Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey

Love them or hate them, the Royals are adding to their rich history today, as Prince William - second in line to the throne - marries his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton. Since the couple announced their engagement towards the end of last year, the spotlight has inched ever closer to them, until this week when things ramped up royally (pardon the pun).

The BBC will be bringing us pictures live, with programming due to start at 8am and lasting pretty much all day.

On Twitter, the hashtag to follow is officially #rw2011 but I have also seen #RoyalWedding floating around as well. They'll be plenty of other ways to follow it, I'm sure, as it seems like no one is talking about anything else!

At 11am BST, the marriage ceremony will begin at Westminster Abbey, and billions will be tuned in to watch Ms Middleton become Princess Catherine. There's a great guide to the day on the Beeb, but I've pulled out the important bits in a table here.

TimeEvent
08:00TV coverage begins
08:15General congregation starts to arrive
10:15Prince William and Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey
10:25The Royal family begin to leave Buckingham Palace
10:40The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace
10:51The bride leaves her hotel heading for Westminster Abbey
11:00The marriage service begins
12:15The bride and bridegroom travel to Buckingham Palace
13:25The Queen and happy couple appear on the balcony
13:30RAF flypast

This thread is for everyone who wants to watch and comment on the day ahead. I'd like to sneak in a quick reminder that Sidepodcast doesn't really do politics, so stay positive, steer clear of any 'bring down the monarchy' talk and we'll all have a fabulous day.

470 responses

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 06:13

    Here's a great game to start you off: your name as it appears on the invitation list!

    Step 1: Choose your title

    Step 2: Your first name is a name of your Grandparent

    Step 3: Your first part of your double barrelled surname is the name of your first pet

    Step 4: Your second surname is the name of the street you grew up on.

    So mine is Lord Hannibal Patch-Longay :D

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 06:46

    Whoo- go wedding!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 06:48

    So mine is Lord Hannibal Patch-Longay :D

    OOh...

    Maharajah Joseph Farah-Za'abeel II

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 06:52

    i have left work 15 minutes early to minimise the amount of coverage I'll miss. I also have a bag of chips, some dip and a bottle of Pepsi Max that I'm going to drink from a champagne flute to make it classy ;). I also plan to wear a tiara as I watch for that extra princess feeling :)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 06:55

    i have left work 15 minutes early to minimise the amount of coverage I'll miss. I also have a bag of chips, some dip and a bottle of Pepsi Max that I'm going to drink from a champagne flute to make it classy ;). I also plan to wear a tiara as I watch for that extra princess feeling :)

    Quick!

    You're missing it! :P

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 06:55

    a bottle of Pepsi Max that I'm going to drink from a champagne flute to make it classy

    that is classy!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 06:57

    BBC just had an advert on for a city in china based on it being "Where the real pandas live"

    Already a sidepodcast tie in!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:01

    BBC just had an advert on for a city in china based on it being "Where the real pandas live"

    Its Chengdu, lots of pandas there (unsure about there excitement about the wedding)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:05

    OOh... BREAKING NEWS

    William will become the Duke of Cambridge

    *awaits for reaction in oxford*

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:08

    I cant find my tiara :(

    In my haste to get home my pepsi got a bit shaken up so im not opening that yet :)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:10

    My plan is to go to a beach bar/nightclub and down pimms whislt making a sandcastle

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:12

    My plan is to go to a beach bar/nightclub and down pimms whislt making a sandcastle

    They will have the wedding on big screens though!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:12

    More than 1000 guests are personal friends and acquaintances of the couple.

    I sooo don't know 1000 people.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:15

    So far I like this Huw chap and I've seen about a billion other BBC people who are stationed all over the place. No Jake yet though!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:17

    So far I like this Huw chap and I've seen about a billion other BBC people who are stationed all over the place. No Jake yet though!

    Heikki's mate richard quest is presenting the cnn coverage

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:18

    Heikki's mate richard quest is presenting the cnn coverage

    I have at least 8 channels of coverage to choose from but I decided BBC via UKTV was the best choice :)

    I've never been so thankful I finally got my employee package installed :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:19

    ooh royal wedding meets sidepodspace. We are now checking in with the ISS.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 07:19

    So far I like this Huw chap and I've seen about a billion other BBC people who are stationed all over the place. No Jake yet though!

    Apparently he's going to be flying in a Lancaster Bomber?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:19

    "I don't think that hairstyle is going to be beaten today"

    No gravity wins.

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:19

    Apparently he's going to be flying in a Lancaster Bomber?

    *BBC future not not looking quite so rosey!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:20

    They're telling me to go to http://bbc.co.uk/royalwedding but it ain't loading. I dread to think what it'll do in 3 hours time :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:23

    ooh Royal weddings of the past. Prince Philip was a dashing young man :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 07:24

    So far I like this Huw chap and I've seen about a billion other BBC people who are stationed all over the place. No Jake yet though!

    Lauren Lavern is also very good.

    Also I hadn't ever seen her before, but the Indian lady who is on dress watch seems great fun :)

  • prasad29/04/2011 at 07:24

    Now the day has come only few hours there for royal wedding so people around the world will watch the wedding T.V. media will also awaiting to live royal wedding all over the world so all wish them to live lifelong together with one or two children.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:24

    Also I hadn't ever seen her before, but the Indian lady who is on dress watch seems great fun :)

    I like that she said it reminds her of an Indian wedding because its so large :D

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:25

    BBC world has that 'royal correspondent' Nicholas Witchal who really annoys me... grr

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:26

    I didn't realise she was older than him.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:27

    oh William, age has not been kind to you.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 07:29

    BBC world has that 'royal correspondent' Nicholas Witchal who really annoys me... grr

    Yes. I don't know if he'll be involved at all today.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:31

    I am learning things about the Abbey. So educational.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:33

    theres trees inside!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:33

    gosh Giggles, look at all the trouble they're going to for your sidepodiversary!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:34

    haha the BBC went up to an american woman and said "You Dont have a royal family in america" really agressivly. i was kinda expecting him to follow up with a "na na na na na"

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:35

    haha the BBC went up to an american woman and said "You Dont have a royal family in america" really agressivly. i was kinda expecting him to follow up with a "na na na na na"

    BBC World coverage sounds a few steps below the main BBC coverage!

