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By Katherine Kiang
KaTsZoNe Newsletters > KaTsZoNe - Issue 76 - Something Old, Something New

3 May 2011

ALERT:  I have been alerted that one of the websites that was posted may be infected with a virus.  Therefore, all the links have been removed until further notice!

Hooray it's May!!!  Are you ready to shake the cold and rainy weather?  For years, the cold, rainy weather reminded me of two of my favourite places, England
and Seattle.  So, during the month of April, I remembered the good times I had spent in those places many years ago.  I can still smile in the rain because of those lovely memories.

Speaking of
England, the highly anticipated event of April, and possibly of the year, was the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th which took place in London, England.  Ever since the couple announced their engagement in November, 2010, many of us have been talking about Prince William and Kate Middleton.   The latest “super couple” has captured the hearts of people around the world.  As the day approached, the media fed us with more information, and we simply savoured it.  It made us feel as though we were also one of the guests.  In fact, we were one of about two billion guests, participating live on the streets of London, watching our televisions or computers.  We gathered with our friends, family, co-workers and if you were like me, it was a day of happiness and celebration almost all day long.  I crashed the day after the wedding!  From the early morning wedding live on tv, watching more of it on tv at lunch time and also in the evening, plus working during the day, it was draining.

A few days have passed and I hope you are still eager to learn about the joyous occasion.  I would like to share news about the engagement, wedding program, the costs, the dresses and jewellery, the trees in Westminster Abbey, photos (of course!) and more!  So, here we go!

The Engagement

The announcement and Kate’s sapphire diamond engagement ring (which had belonged to William’s mother, Princess Diana):

Planning the Wedding (Oh what to wear?  How to decorate?  Security-oh my!)

William and Kate's Wedding Planners/Advisers:

Estimated cost of the wedding:

Cost paid by the bride's family:

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen:

Royal Wedding Ring Created by Wartski:

Royal Wedding Jewellery:

The bridal bouquet and trees in the Abbey:

What happened to the bouquet after the wedding?


The Wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Schedule:

Royal Wedding Program (I heard that copies were sold to the public and moneys were to be given to charity):

Selected Guest List & Seating Plan for the Wedding Service at Westminster Abbey:

Wedding Vows (Video & Text):

Most captivating moments in Westminster Abbey (Photos):

Best photos (Amazing!):

More photos (A slideshow of miscellaneous official and unofficial pics.  Just warning you, they do not all make sense nor necessarily tasteful):

Life After the Wedding …. Happily ever after….
Prince William goes back to work - honeymoon overseas at later date (Hmmm....still wondering where they are going?):

Home of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge - Isle of Anglesey, Wales:


I hope you will enjoy all those royal wedding tidbits and photos!  I especially love the wedding photos!  Enjoy!

It is now the month of May – still rainy these past few days.  Canadians have just gone through a federal election and on May 2nd, and coincidentally, news of Osama bin Laden’s death was also released.  Interesting times! 

I’ll check back with you next month!  Let me know what you’re up to and whether you have vacation plans coming up.  I can definitely live vicariously through you! 

Please drop by in upcoming months and check out the KaTsZoNe Calendar to and see which events I am interested in attending.  I may not always make it there but I have chosen certain events on my radar.  Go to www.katszone.com/page/page/6673173.htm.

Time to hop on the mother ship and snooze – I’m just in that kind of mood!  Wedding, election, rain – over and out!



KaTsZoNe Calendar:  www.katszone.com/page/page/6673173.htm

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