Friday, 29 April 2011

The Uninvited Guests

It was an early start and a tad cool in London town. Still in true middle class fashion I had packed a picnic and a flask of coffee for the momentous occasion. However petit garcon turned down brioche for jammy dodgers on the district line.

After breakfasting on the glamorous tube we alighted at St James Park and walked towards the Mall.

Proud flag carrier

The view of Buck Palace from St James Park

Quick morning chat with Chris Evans as you do. Lots of people wanted his attention. Last time I'd seen him was at TFI Friday, how times change I said, it used to be Oasis and now its a Royal Wedding. I suddenly felt v grown up (read as ageing!)

We got our pitch with some fun people

Flag waving practising at 8am!

Blanket down and breakfast part 2 - note the handy loo roll I grabbed as we left home.
The blanket got very grubby as did my white jeans and when we gave up sitting on it I hung it on the rails on the Mall and it was still there on our way home so I packed it up and am hoping it will scrub up well in the washing machine.

The programme - and yes we all sang the hymns when they were in the Abbey - as well as cheer very loudly when they said I do!

Lots of crownsAnd big hats

Listening to the radio whilst standing & waiting

A quick cuddle

Look at the state of my jeans, blanket & springform pumps

Catherine going past with her dad - the veil looked stunning in the car and it was offset wonderfully by her dad's grey hair - it was a lovely sight.

There was lots of marching and guard changing on the Mall whilst the ceremony took place. And I failed to get a photo of the carriage as the spectacle of the Guardsmens, the horses and the carriage plus William & Catherine was mesmerising.

I was amazed how incredible an occasion it was. I loved the chats I had and the fun with complete strangers from all over the world. And I got quite tearful thinking how sad it was that Diana wasn't there for her son's day. Catherine and her family were fabulous and the dress was perfection.


  1. How exciting that you were able to be there! Thanks for sharing these pictures. The gown was perfection. I wish them much happiness.

  2. It looks brilliant fun! Great pictures and the Petit Garcon looked adorable.
    How exciting to have been there. xxx

  3. how wonderful. The young Windsor-Middletons are as radiant as young Kennedys but without all the crazy baggage.
    And I heart Chris Evans too.

  4. Hi there!! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, the wedding was stunning from start to finish and I adored it completely!! xxx

  5. OMG Petit Garçon looks so lovely and cute!!!
    I'm sure it was very excited....

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  6. It looks like you had a fabulous day and I'm glad the rain stayed away! I couldn't resist watching it on the TV and they both looked so happy, it was quite moving. PS I used to love TFI Friday, it was a great start to the weekend, were you a stylist on the show? xx

  7. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, it was wonderful wasn't it but even better to be there. Did everyone get a programme?

  8. How exciting that you were there! That photo of you and PG is seriously adorable.

  9. So glad you got to go! Wishing I were there!

  10. With regard to your post about Kate Middleton not being a style icon and in response to Vivienne Westwood saying she would dress Kate when she caught up a bit in fashion, all I can say is Princess Eugenie!

  11. Jo - hahaha you got it in one. If you make an uttering it always comes back to haunt you, I'm thinking more on Dame Viv than me. I still would say Catherine is setting a tone rather than being a style icon - but Pippa M now she is setting the pace!

  12. Dear Kate, well done for braving the crowds! I bet the atmosphere was amazing xx


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