Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Like It, The Fancy Stuff

With all the hype of the upcoming Royal Wedding, I am curious who cares and who doesn't? It seems to be pretty heavily divided. I am super excited...one that is a sucker for a fairytale and a story of a prince and princess.

I captured the 20/20 segment last night and I'm just enamored by all that is with this event. The story behind their romance, how she didn't put up with his shenanigans during their dating and how after breaking up and getting back together three times they are now to be married one week from Friday. It's cute. I like it. The modern fairy tale. The story of the commoner marrying a prince(and let's use this term of commoner very loosely here people, she didn't come from the slums of England, her family is wealthy and she went to the same college as William). She is wearing the same ring as his mother and I love that. They're adorable together and appear to truly be in love, but what do I know it may just be their accent throwing me off and making me think they are truly meant for each other. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to the spectacle and the 1,004 programs that will be on between now and then that will cover the same information and tell the same story. Many of them that I am sure will make it to my DVR. I've been lucky enough to visit London, England and all that is royal. For my college graduation gift, my parents and I vacationed to all the sites including Buckingham Palace and Westminister Abbey. Maybe that makes it more exciting for me. I stood next to one of the guards at the palace and was tempted to do a little dance and try to make him make a face or let out a giggle, but I didn't. I didn't want to embarass my parents. There is so much history. As I grow older, I have a much more profound respect for our history and everyone elses. It's incredible to learn.

I was a bit young to remember Charles and Diana's wedding, however I do very much remember her funeral. I was in college and we were out of town for a volleyball tournament. All of the girls huddled into one room in our hotel as we watched the celebration of such a phenomenal woman. Such a sad ending to her legacy, but I will be forever attached to her story and her giving spirit. If you do not get goosebumps when you hear Elton John sing "Candle In The Wind," you are not human.

Where as I eat this stuff up, my husband, on the other hand, could care less. The only comment he made last night was "they'll be divorced in 10 years." Bah hum bug hubby! So for me, this is exciting and I'm looking forward to watching. Now let me make this very clear, I will not be getting up at 4:00 am. That's crazy town, but I will be watching. What about you? All images courtesy of Google


Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

I'm with you! I watched the 20/20 special last night and loved it!! It's such a fairy tale and I'm considering getting up at 4am to start watching the coverage on the wedding day. My husband is definitely with your husband, though!!

the workaholic momma said...

I LOVE all the royal wedding excitement. I'm totally with you on watching all of the specials about their love story and my hubs is not a fan!! Counting down to 4.29:)