We are just about a month away (can you believe it?) from the Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and his longtime love Kate Middleton and things in the UK are reaching a fevered pitch of excitement. This week, a new piece of graffiti art went up on the streets of London and altho it appears NOT to be a Banksy, it is a similar tribute to the upcoming royal nuptials. Additionally, the carriage that Kate will ride in on her way from the altar as newly crowned royalty on her wedding day has been revealed. Check out the graffiti tribute and Kate‘s carriage below.
Altho this graffiti piece is trying to look like a Banksy, it does not appear to be a Banksy at all. Still, you gotta wonder … how long until Banksy pays his tribute to the upcoming Royal Wedding? Might he wait until closer to the wedding date to put up his tribute along the route of the Royal Wedding?
In addition to this new street art, a new special edition mobile phone is being introduced to try and capitalize on Royal Wedding memorabilia fever:
Ugh. Do people still use these kinds of candy bar phones? Blech.
In official Royal news, the carriage that will carry Kate Middleton from Westminster Abbey, where she will be married to Prince William, has been revealed:
The horse-drawn coach that will transport her from Westminster Abbey for her first ride as a princess is one fit for a queen – quite literally. The 109-year-old State Landau that has been set aside for Kate and Prince William is the one used mostly by Queen Elizabeth when she is entertaining visiting heads of state. And, being open-topped, the carriage (which was built for King Edward VII) will give well-wishers a great view of the happy couple as they are taken to Buckingham Palace for the first of their wedding day parties. Come rain or shine, the palace has a plan. If heavy rain fills the London skies April 29, the couple will instead get to ride in the famous glass Coach, which was used by Princess Diana on her wedding day 30 years ago. Both carriages were unveiled at Buckingham Palace Monday … After the ceremony, which will last about an hour, William and Kate’s landau will lead a procession of five coaches carrying the Maid of Honor (Kate’s sister, Pippa), Best Man Prince Harry and the young pages and bridesmaids. One coach will carry Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, and Prince Charles and Camilla, and another will seat the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
It’s all so exciting. Very soon — very soon — we will be talking about the Royal Wedding on the wedding DAY! I can’t wait. Wee!!