Nice day for a royal wedding
Kate Middleton's wedding gown draws comparisons to Princess Grace
Never has so much been written about one wedding gown.
But just about everyone agrees that Kate Middleton's ivory and white silk gazar and lace applique gown was perfect for the occasion.
"To me, the dress is a lovely hybrid of Grace Kelly's dress and what Julie Andrews wore to marry Captain Von Trapp," tweeted one of New York magazine's fug girls.
Although Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton denied she was the designer in the lead-up to the wedding, she proved to be a savvy choice. The gown, with long lace sleeves, tight bodice and modest train, was not nearly as princessy as the one that William's mother, Princess Diana, wore in 1981 but seemed much more right for the 21st century. While it drew comparisons to Kelly's lace gown, the V-neck design was much more modern-looking.
Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, also wore a Cartier “halo” tiara, which was made in 1936 and given to the Queen as an 18th birthday present. It is not known whether the queen lent it to her or gave it as a wedding present. Middleton's diamond drop earrings, a gift from her parents, were designed in an acorn motif, inspired by a new Middleton family crest.
She wore a veil which covered her face while walking down the long aisle of Westminster Abbey, but it was pulled back for the ceremony.
Middleton, 29, seemed more assured and composed that William's mother, Diana, did at her wedding. Diana was barely 20 at the time.
Prince William, in a uniform of the Colonel of the Irish Guard with a scarlet jacket, a bright blue sash, and gold sword slings, and Prince Harry, in navy uniform with tons of gold braiding, known as the Household Cavalry State Ceremonial Uniform, both looked a bit like extras in a Michael Jackson video. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a People magazine flash poll favored Williams' look for the wedding.