Friday, 29 April 2011
The Royal Wedding!
I've never really been much of a Monarchist if I'm completely honest... I'm not exactly against the Royal Family, I've just never really given it much of a thought. Living in the North of England, the monarchy doesn't really have much of an impact... or effect, on everyday life. Their aristocratic lives couldn't be further removed from Northern English life and they so rarely venture our way. That said, even I couldn't help but be moved and intrigued by the events of today: The Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton: or, as they have now been entitled: The Duke an Duchess of Cambridge
I would say there are two main reasons why I was so enthralled by the wedding (though I must confess to having slept through most of it, watched it later recorded and pressed "fast foreword" through some of the "boring bits"... Sorry Wills!). The first reason has got be the way in which William and Harry portray themselves in public. They are young and refreshing and seem to understand the modern British world in a way their predecessors cannot. Their was a very relaxed attitude to their demeanour today and they seemed truly awed by the spectacle of wellwishers that greeted them! There was also the way in which William and Kate looked at each other at the alter: innocent, honest and in love. This was no show, it seemed to the millions watching like a real life fairytale had come true. Believe me, I never expected to feel this way about it!!
The second reason I was glued to my TV was because I, like so many others, waited with excitement to see the best kept secret in modern media: what and who Kate would be wearing! I have to say I was overjoyed to see that she had chosen Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen: it was by far the favourite choice for most of us! The ivory and lace gown was absolutely stunning and suited the demure, classically elegant Kate to a tee.
Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Were you as enthralled by the spectacle as I was?
I may just be a converted Royalist. Maybe. I love happy endings.
Little Rachael xxx