|Peanut Butter Sweetheart Scones, Royal Raspberry Tartlets from the Pink Princess Tea Parties book, Tiara Toasts with Nutella and Strawberry Gems and tea, of course!|
And yes... we wore tiaras!
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves. ~ Royal Wedding sermon of the Bishop of London
I am by no means an anglophile, but who doesn't love weddings? And a royal wedding is an historic occasion. So what induced me to get up at 4 am to turn on the telly and tune in to the show? (My girls joined in around 4:45am but like Margaret's boys, my guys kept their eyes tucked in bed until all kissing was over!) Well, I remember watching his parents' wedding with my mom. To a young girl of 7 it was a real life fairy tale come true but sadly, as we witnessed over the years, it was as much make believe as anything the Grimm Brothers could concoct.
But this marriage seems genuine. They really do seem to be friends who are very much in love with each other. Whatever gripes may be had with previous or current royal scandals it seems as if most people, some of who have suffered through similar scandals on a much smaller scale, really do want these two to have a real happily ever after. That seems to be a unifying desire. Here's hoping!
Here are my thoughts for Margaret, once she's awake. Feel free to chime in:
1. I loved that she chose to wear her hair down so that William would recognize her as the woman he loved.
2. She looked very calm to me, but her Dad looked like he needed a stiff drink!
3. Wills was so adorable, not looking at her until she was right behind him. And Harry! What a character that guy is. You know the ribbing he was giving William helped to lighten his mood and keep him on his feet!
4. The Bishop of London reminded me of Anthony Hopkins. Not sure why. The Archbishop of Canterbury could have totally passed for the bishop in The Princess Bride!
5. The vows were very sweet. I hope they truly do cherish, honor and protect each other.
6. Wonderful! I also loved hearing the reference to St. Catherine of Siena when the Bishop began his sermon.