I have been totally indulged today. I got up at 7, did the morning routine (well, hurried thru it, more like!) and was in the recliner at 7:55, ready to roll. They 'officially' finished at just about 4. I don't ordinarily watch much television, and while I had a few other things to hand - it's that multi-tasking business, doncha know, plus the new phone is full of how-to's and gidgets and wizmos... I mean, widgets and gizmos - that's more sitting in a stretch than I've done in years. So I'm blogging early, getting off the computer (just can't deal with more sitting!), and going to tell Himself how terrific he's been, even down to making lunch so I didn't have to miss anything - and bringing it into the living room so we could eat in front of the tv. Wotta guy!
Anyway, the highlights from my perspective:
--last night Wills and Harry came out to the crowds around Clarence House and did a brief 'walkabout,' chatting with the people camping out
--a montage of photographs from different stages in William's life, many of him with his mother
--of course, The Dress... personally, I was hoping for a Grace Kelly-esque style, and I'd say it was!
--Mr Middleton: tell me that wasn't a tough role
--Will's and Kate's homage to 'grandmamma' - I don't think the national anthem was required, but it was a nice touch, and the one point at which Elizabeth definitely struggled to maintain control
--read her lips: Kate's very perceptible 'Oh Wow!' as she and William step out onto the balcony at Buck House
--the balcony kiss: two for the price of one
--the JU5T WED car - that really was a great touch
A couple of lowlights, again IMHO:
--Pippa Middleton's dress: love the off-white idea for the bridesmaids, but the 'mermaid' style didn't work very well when she had to do so much bending, up and down steps, etc.
--Kate not leaving her bouquet on the Unknown's Tomb in the abbey
--the Duchess of Cornwall elbowing Mrs Middleton aside, then nearly pushing her to the outside of the party on the balcony; that last rankles me, as it gets cut in clips, so I suspect if you didn't see it live, you won't see it again. Speaks volumes, to my mind, but maybe I'm just being catty.
So I'll leave you on a high with the best overall moment:
--William says something like 'You're beautiful' as Kate arrives at the altar.
Romance and fairy tales, eh? Gotta love it!
Back at it tomorrow, peeps, so it's an early goodnight from me.