Perfecting the 'Royal Wave'
Kate proves a natural at the demure gesture.
The new royal couple's transit from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham palace was marked by some confident waving. This is a good omen. Perfecting the "Royal Wave" is an essential part of being a Royal, and Kate seems to have got it perfectly first time out. The art, as the bride demonstrated, comes in revolving one's hand very gently from the wrist without moving the arm one iota. Katie's new husband donned a pair of white gloves before the journey past the cheering crowds, and waved with more energy and speed than his new wife.