Finally after just over a year, the wedding of Queen Gloria and Count Szanguscko, now Prince of Northwold, has arrived. Last week preceding the wedding day, Queen Gloria in a private ceremony at Isrik Palace, elevated her fiance officially from the Nobility to Royalty. His brother has thus taken up the title of the Count Szanguscko.
Today's post is to be truly unique. It will start, first with this short message and then will follow with live updates starting at 13:00 hours. The live feed of photos will be posted as they are released, progressing for about an hour. Queen Gloria of Normandia and her Royal guests have allowed this short access to media photographers as they arrive for the lunch reception. The religious ceremony will remain completely sacred, private and not photographed but the reception will allow the world to share in this most significant event. We wait with abated breath for the photo feed to start. Remember to join us at one o' clock.
After a 10 minute processional drive from Isrik Palace, the Royal Motorcade arrived to tumultuous applause at North Church Chapel in Normandia's capital at 12:00. After the sacred ceremony, expected to last only 40minutes the Queen and her new husband will leave in a full 30 minute State Procession back to Isrik Palace in the State Carriage. Then from there they will leave by car 20minutes later to Szanguscko Hall just outside the capital for the reception. We can expect the photo feed of the guests to commence from around 1:00 and the Bridal Couple should arrive within half an hour from then.
The Royal Carriage has just arrived at the Church to collect the Royal Couple for the procession. The service is expected to finish in about 20minutes from now.
Due to the sacredness of wedding ceremonies in the Kingdom of Normandia, all photography of the actual Royal Couple and their guests are banned until the reception. However shots that do not portray Royalty directly can be posted.
The wedding ceremony now complete, the bride and groom leave the Church to a fanfare of trumpets and applause. Their guests will leave directly to the reception venue in a massive motorcade.
As the sky clears, almost miraculously, the first guests alight from their limousine. The dress code for the wedding is formal spring wear with tiaras.
All the guests have arrived and it is reported that the motorcade carrying the newlyweds has arrived at Szanguscko Hall.
After the press photo session the guests moved on to enjoy their private reception lunch.
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