I am so excited about the upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. I plan on setting my alarm clock next Friday promptly at 4:00am--just like I did to watch the nupitals of Princess Diana and Prince Charles way back in 1981. There is something magical about the way the British do Pomp and Circumstance. No other country in the world can come close to doing weddings and funerals like they do. There's the bright-red uniforms and black-plumed head gear of the Royal Guard marching in perfect unison. There's the masses of British citizens waving the Union Jack while watching the newly-wed prince and princess riding in a glass carriage--just like the one Cinderella took to the ball.
I think that's what makes us women go ga-ga over royal weddings. We feel like we're little girls again, reading happily-ever-after stories of Snow White and Cinderella. In our daily lives we are all too often reminded that fairytales don't come true. But when we see the likes of Princess Diana, and now Kate Middleton walking down an aisle towards a life of royalty, we regain hope that maybe the stories we believed in as a kid are real.
It's as though these newly-crowned princesses resurrect our child dreams of an idyllic future. Just watching the whole spectacle makes us feel hopeful and excited for them. And that optimism brightens the view of our own future. So cheers to our future king and queen of England!