A McQueen Gown for the Royal Bride
The day when fairytale became reality saw the elegant Buckleberry bride marry her prince in a divine Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton. The now Duchess of Cambridge was positively glowing in her ivory and white satin floor-length gazar gown, with a full skirt and elegant white English and French chantilly lace heart-shaped bodice- narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips- a signature McQueen trademark. The bride’s face was covered by a delicate veil, crowned by a 1936 Cartier tiara on loan from her now grandmother-in-law. Honouring the royal tradition, Catherine Middleton’s posey contained a sprig of myrtle taken from the tree planted in Queen Victoria’s garden; all royal brides including Diana have carried a myrtle sprig from the same tree on their wedding days.
The ceremony couldn’t have gone more smoothly, and with the vows said, spectators’ attention then eagerly turned to the balcony as we witnessed that slightly awkward ‘peck’ followed by a second newlyweds’ kiss. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! With most of the officialities over, the royal couple can let their hair down a bit and enjoy the festivities-well perhaps not Wills, given his brother’s doing the best man speech.