I have not watched a Royal wedding before.
Not start to finish.
I did not watch Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding even though I thought/think they are a great match and are very much in love.
In the past, I have been more than happy to watch the highlights on the nightly news shows.
And I did not set out to watch Harry and Meghan’s wedding today either.
I woke up at 5:30 am, like normal, and turned on the TV.
And there it was – streaming live.
I thought I’d have it on in the background and go about things on my computer.
I was wrong.
I was sucked in like almost everyone else, and happily so.
I didn’t get a thing done on my computer because I was hooked to my TV for 4.5 hours.
At times, I had tears streaming down my face, and I even found myself thinking….I want to get married.
Um. That is unheard of in my world. I am not the marrying type. At least that has not been a “goal” of mine to date.
And that thought didn’t just pop into my head (and maybe even into my heart this time too) because of today’s ceremony and all of the regal and “royalness” going on.
It stemmed from the connection Meghan and Harry share.
These two people together are very special on so many levels, in my opinion.
I think they are going to do a lot of good in the world together.
I have never been married, so I am not sure I really have a wise say in the matter, but, I really do think that getting married in your 30s (or later) is perfect.
In doing so, each person has had the time to “live a life” on their own, as well as define who they are. And in doing so, each person really does have something to share with the other.
The fact that Meghan and Harry are in love, for real, wow, that makes this union just about perfect for/to me.
Not to mention the fact that I would love to date (and/or marry) an English or Australian man just to hear him talk! hahaha
Now that really has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember, not the marrying part, but the being in a loving relationship with an English or Australian man. hahahaha
I could listen to him talk about…just about almost anything,…and I could do so for…um, just about forever.
Meghan and Harry are changing the British monarchy without even trying. They are changing it by being who they each are, and by being in love and uniting.
I could not help but to think on many occasions during the event, Meghan and her mom, at some point or another (or many), had to have the thought…
Meghan: Holy Bleep! I am a Princess, a Real Life Princess!
Doria (Meghan’s mom): Holy Bleep! My daughter is a Princess, a Real Life Princess!
I am sure they don’t cuss, but that is how it played out in my head.
Meghan walking herself down the aisle was priceless and powerful.
You go girl.
If I ever get married, I am walking (or rolling) myself down the aisle.
I really do wish them the best of the VERY best in their life together.
I look forward to seeing what they create together in the years to come.
PS – Her mom has a nose ring, teaches yoga and is a social worker….um, that totally rocks. Plus some!
Another PS – Meghan really isn’t a Princess. She has become…Her Royal Highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
She is now royalty, and that is absolutely amazing!
There is NO way she or her parents, back in the day, ever really thought….You know, one day I think (my daughter) I will straight up become royalty.
God Bless America.
God Bless the Queen.
But in all seriousness, God Bless us all (as in the world, all religions, all colors, all anything). We all could use it.
Best Wishes, and then some, to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex…