There are few words to describe the moment Catherine Middleton stepped out of the royal Rolls-Royce Phantom VI in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. Trailed by her visibly nervous father, Michael Middleton, and greeted by her sister and Maid of Honor Philippa “Pippa” Middleton, Catherine waited for her cue to enter Westminster Abbey’s Great West Door, waving to the crowds who gathered days in advance to see her.
Mother Carole and youngest brother James had arrived earlier in a Jaguar. Prince William and his best man, Prince Harry were driven to the Abbey in a Bentley, then escorted to St. Edward’s Chapel so that the groom wouldn’t get a glimpse of his bride (Catherine wanted William to be surprised by the dress, so he wasn’t allowed to turn around once he go to the altar).
Dr. John Hall greeted Middleton and his eldest daughter, and spoke of that morning in a Jubilee Time Capsule Video as one of his greatest memories over the past sixty years. ”Catherine got out of the car, on her father’s arm,” Hall explained. ”She walked towards me, and people had been speculating of the dress. She was so strikingly beautiful, and the shape of the dress was so charming and elegant and classical and sophisticated. I was quite breathtaken, actually, and I just smiled as she came towards me. We had a few moments of conversation before she and her father processed up through the nave of the abbey. Iwas leading them, and then I began the service. It was just one of those “Pinch me” moments.
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