Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Republican In A Tiara

On Friday night Map Guy, Tricky and I arrived by our 244 horsepowered carriage at Wembley Manor for a delightful affair to celebrate the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.

One must dress appropriately for a Royal Wedding party so ties for the gentlemen and hat/headwear for the ladies was required. Map Guy dusted off his suit and bow tie whilst I wore a black cocktail dress and accessorised with pearls and a tiara... and whilst one doesn't like to brag, I will mention my hair looked nicer than Chelsy Davy's and my headwear was a thousand times better than Princess Beatrice's... though that's not really saying much is it?

And dress codes count for babies too, so young Tricky wore a cute little shirt with a multi-coloured car tie on it that I made... I know - I even impressed myself.

Straight outta a magazine

Our hosts, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge(Street), went to so much effort and supplied us with copious amounts of homemade British fare; miniature mushy pea pies, miniature bacon and egg pies, chicken tikka skewers with yoghurt and coriander dip (because you can't get more British than curry), and my favourite Yorkshire puddings with melt-in-the-mouth beef and a delicious horseradish sauce.

And if that wasn't enough, for dessert we had the same chocolate biscuit cake that was served at the reception (the groom's cake), and scrumptious Eton Mess.

It was a great night and even though I'm a republican, I loved watching the pomp and ceremony of a Royal Wedding and the feeling of watching a little bit of history unfold... plus I liked laughing at the eyebrows and hats and horrid outfits while hanging out with my friends.

So here's to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; may they have a long and happy marriage (and avoid white FIAT's and Parisian tunnels).

Back row: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge(Street)
Middle row: Lord and Lady Glow, The Count and Countess of Moose
Front row: Baron and Baroness Von Fridge

Did you celebrate the Royal Wedding? Would you feel jipped if you married a Prince and got given the title of Duchess? Or is it just me?

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  1. My, my but don't you look swank!

  2. Duke and duchess of Cambridge street? Love it! We celebrated the royal wedding by screaming madly at Mr 3 to shut the hell up so we could listen to the kiss! Hahaha

  3. ....and you all look gorgeous!!!

  4. Fussy Eater's MumMay 1, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Great looking group of royals!

    I agree that Chelsy Davy looked like she'd just rolled off the couch after a hard night on the piss. The poor taste exhibited by Fergie's daughters really should not have surprised me. As someone else has suggested, perhaps it was her revenge for not being invited. Obviously their father has no taste or else he would not have let them out the door.

    Love the Queen, but she looked like a canary.

    Oh yes, I did watch the wedding if you couldn't tell. But I didn't have any Eton Mess!

  5. I can't understand how Beatrice's hat is staying on! It's a truly remarkable feat in millinery engineering!

  6. Don't you all look so classy!

    I have to say, both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie wore the most awful hats!
    What were they thinking??

  7. Dear G Lady
    Can you please do my hair and make up Friday arvo? You see, I have this thing Friday night, and I know this lady who is totally going to outshine me based on her latest pic. So, if you could do my entire face/head first - then I shall ply you with craploads (official unit of measurement) of bubbly, so you end up doing a bit of a clown getup on your own person.

    And, umm...wardrobe? Help?

    Oh yeah - PS - PS'ed myself (phonetically speaking) re: the 244 horsepowered carriage. Remind me not to try and drag you off in my old V6 Camry...

  8. Ditto. I yelled at everyone who made noise. At one point, I realised I was yelling at my own noise from yelling at everyone else...

  9. I don't need too much convincing to frock up

  10. They do actually live on Cambridge Street :)

  11. Chelsy looked scrag-tacular! And I can't believe I was surprised by Fergie's girls - you'd think after the shockers of the past I would have expected them to look awful, but they managed to make my jaw drop!

  12. I reckon it was hot-glue-gunned to her head

  13. They obviously weren't thinking at all!!

  14. I'm wearing jeans and a black top- my wardrobe staple. Pretty much guaranteed my hair will be shoved back in a pony tail :)

  15. Oh so cool to go to a fancy party!
    After ignoring the whole wedding thing all week, at the last minute I got an attack of the 'oh but this is history and we are missing it' and tuned in to watch with the kids while tweeting.... and oh how funny my twitter stream was! Made me wish I was at a party with all my twitter friends.. would have been awesome!

  16. I love that you all frocked up for the occassion. CRAP Dadda and I celebrated as well - he drooled and snored on the lounge through the ceremony then I fell asleep after the ceremony and BEFORE the kiss. I woke up cursing myself - it was like listening to a joke and not hearing the punchline!!

    BTW you guys do scrub up well!!

  17. The kiss was overrated - it was always going to be! The station we watched stopped the coverage as soon as they went back inside so we missed the Aston Martin drive. Map Guy would have watched three days of pomp and crap to see that Aston.

  18. I wanted to check my twitter feed - how sad is that!!

  19. What a bunch of scrags those Princesses and Chelsea are! Money really can't buy class, style or taste can it? Imagine what the Queen was thinking!!

    You looked much better!

  20. Hell yeah. Just cos it's got a label on it, doesn't mean you won't look like you've got the Flying Spaghetti Monster on your head!

  21. How much fun to get all dressed up!

  22. I'm a republican also, but still watched and loved it with the kids. We had an English High Tea to celebrate, including Yorkshire puds. Great minds think alike!

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