Thursday, November 18, 2010

A new Royal to love!

She was plucked out of her life, a sweet, innocent nanny.  She lived in a flat with three gal pals.  Then, for five months before the wedding, she had to live in the cold, damp castle with the queen.  Well, not quite, but almost.  Lady Di did have to live with the queen, in her own apartment, reportedly to be protected from the press.
Lady Di as the Nanny in the scandalous skirt.
 This photo rocked everyone's wold because of the sheer skirt and the outline of her legs.
Prim and Precious Princess
 I loved Lady Di.  I read everything I could ever get my hands on and looked at every photograph.  She was so fashionable and stylish.  And the horrible Prince Charles made her miserable by carrying on with the hideously ugly Camilla Parker Bowles.  How I despised that woman.  I still despise her to this day.  How could a man who had such a beautiful young wife want to cavort with the likes of his mistress.  Shudders.
Lady Di weds Prince Charles July 29, 1981
 I can't remember what time the wedding between Lady Di and Prince Charles was on television, but I got up in the wee hours and sat on the end of our bed and watched the wedding live on our little portable television.  My then-husband complained saying how it would be on reruns all day long.  (It was.)  Oh, but I wanted to see it live! 
Lady Di and I were pregnant together.  She was pregnant with William who was born on June 21, 1982 and I was pregnant with my daughter who was born on July 7, 1982.
Then Lady Di died on my son's birthday on August 31, 1997.  My son was ten years old on that night and we had been to Cracker Barrel to celebrate.  He wore a coonskin cap that night, much to the horror of his older sister.  When we walked into the house, my phone was ringing.  It was a friend who knew of my adoration for Lady Di.  "Turn on the television!" she said.  It was so sad.
Charles & Di, William & Katie
 I think it is perfectly fitting and wonderful that William gave Katie his mother's engagement ring.  And I love what he had to say about it- that he wanted her to be a part of it all and to be remembered. 
Harry & Katie
 Isn't Katie adorable?  I'm so excited!  A new Royal to love!  Oh, how I love to love a Royal!
Adorable in feather hat.
What's not to love?


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I hope she and William will find the happiness that eluded Charles and Di.

They will have to work for it - - - but I'd like them to have it.

Bailey and Cali - Two Pups, One Tale said...

glad to see that someone else is all excited about the royal engagement. I have been trying to watch everything on tv about Kate (she is absolutely adorable). The dateline NBC a few nights ago was really good. My husband thinks I am nuts.

My middle name is Diana (after Lady Di). William is only a little bit younger than I am, and I have to say that I had a semi crush on him when I was younger :-). I grew up in Europe and even though we weren't in England, my country still followed the royal family very closely ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am excited as well.
I just hope William is as kind and wonderful as his mother.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

It would be nice that a royal marriage could truly be a happy union, rather than what they usually are...shams, fake faces and miserable people living separate lives in their castles.
Hoping this couple will not be the norm....happiness is long overdue for those boys.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I was pregnant with Camille at the same time. She was put into such a hard life but made the best of it didn't she? I have loved watching her boys grow up!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, I had an addiction to Princess Di too, bought all her books and yes I love her fashion sense. When she died it was so sad. Her boys sure have a side of there Mother in them. I love it. Sandy:O)

Laurie said...

I loved Diana, too. My mom was always fascinated by her, so I grew up always knowing about her and what was going on. It was so sad when she died. I thought it was so sweet William gave Kate Diana's ring. It's nice to see that William seems to be a good person, just like his mom.

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