Author: Alison Jackson
Published: Quadrille Publishing; Mar. 2011
Genre: Humor; Picture book
Source: Personal copy
Synopsis: Alison Jackson presents a humorous folio of photographs to reveal all about the royal wedding between Kate and Wills, the most anticipated nuptials to come out of Britain since Charles and Diana, providing a glimpse into all the events we have imagined but never thought we would see. This largely chronological retelling of the romance of Wills and Kate and the run-up to the Royal Wedding will include pictures of the genealogical background of the two sides and details of the early days of their courtship right through to the wedding itself.
My Take: Are you all ready for Friday?! I may not have let the cat out of the proverbial bag but I am totally caught up in Royal Wedding Fever! It is everywhere and I can not wait! Any one that I know who has gone to the UK in the past six months I have asked them to bring me back the tattiest of wedding trinkets because the British always do it best and now the big day is only a few short days away and well, I am thrilled. Of course, being on the West Coast we get the short end of the stick, practically having to stay up all night to watch it. Luckily my office is throwing a Royal Wedding party and streaming it for us in the morning! Woohoo! What are you doing to celebrate, if that is, you are doing anything?
Let me start by saying that this is a complete and total spoof book, meant to be set up like paparazzi shots. Every single image in here is taken with celebrity lookalikes and it is amazing! Some of the photos are ridiculously raunchy but regardless, the people they picked look EXACTLY like the Royal Family so it's really impressive. You will be laughing out loud! If this book isn't a conversation starter I don't know what is. It's perfect for your Royal Wedding Street Party that you are sure to be throwing :)
Some of my favorite photos from the book include:
To say that this book is brilliant in its tongue and cheek humor is an understatement. As you flip through this book you can't help but laugh. However, if you find nudity and take yourself, and the nobility, too seriously this may not be the book for you!
|This one is awesome because it is as if Kate's room is decorated in pictures of Will - love it!|
|Do you guys see how Kate is practicing the classic Diana shy glance? :)|
|And finally, we have Charles and Camilla upset by 'news' that Will and Kate will usurp them as King and Queen.|
Cover Lust: It really sets the stage for what's inside I think!