Royal Wedding Open Post: So many hats, so many celebrities!

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Celebrity guests are streaming into St. George’s Chapel as we speak! So far, we’ve seen Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, the entire Middleton clan, George and Amal Clooney and the Beckhams. Serena Williams is coming! And so much more. Here’s your Royal Wedding Open Post, and you can follow us on Twitter here and here.

I’m drunk on hats already! And there are so many celebrities, I wasn’t expecting that.

Someone said Amal’s dress looks like Emilia Wickstead? Update: it’s Stella McCartney!!


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Serena Williams looks amazing!!

Some photos… James Blunt and his date looked amazing.

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Idris Elba and bonus Oprah!

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More Middletons:

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The Beckhams:

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  1. KBB says:

    Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Tom Hardy and his wife and Joss Stone I think, as well. I am surprised how many celebrities are there.

    • Mariposa says:

      Are the celebs from her side or his? I’m assuming the UK ones are his, but I’m surprised at the others!

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        She is friends with a fair amount of celebs which is why I always thought it weird that people called her a B-list celeb. I would say at least half of the American celebs are her friends.

      • CadiC says:

        Most of them are his, many from his philanthropic efforts. Her celeb friends are pretty much the b list ones attending.

      • Truthful says:

        @valiantlyVarnished:

        I think people, fairly, call her a B-List celebrity (and that’s already generous) because prior to her engagement nobody knew who she was, B list celebrities are the like of Diane Kruger, Mindy kaling or her friend Priyanka Chopra, she was nowhere near this fame and success.actually very far from it. That’s why.

        this is not demeaning in any way , she is a lovely, brilliant and beautiful woman (you don’t need to be a celebrity no matter what alphabet letter to be accomplished on your own, which she is)

      • Chinoiserie says:

        Valiant, why the number of fiends has to do with being B-list or not? It’s about having star power to open films/make tv shows hist and how well known you are.

    • Nicole says:

      I mean she is B list and that’s putting it generously. Her one notable role is Suits. But she did a lot of charity work and seems like she’s well connected (or made connections) along the way. Plus some of these celebs know harry from various events as well.
      Makes me wish the Obamas could’ve gone.
      Also Abigail Spencer is winning for me so far

      • KBB says:

        Very generously. I think people are rewriting her history a bit, maybe unintentionally because she’s so well known now, but she was not even the star of Suits. She was probably B-list for Toronto but not Hollywood.

      • GrouchyOldBroad says:

        I love the Obamas, and I think Harry and Meghan would have liked having them there, but everyone must have realized what a Pandora’s Porta-John they’d be opening by inviting them. If they didn’t also invite Trump, there’d be drama – stupid, petty drama, but drama nonetheless. If they DID invite him, there’s the even more horrifying prospect that he’d show up, and you’d have to take your vows to the sound of him watching Hannity on his phone. I’d like to think they tried explaining this to the Obamas and the Obamas just said, “Don’t even explain. We know. We wouldn’t dream of putting you in that position. Much love and we hope you get a lot of use out of that blender.” :P

    • Veronica T says:

      INteresting – none of her family except her mother, but Oprah?? Other celebrities?? Who knows Oprah?? Feels tacky and showy to me. This is a huge PR event, courtesy of the taxpayers. But if they are OK with it, have at it!

      Is the veil in front of her face? I hope not. I do love that tiara!! She is beautiful and I hope her marriage is all she wants, and not some fairy tale of glamour and fame she got caught up in.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        We honestly have no idea if she has other family there. They aren’t known or famous and may in fact be there.

      • CeeCee says:

        If her family from Doria’s side were there, wouldn’t they have sat with Doria? It didn’t appear that Doria had anyone supporting her. As the mother of the bride, I would have wanted family with me.

      • Shannon says:

        Some people, including myself, simply do not have large families. If she’s estranged from her father’s side and Doria has a small family, there’s nothing particularly strange about that to me.

  2. Tanya says:

    Here!!!

  3. Aud says:

    The chapel looks amazing.

  4. Rainbow says:

    I’m all about Kitty Spencer’s look right now. Can’t get over how great her whole outfit is.

    Tom Hardy is also there with his wife, Charlotte Riley.

    Lots of celebrities. Didn’t expect so many of them lol

  5. Toniko says:

    Haven’t seen any “Suits” actors yet.

    • Sherry says:

      Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars is married to Patrick Abrams and she posted on Instagram a photo of them on a bus headed to the wedding about 30 minutes ago.

    • Nicole says:

      Gina Torres and Abigail Spencer arrived already. And most of the suits cast is there. They all got dinner together last night. They must be arriving soon
      Makes me happy.
      Edit: Troian and Patrick have arrived

  6. KBB says:

    Was it me, or was the body language between Victoria and David Beckham super weird when they were walking in?

    • RBC says:

      I was sensing some tension there. Victoria tends to come across as serious most of the time, but she seemed extra serious today.

      • TaniaOG says:

        Maybe it’s professional, perhaps she’s upset she didn’t get to design the dress.

      • Cberry says:

        She looks like she should be at a funeral. I know the rules have lax about wearing black to weddings, but VB really shouldn’t wear all black because One, it doesn’t help her sour demeanor at all. It just makes her seem more stern and unhappy. Second, the dress style and so much black doesn’t fit the joyous occasion.

        Everyone else looks vibrant and pretty whereas VB looks very solemn. Chelsey Davey on the other hand, who is wearing all black too, looks cute and little sexy with a shorter cut dress as opposed to head to toe black. All VB would have had to do is wear a different color hat which would have done the trick.

    • Jasmine18 says:

      Did Victoria Beckham manage to crack a smile once? She looks so stiff and awkward at these sort of events.

    • Honey says:

      I don’t follow them as a couple. However, in watching them, I was like he’s not really into her. They seem stilted, distant and even a bit cold. She was trying to put up a facade but he was like no we are going to keep this real “there is no we”. I liked her dress and shoes tho.

      • KBB says:

        Exactly. It was like they were each part of a different couple or something. Their emotions and body language were so unmatched, which is quite odd for such a long-term relationship.

      • Aurelia says:

        Yes, like this was david and vickies last agreed public outing as a couple before the divorce is announced.

