Wain, Wain Go aWay… for William
Oh no. And the planning was going so well. The Royals can clearly have everything they want for their special day; can’t they? Apparently not. There are some things that even money can’t buy and one of these is weather control. It looks like there is going to be rain tomorrow on the day of William and Kate’s nuptials. How totally British and quite expected and boy does it make for some great commentary.
The Brits are notorious in their obsession with the weather. It wouldn’t be shocking to find a Brit scheduling their evening routine around watching the nightly weather report to see what it’s going to look like outside the next day. So in some ways this is quite fitting for a British royal wedding.
No Sun Shine?
A few days ago it looked like the sun would continue to shine since Britain’s weather has been unseasonably glorious. But now weather reports are indicating the opposite. It looks like there could even be “thunder storms and brisk winds” or possibly lightning!
But this shouldn’t actually spoil the royal wedding. Of course, weather pitfalls have been taken into consideration already. Indeed, if showers do descend, Kate will be covered on her entrance into the Abbey with a “retinue of lackeys.” But onlookers might not be so happy with this as it would wreck their full glimpse of the beautiful bride. There would also have to be a change of plan for how the procession will go from the Abbey to the Palace after the ceremony. They would have to use the Glass Coach used by the Prince’s parents for their wedding rather than the intended open-top 1902 State Landau carriage. And who knows if that will put a damper on the celebrations since we all know what happened after that wedding.
Still, there is of course a chance that things will go off without a hitch and even if rain does fall, some have said that it will “only add to the Britishness of the occasion.” It also remains to be seen however what impact this will have on the street fairs that have been planned around the country.
Bad Hair Day?
It’s all very well that there are plans being set for possibilities of rain on the day but what will happen to Kate’s much talked about hairdo? Indeed, there has been almost as much discussion on how her chestnut locks will fall as her dress. Speculation abounded that it would be left down, to “complement her natural look.” But now the royal-to-be is engaged in discussions with hairdresser Richard Ward on what will be if the weather in oh-so-British style refuses to cooperate. It could be that Kate’s locks will be put up, being the “safest option to combat the elements.” Even if this does happen, it will look “elegant and simple.” And if she does go with this, onlookers will get much more of a glimpse of the Queen’s Russian fringe tiara that she is allegedly going to be wearing.
Whatever happens, come rain or shine, William and Kate are bound to make a perfect picture for their wedding album. And the festivities will be enjoyed by Brits and Americans alike, and no doubt, throughout the TV-broadcasting world.