With just hours to go until the royal wedding, every news outlet in the world is putting out as much information as possible. How Kate Middleton will wear her hair, what she’ll wear on her feet, what Westminster looks like, who’s designing the bridesmaid dresses. AND we may have discovered who designed Middleton’s dress. Then there’s our wonderful Prince William. He and Prince Harry stepped outside Clarence House tonight to greet the hoards of royal fans waiting outside. Harry even joked, “I’m sleeping out here tonight.” What good boys.
And did you see the trees inside Westminster Abbey? Oh, there are trees up and down the aisles, according to People. And it looks amazing. A bit much, but amazing. Click here for a looksie. This is pageantry at its finest!
People also revealed today that that British designer Nicki Macfarlane designed the bridesmaid dresses for MOH Pippa and the young ladies who will accompany Middleton down the aisle. Macfarlane’s upscale wedding line starts at $600. And witnesses might have spotted the designer behind Middleton’s wedding dress: Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. McQueen’s successor may have been spotted checking into the Goring Hotel, although she made certain to cover her face on the way in.
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The Daily Mail spotted Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall out greeting those who staked out a good seat for the royal festivities. When asked if she was looking forward to the big day, Camilla said, “We’re all ready for tomorrow – it’s wonderful and all very exciting! There’s a great atmosphere out here and it’s so nice to meet people and see how the celebrations are getting underway.”
Middleton is spending her last night as a singleton and a commoner at a $8,000/night suite at the Goring Hotel. While she was enjoying a nice sit-down meal with her family, Queen Elizabeth II threw a pre-wedding gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London for foreign heads-of-state including Prince Felipe of Asturias, Princess Letizia of Asturias, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, to name a few.
SO-The guests will start arriving at Westminster Abbey around 8 a.m. GMT, with the royal family coming in between 10:40 a.m and 10:50 a.m. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will enter the Abbey at 10: 45 a.m. Middleton and her father will leave Buckingham Palace at 10:51 a.m. so that well-wishers on the mall might catch a glimpse of the bride before she enters the Abbey. At 1:25 p.m. Prince William and Middleton will kiss on the balcony in front of 2 billion people worldwide.
We’ll also learn of the couple’s new titles, bestowed by Queen Elizabet,h tomorrow morning before the ceremony.