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:36

    BBC World coverage sounds a few steps below the main BBC coverage!

    Im not sure why they need 2! I think BBC america have coverage too, its crazy!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:38

    Im not sure why they need 2! I think BBC america have coverage too, its crazy!

    UKTV are being kind and not having adbreaks. It's just like being there ;)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:38

    UKTV are being kind and not having adbreaks. It's just like being there ;)

    I am watching CNN and flicking to BBC during their adbreaks. Quest is awesome

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:40

    Most of the seats in that Abbey appear to have absolutely zero view.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 07:44

    gosh Giggles, look at all the trouble they're going to for your sidepodiversary!

    I know it's quite something!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:46

    I think I might get sick of all the Diana talk because theres been lots already but gosh if there was one day I'd like to have my mum around it'd be my wedding day. It must be awful not having your mum around on such a big day in your life.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:52

    The largest collection of British royalty memorabilia in the world.

    Wow.

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 07:54

    The largest collection of British royalty memorabilia in the world.

    I think they had that on the daily show last night, john oliver is really funny but i felt bad!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 07:55

    I think they had that on the daily show last night, john oliver is really funny but i felt bad!

    they were talking to the woman who owns it, she's Australian and has already bought more than 1000 more pieces on this trip to London. Her house must be bigger than mine :D

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 07:55

    The largest collection of British royalty memorabilia in the world.

    In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Royal Wedding Tat Website! http://royalweddingtat.tumblr.com/

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:00

    Karun says to Silvi "it's true !! us foreigners seem more into it than the Brits... think every country needs a royal family !"

    I definitely agree with the first bit but not the last :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:02

    Harry seems to be getting more Windsory as he gets older too. The genes in that family are so cruel to young men.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:03

    Harry seems to be getting more Windsory as he gets older too. The genes in that family are so cruel to young men.

    what do you mean by "Windsory"?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:03

    what do you mean by "Windsory"?

    a lot less handsome :)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 08:04

    what do you mean by "Windsory"?

    My nan always told me to wear a coat whenever we went as "it blows there"

    she didnt quite realise that it meant something else bless her :)

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:07

    a lot less handsome :)

    I see

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 08:07

    Ok, time to head to 'the great british beach party" :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:08

    I see

    It's like Diana was in charge of their genes until they were 23-24 then WHAM Charles' features took over.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:14

    ooh I want to see what Victoria is wearing.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:17

    oh Vicky, thats an awful hat.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:18

    oh Vicky, thats an awful hat.

    It's well rub. I think she's trying to pick up the tv signal!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:18

    It's well rub. I think she's trying to pick up the tv signal!

    it'd be alright if she wasn't wearing it on her forehead. thats not where hats go.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:20

    and after relating the royals to space, now we can relate the royals to F1, I never knew the woman in the infamous Prince Harry groping picture was Natalie Pinkham. Here they are together in a much more appropriate photo :)

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:23

    Rowan sounds like rodger moore

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:24

    Rowan sounds like rodger moore

    speaking of Rowans, I love that Mr Bean will be at their wedding. Clearly the Queen has forgiven him for that time he headbutted her :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:28

    ooh there he is!

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:30

    and after relating the royals to space, now we can relate the royals to F1, I never knew the woman in the infamous Prince Harry groping picture was Natalie Pinkham. Here they are together in a much more appropriate photo :)

    I never knew they were an item

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:31

    I never knew they were an item

    apparently they weren't, and she has sued people who said they were :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:31

    and after relating the royals to space, now we can relate the royals to F1, I never knew the woman in the infamous Prince Harry groping picture was Natalie Pinkham. Here they are together in a much more appropriate photo :)

    Yes... I did think of mentioning it before. However... She has sued people who have suggested they are an item, so I decided not to.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:32

    apparently they weren't, and she has sued people who said they were :D

    Better take that back then!

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:33

    speaking of Rowans, I love that Mr Bean will be at their wedding. Clearly the Queen has forgiven him for that time he headbutted her :D

    I think he's going to do an impression of the reverend up at the front a la four weddings.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:33

    Good job I'm not invited, would be late as per usual. Tut tut.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:33

    Good job I'm not invited, would be late as per usual. Tut tut.

    Sidepodtime

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:34

    Have I missed any important outfits?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:34

    Have I missed any important outfits?

    Victoria Beckham was wearing a hat attached to her forehead.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:35

    Earl Spencer has lost all of his gingerness.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:35

    Victoria Beckham was wearing a hat attached to her forehead.

    Oh yes. So is Tara P-T!

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:35

    Good job I'm not invited, would be late as per usual. Tut tut.

    I thought it was all going to be a big surprise like that time you were all quiet and then you turned up here! I was expecting our first comment to be "on the ipad, in the cathedral"

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:35

    I thought it was all going to be a big surprise like that time you were all quiet and then you turned up here! I was expecting our first comment to be "on the ipad, in the cathedral"

    Hehehehe!

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:36

    Oh yes. So is Tara P-T!

    It looks like a shoe. It must be in, but frankly a la dragons den, I'm out!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:36

    Oh yes. So is Tara P-T!

    oh my god! surely thats right in her vision.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:37

    oh my god! surely thats right in her vision.

    I would definitely find that distracting.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:37

    "does anybody have 1000 friends?"

    good, so it's not just me who doesn't.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:40

    "does anybody have 1000 friends?"

    good, so it's not just me who doesn't.

    I think they got all of their friends due to a Facebook campaign sponsored by air asia

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:40

    I think they got all of their friends due to a Facebook campaign sponsored by air asia

    That explains the large Malaysian flag.

  • Maverick29/04/2011 at 08:41

    Oh yes. So is Tara P-T!

    if you're as skinny as her and vicky, wide-brimmed hats look ridiculously top heavy

    #nothere #definitelynotcommentingonfashion

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:42

    Hahahaha at boris! Pam from Moss Bros!!! Go Boris!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:42

    #nothere #definitelynotcommentingonfashion

    :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:42

    Hahahaha at boris! Pam from Moss Bros!!! Go Boris!

