Saturday, April 9, 2011

The royal wedding

Thirty years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night so I wouldn't miss a minute of the Prince Charles-Lady Diana Spencer wedding.

It was all anyone was talking about -- real "social media." The press coverage of the event and the young marriage might have actually be connected to the glossy magazine obsession I had through all of the eighties. Am I the only girls forever scared to be photographed in a skirt after this?

And then there were the paper dolls...

It was only after I had booked spring break tickets to London -- to catch a few shows in the West End (Keira Knightly in The Children's Hour and Allison Steadman in Blythe Spirit) and visit with friends, too -- that I realized I will be only be missing the upcoming royal nuptials by about a week.
Fingers crossed there's some terrific Will and Kate commemorative paraphernalia in the markets. I think these bode well, but on a related note, I wish I had never discovered Tom Tierney paperdolls on Amazon...

1 comment:

  1. Uh, Wendy, you are not the only one paranoid about being photographed in a skirt. I thought I was the only one.