Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Royal Wedding - Woohoooo!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you should know by now that Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton has finally been announced.
(I love how news is immediate on Twitter!)

And I couldn't be more excited.


I can't even tell you, really.
I guess it began with my obsession infatuation keen interest in his mother, Princess Diana.
I have already written a post about her, here.
But I loved the royal family before that.
My Grandma gave me a book to read when I was spending some time at her place during the school holidays when I was around eight.
It was called, The Little Princesses.*
I was enthralled.
I wonder where that book is now?

Anyway, I don't make much sense to myself, because the whole notion of the royal family doesn't sit well me, and yet I still love them.
I've been anticipating this wedding for weeks.
It was my feeling that the engagement would be announced just before Christmas and the wedding would be in Spring or Summer next year.

But here's the thing.
I understand why some people think this should not be given as much attention as it is and will be.
I understand it's going to do some people's heads in hearing about it every waking minute.
I understand that some people think it's insignificant.

But please let the rest of us who find this news incredibly exciting have our moment of joy.
It's good news for goodness sake, don't we all need some of that!?

*OMG, I just checked my shelves. I have the book!!! Yayness!
It has no cover, but that makes me love it all the more.


  1. I hope for both Prince William & Kate the press don't chase them as they chased Princess Di.

    Hope the press have learned from their mistakes. All couples need their space.

    (((( Hugs ))))

  2. Oh Honey I know how excited you are. I'm trying, I really am. I want to get excited, but I just can't. I did get a little "flutter" of something when I saw she had Lady Di's ring on. I promise I won't give you a hard time for being so excited. I will watch from the sidelines wondering why I don't feel the same way. Sigh. xx

  3. You're right, Thea...each to their own! I just hope the media don't saturate our news too much, and I hope they have learnt a lesson from the Diana days and will give them space to just 'be' leading up to their wedding. We don't want another disaster.


    PS - I knew as soon as I saw the news on Twitter last night that you'd be excited, Thea! ;)

  4. Here's to your excitement Thea! I will be disappointed if you don't buy a commemorative plate - or a coffee cup at the very least. I remember watching Lady Di get married. And Sarah Ferguson. Here's hoping Katie fares better.

  5. I have one of those books as well! I understand your excitement. My care factor was zero until I saw he had given her his Mum's ring and then I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Kirsty (Shamozal)


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