Kate Middleton is a Glamorous Guest at a Friend’s Wedding

In her first appearance since returning from a tour of Asia with Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge was on her best behaviour this weekend… trying not to upstage another bride at a wedding!

Kate Middleton was all smiles on Saturday as she attended the wedding of her family friend Thierry Kelaart at the glamorous St Bartholomew’s Church in Oxfordshire, England. The Duchess of Cambridge was there with her sister Pippa and mother and father. Michael Middleton even walked the bride down the aisle, whose own father sadly passed away in 1992.

Prince William was an absentee due to his duties with the RAF (Royal Air Force). He is currently based in North Wales, where he serves as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. Kate looked happy with her family though, and guests thoroughly enjoyed the hour-long ceremony and low-key reception, at the bride’s nearby family home.

Media outlets picked up on the fact Kate was wearing the same long-sleeved Erdem dress that she first wore at festivities to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. But if anything, it should make a nice change for the Duchess of Cambridge to be recognised for wearing any sort of clothes!


Prince William’s 30th Birthday: Life Photographs

Celebrating his 30th birthday with Kate and Camilla, in traditional (but bizarre!) outfit:

NY Daily News

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding boosts business for souvenir shops

Monday, April 25, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding has been great for business.… (Tim Hales/AP)

Anglophiles are scarfing up royal wedding garb in Manhattan like cucumber sandwiches at high tea.

Shops that cater to New York City’s royal watchers are either completely out of Prince William and Kate Middleton souvenirs or down to their last few items.

“People were a lot more into it than we thought. Americans, too,” said an employee at Tea and Sympathy, a restaurant and store on the strip of Greenwich Ave. between 12th and 13th Sts. known as Little Britain.

“Rightly so, I suppose,” the worker said. “It’s the future king and queen of England.”

Tea and Sympathy ran out of teapots and large mugs emblazoned with the royal couple’s faces. All that are left are a few plates and teacups.

Mxyplyzyk, a specialty store across the street, is sold out of waving Queen Elizabeth figurines.

Working Class, a boutique on Duane St., had just one Prince William and Kate Middleton plate left, which it refuses to sell.

The royal wedding takes place Friday. Millions of people around the world are expected to tune in for the live broadcast of the nuptials.

Lyon Bouchon Moderne, a restaurant a few doors from Tea and Sympathy, is hosting a wedding watching party starting at 6 a.m., with traditional British food and drinks.

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Hello All,

For those of you yet to discover our little British enclave deep in the heart of New York’s west village; we are ‘Tea and Sympathy’, the world-famous teashop located at 108 Greenwich Avenue. We like to see ourselves as something of a hub for British going-ons in this fine city and we thought what better way to keep all our friends, customers, family and fans in the loop than with a splendid new blog.

To start you off, here are a few of our favourite snaps from our Royal Wedding party. With every TV network in attendance, a performance from Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook, pearly kings and queens and a whole troupe of Morris dancers, this shindig quickly secured itself a place in NY folklore. If you like what you see, check out our Flickr stream, for more of the same. God bless the Queen! God bless Wills & Kate!

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