I am just watching some highlights from today's royal wedding on the news, and it is still making me feel warm and fuzzy like it did when I watched it live this morning. I actually didn't think I would get to watch it live because of having two youngsters to look after and the fact that my OH refused to have it on the TV! However, he chose to catch up on some paperwork upstairs in his office all day so I was able to watch it - despite Burton's best efforts to get me to put Toy Story on for him!!
I am not a Royalist by any means, but I have a soft spot for William (and Harry) because I respected and admired their mother, and was very excited when she and Charles wed back in 1981.
I had a scrapbook back then with newspaper cuttings of the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diane, so when they got married I remember now what I did that day. Shame I never kept that scrapbook - would have made an interesting read now! I also remember excitedly awaiting William to be born as it was near my own birthday in June.
I thought today's wedding was beautiful and Kate was so elegant and every bit the perfect choice for our future queen. I really hope this marriage does not end in divorce as they seem so very happy and confident together. It must be strange for Kate's parents - it's not like they can ever invite their new family members over for a BBQ is it? They, along with Prince Charles, must have been very proud of their first born today.
It has also been great to see our nation celebrating the wedding in such a British way. Whether that be in London cheering on the wedding guests, or those people who held street parties or similar 'do's' in their towns and villages. In our current economic climate where times are hard, it has been lovely to see our nation let their hair down and come together as one.