Truly, my cup runneth over this week – ANOTHER Royal Wedding to get my teeth into – fabulous!
So without further ado, let’s look at The Dress:
Firstly, I should say that I thought Zara looked absolutely radiant, and I particularly loved that she wore the same tiara her mother, Princess Anne, wore on her (first) wedding day. I’m afraid I didn’t go a bundle on the frock, though – I just thought it was a bit meh, and I really didn’t like the shape or the wide net shoulder straps.
The Royals were out in force, naturally, some looking better than others, it must be said!
Dear oh dear, Princess Eugenie: after a couple of improved outfits recently – remember the red dress at Elton’s ball, and the other red dress at Ascot? – I thought perhaps her dress sense had improved. Not so, however – I really don’t think this ensemble does anything other than accentuate the less favourable parts of her anatomy.
Her sister, on the other hand, looked stunning:
I thought Princess Beatrice looked very elegant, loved the colour, and thought it was a perfect choice of outfit for a smart summer wedding.
Onto the Duchess of Cambridge in a gold brocade coat, which she first wore to a wedding back in 2006, albeit with different accessories. This is probably my least favourite of Kate’s outfits so far this year – I think it’s a bit old for her, and the fabric seemed very heavy for July.
Autumn Philips, the bride’s sister-in-law, looked boring and frumpy, and more as if she was attending a job interview than a wedding. I had a suit a bit like that for work back in the mid-90s.
The Countess of Wessex wore a very stylish suit and matching hat, all of which I like – I think the different textures of the individual items compensate for the lack of colour really well.
(Phew, glad I could be nice about Sophie, bearing in mind I’m related to her!)
Mothers of the bride and groom – what CAN I say? I really didn’t like Princess Anne’s outfit AT ALL – the length was wrong, the pleaty fabric looks cheap, and the jacket looks as though it doesn’t fit properly. And as for the brown lace and Eighties headgear sported by Mrs Tindall – wrong, wrong, wrong.
Camilla was looking quite smart, and seems to be emulating the Queen’s style of late (no bad thing, I suppose), but I’m not sure what that thing on her head was? Somewhere between a hat and a fascinator, but I’m guessing the look she was going for was not that of somebody having plonked a hydrangea bush on her head. Which was what she achieved.
But my favourite outfit of the whole day was worn not by a Royal, but by a soapstar, bizarrely – Katharine Kelly from Coronation Street stole the show as far as I was concerned in this beautiful, understated ensemble.
I thought she looked lovely.
And just one more thought to leave you with – what is WITH the Royals and their nude shoes? Are they getting a bulk discount??!