Apr 282016
 

With Kate and William’s anniversary upon us I thought it would be nice to take a look back to 2011 and Kate’s wedding gowns.

Five years ago tonight many of us were setting alarms for an early start the next morning, while Kate and the rest of the Middletons were at London’s Goring Hotel. Below, Kate and Pippa Middleton arriving at the Hotel.

Royal Wedding 2011

The next time we saw Kate she was in the Queen’s Bentley, on her way to Westminster Abbey with her father, Michael Middleton.

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©Nunn Syndication/Polaris

In this photo it almost looked like Kate was having a few ‘cleansing breaths,’ although she actually appeared very calm and composed the entire day.

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©Polaris Images

The train on Kate’s gown was just under nine feet. That expanse of fabric was well handled by Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton.

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©Allpix / Splash News

A wave and a smile.

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©Splash News

Final adjustments.

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©Polaris Images

A better look at precisely what Sarah Burton is arranging.

Kate Wedding Gown in Abbey Sjot from Above Srah Burton Adjusting Gown April 29 2011 Polaris

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Michael Middleton’s face spoke volumes.

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©Allpix/Splash News

This offers a nice look at the Cartier ‘Halo’ tiara. Kate’s silk tulle veil was embroidered by the the craftspeople at the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. (The majority of the lace was made in France at the historic Sophie Hallette factory, then affixed to the dress by Royal School personnel.)

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©Dave Thompson/PA WIRE

The expression on William’s face is dear.

William and Kate Royal Wedding

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A closer look.

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©Polaris

A shared smile before heading up the aisle.

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©Xinhua / Polaris

There must have been some relief at this point for the newlyweds, knowing the first of the day’s big events was behind them.

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©Splash News

Kate was radiant.

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©Polaris/Polaris

The younger members of the wedding party arriving at Buckingham Palace.

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©Allpix/Splash

Another look at the train.

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©Allpix / Splash News

The receiving line.

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©Splash News

The long-awaited appearance on the Palace’s iconic balcony.

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Steve Finn / Splash News

Most enjoyed the military flypast.

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©Xinhua / Polaris

But little Grace van Cutsem was underwhelmed.

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©Polaris

A breeze lifted Kate’s veil as she returned inside, it looked very pretty in the video clips.

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©Splash News

Later that afternoon it was time for a royal version of the “Just Married” drive.

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©Kelvin Bruce / Nunn Syndication / Polaris

That evening there was a private reception for families and friends.

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©Nunn Syndication/Polaris

The Duchess was in a second gown by Sarah Burton.

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©Nunn Syndication/Polaris

This is a photo I hadn’t previously seen, it seems to do a good job summing up the day.

Jeff Moore / Splash News

Jeff Moore / Splash News

We leave you with this BBC clip.

We will see you with another tour post this weekend.

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Apr 182016
 

Who knew we would have another engagement to put on Kate’s Calendar so quickly? But this afternoon Kensington Palace tweeted the following information.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

This is not the first time the Duke and Duchess have met the Obamas. The couple met the President and First lady in May of 2011, shortly after returning from their honeymoon.

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Apr 162016
 

The Cambridges wrapped up their tour of India and Bhutan with a visually stunning backdrop – the Taj Mahal.

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Robert Jobson @TheRoyalEditor

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