I woke up very early this morning and glanced at the clock. 4:00am. It must be kismet, the Royal Wedding is on TV right now! Let's be clear, I am not an early riser. 9:00am is a closer target time for me. I am not proud of that, but that is the way it is. But since I woke up, I decided to make a cup of tea (very British) and turn on the telly and see what was happening in London. I loved watching the arrival of the Royal Family and about two celebrities that I recognized. Victoria Beckham looked stunning and of course there was Sir Elton John. Then there were the hats! There were many beautiful and tasteful hats in attendance.
And then there was Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew and "Fergie", and her hat. This is where I must ask, what was she thinking? I saw nothing else that even came close to this. But really, I would love to know what she was thinking? If she was out to grab attention, well, she succeeded! Maybe she is just a sweet girl having a little fun, I have no idea. But this was the hat seen round the world. I do love her dress, but who would take the time to look at it?
Apparently there was quite a bit of loud cheering going on when the bride and groom kissed. One little flower girl was not pleased.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, now his wife, were very well behaved and professional. I kept getting the feeling they were straining to keep themselves under control as the eyes of the world watched their every move. Well done! They are a darling couple and I have every hope that they will have a wonderful life together, and in the service of their country.
Of course there are lots of photos on line, so if you didn't wake up early, like me, you can probably catch most of it on line and in re-runs. I really didn't plan to get up and watch it, but I am glad I did!
And yes, I did go back to bed when the wedding was over. Yawn!
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