Prince William and Kate Middleton - Friday 29th April.
It all brings back memories of my attendance at Charles & Diana's wedding day - 29th July 1981. Well, not quite an official invitation!
My mum, sister and I (I was 14 years old), together with a neighbour (and millions of others of course!), camped out the night before the 'fairytale' royal wedding, direclty oppostite Charing Cross Station in London. A night of no sleep at all. Walking down The Mall at 2am. Amazing crowds, flag waving, whistle blowing, horn tooting fun. Music, dancing, joy and anticipation. Cheering and waving our flags until our arms ached! The memories of that night are actually more vivid than the big event itself. Of course, all those carriages and official cars filled with royal families from around the world passed by us, the bride and groom, bands, horses, guards etc - but I don't recall much of that. Just the cheering and waving really!
Paper chairs from Cox & Cox
As a Brit living aboard, I won't get quite the same amount of wedding coverage or enthusiasm as my fellow Brits back home, but I will have the TV on throughout the day on 29th April. Waiting to see 'the dress' (such a BIG part of any wedding), and a friend is hosting a 'royal tea-party' for our Mums & Tots group. Everyone loves a wedding (don't they?), no matter whose it may be.
I'm curious. Are you interested in Prince William's wedding if you aren't from the UK?
Will you be watching, cheering, attending a street party or raising a glass etc to William and Kate?