the sun shone, the bride wore white and the residents of Newbridge Sheltered Housing for the Elderly enjoyed every minute of the Royal wedding ceremony last Friday.
Residents attended a party come fundraiser to watch the televised wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton while raising money for the Alzeimers Association of Ireland.
“We had the royal cups and the cumcumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, “ said Anne Coffey of the Sheltered Housing Association who organised the fundraiser for the Kildare branch of Alzeimers Association. “We even had quail eggs and cocktail sausages and we popped some fizzy wine for the vows.”
By the time this reporter arrived however the golden couple were officially wed and there was only a handful of lovely ladies left to soak up every ounce of the Royal day.
“The highlight was the bride and her dress,” said Freida Fogarty.
“They really do put on a good show. William looked fabulours and Harry looked lovely.
“I was up from 6:15am this morning looking at the preparations and Lady Diana was mentioned a lot.”
Rose Browne loved the Queen’s attire.
“The Queen looked great - she’s 85 and Prince Philip is 90 - I think she is great,” said Rose.
“The bookies had a bet on that she would wear yellow and she did! We should have placed a bet. The bride’s mother wore blue.
“I’m waiting now to see Amy Huberman. And I’d love to see someone belonging to me - my niece Alice is there.”
Meanwhile another Alice, Alice Malone, soaked up every inch of the atmosphere around Buckingham Palace.
“The best thing about it is that it didn’t rain. The bridemaid, Pippa Middleton, wore white as well with a long slim line dress. She was beautiful,” said Alice.
And even Prince William’s hair got a look-in.
“His poor father has more hair than he has the poor chap,” said Ann McMullin, Home Help for the Shelter.
“It’s great that we are all here together having a bit of fun. We’re still waiting on the kiss.” And with that I took my leave knowing that the kiss will no doubt live up to the ladies expectations.