Monday, November 27, 2017
#MicroblogMondays: Royal engagement (pass the Kleenex...)
"Why are you crying??" dh asked. I couldn't quite explain -- I wasn't quite sure myself. But when I thought about it, I could think of several reasons why I might have reacted the way I did.
First, I love royal weddings (who doesn't??) -- I don't think I've missed one since Princess Anne's (her first marriage in 1973, when I was 12). Another wedding, another link in the chain extending back into my past.
Then I realized just how long I've been watching royal weddings (eek), and how many. And I suddenly felt very old. :p
I thought about Harry's parents' wedding, and everything that came after that -- and how happy Diana would have been to see this day. Diana was the same age I am -- meaning that, in a different life, Harry could have been my son. (Gulp.) I thought, briefly, about my own little girl, who will never be a bride, and the lifetime of milestones that we've missed out on with her.
I thought about how, not that very long ago, a marriage between a British royal prince and a divorced, biracial American actress could never have happened. I thought about King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and Princess Margaret & Peter Townsend, and how far we have come since those days.
And I guess I was happy to see Harry happy, and finally find the right girl, after several previous romances didn't work out.
(And, quite possibly, I'm just a sentimental sap, lol.)
Congratulations to the happy couple! :)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.