Today we hosted a live chat with royal expert Jerramy Fine, author of Someday My Prince Will Come and founder of Princess Prep in London.
Today we hosted a live chat with royal expert Jerramy Fine, author of Someday My Prince Will Come and founder of Princess Prep in London. She's rubbed shoulders with Princess Anne, Earl Spencer, and the Duchess of York, and shared her valuable knowledge with us. Read our reader questions about the royal wedding and Jerramy's insightful answers below!
Gi Jane: How do you think Kate will handle her new life? I am sure with the few years she's been with William she would do quite well.
Jerramy Fine: Royal life isn't for everyone, but I think it IS for Kate. She has been pitch perfect so far and I'll be very surprised if she makes any mistakes any time soon.
Libby: How many of Kate's commonor friends are invited to the wedding? I imagine the list had to be approved?
JF: All of Kate and William's friends are a very close knit group and have been in their inner circle for nearly eight years. The cool thing is that Kate invited a lot of the locals from her home town — the mailman, etc!
Lauren: I was wondering how much influence does the queen have over the day? Does she OK the dress? OK the food? I am sure she will OK the guest list!
JF: Although the queen (and hopefully Kate and William probably have some input) I'm fairly certain that every last detail is being seen to by the Lord Chamberlain and Master of the Household in accordance with royal tradition. However, I heard they are actually having buffet during the evening party rather than a sit down dinner and that the queen is not best pleased about lining up for her food!
Mary: I was just reading that all of Kate's bridesmaids besides her sister are really young — age 8 and under, I think. Is that common/part of tradition for a royal wedding?
JF: Yes! The Brits think it's really weird that Americans have grown-up bridesmaids! The tradition is one maid of honor and as many children as you can handle! It's starting to change though — Autumn Phillips had three grown-up bridesmaids — maybe Zara will, too.
Judy: Any rumors about the dress? Get the answer when you keep reading.