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Princess Kate’s wedding earrings

April 29, 2011

As I have mentioned before, I don’t understand the big fascination for Will and Kate’s wedding.  I will admit that the first thing I did upon waking is to see what her dress looked like.  Then when I found out about her earrings, I hunted until I found a picture of them where I could clearly see the detail.

The earrings on the left are Kate's. Given to her by her parents reflecting their new coat of arms.

Acorns and oak leaves…perfect.  They are fertility symbols you know.  I wonder how long I’m going to have to wait before a plain silver version will be available for those of those they are not part of the royal family?  They would be a perfect addition to my acorn jewelry collection.

Middleton family coat of arms

There was a lot of complaints over the simplicity of these coat of arms, but I like it…but then with the acorns on it, how could I not?!  The article says that the oaks were to represent the Kate and her siblings and as the symbol of England.  I read somewhere else that she (because Kate helped design this) chose oaks because of the oak trees on the family estate.

As for everything else…her dress was lovely, her groom was handsome in his uniform, the spectator hats were over the top.  End of interest.  I hope they are happy despite the scrutiny they will have to endure.

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  1. April 29, 2011 11:02 AM

    This blog pretty much sums up my feeling for the whole royalty hoopla…minus the earrings of course (I want!)

    http://krasskova.weebly.com/1/post/2011/04/on-the-day-of-the-royal-wedding.html

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  2. April 29, 2011 1:38 PM

    I think everything should could have a direct hand in was simplistic, but it did nothing to make it any less gorgeous or make it less of an impact. I don’t see what people are bitching about. Then again, there WOULD be bitching if she had gone over the top celebrity-royal style, too. I’m fine with what she did today, just because it was simplistic, modern, and beautiful.

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    • April 29, 2011 1:45 PM

      My favorite fashion bloggers (http://projectrungay.blogspot.com) had a great post on the wedding and said something that I completely agree with…

      “all points to two people acutely aware of the pitfalls of their positions and almost preternaturally adept at getting the precise results they want…Respectability, duty, and sincerity seem to be, above all, the image these two want to send with their union; NOT fairy tale fantasies. They’ve learned the lessons of the previous generation and they’re facing a country that occasionally wonders whether their position is worth preserving at all.”
      http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2011/04/royal-wedding-ceremony-and-procession.html

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    • April 29, 2011 1:48 PM

      google what William’s mother’s coat of arms looked like…very busy and ughly if you ask me, especially for one who was typically so classy (well expect for her wedding gown, UGHLY!)

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  3. April 29, 2011 3:12 PM

    An interesting article on the wedding from a Pagan viewpoint:

    http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Royal-Wedding-Marrying-the-Land-Star-Foster-04-28-2011.html

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  4. April 30, 2011 12:38 AM

    I think this is my favourite Royal Wedding article. I noticed the earrings when Kate got in the car but never got to see them up close. I agree, some of the hats were a bit too much.

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  5. May 2, 2011 4:41 PM

    Thanks for letting me know Fran. I appreciate the heads up.

    I think I’d prefer to have earrings without the rhinestones in them. Just plain silver or even a mixed metal one would be neat.

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  6. May 24, 2011 11:30 AM

    Found a site that has replicas of these earrings for $73 plus shipping. I wish someone would make a pair without the sparkly bits. Tempting as they are I wouldn’t wear these often.

    https://www.stevesascodesigns.com/celebrity-pages/cj-346.php

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