Last Friday the 29th, the streets of London were filled with more than one million people who waited for hours to see Prince William and Catherine Middleton (from now on Dukes of Cambridge) on their way from Westminster Abbey (where the ceremony was held) to Buckingham Palace, where a reception was given by William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. This royal wedding was certainly the biggest social event these days (by the way, it has been calculated that some 2 billion people may have seen it on TV worldwide).
Obviously public eyes where also on the dresses that not only the leading figures of this event but guests, too, wore during the day.
At last, the curtain was unveiled about what the bride’s gown would look alike. The Duchess chose a quite sober design by Sarah Burton, from Alexander McQueen’s firm, a form-fitting bodice with a V-neck, lace sleeves and a modest 2 meter tail.
Also in white, with a model from Sarah Burton, was maid of honour Pippa Middleton, who received a lot of comments about her beauty.
The Queen wore a canary yellow coat dress and hat, being one of the few at the wedding who wore bold colour. Carole Middleton, Kate’s mother, wore a pale blue Catherine Walker-designed dress and matching coat. Camilla Parker Bowles, William’s stepmother, was wearing a champagne dress.
Few women assisting to the ceremony received bad comments about their outfits, like Princess Beatrice (William’s cousin) who even wearing a nice Valentino gown had a horrible Treacy hat and used Panda-like make up for her eyes.