On the morning of May 19th, I’ll be up before dawn–brewing my tea exceedingly strong. I’ve been invited to a Royal Watch Party. The attire: hats and p.j.’s. Is anyone else as excited as I am?
I was 22 years old in 1981. I remember sitting beside my mother on the sofa, in the living room. Waiting with bated breath to see Lady Diana Spencer step out of a shimmering carriage at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Her dress…a pouf of ivory silk and ruffles.
Thirty years later, I sat in my own living room, with a group of friends. We saw Prince William of Wales wed beautiful British commoner Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Kate’s V-neck lace and long sleeves–the epitome of classic perfection.
In one week we will have another royal wedding. The world will watch and bid joy and happiness to England’s Prince Harry and American-born Meghan Markle. It’s likely Harry will be wearing a traditional British uniform, or perhaps a morning suit (formal daywear consisting of a tailcoat, trousers, top hat, and tie or cravat).
But what will Meghan Markle wear? Just for fun I am making a prediction based on Megan’s past sartorial choices.
If I had to use three words to describe Meghan’s style, they would be: Modern, clean, sophisticated.
No doubt Meghan realizes the royal wedding photos taken on May 19th will live on forever. Think about Grace Kelly. I wasn’t even born when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco, over 60 years ago. But I can still visualize their wedding portrait.
If I had to guess–and of course this is pure conjecture–how Meghan wants to feel on her wedding day, I would say: elegant, romantic, comfortable. That being said, here is my prediction for Meghan’s big day:
As for Hair: Up, with a slight pouf. Smallish earrings and a diamond tiara–of course.
When it comes to a wedding, everyone should have fun. And when a Royal Wedding comes around, we can all have fun pretending we’ve been invited!
And WE get to wear our pajamas!
Please let us know your plans and predictions for the Royal Wedding…we may not see another one for a very long time.