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Friday, April 29, 2011

Weddings

Yes I just watched the royal wedding, and so did my husband.  Every single step.  I was curious about the dress, and just having had my own version of a royal wedding I wanted to compare notes.  I think we stacked up pretty good.  Natali's dress was gorgeous and Kate's dress was perfect for her.  Weddings are lovely.  And royal weddings are a curiosity.  I have a soft spot for William too.  He was born in June just a few months after my first son Nathan.   Harry was born around the same time as Brad, so both boys are similar in age to mine. 
I think the loss of Diana was the saddest thing for those boys.
And I am a royalist at heart.
I have always favoured the Queen.
When I was in Kindergarten, we had a photo on the wall of the Queen
It was this one..........
I thought she was special.  She looked special.  She looked like she would look after us. (I was a child of war refugees in Australia).  And she looked like a mum - actually my friends mum across the street!  (I think it was the hair style - not much else.)  I loved singing God save the Queen at assembly.  I saw a documentary about her on TV.  She had corgis, and they went to Balmoral castle for the summer.  There was Charles and Princess Anne, young Prince Andrew and even little PrinceEdward who must have been only about 2 years old at that time ( I don't remember the year).  Even though she was the Queen, she had a family and did family things, not just governing a country from a big throne.  I still think the Queen is wonderful.  I am sure she thinks some of the antics of her family are most embarrasing, but doesn't every family have problems? I like having a Queen.  I'm not too keen on Charles, but I like William and Kate.  I wish them all the best.  I hope the love they feel today lasts them their lifetime.  I hope the world doesn't become too much of a mess before they come to power.  And I hope we will still have a King in the future.  Because I like the idea of someone in a little country on the other side of the globe having some say in how we govern ourselves - because Australia was populated by those british convicts anyway!  It doesn't make sense, but it has been like this all these years, why change it - if it ain't broke - don't fix it!  Long live the Queen...............

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