Lip reader deciphers secret wedding whispers
LONDON (AP) - Tina Lannin, a professional lip reader who was born deaf, caught the private whispers during the royal wedding that television microphones couldn’t capture.
Lannin, who has worked for 7 years as a forensic lip reader for police forces and media outlets with O’Malley Communications, picked out comments from Prince William, his bride and Queen Elizabeth II in a partial transcript. Her assessment couldn’t be verified.
10:20 a.m. _ Prince William: “Looking forward to it.” To Harry, “shall we go in then?
Prince Harry: “Sure, everyone has arrived.”
William (to Bishop): “Make sure everything’s alright. It’s beautiful the way it is.”
10:25 a.m. _ William to lady in congregation: “You look very pretty, very pretty.”
Kate Middleton to her father: “Yeah.”
11:05 a.m. _ Kate to Bishop before walking down the aisle: “Yes I suppose so … I expect I’ll be worn out today. Thank you.”
Harry to William: “Right, here she is now.”
William to Middleton at the altar: “You look lovely …(unclear)… You look beautiful.”
William joking to Michael Middleton: “We’re supposed to have just a small family affair.”