It’s Royal Wedding Day! Woot!
I slept on the couch last night so that I wouldn’t be getting out of bed before 3:00 a.m. and waking up Jim, who wouldn’t be able to get back to sleep from the disturbance. Naturally I woke up early, in anticipation no doubt. My eyes sprung open at 2:37 a.m.
This day, much like my hair after sleeping on the couch for the last 4.5 hours, will not be pretty.
Let the live blogging begin…
3:01 a.m. I’m watching the coverage on NBC. I’m a Today Show junkie. Just learned that the titles bestowed on the newlyweds by the Queen will be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Love it.
3:04 a.m. Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, is wearing an unfortunate green dress. So unflattering. Nice hat, though.
3:07 a.m. I want to go to there.
3:09 a.m. Al Roker=Dapper Dan
3:12 a.m. THANK GOD NBC PULLED MICHELLE KOSINSKI OUT IN FRONT AGAIN! (Did you see my Tumblr post from yesterday?)
3:14 a.m. Meredith: “You look great Natalie, actually, in that hat!” (Is that a backhanded compliment? You be the judge.)
3:17 a.m. David Beckham and Posh Spice are arriving. She is wearing a really goofy hat. I am really disappointed in her hat choice, honestly. Sleeked back, long ponytail with it? Ick. Must find a picture to post.
3:25 a.m. OH YEAH! The Olympics are in London next year! Woot!
3:27 a.m. The older ladies attending the wedding are definitely sticking to Queen Elizabeth-style, traditional hats.
3:31 a.m. I would love to be in that Rolls Royce right now.
3:35 a.m. Posh’s hat:
3:41 a.m. Matt and Meredith are interviewing Clementine Hambro, one of Charles and Diana’s bridesmaids (she was five at the time). I wonder how many people from Charles and Diana’s wedding are being interviewed today.
3:46 a.m. Now they’re interviewing Martin Bashir. I LOVE HIM.
3:47 a.m. Elton John and David Furnish arriving! Lady Gaga might be babysitting, since she’s the Godmother and all.
3:53 a.m. I just had to back up the DVR because I thought I saw a guy in the crowd outside wearing a Burger King paper crown. He was. #yikes
3:55 a.m. Realizing I will be in the neighborhood of seventy years old when the first child of William and Catherine gets married. Oy vey. Will still plan to get up early.
3:57 a.m. Admiring how everything inside Westminster Abbey is positively sparkling. I wonder if the head of the cleaning crew shouted, “If this floor don’t shine like the top of the Chrysler Building, your backsides will!” (Ahem, source: “Annie”)
4:05 a.m. I AM STARVING. Would someone please run up the seven steps to my kitchen for me and make me my breakfast?
4:06 a.m. I feel like the British Prime Minister’s wife phoned it in today.
4:07 a.m. Dear NBC News, the Beckhams are not royalty. Stop showing them.
4:09 a.m. I love how the Brits put the emphasis on the second part of Prin-CESS. Love it.
4:10 a.m. Martin Bashir is talking about Diana. I am getting emotional already. #dork
4:12 a.m. The boys!! There they are!
SOMEONE GET ME SOME KLEENEX!
4:19 a.m. Diana would be so proud. Gah.
4:22 a.m. Love how William and Harry are chatting up the guests.
4:28 a.m. The bride’s mother and brother are on their way to Westminster Abbey. I’d love to hear THAT conversation.
4:30 a.m. I should’ve taken a bathroom break when they were still showing Posh Spice.
4:31 a.m. I’m tired, hungry, and I need to go to the bathroom. Wish I was all of those things AND in front of Westminster Abbey instead of on my couch next to a snoring beagle.
4:34 a.m. “She’s gone local with her millnery.” You don’t hear THAT in the United States, ever.
4:36 a.m. The “Senior Royalty” is now on the way! Anyone see Fergie? (the former Royal, not the rockstar.)
4:39 a.m. Sue has just left a comment full of amazing questions about hat etiquette.
4:41 a.m. WHOA. Fergie’s girls have some outrageous hats on!
4:42 a.m. The Queen is wearing yellow. She and the Duke of Edinburgh (wearing a bright red uniform) could easily sit in Oprah’s “bright colors preferred” 25th and final season audience.
4:44 a.m. Jimmy Choo apparently having a very good day.
4:47 a.m. So cute to see the bridesmaids waving from their cars!
4:49 a.m. What do you suppose the Queen carries in her purse? My guess is a lipstick and a Nintendo DS. Your guess?
4:51 a.m. Catherine’s hair is DOWN! Shoot, I lost five bucks on that one. Kidding. I knew it would be down.
