A Royal Wedding in Edinburgh!

on July 30, 2011 in Scotland with 37 comments by

So in case you didn’t know, there was a royal wedding today in Edinburgh. Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, married Mike Tindall, England’s Rugby team captain. [And GRACIOUS if you see his face you can tell that man plays a hard hitting sport. Yowsa.]

And since it was a gorgie-poo day in Edinburgh, and since I live in Edinburgh, my roomie and I walked down to where the hoopla was happening.

Vlogging ensued.

A few notes of interest:

– I’m terribly self-centered when I’m videoing, often cutting poor Becky head off or in half or the like. It’s shameful. Forgive my selfishness.

– Becky is a natural. An absolute natural at vlogging.

– Accent identification: Becky is English, Rich is Northern Irish.

– I’m just learning how to use iMovie ’11, so forgive my lack of knowledge/editing skillz.

– I’m kinda short, forgive my lack of view.

Now on with the ssshhhhooooowwww!

Welcome to my new life. Is it an exaggeration to say I rubbed shoulders with royalty today?

Well, we shared air. That’s enough for me. πŸ™‚

Y’all have a great weekend.

37 comments

  1. Emily freeman
    posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 7:47 PM  |  reply

    Maybe next time you come to NC we can take you to see the Dairy Queen. Lame. We are so lame here. Congratulations on being royal now. I can’t wait to watch that video again. It was splendid.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:16 AM  |  reply

      Can’t wait to meet Prince Cookie Dough Blizzard.

  2. posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM  |  reply

    Love the video!

    Perhaps when you come back to NC I’ll drive us to Dairy Queen {like Emily mentioned} in my limo! Now that will be royal-like, right?

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:17 AM  |  reply

      Don’t get my hopes up unless you mean it. πŸ™‚

      • posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 7:28 AM  |  reply

        I’m completely serious!

  3. posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM  |  reply

    You are so famous. And fancy. What with your vlogging and your royals. πŸ™‚ By the way, I walked away from this post with one point and one point only: Must look up Mike Tindall’s face. And wowsa is right! I have never in my life seen such a crooked nose. Note to self: Don’t pick up rugby.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:17 AM  |  reply

      Seriously. He wasn’t an ugly kid- his sport just moved his nose. Bless him.

  4. posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:04 PM  |  reply

    Oh You fancy huh!

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:18 AM  |  reply

      That’s right. πŸ™‚

  5. posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM  |  reply

    I love that Becky said that Zara was marrying Mike who plays rugby! No one ever royals last names anyway. I think you would make a great news reporter. For the next event you go to, you should start it out “Reporting Live from Edinburgh”.

    Seems like you are having a blast over there! I so enjoy reading about your adventures!

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:18 AM  |  reply

      The vlogs are super fun… looking forward to making another. πŸ™‚

  6. Son
    posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 9:50 PM  |  reply

    I laughed out loud at least 5 times…that is a good sign πŸ™‚ And…I have no doubt that if you were to meet any of the royal family they would adore you immediately. Phil and I actually had a conversation about you and how we wouldn’t be surprised if you came home bff’s with William and Kate. Just sayin πŸ™‚

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:22 AM  |  reply

      We all have high hopes, me included. πŸ™‚

  7. posted on Jul 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM  |  reply

    not sure if you remember me (we met via help portrait and both know annie p!), but i just wanted to say how much i admire your bravery and humor and optimism and willingness to jump right into life! enjoy your days in scotland. πŸ™‚

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:22 AM  |  reply

      I definitely remember you, Megan. Thanks for your kind words.

  8. posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM  |  reply

    PLEASE keep vlogging! I loved it.

  9. Kristi Kay
    posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 9:47 AM  |  reply

    Okay…NO WAY that blonde girl was a real person. Her tone, laugh, and head nod were the exact same with every royal she saw. She is indeed a Scottish robot.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:23 AM  |  reply

      Right? Hilarious.

  10. posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM  |  reply

    Wow what a day! I feel unworthy to be the friend of someone who has shared air with our dear Queenie. You’ll be singing the National Anthem next. An honorary Brit indeed.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:23 AM  |  reply

      I’m working on learning it. πŸ™‚

  11. Laura
    posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:11 AM  |  reply

    Why am I not there right now WITH YOU? Missed it by a week, sadness.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:23 AM  |  reply

      Right? RIGHT? Booooooo

  12. posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM  |  reply

    I agree with Stacy O., keep vlogging! I love it(:

  13. posted on Jul 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM  |  reply

    You look lovely, dahling.

    And you were THERE, so yes, you’ve hung out with the royals. You’re practically besties.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:24 AM  |  reply

      I like the way you think. Per usual. πŸ™‚

  14. cbed
    posted on Aug 01, 2011 at 9:55 AM  |  reply

    You’re a loony bird. And I love that this just played out loud and proud at Downs & Colquitt, PC. Church bells and all.

  15. cbed
    posted on Aug 01, 2011 at 9:55 AM  |  reply

    And you look really pretty in the video. And I miss you.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:24 AM  |  reply

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ I miss y’all too.

  16. posted on Aug 01, 2011 at 11:39 AM  |  reply

    So fun Annie!! Great to see you on video, to be able to see your sparkling personality that shines so beautifully through your words come to life! Glad you’re enjoying life in Edinburgh–I’ve never been there except in reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series–it looks amazing!!

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:24 AM  |  reply

      You’re so sweet. Thanks.

      I’ve heard of those books but haven’t read them… should I do that while I’m here?

      • posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 11:23 AM  |  reply

        @Annie, Um, that would be a huge ABSOLUTELY!! You’ll feel like the characters and their lives are all around you, actually being where the story is set!! I would look up from the pages in my California living room and be surprised they weren’t in the room and that I wasn’t in Scotland–can’t imagine how vivid it would be to read them there!!!

  17. posted on Aug 01, 2011 at 1:22 PM  |  reply

    So fancy! The videos are fun… I love hearing a good British accent.

    • Annie
      posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 5:25 AM  |  reply

      Me too. Too bad I can’t do one worth a flip. πŸ™‚

  18. Kim
    posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 9:15 PM  |  reply

    Love the vlog! As an earring fan, I have to say I love the earrings both you and your roommate are wearing. So summery! And I’m loving the accents!

  19. posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 10:59 PM  |  reply

    1. You TOTALLY rubbed shoulders with royalty.

    2. Your roommate is awesome.

    3. Thanks for clarification on the accents πŸ˜‰

    4. Your life is amazing.

    5. I can’t wait to join you VERY SOON on the other half of the small island on that side of the pond πŸ˜‰

    LOVE YOU!!!

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