I’m writing this as I frantically put together a picnic for the Royal Wedding Garden Party we’re going to today – sorry, Sir Tim was very tempted to travel forward in time from 1536 to today to report on the wedding, but there are dastardly deeds going on at Court and he really needs to stay there.
Anyway, breaking news from the Royal family is that to mark the occasion of their wedding the Queen has made Prince William the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine or Kate, will become known as Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding. The Queen has also given the Prince the titles of the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
If you didn’t see my post yesterday, here are some helpful links for you to get the very latest on the Royal Wedding:-
- Full schedule – BBC News website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13097243
- Coverage on the BBC News website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13132410
- BBC Royal Wedding page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11767495. This has a wedding route map, information on past royal weddings and a complete guide to this very special occasion.
- The official souvenir Wedding Programme – click here. See also http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-royal-wedding-official/id434501787?mt=11 and the PDF at http://princeofwales.gov.uk/content/documents/RWOP_V2.pdf
Our heartiest congratulations to Prince William the Duke of Cambridge and his future Duchess on their very special day!
P.S. Barb at The Tudor Tutor has just brought to my attention the fact that Greensleeves is being played at the Royal Wedding today, that famous Tudor piece of music which has been long associated with Henry VIII, although it is now believe to be from a later period. They are also having the hymns “Jerusalem”, “Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer” and “Love divine, all loves excelling” – Tim and I had “Love divine” at our wedding!