    I bet not a lot of people in the world can say the Mayor of London gave them a tandem bicycle.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:43

    And I love that he accidentally gave away what he was getting them

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:44

    Ooh, Dan Snow.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:44

    And I love that he accidentally gave away what he was getting them

    He posted a Youtube video on it last night.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:44

    Oooh hair time

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:45

    She has nice hair anyway, I hope they don't ruin it.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 08:46

    He posted a Youtube video on it last night.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MayorsOfficeLondon#p/u/0/IFJYAVhWgfw

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:46

    It must be a lot of logistics to keep your hair and dress secret when the whole world is watching your wedding preparations.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:46

    She has nice hair anyway, I hope they don't ruin it.

    Exactly. But it is her usual chap so that's good.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:47

    Elton!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:47

    ooh Elton

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:48

    It's weird seeing famous people doing normal things like... waiting in line and finding their seats.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:48

    am I supposed to know who these crowd shots are of? Because I don't. And I don't know if its because they're not famous or because I'm not British :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:48

    Elton!

    And as the saying goes, "and his partner David furnish"

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:49

    am I supposed to know who these crowd shots are of? Because I don't. And I don't know if its because they're not famous or because I'm not British :D

    I don't. They might be all the school friends and such. We're probably supposed to be appreciating the outfits.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:49

    I don't. They might be all the school friends and such. We're probably supposed to be appreciating the outfits.

    fair enough. I might go NZ Prime Minister spotting, at least I know what he looks like. Australia is quite excited to see what Julia Gillard is wearing because she quite often gets that wrong :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:51

    I don't. They might be all the school friends and such. We're probably supposed to be appreciating the outfits.

    I think so. The camera man seems to be doing quite a few shots of the three platinum blond ladies (sisters?)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:51

    I'd be annoyed if a lady sat in the row in front of me in one of those giant hats.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:51

    Come on tim

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:52

    I didn't visit any of these royal family places when I was in London.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:54

    horseys!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 08:56

    Looks a bit cloudy and grey.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 08:56

    Julia watch

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:56

    ooh John and Julia are hanging out.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 08:58

    all of these dresses they're showing are awful

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:00

    all of these dresses they're showing are awful

    Remember these aren't actual dresses they would give for this kind of occasion. Fashion show dresses are absolutely mad.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:01

    Blonde watch. The cameraman was on them again. Maybe they are important?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:01

    Remember these aren't actual dresses they would give for this kind of occasion. Fashion show dresses are absolutely mad.

    oh definitely.

    A girl I work with today was trying to tell me that Kate has awful daggy style but I think she dresses really well. This girl always looks like the latest fashions have thrown up on her so I'm not sure she understands simple, elegant pieces :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:02

    microphone in one hand, thermos in the other. love it.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:03

    Those people are wearing wedding dresses.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:04

    Those people are wearing wedding dresses.

    People are nuts. I can say that since I'm not wearing that tiara I can't find.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:04

    People are nuts. I can say that since I'm not wearing that tiara I can't find.

    :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:06

    Fearne Cotton, eh.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:07

    Fearne Cotton, eh.

    they're still hiding Jake

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 09:07

    they're still hiding Jake

    If he's in the Lancaster you won't see him until the flypasty?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:08

    If he's in the Lancaster you won't see him until the flypasty?

    surely they could cut to him just to check in, that's hoooours away :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:08

    Blonde watch. The cameraman was on them again. Maybe they are important?

    I've done the leg work peeps. They are Earl Spencer's daughters.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:09

    I've done the leg work peeps. They are Earl Spencer's daughters.

    ahhh I never would've guessed. They're much better looking than him :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:09

    gosh thats an awful lot of horseys

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:10

    Fearne Cotton, eh.

    Think she's doing quite well. She seems to have also got a bracelet covering her wrist tatoo.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:10

    I've done the leg work peeps. They are Earl Spencer's daughters.

    Well done!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:11

    ooh the tension

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:12

    So Will is going to be in uniform no?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:12

    So Will is going to be in uniform no?

    appears so :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:13

    It's a bit red!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:13

    it'll be weird if they ever ask us to start calling Harry Henry

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 09:14

    Are any of the Danish Royals there BTW?

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:14

    I would like to hire whoever cleaned that car. It's so shiny.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:14

    it'll be weird if they ever ask us to start calling Harry Henry

    That will be weird.

    Not as weird as when we have to call prince Charles - King George.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:15

    Not as weird as when we have to call prince Charles - King George.

    What!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:15

    Not as weird as when we have to call prince Charles - King George.

    I guess thats better than King Charles because that just makes me think of spaniels.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 09:16

    Not as weird as when we have to call prince Charles - King George.

    eh? Why?

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 09:17

    Are any of the Danish Royals there BTW?

    Queenie's going apparently.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:19

    Harry looks more nervous than Wills.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:20

    Harry looks more nervous than his brother.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:20

    I guess thats better than King Charles because that just makes me think of spaniels.

    All three of the previous King Charles have ended their reigns quite bloodily. So it's been widely suggested but not confirmed that he'll change his name.

    Lots of kings have.

    William was going to be called Arthur which would have been fun because we've never had one of those. But Diana vetoed.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 09:22

    All three of the previous King Charles have ended their reigns quite bloodily. So it's been widely suggested but not confirmed that he'll change his name.

    I suppose we've never had to wait that long before he gets crowned I suppose. But haven't there only been two King Charles?

    William was going to be called Arthur which would have been fun because we've never had one of those. But Diana vetoed.

    Oooh didn't know that!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:22

    I can't decide which uniform I like better.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:22

    I suppose we've never had to wait that long before he gets crowned I suppose. But haven't there only been two King Charles?

    It's really quite insane how long the Queen has been the Queen. It's weird to think that even my parents don't remember there being anyone other than her.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:23

    Way ahead of you Huw

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:23

    Way ahead of you Huw

    :D

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:24

    Hehe. @chrishughespr:

    Harry looks like he's on the hunt for the designated smoking area. #royalwedding

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:26

    I have just learned that Earl Spencers daughters are not triplets, but two of them are twins. I'll remember that in case I ever need it for pub trivia.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:26

    I suppose we've never had to wait that long before he gets crowned I suppose. But haven't there only been two King Charles?

    Well without wanting to get too political pretender to the throne Bonny Prince Charlie styled himself as Charles III of England and Scotland.

