Well, it's nearly here, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton!
Tomorrow morning, I shall be sat in my armchair from 8.30 a.m. for the rest of the day, just glued to the television. One of my friends has invited herself along as well, but I've told her that she's got to be very quiet!! We've had such glorious weather over here in England for the past couple of weeks, that it's just a shame that the weather forecasters are saying there could be some showers over London on the couple's big day. Still, I don't think that will dampen the spirits of the thousands of people that are expected to line the wedding route to cheer William and Kate on.
On BBC news this evening, they interviewed several people who had just flown in from America especially for the celebrations! They were just SO excited to be here. I must admit I love how Americans can get so excited about our very British events, with all the pomp and ceremony that will be on show to the world. The British are generally much more reserved, although the barriers did come down when Princess Diana was so tragically killed. The outpouring of grief was absolutely incredible. I sat down and watched the funeral with one of my daughters, and as the coffin came out of Kensington Palace, there was this weeping and wailing that carried on all the way until the coffin came to Westminster Abbey.
I'm sure William will be thinking of his mum on this very special day, as I will, and Princess Diana would have been so proud of him.
There is talk in the media here that on his marriage, William will be given a Dukedom. I do hope that's not true, and that they can just be Prince William and Princess Catherine, for a while at least. They seem far to young to be called the Duke and Duchess of .......
It does seem to be a genuine love story and I pray that this will be one royal marriage that will truly last. I hope, also, that the media will not put too much pressure on Kate, as they did with Diana.
Warmest congratulations to the happy couple!