    • Bridget says:

      Not just you. All is not well with Brand Beckham.

      • Nic919 says:

        Lainey was speculating about this today and yesterday as well. Their body language was as bad at that of Carole and Mike Middleton.

      • Pandy says:

        Yeah, Brand Beckham is definitely hurting. My big takeaway from the wedding. That and James Corden’s wife looked impeccable at the wedding.

  7. Becks says:

    I am also surprised at how many celebrities are there. Oprah!!!!

    The hats are awesome. So far I havent seen anything awful yet. I have high hopes for Beatrice.

    • Kelly says:

      I love Oprah’s dress. I dread Bea’s and Eugenie’s dresses/hats/shoes.

      I saw three women with impeccable style walking along, and apparently one was Priyanka Chopra.

    • Honey says:

      I saw her walk in but I had no idea that was Oprah.

  8. Other Renee says:

    Omg Amal is wearing a ridiculous LOOK AT ME dress! She looks like Colonel Mustard! Reported as Stella McCartney. Posh looks good and is dressed appropriately. Same for Joss Stone. All dressed up beautifully! I’m watching the BBC via YouTube tv and loving it. The buildings are unbelievable, so historic and fabulous. Must go to England. Oh yes, THE HATS AND FASCINATORS! That’s my favorite thing to look at.

    • Paperclip468 says:

      Agreed…Amal looks totally ridiculous.

      • G says:

        Aren you kidding? Amal looks AMAZING, definitely one of the best dressed!

      • MrsBump says:

        Amal looks drop dead gorgeous, if there was ever a time to wear mustard yellow, a royal wedding is it!

      • Kelly says:

        @G, I agree with you. Amal looks gorgeous. I love the color and style of her dress.

      • Aang says:

        Amal looks gorgeous. George looks like his back is hurting.

      • Truthful says:

        I find her stunning too! and yes this is the perfect outfit for a royal wedding , the color, the hat, everything, she looks the best I ever seen her

      • Ada says:

        Love her look! Not a Stella fan AT ALL, but this is so cool – the silhouette is fresh and the yellow is spring-like in an unexpected way. At least imo :)

      • Inas says:

        Excuse me no fan of Amal but she looks great . If she was walking beside the bride she would have easily overshadowed her. She is smashing here. One of her best looks ever.

        The only thing stuck at my head from the wedding so far is Amal Clooney look.

      • Enough Already says:

        Amal looked absolutely stunning – very regal.

      • Cberry says:

        Amal gets my vote for Best dressed by far, and there’s some really lovely dressed ladies, but she takes the top praise. Just a great complete look, and the color is PERFECT. Go girl.

    • Lola says:

      I love Amals dress. Yellow is such a pretty color on her. Whats wrong with wearing a bright color to a wedding?

    • Gigi LaMoore says:

      Joss needs to lose the gum. Tacky.

    • Jayna says:

      I disagree. Amal is absolutely stunning in that outfit. And she loves color and always has and can wear any color.

      Does she love the camera? Yep. Nothing has changed in that regard. LOL

    • Honey says:

      I loved her look. She looked very very good today.

    • Aurelia says:

      Amal had the buggest HUNGRY EYES I have ever seen. It was as if she almost couldn’t belive all eyes weren’t on her. She kept looking around constantly for any takers. Bet she asked to enter through the side door with the other royals too.

  9. Sherry says:

    Elton John got Victoria Beckham to smile!

    • Aud says:

      She looks and acts like she’s at a funeral.

      • Masamf says:

        Is VB wearing the same dress she wore at William’s wedding?

      • Jayna says:

        It’s just Victoria’s way when cameras are around. She can’t help it. I think she looks beautiful, though.

      • Josie says:

        Since Victoria Beckham was heavily pregnant at Kate and William’s wedding, I seriously doubt it’s the same dress.

    • Gigi LaMoore says:

      She smiles. She’s just not into gratuitous smiling. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing I hate more than for someone to tell me to “smile”.

  10. Tasi says:

    Amal looks amazing. Especially love the colour.

  11. Sushi says:

    I was shipping Chelsy Davy and Harry. May be they were meeting at the wrong time.

  12. xena says:

    Glad that others have set their priorities for today too :-)
    I would actually like Amals outfit so much more if she hadn’t posed so hard during the walk in. How badly does she want to be seen? But the cut of the dress is really nice, I’d like to see it on Meghan.
    But so far I like what I am seeing – the guests seem also to be so much more relaxed, that venue really does something for the atmosphere.

  13. Jamie Mayhew says:

    I loved seeing Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford there! And Idris Elba looking fine as always!

  14. Lovisa says:

    Come on Kaiser, at least you could’ve posted Idris Elba in the thumbnail! ;)

    Amal’s mustard color dress screams ‘LOOK AT ME!’ but it looks good on her. She looks uncomfortable though.

    • Aud says:

      everything about Amal is screaming ‘LOOK AT ME!’ lol

    • Other Renee says:

      Lovisa, she keeps adjusting her hat and definitely looks uncomfortable.

      The Suits actresses look totally amazing. So does Serena Williams.

  15. Maria F. says:

    George Clooney looks ridiculous in his light suit. He should have worn a morning jacket.

    I like Amal’s dress, but not the two tails hanging down. Also the hat with the veil is too much.

    I feel you have to dress lovely, but not too attention seeking.

    Gina Torres looks amazing!!

  16. Wo says:

    Why on earth is Oprah there? I wonder how many relatives got shafted just so they could invite famous people they barely know instead.

  17. SJF says:

    Some of the hats are glorious.

    But too many of the hats are wearing the woman and it should be the other way around.

    Can we make a law that at least one day a week men have to wear nothing but tuxes and/or morning suits?

    Perhaps that could be the first decree of the Duchess of Sussex.

    (p.s. I cheered when you suggested HRH Charles walk Meghan down the aisle. I’m so glad he listened to you!! And happy she’s doing part of the walk solo… Diana would approve.)

    • Mrs,Krabapple says:

      The hats aren’t so bad, it’s they way they’re worn that bothers me. When women slap hats on the sides of their heads (instead of on top), it makes then look mentally challenged, like they don’t know how hats work.

