One of our Ribbon friends asked for my take on Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding. That is such an interesting question, and you know me, I always have comments.
I am always thrilled when two people who are in love decide to get married. I have watched Harry grow up through the years and finally make plans to settle down. Although, I am not sure getting married is settling down when you are in the royal family. When the eyes of the world are on their every move, a wedding just enhances the public interest surrounding Harry and his bride-to-be, Meghan Markle.
It is no secret I loved Princess Diana. She and Charles got married the summer after my twins were born. As I was up around the clock with them, I watched the replay of the royal wedding a zillion times. I truly loved the ceremony, as I had never seen anything like it in my life. But really, aren’t we all royal brides when we get married?
Her choice of clothes, hats, shoes, and accessories revived an entire fashion industry in Britain. How refreshing to see her grow from kindergarten teacher’s assistant to princess in just a few short months. Forget all the turbulent mess—I wish we could have seen her grow old with us. What a treat that would have been! But she is frozen in time as a beautiful young woman–forever young, much like Elvis Presley and John Kennedy Jr.
Diana injected some lovely genes into a rather stale gene pool. You can see that in her children and grandchildren. Kate Middleton was a breath of fresh air when she and William got married. She knows her prince is in love with her and that shows on her beautiful face. Her style is one to be admired and copied as well.
Now, Harry and Meghan… what do I think of this? I think they are a cute couple, and they have an extreme opportunity to have a great influence on the young people of Britain. I am thrilled to see he is a patron to many wonderful charities and participates in multiple endeavors to benefit underprivileged people. They are sure of themselves and seem extraordinarily happy. And like all women, I can’t wait to see her dress, her flowers, her wedding party, and the parade of guests wearing hats to their wedding. I will be getting up before dawn to tune in and will sip tea and eat scones in the dark on their wedding day. When you have a fascination with the royal family, it never stops.
I’ve watched the second season of The Crown and will start the second season of Victoria soon. I don’t know why, but the history and ceremonies of the British royal family fascinate me. It’s a world I will never live in, and frankly, I wouldn’t want to. My hope is that in the future the young royals will continue to place an emphasis on charity work and giving to others rather than emphasizing themselves. We need young people to lead by example, and I hope they will continue to do so. I wish Prince Harry and Meghan all the best in their marriage and great happiness for the rest of their lives.