Shannon Stacey

Wedding bells

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?

12 comments to “Wedding bells”

  1. Melanie S.
      · April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

    I am very thankful for TIVO. I will be taping the days festivities than watching them with my sil’s. Plans are to all lounge around in our pj’s with our favorite munchies Friday night.

  2. Emma Cunningham
      · April 26th, 2011 at 10:29 am · Link

    I want to watch the wedding, but not enough to wake up at 3AM. I’m hoping for reruns.

    I like weddings. :)

    Also, that picture on the mug looks more like Harry than William…? Am I seeing things…?

  3. Shannon
      · April 26th, 2011 at 10:40 am · Link

    I think it starts around 6am my time, which is when I get up and stare at the TV and suck down coffee. Hopefully I’ll get to see some of it.

    And that is Harry on the mug. I don’t know how somebody could make that mistake, but it’s why I’m almost amused enough to buy one. :)

  4. Lynda the Guppy
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Link

    I’m totally watching! LOL. So is most of my family, although we’re not watching it together. We do have family plans early early on Friday, so we’re going to be exhausted by Friday night. Eep!

    Oh, and I’m taping it. Just in case.

    I watched Diana’s wedding with my mom, and we watched Fergie’s wedding, too, so now it’s very nearly a tradition.

    And I cried when I first heard the reports, too. It’s one of only 2 times in my life I’ve cried when someone famous (infamous?) has died.

  5. Shannonannon
      · April 26th, 2011 at 5:11 pm · Link

    I am so excited about the wedding. I might wear a hat, but it will only be because I already have one!

  6. Emma Cunningham
      · April 26th, 2011 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Now I want a failmug, too.

  7. Shannon
      · April 26th, 2011 at 5:31 pm · Link

    I honestly thought about buying one, but I couldn’t bring myself to give them my credit card number.

  8. library addict
      · April 26th, 2011 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I was living in England at the time too (but older than 8 :P ).

    I do plan to watch. I’m planning to do so on BBC America as they’ll be carrying the feed from BBC1.

  9. Jewell
      · April 27th, 2011 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Oh, yeah, that is SO mugfail.

  10. Jewell
      · April 27th, 2011 at 6:24 pm · Link

    And, dang, like messed up stamps, we should all buy that mug. Store the sucker for later value!

  11. Shannon
      · April 28th, 2011 at 9:56 am · Link

    Speaking of messed up stamps, did y’all see that the new Statue of Liberty stamp is not actually the Statue of Liberty, but a replica at a Vegas casino?

    That made me laugh and laugh. While shaking my head.

  12. Jewell
      · April 28th, 2011 at 5:44 pm · Link

    Hahahaha. The Vegas statue?

    I really can’t find words for that, other than…nope, no words printable come to mind.

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