  18. Masamf says:

    Serena Williams is in the house y’aaalllllll

  19. Toniko says:

    Serena!

  20. Rainbow says:

    Serena Williams!!! Looks awesome!!!!

  21. Maria F. says:

    I like Serena’s outfit, but the big necklace. Her long braids are awesome.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I said that in the other thread, too. That neckline did not need a necklace at all, and especially one so huge and chunky.

  22. Digital Unicorn says:

    Serena Williams is there looking gorg with her husband – am disappointed the entire Middleton clan is there but I guess William would have pushed for them as he is determined to keep shoving them in our faces (esp as their mouthpiece the Fail has a whole article dedicated to Pippa). Not too sure about Pippa’s dress.

    • Jamielle says:

      Serena looks beautiful! Pippa looks…ummm…happy?! She actually looks haggard.

      • imqrious2 says:

        She’s four months or so pregnant. She could be having a rough time?

      • Olenna says:

        I’m no Pippa fan, but I thought she looked lovely. I liked her dress; just wished she’d get fitted for a better foundation garment.

    • Jayna says:

      I was wondering how American women would do with the fascinators. I thought Serena really pulled it off and looks very comfortable wearing it. She looked so pretty.

    • Veronica T says:

      They are his family. Can we acknowledge for one day that Harry knows them and seems to like them?? A lot more than they seem to know Oprah.

    • Aurelia says:

      Also suprised the Midds were there too. Who the hell are they to Harry … his brothers s ister in law and in laws. Weird. ? No sign on the Marcus guy or Misha Noo Noo or the Violet chick who introduced them?

      • Aurelia says:

        Pippa looked frumpy as usual. The moderately wealthy meercat looked a bit better. He has added some weight. Doesn’t look as scrawny.

  23. surferrosa says:

    So excited about this wedding, in part because Meghan comes from my hometown, but also because this is such a historic moment in the history of the royal family, BYW, James Blunt’s date is actually his wife Sofia Wellesley, who comes from an aristocratic family.

    • Tanya says:

      You’re from Compton/Inglewood? Cool.

      • mimi says:

        She was born in Canoga Park (San Fernando Valley) and raised in Hollywood. Both are far from Compton/Inglewood, which the British press was using as black stereotyping of where she “must” come from as a non-caucasian.

  24. Rainbow says:

    Fergie has arrived. She looks good.

    • Sherry says:

      She does look good. She needs to work on her walk though. She looks like she’s trudging around a muddy barn.

      • Agenbiter says:

        Omg that’s it
        Saw the walk, then realized who it was and thought about the ‘earthy’ bond between her and Andrew.

      • Jayna says:

        Fergie has always had the walk of a truck driver. LOL My friend said she feels for her because she feels that’s basically what she looks like when she walks. She’s not as bad as Sarah, but she does have a bit of walk that isn’t feminine also.

    • Tanya says:

      She does. Glad to see her.

    • Caroshah says:

      Is it just me or does she appear to be kinda high..

      • imqrious2 says:

        She’s just really excited to be let back in for a bit lol. She did have to sit alone, on the other side of the Quire, opposite TQ, Phil, Andrew and her daughters.

        Her hair and makeup actually looked good for a change, but her dress was ill-fitting: way too tight.

    • Honey says:

      She did actually look good.

  25. Toniko says:

    Lol that lady in orange was walking with Pianka Chopra, but then decided she wants he ALONE moment.

  26. Cher says:

    Serena looks amazing.
    Fergie looks really good.

  27. Natalie S. says:

    Okay, did Chelsy wear black to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding?

  28. TheOriginalMia says:

    Couple of things: That’s James Blunt’s wife, the granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington. Oprah, per Gail, thought her dress was too white & called up Stella for a last minute bespoke piece.

    • Crowhood says:

      James Blunt’s Wife looks AMAZING. I never Wear prints and don’t usually like them in formal wear but I literallt Squealed when I saw Her.

      • Mamunia says:

        That’s my favorite dress of the day too! So much better than tacky Amal Clooney’s desperate grasp for attention.

  29. Rainbow says:

    The Windsors are here. Kinda wishing that Serena says hi to Princess Michael lol just to see the look on Princess Pushy’s face.

    Beatrice looks subdued. Eugenie channeling the 60s.

    Sophie looks amazing.

    Meghan is on her way!!!

    • Sherry says:

      The York princesses look very subdued for this wedding. I wonder if someone told them not to be attention grabbers for this wedding.

      • Rainbow says:

        They probably got a talking to last time they pulled the stunt. And with Eugenie getting married in the Fall, they don’t want any negative press about them following them to Eug’s wedding.

        And their mother is there. They should be happy and content hahaha

      • xena says:

        I think their attention producing outfits at williams wedding were accidental – I liked the colors and the idea behind both – but I also think think it was a bit of a good karma revenge for not inviting Sarah. She has her flaws, but that left a taste.

  30. Caroshah says:

    The suits cast looks great..they seem to be abit overwhelmed though.

  31. Toniko says:

    Oprah probably thinks “Oh man if i knew i could arrive hour later…”

  32. Aud says:

    A veil!

  33. Keis says:

    She’s coming!

  34. Aud says:

    which tiara is that?

  35. Cher says:

    I see a veil and tiara!!!

  36. Tasi says:

    Lovely tiara

  37. Becks says:

    WHAT TIARA IS THAT

  38. gingersnaps says:

    Watching the Royal Wedding with prossecco and rosé. The weather is just gorgeous! I’m letting my 22 month old son play in the garden while we watch the telly. Meghan is gorgeous! We wish Prince Harry and Meghan all the best! Cheers.

  39. Jamielle says:

    Just saw the bride and her mom in the car!! Hair up, frothy-looking veil!

  40. Sherry says:

    Meghan’s on her way! I can’t figure out the tiara though.

  41. Cher says:

    Boat neck/off the shoulder!!???

  42. Nicole says:

    Meghan is on the move!!

  43. L84Tea says:

    I can’t figure out the tiara!!

  44. Jayna says:

    Who is the blonde woman in the teal outfit? She looks great.

