Our fascination here in the U.S. with the royal family is one of those unexplainable phenomena, but isn’t it fun to watch, share the joy and the pageantry and imagine what William and Catherine’s life together will be like?
I suspect their marriage will be more solid than that of William’s parents — they are older than the Diana, who was 20 on the day of her fairy tale wedding to Prince Charles. And they seem to have a more “typical” relationship, meeting in college and sticking it out through thick and thin over an 8-year courtship — depending on which timeline you believe — before tying the knot.
Part of our fixation, I’m sure, has to do with wanting to see William happy after the very unhappy events of his childhood, culminating in the tragic death of his mother. It’s sad to think about how happy Diana would have been today, and how much today’s events, and those leading up to it, might have made William miss her even more.
As a mom, I can’t imagine not seeing my kids happy and sharing such wonderful life milestones. God-willing I’ll be the mother of the groom — twice. And since both boys are now in their 20s, it may not be too far in the future before it happens.
As for William, he should know that today he had millions of mothers, all watching from around the world!