Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal with Style

Before I fall asleep at my desk after a 4am wake-up call, below are images of William & Kate's Fairytale Wedding Day this morning!   For those unable to see it, The SURPRISE dress was designed by Sarah Burton - the creative fashion director behind Alexander McQueen. Kate, the GORGEOUS bride who will now be called Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge, was so poised in her Grace Kelly-style gown with long sleeved lace, high neck yet with a sexy low cut twist and a Diamond Tiara - a 1936 Cartier, an 19th Birthday Gift from the Queen's father(Catherine wore this as her something borrowed). Her something new were earrings given to Kate from her parents. 

Here are some highlights from the day...beginning with our 1st glimpse of the stunning bride!

Catherine and her Dad driving to Westminster Abbey

Kate's beautiful sister, Pippa. Dress also designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen 

2 Kisses Total for Duke Will & Dutchess Catherine of Cambridge!
One of the bridesmaids on the left thought it was too loud!

Harry's Ex-Girlfriend, Chelsea Davy attended the ceremony
among 4 ex's of Will's & Kate 2 ex's of Kate's!
Lots of Hats..........

Queen Elizabeth II in her Daffodil Yellow
Beatrice & Eugenie - Yikes! (William's cousins and Fergie's daughters)
Kate's beautiful Mom!

The Beckhams!

The BIG surprise - William took Kate on a ride in his dad's Aston Martin

US Weekly got a photo of the wedding cake!

Pipa is ready for the night wedding celebration!

All dressed up for Charles' evening Party!  Kate looks gorgeous in her evening gown also designed by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton.

What a beautiful day in London!  Goodnight! XO  

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

William & Kate: A Royal Slideshow to Music

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A Royal Slideshow:

William & Kate: From Babies to Engaged! 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Countdown to William & Kate

It's time to talk William & Kate, as their wedding begins in 2 days, 22 hours and 30 minutes!  

Most importantly, TV coverage in the US begins Friday April 29th at 4am EST. So get your beauty rest Thursday night, as you have a wedding to attend on Friday.  

Married ladies, take your wedding dress(es) out of storage/your closet/your mom's closet...wherever it is. Find it and sport it. Who cares if you can't zip it. Wear it for Kate!

Castle Court is known to tell stories through here you go! Lets start with a history of William and Kate's Romance.  

It all began when they met at St Andrews in 2001...

The handsome Prince heads to St Andrews!
September 2001: Prince William enrolls at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he meets Kate Middleton - a fellow art history student. Prince William poses for a photo on Sept. 21, 2001. 

March 2002: In her 1st year at St Andrews, Kate Middleton models a transparent dress over clearly visible black lingerie at the annual Don't Walk charity fashion show at St. Andrews. It's widely reported that William paid for a front-row seat at the show. 

William whispered to his friend Fergus, “Kate’s hot!” He made his move later that night, leaning into kiss her, but she pulled away. “She didn’t want to give off the wrong impression or make it too easy for Will,” said someone who was at the party.  

Kate was known as the prettiest girl in their dorm.  William loved her quiet and low key demeanor.

September 2002: William, Kate and 2 other friends moved into a shared student house at 13a Hope Street, a house in the center of St. Andrews—one of these friends was Kate. The couple worked to keep their romance a secret, vowing never to hold hands in public, employing decoys, and showing up to parties separately. But in the confines of their home, they could act like any other university couple, watching movies together, ordering in pizza, or Indian from the Bangladeshi restaurant down the road of which Kate was so fond.  

June 2003: Middleton is a guest at William's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle; in an interview he denies he has a steady girlfriend. 

The Famous Skiing Photo in 2004: The Sun printed this photo outing William & Kate as a couple as they skied in Klosters together in 2004.  They continued to keep their relationship quiet although this was the 1st act of "PDA"!.

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When rumors started that Middleton was dating Prince William in 2005, the young woman was photographed about town. She smiled for the cameras at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucesters. 

June 2005: William and Middleton graduate in the same ceremony at St. Andrews. I just love this shot!  Note, it's credited by The Middleton Family :-) 

December 2006: William is commissioned as an army officer in front of the queen at Sandhurst and joins the Household Cavalry as a second lieutenant. Middleton sits in the stands at The Royal Military Academy in Camberley, England, Dec. 15, 2006. 

Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Prince William, Girlfriend Kate Middleton and Prince Harry watch the England-against-Italy Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham stadium in London 2/10/07

April 2007: British newspapers report that William and Kate have split up. I wouldn't be happy either :-( Prince Charles' Clarence House office refuses to comment, but does not deny the report. 

July 2007: Media in the U.K. report that the two have rekindled their romance. Prince William and Kate Middleton, photographed exiting a London nightclub together. 

April 11, 2008: Kate is seen at William's side at his graduation ceremony from the Royal Air Force, taken as a signal by royal watchers that their relationship is now serious.

June 2008: Kate attends the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle, the first time she has appeared at a formal royal public event.  Notice her hat gets bigger the more serious Kate & William get!
Kate at a Rollerskating Charity Event!

Kate wore a white bikini, while vacationing with Prince William and friends on a yacht in Ibiza.

February 2010: Asked by a member of the public about the prospect of a royal wedding, William says: "You'll have to wait a while yet." 

Credit: AP Photo/Chris Ison/PA
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton leave the wedding of their friends Harry Mead and Rosie Bradford in the village of Northleach, Gloucestershire, England, on Oct. 23, 2010.

October 2010: Prince William proposes to Kate Middleton on a private holiday in Kenya.
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November 2010: Clarence House officially announces the engagement. at St. James's Palace in London, Nov. 16, 2010 

Credit: AP Photo/Sang Tan
December 2010: Britain's Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, arrive to view the Thursford Christmas Spectacular gala in Thursford, England, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. It's Kate's first official event as a royal fiance. 

Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Milligan

February 2011: During a visit to St. Andrews University, Scotland, Feb. 25, 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton wave as they pass St. Salvator's hall, where they both lived.  


Kate and William will be married at 11am London Time 
on Friday April 29th!  

See you there...
More to come!  XOXO

Editorial Credits for this post: CBS News, Daily Beast, Katie Nicholl’s new book, William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls as The Daily Beast Reports