her final resting place. I will never forget the site of that hearse, heaving under the weight of hundreds of flowers that had been cast onto its roof by mouFinchley Road and out of London to rners lining the route. My heart ached for her two young sons.
the same age as Diana when she died. Three decades on from that
I must be honest, I was not particularly fond of Kate Middleton's much-lauded Grace Kelly-esque dress. Specifically the severe V-neckline and strange pointy breasts (can anyone say Madonna in Jean-Paul Gaultier's conical bra circa 1990?), and I thought the white Carrickmacross lace they chose for the sleeves looked cheap. I do understand the Irish reference, but Chantilly lace would've been much classier. Let's face it, no-one does lace quite like the French. That said, in its entirety, the dress was a rather moving tribute to the late, great Alexander McQueen (the irony of his 'royal' name was not lost on me). I think creative director for the fashion house, Sarah Burton (no relation to Tim), actually did a much better job on Kate's sister Pippa's über elegant maid-of-honour dress.
In terms of hats, worst-dressed has to go to Princess Beatrice for the ridiculous choice of 'antlers' she chose to wear on her forehead (and incidentally, whose mum Fergie I found weirdly conspicuous by her absence; apparently she wasn't invited!)
English socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, on the other hat, er hand, wins hands down in my books for the most exquisite designer fascinator, by Irish milliner Philip Treacy (who bizarrely enough also created the former disaster). My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw that cobalt blue beauty perched dramatically atop a chic French twist. I think from head to toe she looked absolutely stunning.
Congrats to Will and Kate! I wish for them a long and happy marriage, and a healthy heir (plus a spare!) for the throne.