    So naming himself Charles III as he'd have to do might upset a lot of Scottish people.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:27

    So naming himself Charles III as he'd have to do might upset a lot of Scottish people.

    it'll be quite an effort to reissue most of the currency of Commonwealth nations.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:27

    They need to introduce some new names into the royals. Like Wayne or Frank.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:28

    They need to introduce some new names into the royals. Like Wayne or Frank.

    Franck

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:28

    They need to introduce some new names into the royals. Like Wayne or Frank.

    They could have a daughter then name it after her sister and one day we'd have Queen Pippa.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:28

    Franck

    Well yes, one step at a time though :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:28

    They could have a daughter then name it after her sister and one day we'd have Queen Pippa.

    That could work!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:29

    It's so modern for the royals to travel by minibus.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:29

    Royalty is a bit old fashioned the way Beatrice gets to be a princess but Zara doesn't even though they both get to call the Queen their grandmother.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:30

    They are all on the coach. I am just immagining them all pulling up at the services.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:30

    Royalty is a bit old fashioned the way Beatrice gets to be a princess but Zara doesn't even though they both get to call the Queen their grandmother.

    I want Princess Kate :(

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:30

    I want Princess Kate :(

    I was reading an interview with her dads godmother and she said everyone in the family calls her Catherine and only the media call her Kate.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:31

    I was reading an interview with her dads godmother and she said everyone in the family calls her Catherine and only the media call her Kate.

    I will accept Princess Catherine.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:31

    I will accept Princess Catherine.

    sounds good to me.

    Does this make Miss Hyde the new Waity Kaity?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:32

    well Mrs Middleton doesn't look awful, thats a good start

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:32

    I will accept Princess Catherine.

    My daughter has declared that this is the correct name. I have spent ages this morning trying to explain what she will really be known as, but it does not appear to matter!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:33

    My daughter has declared that this is the correct name. I have spent ages this morning trying to explain what she will really be known as, but it does not appear to matter!

    If you marry a Prince, you become a Princess. Disney says so.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:33

    Love the errk noise the dress lady made

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:34

    Yes, it is true. Everything she knows about royalty is filtered via Disney.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:35

    Eugenie is an awful name.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:35

    They are in cars, they must be better royals.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:35

    Eugenie is an awful name

    Yes, but think how much worse it could have been....

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:36

    I sooo dont recognise any of this part of the royal family

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:37

    Duchess of Kent in pale pink, Princess Michael of Kent with v large greyish hat.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:39

    Yes, it is true. Everything she knows about royalty is filtered via Disney.

    Kate will of course be known as Princess Kate. But she will technically be Princess William.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:39

    Kate will of course be known as Princess Kate. But she will technically be Princess William.

    Like princess michael of kent

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:40

    Kate will of course be known as Princess Kate. But she will technically be Princess William.

    Silly.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:41

    if Wills dad is Charles and my dad is Charles, I'm practically royalty!

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:41

    Kate will of course be known as Princess Kate. But she will technically be Princess William

    I thought that was only if they hadn't been given new titles,but she'll have her own now, like the Duchess of York did?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:42

    how do I get a fanfare when I leave my house?

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:42

    how do I get a fanfare when I leave my house?

    Ringtone :)

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:42

    how do I get a fanfare when I leave my house?

    small speaker and mp3player?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:42

    Ringtone :)

    ooh, smart.

    I never wear yellow though, I'm not as pimping as Lizzy.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:42

    Silly.

    Well nobody ever called princess Diana princess Charles... I have no idea why princess Michael is the only one ever refferred to by their "proper" name.

    The idea is to differentiate between people who are princesses in their own right (who have their own name) and prince consorts who take teir husbands name.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:43

    Prince Philip is dressed like the groom. What a faux pas ;)

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:44

    I thought that was only if they hadn't been given new titles,but she'll have her own now, like the Duchess of York did?

    Yes. All of the titles are true aren't they? I can't remember I think she'll technically be princess William, duchess of cambridge.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:44

    that gold cape is amazing. I want a cape.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:45

    that gold cape is amazing. I want a cape.

    You want a cape and a fanfare? That's just greedy.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:45

    Yes. All of the titles are true aren't they? I can't remember I think she'll technically be princess William, duchess of cambridge.

    All my knowledge of this comes from the Telegraph, so it's hardly guaranteed to be accurate, but they say no, just HRH Duchess of Cambridge in her own right.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:47

    That is quite a yellow outfit. She looks like a canary.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:48

    That is quite a yellow outfit. She looks like a canary

    Ensuring she can be seen in the photos!!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:49

    looking good for 85

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:49

    All my knowledge of this comes from the Telegraph, so it's hardly guaranteed to be accurate, but they say no, just HRH Duchess of Cambridge in her own right.

    Fairy snuff :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:50

    It's weird having to curtsey to your step-mum.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:50

    Not that it matters. Every paper/tv show will call her Princess Kate regardless, won't they? :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:51

    Imagine if the queen makes it to 101 like her mum. Thats an epic lifespan. It's like she's living just to spite Charles

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:51

    Philip looks like he wants to say a joke to charles

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:51

    looks like an epic train

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:51

    I saw a glimpse of white.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:51

    Philip: bloke's come in the same dress as your mother

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:52

    I don't like long sleeved wedding dresses much

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:52

    I don't like long sleeved wedding dresses much

    Just so long as it's not puffy, she'll be fine.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:52

    I don't like long sleeved wedding dresses much

    Handy given the weather. Goose pimples!

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:52

    I don't like long sleeved wedding dresses much

    'tis traditional for the Abbey though.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:53

    'tis traditional for the Abbey though.

    they keep going on about how this wedding is breaking all the traditions though :D

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:53

    Awww. She looks really happy

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:53

    Awww. She looks really happy

    They both look really happy. Never seen such smiley royals.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 09:54

    they keep going on about how this wedding is breaking all the traditions though :D

    I'm not really sure it is at all

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:54

    She has a proper wave too.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:54

    No 2 to Norwood bus station back there Kate could have jumped on and popped over here for my sidepodiversary ;)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:55

    No 2 to Norwood bus station back there Kate could have jumped on and popped over here for my sidepodiversary ;)

    Maybe they'll drop by afterwards. Best make sure you have the walls painted just in case.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 09:56

    wow Pippa is tiny

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:56

    Heh. Funny names kids

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:58

    Why is that bit like a beach?

