The Middletons may be going back to their normal lives in Bucklebury after spending the past week in London for their daughter's wedding, but one thing is for sure, they will no longer be the same. Since Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, became engaged to the future king of England, this family has become a household name. On the day of the wedding, the family became part of England's history. As commoners, the Middletons did not fail to impress -- they were at their best behaviors while donning their best outfits during the wedding day.
No Chewing Gum for Mom
Carole Middleton, Catherine's mom, had been seen chewing a gum at William's passing-out parade at Sandhurst in 2006. It was reported that the Queen was displeased in her behavior. Mrs. Middleton reportedly said, "Please to meet you," instead of saying "Hello, ma'am" when she was first introduced to the Queen, which was frowned upon by royalty. According to The First Post, citing some reports, Mrs. Middleton even said "toilet" instead of "lavatory" in front of royalty. However, during her daughter's wedding, she was very graceful and observed proper decorum, perhaps learning from her past royal encounter. She wore a sky blue designer dress, designed by Catherine Walker, with a matching hat. The outfit was elegant, yet simple. As she walked down the aisle along with her son, she looked calm while making eye contact with the aristocrats and public officials present. I'm sure she's also nervous, but she did not show it.
Pippa Middleton's Dutiful Maid of HonorCatherine's sister- Pippa, shared the spotlight with the bride. As soon as she stepped out of the car until she held the bride's train and walked all smiles holding the little bridesmaids hands, Pippa had done her duties as a bridesmaids with elegance. The world went abuzz at the site of Pippa and her stunning white dress, which flattered her shapely body well. The Telegraph says her popularity will continue to rise, but hopes that she will not turn out like the late Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth's sister.
Daddy Dearest Helped Calm the Bride
Michael Middleton, father of the bride, looked dashing in his morning suit. When he entered the car, he helped Catherine with her train and handed he bouquet. He calmly sat next to her while on their way to Westminster Abbey, even waving and smiling at the crowd. As he walked his daughter down the aisle, to be what was the most memorable walk for the father and daughter, he held her hand along the way, beaming with pride. As he stood beside her daughter during the ceremony, he was very calm. Mr. Middleton even exchanged some pleasantries with Prince William while at the altar. He uttered the words "I am" calmly when asked who shall give away the bride.
James Middleton's Eloquence
Catherine's brother James was also an integral part of the wedding. His reading of the passages Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18 was a memorable one. He spoke eloquently-- he did not fumble nor stutter. He even memorized the passages, only glancing a few times on his notes. He was the only one giving a reading at the wedding and, earlier, looked comfortable chatting with the clergymen and escorting his mother.
A Happy Family
I think that the family's closeness helped them overcome the jitters and the excitements that accompanied the wedding day. Each one of them beamed with pride as the world watched one of their own became part of royalty. Their love and support for one another helped Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, get through the day, which made this family event not only a memorable one for the entire world to see, but for their family to shine even in the midst of dignitaries, aristocrats and royalties.
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