What a lovely surprise, no one was expecting William and Kate or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they are now known to drive the short distance from Buckingham Palace to Clarence house like this, in a decorated Aston Martin Volante that belongs to Prince Charles a 21st Birthday gift from the Queen. I think it is definitely a sign of things to come, a more modern and relaxed monarchy.
The first glimpse of the dress, absolutely stunning and very reminiscent of Princess Graces wedding dress, I was thrilled that the rumours were true and she had chosen Sarah Burton for McQueen, I shed a tear at this point. I loved the simplicity of the floral arrangements and the bouquet, green and white, my favourite combination, lily of the valley perfect for this time of year.
Inside Buckingham Palace, the last tweaks to the cake.
For me the Middleton family stole the show, Pippa, looked sublime and almost upstaged the bride, how gorgeous is James Middleton? And her Father was impeccable, Kate's Mother looked fabulous in Catherine Walker, a great nod to Diana.
Two very happy people.
Kate dressed for the evening do, in another wonderful Sarah Burton for McQueen creation, the fifties theme, once again very strong.
I am looking forward to seeing the going away outfit.
And here they are the morning after, Kate in her going away outfit, which is very understated and summery they have just left Buckingham Palace for their honeymoon by helicopter, my guess is they will be taken to an airport and leave by private jet to a warm, sunny and very private destination, there is much speculation by the media. They have requested total privacy I hope they are left alone, we don't really need to know where they are.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.