As the crowds swelled near Buckingham Palace early in the day,closer home a sizeable number,if not equal,made their way to the British Council Library,Sector 9. It was after all the perfect venue to catch up with what has arguably been the most looked forward to weddings of the decade.
Large cut-outs of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton greeted the public as they made their way in the Library that sure was dressed for the occasion. Though its a national holiday in the United Kingdom and the Consulates the world over,we decided to take the celebrations further by hosting a royal party with live viewing of the wedding, mentioned the librarys manager Bipin Kumar.
The open for all invite saw members bring along friends and family to view the wedding at the large screen put up as well as make the most of the royal ambience. Will-Kate buntings were everywhere and the piece de resistance was a three-tier cake dressed in pink roses with the words Congratulations William and Kate on it.
Once the wedding service got over on television,the Councils staff popped the bubbly,in this case a fizzy apple drink,and raised a toast to the newly-wed royals.
I have been a follower of the royal family for long. It was a wonderful wedding and I am glad we all could be part of history, remarked Pamela Sahi,a city-based advocate who was among those who partied at the British Library.
Also raising a toast to the day was IT consultant Simran Kaur who timed her visit to the Library just as the cake was cut. I have been a Prince William fan and I loved his mother,the late Princess Diana. She was quite an icon. Kate Middleton looked lovely today, remarked Kaur who took an early day off from work so that she wouldnt miss the live television coverage.
Its a day not just the royal couple but fans in Chandigarh have been looking forward to,even planning ahead. Its a perfect match and we decided to meet at a friends house for a mini-party and so that we could view the wedding together, mentioned Class XII student Ikroop Sidhu who met up with her friends at a Sector 37 home.
Even though 37-year-old banker Rohan Sharma was at work,he caught all the action on the world wide web. There was live streaming on websites and I just wanted to catch it all. Its something you can tell your children about much later in life. Royal weddings are far and few, And this one had grand written all over it.