Royal Wedding: More News!

01 March 2011

Shoe designed by Manolo Blahnik

Way back in November, when the announcement of William and Kate’s wedding was made, Grazia Daily predicted that there would be a point in the not too distant future at which the endless news stories surrounding the couple would begin to get ridiculous. That point has just occurred.

This week, Rody Warot, the chef at Kate’s local pub –  the Old Boot Inn in Stanford Dingley, near Bucklebury – has shared his thoughts on the upcoming nuptials, and let us tell you this: they are some profound thoughts. He told People magazine that the pub is ‘very warm’ because ‘we have two fireplaces’. Rright. He adds that Kate’s ‘favorite [dishes] are the pate on toasted brioche or the roast figs on Parma ham with spicy apple chutney, followed by the tiger prawn and wild mushroom linguine’ and ‘for the [dessert], her favorite is sticky toffee pudding’. Earth shattering information, we’re sure you’ll agree. Apparently, ‘It's moist and spongy’ says Warot, presumably referring to the pudding. ‘Kate always compliments my dishes.’


Grazia Daily wonders if Warot is, perhaps, angling for an invitation to the wedding, after hearing that basically the whole of Bucklebury have made the cut. We did wonder how Kate and Wills were going to find 1000 friends to invite, so it comes as little surprise to note that Kate’s village shop owner, pub landlord and the lady who looks after her cat when she’s off visiting the Queen have also been invited. Or, at least two of the previous three are CONFIRMED.

Meanwhile, footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti has sketched a pair of shoes (above) for Kate to wear to the wedding. The (extremely high) shoes are in black satin with a giant sapphire centerpiece to match her engagement ring. Speaking to WWD, Zanotti said ‘I wanted her shoes to match the classic and sophisticated elements of her ring, but with a younger, modern edge. Jewellery for the feet is my DNA, so designing for a princess comes very naturally.’

As long as that Princess isn’t afraid of doing a Carrie Bradshaw (season 4, ep 2 – keep up) as she walks down the aisle, clearly.

Footwear legend Manolo Blahnik, meanwhile made the MUCH more sensible suggestion that Kate’s shoes should be ‘an ivory silk pump with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls. It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about’. BLESS.

And finally, comes the news that Kate’s nemesis possible future sister-in-law Chelsy Davy’s relationship is back ON with auburn haired fit-bit Prince Harry. This, Grazia Daily hopes, will mean there is at least ONE wildly inappropriate outfit at the wedding of the century. Or two, if Caroline Charles gets her way.


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