...and even though i believe there must have been a mix up, i'm not going to get in a royal tizzy about it. I know that Wills and Kate have very busy schedules (pronounce it: "shed-yules"). So, i will just celebrate it over here on this side of the pond, just like i did when Chuck & Di were married.
I was 11 years old when William's parents married. We were on a family vacation in Cape Cod and my mom woke my sisters and i up so we could watch it on television with the rest of the world. I will never forget it. I remember the excitement of seeing her dress and their first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
I suppose that's when my love affair of all things royal began. If Diana was on the cover of People magazine, i wouldn't miss reading it...pouring over the pictures. Tiaras, gowns, jewels and castles. What little girl doesn't daydream about that? Of course we all know how that fairytale ended, and i was once again glued to my television with the rest of the world as we watched with great sadness learning of Diana's demise. We all so hoped that her boys would be able to find happiness in the wake of their unimaginable heartache.
and, so...i will be setting my alarm and waking in the wee hours of the morning of 29 April, 2011 to celebrate a happy, happy day. I plan to wake my children, serve scones for breakfast and drink my coffee (sorry, I'm not a tea fan) from my china teacups.
and as their future unfolds before our very eyes...i will be rooting for their