Common Thread: Royal Wedding takes media spotlight



By: Shelisa Melendez

As the end of April quickly approaches, wedding bells prepare to ring for the Royal family.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, or months I should say, you know that the royal wedding is all the media has been spotlighting.

The royal wedding has taken over tabloids, news reporting, social media and TV channels – TLC will have a Royal Wedding Week featured on their station full of shows leading to the big day.

Twitter accounts like @ABCRoyals, @Royalweddingcnn and @BBCroyalwedding have been solely dedicated to breaking wedding news so followers can stay up to date on the latest details of the Royal Wedding.

The soon-to-be Princess, Kate Middleton, has even been rumored to be pregnant with a baby girl, who will be named Diana after Prince William’s late mother.

Some rumors are believable, but I don’t fall for that one!

If you couldn’t already tell, this Royal Wedding is probably one of the biggest events of 2011, and with reason. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live vicariously through Kate Middleton and stay tuned to all of the juicy details about the princess wedding every girl only dreams of having?

As if there isn’t enough websites and social media sites dedicated to the beautiful couple, there is in fact an official website that provides every detail you could ever imagine about the big day. On the website you can find a link that opens a 96-page Microsoft Word document with every detail about the wedding.

The link comes directly from, so you know it is legit; doubt me if you wish.

After scrolling halfway through the lengthy document, I found some pretty interesting info.

Exclusive invited guests include Sir Elton John, who performed at Princess Diana’s funeral, David and Victoria Beckham (well, duh) and singer Joss Stone, who performed at the concert for Princess Diana at Wembley in 2007.

As if any surprise, both Kate and Prince William will arrive in two separate cars. Kate (yes, I know her on a first name reference. Be jealous) will arrive in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI, which was presented to the Queen in 1978, with her father.

Prince William will arrive with his brother and best man, Prince Harry in a Bentley.

I also found the soon-to-be Royal couple will be accepting gifts via charitable donations.

“Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have set up a charitable gift fund for those who very generously may wish to donate to charity to help the couple celebrate their wedding,” according to the official document.

Enough of the extras … let’s talk fashion!

According to a article, Prince William recently has been approved for his first honorary military appointment as a Colonel of the Irish Guards. At the ceremony, he is expected to wear a military uniform with a scarlet red jacket and black pants with scarlet red piping, said a Yahoo article.

Both Carole Middleton, mother of the bride, and Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister and maid of honor, have been rumored to wear dresses by British fashion designer Alice Temperley.

Similar to his older brother, Prince Harry is also expected to wear a military uniform with a lot of gold brocade; “The dress uniform of the ‘Blues & Royals,’” according to the Daily Mail.

The Queen herself is expected to wear color on the big day, most likely designed by her in-house designer, Angela Kelly. According to an ABC News report, the Queen will have a selection of three outfits to choose from to wear to the wedding.

Last, but not least, is the bride herself, Kate Middleton. Kate has been rumored to wear a wedding dress designed by numerous designers; none have been confirmed.

Guess we’ll have to wait until the 29th to see her beautiful designer gown and flawless Royal Wedding at the Westminister Abbey. I can assure you, this is not an event to miss.