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Everyone was getting geared up for the royal wedding, an historical event, possibly the biggest of a lifetime. We were expecting some very passionate fans to go all out, but there were just as many who showed up in a less outrageous way. We asked London-based photographer David Axelbank to go out and capture the festive buzz out on the streets.

He found many of them between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace, plus at least three in Brixton, who wore homemade hairpieces from material purchased at Brixton Market. He made mention of how chilled out the police were, given the intense security and how overbearing they usually are on a day-to-day basis.

You can see that everyone he captures -- both British-born and foreign -- are enjoying the festive atmosphere, almost like a huge street party, on such a momentous day.



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  • Lola

    not 1 good outfit
    not 1 pretty face

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  • tammy

    I thought the outfits were horrible especially for such public event as this. They were frumpy and not flattering at all. I was thinking more elegant in attire instead I saw folks dressed for orginary church. And the hats. Looked like clown wear to me. I would have been really upset if I made it into the church but couldn't see because some lady was wearing a flowerpot on her head. Dress was a 10 but the audiance wear was a 1.5 and I'm being generous!

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  • LeeAnn

    Tammy, with all due respect I disagree with you 100%. The invited Guest to the Abbey were dressed very appropiately for the time of day and the venue of the Nuptials.

    As for the Hats, to most people yes they do seem extreme. However here in the States hats are NOT a big part of any outfit and what we are not use to seeing, we often find odd. If you lived in Great Britain, you would be very use to seeing various styles of hats and probably would have found many of these to be "boring". A true show of that is the Races at Ascot which the closest thing here in the States to compare would be the Kentucky Derby.

    You really must take into consideration that in the UK they are very proper on Pomp & Circumstance and thus do things very different than we would do here in The States. That being said, what we are not use to doing, we often find ourselves thinking how odd others are when in fact they are saying the same about us. I am sure they feel that the way we dress at many functions such as a formal wedding is outlandish. How many people have you seen wear a gown for a daytime wedding? Guest would never think of that in other places. That is why there is often the term "After Five Attire" or "Formal Attire".

    So although I do respect your sole opnion, I do not agree with it as customs and taditions here are NOT what they are elsewhere and that we SHOULD ALL RESPECT!

  • sam

    The Wedding dress was ugly where in the world did she have her head when she picked out that dress....

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  • LeeAnn

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I do respect yours. However, in all fairness you are the ONLY person whom I have read about or personally spoken with or heard commentary that thinks the dress was horrid!

    That dress was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and it befitted the occassion and The New Duchness of Cambridge place in society!

    If you go back in time, look at both the Wedding Dresses of Grace Kelly who became Princess Grace of Monaco and the Wedding Dress of Queen Elizabeth.

    The dress of the Duchess of Cambridge is a modern rendition of those two dresses combined.

    The Designer who crafted that dress did a remarkably wonderful job of producing a dress befitting Catherine Middleton who walked into Westminster Abbey a commoner and walked out The Duchess of Cambridge! Perhaps your lack of Pomp, Circumstance and Proctocol hinder your idea of what type of dress Royalty is befitting of!

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  • tammy

    I understand your opinion (it does come across in both responses as patronizing though) but I will state again, the dresses most folks wore were drab in appearance and did nothing to flatter figures. This is spring and with it there should have been an abundance of spring colors. Hats are a custom but like the emperior and his clothes, just because one paid $1000 for something doesn't make it stylish. I found the hats to be nothing more than a 'one-ups-manship'. Each person trying to out do the other. There was a little kids book I loved to read to my kids called "Go Dog Go' and in it there was a dog who wore stupid hats and kept asking 'do you like my hat?" she was told NO! so she would go crazier.

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