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?


  1. Absolutely! I watched Charles and Diana's wedding and I wouldn't miss this one. I get up between 3:30 and 4am every day so I will grab a cup of coffee and pop on the television. I just hope the ceremony is over by the time I leave for work at 7am so that I get to see everything!

  2. Yes I will. Very interesting article. I find myself just really hoping that this marriage will last.
    Love, Lady Linda

  3. I will be setting my alarm as well as getting the coffee pot ready BEFORE going to bed. :)

    Hubby doesn't understand but I remember the wedding of Charles and Diana... can't believe it has been that long ago.

    It's only recent history that we in the U.S. can SEE a royal wedding, I plan to take advantage of it. :)

  4. We have cleared off the DVR so there is enough room for 12 hours of coverage :0)
    Katie and I went to the Queen Mary Tea Room in Seattle Yesterday in preparation of the event ...

  5. Definitely not from the beginning. I do have much higher hopes for these two and wish them years of wedded bliss.

  6. Oh I was going to say I really noticed the hype when national news (U.S.) began the top of their evening broadcast with wedding news. I was, quite frankly, appalled. I mean, there's plenty going on right here and certainly was yesterday, including tornadoes, a released birth certificate, etc., etc., etc.

    OOps. Have I done it again? Spilled on our blog that which should be left on my own. If so, don't publish this. :D

  7. I was there, by my TV watching with the other gazillion people around the world.I loved every minute of it. The address by the Bishop was so simple and spoke to all of us about our own marriages. Their prayer was sweet.The way that the natural world... flowers and trees,was brought into the wedding was especially of interest to me. All in all a day of joy when the world needed it most. Balisha


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