I was at work, the first time I heard about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement; it was December last year. When they had announced their wedding date, 19th of May 2018 felt ages away then. Now they’re husband and wife. Goodness, where did the time go?
Anyway, I was at Windsor Castle last Saturday when the most awaited royal wedding happened. It wasn’t a proper plan, but my family and I happened to be staying half an hour away from Windsor that weekend. That Saturday morning when I turned on the TV, we were all still in our PJs in the room as we watched the wedding being broadcasted. I just had to get ready and decided to go because it would be a huge missed not to.
My sister and I arrived right on time (thanks Dad for dropping us) when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came out of the chapel on a horse carriage, but sadly, we were a bit too short to see them. *sighs*
But this is a screenshot I got from the video that my sister took (credit to her achy right arm). Well, at least her camera witnessed the royal couple.
Of course then, there were marching bands.
As it get too crowded, we decided to move along. It was also a very sunny day at 22 degrees.
A lot of freebies were given away that day. We got balloons and M&S shopping bag.
While I took pictures of my sister, a nice lady came to me asking if we want a picture together? Of course I said yes. She was holding a flute of champagne at the time so she called out her son to hold it for her. But then her son offered to take our picture instead. Thank God he took two, I look funny in the other one. It was so nice of them, we appreciated it so much. #thankyoustrangers
We then made our way to the Long Walk (to take pictures with a nice backdrop of the castle was all in my mind at the time, since we missed out the couple on their horse carriage).
It was definitely a long walk, but such a worthy sight!
Food trucks on both sides all along the way. Some of them definitely tempted our fasting souls, but we managed to fight it somehow (phewww).
Finally, we made it to the gate! Well, that’s that. Unless we got invited into the castle, I think I like the sight better when we were just halfway through the Long Walk.
Anyway, it was a lovely experience to be part of the crowd, celebrating the royal wedding at the exact place it was held at. We were pretty knackered at the end of the day, but looking back through the pictures, I’m glad that we went.
I have heard quite a lot of controversies and read too many opinions regarding to Meghan being made into the royal family. Most Americans and black people are proud of her, but some British don’t think she’s good enough to be part of the British royal family. Well, I’m not a royal, nor am I a British, but I personally like Meghan. I think both Prince Harry and Meghan were lucky to have found each other. They’re both so independent and quite a rebel each in their own way, but we can tell they love each other very much – and I think that’s all that matters. Congratulations to both of them and I hope their marriage will last for as long as they both shall live!
My favourite bits from the wedding:
- Meghan’s veil. *hearts eyes all over*
- When Prince Charles walked Meghan down the aisle. It was just a really heartwarming sight.
- When Prince Harry said “Hi” to his bride after he struggled to open her veil. Aha, cute.
- The way they looked at each other. Urgh.
- The fact that Princess Diana’s favourite flowers were included in Meghan’s bouquet.
Also, I just really adore Princess Charlotte (most adorable princess yet).
And how cute is this picture?
How about you? How involved were you in the Royal Wedding? Do you like the couple or do you think the whole thing was just a big of a hype?
Thank you for reading this post!
May you have happy thoughts always,
P.S The last two picture were found on Google. All credits to the rightful owner, of course.