The British Royal Wedding – A Gent’s Perspective

I retract some of the statements in a couple of my posts last week regarding the British Royal Wedding.  I decided to watch to see exactly what type of ceremony the British Monarchy would put on for Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Since the day’s event was scheduled to begin at 5 am EDT, I spent the entire evening awake in order to avoid oversleeping and missing out on the wedding.  Moments after tuning in to the BBC, I saw a processional of ultraluxe and luxe vehicles making their way to Westminster Abby, many of them of British heritage.  I knew then that the wedding was going to be worth watching.

The BBC then turned its attention to the celebrities in attendance. I am really not interested in celebrities, or the “who’s who.”  I must say, however, that I was quite pleased with the attire the ladies donned for the Royal Wedding.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

Sidenote, for the people who take issue with the hats the women wore to the wedding, and their supposed ridiculousness / flamboyance, I bet most of you fall into the Forever 21, frumpy dress, ballerina flats / flip-flops-as-fashionable-attire demographic.  I can’t count how many formal events I’ve been to where I’ve seen a woman wearing something entirely inappropriate.  Your ‘F Me’ pumps that you wear out to the club, and your $6 flip-flops that you wear to Starbucks, work, your parents’ backyard party, your Softball team photo, and when you simply want to be cute, are entirely inappropriate.

Tara Parker Tomkinson

The ladies demonstrated proper dress protocol for such an event.  Besides, many of the guests have no chance at becoming royalty, so why shouldn’t they be a bit flamboyant for such a rare occasion and grab a bit of spotlight?  TFG tips his hat to the lovely female guests in attendance for the Royal Wedding.

The Earl Spencer's daughters - Lady Amelia, Lady Eliza and Lady Kitty

Back to the point of this.  Weddings are typically the fantasy of women.  TFG has decided, however, to revisit the Royal Wedding in a pictorial from a gent’s perspective.  After all, what gent wouldn’t want legacy fighter and bomber aircraft doing a flyover, shortly after saying ‘I do’ to his princess?

Rolls Royce Phantom

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Maybach 62

Maybach 62

BMW 750 LI

United Kingdom Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg stepping out of a British Green Jaguar XJ

Carole Middleton and the Jaguar XJ in British Green

David & Victoria Beckham

Land Rover Range Rover Security

2002 Bentley State Limousine

Prince William & Prince Harry inside the 2002 Bentley State Limousine

1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV - Presented to Queen Elizabeth when she was Princess Elizabeth

The Queen

The Bride - Kate Middleton

The Archbishop of Canterbury leading Prince William and Kate in their exchange of vows

1902 State Landau Carriage

Royal Air Force flyover - Spitfire Fighter, Lancaster Bomber, and Hurricane Fighter Aircraft

Royal Air Force flyover - Eurofighter Typhoon & Panavia Tornado Fighter Aircraft

Aston Martin DB6 MKII Volante in Seychelles Blue


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