|William and Catherine and those adorable children!|
|The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge-modern but timeless|
Now, did anyone else notice how the men at the wedding all looked like they could have stepped out from the history books while the women (except for Catherine and Phillipa) looked really modern? I mean there was gold braid and swords and top hats and tails for the guys. And then there were the women in the spike heels and the weird hats. There was an occasional retro look, reminiscent of the 1940s or 1950s but those weren't always pulled off with style. Are the milliners of Britain really misogynists or is it a way for the ladies to get some attention in the press? Perhaps this is a cultural difference watching from across the pond, as we don't really get the hat thing. I mean even a small intimate wedding in England demands a hat from the ladies. Now, some obviously pull it off better than others. And Kate can really rock a hat, never mind a tiara!
I mean, here is Princess Beatrice at the big wedding:
|Princess Beatrice-toilet seat and flying TP?|
|Kate Middleton in a gorgeous blue hat|
|Princess Beatrice in butterfly hat|
|Kate Middleton's feather hat|
If you want to check out the website of Philip Treacy the creator of many of the more unusual hats here it is: Philip Treacy.co.uk
OK, now it's time for a whirlwind tour of royal weddings since Queen Victoria's day. Now there were no cameras at the time of Queen Victoria's wedding, so I have opted for a later photo of the two.
|Queen Victoria and Prince Albert-hereditary baldness?|
|Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their wedding day 10 Feb 1840|
|Princess Alexandra of Denmark married Bertie (the future Edward VII) on 10 March 1863|
|Princess Mary of Teck and Prince George (future King George V) wedding day 6 July 1893|
|Bertie and Elizabeth's wedding 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey|
|Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on their wedding day, 20 Nov 1947|
|Prince Charles and Princess Diana on that iconic day, 29 July 1981|
So, if you are in the royal mood, and you want a bit more royalty without William and Catherine this time, consider a few of my favorite films with royal themes below.
I guess we all like to watch the fairytale about the Princess getting her Prince. Don't we???