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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sunshine and A Royal Wedding ...

Hello to you all.  I hope all is well with you, wherever you are as you read this.  We have had some glorious weather here over the past week or so, and I have tried to take advantage of this by visiting gardens and going on coastal walks here in heavenly Devon, where all these gorgeous places are right on my doorstep. 

So then, we come to a very special wedding which will be taking place this Saturday, at Windsor, here in the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§.  Yes, it’s Harry and Meghan.  I wish them both every happiness - it’s clear that Harry is besotted, and I really do hope that Meghan realises exactly what she is taking on, by becoming a member of the Royal Family. Obviously, it’s all very exciting at the moment, but she will never again be able to just pop out to the shops on her own, or any of the simple things that we all take for granted. She will now always have to be accompanied by plain clothes armed Police Officers. Certainly she will live a life of luxury, but at what cost?

My sympathy at the moment is totally with Meghan’s father -at the time of writing, it is unclear whether he will even be attending the wedding, let alone walking his daughter down the aisle.  He has had the world’s press camped outside his door, and I feel, to be honest, that the Royal Family could have done much more to avoid this whole situation. Why on earth didn’t they bring her mum and dad over here a couple of weeks ago, to get them used to what was expected of them.  Again, I just can’t understand why Prince Harry hasn’t even met his future wife’s father.  To me, that’s not really good enough, although I know that he has met his future mother in law.  The poor man has rather just been left to hang out to dry, I feel.  Quite sad.  

But let’s wish them both every happiness as they start off on their married life together. I’m sure that they will try to do a lot of good with all the various Charities that they are involved with. I do feel that Diana lives on in both her boys, as they have so much empathy for the underdog.  

Congratulations to them both πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚


Suzanne Prickett said...

Hello Thisisme. So nice to see you here this morning. What lovely photos of the park gardens with the green terraces or steps and wildflowers. It is such a fresh and warming sight. You sure did get a great shot of the Marina and sailing project boat with the reflections showing in the water!

I was hoping you would speak of the Royal Wedding coming up on Saturday! I am hoping to get a glimpse of some of the festivities and, of course, her dress. My sister in Kansas is so excited, and there was a special on TV last night showing some of the preparations for the event. I agree with you, Meghan's life will forever change-to me, it would be scary. I love the Royal family, but I just want to wave and curtsy, if I can. I hope Meghan can adjust to the changes and have a wonderful life. I'm not sure what happened about her father not attending the wedding. The news said he has had some kind of surgery, and is recuperating. If he knew of the wedding, could he have scheduled the surgery at another time? It's all very odd, and I didn't realize that Prince Harry had yet to meet her father. It seems as though this has been an obstacle throughout the whole engagement period. Well, we can hope for the best! It is so admirable that William and Harry work to continue the loving and charitable contributions their beautiful mother gave to the world. She gave of herself! I adore her to this day!

Beautiful post, Diane. And, there is so much to admire in your gardens! Take care, dear friend...see you soon! ♥

Southhamsdarling said...

Hallo my Texan friend - as always, thank you for dropping by. I totally agree with you about Princess Diana! Her boys will ensure that her memory will always live on. Certainly, I wouldn’t want to be a ‘Royal’! Your life is never your own, especially these days when everyone is snapping away with their smart phones. As you say, only time will tell. I think the whole thing about her father is very strange, but there you go, perhaps we don’t know the whole story. I shall certainly be watching it all on television. Eli and Ruby have to wear red, white and blue to school tomorrow πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§. I suppose I should put the American flag in there as well! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ . I’m glad you enjoyed the photos today, Suzanne. Hugs ❤️