  45. Lucy says:

    Everyone looks pretty good! Forever loving Posh being in an all-black outfit.

  46. llamas says:

    Beatrice and eugenie look good- no crazy hats! I’m curious as to the I.D of meghan’s tiara.

  47. Cher says:

    Beatrice and Eugenie look rather simple.

  48. WMGDtoo says:

    One of the shows said that Megan’s Tiara is one that belongs to The Queen.

  49. Jamielle says:

    But which tiara? When and how will we know?!!

  50. Other Renee says:

    Poor Zara. There is no way to sit comfortably when you’re this far along. And for the whole ceremony! Poor lady. I feel for her.

    Lady Kitty Spencer for the win.

    Eugenie and Beatrice disappoint by looking good. Who would’ve thought?

    The dress! Just from the glimpses we got it looks a lot more demure than I’d have thought but I’m sure it’s gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  51. Eulalia says:

    I’m just here with my red wine, getting overemotional at the wedding coverage.

    I feel so disgusted with myself haha

    PS I’m in Australia so it’s a perfectly reasonable hour to be having red wine :p

    • gingersnaps says:

      Awwwww, that’s fine. I’m in England and drinking prosecco already. Cheers! :D

  52. Keis says:

    Is that the Teck circlet?

  53. Merritt says:

    I’m seeing speculation that this is a tiara last seen on Queen Mary.

  54. klutzy_girl says:

    WHERE’S HARRY AND WILLIAM?

  55. Tasi says:

    Harry looking 🔥

  56. Rainbow says:

    HARRY!!!!

    Both brothers looking dapper!

  57. Maria F. says:

    Harry’s uniform looks a bit plain…..

    • Agenbiter says:

      BBC commentary says that was a deliberate choice: “He does have more senior uniforms available to him…”

  58. Cher says:

    Harry looks good.

  59. Jamielle says:

    Will and Harry are walking to the chapel now!! I’m already getting teary!😥

  60. Cher says:

    Where is Kate?

  61. Léna says:

    Harry looks skinny! Or maybe I never realized he has such tiny legs lol

  62. Sherry says:

    I think Meghan’s wearing Queen Mary’s Filigree Tiara. It doesn’t look wide enough to be the Spencer tiara.

  63. broodytrudy says:

    Harry looks so nervous, but great! Glad he kept his scruff, i was worried there was going to be some strange rule where he had to shave.

  64. Nicole says:

    Will and Harry look great. I know some people think they hate each other but on each of their wedding days they look happy for the other, keep each other calm and look like…brothers. Can’t really fake that.
    Their uniforms look nice but is there a reason they didn’t wear the same ones as the W&K wedding?

    • Jayna says:

      I don’t pay attention to those silly comments. The majority of people don’t think that. It’s obvious that they are close. Nope, you can’t fake that. I agree.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I also love the fact that he is wearing a real wedding ring, out on the proper finger 😊 YEAH HARRY! He is in looooooove! ❤️

  65. Rescue Cat says:

    Halftime update from the anti-prom

    Collingwood 48
    St Kilda 49

    We’ve got the close one.

  66. Rainbow says:

    Kate will probably arrive with Camilla as both of their husbands are ‘on duty’ today.

    • SmalltownGirl says:

      Kate is arriving in the convoy with Meghan. She is accompanying her children.

  67. Nicegirl says:

    Omg, I’m so excited!!!

  68. Jayna says:

    Aw, the brothers. I’m getting all moved now. It’s almost time. I have such a soft spot for Harry and Will. I remember being in the mountains hiking and getting back to our cabin and turning on the TV and seeing the news about Diana’s crash.

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      I remember going over to my moms house for dinner, and she was crying, the tv on in the background. It was the first tragedy I ever saw covered on 24 hour news, it was so shocking and sad. The media were like sharks.

  69. Lucy says:

    Looking a bit nervous there, Harry! It’s cute, though. Both him and Wills look really good. It’s happening, you guys!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Kelly says:

    I’m watching the MSNBC coverage. The British guy was listing off all of the people Doria has met, and he included Lupo!

  71. Cher says:

    It seems as though the view of Meghan’s ride to the church is rather limited compared to Kate’s.
    But I guess that is deliberate!

    • PrincessK says:

      No it wasn’t Meghan and Doria arrived coming down the Long Walk in the Rolls Royce and we saw them in the car, it was fantastic.

  72. Nicegirl says:

    The queen Mary tiara?????

  73. Nicole says:

    Meghan is approaching!!

    • Olenna says:

      Yes, and she looked so calm and regal. Dummy me teared up. I’m so happy for them!

  74. Little Red says:

    The Rolls hauled ass up to the chapel.

  75. Kelly says:

    Is Louise in the wedding? I didn’t see her with her parents.

  76. Sherry says:

    Doria looks beautiful! I like her dress!

  77. Cher says:

    That was too fast, I could not really see mom.

  78. Carmen says:

    What on earth is that thing on top of Camilla’s head?

  79. Me46 says:

    Camilla looks pretty.

    • Carmen says:

      The pink color is becoming to her but I can’t wth the hat. She looks like she’s got a flying saucer on her head.

  80. Rainbow says:

    Camilla looks lovely.

    The Queen is the best-dressed! As usual. Good to see the DoE looking well.

  81. Jayna says:

    Prince Charles looks great.

  82. Nicole says:

    Guys Doris looks so emotional (in the best way). Ugh my heart.
    QE looking like a boss as always.

  83. Nicegirl says:

    Doria is everything

  84. Cher says:

    She is coming…

  85. Jayna says:

    Harry is getting emotional. He knows it’s almost time.

  86. Prettykrazee says:

    The Queen’s brooch! It is magnificent!

    BBC just said Doria is the only member of Meghan’s family that is there? I thought for sure she would have someone there besides her mother.

  87. Sherry says:

    I wish Kate was wearing something more colorful. She looks great though!

  88. Rainbow says:

    Please tell me Kate is wearing something new and not recycled. Outfit looks like one of her many cream/white coatdress and hats.

  89. Cher says:

    Kate!

