April 28, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Diana, Princess of Wales
Charles, Prince of Wales

I took that picture in Kansas City back in March when the Princess Diana exhibit came to town. I didn’t get to see the presentation but did enjoy snapping a few shots of her banner.

William & Kate's Engagement Photo. Good Job.

Cute Couple.

In six hours I will be waking up at three o’clock in the morning to watch all of the Royal Pomp and Circumstance. No one does a lavish wedding better than the British Monarchy. It’s going to be beautiful and I’m hoping they have lots of sunshine and absolutely no rain.

I can remember what color my PJ’s were when I was up early in the morning back in 1981 watching Charles and Diana’s wedding. I remember thinking as a little girl what a wonderful fairy tale. I thought Diana was breathtakingly beautiful, loved her gorgeous dress, and her sparkling tiara. Yes, I’ve followed the Royal Family’s story for quite some time now.

I’m pretty sure I watched the Lifetime movie at least three times and every Royal Family documentary shown on TLC twice. I remember feeling pretty tickled when William and Kate announced their engagement. I remember thinking how nice to see the two of them so happy to be together. They may actually love each other.

What else can I say about this? I’m a Llewellyn. My ancestors are from Wales. My Aunt, who happens to be a member of the Mayflower Society, has been diligent about making sure I know where my Dad’s side of the family comes from. I still have the postcard she sent me from Wales when I was a little girl. I can see it etched in my mind’s memory. I have it around here somewhere. One day I will find it, scan it and share it with you.

Llewellyn was my maiden name but when I married the first time I lost it. When I married the second time I decided that since I didn’t have a middle name I would take my maiden name and make it my middle name. Pretty cool, eh? I think so.

Earlier tonight Kinsley said about Kate Middleton, “Ohhh she’s beautiful. Mom…she dresses nice. I LOVE her hat!” My girls are all about the Princesses so this will be a treat for them. They are already in bed with anticipation of waking up so they can watch the wedding with their Mom. I think it’s sweet.

I better hit the sack. I’ll be getting up in five hours and forty-five minutes to watch ALL of it LIVE. There will be no TIVO or DVR for me.

In 1981 I was eleven years old and my PJ's were yellow.

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