David and Victoria Beckham arriving for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton held at Westminster Abbey. Kate & Wills announced their engagement in November last year after William proposed during a holiday in Kenya. The Royal couple will be known after the wedding as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The singer turned fashion guru will be wearing an outfit from her latest AW11 collection, which she unveiled at New York Fashion Week in February.
She has been associated with numerous designers over the years, famously taking to the catwalk for Maria Grachvogel at London Fashion Week, and has been a champion of Roberto Cavalli.
For her own wedding to soccer superstar David Beckham she wore an ivory dress by Vera Wang.
But the pregnant former Spice Girl has settled on one of her own designs, which have brought her great acclaim in recent years.
It will be accessorised with a hat by celebrated milliner Philip Treacy, and she has collaborated with Christian Louboutin to customise a pair of the French designer’s shoes.
David Beckham, who is also much-admired for his style, will be wearing Ralph Lauren.
Like other guests, the Beckhams will be contributing to the couple’s wedding charity rather than offering a gift.
Shortly before the wedding, Buckingham Palace announced that William and Catherine would become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge upon their marriage.
The Queen has conferred the dukedom on William, the highest rank in British peerage, as well as the titles of the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
Catherine will also technically become Princess William of Wales. According to protocol, she is not officially Princess Catherine as she was not born a princess in her own right.
It’s also been revealed that the Australian State Coach will now be used in the wedding procession taking the royal party back to Buckingham Palace after the wedding.
The newlyweds will brave the elements and travel from the abbey to Buckingham Palace in the open-topped 1902 State Landau used by William’s parents Charles and Diana after their wedding.
But Charles, his wife Camilla, and Catherine’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton will now travel in the enclosed coach Australia gave the Queen to celebrate the bicentenary in 1988.
All titles are in the gift of the Queen and it was up to the monarch to choose which one to bestow on her grandson and his new wife.
But William’s thoughts will also have been taken into account by the royal matriarch in a private discussion between the prince and his grandmother.
Tradition dictates that royal men receive a title on their wedding – and often more than one.
A dukedom is the highest rank in British peerage.
As well as a duchess, Catherine will also technically become Princess William of Wales.
According to protocol, she is not officially Princess Catherine as she was not born a princess in her own right.
Instead she adopts her husband’s first name, in the same way as Princess Michael of Kent, who married the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent.
But it is likely that in the eyes of the media and public, she could always be known as Princess Catherine or Princess Kate.
Summary: After Catherine Middleton of course, Team Beckham’s outfits were arguably the second most highly anticipated of the day – and they didn’t fail to impress.
In keeping with the conservative wedding dress code, wearing a modified slash neck dress (to allow for her bump) from her own collection, Victoria’s navy blue ensemble, offset with a colour coordinating Philip Treacy hat and customised super high Christian Louboutin shoes, is both classy and understated. It proves her style credentials within the fashion world.