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Let’s face it — the Royal Wedding did actually do a lot for the world. Prince William and Duchess Catherine got some of the world’s richest people to donate to charities instead of giving them gifts, lots and lots of tourist money poured into London and the surrounding areas, and overnight, one of the world’s most celebrated fashion houses turned into a household name.
You can try to pretend that you weren’t obsessed with the Royal Wedding all you want, but the numbers don’t lie. Nearly 23 million Americans either got up real early or stayed up late to see what Kate Middleton would wear when she turned into Duchess Catherine of Cambridge. And that’s not even counting the people who watched it stream live online.
Yes, yes, Duchess Catherine was absolutely breathtaking during her wedding ceremony tod, and her Alexander McQueen dress was breathaking. But the only part of the Royal Wedding that deserves the adjective cute is the wedding party. Because other than Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry, every member of that party was under the age of 10.
More details! While we’ve given up hope on finding out who designed Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress until she walks down the aisle, we do know who made the dresses her bridesmaids will wear. Congratulations to British bridal designer Nicki MacFarlane for getting the commission to design the frocks for Middleton’s attendants.
With less than a day to go before the royal wedding, designer Bruce Oldfield, who many fashion industry insiders thought was making Kate Middleton‘s wedding gown, says he won’t be designing the dress.
If you ever doubted that your boss pays attention to your social media presence, let this serve as a lesson: An 18-year-old Buckingham Palace guard has been pulled off Royal Wedding duty after calling Kate Middleton a “posh b*tch” on Facebook.
While almost everyone in the world (hyperbolic, we know) is wrenching his or her hands over what Kate Middleton will wear at her wedding, a small group of designers have banded together to suggest that her wedding dress won’t be nearly as important as what she wears when she leaves her reception. Middleton’s “going-away outfit,” as it has been termed in a story in The Daily Telegraph, will be her first outfit as a fully-fledged member of the royal family. (Apparently the wedding dress itself won’t count because it will still have perspiration of the middle class all over it.)
No wonder Matthew Williamson changed his mind about Kate Middleton. It’s been reported — by people who can do math and stuff — that the future princess and someday queen of England can inspire some serious clothing purchases. How serious? Middleton’s preference for knee-high boots has inspired the women of the British Isles to run into stores for boots just like hers. And so many women have done it that sales of such boots have increased 663 percent.
We don’t think your calendars are ready for this jelly, but Clarence House has just unveiled a minute-by-minute schedule of the Royal Wedding, including the exact moment Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall are scheduled to depart Buckingham Palace. (10:38AM, in case you were wondering.)
We take it for granted that we’re never going to be able to stop comparing Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton. So last night, when former Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Kate Betts presented her new book about the first lady to an intimate group of people at the New York Public Library, we couldn’t help but ask what she thinks about the future queen of England — and what she’ll wear on her wedding day.
Just in time for you to get full use out of your brand new iPad 2, a Canadian company has released an app that will tell you everything about the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Everything, that is, except for who’s making Middleton’s dress.
Prince William and Kate Middleton joined throngs of modern couples the world over Wednesday when they launched their official wedding website. Except theirs probably gets a lot more pageviews than your cousin’s marital Tumblr.
While everyone has been talking about the dress (and, tangentially, the jewels) that Kate Middleton will wear when she walks down the aisle, we haven’t heard much about her shoes. We’re guessing that might be because they’ll be hidden underneath a waterfall of white silk or cream tulle or cloudy lace or something of that stripe. But that doesn’t make them any less important, so Regina Popp Smith, fashion editor at Footwear News, reached out to shoe designers to see what they’d make for the queen-to-be.