Ahhh. Friday, April 29, 2011 will be a day to remember for many years to come.
I do remember the wedding of Princess Dianna and Prince Charles. I was very young then, but I remember my mother getting up to watch it live and then the recap of the wedding that was aired throughout the day. I didn’t appreciate the historic event I was seeing then, but as I crawled out of bed at 4 am on Friday, I totally understood why my mother got up that early thirty years ago. For those of us that missed that extravagant day (or did not fully understand it), this was our time. This was our chance to see a living fairy tale culminate in that one bright, shiny moment – the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
I had a great time posting my thoughts on Facebook and reading those posted by Pamela Mason. I felt a kinship to all those celebrating this special day in their own ways, like my friend Susan May who held an English breakfast in her home. Although I was sitting in my living room by myself (the guys thought I was nuts!), I really felt like I was a part of something far bigger than myself.
I watched Prince Harry and Prince William arrive early to chat with the guests. I LOVED the sneak peak of Kate’s dress as she climbed into the car, then as she waved to the crowd as she made her way to Westminster Abbey. The wait was worth it when we finally saw the full picture of THE DRESS!
Then there was the vows, the music, the carriage ride and we can’t forget about those kisses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. I loved how Princess Kate said “Oh wow” as she came out onto the balcony and saw the huge crowd gathered for a glimpse of this momentous event. I wish I could have been there, but seeing it on TV was extremely rewarding (I’m sure I wouldn’t have gotten a close enough view to see the real thing if I had been there).
Afterwards, I stopped by throughout the day, catching glimpses of bits and pieces of what was happening behind the public scene was released.
I breathed a sigh as the day closed, pleased that I had been a small part of this event.
After all, I am a romance writer and THIS was the ultimate Cinderella story. When people ask why I would care to watch such a thing, my answer is “How could I not?”
Tami, loved this! The little bridesmaids on the balcony sum up the world’s division, don’t they? One who’s covering her ears, sick of it already, the other (like tu&moi) with her arms flung high, in love with the world! Adorable.
Can’t wait to get my People with all the official pics now… can you?
And hey… next big wedding, come tweet! It made it all that much more fun to be within the twitterverse! Hurry up Harry!
LOL, Pamela!!! I honestly never thought of Twitter cause I haven’t done a lot over there yet. I really should have and definitely will next time.
I LOVE how you summed it up with the two Bridesmaids. That is sooooo very true. I took a lot of heat at work today for taking Friday off work but as I said in the post, as a romance writer and lover of anything romantic, HOW COULD I NOT????
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Thanks for the recap. I was traveling the day of the big event and have had to catch snatches of it on the news and internet.
Carol, I’d send you my recordings on my DVR if I could…grin…
I loved watching this wedding play out. I didn’t follow the couple too much before, but I’m enjoying reading about their prewedding relationship.
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