Friday’s the big day for William and Kate, which means Saturday we might be able to turn on the news and actually find out what’s going on in the rest of the world. It seems as though, in my social media circles, all the cool kids don’t care, but I’m hoping to see most of it before we start family time for the weekend.
I wouldn’t say I have Royal Wedding Fever. I’m not getting dressed up and wearing a hat. My exposure to the hoopla’s mostly limited to the segments of GMA I see while drinking my morning coffee. I’m not loading up on souvenirs, though it’s so very tempting to buy this mug highlighted on Regretsy:
I think, for me, it’s nostalgia. When Charles and Diana married, I was not only an eight-year-old girl, but we were living in England. Talk about being swept up in a fairy tale! I watched the wedding with my mom and fell in love with a real-life princess in a pouffy dress and horse-drawn carriage.
I was a little saddened by their divorce, but mostly just gave a disillusioned sigh and moved on. I sat and cried the night she died, though, hoping the news reports were wrong. And I cried during her funeral. The fairy tale princess of my childhood was gone.
And now her son’s getting married. Through the media lens, I’ve seen almost every milestone of his life so, yes, I’ll be happy to see this joyous occasion. And my inner eight-year-old girl will be happily oohing and aahing over another fairy tale princess.
How about you? Do you plan on watching Friday or are you just waiting for the news coverage to return to news again?