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:58

    Why is that bit like a beach?

    That's horseguards. It's for horseys :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 09:59

    That's horseguards. It's for horseys :)

    Ahh.

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 09:59

    That's horseguards. It's for horseys :)

    That's where they are going to have the beach vollyball for 2012

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:00

    those bells are epically belly

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:01

    i like the dress!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:01

    They looked like quite high heels.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:02

    quite a tight grip on her dad there :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:03

    she looks like shes going to cry

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:03

    I find veils weird.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:03

    I find veils weird.

    I only like half ones, I don't like brides with covered faces. But it is old fashioned so it suits her I guess :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:04

    eeeeeeeeek

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:05

    harry still looks terrified

  • Alex Andronov29/04/2011 at 10:05

    Right I've got to pop in the loft. See you for the carridge & balcony bit!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:05

    They planned it a bit wrong because they straightened out her train and then made her walk round a corner.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:06

    Hello all, nice dress

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:06

    I like that her train is not ridiculous

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:06

    I thought the little bridesmaids covering their ears from the bells was cute

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:06

    It's quite a long way.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:06

    I like that her train is not ridiculous

    Yep, it's just enough, without overpowering her completely

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:07

    It's quite a long way.

    about a 3 min walk I think.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:07

    It's quite a long way.

    I'd have already rolled an ankle on my heels if I had to go that far

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:07

    I'd have already rolled an ankle on my heels if I had to go that far

    Me too!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:07

    have a peek Harry :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:08

    is it traditional for him to not watch her walk down the aisle? What torture!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:08

    Argh, it's all so embarrassing. I might not be able to watch.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:09

    is it traditional for him to not watch her walk down the aisle? What torture!

    You can't see much at the Abbey anyway.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:10

    Quite a lot of pressure on the organist. Can't be stumbling over your keys.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:11

    I wonder how many of these people are just pretending to sing.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:11

    I wonder how many of these people are just pretending to sing.

    It's ok, they've got the choirs to cover them.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:12

    I wonder how many of these people are just pretending to sing.

    Definitely Camilla :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:12

    much better with the veil off your face :)

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:13

    Very traditional service, which I like.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:14

    Uh oh, key moment.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:14

    Uh oh, key moment.

    that silence is always terrifying

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:14

    Did they just swap vicar people?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:15

    Uh oh, key moment.

    It's the only legal bit together with them saying the next bit

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:15

    I'd quite like someone to smile

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:15

    Did they just swap vicar people?

    Yes, this is the Archbish

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:15

    Yes, this is the Archbish

    He couldn't be bothered to do the other bit?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:16

    He couldn't be bothered to do the other bit?

    I think they like to share it around, everyone gets their turn

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:16

    ahh, he's found his voice.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:16

    I think they like to share it around, everyone gets their turn

    That's very fair :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:16

    i give thee my troth. Whats a troth.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:16

    Ooh, troth is a good word.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:17

    i give thee my troth. Whats a troth.

    Promise, I think

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:17

    i give thee my troth. Whats a troth.

    Promise, faithfully, it's a version of truth

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:17

    Promise, I think

    as opposed to what pigs eat out of

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:17

    as opposed to what pigs eat out of

    trough!

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:18

    as opposed to what pigs eat out of

    Just had the same conversation with my son!!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:18

    trough!

    ahh yes thats it :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:18

    oh WIlliam could you talk any faster!

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:20

    ooh, I had this hymn at my wedding!

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:21

    oh WIlliam could you talk any faster!

    I think he's nervous. It's actually easier if you learn it rather than repeat it as you have to think about what you're saying

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:21

    I think he's nervous. It's actually easier if you learn it rather than repeat it as you have to think about what you're saying

    makes sense. As someone who's never done this I can't judge. I can say if I get married it won't look a thing like this one though :D

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:22

    ooh, I had this hymn at my wedding!

    It's traditional. An organist friend of ours always used to recommend "Turn back O Man forswear thy foolish ways" after the vows ;)

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:23

    makes sense. As someone who's never done this I can't judge. I can say if I get married it won't look a thing like this one though :D

    A friend of my mother's is an MBE and her son got to get married in St Paul's. What can you get a parent to do to qualify?

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:23

    Ooh, big pictures already: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/04/royal-wedding-in-photos/100057/

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:24

    Are they actually married yet?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:24

    Ooh, big pictures already: www.theatlantic.c…in-photos/100057/

    The first picture is lovely

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:25

    Are they actually married yet?

    Yes. They've done the legal bit and said they want to marry each other, everything else is just padding.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:26

    this is what I gather is about to happen:

    then theres a song

    then theres an address

    then theres a song

    then theres a prayer

    then theres a hymn

    then theres a blessing

    then theres the national anthem

    Epic.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:27

    I love Rutter, his work is fantastic.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:28

    at some point I have to go and make some sandwiches for the party this afternoon. not sure that will have made it into the official programme though...

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:28

    I may or may not be singing along and trying to guess the tune as I go. Making the most of this programme with all the lyrics I am :D

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:29

    I may or may not be singing along and trying to guess the tune as I go. Making the most of this programme with all the lyrics I am :D

    That's the way with most hymns, I think. Do they have actual tunes? :)

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:29

    I may or may not be singing along and trying to guess the tune as I go. Making the most of this programme with all the lyrics I am :D

    In the UK we have a religious programme called "Songs of Praise" where they put the words up for the hymns. Am disappointed they have not done the same for this :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:30

    In the UK we have a religious programme called "Songs of Praise" where they put the words up for the hymns. Am disappointed they have not done the same for this :)

    ooh they do that in New Zealand, I used to see it when I worked in a rest home on Sunday mornings :D

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:30

    That's the way with most hymns, I think. Do they have actual tunes? :)

    Not only do they have tunes but sometimes you sing the words of one hymn to the tune of another which is most confusing.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:31

    Not only do they have tunes but sometimes you sing the words of one hymn to the tune of another which is most confusing.

    :)

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:32

    Sharing out the duties again

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:33

    Theres some latin coming up. I wont try sing along with that.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:33

    Wills looks quite tired. Sleepless night I reckon.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:34

    Wills looks quite tired. Sleepless night I reckon.

