Wednesday, April 27, 2011
An English Wedding
Have you noticed the hype? There's going to be a wedding. It's not just an ordinary wedding, but an English royal wedding. The world is poised to tune in to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday. It will take place during the wee hours of the morning for those in America, and though many DVR's will be set to record, I'm quite certain that a fair number of anglophiles will be awake and watching the wedding live while sipping a cup of English tea.
It appears that Kate exudes a similar charm as Diana. A true beauty, she has a glow about her and a look of genuine happiness. Her sense of style is classic and understated with just the right amount of detail, color, and glam.
In some ways, it seems as if history is repeating itself. It doesn't seem all that long ago that alarms were set for early morning hours as many of us woke in the middle of the night to view the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di. How the years have flown by, bringing joys and sorrows as time has passed. Princess Diana was the people's princess and is loved and missed by so many. This time when the alarms will be set for an early morning wake-up call, it will be for a new generation.
Diana, Princess of Wales, left us too soon. The beautiful, daughter-by-marriage that she never had the chance to meet, will soon find herself in a role much like Princess Diana's. It seems certain that the new Princess Catherine will learn lessons from Princess Diana's life, embracing Diana's humanitarian efforts and charitable role. And since Prince William is his mother's son, we can only hope that he has learned life's lessons too, and that he will love, honor, and appreciate his beautiful princess for a lifetime of happiness.
Will you be viewing the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton?