Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Did you wake up eaarlllly this morning and watch? Did you record it? Or just wait for the snippets on the evening news?  I think the Royal Family is fascinating (History nerd and an aspiring teacher...), so I knew I would be following the story all day. 

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I was up at 4:30, and settled in on the couch with a blanket, coffee, and Boo Radley.  Poor Boo was very confused and thought it was time for breakfast and play, but alas, I wanted to curl up on the couch and see a handsome prince marry a beautiful commoner.  It's a fairy tale, and--whether we choose to admit it or not--a lot of us dreamed of that when we were little. 

My all-time favorite Disney movie is Beauty and Beast.  What's better than an intelligent, tough, no-nonsense girl getting the prince in the end?  Kate (Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge) is smart, has a good work ethic, gorgeous, and seems down-to-earth.  Who better than to marry the oldest son of Princess Diana--the People's Princess? Diana was poised, compassionate, and brought attention to important issues that no other Royal wanted to acknowledge.  Let's hope Kate picks up some of Diana's gumption!

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Kate's dress was absolutely gorgeous. It was a throwback to Grace Kelly; I love the long lace sleeves with the sweetheart neckline of the bodice.  I'm sure that in no time, we'll be seeing replicas in weddings all over the world, as with Princess Diana's dress in the 80s.  Sara Burton for Alexander McQueen was an unexpected, but perfect, choice for the young bride, and it showed her willingness to be a modern influence.  
Grace Kelly on her wedding day in 1956 to Prince Rainier of Monaco
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The ceremony was sweet and family-oriented.  It was obvious to all that the prince and his beautiful bride are deeply in love. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury said these words at the beginning of the service, and I thought they were a beautiful, true statement, necessary to put the hoopla into perspective.

"Every wedding is a royal wedding for we are all subjects of the King of Creation."

What was your favorite part of the ceremony?

Scout and Boo 

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