Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Royal Wedding

Poor Mr.O. He's tired of all the news coverage of the royal wedding.

Not his cup of tea. Pity.

I admit I've caught royal wedding fever in the last few days. It stirs up fond memories when I was a ten year old girl. I recall waking up at four o'clock in the morning to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.

That spectacular event left a vivid impression on me. The glass carriage, the wedding gown, the tiara, the pomp and fanfare. This is the stuff that little girls dream of - a real life fairytale.

But as you know, there was no happily ever after.

Sad but true.

In these troubled times, it's no wonder to feel cynical; grief and despair. Even scepticism. Is the monarchy still relevant in the 21st century?

Only time will tell.

Like the rest of the world, I'll be watching bright and early on Friday. And hoping for some magic, nostalgia and true love.

A little good news wouldn't hurt.

No?

2 comments:

  1. I will be watching it too.. It will be showing in Singapore too.. even though we are having the general election and with all the rally and things related on the heat, I believe a little good news wont hurt.. *wink*

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  2. I remember the 1981 wedding too! I was 9 years old in the family room of our condo in Alaska when I watched it! Her dress and the tiara were dazzling. It's strange seeing the scenes from that wedding now as an adult; their body language spoke clearly that something was not quite fairytale there. Will and Kate's wedding was so different that way- they clearly love each other!:)

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