4:53 a.m. I am getting emotional all over again. Someone please get me some tissue! And some breakfast! And a Go Girl!
4:54 a.m. The bride to be looks amazing inside the car. I can’t wait until she steps out. I am amazed that Jim is able to sleep through this.
4:56 a.m. Pippa looks AMAZING. Wowza.
5:00 a.m. I wonder if Catherine has sweaty palms. She’s getting out of the car! WOW! GORGEOUS dress by Sarah Burton!
5:02 a.m. She looks so much more relaxed than Diana did. Just beautiful. *sob*
5:03 a.m. I wonder if Catherine had cocktails this morning.
5:06 a.m. She is totally clutching her dad’s hand, hard. Aww!
5:08 a.m. Waiting to see William turn around to see her…I just read his lips. He told her she looks beautiful.
5:11 a.m. The sound and picture isn’t currently matching up on NBC. Come on NBC, get it together!
5:12 a.m. She’s singing, but the Prime Minister’s wife is really thinking, “I should’ve worn the hat.”
5:15 a.m. The “I will’s…” Sigh.
5:17 a.m. KLEENEX!
5:20 a.m. The declaration that William and Catherine are husband and wife brings cheers from the outside crowds. And squees from my family room.
5:24 a.m. I think that’s Catherine’s brother who is making a speech. I wonder if he and Harry party together.
5:28 a.m. I just noticed that at some point a few minutes ago, NBC matched up the sound and the picture. Nice job, NBC, and thanks for reading.
5:33 a.m. Gotta love a good boys’ choir, but I took the opportunity to get dressed and finally go to the bathroom. I hope they sing again so I can get something to eat!
5:35 a.m. The newlyweds are so adorable as they keep catching each other’s eye. The Duke of Edinburgh, however, has body language that says, “Elizabeth, don’t you dare even look in my direction!”
5:39 a.m. The prayer that William and Catherine wrote for themselves is just beautiful.
5:40 a.m. Boys’ choir! Time for brekkie!
5:43 a.m. Chocolate macaroons, strawberries and whipped cream FTW!
5:45 a.m. J just stumbled down here to take a shower in the bathroom right off the family room. He is now in the shower, singing. I don’t think it’s a song William and Catherine would’ve chosen.
5:52 a.m. I wonder what Charles and Camilla are giving as a wedding gift.
5:54 a.m. Pippa could give Lindsay Lohan lessons on how to tastefully wear a white dress.
5:56 a.m. Don’t worry people, they’re coming back. They just went back with their families to sign the marriage register in private. And probably make out for a minute.
6:02 a.m. J, passing through: “Wow, those are some sideways hats!” Me: “Wait, look at THOSE! Those girls are Sarah Ferguson’s daughters.” J: “Who’s Sarah Ferguson?” And then I passed out.
6:03 a.m. Come on Matt Lauer, I think we all know that the balcony kiss scheduled for about 90 minutes from now isn’t the FIRST kiss.
6:05 a.m. The recessional! Whee!
6:07 a.m. I can’t wait to hear the crowds shrieking for the newlyweds as they get into their carriage.
6:09 a.m. Would love for William to just hoist Catherine up and gently toss her into the carriage.
6:14 a.m. Note to self: ask @connieburke if GM will be coming out with any carriages for the 2012 year.
6:20 a.m. Haha, this search term led someone here a few minutes ago: “Why are Fergie’s girls wearing such hats?” J, WAS THAT YOU??
6:28 a.m. OMG, Connie just left me a comment about the 2012 GM carriage. I better start saving up for it, and some horses!
6:29 a.m. Okay, the newlyweds are inside Buckingham Palace and that’s my cue to shut ‘er down: I have to leave for J’s field trip in fifteen minutes! This day is going to be…zzzz…..
(Thanks for joining me this morning! Whee!)
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I LOVE IT! 🙂
Loving the many awesome hats. Not so much loving many of the unfortunate dresses.
Lookie! I’m up with you!
Yay, you’re up! And I agree!
BBC America has a plethora of views of the hats and dresses. I think I must now have a funky hat.
BlogHer hats FTW!
The Beckhams! (Proper ohhh and ahhhh’ing) Let us all stare at them. But? At least she has a hat on (sort of).
Enjoy the big day! I know you have been looking forward to it for a while! I hope they don’t serve rubbery chicken.
I’m guessing they won’t.
My insomnia is finally good for something. I’m tuned into BBCAmerica, enjoying the pageantry and your wonderful commentary.
So…which channel do I watch? I love Anderson Cooper, but…
Hmm, perfect time to use picture in a picture?
Well *I* say NBC, of course.
Picture in picture? USE IT, GIRL! I would!
