Wardrobe Wednesday – Back to the Ball (in honour of Kate & Wills!)

It’s a historic Wardrobe Wednesday waking up to the news that Wills is finally to make an honest woman of Kate. Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton next year and I think it’s so touching that he gave her his mother’s engagement ring.

“As you may have recognised it’s my mother’s engagement ring so it’s very special to me. As Kate’s very special to me now, it’s the two put together,” he said. “It’s my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement and fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”

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Reuters: William and Kate Middleton became engaged while on holiday in Kenya last month.

I came across the news at 3.00 am this morning, whilst feeding Alice back to sleep. I scrolled down my Google Reader on my iPhone and read Vegemitevix’s post, ‘Vegemitevix’s Engagement Pressies for Wills and Kate‘. It’s a sign of the times that I first discovered the news by reading a blog post and not the newspaper.

And in honour of this historic news we banded together for a ‘formal’ photograph in the garden this morning (it’s the only time the girls aren’t covered in paint, dirt or food and have their hair reasonably tidy). Also, being Wardrobe Wednesday I actually made an effort (yesterday I couldn’t face getting out of my p-jays till 2pm and it took me that long to wash my face and clean my teeth!).

Nov 2010 family portrait

We had quite a giggle with the self timer. The girls wanted to take turns to run from the camera to the bench and pose in 10 seconds. The cat also kept jumping in and out of the frame.

Nov 2010 self timer family portrait

Now the theme this week, on Wardrobe Wednesday, is supposed to be bravely revealing what we wore to our old school ball. Seeing as I was sweet 16 (at some point) in the 1980’s, also the decade when Prince William’s father walked down the aisle with Princess Diana (the People’s Princess and forever in our hearts), I thought it very fitting that I pulled out my old ball photo.

Curls and floral were all in vogue the year of my school ball! I ditched the florals when I was 18 and 21 – but still had the curls going on! Tee hee!

Ball dresses of old!!!