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How did you celebrate the Royal Wedding? Come on… confess.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by yankeebean

Yesterday I had every intention of rolling out of bed and casually sipping my coffee while watching the Royal Wedding.  I had firm plans to relax and ‘have it on in the background’ while I did some day-off-admin.

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Kind of like the fascinator I was wearing…

But come 11am British-Royal-Wedding time, I was sitting entranced on my couch wearing a party dress and a fascinator (a bit like the one pictured), bouncing up and down on the sofa and occasionally squealing like a little kid.

PeacefulYorkshire (who was also wearing a party dress) and I were Skyping so we could watch it together and talk about it.  ’It’ ended up being mostly talking about people’s wedding hats – I think the British could teach the world a thing or two about how to rock a fantastic hat.  (For the record, the ones that caused us to make the most noise were Princess Beatrice’s, Victoria Beckham’s and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s – opinions on a postcard, please…)

Anyway, I was completely swept up in the excitement and I think it was an awesome thing to be a part of.  A fine day to be British!  (Even though I’m still technically not British…)

It was AWESOME to see so many people gathered in London to celebrate.  It seemed like there were some seriously good vibes flowing and everyone was having a royally excellent time.

How did you guys celebrate??  Did anyone go to London to take part in the big-style-party-atmosphere?  Did anyone actually witness the balcony kiss first hand??  I’m still excited and I want to hear all about it…

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  1. iakoiatasteris May 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I wasn’t planning on celebating. I only cared because I got a day off. But my uncle arried in the middle of the night (no joke) and decorated my house with bunting, flags, cakes on cake stands with pictures of Wills and Kate’s faces on them. We watched the wedding (while eating cucumber sandwiches) and then went to Wray Scarecrow Festival and joined in the parade waving flags and all that sor’a stuff… before getting lost being surrounded by giant moving scarecrows of George and the Dragon and strangely fressed dancing drummers… on the other hand, my friend went to a street party.

  2. peacefulyorkshire May 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I of course celebrated by wearing my party dress. With house slippers. Sitting in front of the TV from 7:30am til late watching the visions of the day repeat on the BBC over and over. I was glued.

    The best part of the day for me was finally an understanding of why some Brits have such strong emotions tied to the Royal Family. Let me explain. When Princess Di was killed, so many peole mourned her death, and many said in an uncharacteristically British way, that is displaying much emotion and tears. I never understood that until the Wedding and even doubted this could exist.
    It was apparent though, tt was as if the wedding represented much much more than just a wedding. It represented hope for something better for Britain in these hard economic times. Many tears were shed of happiness and finally, although I can’t explain why or what, I finally GOT IT.
    And that was a breakthrough for me in understanding the country I live in.

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