I lived in London for a semester in college, but that wasn't where my love (ok, ok, obsession) with the royal family started. I actually have no idea when it started as it seems I've always been fascinated by this family and their history.
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So when William and Kate announced their engagement, I knew I would be watching it live. Even when it turned out that watching it live meant I'd be up for hours in the middle of the night.
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I thought Kate's dress was absolutely gorgeous. Classic, elegant and perfectly her. I loved that Will glanced over his shoulder as she walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, even though tradition dictated that he wait to look at her until she was standing at his side. But that he just couldn't help himself after Harry whispered "Wait til you see her." That he told her she looked beautiful. And that he joked with her father, saying that they were supposed to have a small, family affair.
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They both looked nervous, but they both looked so happy. Exactly as two people should look when they get married, even if their wedding did happen to take place in front of approximately two billion people. They spent many years both together and apart before reaching this moment - walking into it with both eyes open and having each other to lean on for support. I hope they have a life of happiness together, starting with their wedding today (and their party with friends tonight! Man I hope details leak about what happened there), and lasting far into the future.
As the Bishop of London said when beginning his sermon, "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."