I tell you, it’s great to be part of the Commonwealth, especially around Royal Wedding time. As far side subjects of the British royal family, Australian's have basked, wallowed and bathed in royal wedding madness. But can you ever overdose on a good wedding?
Not me. I sat through six and a half hours of TV coverage and enjoyed every moment. I even baked (fresh scones, with jam and cream) and dragged out the Royal Doulton Tea Set to set the mood. My kids thought I’d gone mad, but I sat through Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding, and our own Princess Mary as she married Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark. Why stop now?
I don’t think I’ve smiled so much at the TV in ages. I waited anxiously for the guests to arrive, watched William and Harry (big braid shoulders) traveling in the plush Bentley Limousine, and followed Catherine’s slow progress to meet her prince charming. I’m still interested in the wedding even days later and I’ve picked up my souvenir color magazine to store away today.
The bride’s dress was gorgeous, the ceremony perfect. The music really made the celebration so sweet. Did I wish I could lip read during the service? Hell, yes! But thankfully I got all the translations later. For my money, you cannot go past the British BBC coverage of any royal event. Our Aussie commentators didn’t know their stuff, so I quickly switched channels.
For those of you interested in the history of William’s new titles, the Buckingham Palace website has a detailed press release.