ROYAL NEWS II: The Official Wedding Photos Released + Meet Black Royalty From Around The Globe
We told you previously ablout the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Now we can show you their official wedding photos taken after yesterday's nuptials in the throne room at Buckingham Palace. Also, meet some Black royalty from around the globe.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, posed after their wedding in the throne room at Buckingham Palace in London.
William and Kate in the throne room at Buckingham Palace with (clockwise from bottom right) Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer and Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.
In the group photo, the couple posed with, from back row left, Master Tom Pettifer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, James Middleton, Philippa Middleton, and front row from left, Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor and William Lowther-Pinkerton in the throne room at Buckingham Palace.
And later that day....
The Duke and Duchess were spotted on the way to their wedding reception accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
And though they weren't at the wedding, Barack and Michelle Obama, along with The White House, released a statement about the wedding saying,
"We congratulate Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their wedding today and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.
The United States has no closer friend in the world than the United Kingdom. On this occasion, the American people extend heartfelt congratulations to the peoples of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and share in their hopes for a bright future for the Royal couple."
And for those of you wondering about Black royalty around the globe, Black Enterprise put together a fab slideshow highlighting a few regal YBF chicks who wear crowns....
Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda)
Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, this regal woman married King Kabaka Mutebi II in 1999, after a career working in various U.S. sectors including public relations, international nonprofits and healthcare and human services. A graduate of New York University and New York Institute of Technology, the queen also advocates for public service, having worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and has worked as a consultant to bring resources to Uganda's entrepreneurs and business community.
Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.
Check out the rest of the women here.
Photos via AP/Clarence House/Reuters