Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Royal wedding: Best quotes from the day

Prince William drives himself and his wife Kate as they leave Buckingham Palace for Clarence House. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 29 2011. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

"We're supposed to have just a small family affair" - Prince William jokes at the altar with the bride's father Michael Middleton.

"You look beautiful" - What Prince William seemed to be whispering to his bride at the altar.



"Those people who were so recently sneering at her background, and nicknaming her 'Waity Katie', will soon be lost in admiration of her poise and professionalism" - Historian Andrew Roberts.



"Checkmate Kate - you've taken the King!" - Words on a banner among the cheering crowds.



"We've got Middleton's Mushy peas, Kate's Cod, Buck House Burgers. I drew the line at getting some skate in" - Peter Beedle, a cousin of the new Duchess of Cambridge, describes the royal menu at his fish and chip shop in Co Durham.



"She is so stunningly beautiful, it's so regal, it's such understatement that I think it's just perfection. Everybody is starstruck with her gown" - Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council.



"Kate wearing her hair as she has is the death of the straightening iron. It's all about a girl's best friend - the heated roller" - Celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton.



"I pray that everyone present and the many millions watching this ceremony and sharing in your joy today will do everything in their power to support and uphold you in your new life" - Bishop of London Dr Richard Chartres in his address in Westminster Abbey.



"Beautiful service. Very moving. On a double-decker bus from the Abbey to the Palace. Had to show a bank statement to security to get on" - Broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle tweeting after the service.



"We're quite a reserved lot, the British, but when we go for it, we really go for it" - The Prime Minister.



"A good dry run for the Olympics" - Mayor of London Boris Johnson.



"Even so long after 'Charles 'n' Diana' was exposed as a sham act, Britain is still in thrall to a vulgar fascination with bloodlines and a barkingly insane notion of monarchy" - Writer Will Self.



"I haven't been invited. Surprised? No. Will I be watching it on TV? I shouldn't think so" - Earl of Snowdon.



"You can't really attack someone for getting married, and we obviously wish William and Kate all the best. Our only comment is that it really shouldn't have anything to do with us in New Zealand, 12,000 miles away" - Lewis Holden of the New Zealand Republican movement.



"It's a Spitting Image reunion" - Broadcaster and satirist Charlie Brooker.



"Poor Posh - she is trying so hard not to smile because she doesn't like her face when she does - but she desperately wants to" - Sports broadcaster Clare Balding on Victoria Beckham.

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