The Absolute Best Moments From The Royal Wedding

Britain's Prince William kisses his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after their wedding service, on April 29, 2011, in London. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Welcome to the 5th anniversary of the best day of my life.

 

Kate Middleton arrives with her sister, Maid of Honour Philippa Middleton at the West Door of Westminster Abbey in London for her wedding to Britain's Prince William, on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Without rambling on about how much I love to cover the life and times of royalty, let us oogle over photos that defined one of the most magnificent days in recent history.

Michale Middleton: “Will not get sick.  Will not get sick on the ground upon which all of England’s monarchs hath been crowned.”

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Royal Wedding Rewind: Kate Middleton Wanted Flowers In Her Hair, Camilla Said No

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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.

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“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.

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“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.  Continue reading

Former Reality Star Sofia Hellqvist Becomes a Princess

Prince Carl Philip Princess Sofia Just Married Sweden

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Female commoners, may I have your attention.   Former reality star and saucy model Sofia Hellqvist has done the impossible by marrying an adorable Swedish Prince.

Tell your mother to forget about the doctors, lawyers and hedge fund jamokes.  Your expectations just underwent a major upgrade, and now you won’t consider any man who doesn’t come with a title.  Continue reading

PHOTOS: Will and Kate Celebrate Their Fourth (Royal) Wedding Anniversary

Prince William Holds Kate Middleton Hand Smiles Westminster Abbey Royal Wedding

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Hello, and welcome to the fourth anniversary of the greatest day of my life.

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate four years of matrimony, having said “I Do” in front of an entire congregation, plus a few billion eyeballs around the world.

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On the morning of Friday, April 29th, 2011, the Queen gifted the couple with their title .  A statement from the palace read:  Continue reading

Let’s Relive Kate Middleton’s Iconic Stay at the Goring Hotel [VIDEO]

Kate Middleton Waves Crowds Outside Goring Hotel

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Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 105th birthday party of the Goring Hotel, where she stayed on her last night as a commoner/singleton, according to the Daily Express.  Her Royal Highness, who is due in April, wore Erdem’s “Darla” dress from the designer’s 2013 resort collection (currently sold out, according to Lyst).  Continue reading