So, apparently, there’s a pretty big wedding taking place across the pond in just a few hours. (Gee, haven’t heard much about it!) In all seriousness, tomorrow’s Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is sure to be a momentous historical event. With a star-studded list of rumored guests and performers, everyone is abuzz with speculation — who will design Kate’s dress? (Please be Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen!) Is she really doing her own makeup? (According to reports, yes!) Will Jay-Z and Beyonce serenade the royals with their hit “Crazy In Love”? (Unlikely..) Yet with all this forward-looking anticipation, I’d like to take a look back at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. Nearly 30 years ago, Princess Diana walked down the aisle in a show-stopping gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Made of six different fabrics (just look at that train!) and embellished with thousands of pearls and mother-of-pearl sequins, this dress is among the most famous wedding dresses of all time, and for good reason.
Will you wake up during the wee hours to watch the Royal Wedding? What (or who) are you most looking forward to seeing? Who do you think will design Kate Middleton’s gown?