A Royal Affair

That’s right. I was one of the crazies that woke up at 4 AM to watch the wedding of William and Kate. I was recording it on the DVR as well just in case I wasn’t able to convince myself to open my eyes. But once I rubbed my eyes and grabbed the remote, I flipped on the TV and I was hooked. I turned it on to see William making his way to the Abbey. Wow! Looking good! (I met William when my friend Becca and I went to London in 2004….well, we actually only met his wax figure at the Wax Museum, but pretty close, right?!)

Just watching everyone arrive for the wedding was so entertaining. The hats; the clothes; the tradition. So cool!

Then Kate arrived. I could feel the excitement building as we were waiting for her to get out of her car and see the gown everyone has speculated about for weeks. The moment arrived. One word: stunning. Her dress was beautiful. Tiara was simple (as far as tiaras go!) but lovely. Gorgeous veil and train.

During her long walk down the aisle I kept wondering what was going through her mind? Me, I would have been bawling! That much fanfare would have brought me to tears. I’m impressed she was able to hold it together. And how hard it must have been for William to stand there with his back to his bride while she made her way toward him. I loved how Harry peeked at her, then surely made some smart ass comment to his brother.

The ceremony was great. I loved the little looks and smiles they gave each other. It’s obvious they are so much in love!

Like most, I was disappointed by the first kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. I said out loud, “that’s it?!” I’m so glad the crowd made them try a second time. Much better!

Such an amazing day! I’m so glad I got to see it! It’s not every day that an ‘ordinary’ girl gets to marry a prince. It’s like every little girl’s dream coming true!

They’re replaying the wedding this evening on CNN and I’m finding myself getting sucked back in again! Oh no!

Just for fun: a pic of Becca and I in front of Buckingham Palace in '04!

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