluted; that little lift of Kate’s veil from the wind as well as the expression on her face make this one morefavorite.
The couple looked extremely much in sync during the ride.
The crowds were enormous.
This isolated picture of Kate beaming is one I have always liked.
The look on the Duchess’s face in this photo likewise resonated.
A view as the carriage arrives at Buckingham Palace.
Here you have one more look at the train.
Younger members of the bridal party.
There were not loads of photos from inside the reception. In this photo, you see her speaking with Australian Prime priest Julia Gillard.
This provides a great view of the dress.
After the reception, it was time to step out on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony.
The crowds remained huge.
Many will keep in mind that little Grace van Cutsem was underwhelmed by the flypast.
Everyone wanted to see a kiss.
A different angle.
One of my preferred photos of the day.
A glimpse back just before going inside.
The two looked just elated as they drove Prince Charles’s Aston Martin from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House.
Another view of the trip to Clarence House.
The permit plate.
In yesterday’s post, we looked at preps for the wedding event cakes served at the reception. From Fiona Cairns’ site:
The cake was extremely carefully driven down the M1 to Buckingham Palace! We were provided a space above the kitchens in Buckingham Palace to assemble the cakes. It took a team of 6 people three days to complete.
Here you see Ms. Cairns as well as her team working on the cake the day before the wedding.
There were really two cakes, one that was cut as well as served to wedding event guests as well as the cake utilized for display. Pieces were likewise preserved for future use, including the three Cambridge children’s christenings.
We likewise showed you some of the preps for the wedding event cake Prince William requested; it is a chocolate cake made with McVitie’s biscuits. right here is a picture of the cake via Mr. Colenso’s Facebook page.
Royal chef Darren McGrady has the recipe utilized in the royal kitchen area for the cake here. With thanks to Bonnie for the tip, there is likewise a YouTube video with Mr. McGrady showing exactly how to make the cake. In addition, Fiona Cairns, who created the main cake, shared the recipe with ABC news for a smaller version of the cake.
Now for our look at what Kate wore.
We’ll begin at the top, with the tiara. As many readers remember, the Duchess wore the Cartier Halo Tiara, created by Cartier in 1936 of platinum as well as diamonds.
The shot on the left is from the Kensington Palace display showcasing the wedding event apparel as well as accessories.
If wondering exactly how the piece was secured to the head, there was a velvet-covered headband, as well as it was likewise sewn on, in a way of speaking.
The Duchess wore earrings that were a gift from her parents. They were created by Robinson Pelham and were said to be inspired by the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, which includes oak leaves as well as acorns.
The bride’s bouquet was all white.
Hello reported that “Kate’s bouquet when she married Prince William was a combination of the Middletons’ as well as the royal family’s favourite stems. Each flower was symbolic: lilies, for the return of happiness; hyacinths, for steady love; ivy, for fidelity as well as friendship; as well as myrtle, the emblem of matrimony.” Per tradition, the bouquet was laid at the grave of the unknown Warrior inside Westminster Abbey after the ceremony.
A replica was utilized in the Buckingham Palace exhibit.
The embroidery was done by artisans from the Royal institution of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. (The majority of the lace was made in France at the historic Sophie Hallette factory, then affixed to the gown by Royal institution personnel.)
From the Palace news release:
“Individual flowers have been hand-cut from lace as well as hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to produce a unique as well as organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil as well as shamrock.
A better look at the lace on the veil.
Now to the gown itself, preceded by more of The Telegraph’s article.
It featured a strapless,Victorian-style corset, narrowed at the waist as well as padded at the hips – long a signature of the late couturier – underneath a high-necked, long-sleeved, sculpted bodice in intricate lacework, handmade by the Royal institution of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, as well as incorporating individual, hand-cut as well as embroidered flowers representing the rose, thistle, daffodil as well as shamrock. The English Cluny lace was handworked in the Carrickmacross tradition, which originated in Ireland in the 1820’s, as well as was mixed with French Chantilly lace.
The dress’s skirt was designed to look like an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches as well as pleats that then pooled in the nine-foot train. right here is a full-length shot of the gown as displayed in the July exhibit.
More from a people story featuring embroiderer Chloe Savage, who worked on the gown.
“Kate had her final fitting at (Alexander McQueen designer) Sarah Burton’s salon early in the morning the day before her wedding,” embroiderer Chloe Savage recalls….
“We were all sitting around the studio at about nine o’clock waiting for the gown to come back with any type of final adjustments,” Chloe continues. “We hadn’t finalized the lace down the seams yet. We had most of it on the gown however had left the lace loose in the seam to accommodate for that final fitting.”
Thankfully for Chloe as well as the other members of the 50-strong team that secretly toiled away for months ahead of the wedding, Kate’s Chantilly lace gown needed extremely few last-minute alterations.
This picture is likewise from the exhibit.
Here you see some of the hand-cut lace.
From a story in today’s Telegraph by Georgina Lucas.
Nearly 200 years of British royal history as well as the heritage of the Arts as well as Crafts custom were incorporated into the gown. Its exquisite hand-embroidered as well as appliquéd lace, as well as emphasis on ‘best of British’ materials, recalled Queen Victoria’s decision in 1840 that her bridal gown should promote the nation’s skills.
A much better view of the lace on the front of the skirt.
The Duchess was in shoes by Alexander McQueen.
That evening there was a personal reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess wore one more Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation. The strapless ivory satin gown showcased a sweetheart neckline, circle skirt, as well as embellished waist.
The Duchess likewise wore a bolero-style angora shrug. Below, the couple as they left Clarence home as well as drove to Buckingham Palace.
We’ll wrap up with one of my preferred photos from the day.
And what were you doing ten years back today? I keep in mind sitting in bed watching wedding event protection starting about 4am EDT as well as madly posting on social media as well as emailing friends as well as chatting on the phone.
If you would like to watch the wedding event again, this is the Royal Family’s YouTube version.
You can watch the wedding event on the Royal Family’s YouTube channel.
If interested in a longer version with the morning’s coverage, this runs 3+ hours.
And if you have a huge block of time, this BBC video offers more than 5 hours of coverage.