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Saucy stayed up the entire night watching every single minute of the Royal Wedding. She seriously has not closed her eyes once, for fear of missing a regal wave or a swoosh of satin. With Loopy, friends and some champagne, cuddled up on the sofa in PJ's, it was divine perfection.

Loopy seemed a little nonplussed by the entire event but she really perked up when Miss Middleton appeared on her route to Westminster Abbey in her car. "She's so beautiful," Loopy squeaked, "I can't believe how beautiful she looks!"

The entire world agreed.

The bride wore a design by Sarah Burton of the House of Alexander McQueen, making her an instant darling in fashion circles. Burton had been spotted checking into Kate's hotel earlier, sparking an internet rumour that the bride would be wearing vintage McQueen who had passed away last year. The dress was designed for Kate by Burton with specific nods to British tradition and corsetry, an interest of McQueen.

A McQueen fit for a Queen!

And yes, the similarities are quite apparent. She made the right choice. It was traditional yet modern, form fitting without being too revealing. Comparisons were immediately drawn to Princess Grace of Monaco. That's a good thing, right?

Now, let's talk about the guests - and those hats - shall we?

Pop queen Victoria Beckham arrived with football husband David. The Mrs. is expecting their fourth child soon... but cannot crack a smile. Saucy never quite caught a good look at her frock but no matter, she was distracted by the matching canned ham on her forehead.

It was nothing compared to the blue getup and hat donned by socialite Tara Palmer Tomkinson... apparently she is the Paris Hilton of the UK. Saucy thought she was Lady Gaga for a minute. It was an understandable mistake.

This is Miriam Gonzalez Durantez and this is a bad getup.

Sir Elton John arrived with his husband, Canadian born David Furnish. Saucy paid not much attention, lest he was wearing giant sunglasses and a sequin jumpsuit. Now that would have been cool. Even Guy Ritchie thought so.

For a celebrity, Joss Stone looked tasteful and ladylike. She reminded nobody of Anne of Cleves.

Samantha Cameron, the wife of the British Prime Minister looked quite nice but not Royal Wedding nice. A hat would have gone a long way to finishing this look. She had a headband on but it look like it came from Charming Charlie's or Claire's and thus, her dress, although nice, looked as though it came from JC Penny.

Accessories matter.

Prince Harry's on-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrived in this green satin ill-fitting frock. The hemline looks like it's falling apart and although the designer released a sketch of her dress earlier this week, it was changed and the interesting bits around the neckline were scrapped for this plain look. The beige mushroom hat and the shoes she borrowed from the Queen aren't helping.

Mother of the Bride Carole Middleton looked regal in her sky blue coat dress by Catherine Walker who was a favourite designer of the late Princess Diana and this made for an interesting turn.

After the celebrities and the family of the bride arrived, it was time for the junior members of the Royal Family to take their places.

Canadian Autumn Kelly visited with soon wed Zara Phillips... another Royal Wedding in the summer. It won't be nearly as exciting. Saucy wonders if anyone will recycle their dreadful hats?

This is the Speaker of the House with his wife, Sally Bercow. Her dress has caused a commotion for being too revealing... she appears as though her assets may pop out of her frock at any moment.

The Spanish Royal Family appeared tasteful and demure. Saucy is kind of digging the whole look on Princess Letizia. For a younger royal, it's kind of funky and looks like it could be in an Anthropologie catalogue.

The Crown Princess of Sweden arrived with her personal-trainer husband (she also married a commoner) and demonstrated with her form fitting coral dress how handy it is to have a trainer for a spouse! She's kind of a royal JLo.

Prince Edward's wife, Sophie the Countess of Wessex played it safe in colour choice but made a bold fascinator statement. But not quite as bold as...

The Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie! What on earth do you make of these looks? Remember what Saucy says: there's a fine line between an outfit and a getup, girls.

This isn't Ascot, where crazy hats are the norm. It's a wedding. Silly hats like that take attention away from the bride. Your mother should have told you that! She didn't?

Saucy's not surprised.

Inside the Abbey as guests take their seats, the camera gets a good peek at the Earl Spencer's daughter, Eliza.

Princess Anne emerges from her car wearing lime and purple. In olden times there was a significance that purple was a colour only reserved for members of the Royal Family and it was considered bad form to wear it if you weren't of noble blood... did you know that? Saucy has so much useless trivia stored up about these people.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives in her duck-egg blue coat with gold trim. Altogether not bad, but she's no Diana. 'Nuf said.

The Queen arrived lastly without Curious George! Or didn't she? Someone lift that guy's cape up and check for monkeys!

Kate's bridesmaid Pippa also wore a dress by McQueen and it fit her beautifully. The lace trim was the same as on Kate's.

The newly created Duchess of Cambridge emerged from her car to reveal an almost three metre train... small in comparison to Diana's. Her bouquet was small and modern - a mix of lily of the valley and "sweet williams."

Back inside, The Man in the Yellow Hat takes a snooze beside a grumpy policeman.

Prince Harry... he's a total PILF! Now he is the world's most eligible bachelor. He rode the carriage back to Buckingham Palace with his cousin the Lady Louise. The little bridesmaids wore poufy ivory frocks with their names and the date embroidered inside as mementos.

