On Friday, April 29, everyone was glued to their TVs watching the royal wedding and commenting on everything from Kate’s dress to the kiss on the balcony. It was truly an event that people will talk about years to come. What struck me was the massive crowd that seemed to fill every inch outside of Westminster Abbey as eager visiters and locals eagerly watched for the bride and the royals and their guests to arrive. I have never seen so many people in my life–except of course, at St. Peter’s Square.
I was impressed by the decorations of the Abbey. A lot of work and preparation went into that. And the red carpet which winded itself from the door all the way to the altar seemed endless and it seemed to take Kate and her father forever to get to where a nervous Prince William and a smiling Prince Harry stood.
Kate looked stunning in her dress which was reminscent of the one worn by Princess Grace. Kate looked regal in her tiara and William handsome in his outfit. They looked like the perfect. William even told Kate that she looked beautiful. No doubt, Kate was nervous. Who wouldn’t be? All those eyes watching her not just in the Abbey but from around the world as she exchanged vows with the man she was meant to be with.
One of my co-workers could relate to the fact that William and Kate once split up but got back together again. Barbara mentioned that she and her husband broke up but then they got back together and now they are married with two children. Sometimes, it takes a breakup for two people to realize that they belong together.
Despite her nervousness, Kate held it together and she looked elegant. However, I could almost sense the sigh of relief from her as she and William left the Abbey. They looked relaxed as they rode in the open carriage and waved to the delighted crowd. Kate laughed after she and William kissed and the crowd roared. The hard part was behind her. Now she can enjoy her new role as William’s wife and get used to the titles of Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.
Overall, it was wonderful wedding. My only regret is that Princess Diana was not there to see her son marry the girl of his dreams. For William, though, she was there in spirit. He explained to the press at St. Jame’s Palace why he gave Kate his late mother’s engagement ring. “It is very special to me. It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together” (http://celebrifi.com/gossip/Prince-William-Why-I-Proposed-With-Princess-Dis-Engagement-Ring-4008676.html).
William and Kate’s wedding was a fairytale come through and the message is that when two people are meant to be together they will be. Their love story has inspired many of us.
Notes to Women wish the royal couple a future filled with happiness, good health and God’s blessings.
If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.