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Saturday, April 30, 2011

My thoughts on the wedding...

I am sure you are all sitting on the couch right now, pushing the newspapers aside thinking, "what were Donna's thoughts on the wedding?"

Love to help...

I thought it rocked. I loved the colors, loved her dress, loved that her sister looked fabulous....(she brought new life to bridesmaids dresses - no longer will bridesmaids have to suffer, they can throw it back on the bride, give me a Pippa dress!)

My two favorite moments? the first was the Queen and Camilla - the Queen shakes hands with all the Abbey boys...skips a courtesying (did I make up that word?) Camilla who went in for a kiss, oops, no kiss for Camilla...kiss for Charles, and on down the aisle in her fabulous yellow hat. No matter what, the royal gig is tough..even for Prince Charles wife.

Second favorite, actually my favorite..was when they went out on the balcony and Kate saw all of England standing there...her very real reaction? "Oh wow!"


And that one little flower girl...I loved her face!!

I hope the "common" part of her never goes away. When I was younger my friend Beth shared with me her thoughts about adoption. She felt adoption was a fabulous idea for any blood adopting Kate into the royal family is a great certainly was good for the economy of Britain. The sale of mugs alone will help the bottom line considerably!

As for me and my all-royal-all-the-time life this past week, my diction is better, my posture is straighter and I feel a need to polish the silver. All things British is not so bad actually - I have also been saying 'actually' a lot. I also feel a need to garden.....

It was fabulous that Kate looked like a medieval Queen......William the Conqueror could have been there. I loved all the trees in the Abbey and the fact that there weren't any sinister characters lurking about..that is one thing medieval stories always have, the wicked stepmother, the uncle who should have the throne..all those fabulous folks shuffling around...this was just hats, feathers, uniforms and royal subjects. See, in England even the regular people are royal!

And they were all so happy.....Isn't it good to find something to celebrate? with my new crisp diction, straighter posture and shiny silver, I am going to find something to celebrate every day..I can't depend on England to put a wedding together just to get me to shine my silver.

My best to everyone getting married....I hope everyone wears a hat!


  1. As always, a lovely read. Thanks.

    This actually makes me think of the day just prior to Easter. I think I was about 7 years old. My mom told us we had to polish the silver. This started images of myself as being a princess. (Not an unusual practice for a little girl, I suppose.) When the time came to do that, my sisters and I all gathered around the dining room table with the silver chest in the center. Not long into the process, I found myself declaring that it was "just like doing dishes". It was then that I realized that princesses HAVE silver. Someone else polishes it.

    Enjoy your silver. Even if you have to polish it yourself.

  2. I really enjoyed your take on things...especially since I missed it all. Thank you Donna!

  3. Great report and thoughts on the royal wedding, Donna. I thoroughly enjoyed it, too!


  4. I too did a Royal Post - ha ha because I loved it!
    I also noticed the little girl with the hands over her ears - that was so funny. Mark my words in 20 years they'll be showing that and then showing that little girl all grown up.

    I LOVED Pippa's dress too - she was gorgeous and I love her name - so cute!!

    And Kate's "Wow" was the best! It is so neat to see that she can still be surprised that all those people were out there. I hope she stays common and normal and lovely too!!

    It was nice to see some happy news in the world!

  5. I was so delighted with the wedding dress, it has sleeves! It has lace...wonderful shape to it, not that sleeveless barebacked nonsense that has been so popular lately. Back to beauty! And the groom wore red, with a blue banner...awesome, it looked so similar to my daughters drum major outfit from marching band we totally loved it. :)

  6. OK I said I wouldnt watch. I lied. The wife recorded it so I had to. Really!

    I didnt see it all but I thought it was really nice. The actual marriage part was very simple, not like the circus I was expecting. I think I enjoyed it. Dont tell no one.

  7. I loved your thoughts on the royal wedding. You are wonderful, as always!

  8. I loved the royal wedding and I love your profile pic :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. I've just had a lovley old time reading your blog. Julie Harward sent me over and I'm so glad she did. Thanks for sharing your stories, beliefs and values. No wonder Julie loves to visit you!

    Best wishes always,