I really did enjoy watching everything happen live. I love weddings, even a complete, highfalutin strangers'.
But it wasn't all sugar and spice I suppose. I do have a handful of negative comments:
1. Would it have killed the queen to wear a crown? It seems like she's always wearing that same ol' wide brimmed hat all the time. For once, she had a fancy event to really flaunt that pomp.
4. Maybe I just have a case of extreme, incurable cynicism, but I couldn't help but see Phillipa Middleton and Harry in the coaches with all those kids and think "human sheilds". I blame the post 911 world!
5. When Jersusalem started playing, it was really hard to avoid thinking about this, but maybe that's just me!
The whole spectacle was very wonderful though. I enjoyed it all. All the fashion speculation made me think back to the marital fashions of other historical women you could/would have been queen.
Mary Queen of Scots, at her wedding (bonus points if you can pick out who is who!)
Queen Victoria, the woman who initiated the tradition of wearing white.
Young Queen Elizabeth
The famous, tragic, Princess Diana
Many times during the event it was declared by commentators that "THE MONARCHY IS BACK!"
As if it hasn't always been ruling, but I do get the point. Today presented a younger, fresher face of the British Monarchy, which made it look current and exciting, rather than moth-eaten and ineffective. GOOD JOB!
It was lovely though, quite the spectacle, and I loved it.