Friday, 29 April 2011

Open thread - Friday

OK, this is the third and last royal post. Some people missed the earlier festivities, so here's a recap, with an emphasis on hats.

The dress

The kiss


The Queen

Princess Anne


Zarah Phillips, princess Anne's daughter, with Mike Tindall

Beatrice, Fergie's daughter

Eugenie and sister Beatrice

Sophie, prince Edward's wife


Chelsy Davy, prince Harry's girlfriend

Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, an old friend of prince Charles

Prince Albert of Monaco with fiancee

Spanish royals


Wife of Speaker of the House of Commons,
Twitterer extraordinaire

The Camerons

The Cleggs

The Millibands


Joss Stone

Elton John (no hat, just a rug) with David Furnish

The Beckhams

Victoria Beckham's shoes
(Looks painful!)



Finally, I'll leave you a taste of the wedding reception:

The Queen is giving a lunchtime Reception at Buckingham Palace for around 650 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation, representing the Couple’s official and private lives.

Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:


- Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
- Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
- Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelised 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
- Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise
- Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling
- Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
- Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb
- Grain Mustard and honey-glazed Chipolatas
- Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
- Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse

The sweet stuff

- Gateau Opera
- Blood Orange Pate de Fruit
- Raspberry Financier
- Rhubarb Crème Brulee Tartlet
- Passion Fruit Praline
- White Chocolate Ganache Truffle
- Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts
- Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

So, bubble & squeak was on the menu after all, but no spotted dick...

We have a little game going: How your invitation to the wedding would have been addressed. To find out your royal name, follow these steps:

Lady - name of one of your grandmothers - name of your first pet - name of the first street where you lived. [Of course, the guys should use male equivalents and add it to Lord]

I'm Lady Josephine Fox of Brussels and Peter is Lord Rupert Lucy of Larkhall.