To each his own. To me my own.

A Royal Occasion

I did it… I indulged myself. Call me crazy if you will, though I personally prefer the word romantic. This past Monday, I put in for a vacation day on April 29th. This is the date of the Royal Wedding.

Having had ancestors that hailed from Wales, as well as certain parts of Scotland and Ireland, the Royal Family has always held a special place in my heart. Truth be told, in my own lifetime, I believe it all started with Diana. Of course it started with Diana. Was there a person in existence who didn’t love her? She was the epitome of grace, dignity and beauty – with a kind and caring heart. Her tragic death was a blow to the world.

I’ll never forget where I was when I heard the news. My husband, daughter and I were at the beach celebrating our tenth anniversary. That dreaded news, which we’d stayed up late in apprehension of, came during the wee hours of Sunday morning. I had to wear shades to hide my hideously swollen eyes for the remainder of the trip. These memories are still as fresh as if they’d happened just yesterday.

On his eighteenth birthday, Prince William received from his grandmother a new coat of arms, or crest. He chose to commemorate his mother by including a red scallop shell (escallop gules) prominent in the Spencer ancestors’ coats of arms, four times on his – though one must have sharp eyes to catch it. I’ve always loved what we usually refer to as a ‘sea shell’, but never knew of the association with Princess Diana’s own crest or of the commemoration by her son. I find this so very special.


Prince William and his beautiful bride Catherine Middleton (Kate) will have their own fairy-tale wedding on that last Friday in April. I like to think that Diana will somehow be granted a view of her first-born son and his Princess as they begin their life’s journey together as one.

On March 2nd, the website designed for the Royal Wedding was unveiled. Needless to say, I wasted no time popping that little address into my VIP bookmarklets.

So happy for the two of them…


8 responses

  1. They are a beautiful couple for sure. I remember the death of Diana. It was sad indeed. Blessings, Bonnie…

    March 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    • Bonnie

      I believe it will be a storybook wedding. Blessings to you, Carol Ann.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:19 am

  2. We have a bank holiday for the day over here, i think we will all be watching 🙂

    March 10, 2011 at 5:56 am

    • Bonnie

      It’s going to be so beautiful – I’m glad to hear you’ve got the day off Vix!! 🙂

      March 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

  3. Helen

    First I’d like to say, I LOVE their engagement pictures! Prince Charles would NEVER pose like that Diana. You just didn’t see the love in Charles and Diana like you do with Wills and Kate. I too remember what I was doing when I heard the news. I was up late watching tv when the news broke. It was like someone had punched me in the stomach! I was praying hard that Diana would live, but we know that wasn’t the case. I did not know Diana like I would know a friend, but I felt like I did. That was the magic of her. She didn’t live very long, but in the short time she was here, she instilled in her son{s} everything that was good in her. Both of her boys are so loved and they return that love to the “People”. I know she is watching her first born from Heaven and is bursting with the pride that only a mom can have. Yes, she will be at her son’s wedding because she’s in his heart. I will be watching the wedding just like I watched Charles and Diana’s wedding, only this time, I KNOW it’s a REAL fairytale wedding!!

    March 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    • Bonnie

      Helen, you and I think so alike on this subject. I love everything you just said and couldn’t agree with you more! It’s so great to know so many of you love and appreciate the Royal Family like I do. I’m looking SO forward to the wedding – fairytale is right!! 🙂

      March 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  4. I had no clue there was a website. Thanks for posting the link!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks, Thoughts – I was happy to find it myself!!

      March 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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