I have SO many thoughts about this.
First off, this coming Friday marks five years since the royal wedding.
To celebrate the union of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it’s key that we remember moments leading up to and during the greatest live event of our time.
Fans (me) were insatiable when it came to wedding plans for April 29th, 2011.
Who would design Catherine’s dress? What would her and William’s titles be? Are there really going to be trees inside Westminster Abbey (my father’s question)?
Reporter Catherine Ostler penned a most intriguing story for the Daily Mail, in which the Duchess of Cornwall was (allegedly) trying to convince Catherine to wear a tiara for her nuptials.
“The latest battleground is that Camilla is said to be desperate to persuade the bride to wear a tiara — even asking friends to intervene on her behalf — because Kate is said to be considering wearing flowers in her hair,” Ostler wrote at the time.
It’s worth pointing out here that few women in this day and age have a justifiable reason to wear a tiara. A real, historically-rich, priceless tiara that wasn’t purchased in a bridal shop.
And here was Catherine, opting instead for a few flowers to pop in her (albeit gorgeous) hair, a la Fergie at her 1986 nuptials (which looked ridiculous, PS).
You’ll notice that since the wedding, Catherine has only worn a tiara three times; twice to diplomatic receptions (below in 2012), and once to the 2015 Chinese State dinner.
“While Charles and Camilla have no wish to be seen as extravagant or out of touch, they believe there is a level of formality and grandeur beneath which a royal wedding must not sink,” Oster wrote.
“To a certain extent, they [William and Catherine] want to have a royal wedding, be like their friends and be ‘of the people’ — something that Camilla would regard as trying to have their royal wedding cake and eating it.”
I side with Camilla on this one.
“Though Kate is not averse to headgear — after all, she single-handedly triggered a renaissance in the feathered headpieces called fascinators — she knows her long, glossy hair competes with her legs as being her stand-out feature,” Ostler continued. [Read more…]