Awwww, just watched the Royal Wedding. I can't help it, I am a royalist and I do love the Royal family. I must admit as I sit here I wonder why I didn't make the effort to actually go into the city and be there for real event but the coverage has been exceptional. I'm sure the atmosphere there would have been amazing but it has already reduced me to tears. All that is left now is the kiss on the balcony.
I wasn't born when Charles and Diana married but I have seen the footage and the photos and of course the kiss. A Royal wedding does seem to be the epitome of romance and class. Kate's dress was beautiful, just the right amount of elegance, she looked effortlessly regal despite its old-fashioned quality. I think it set the tone for the whole wedding.
I did cry during the service. For a long time after my divorce I viewed all weddings as pointless and stupid and would be filled with bitterness and rage but after the hurt had died down and time had passed, they began again to be a joyful occasion. It always fills me with joy to see two people marrying for love - it's almost like all things can be overcome and nothing bad will ever happen again. Today's wedding had me in floods, tears at the love, tears at the sadness of my own.
I hope that any future wedding of mine will be one of love and not sadness, it is a huge undertaking to be wedded to another. I don't think people realise the effect it does have on them, especially that change of identity and being known as someone elses' wife rather then yourself in your own right. I wish William and Kate all the luck in the world, we all know he will be king next and her life will change once more. Today is a sad day for her parents really - never again will Kate be able to just pop in for a cuppa or go for a shopping trip with her mum. In fact, I don't think she will really ever see her parents again and as she gripped her fathers hand during her walk up the aisle, it was clear that Kate knew she was also signing her 'normal' life away. For all their talk of normality, they can never get away from the fact that they are the country's prince and princess. Let us not forget that Diana was the People's Princess and I think the Duchess of Cambridge will soon follow in those footsteps.