    Out on the town with Harry?

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:34

    think i'll go make the sandwiches now in the boring talky bits. back soon!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:36

    Wills looks quite tired. Sleepless night I reckon.

    All this talking would send me to sleep, wow.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:43

    do they not get to kiss until they get up to the balcony in like an hours time?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:44

    do they not get to kiss until they get up to the balcony in like an hours time?

    They are using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer service. "You may now kiss the bride" isn't in that version ;) You never know though

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:44

    Lord's Prayer! Something I actually recognise :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:45

    Lord's Prayer! Something I actually recognise :)

    that was my train of thought :D

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 10:47

    Lord's Prayer! Something I actually recognise :)

    So many different versions of that!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:48

    And a hymn I've heard of. It's all coming together now.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:48

    And a hymn I've heard of. It's all coming together now.

    Hope you're singing along

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:49

    And a hymn I've heard of. It's all coming together now.

    I'm excited about God Save the Queen. I know the words! And normally when I sing it she's not on my telly.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:50

    Hope you're singing along

    It sort of goes: "And did those feet in ancient times, walk along hmm bah da da."

    I'm not so good with remembering :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:52

    wooo!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:52

    I want to be the drummer.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:52

    must be weird singing that about your nana

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 10:53

    and Jerusalem was my second hymn! didn't have God Save The Queen though.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:53

    must be weird singing that about your nana

    I want them to sing the second verse & see who knows the words. Ah well, we'll get it next year for the Jubilee

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 10:55

    I want them to sing the second verse & see who knows the words. Ah well, we'll get it next year for the Jubilee

    I don't get why national anthems always have so many verses when no one ever needs to know them. New Zealands other anthem has five!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 10:55

    Where did they go?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 10:56

    Where did they go?

    To sign the registers. This is the bit where someone sings & everyone chats (which is annoying when you're singing)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:00

    I want more crowd shots. Seeing how bored people are is hilarious.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 11:01

    zara's hat is quite fantastic!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:02

    Mr C comments on the weird forehead hats: "Why are they not affected by gravity?" :)

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 11:03

    Mr C comments on the weird forehead hats: "Why are they not affected by gravity?" :)

    pins and straps, probably. Tara P-T's is quite astonishing.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:04

    I like a good fanfare

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:04

    Ooh, they came out of a secret door.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:05

    I bet they had a kiss back there

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:06

    I bet they had a kiss back there

    They have to walk about three miles apart so he doesn't stand on her dress.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:06

    I wonder if she'll put her bouquet on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I think Princess Anne did

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:06

    I wonder if she'll put her bouquet on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I think Princess Anne did

    I read that she will

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:07

    Harry and Pippa look cosy too. Another Royal Wedding please.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:07

    Harry & Pippa having a chat

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:07

    Jake! http://t.co/5lMD1Px

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:08

    Harry and Pippa look cosy too. Another Royal Wedding please.

    ooh yes, shes looking much nicer than Chelsea today.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:08

    Nice picture

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:09

    Good thing it's not pouring with rain

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:10

    How is she going to get in that gracefully? Good grief.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:11

    How is she going to get in that gracefully? Good grief.

    I'm imagining lots of practice at the Royal Mews

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:12

    I'm imagining lots of practice at the Royal Mews

    I'm very impressed.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:12

    shes allergic to horses. thats gotta suck right now.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 11:13

    Joshua is insisting the Household Cavalry are in fact knights.

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:17

    Afternon

    How many hours to go? :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:17

    How many hours to go? :)

    Four.

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:18

    How many hours to go? :)

    Four.

    Wow!

    The Americans must be quite tired by now, didn't their coverage start at 4am on the East Coast or something?

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:18

    How many hours to go? :)

    Another couple of weeks I imagine, hello

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:19

    Harry looks much happier now.

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:20

    Harry looks much happier now.

    He'll get more attention when the fuss dies down, hopefully not of the bad variety

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:21

    Harry looks much happier now.

    I think he was my favourite part of the wedding, it was cute when he had his wee peek at her then said to Will 'wait til you see her' <3

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:21

    He'll get more attention when the fuss dies down, hopefully not of the bad variety

    He might. Or they might start a family and he'll be less important.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:21

    I think he was my favourite part of the wedding, it was cute when he had his wee peek at her then said to Will 'wait til you see her' <3

    Brotherly love :)

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 11:22

    He might. Or they might start a family and he'll be less important.

    That's probably what's going to happen isn't it?

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:22

    He might. Or they might start a family and he'll be less important.

    He's got 12 months to make it big! :D

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:22

    all the horse droppings really ruin the picture

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:22

    He might. Or they might start a family and he'll be less important.

    in that terribly amazing movie I watched the other night he said "I'm not the heir, I'm the spare"

    I'm sure the real Prince Harry makes witty comments just like that. Or not.

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:23

    all the horse droppings really ruin the picture

    Royal Marbles

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:25

    Look at all them horses! It's like the Grand National.

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 11:25

    Look at all them horses! It's like the Grand National.

    Jumps would make it fun

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 11:26

    Look at all them horses! It's like the Grand National.

    tight turn at beechers coming up

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:26

    Look at all them horses! It's like the Grand National.

    I wonder just how doped up on antihistamines she is

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 11:27

    I wonder just how doped up on antihistamines she is

    How can she be a royal if she's allergic to horses?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:27

    How can she be a royal if she's allergic to horses?

    lots and lots of drugs

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:28

    How can she be a royal if she's allergic to horses?

    lots and lots of drugs

    I hope the News of the World aren't scanning the internet for quotes right now

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:29

    Beatrices hat is my favourite

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 11:30

    Beatrices hat is my favourite

    is that the one that looks like a giant ampersand?

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:31

    is that the one that looks like a giant ampersand?

    I went with spider but yes

  • Fiox29/04/2011 at 11:33

    I kinda want to hear and the horses are hitting every apex but even with drs they can't pass the motorcade, but their tyres are a few dry runs newer so perhaps on the main straight...

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:33

    People have already decided on the best hats

    http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20395222_20485864,00.html

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 11:34

    I kinda want to hear and the horses are hitting every apex but even with drs they can't pass the motorcade, but their tyres are a few dry runs newer so perhaps on the main straight...

    pretty sure that winning carriage was running a higher angle of rake there. charlie needs to take a look at that before nightfall.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 11:36

    People have already decided on the best hats

    Why does victoria beckham always look like she's chewing a wasp?

