KATE! WILLS! The Beckhams, Tara PT: It's the ROYAL WEDDING Arrivals!

29 April 2011

11:00 Aaaand we're back! *wipes eyes* Just as Grazia Daily predicted; Kate Middleton is the perfect Grace Kelly Princess bride! Everyone in the office is crying about Sarah Burton (yesss!) designing the royal wedding dress. Anyone else feel like they've died and gone to fashion heaven...?

10:55 - The bridesmaids and page boys arrive, including a sleek-and-chic Pippa Middleton *UPDATE* Pippa is wearing McQueen, just like her big sis. Aw.

10:55 - It's the first look at Kate in the car. We see a veil! And lace sleeves! And um, not much else.

10:50 - Trumpets for HRH QEII! Now that's an entrance.

10:49 - Aw, the Queen has a granny blanket across her knees.

10:46 - Paula declares this a 'fan-blooming-tastic day for British fashion' (apologies for her foul language).

10:44 - Cut to the Goring Hotel where the staff are lined up outside waiting for Kate. It's like a scene from Downton Abbey.

10:43 - The Queen arrives in primrose yellow. Easter chick!

10:40 - And here's Camilla and Charles arriving. Camilla looks super-elegant in an outfit not unlike the one she wore to marry Charles. Our web editor, however, can't stop yelling, 'why is everyone wearing WHITE?!'

10:34 - HA! Beatrice can't sit up straight in the royal car thanks to that hat. Hmm, hats on noses seems to be a big trend this season..?!

10:32 - Carole Middleton looks amazing - really sleek, modern, understated. To be fair, colour blocking in any other colour would make her look like an air hostess. Ahem.

10:29 - Securicor convoy *snort*

10:23 - Look at Wills working the crowd - what a charmer he is.

10:18 - Hat hair! Couldn't Kate have spared one of her four hairdressers?

10:16 - We sigh.

10:15 - WILLS!!!!! Beatle mania-like screaming has broken out in the Grazia office, as well as spontaneous applause. Nice outfit, Prince Charming. This has all turned SO Disney.

10:06: Sam Cam; we thought you were going to be wearing Christopher Kane, that's not Christopher Kane *confused* Ooh, news just in: it's Erdem. Nice. Oh, apparently it's not Erdem. It's Burberry. Also nice.

10:03 - bahahaha. Actually quite funny.

10:01 - Scary gothness in the Abbey. Cool.

09:47 – Arghhhh! It’s a three-headed Sloaney monster! (actually, it's Diana's nieces - Kitty, Pretty and Fitty).

09:45 - Elton John and David Furnish arrive looking amazingly understated - where's baby Zachary? And how long before Elton's eyebrow starts going?

09:45 - So these are the royal hairdressers. Richard Ward (left) and James Pryce (right), who looks understandably terrified.

09:42 - Wonder how long it took Posh to iron her ponytail? Sharp. Oh yeah, and there's Guy Richie (who has he brought?). We bet Madonna's KICKING HERSELF right now.

09:38 - Mario Testino looking thoughtful - perhaps remembering the funeral he attended fourteen years ago? Our first poignant Diana moment of the day.

09:37 - Our royal wedding blogger's mother texts, 'is VB going to a funeral straight after?' Shall we offer this woman a blog?

09:36 - Tara Palmer Tomkinson arrives wearing a blue Philip Treacy hat with a strategically placed brim to hide her nose, a la Phantom of the Opera mask.

09:33 - We're going to big up Fiona Bruce's look here because although we're not usually fans of scarlet air hostess suiting, this looks so sharp and sooo Sixties (aka: so now). Well played, madam.

09:30 - Huh? Has Earl Spencer arrived with Catherine Zeta Jones?

09:29 - Rowan Atkinson apparently in character as Mr Bean as he bumbles down the aisle.

9:25 - Chelsy Davy has arrived in Alberta Ferretti. Outrageous shoulder flaunting (also, not shown here, obligatory Sloaney bow at the back of her outfit).

9:24 - The Grazia Daily team are all wired on Krispy Kremes - expect live blogging hysteria.

9:23 - Uh oh. Paula's not going to be happy about that fascinator.

9:21 - Our official royal wedding blogger's mother has just texted to say, 'everyone looks like they're dressed in Jacques Vert'. Now we see where our blogger, Alex Butt, gets it from...

9:18 - So while David is matinee idol handsome in Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham is, obviously, in Victoria Beckham plus a Philip Treacy hat. Hmm, she's looking quite solemn and what's with the funereal black? Discuss.

9:17 - OMG. David Beckham has just reduced the Grazia office to a puddle of sighs.

9:14 - Paula says she's 'waging a one-woman war against fascinators'. Go, girl!

09:11 - Are you watching Grazia's style director Paula Reed live on the BBC? Doesn't she look glam in that Peter Pilotto S/S '11 frock? We say yes!

09:02 - Inside the Abbey, the guests are strutting their stuff on the red carpet. Er, we mean the aisle.

08:58 - Can we just ask: what the HELL is Edith Bowman wearing?

08:39 - Um, why are so many people wearing white/cream? How RUDE.

08:14 - The guests are gathering! But this is no scrum, dears. This is a veeery orderly queue compiled of smart suits, pretty pastels and fabulous head gear. Yes, there's some smatterings of beige but three cheers for the colourful splashes. More please!

08:05 - The frocks, the heels and the hats are ready to face the paps; hair has been coiffed and fake eyelashes fixed; fashion designers will discover whether their creations have been selected, while VIP attendees are about to be broadcast to billions of viewers worldwide. But this isn’t some old awards show, giving us the opportunity for a Best Dressed round-up – oh no. This is the most magnificent – nay, the royalist - Best Dressed List of them all, taking our standard sartorial fare to new, dazzling heights. So forget the red carpet because London has crowd-lined streets; ditch the tacky limos for here come the golden carriages; move over A-listers, we have proper princesses! For now is the time to turn an admiring eye to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s guests – you’ll see faces familiar and new, and some that may ne’er see these pages again (we hope). Of course, we’d love you to help us along by casting your verdict below, and don’t forget to stay tuned as we keep you updated with the Royal Wedding’s Best Dressed guests... Let's go!


by Jessica Vince, Alex Butt & Angela Buttolph


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