The Queen’s criticism at Kate and William's wedding revealed by lip reader

The Queen wasn't happy about one aspect of the big day

The Queen
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A ‘disapproving’ comment made by the Queen on Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding day has been revealed by a lip reading expert.


Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011 and marked their milestone decade anniversary this year. 

The huge royal wedding was watched by millions across the globe as Kate stunned in her famous wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.  

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The magical day was like something out of a fairytale, but there was one seemingly critical comment that Her Majesty the Queen was seen making on the big day that has been decoded by pro lip reader, Tina Lannin.

Tina, who was born deaf, has worked for police forensic teams helping to uncover unheard words for years, so she was able to suss out what was being said during moments of the royal wedding the public couldn’t hear on TV, according to CBS News

The Queen at Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding

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While Prince William’s grandmother was seen turning to Prince Philip and saying “it was excellent” after the wedding ceremony, she reportedly didn’t hold back on airing one particular opinion as the newlyweds rode away in the stunning carriage.

In a moment of disapproval about the couple’s choice of ride, the Queen is believed to have said, "I wanted them to take the smaller carriage."

The Queen at Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding

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Duchess Camilla of Cornwall then chipped in, reportedly adding, "It all went very well."

Some sweet remarks and cheeky jokes from the wedding have also been uncovered, with Prince William being believed to have told Catherine’s father, "We're supposed to have just a small family affair," while surrounded by the couple's 2000 guests. 

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Kate's sister Pippa Middleton, who recently welcomed a baby girl, was seen telling the future Queen Consort, "You look amazing," as she made her way to marry William.  

As she arrived at the altar to meet him, the future King, who will take the throne at Buckingham Palace in coming years, was seen telling his wife-to-be, "You look lovely... You look beautiful."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 


After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 


Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 


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