As I sit here watching the Royal Wedding this morning, I can't help but get emotional. This wedding brings up so many memories for me. First, I immediately think of Diana. As a young girl I was always in awe of Diana and my mother loved her dearly and would often talk about her or watch specials about her on TV. I can still remember hearing the tragic news as a sophomore in high school. It rattled me to the core and I remember my Mom crying for days as she watched it all splash across the media.
Then in 2001, I studied abroad at Cambridge and discovered how much I love British culture and life. If I ever had to live outside the United States, England would be my first stop.
I can still remember the sunny, May 2005 day I stood outside Buckingham Palace with my dear friend Kim. We stared up in wonder and could not help but think about what it would be like to call a place like Buckingham "home."
As a child and especially as a teen, I swore I would grow up and marry Prince WIlliam. I ended up with the prince fit for me, my Mr. D, but I must say I do approve of Kate Middleton to marry my beloved William. :)
I love the men William and Harry have grown up to become and I think all these years later Diana would be proud of her boys.
I am so so so excited for William and Kate today! They appear to have such a wonderful and loving relationship, with strong heads on their shoulders. I set the alarm for 4 AM and turned the television on as soon as my alarm sounded. I have been waiting for this day for months. I am absolutely intrigued, inspired and obsessed with Miss Catherine Middleton, soon to be Princess of Whales. She is classy, beautiful and seemingly perfect. I cannot wait to see the dress today! I know it will be perfect in every way. Will it be Alexander McQueen? I certainly hope so!
Now you must excuse me...Kate is in the car and on her way...and I'm sitting in here in tears. (I'm pretty sure Mr. D thinks I've lost my mind, by the way.) Yes, I'm a sap. I love weddings and this wedding is the biggest wedding of my lifetime, other than my own wedding. SWOON! Kate looks amazing. It's a McQueen after all and absolutely PERFECT!
Sorry this post is all over the place. I'm in a emotional, yet happy, state and my thoughts are going a mile a minute. I hope you're up and watching this history being made too!
CHEERS TO WILL & KATE! Mr. D & I wish you a lifetime of love, health and happiness to together.