We can get up together. I figure we’ll probably have to help each other then anyway. AND? Totally wearing a funky hat to that one.
No hat? For the PM’s wife??
She obviously didn’t get the memo!
I can not imagine not wearing a hat to this.
Elton is looking fine.
How on earth could you ‘phone it in’ to this wedding? Perfect description, btw.
I love how “present” Diana seems to be in everyone’s hearts who are talking about this. The Princes look so good and happy!
Damn, I need one or 6 of these hats!
Isn’t it rude to not be able to see over the person’s head in front of you?
What kind of hat head do these people have?
Can you dance with hats like that?
These are my burning questions.
*I* could dance in one of those hats.
Fergie was not invited. Ouch!
I wonder where she is. Any guesses?
I think I would be somewhere I could not be found, and I would keep very, very quiet. It must be hard.
Oooh, the queen is wearing yellow! How cute 🙂
I love the Queen’s dress.
Now I’m crying.
I am totally crying too!
PSP DS would be too young for her. Don’t forget a hankie.
Not loving the Page Boy socks.
Pippa looks amazing!
Great minds! haha
If Pippa doesn’t get 100 date offers from that shot of her walking in, then I am a monkey’s uncle. Hmm, I wonder if they use that phrase in England?
Kate looks BEAUTIFUL! William will be hard pressed not to tear up.
Pass the Kleenex!
I can just imagine it all sinking in with every step.
They are so damn cute together.
She’s totally thinking she should have worn a hat.
They must not be big into bouquets there, because hers is rather small.
Catherine looks like she might faint.
She looks ridiculous w/o a hat.
For Richer or For Poorer certainly doesn’t apply wordly goods here, does it?
It’s a biblical reading.
I’m assuming there won’t be Communion. Can you imagine coordinating that?
Haha, NO, I can’t! (Jewish! ——>)
I know, just thinking logistics.
They’re singing Melisa, go get something to eat!
Can you imagine the pressure now to have a baby?
I know, totally! That will be her new job!
Holy moly woman… can’t believe you got up for that at 3am!!! Watching the live stream in work and so far I am not impressed. Total Kate&Will overdose on this continent the past weeks. Love your commitment though. Hugs
Yes indeed – GM will be making a carriage for 2012. It will be called the Chevy Haullinarse. With far more horses
That GM: so creative with the names! 🙂
Have fun on the field trip.
You are so awesome! I got up at 7:30 and didn’t miss a thing!
Momo, you may have slept but ohhhhhhh the hats you missed. You shall have one bestowed upon you the next time we all meet. 😉
The wedding was great. The recap awesome. The hats? EPIC!
I shall think of you on your field trip as I drift off to sleep in my cozy bed while the kids are at school. You’re welcome. 😉
I turned on the tv just as the princess and her father stepped out of the car at the abbey….you know, right before she officially became princess or duchess or whatever. Her gown was GORGEOUS and oh, so classy! I watched until the (2nd) first kiss on the balcony. Oh, and I cried. A lot. Fun blog post!
This entry, along with all the comments, is HILARIOUS. I seriously love it. Now I don’t have to be forced to watch with my bestie on Sunday, right? Sigh. I guess I’ll watch. Cause I wanna see these hats myself!
Hope you’re awake still and doing okay! 🙂
Didn’t start watching until 7:15 am but thank goodness it was recapped all damn day! Watched Katie Couric’s special tonight (although like you, Melisa, I’m an NBC fan) and SOBBED all through it. I am Diana’s age and just the thought of not being around for my boys’ weddings set me off. Everything was just lovely. You could “see” those boys thinking of their mum. Your blow-by-blow was delightful. Thanks!!
Thank YOU! 😉
I was so emotional. As I wrote (#dork), I felt so silly about the tears, but…ugh. Couldn’t help it! 🙂
I watched this live…but even all these hours later, I have to say that I enjoyed your live blog of it. Such a fabulous idea!
Posh’s hat was really awful. My daughter (who is 7) took one look at her and said, “Why is that woman dressed for a funeral? And why is she wearing that ridiculous hat.?” Someone should have stopped her!
I liked the queen in yellow. And Pippa’s dress was GORGEOUS!!
Kate was beautiful.
The whole thing made me a little teary and a little giddy…and when you mix that with the sleep deprivation, it can get scary, but it was worth it!
Your daughter is a smart and insightful girl. I thought Posh looked awful. I think I read that her dress was one of her own designs, too, but I couldn’t even look at it because I was dumbfounded by the hat.
And scary is right: I felt so sick by 4 p.m.–couldn’t even see straight–but it was TOTALLY worth it! 😉
Thanks for reading!
Just reading this now and it’s hilarious!!! 😛
Why, thank you! 🙂