  90. Nicole says:

    It’s nice that Kate is handling the kids. I thought she would’ve taken it easy. Also she does NOT look like she just had a baby. Geez she looks glowing.
    Charlotte and her mini-Queen wave. My goodness
    EDIT: sleek and clean lines. Definitely nailed the assessment CBers. She looks amazing.

  91. Jayna says:

    Kate looks lovely just a month after having the baby.

  92. Natalie S. says:

    Is Kate wearing the yellow brocade coat she wore to Zara’s wedding?

  93. Sherry says:

    The dress looks exactly as I expected! Lovely!

  94. Carmen says:

    Love the dress. Very simple, very elegant.

  95. Natalie S. says:

    St. George’s chapel is stunning. That little boy looks so excited!

  96. H says:

    I said I wasn’t going to watch, but up early. I love the dress! Any word on the tiara?

    Nice of Charles to walk her partway down the aisle.

  97. Cher says:

    I am speechless! Not sure what to say.

  98. Me46 says:

    She is stunning!

  99. Kelly says:

    Okay, her little dimpled veil holder was completely adorable when the music started. He’s so excited.

  100. Prettykrazee says:

    Givenchy! That’s totally unexpected! Just like the tiara.

  101. Nicegirl says:

    I’m in heaven, omg

  102. Natalie S. says:

    Charles! So sweet!

    Harry looks so proud and emotional! Meghan is calm and Harry looks like he’s about to burst. And, aww, Doria looks like she’s going to cry. And one of the little girls is crying.

  103. Keis says:

    They look SOOOOOOOOo happy

  104. Tasi says:

    He just told her she looks amazing 😍. And the way he’s looking at her *sigh

  105. Jayna says:

    George is so adorable. That little face.

  106. Rainbow says:

    Classic, timeless wedding dress! Givenchy did well! Meghan looks so beautiful. Her dress is so very ‘her’. Nothing too busy or fancy. Just pure elegance in simplicity.

  107. Sam from Europe says:

    The mother Doris is the best! Does that all alone to support her daughter!
    Wonderful Woman.

  108. Maria F. says:

    I feel a bit bad for Doria. She is by herself without any family or friends.

    • G says:

      I thought the same; feelquite sorey for her being alone. I wonder if she was allowed to bring a plus one?

      • jwoolman says:

        If she didn’t want to be alone, she wouldn’t be. She was focusing on her daughter and her own role in the proceedings. She might have no problem being by herself, not everybody does. Humans are so distracting….

    • Sam from Europe says:

      She looks a bit verloren. But she is amazing!

    • Sherry says:

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Kelly says:

      Does she not have a significant other?

    • Div says:

      I think Doria was an only child so I’m
      not sure why people are surprised that is Meg’s only family there.

  109. Natalie S. says:

    Oh, there’s that dude who was married to one of the Percy girls.

    Harry and Meghan look fantastic together.

  110. Toniko says:

    aww Harry is crying..

  111. Nicegirl says:

    The singing is cracking me up

  112. Digital Unicorn says:

    I LOVE THE DRESS, SERIOUSLY LOVE IT!! Its such a simple and classic look – she’s wearing the Queen Mary Diamond Bandau. Chuck walking her the rest of the way brought a tear to my eye.

    Plus those kids were very well behaved.

  113. Natalie S. says:

    Is Harry crying? My H is the same way. I’ll be grinning at him in emotional moments and he’ll be all pherklempt.

    Did Kate seriously wear white to her SIL’s wedding? No. Thumbs down.

    Camilla’s hat looks like it could take off by itself.

    Ahhh. That look between them. I’m a big ball of mush.

    Nooo, don’t ask that question. There are Markles in England.

    • Memurs says:

      She looked so relieved that no relatives came rushing in at that moment!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      “Did Kate seriously wear white to her SIL’s wedding?” Not surprised, the funny thing is that the BBC commentators did not mention her when the kids arrived with the mothers – they mentioned the other 2 ladies by name but NOT Katie Keen.

      • Jayna says:

        You can’t help yourself. Gotta get the hate in. Now isn’t the time for the usual Kate bashing.

      • Whatever1 says:

        ITV mentioned her so there is that.

        And I’m sure Meghan “ok’d ” Kate’s outfit so I don’t see the problem.

      • llamas says:

        She’s clearly wearing pale yellow. She looks beautiful and healthy. Can’t she get a break just ONCE?

      • Natalie S. says:

        People, she wore white or something light enough to be mistaken for white at someone else’s wedding. No. Attention seeking, ridiculous and bad. My goodness, the mollycoddling of Kate.

      • Ada says:

        Mollycoddling is better than knee-jerk criticism, I think. She made no big show of her arrival, took care of the children, and wore something that fits with the aesthetic of the wedding without being too eye-catching. Meghan’s dress is a brighter white – different from the pale yellow of Kate’s, which maybe could be mistaken for a cream colour. Both look lovely!

      • Natalie S. says:

        Is that the new thing? Wear something light like the bride, it will fit the aesthetic of the wedding?

        Standard criticism when someone does something like this but with Kate, it’s knee-jerk.

        With everything else she was great, but Beatrice wore something nice so I guess someone had to do something. Her outfit looks very similar to what she wore to Charlotte’s christening.

    • SmalltownGirl says:

      It’s a pale yellow and lovely.

    • imqrious2 says:

      Kate’s dress is pale yellow. I think she looks amazing for just having given birth three weeks ago.

    • xena says:

      She did a repeat – so she tried not to do anything attention grabbing.

  114. Nicole says:

    I also like that Kate seems to “match” Meghan’s style for the wedding. Her dress lines are sleek and not really her style so that’s nice.
    The kids were adorable.
    And as much as I have issues with the BRF and the optics here: you cannot mistake that look from Harry. Not that I ever doubted it but amazing.

    • Lizabeth says:

      The style of Kate’s dress is similar to the dress she wore for Charlotte’s christening so I’m not sure I’d say it’s not her style.

      • imqrious2 says:

        That’s what I thought! Just a different color/fabric. Definitely the same neckline/collar.

  115. Natalie S. says:

    Doria answering on whether their friends and family would support them! Ahhh, my heart.

    The way Harry is looking at Meghan!

  116. u says:

    bad omen plane crash?

  117. Keis says:

    Her mom!!!!!!!!!!

