From the moment Prince William entered Westminster Abbey with his best friend/brother Harry, to the perfect blend of modern and historical in Kate's wedding dress, to the royal newlyweds delighting in driving off in an Aston Martin with heart balloons on the tail -- it was a visually and emotionally beautiful and heartfelt event.
And yet none of the infinitely most wonderful things about this event would have happened if it wasn't for the legacy of Princess Diana's love.
Here are my favorite 5 things about the Royal Wedding and how they reveal Diana's deep connection.
#1: Kate's Wonderful Wedding Dress: A Prefect Mix of Modern & Historical
If it wasn't for the stylish Princess Diana who jettisoned the Royal family from superdowdy to the top of every Best Dressed list in the world, Kate Middleton would never have had the freedom to chose a designer as creative and adventurous as Sarah Burton, the lead designer for Alexander McQueen.
And then we never would have had the pleasure of seeing Kate in a dress that was so modern in its body-conscious use of lace, a corset and little peplum, as it was historical in its traditional Tudor-esque shape.
#2: The Closeness & Love Between Brothers William and Harry
When William and Harry walked into Westminster Abbey, it instantly brought back my memories of Princess Diana's two young sons, walking side by side behind her casket in the long funeral procession following her untimely, tragic death.
Diana raised her sons with love to be close. They clung to each other when she died and you could see how close they have remained as they walked up to the wedding alter together and whispered to one another while they waited for Kate.
#3: The Sweet Impromptu Moments Between William and Kate
Would any past heirs to the British throne have whispered to their brides, "you look beautiful," the way William did to Kate, as she reached the altar?
When Kate and William finished their vows and sat for the rest of the ceremony, the pair couldn't help but share sweet glances of relief that they had made it this far.
When they left Westminster Abbey, you could see Kate whisper to William that she was soo happy. When they stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony William leaned in to ask her for a second kiss, giving in to the crowd's cheers.
Without Diana, who was so natural, warm and unrestrained, would William have been able to escape the extreme stiffness and lack of emotion of his royal ancestors?
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