The pomp and circumstance, the revelry…I’d love to be a Brit right now and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. These are the kind of celebrations I thrive on – where strangers get together in good or horrid weather and show their patriotism. The traditions and formality that have lasted through the years makes me wish for more civility here.
The difference from celebrations in the USA is that we don’t have Royalty. And Royalty means fairytales and dreams. I don’t like dressing up, but I can’t get enough of seeing what Kate and Pippa wear. I couldn’t imagine one of those huge hats on my noggin, but they look like their heads were made for them. Yes, you’d find me in a gown and hat in a split second if I had the chance and were in England.
When the Queen smiles, her eyes light up. Her husband, Prince Philip laughs so easily and gets the others to join in. Seeing Prince Charles and Camilla together brings back memories of Princess Diana, but just for a fleeting moment. It’s refreshing to see that Camilla is there, that the Queen, though steeped in tradition has made some 21st century decisions. And Prince Harry, catch me while I swoon.
Did you watch any of the Diamond Jubilee?
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