hile I don't consider myself a complete nut for all things royal, there are probably those who would disagree...
I have been known to buy tabloid magazines (People, etc., not the wild stuff like The Star or The Inquirer!) with the rationalization that a royal figure is on the cover, and my love for all things Princess Diana has been well-known for many years... And I did, after all, stand in the rain for hours in 1986 for the chance to see her come to Kelowna, B.C. (during the Expo '86 tour of Chuck&Di), and just happened to get to shake her hand, and then of course didn't wash said hand for ages. As in, weeks. And I do remember exactly where I was (at a party) in 1997 when I heard she'd been in an accident, and I went home that night fully expecting to hear that she was fine, just in the hospital, and sat glued to the telly all during the funeral... Yep, just your average, run-of-the-mill royal freak...
So, of course, it was with a little bit of joy that I anticipated Prince William's engagement and soon-to-happen wedding to the lovely Kate Middleton. And, in addition to the requisite magazines (no books yet...) and commemorative publications, I have indulged (and been indulged with) a few little pieces of memorabilia.
I thought I would share...
ceramic company online and HAD to get this mug. It just arrived yesterday and I LOVE it. It feels all delicate and fine-china-y too, which you know means I will break it in about a week or so... nuts. I really hope not.
shop on Etsy, of course.
Remember the famous saying (but can't remember WHO said it, I think maybe her sister Sarah?), when Di wanted to back out of the wedding and she was told she couldn't, because her face was on the tea towels? Yeah, not a great thing to think back on when remembering your wedding. Sad beginnings... sad ending too.
But enough of sadness. This is going to be one happy, happy wedding, I can feel it. And you can see it, watching those two grown up people (no silly 19-year-old virgins here!) look forward to a life together. That girl Kate knows what she's in for, it seems, and kudos to her for still signing up. She must really love that boy Wills!
I'm looking forward to watching the hullabaloo, even though I know that will make me one sleep-deprived girl for my all-day meetings on Friday. Sigh. But some things are worth it. Try not to be too jealous of my tiny little royal wedding collection. (But I totally understand if you can't help it.)
Are you staying up to watch the royal wedding?