Lovely images of Catherine's gown... what did you think?

Saucy is sleep deprived and she's not watching one thing other than Royal Wedding coverage all week long. She will be exhibiting the symptoms of withdrawal from pageantry at any time and these may or may not include: fainting, napping, giggling, excessive internet surfing and wearing a tiara to the grocery store.


Leica Forrest said...

Sasha, we had a blast watching it with you and donning fabulous head wear~ seriously the hats, the hats. Best part of the pre show!!!!

Thanks for great times!

oliver rain said...

I snooze away the night but now I really wish I'd stayed up with some champagne. Maybe I'll just have to get some today and drink while watched the DVR-d event!

Megan said...

OOh Saucy I knew you would be dishing on the clothes. Kate - Magnificent! Pippa - Stunning! Swedish chick in Coral - I loved it. Princess B - that hat was ridiculous - but the outfit and the makeup and the new body had such potential. All in all, proof positive that money does not buy taste. Posh could not smile because shoes were hurting her pregnant feel too badly...

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I watched this morning, I am so into this wedding. So thrilled for them and the fashion was something to see. Love reading your blog for the guaranteed awesome pictures.
Kate looked AMAZING!

Ann said...

Most definitely the best post on the Royal Wedding I've read!

Eugenie and Beatrice look like the evil step sisters out of Cinderalla.

Amy Lapinsky said...

Like you, I enjoyed every minute of the coverage! Thanks for your thorough fashion review. I am a little perplexed on how some of the hats stay on. They seem to defy the laws of physics!

Anonymous said...

thanks saucy for the great fashion round up. I'd hoped you'd do this post and so kept checking back to make sure I didn't miss it. I agree that the bride looked beautiful and that some of the hats were totally awful.

Eugenia said...

Excellent commentary. Did the ring have a snug fit or what? I think the first kiss was a bit stiff but we are talking about Royals.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Fun post! Gosh, you covered almost all the high points! Always love your running commentary on such matters. BTW, did you see Victoria Beckham's shoes?!? Ouch, no wonder she looked so grumpy.

The hats were a tad out there for the most part! But Kate's gown and tiara was stunning and she takes to appearing regal almost effortlessly!

I pulled an all nighter so I wouldn't miss a single thing, then slept from 8am-1pm, thus I'm STILL wide awake now at 4am!!!! :0)

What does PLIF stand for?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Deborah said...

Oh, I'm with Ann.
My sixteen year old daughter and I thought exactly the same thing.
Beatrice and Eugenie....soooo like the evil step-sisters!
I'm sure they're nice girls but...

In Australia we didn't have to stay up all night. Luckily our time zone made it prime time evening viewing.

...and my oldest daughter lives in London. I am waiting for my souvenirs. Yes, really.

Christina said...

I think it's ridiculous that the Speaker of the House's wife is getting crap, meanwhile Pippa's dress was just as low, if not lower and showed every curve. Don't get me wrong ... Pippa looked absolutely amazing. But that dress was low for a morning Royal wedding!

I think Kate looked amazing in every dress ... in every pic. William should have gone with a single breasted tux for the evening event. He looked too much like his dad in the double breasted tux!!

Love the going away pics too!! And yeah ... I have a feeling I'll be doing a ton of Royal Wedding web searching in the coming weeks too!! I love that they are putting off their honeymoon. I think that's smart ... gives them time to rest now and really enjoy the honeymoon later.

I like Zara looked amazing in her grey outfit. Can't wait to see pics from her wedding!

Oh, and I hope Kate starts eating again. She is starting to look scary skinny.

the treat girl said...

I knew you wouldn't let me down!!! Super great job on the Royal Wedding were dead on with everything....and I said the same thing about Victoria Bechham not smiling either!!! I too, was utterly exhausted from watching and obsessing over everything royal all week.....I couldn't get enough...I watched it 3 times yesterday!!!!!!! Thanks again....Can't wait to hear where they'll be going on their honeymoon :)

Dana said...

Saucy, as always, you never disappoint in the wardrobe run down. :) I LOVED the entire thing, although I did the DVR version. ;) The dress was stunnning, she was every bit lovely and calm and I couldn't help but get misty eyed thinking that Diana would have loved it. I think it's the mom in me. :)
Thanks again for your reviews!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more about everything you said about the royal event. I think I might have to go out ant get myself a tiara to wear out too! your blog
Kris said...

So hilarious. I was laughing out loud. I wanted to stay up all night, but I fell asleep before midnight. I was so mad when I woke up at 6 am.

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Saucy, you had me at PILF!! I totally agree;)

He looks like he might take a walk on the wilder side, yes?

Deebi27 said...

Thankx Saucy for the wrap up...I had to work! A great commentary of the day! So enjoyed...Thankx!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Now I don't even have to watch the re-runs on Lifetime or TLC, I've got the Saucy Review :) I've missed your reviews!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I too stayed up all glad I did. What a beautiful wedding!!

And I agree about the fine line...those fascinator hats can be quite the "get up" can't they?

Crystal ( said...

You crack me up. I popped over because I knew you'd have something funny to say!