Up until this week, I really haven’t paid any attention to the whole “William and Kate Saga.” I was vaguely aware that they were dating and knew when they got engaged, but I didn’t have the Royal Wedding marked on my calendar. Then I accidentally watched the William and Kate movie on Lifetime with my family (I say accidentally because we were all just too lazy to change the channel). Then the next day we watched specials on TLC about Kate, Diana, and the Royal Family. Eeeeeep! That was enough to give me the fever!
After many hours of tv watching, I can practically tell you Kate and Wills entire romantic saga and I am eagerly awaiting the big reveal of her wedding dress. I will be setting my alarm for 3:45 tomorrow morning, so I can catch all the goings on. I want to be able to tell all of my great nieces and nephews what it was like to watch it happen live.
I feel like I have my own special connection to the wedding since I have seen all of the Royals in person (except for the elusive Harry). I saw Prince Charles and the Queen at the September 11th Memorial at St. Paul’s Cathedral. I actually saw William walking down the sidewalk in St. Andrews. I literally passed by him on the same sidewalk. We were only 4 feet apart!!! I am proud to say that I remained relatively calm and it was my mom who freaked out and was poking me in the arm stage whispering “GET OUT YOUR CAMERA!” He gave me a thankful smile as we walked past when I DID NOT do anything silly and American like whip out my camera. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. I can still see exactly what he looked like in my head. That was back in the day when he was still hot and had all his hair (but he was wearing a baseball cap so it didn’t matter).
Will you be waking up to watch the wedding?? I know several people who are taking the day off so they can watch it. I wish I could do that, but I will just have to suck it up and deal.