Friday Fun: Royal Romances Recap & More

Friday, April 29

Friday is finally here!  I'd like to thank everyone who participated (both authors and readers) in my Royal Romance celebration.  I had a lot of fun with it and I hope you did too.

When creating the agenda for this week, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the more bizarre or outlandish memorabilia I found during my "research".  You would expect to find fine china, tea cups, know the normal kinds of souvenirs, but who knew tea bags and refrigerators could be made to commemorate the happy event?  Not me.  Here's a few of the items I found amusing:

First we have the "No More Waity, Katie" nail polish from butter.  I had never heard this nickname the English press gave Kate because she had to wait so long for Will to finally propose, but thought the name of the lacquer to be hilarious....though I think most nail polish names are amusing :)  Coming up with those names has to be a fun job.

Next we have the Will and Kate knit gloves.  Kate's has a ring on her hand, but Will's hand does not since he reportedly will not wear a wedding band.  What's that about anyways!  I don't care that he is one of the most recognizable men in the world, there are obviously some people who don't know him, hence the need to visually show he is married (see below).

 I'm not quite sure who the manufacturer of this cup was, but they obviously don't know the English Royal family that well since they can't tell the difference between Will and Harry because they mistakenly put Harry's picture on the mug commemorating Will and Kate's marriage.  Surely they had some kind of approval process before they were mass least I would think so.  Anyways, this just reaffirms my belief that Will should wear the ring :)

If you bought the mug, then you might want the tea.  This might be the only way you can brag that you had the Prince and Princess for tea.  It's a Royal cuppa (couple).  LOL.

 Tea not your thing?  Then how about some Royale...or Royal in beer :)  "Kiss me Kate" by Castle Rock.

 Whether you drink your tea hot or cold, you'll definitely need something to keep your "Kiss Me Kate" beer chilled, so why not buy a GE side by side refrigerator with the Royal couple on the front...yes, you can actually buy this in the UK.  And it's not some desperate marketing ploy either....apparently the British public voted for this.  I don't know all of the details, but I do know this...I don't love them that much :)

Then there is this cheeky book trailer about the William and Kate Dress Up Dolly book from Penguin books.  I don't if it actually exists, but I am sure you can buy the book at the end of it.  Either way, it makes me smile every time I watch it...every time.  Much like this week's Tempting Trailer for Will and Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  If you haven't seen that one either you should definitely check out the left sidebar before Monday when a new Tempting Trailer will be posted.  I love a good sense of humor!

At the end of the book trailer above, it ends with Will and Kate on their honeymoon, so maybe they will pack these Crown Jewels condoms....yes even condoms can become wedding memorabilia especially when they are "regal prophylactics" that have been "lavishly lubed" and "regally ribbed".  Though by most accounts Will and Kate would like to start a family soon, so I doubt they will be using these :)

Maybe your are just sick and tired of all of the Royal wedding hoopla and are glad it's finally coming to an end,...but then there is always all of the post wedding rundown and analysis....if you can't take one more minute of anything to do with the Royals then you may need the Royal Wedding Sick Bag :)

It's all in the name of fun :)  I hope you enjoyed this week, the guest authors and the reader polls.  Are you curious as to what the favorite poll picks were?  You all choose...

Kate in the Justin Alexander Ball Gown.  I have to admit this was one of my two favorites :)  I loved it's simplicity and regalness.   This dress won by a was practically no contest at all.  And it appears that almost half of you were not fans of the broach bouquets :(  I really liked them, but I also love love love real flowers :)  There is nothing like the smell of fresh spring flowers which is what you all choose.  Another fine choice.

Lastly, for our Cinderella you choose the Cole Haan Flowered Slipper for our Bride.  Beauty and comfort....the perfect combination!  I love all of the little roses on this shoe  as well as the sling back and open toe.  Very pretty!!  The news program that I watched last night reported that she will be wearing flats for the ceremony, which goes to show that she has beauty and brains :)  I mean, if you can't see the shoe go for comfort and save the show stopping high heels for when everyone can appreciate them!  It is also been reported that she will be changing shoes five times.  Five.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the Royal Wedding.  I've set my DVR to record it because 4 am...I just cannot do 4 am and keep up with three toddlers during the day.  Are you going to watch it live, or record it.  If so what channel are you going to watch.  I'm going for BBCAmerica and NBC and crossing my fingers that they have good coverage :)

Enjoy your weekend!

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Artemis April 29, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

Thanks for the fun week.

The Royal Wedding was grand and Kate is lovely. I watched. Didn't get up until 5 AM though.

I happened to like the broach bouquets. So new and different.

Maria April 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

Thanks for the fun week! Loved the book trailers though I thought the one for Will and Kate's Big Fat Greek Wedding was the best! Yay I voted for the dress and shoes that

I have recorded the wedding from 3 different networks as I had to go to work this morning and had to miss it but I shall watch them all tonight!

Booklover1335 April 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

Hey Artemis,

I'm so glad you enjoyed this week. When I initially planned on it I was hoping blog readers wouldn't get burned out on "all things royal" :)

And I am happy to hear that you liked the broach bouquets. I love sparkle and thought this was an amazing new trend in bouquets. Still love real flowers, but I think a combo of both would be stunning!

Booklover1335 April 29, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

You obviously have exquisite taste :)

Weren't those video's fun! I cracked up at Will and Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Enjoy your wedding watching this weekend and I am so glad that you enjoyed this week!

Sheree May 1, 2011 at 3:40 AM  

What strange things people come up to commemorate the wedding!

I tried to watch it live (flipping between the Today Show and CNN) but fell asleep before the first kiss. At least I was awake for the ceremony.

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