  118. Maria F. says:

    I might be crucified here, but she needed somebody to take care of her train and veil. It is lying slightly crooked on the floor which is a shame as it is so glorious. Even regular brides always have somebody to help them out, not sure why you would not do that on such a big occasion.

    • nikki says:

      Yeah I’m curious as to why she didn’t have a couple of people or older children attending to it. Diana’s was much better cared for.

    • Jayna says:

      I know. I kept wanting to center it myself. LOL

    • Aurelia says:

      Yeah but that’s what you get when you refuse to have older flower girls. The average age of those little kids/babies was about 3 years old. As good as useless in practical terms.

  119. Other Renee says:

    Who are the people in the front rows just in front of Doria? They merit great seats.

    Harry is crying, so sweet.

    I’m loving the choral singing. The dress is perfection.

  120. Kelly says:

    Why did the audience laugh when they said “I will”?

  121. Oliphant says:

    Very underwhelmed with the dress?! Sleeves look baggy- maybe it’s just the angle

  122. broodytrudy says:

    I am disappointed in the dress. I wanted DRAMA. That veil brings it, and maybe it’s my limited view but i feel like the fit of the dress is off? The sleeves seem off to me. Lovely tiara!

    • minx says:

      There’s something about the bodice that doesn’t look fitted correctly.

      • broodytrudy says:

        I wonder if it’s because she did lose weight? Still, royal wedding and no real excuses at that point. The fabric is lovely but looks quite stiff, I’m sure that adds to it.

    • Veronica T says:

      I like the dress for her. It seems to fit her real style more. I love the tiara. I think the veil in her face is embarrassing.

    • Maria F. says:

      she probably lost too much weight in the end.

    • Gabby says:

      The sleeves look way too big! Very underwhelming dress, I was expecting so much more!

    • Merritt says:

      It reminds me of Mette-Marit’s dress but in different fabric.

  123. RBC says:

    It is silly I know, but when they came to the part:” is there anyone here who objects to this marriage Speak up now” . I half expected one of the trashy Markle relatives to burst into the chapel. They are that awful

  124. L84Tea says:

    Queen Mary’s Filigree Tiara….NICE.

  125. Natalie S. says:

    I’m with the Reverend. Love, love, love. I don’t know if the Brits know what to do with the American style sermon though. I think Charles and William are trying not to laugh.

    Aww, I want to give Doria a hug. And Harry’s big emotional face is cracking me up.

    • Eileen says:

      Catherine’s face was hilarious trying not to laugh

    • jwoolman says:

      The British probably thought he was wild, but he was actually quite tame by American standards and he was elaborating very nicely on the theme started by the British fellow (“God is Love”). How wild could he be, anyway — he’s Episcopalian!

      And anything under three hours is short…. Even Catholics go on for quite a while at such events. But all that he said needed to be heard, and was especially appropriate for Harry and Meghan’s interests.

  126. Becks says:

    I’m crying. I dont know what it is. This wedding has such a feel of love to it.

  127. Kelly says:

    Was Rev. Michael Curry chosen because Meghan is biracial? I don’t care the reason – he’s the type of pastor I like. Charismatic.

    MLK mention!

    • jetlagged says:

      He’s the head of the Episcopal church in the U.S. – our version of the COE.

      • Kelly says:

        I just googled him. I really like him.

      • jetlagged says:

        He’s a hoot. I saw him give an interview together with the British reverend and he said something to the effect of being excited to be soeaking in “Mother’s house” and the Brit blurted out “I can’t believe you just said that”. I figured then he’d liven things up a bit.

    • jwoolman says:

      His sermon was so wonderfully American, drawing on significant parts of the American experience. Yes, he’s an Episcopalian bishop and a logical choice to represent the rebels in an Anglican church.

      MLK Jr is a Very Big Deal for us, as a representative of a way to push for change without losing yourself in unproductive hate. So referencing him was very much in line with the theme.

  128. Digital Unicorn says:

    The American minister is hilarious – he should get an Oscar for his performance. We don’t have those kind of ministers here in the UK so am sure people are like ‘what?!?!’ but he’s really going for it.

    • Millennial says:

      You can see the British people are so confused. But this is what just about every pastor is like in the American South (thought I hear Michael Curry is from Chicago).

      • jwoolman says:

        Millennial – he was very laid back compared with Southern preachers! No comparison. The British are just probably used to people not being at all expressive in the pulpit, at least in high-church contexts. But he was normal for that setting here, just a much better speaker than most. He’s Episcopalian and I assume high-church himself.

        He sounded like possibly a Midwesterner to me, so Chicago makes sense.

    • Natalie S. says:

      I was wondering that too. Ehh, two countries, two cultures.

      The Royals are all so bemused.

    • Maria F. says:

      The Queen looks not amused

      • Natalie S. says:

        Philip seems something? Intrigued? Well, now they have something to talk about at the reception. And Harry and Meghan look so happy.

      • Kelly says:

        Who cares? It’s not her wedding.

      • imqrious2 says:

        She didn’t even smile at the couple as they walked up the aisle at the end. Where her bunions hurting?? Gee woman, your favorite grandson married the love of his life, a smile wouldn’t have killed here :-P

    • broodytrudy says:

      He is bringing it. Damn!

    • llamas says:

      He is by far the best part of this wedding haha he is amazing! I think the Brits are really confused but hey, he kept the American style! I’m Americans so his sermon seems normal to me!

    • Prettykrazee says:

      Actually he is subdued. I have been to weddings with much more enthusiastic preachers. I see the Brits dont quite know how to take him.

    • Mel M says:

      I love him! This is what I’m used to here in the states so I love it. He is on fire!

      The braidmaids and pageboys are the cutest.

      Her dress is not what I expected but I think she looks beautiful. That tiara is amazing, glad she got that one.

      Will and Kate also look nicely sunkissed lol.

    • Kelly says:

      I love him and he was born in Chicago. I thought those upper crust Brits are probably stunned. William was trying to suppress an amused smile. What a shame they can’t appreciate some spirit and emotion with their sermon. The guy has passion versus a bored reading of a script.

