Royal Wedding: The Aftermath

03 May 2011

And so it continues. After Grazia Daily went home to rest following Friday’s mammoth wedding celebration, the royals continued to party on and on. New bride Kate opted to wear another McQueen dress to her reception on Friday night, with a Sarah Burton designed white outfit featuring a floor length circle skirt, with a jewelled waistband, a similar boned bodice to the one from her wedding dress and… is that an Angora shrug? Discuss.

Kate and William opted not to drink on their wedding day. At. All. (Apparently they wanted to ‘enjoy the day’. Because champagne makes this impossible?) Whatevs; it DID mean that the newly elevated Duchess of Cambridge looked as elegant and chic on Saturday morning as she had on her wedding day. Unlike, we imagine, the almost-edible Prince Harry. For their departure on her and William’s mini-break of a honeymoon, Kate opted for high street favourite Zara, wearing a cornflower blue, pleated dress (£49.99 FYI – expect it to sell out, like, today) which she paired with a the same pair of black espadrille wedges she wore to the Goring hotel on her last night as a single woman.

Pippa Middleton also opted for Zara the morning after the wedding, wearing a royal blue (geddit?) double breasted blazer, with white jeans and Tory Burch pumps. Pippa was, post-nuptials, the one girl being talked about by literally ALL the men Grazia Daily came into contact with, the gist of their conversations being: she’s just as hot as Kate, only quite possibly a bit naughtier. And it seems the menfolk of London weren’t the only ones – a facebook group called the ‘Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society’, which does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin and currently has 169,217 members has been launched to commemorate Pippa’s role in the wedding, by crowning her ‘Fittest member of the monarchy’ and ‘Nicest Ass at the Royal Wedding’. We’re certain Pippa is delighted. Absolutely certain.  

Also on facebook, a celebration of the headwear Princess Beatrice wore for the big day. Now, for those of you who spent Friday under a rock or in an alcoholic coma, Beatrice chose Friday’s royal wedding to author another commandment in the bible of ‘What Not To Wear To Weddings’ (Thou shalt not wear a headpiece which in any way resembles a pretzel or part of the female anatomy)with her extraordinary Philip Treacy hat. And in celebration of this fact is the aptly titled group ‘Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous Royal Wedding hat’. Grazia Daily’s fave part of this is undoubtedly the pictures page, which includes some awesomely photoshopped ‘artistic interpretations’ of said hat – from Dr. Who monsters, to kittens jumping through hoops, to Star Trek fazers, this has JUST become our favourite post-wedding nonsense.  

Finally, Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barney’s and hilaaaaarious blogger, Simon Doonan, has expressed his excitement at the possibility of Kate’s wedding ending ‘the all-pervading culture of porno-chic’ (porno-chic being, he says ‘the flood of boob-jiggling hooker style which has engulfed not just fashion, but our entire culture). How exciting! Does this mean that we’ll see the likes of the TOWIE girls embarking on a new, elegant aesthetic? Perhaps swapping their spangly Forever Unique minidresses for Philip Lim? Maybe - and as Doonan puts it, ‘at the very least brunette Kate could de-popularize our global addiction to peroxide.’

- Alex Butt


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