shy-di:

Today in history 33 years ago the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on Wednesday, 29 July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom. Their marriage was widely billed as a “fairytale wedding” and the “wedding of the century”. It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million.The United Kingdom had a national holiday on that day to mark the wedding.

There were 3,500 people in the congregation at St Paul’s Cathedral. It was held at St Paul’s rather than Westminster Abbey because St Paul’s offered more seating and permits a longer procession through the streets of London. The service was a traditional Church of England wedding service, presided over by the Most Reverend Robert Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Very Reverend Alan Webster, the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Some say 750 million people watched the ceremony worldwide, and this figure allegedly rose to a billion when the radio audience is added in, however, there are no means of verifying these figures. Two million spectators lined the route of Diana’s procession from Clarence House, with 4,000 police and 2,201 military officers to manage the crowds.

Lady Diana arrived at the cathedral in the Glass Coach with her father, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, escorted by six mounted Metropolitan Police officers. She arrived almost on time for the 11:20 BST ceremony. The carriage was too small to comfortably hold the two of them in her dress and train. She made the three-and-a-half minute walk up the red-carpeted aisle with the sumptuous 25 ft (8 m) train of gown behind her.

During the vows, Diana accidentally changed the order of Charles’ names, saying “Philip Charles Arthur George” instead of saying “Charles Philip Arthur George”. Charles also made an error. He said he would offer her “thy goods” instead of “my worldly goods”. She did not promise to “obey” him; that traditional vow was left out at the couple’s request, which caused a sensation at the time. 

After the ceremony, the couple went to Buckingham Palace for a dinner for 120. Appearing on a balcony at 13:10 BST, Diana and Charles kissed for the crowd below. Afterwards they enjoyed toasts and a wedding breakfast with 120 family guests. A “just married” sign attached to the landau by Princes Andrew and Edward raised smiles as the married couple were driven over Westminster Bridge to get the train from Waterloo Station to Romsey in Hampshire to begin their honeymoon.


Prince Harry meets young volunteers at the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Prince Harry meets young volunteers at the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

catherine-william-george:

katewillgeorge:

Baby/Toddler William spam: (as requested)
15/?

Look at that hand on his hip..so much sass.

catherine-william-george:

katewillgeorge:

Baby/Toddler William spam: (as requested)

15/?

Look at that hand on his hip..so much sass.

utekiss:

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basics

1. name:  Itamar (i’m a female with a male’s name b/c my dad initially wanted to have a son lmao)
2. birthday: September 22
3. favorite color: Purple
4. lucky number: idk
5. height: 5’2”

talents

1. last dream you remember: Attending a wedding and having to change to different attires to complete a few challenges (?)
2. can you juggle: nope
3. art/sports/both: both
4. do you like writing: yes
5. do you like dancing: kinda
6. do you like singing: it’s my life

fantasize

1. dream vacation: Exploring Europe on my own
3. dream guy/gal: Joachim Löw/Thomas Müller
4. dream wedding: Wedding in Aspen/Maldives
5. dream pet: No idea
6. dream job: Singer (Recording Artist)

1. favorite song: Chandelier - Sia (for now..)
2. favorite album: Abbey Road - The Beatles
3. favorite artist(s): The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Vampire Weekend, etc.
4. last song you heard on the radio: Story of My Life - One Direction
5. least favorite song: Blurred Lines
6. least favorite album: So many!!
7. least favorite artist: Robin Thicke/Justin Bieber

preferences

1. guys/girls/both: Guys
2. hair color: Dark brown
3. eye color: Dark brown
4. humorous/serious: Humorous
5. taller/shorter: Taller
6. biggest turn-off: People who think they know everything
7. biggest turn-on: A polite, kind, intelligent guy with a great sense of humor

georgesus:

"We couldn’t be happier"

The Cambridges [2013-2014]


A year ago today :’)

A year ago today :’)

gonewiththewindsors:

Now we can officially put this badge of honor on our blogs.

gonewiththewindsors:

Now we can officially put this badge of honor on our blogs.

georgeslays:

It’s Prince George’s first birthday today and within a year he has already become better than all of us. Bow down. 

✿THEME