    • Div says:

      I am pleasantly surprised that Phillip looks amused and like he is enjoying the preacher. Not what I expected of him. I get that it’s a new cultural thing, but I’m kind of annoyed at the nasty looks some people are shooting the preacher. Amused/surprised looks I can understand, but some folks in the audience have their nose in the air.

    • Honest B says:

      He was great but went for about 10 minutes too long.

      • Gigi LaMoore says:

        Yeah, some editing would have made it great. He took too much of the attention.

  129. Sparkly says:

    Oh, man. I forgot to adjust my time from Eastern to Central and missed her big entrance.

    • jwoolman says:

      YouTube is your friend. The clips must be all over the place by now!

      • Sparkly says:

        I caught the stream on youtube and was able to rewind it to see her big arrival. I missed the sermon, but luckily Kaiser posted that for me. :)

  130. Cher says:

    I am underwhelmed by the dress and her hair. I love the cut at the shoulder of the dress. The sleeves are giving me Audrey H. Vibe but it’s off.
    The veil and tiara are beautiful.

    • minx says:

      I’m on the fence.

      • Jayna says:

        I was underwhelmed by the gown when she first got out and was going up the steps. I love the style, but something wasn’t grabbing me with the execution of the gown. But I love her hair, veil, and tiara, and face. She’s beautiful. Her makeup is beautifully done.

        But the gown is very pretty on her, and I think for a divorced woman and 36, almost 37, it was the perfect choice. Not too fussy. It’s a very classic, elegant look.

      • Kelly says:

        I love that her hair is up, but once the veil was lifted the strands on each side are looking stringy.

    • Maria F. says:

      I like the cut, but from the pics I have seen I find the fabric a bit too thick and stiff.

      The veil and tiara are gorgeous.

    • Aurelia says:

      I’m underwhelmed by the flower girls. Their dresses are spartan and looked shiny white like they are from marks and spencers, Next or worse, MotherCare. Just awful. Meghan’s dress was nothing but sublime.

  131. Ames says:

    The dress—simple and perfect. She has her freckles out….looking young, fresh, virginal and I dig the look.

    Why is Kate in white?!

    Are the Brits ready for this American preacher haha! So I’m getting that *love* is….nice? I might need to hear more…

  132. Nicegirl says:

    Reverend Curry is awesome

  133. Really says:

    Nope. Underwhelmed. She didn’t bring it.

  134. Melissa says:

    Love…. love the homily!!!

  135. Little Red says:

    - Love the dress. So Audrey.
    - Love the tiara. It’s one from Queen Mary’s stash.
    - They look to be ridiculously in love.
    - LOVE THAT THEY HAVEN’T LET GO OF EACH OTHER’S HAND.

  136. Tasi says:

    I’m dying at the Brit faces during the sermon. They all look kind of shocked lol

    • Memurs says:

      I am living for this guy! Elton John’s face was priceless.

    • imqrious2 says:

      There was a whole ‘lotta seat-shifting going on during it! lol. They did NOT know what to make of it. (And it was kinda long; as someone said upthread, it needed editing. He repeated himself too much).

  137. Keis says:

    Lmao come thru preacher!

  138. Cher says:

    Why is Doria sitting behind that Mulroney chick? And, since the Mulroney has a front seat, why isn’t she taking care of Meghan’s train!!!!

    • imqrious2 says:

      I think it has to do with eye level seats. TQ was also seated in the second row; this way, you’re not looking UP to the couple’s faces, but can look at them straight on.

  139. Rescue Cat says:

    Three quarter time update from the anti-prom

    Collingwood 91
    St Kilda 63

    Jordan De Goey a career high six goals for Collingwood. Come on boys bring it home

  140. Maria F. says:

    is he messing up the Royal Schedule?

  141. Eileen says:

    The passionate American minister is so American and those people don’t know WHAT to do with it. I am so here for it! Cheers, ladies! Drinking some champagne!

    • Millennial says:

      I am LOLing at all these people complaining that he’s redudant and going too long — it’s so American. Compared to some sermons I’ve heard, he was rather subdued. Meghan made sure to bring some of her own culture to this stuffy British ceremony and I’m loving it.

      • Mel M says:

        Yeah and I’m watching it on my local public station so I have no Idea who these British commentators are but they are obviously so taken off guard by him. They keep saying he delivers a forceful message. Forceful? That guy has a passion for Jesus and it shows. If marriage is such a big deal in this church then he should be passionate in his delivery.

      • Eileen says:

        YES. I was just telling my husband who decided to get up with me that exact thing. I thought she’d cave to all the British everything and she brought her flare to it and I am so happy she did. These Brits are getting an awesome slice of American culture and PoC life. It makes me happy.

      • jwoolman says:

        Repetition is deliberate, to drive home the point. Teachers who don’t repeat have trouble getting through to many of their students.

  142. Nicegirl says:

    Reverend Curry is FIRE

  143. LizzieG says:

    Finally things are moving on!

  144. Masamf says:

    She is gorgeous and I love her dress, it fits her style. I didn’t expect anymore that this, she’s never shown to be that kind of person. He style icon was CBK, this is the kind of dress she would wear or something even simpler. Im good, it is well with my soul. Harry and Meghan are killing me with these looks. My heart is mushy right now.

  145. Themummer says:

    I felt some secondhand embarrassment for that guy’s sermon. I guess that’s just not my kind of thing. I thought it was way over the top, a little incorrectly contexted, and just embarrassing.

  146. Vanessa says:

    if you feel so strongly about this wedding why are watching or comments just to be mean ?

  147. Natalie S. says:

    The singing has been beautiful.

  148. Karen says:

    Veronica just stop being so negative. Meghan looks spectacular and Harry is so emotional it is a beautiful thing to watch. Especially with all the negativity in the world.

    • passerby says:

      She cant help herself. It would be much healthier if she just skipped the coverage. Popping your top over a wedding is a sad way to go out.

    • Merritt says:

      She is like that in every post. She is mad that the wedding happened.

    • Sushi says:

      She will be more at home commenting to Royaldish site. But she is very complimentary to Kate and Wills thread.

  149. Sam from Europe says:

    They Gospel Chor in the church among the very british !
    That is so American, but that is something very new for the British !

