It was 1981 and I was 6 years old. My mother, who lived in London in her 20's and was always a bit of an anglophile, woke me up at 3 or 4 am. Greeting with a cup of hot chocolate, we sat together in the dark, and watched the making of a real-life princess.
I have vivid memories of sitting there watching the procession of Lady -soon to be Princess - Diana. In her fabulous white fairy tale gown, her crown and that TRAIN...it was like my princess books come to life. I was enchanted. My mom, who always loved Charles, cried. It's a memory I will have for the rest of my life.
While we all know how that fairy tale ended, we now have a new Princess tale to fantasize about... the little "commoner" girl who meets the dashing prince at school and wins his heart. Now in line to possibly be Queen of England one day. It's the stuff Disney movies are made of.
Congrats to Prince William and Kate! SO CAN'T WAIT for that wedding! I may need to have a sleepover with my mom that night.