Yes I’m one “of those” who got up early to watch the marriage of Lady Diana Spencer to HRH Prince Charles some 30 years ago. Watched the introduction of pudgy baby “Wills” to the press and to the world. Saw the footage of Wills taking off to pre-school with “Mummy” by his side. Watched with sorrow as he and brother Harry walked solemnly behind her, as the Royal cortege snaked through London to the sounds of the horses clip-clopped feet.
Miss Catherine “Kate” Middleton appears down-to-earth, level-headed, and poised. She’s older and more experienced than virginal aristocratic Diana was upon her engagement. But what we know about her is what has been carefully orchestrated for us to know; I don’t know either one but yet, somehow I feel I do.
So it’s with a bit of parental angst that I’ll take in all the excitement as the wedding plans unfold. After all, no one does pomp & circumstance better than the British Monarchy. But for Diana’s sake, I truly do hope they are granted a small measure of space…without us in it.