Collective Sigh: Kate Middleton is a Princess Duchess Now; Wore Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen!


They did it! Kate (in McQueen) and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.

The ceremony was fantastic! Kate Middleton seemed to be having an out-of-body experience as she floated to the altar, and when she finally got there William whispered something to her that made them both smile. Throughout the service, they both looked like they were about to burst into laughter, throw-up, and cry. The ring seemed similarly freaked out as Will gave it several forceful thrusts before it finally slid onto her finger.

Kate’s Cartier tiara on loan from the Queen is not part of the “crown jewels” collection — apparently, no one can wear the crown jewels as they belong to the people of England

Kate’s sister Pippa was the perfect maid of honor/lady in waiting,dutifully straightening Kate’s train at every turn. In her white gown, also by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, she looked like a bride herself. White — or anything close to it — on anyone other than the bride is generally taboo, but every girl in her party was decked in white/ivory which seems to be a royal tradition as the bridesmaids in Princess Diana’s wedding wore white too. Or maybe it was just these two brides’ choice.

Pippa Middleton & a few of the too-cute flower girls

With so much speculation about what Kate would wear — long sleeves or strapless, McQueen or Bruce Oldfield — and whether it would measure up to Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ nuptials, what was so beautiful about the Royal Wedding is how clear it was, to me at least, that in spite of all the pomp, circumstance, and splendor Kate and William were just a girl and a boy getting married. A girl in an ivory tulle Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress with a lace bodice handmade by the Royal School of Needlework and trimmed in handmade flowers. And a Cartier halo tiara, on loan from Queen Elizabeth, that looked to be diamonds set in platinum. A girl who will be the Queen of England.
UPDATE: More deets on Kate’s dress & Pippa’s too on the Official Royal Wedding website

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