|Marty from Milwaukee|
|Marty in her fascinator|
Most Londoners joined street parties or had one of their own. We headed over to see my friend Emma at her Notting Hill flat and sip tea from her souvenir cups, admiring the Prince William champagne, balloons and streamers left over from the party.
|Me and Emma|
|Emma's apartment in Notting Hill|
|British Airways counter|
Much has been made of her being "middle class." In fact her family have a huge mansion out in the country and she is from a very privileged upper middle class.
In the past Kate and her equally stunning sister Pippa have been termed the "Wisteria Sisters, pretty, sweet smelling and great climbers."
"Her parents have a tarmac driveway for God's sake!" snipes one source close to the Royals. Apparently one must have a gravel driveway to be properly posh or "Yew," a reference to the Yew trees grown on stately estates for centuries.
There was amazement from some about how Kate's stunning mother, Carol, a former flight attendant (horrors!) scrubbed up good on the day and didn't embarrass anyone. Apparently through the years Wills' friends liked to tease Kate about her mother's former profession. "Doors to Manual" they would laugh doing the flight attendant hand actions.
Well as one paper pointed out, Doors to Manual had the last laugh. She not only looked perfect in her blue suit, overshadowing Camilla, but she also appeared gracious and graceful. Another member of the Middleton family also attracted much admiration. After all eyes in Westminster Abbey alighted on Kate's sister Pippa in her lean, white contoured bridesmaid dress, 67 tweets a second from Westminster Abbey almost crashed the Twitter website.
Meanwhile the so-called "proper royals" Beatrice and Eugenie looked like main characters in a pantomime in their kooky big hat get ups. As one onlooker said: "They may be blue bloods but there's no doubt who has class."