The couple arrived in minimalistic black/ grey ensembles. Soccer star David Beckham donned a dark grey Ralph Lauren suit. And the pregnant Victoria wore a black boat neck tunic dress from her label, Victoria Beckham, Autumn/ Winter 2011 collection. Victoria completed her look with custom made Christian Louboutin heels and a quintessentially English accessory- a hat, her’s is by Phillip Treacy.
I think they’re dressed well but Victoria’s outfit is a bit somber. She looks like she could go to a funeral straight after the couple Will and Kate say “I do”
The ambassador of Syria, Dr Sami Khiyami has been removed from the Royal Wedding guest list. The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague advised the royal family to withdraw his invitation because of the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators that in Syria in recent weeks.
The Telegraph reports that a statement was released from the Foreign Office : “In the light of this week’s attacks against civilians by the Syrian security forces, which we have condemned, the Foreign Secretary has decided that the presence of the Syrian Ambassador at the Royal Wedding would be unacceptable and that he should not attend.”
The monarch of Swaziland has been invited and that includes King Mswati III. Why hasn’t The British Royal Family revoked his invite as well? Doesn’t he also have an appaulling human rights record? Didin’t he brutally silence demonstrators in April?
The BBC quoted the UK Foreign Office as saying, “An invitation does not mean endorsement or approval of the behaviour of any government, simply that we have normal diplomatic relations with that country.”
By now we all know that world leaders like Zuma, Obama, and former UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown will not join the 1,900-strong congregation at Westminster Abbey on Friday. Well here are some celebrities that did make the cut and have already RSVP’d.
Sir Elton John: The singer-songwriter, composer and pianist performed at the funeral of the late Diana, Princess of Wale.
Mr. and Mrs. David Beckham: Prince William, as President of the Football Association, has met footballer David Beckham on a number of occasions. They recently worked together as Ambassadors of England’s 2018 World Cup Bid.
Guy Ritchie: He’s a friend of Prince William and Miss Middleton. The established filmmaker, who directed Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Revolver, is a friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Joss Stone: The English Soul singer and songwriter performed at the Concert for Diana at Wembley in 2007 and at City Salute in 2008.
Britain’s monarchy released a list of confirmed guests for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton but its the missing names that attracted the most attention!
It’s been confirmed that former UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown had not been invited to the Royal Wedding. But their predecessors, Sir John Major and Baroness Thatcher, received invitations.
A spokesman for St. James’s Palace said the Labour prime ministers did not receive invitations because they were not made knights by the queen, while Major and Thatcher were. But the criticsBlair’s relationship with the royal family was strained, as was Brown’s, though to a lesser extent.
Critics speculate that Blair was excluded because his aides attempted to intervene in making arrangements for the funeral service of the late Queen Mum. And the royal family dislikes his wife, Cherrie as she refused to curtsy to the queen and others in the royal family in the past.
As for Gordon Brown, his relationship with the Royal Family may have been damaged last May, when he gave palace officials less than an hour’s notice of his resignation to the queen.
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The lid has finally been lifted on what Prince William and Kate Middleton have planned for their Royal Wedding. The couple announced that they will be having more than one wedding cake, they’ll be eating two.
Celebrity Cake Designer, Fiona Cairns has been commissioned to create the main cake, which is a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake. It will be made from dried fruits, walnuts, sultanas, cherries, grated oranges and lemons and French brandy. According to AFP, the cake will be decorated with cream and icing which will be designed to reflect a “strong British a floral theme”.
The second cake is less formal. It’s a chocolate biscuit cake which is said to be Prince William’s childhood favourite. William asked British biscuit maker McVitie’s (who have made several wedding cakes for the royal family) to produce the cake as an addition to the official cake to be made by Fiona. It has been reported that the Prince has asked for them to create it according to a special recipe from the kitchen at Buckingham Palace.
I wonder how many outfit changes they’ll have if they’re having two wedding cakes.
It’s already been dubbed the wedding of the century, and in just over four weeks, Kate Middleton will officially become part of the British royal family. She will wed the future King of England, Prince William on 29 April.
Planning a wedding is stressful, but it seems the future princess is taking it all in her stride, with the most intimate details still under lock and key.
Seems we’ll all have to wait for the big day, 29 April, to find out who designed the bridal gown, or gowns and what’s on the menu. As to what went down at the hen and stag parties, I suppose that information won’t leak any time soon, if ever. And then of course, we can’t wait to find out what Kate’s official title will be.
In case you missed it, here is William and Kate’s first interview after announcing their engagement.