Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding I Pretended to be The Duchess of Kent by Sandra Kent

After waking up at 5:00 to watch William and Catherine exchange their wedding vows I was inspired with two billion other people to celebrate the day with style. I got the idea to play the Duchess of Kent. I dressed up in an English Dress and wore the appropriate hat and went to school.

I greeted the office staff with,

"I just got back from my private jet and witnessed the Royal Wedding in London."

I went on morning announcements and said I was thrilled to share this regal event with your class, just send me an email. I quickly had my day filled with appearances of the Duchess of Kent.
I researched the latest news about the wedding.

I had a grand entrance into each class and said a little something like this,

"I just got back from London, England and witnessed the most glorious wedding of William and Catherine. I was so excited to be one of the 1,900 guests who were invited to the ceremony. I have connections through my husbands side of the family, he is the Duke of Kent.

It was a good thing I was on time with my husband because the Queen is always the last to arrive. William and Catherine chose Westminster Abbey as the place to exchange their vows. They chose their location wisely because it was steeped with British tradition. For over a 1000 years British Kings and Queens have been crowned there. The ceilings of the Abbey seemed to go on for an eternity.

We got a glimpse of Catherine coming down the aisle on the red carpet. The organ was booming with majestic music. Her dress was so appropriate for the occasion. Some say it was similar to Princess Grace's wedding gown when she got married. The sleeves of the dress were delicate lace. The boddace showed off her tiny waist. She was just breathtaking. Sarah Burton designed the dress. It has been speculated she chose a less well know designer so the secret could be kept until the day of the wedding. I think after today everyone will know the name of Sarah Burton.

Prince William wore the full dress uniform of the Irish Guards. He is an active member of the British Royal Air Force Academy of the flight and rescue team. As a Knight of the Order of the Garter, he wore the order's blue riband, to which was affixed the RAF wings and Golden Jubilee Medal. The choir of the Air Force Academy wrote a song for this special occasion called, The Valiant and the Brave.

The Dean of Westminster officiated for most of the service, with Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Church of England's most senior bishop, to officiate at the weddings of England's monarchs and future monarchs.

Kate did not promise to obey her new husband in her vows but she did promise to love, comfort, and honour and keep him. Two billion people saw the love Catherine and William had for each other as they promised to stay loyal to death do us part.

After the vows were exchanged they went into a chamber to sign their name in three official books, called registers. Since the wedding is a historical event there are always documents to say this really happened.

Catherine and William walked down the red carpet as husband and wife. Just like Cinderella, Catherine was escorted to Buckingham Palace in an open carriage. Onlookers had been waiting for days to get a glimpse of the Royal Couple.

Queen Elizabeth the II, Williams grandmother arranged for a luncheon. Let me read you some of the foods the guests were served,

Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
Roulade of Goats Cheese wtih Caramelized Walnuts
Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese STraws
Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
Poached ASparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping
Quails Eggs with Celery Salt

I heard William and Catherine have chosen to live in Wales without any servants. He is even going to take out his own trash. William has a heart like his precious mother Diana.

Thank you for letting me tell my exciting story. You have been a wonderful class and I hope you remember this joyous occasion for many years to come."

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