First question: Did you get up early to watch the Royal Wedding LIVE of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?
Second question: Did you get up early years ago to watch the Royal Wedding LIVE of Prince William and Kate Middleton?
Third Question: Do you even know what I’m talking about? (That was said in a British accent though you couldn’t hear it in this digital ink.)
I did – for both.
There’s something very exciting about getting caught up in the excitement and happiness of a Royal Wedding. Like the kind of fairy tales we’ve grown up watching: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty. Seeing a girl’s dreams come true and her being loved by handsome prince. And living happily ever after – though you never know for sure – but thankfully the cartoons always end after the wedding, so you believe it is true.
Years ago, my family and I got up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Leading up to it we watched movies about the couple’s romance.
We did it again for Meghan and Harry’s wedding, which meant being up by 3:00 a.m. PST.
But it was exciting and fun. We of course also watched a movie about the couple’s romance, though you wonder how much of those private, secret conversations are actually true? We watched parts of documentaries and also coverage of Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981. Which was sad…
So now my thoughts on Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding…
First off, Harry sighed a lot. And he seemed like a nervous groom. Not Meghan, who seemed happy and to embrace the whole occasion.
Her dress… first off, Meghan looked beautiful! But I was hoping for more with her dress. Maybe for more lace, more something, to be wrinkle-free and to fit better. If anyone’s wedding dress should fit perfectly, you think it would be hers. Hard to understand that one. Her veil was beautiful and her dress was pretty.
Meghan’s mother looked sweet and beautiful. She also looked concerned for her baby.
I was disappointed her father was not attending the wedding or walking her down the aisle. Prince Charles met her halfway though and filled in the gap.
As Harry spoke his wedding vows, I recalled the footage of Prince Charles making his wedding vows to Diana and hoped Harry would keep them. When Meghan gave hers, it was hard not to remember she had already broken her wedding vows from a previous marriage… and wonder, will she keep these?
The looks on some of the faces during the ceremony… I just hoped people could keep smiling, happy, camera-friendly expressions on their faces during the whole wedding just in case they were caught on camera, because after all, much of the whole world was watching! How hard can that be?
Oh the Bishop. Anyone who watched the wedding knows about the Bishop. I just wondered… was he really allotted that length of time to speak at the wedding… or did he just run with it? Hey, after all, this is LIVE and a Royal Wedding and in England… who’s going to cause a scene to ask the Bishop to close? The Bishop said a lot of good things though and gave a great delivery!
I really do like the Christian faith incorporated into the wedding and ceremony.
And props to Harry for wearing a wedding ring, unlike Prince William.
And the cello player was so good! He did an amazing job on all three songs while the bride and groom signed the marriage license behind the scenes.
It would have been nice when Harry and Meghan returned to have the traditional announcement, “I now present to you Prince Harry and Meghan…” and also for a ceremony kiss.
Also think the location, St. George’s Chapel was a great choice. The wedding carriage with the bride and groom riding through the charming streets looked lovely. And the weather was great. Oh now I’m talking about the weather…
So why do people love a Royal Wedding?
Because, whether they know it or not, they have a deep inner longing in their hearts they may not even be aware of to know the King of kings and the Prince of Peace. It’s a picture of God’s love for us and how when we join our lives with him, we join His kingdom. We become part of God’s royalty and receive a great inheritance. And He will never leave us nor forsake us or kick us out of His kingdom when we come to him with sincere hearts to ask for forgiveness and give our lives to Him through the gift of His Son Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection. And when we do, we’re invited to the great wedding supper of the Lamb.