Archive for April, 2011

Kate - ready to become a Princess

As millions of people all around the globe were glued to their televisions, computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, mobile phones and any of the other technologies out there that could bring the Royal Wedding into their living rooms, businesses, cars, and all of the other places our mobile technologies can bring it to, watching and listening to one of the most famous weddings of the decade, we were only 3 hours away from London, from the massive crowds that lined the streets surrounding the route of the Royal Wedding.

The Queen at the Wedding

The Queen at the Royal Wedding

We felt the energy and excitement as we watched from 8am until 4pm, every media moment leading up to and after the wedding, and then the wedding ceremony, and then watched the replay of the ceremony before turning off the television and computer to go to bed as Will & Kate and their friends partied the night away.

"With this Ring..."

"With this Ring..."

We had the best seats in the house as we watched every detail of the wedding beginning with the arrival of the guests, family, through the procession,  ceremony, and exit by all from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace. We had a bird’s eye view of it all.

The Carriages

The Carriages are Ready

Oh yeah – the weather. As I mentioned yesterday, how was the weather for the wedding day?  Fortunately for Will & Kate the weather people were wrong this time. Not showery as predicted, but just a bit overcast for part of the morning. No rain and it actually warmed up as the  sunshine appeared just in time for the wedding to begin. It was a picture perfect day – a celebration to remember. An awesome day was had by all.

On the Balcony

On the Balcony at Buckingham Palace

The Kiss

The Kiss

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The weather started off with early morning overcast and a bit chilly, however by the afternoon it became warm and sunny.  Beautiful does not always refer to the weather – even though the English are obsessed with the weather. After living in England for almost three years, I have a real understanding of why they are so focused on the weather.

Tomorrow is the Royal Wedding. Of course the first thing that everybody is focused on is “The Weather.” A close second is all of the preparation – the food, the guests, wedding dress, carriages, the route, everything timed to the second.

And the big question remains, “What is the weather going to be for the wedding?”

We have waited months for the big day and it has finally arrived. We will all be glued to the television for hours tomorrow not to miss a minute of this very big day.

We just returned from Southern California where we celebrated our son Jonathan and Elizabeth’s wedding – our “American Royal Wedding.”  February 26th 2011.

In Southern California we do not really have weather. You can count on many days of sunshine each year, so the chances of it raining during this time of the year is minimal. Having said that, the weather forecast for the day of the wedding was rain – “Oh no,” everybody said. I assured them that we were going to have sunshine, not rain for the wedding – an important detail since the wedding was outdoors. Needless to say it did rain – in fact it poured and the wind blew the entire night before the wedding. I said, “Good let it get it out of it’s system.” Sure enough, we woke up to sunshine, blue skies,  picture perfect weather for a picture perfect wedding day.

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