Hasn't it been an exhilarating and exhausting day!? The excitement really began to build yesterday with The Heiress and I blowing up balloon bouquets in red, white and blue, and stringing up handmade bunting. Deciding we needed to have scones on hand we quickly whipped up a batch before getting off to bed.
Waking up at 3:15 am, I tried to get back to sleep but the draw of fancy hats and strange hats, the likes of which we rarely see here, proved irresistible. Dashing downstairs to plug in the kettle, pop down some toast and dig out the marmalade, I settled down to watch the fashion parade and the ceremony. The Heiress made her appearance at a respectable 4:30 am. It was everything we hoped it would be and very romantic, Prince William and Catherine looked so in love and unbelievably relaxed. The two of them driving along the Mall in Prince Charles's vintage Aston Martin was lovely to see, the royal factor dissipated during that moment.
The kisses on the balcony over, it was time to dash off to the library where my lovely colleagues were hosting a Royal tea. Fancy sandwiches, scones, lots of tea and decorations made the staff room party central while we dished about every detail of the wedding while wearing our tiaras, like you do. It was a day to remember and I just love it when a happy event brings family, friends, countries and communities together to celebrate.
Well done, everyone. It was a wonderful day and here's to an early night.