    • Sisi says:

      It’s actually a British choir that has been successful for 20 years, so it’s not that new to them.

  150. Sherry says:

    The choir with Stand By Me! Yes!

    • imqrious2 says:

      I loved that Harry was carressing Meg’s hand with the engagement ring, fingering the stones, as if also feeling his mom with them. Very touching.

  151. NYC_girl says:

    Stand By Me!!! Wow, I wasn’t expecting most of this. I am a jaded NYC girl…. I am almost crying.

  152. Nicegirl says:

    Love this version of Stand By Me and I’m loving all their outfits, gorgeous voices and group, this is amazing

  153. Veronica T says:

    Oh, boy!! Just read that Kate’s yellow dress is one she has worn twice before. And just saw some major side-eye she gave Camilla on twitter. That could have been about anything, to be fair, but doesnt’ seem like she put any effort into this at all.

    • Maria F. says:

      the dress is pale yellow

    • Jayna says:

      Kate’s dress isn’t white.

      • Lizabeth says:

        I think Kate’s dress is probably pale yellow but I think it was still a bit of a risk to wear a color apt to be mistaken for white. Remember all the criticism Donna A got for wearing pale yellow to Pippa’s wedding. So if Kate IS criticized it’s not like it’s not happened before to other people. Also, according to her friend Gayle King, Oprah’s dress was a last minute replacement (as is bought yesterday) because the one she planned to wear turned out to look too white.

      • Elaine says:

        It looked white. That’s what I thought when I saw her. I thought, ‘Why is Kate wearing WHITE?’!

    • G says:

      The dress isn’t pale yellow. Camilla was the one laughing at the pastor which was when Kate gave the side eye. Let’s not make this an issue; Kate looks lovely, Meghan looks stunning. The end.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The flower in her hat is pale yellow but the rest of the outfit is white. The pastor was humorous in parts of his sermon as he was trying for laughs and his audience responded but I never saw the clip.

      • KLO says:

        To me Kate`s dress looked cream colored. I also had the thought that it was a bit too close to white but she was not wearing a bridal look and she looked so beautiful in it that I just didn`t care. I also noticed her nursing boobies. She was looking well. ;)

    • Merritt says:

      She likely had to wear spanx to get into anything. Based on the picture taken of her with Charlotte, Louis, and Maria from the other day she is still carrying some of her pregnancy weight.

  154. SuperNOhalftime says:

    Black church came through!

  155. CK3 says:

    Dang, I woke up just late enough to miss the vows. I love that the Suits cast is there. Heck, even Scottie (Abigail Spencer) is there.

  156. Other Renee says:

    Awww did you catch Mike Tindall putting his hand lovingly on Zara’s pregnant belly and smiling at her during the Music interlude? I love this couple.

  157. Natalie S. says:

    Was there a label referencing Diana on the harp? The music really is lovely.

  158. oOsips.teaOo says:

    Love this cellist. He’s so talented

    • Kelly says:

      He’s wonderful and I love the music he’s playing. It’s making me a little emotional. I wonder if they’re frowning at the emotion as he plays. It must suck to be so uptight.

      Apparently he’s the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2016.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. Stunning.

  159. Digital Unicorn says:

    Her veil has the flora from each of the commonwealth nations on it – as well as a flower representing KP (wintersweet) and California (poppy).

  160. Rescue Cat says:

    Final score from the anti-prom

    Collingwood 100
    St Kilda 72.

    Very happy with that. 😊

  161. Keis says:

    The parents are back!

  162. CK3 says:

    It’s nice to see Prince Phillip is sticking in there because …. boy… he looks likes he’s 4 feet into the grave already.

  163. Kelly says:

    William and Charles seemed to be chatting each other up and getting along well for two people who purportedly have issues.

  164. Kelly says:

    Where was Louise?

  165. Mel M says:

    Why is no one helping her with her veil on the steps?! It’s driving me nuts!

    • African Sun says:

      I have no idea why no one was there to help with the train as well! Very surprised at this.

  166. kitty says:

    I like the dress in theory, very Caroline Basset (sp?),but it didn’t fit her well and was wrinkled.

    She and Harry looked so happy. I hope he is a better husband then the other males in his family.

    Doria looked so alone. I get why her awful family members aren’t there, but you’d think she could bring some support.

    Also, her niece was supposed to be there. She’s very close to Meghan and has met Harry. Meghan’s younger niece said her sister was attending in an article slamming the rest of her family and supporting Meghan. Did she not show up or does she just not want the attention and requested that people don’t announce her?

  167. Kelly says:

    I love the gospel singing as they leave the church. So joyful.

  168. Jan says:

    Even on her wedding she has her bangs flying in her face.

    • Mel M says:

      Yeah I wasn’t too bothered by her hair watching the wedding but seeing all of the photos now it’s not good. When they were free they just look messy and wheb she ended up tucking those strands behind her ears they stick out of the bottom behind her ear and it doesn’t look great. She should’ve just had them put back so she didn’t have to fuss and it looked cleaner and more like it is the biggest day of your life and you got your hair done!

  169. Digital Unicorn says:

    Windsor Castle is the best place esp for a wedding – the great park is stunning and I would recommend to anyone who visits the UK to visit there. There is so much royal and british history there. Henry 8 and his 2nd wife are buried at St George’s Chapel among a few.

    Daddy has made a statement to TMZ saying she looked beautiful and wished he was there.

  170. Inas says:

    Kitty Spencer is an absolute beauty.

    • KLO says:

      Yas. What a dish.

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Is kitty the second or third wide? And, so sad that the Earl of Spencer so handsome at Diana’s wedding and funeral, now looks as bloated as his father was at Diana’s wedding.

  171. Deedee says:

    Someone on Twitter posted the Arizona green tea can next to Pippa’s dress, and now that’s all I see. LOL

  172. Bc says:

    Congrats to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I’m happy for Diana’s son. Shes with them in spirit, im sure. My pal got engaged today too.

  173. Knitter says:

    Question for those of you who know horses: A few of the procession horses seemed to be resisting at times–sometimes forcefully jerking their heads up. What was going on? The horses looked hard to control at those times. Is that normal? Were the horses happy?