I spent the long weekend at a friend’s house in Shropshire (try to say that one three times fast) and lounging by the pool at Shoreditch House in east London. It was three solid days of balmy sunshine and to say that the weather was unusual for late April would be a gigantic understatement. It almost never happens.
So what news this week, you might be thinking and in particular, the wedding day on Friday? Well, the bad news is that it is supposed to rain Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The good news, however, is that the weather reports are almost never right!
But what if they’re right this time and it rains cats and corgis? Forecaster Aisling Creevey at MeteoGroup is predicting “brisk north-easterly winds, showers and possibly a few rumblings of thunder”, so it’s a good thing the English are (not surprisingly) well-versed in the art of staying dry.
Firstly, thank god, Westminster Abbey has a roof! Kate and Wills are traveling to the church by car so that one’s covered – no pun intended. There is also, of course, that tricky walk from the curb to the cathedral but there will, no doubt, be an army of flunkies with brollies to protect the bride’s hair, the bride’s tiara (bet on her sporting the George III sparkler) and the bride’s highly anticipated dress.
The happy couple are planning to travel from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace in the open top 1902 State Landau carriage, so that one could be a problem. The convertible coach was originally built for the coronation of Edward VII but was not used on that occasion – because of rain! For a rainy day back up this time, Mr. and Mrs. Majesty will slum it in the Glass Coach which Lady Diana road in to St Paul’s Cathedral for her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles.
As for William and Kate’s highly anticipated palace balcony smooch (which will take place at precisely 1:25 PM), it’s not possible to cover the very narrow terrace, so the newlyweds might just give new meaning to the idea of a hot, wet, kiss.
To watch the event and participate in a live chat with Chatelaine’s royal wedding watch blogger, Leah McLaren, click here! Coverage begins Friday at 5 am ET.