… and loved it! At our friends’ place the royal wedding was on and we watched it and just how much I’ve been following the royal wedding was revealed. Apparently no one else could name the wedding party, the duration of the service, how many receptions there would be, etc. In my defense, most of my info has come from Jezebel and The Hairpin who collate the royal wedding news so I just browse through it during my daily feminist readings. Anyway here’s my wrap up:
I would totally fail at being a princess. I was much too excited at my wedding – bouncing up and down and smiling at Arthur. No demure glances for us! I wonder if it was hard for Kate and Will to be so toned down. Or maybe nerves helps? Or the pressure to behave?
So many moments of ‘yes, please God’ when they prayed for the royal couple to know and bring glory to God. One of the strengths of using the prayer book is that you have to include those bits, even if the royal couple look completely bored by them.
Now down to the details:
- Sarah Burton – of course! (even though she denied it when asked before the day)
- more conservative than I’d thought
- loved the lace
- veil was gorgeous, so was the train
- was there a problem with the bodice though? At first I thought she had nipple problems but then I think maybe the cups were too pointy? Maybe because she didn’t fill them out properly? It wasn’t all the time, just in certain light.
- also, what’s with having such a tiny bouquet?
The wedding party:
- Yes, so Will is balding, but we all knew that quite some time ago. Leave the poor guy alone, he can’t help it! On the other hand, the side part has to go.
- Pippa Middleton – all class. And so elegant. She looked stunning.
- Prince Harry – so much fun! So cute with the little flower girls and page boys. Also, he’s a tank. Has he bulked up or was it just his shoulder pads?
- I liked the few moments the Queen let herself go and actually looked excited after the ceremony. More of that please.
- Still weirded out by Camilla being so accepted. And how she went in for the signing of the register like she was one of the parents.
- Beatrice and Eugenie, oh dear. Poor things.
The religious types:
- Rowan Williams – slightly crazed looking but what a star.
- Bishop of London’s reference to the age of the spirit – is that big S or little s? Maybe more like the age of Aquarius? Still, loved the stuff about generous self-giving.
- Anglican nuns – who knew? I liked that they actually looked like they were praying during the prayers.
- What motivates men to go into all male choirs?
What did you think?
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.