Prince William and Kate Middleton will wear sunglasses at their forthcoming wedding, especially created for them by up-and-coming children's sunglasses designer Romeo Beckham, eight year old son of David and Victoria.They are to be the Beckham's wedding present to the couple.
Kate was keen that hers retain the snazzy style associated with the 'RB' motif and reports from my contact within Buckingham palace do describe 'The Middleton' shades as being 'colourful'.
Prince William has gone for a plain black framed design to be worn by himself.Both pairs have what is being called a 'widescreen' feature intended to show the couple's appreciation for the hundreds of people around the world who will be watching the royal wedding on television.
The sunglasses were delivered last Wednesday by courier.
Prince William is said to have been nervous to approach the queen about their intentions - the queen was not exactly delighted on hearing that Kate planned to arrive at the abbey by Jeep - but the queen seems to have decided to follow the advice of Prince Philip who feels that the pair of them are old enough to make their own decisions and need to be allowed to make their own mistakes.
The queen's only request to the pair was that they don't have their faces covered up by the sunglasses during the taking of the photographs outside the abbey.
William and Kate will tuck them over their foreheads for the photo taking period.
During the traditional royal get-together on the afternoon of Christmas day there was apparently a heated debate on whether the whole family should support William and Kate's decision by also wearing sunglasses on April 29th but Prince Harry would not even consider it.
According to my source he was adamant that there was no way he was going to be prancing around all day with a pair of kiddies bendy-plastic sunglasses on his head and he was begging his brother and Kate not to go ahead with their own soppy plan warning them that if they did then the whole world would be calling them a couple of twirps.