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 11:37

    Why does victoria beckham always look like she's chewing a wasp?

    She had rubbish teeth as a kid and learned never to smile in public, never got out of the habit once she had them fixed.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 11:40

    She had rubbish teeth as a kid and learned never to smile in public, never got out of the habit once she had them fixed.

    Did she get rubbish teeth from the wasps then? :D

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 11:40

    The beach is so hot, I am dying... Applying a jug of pimms

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 11:43

    Off to work, enjoy the celebrations people

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:47

    The Queens royal wave is so much better than Williams. He waves like I do.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:47

    The Queens royal wave is so much better than Williams. He waves like I do.

    Aww, I like normal waves.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:49

    Aww, I like normal waves.

    I like them too :) I like that he's the most "normal" generation of royalty.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 11:52

    What is Edith wearing!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 11:52

    What is Edith wearing!

    I believe its a pink tablecloth

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:03

    singing on tv, embarrassing

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:04

    that crowd is terrifying

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:08

    that crowd is terrifying

    it's like domino rally, they're split into to two lanes :)

  • RG29/04/2011 at 12:10

    it's like domino rally, they're split into to two lanes :)

    I'm thinking a slightly slower London Marathon.

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:10

    I'm thinking a slightly slower London Marathon.

    :)

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:11

    what a polite crowd. Anywhere else would be pushing those cops over

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:12

    "how great you're doing all of this for charity. but we wont let you tell us what that charity is"

    bbc charter is odd.

  • Lisa29/04/2011 at 12:14

    bbc charter is odd.

    it's not, they could have mentioned it quite easily but Fearne is not the brightest presenter they have out there today

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 12:14

    that crowd is terrifying

    Just saw it. Amazing!

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 12:15

    So I can't get the BBC working for the life of me but the Telegraph has video

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:18

    Ooh tweets on screen. That's fun.

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:20

    hehe!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:21

    That is a lot of people.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:21

    That is a lot of people.

    I'm scared just looking at it

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:22

    i love that people have been there all night in person, yet managed to see nothing whatsoever of the event.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:23

    Jake!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:23

    ooh is it jake time?

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:26

    Kate wowed at the people. She's scared too.

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:28

    that young kid is channeling christine, right there :)

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:28

    that young kid is channeling christine, right there :)

    Oiiii.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:28

    jaaake!

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:28

    JAKE!!!

  • Janna29/04/2011 at 12:28

    Jake

  • Kai29/04/2011 at 12:29

    Jake in a plane. Not snakes.

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:29

    oh

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:29

    That was brief.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:30

    Two kisses! The crowd are spoiled.

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 12:30

    i think the superbowl did timing better than that.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:30

    I want the Red Arrows.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:30

    before the next royal wedding i need to work on my lipreading skills. 30 years or so should be long enough.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:31

    they seem to be having jake problems

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:33

    good luck trying to get out of the middle of that crowd

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:34

    Teenage boys: "Mm, yea, was alright."

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:34

    I bet the water in that fountain is cold.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:36

    he looks nothing like him

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 12:36

    Worst lookalikes ever.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:39

    bye bye bbc!

  • Kai29/04/2011 at 12:50

    I'm going to watch my DVR later to get the whole thing. Pesky work interrupted today. I'll follow this thread later, thanks for it. :)

    Have a good day.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 12:53

    I've moved to the webstream in my quest for more Jake as my TV has gone to Graham Norton

  • lou29/04/2011 at 13:01

    just home and missed it. i do like her dress though.. woah.

  • Amanda29/04/2011 at 13:06

    mmmmm ... David. :-) http://cdn02.okcdn.okmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Royal_Wedding_April29_2950-copy.jpg

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 13:09

    how does that hat stay on???

  • lou29/04/2011 at 13:10

    how does that hat stay on???

    i'm guessing pins or hair grips?

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 13:25

    midday guinness: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/good-times

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 14:33

    All photos up now: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/04/royal-wedding-in-photos/100057/

  • Pat W29/04/2011 at 15:45

    I was dipping in and out of this from about 11:15, sort of skipped the Churchy bit. Amazing number of people on The Mall and outside the Palace.

    An interesting number of Commonwealth flags around town, not just British/English but also Canadian, Australian, NZ.

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 16:43

    'The' picture from the Royal Wedding has turned out to be even better than it should be thanks to the awesomeness that children can sometimes be :D

    http://twitpic.com/4qznfy

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 16:44

    'The' picture from the Royal Wedding has turned out to be even better than it should be thanks to the awesomeness that children can sometimes be :D

    Yay! She was my favourite.

  • Pat W29/04/2011 at 16:55

    Haha

    via @Pete93Allen

    Ha! This is epic! RT @robertwickens Couldn't get enough of the Royal wedding. Watched a bit between runs this morning. twitpic.com/4r1rnh

  • Pat W29/04/2011 at 16:56

    http://twitpic.com/4r1rnh

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 16:58

    http://twitpic.com/4r1rnh

    That's keen!

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 16:58

    love that!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 17:33

    Cake! http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/29/article-1381944-0BD49D6A00000578-631_634x593.jpg

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 17:37
  • lou29/04/2011 at 17:38

    Cake! i.dailymail.co.uk…8-631_634x593.jpg

    almost as awesome as the dress. that's so cool!

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 17:40

    Cake! i.dailymail.co.uk…8-631_634x593.jpg

    I would prefer the chocolate biscuit one. Mmm chocolate biscuit. http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy/sets/72157626482581411/

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 17:41

    Two cakes!

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 17:42

    A micvities chocolate cake... I wish I was a royal, so I could ask for a micvities chocolate cake

    Or just a giant chocolate digestive perhaps.

  • Amy29/04/2011 at 17:43

    Two cakes!

    thats one part of their wedding I would like to steal for my own.

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 17:44

    thats one part of their wedding I would like to steal for my own.

    I think I would steal the trees. Trees, inside a church!!

    Almost as good as Alice's Teletubbies in Vicar of Dibley's wedding

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 17:45

    OOh, the beach party i was at is is on the bbc site http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13237160

    3rd picture.

