Thursday, April 26, 2012

William and Kate's Anniversary

It all began for me here ......

Diana and Charles           via

July 29, 1981 was a Wednesday (yes, I looked it up) my mother, sister and I watched every LIVE minute of the broadcast.  Either we got up very early or stayed up all night - that I can not recall.

It was a time of unreliable VHS tapes and recording devices, so our only choice was to cuddle up on the family room sofa and watch.  Unlike today with the ability to pause, the only break from our television vigil were for commercials. Those wee hours of the day went on and on and blissfully on....  (Diana and I were 20 years old.)


With this post, I honor the Anniversary of April 29, 2011. 

It was Friday. (yes, I looked it up!)  I had set the alarm for 2:30 AM. (I think) Without blinking, I remotely activated the television at the foot of my bed to watch the ceremony LIVE.

Yes, I had set the DVR on the HD big screen downstairs in the family room, but it was a matter of wanting to be there - or at least there with the assistance of the NBC broadcast - with all the millions of others who would be joining me - there just isn't anything better than LIVE!

I only had to stay awake for an hour or so to watch the brides arrival, ceremony and most of the parade back to Buckingham Palace.  I am quite sure I waited to watch the balcony kiss(es) on replay as I vividly remember dozing through the beginning of my second (middle of the night!) hour.

About 7AM I arose to assemble my royal brunch see Daughter off to school. (I was surprised disappointed she politely said no to my offer to have her miss school in order to watch THE Wedding!)

It was 9:30ish when I made my way back downstairs to assemble my Royal Brunch.

Mostly English goodies - some marked "Royal" and others of Scottish origin.

Yes.  I baked fresh scones!  An omelet of Collier's white cheddar, maybe "English Breakfast" tea served in my Great Grandmother's teapot from England.  (I honestly, can not "make out" or recall what the green stuff is next to the omelet - this was before I had this blog, and picture quality was not a concern.)

On to the replay!  The guests arrive!

Oh la la Mr. Beckham!

Those dear, dear girls.

Brunch Munched - I know I had 3 scones!

I did care about the photo design!  Green stuff is obviously a garnish of parsley.

And then during the week following, I received this in an email .....

(no credit given)               Disney for sure!         Coincidence ?

Cheers!  Linda   :-)


  1. Linda,
    Can't believe it's been a year already. I also got up to watch both weddings! I think I was 14 when Diana I watched Charles and Diana. I still can't believe she is gone. Her son is her greatest legacy. I think he will be a good king someday.

    I'm a total anglophile!! We could have had our scones together!


    1. Oh good! Now I know who to celebrate with when the baby announcement is made! And if Charles becomes King... (You would protest, would you not?) we'll come up with black scones to match our armbands! :-)


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Cheers! Linda


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