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 17:46

    OOh, the beach party i was at is is on the bbc site http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13237160

    I don't think that's the real Royals at the front of that picture you know

    Just a hunch :)

  • Nick29/04/2011 at 17:47

    I don't think that's the real Royals at the front of that picture you know

    hehe, the beach is empty, it must have been early, the real one turned up later ;)

  • lou29/04/2011 at 17:48

    I would prefer the chocolate biscuit one. Mmm chocolate biscuit. www.flickr.com/ph…2157626482581411/

    OMG!

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 17:50

    I loved the fact that they drove off in an aston martin. That was brilliant :)

  • RG29/04/2011 at 17:57

    I loved the fact that they drove off in an aston martin. That was brilliant :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13238996

    Most informal thing I think the royal family have ever done probably. Love it.

  • Steven Roy29/04/2011 at 18:04

    I loved the fact that they drove off in an aston martin. That was brilliant :)

    No donuts

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 18:06

    No donuts

    I hear they're leaving it in St James' Park ferme under constant supervision for when Charles picks it up in the morning

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 20:05

    I felt something was missing from today's wedding, and that has now been corrected http://twitpic.com/4r40ad

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 20:06

    I felt something was missing from today's wedding, and that has now been corrected http://twitpic.com/4r40ad

    Ahhh, better! I hope there was dad dancing too!

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 20:07

    Ahhh, better! I hope there was dad dancing too!

    Somehow I can provide that too.

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 20:07

    Oh wow.

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 20:09

    Good to see even Charles will bring dad dancing to the royal wedding :D

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:12

    Just up to the start of the ceremony - my God, the queen looks really old these days...

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 22:12

    Just up to the start of the ceremony - my God, the queen looks really old these days...

    Hehe, she is quite old these days!

    She also looked quite yellow!

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 22:13

    I must just say I adore people live commenting things afterwards. This makes me so happy.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:14

    I must just say I adore people live commenting things afterwards. This makes me so happy.

    hehe thanks - TBH I didn't expect to be watching it but Mrs. Goat taped it and we just ended up doing so...

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:18

    Hehe, she is quite old these days!

    I guess I mean she looks like she's aged a lot. very slow moving & stuff.

    Mrs. Goat is a royalist and so we got talking about the line of succession. The queen is 85 this year, and we were wondering how much longer she will last what with doing all the regal duties. Prince Charles is 63 this year, so when he becomes king he won't be doing the job for long either I reckon.

    So we reckon William could become king in 20 years or so?

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:20

    really liking all these glass topped cars - makes the cars look like they are open and it's easy to see those inside.

    We rented a car with a glass roof once and we really liked having that feature too...

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:21

    Oh and the Danish TV are getting so many names and details wrong!

  • Pat W29/04/2011 at 22:25

    Mrs. Goat is a royalist and so we got talking about the line of succession. The queen is 85 this year, and we were wondering how much longer she will last what with doing all the regal duties. Prince Charles is 63 this year, so when he becomes king he won't be doing the job for long either I reckon.

    Her mum lived to 101 so it could be a while yet!

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:27

    Her mum lived to 101 so it could be a while yet!

    It could be. But the queen mother wasn't performing all of the things the queen has to. Who knows?

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 22:29

    She has to stay till next year otherwise Blue Peter will have wasted a lot of coverage on jubilee talk.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:30

    She has to stay till next year otherwise Blue Peter will have wasted a lot of coverage on jubilee talk.

    I think she'll be ok for that one...

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:32

    Ceremony time :)

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:34

    The Archbishop moved diagonally across the altar like his chess piece does!

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:37

    They're at the vows... When they say "for richer, for poorer" - kind of given they ain't gonna be poor, eh?

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:39

    My colleague made a great comment earlier. He said that after all the bad things that seem to have happened lately it was great to see an event that made loads of people happy and celebrate together.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:44

    Well we watched the "I do's" and Mrs. Goat is going to bed. I am skipping the hymns for God Save the Queen and then watch the parade...

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 22:44

    Well we watched the "I do's" and Mrs. Goat is going to bed. I am skipping the hymns for God Save the Queen and then watch the parade...

    There were a lot of hymns.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:45

    There were a lot of hymns.

    Not keen on the hymns unless I am actually there.

  • RubberGoat29/04/2011 at 22:46

    I appear to have skipped to the hymn where everyones walking out...

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 22:48

    Did Amy say earlier that she thought will and cath sneaked in a kiss when they signed the register? :D

  • Christine29/04/2011 at 22:50

    Did Amy say earlier that she thought will and cath sneaked in a kiss when they signed the register? :D

    Well they snuck two in on the balcony so it could be!

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 22:54

    Must admit, I'm not big on the royals but this whole event has been really nice.

  • Pat W29/04/2011 at 22:54

    Must admit, I'm not big on the royals but this whole event has been really nice.

    Same here

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 22:54

    LENS ENVY!!!

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 22:56

    I love how will and cath get into the chariot with some dignity, but the two guards had to climb on the back!

  • lou29/04/2011 at 22:58

    ohh just seen the clip of how they left Buckingham Palace! love it!! :)

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 22:58

    ohh just seen the clip of how they left Buckingham Palace! love it!! :)

    What happened?

  • Lukeh29/04/2011 at 22:58

    ohh just seen the clip of how they left Buckingham Palace! love it!! :)

    That is my favourite bit, best informal formal wedding ending ever :)

  • Mr C29/04/2011 at 22:58

    That is my favourite bit, best informal formal wedding ending ever

    seconded.

  • lou29/04/2011 at 22:59

    What happened?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13238996

  • Bassano29/04/2011 at 23:07

    I hope someone gave them some hair clippers, it's time for Wills to go to grade 1 or 2

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 23:22
  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 23:26

    Loving the parade. The cheering is incredible!

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 23:33

    Never seen the inside courtyard of Buckingham palace before!

  • Rubbergoat29/04/2011 at 23:59

    Just at the balcony bit now.

  • Rubbergoat30/04/2011 at 00:02

    Oh, that Lancaster!

  • Rubbergoat30/04/2011 at 00:04

    I always liked the Tornado planes too.

  • Rubbergoat30/04/2011 at 00:10

    Did they have a forum on the redbutton?