A Travel Into Wedding Royals
Even so, there happens to be a lady out there who’s already met the prince and all the more she’s marrying her prince, no later than tomorrow. Royalty, kings and queens and princes have accompanied many of us ever since our childhood, even though this happened only in stories…But even so, almost any of us has at least once heard people mentioning the so called blue blood falling into the veins of royal members, as they have also heard about the royal etiquette and whatever other captivating aspect concerning royalty. And since you declare yourself being fascinated by the idea of royalty and you may equally well wish to catch a glimpse of a royal wedding or how the prince makes his lady a princess then you’d better hurry and pack things to just head towards London.
As announced with trumpets and drums, the wedding between Prince William and Kate is going to take place tomorrow right there. The prince is to marry his Kate at Westminster Abbey on the 29th of April. As far as I’ve checked the calendar and the clock there happen to be just a few hours more till the much expected and anticipated royal wedding. It could thus be stated without being mistaken that whenever a royal member takes up the decision to marry the world sort of stops spinning and the wedding becomes the main stage, a stage towards which the eyes of the majority watch curiously. From all around the world the eyes are directed towards London…As such it gets to be your choice whether you wish to be part of this historic event or keep some distance and not mingle with the crowds watch everything on TV or on internet. Though if you happen to have the travel bug already installed in your being I doubt it you will resist such a temptation, a temptation that spells a royal wedding and a tour of London, a London in celebration.
As you all know it all started 8 years ago and continued with a period of knowing each other and became official sometime in October, somewhere in Kenya. It was there that “the prince got down on one knee”, but this only after flying both to remoteness. Remoteness to you may spell a remote island or a secluded corner in your garden, yet to Prince William remoteness spelled “a secluded lake on the slopes of Mount Kenya”. He designed his own asking of the hand ceremony and apparently he did it as a most skilled architect, taking into consideration every detail. And just in case you didn’t know this by now, rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth II “was in Kenya when her father died unexpectedly”. As such even though leaving England as a Princess she “came back from Kenya as a Queen”. As such, there have been numerous voices saying that there is no way prince’s William choice could have been a coincidence and that Kenya was chosen on purpose. After all, much like the Queen “Kate left England as a commoner and returned from Kenya as a would-be Queen.”
As far as I’ve heard things got a little bit crowded in London these days since armies of tourists have made up their mind to be there for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. And just to picture it how busy things can get there you should go there. Yet, just before doing this (perhaps you are already there) you’d better be told that you should equip yourself with a whole lot of patience, mainly because it is said that while in London these days you may equally well end up waiting in a row to cross the street. A lot of patience needed and a strong wish to take part at a historic event – I guess these are the things a tourist visiting London these days needs to have upon himself…
Then there is the wedding procession, a procession having a carefully planned route covering such places like Buckingham Palace and of course Westminster Abbey, the place where the wedding ceremony will take place. Yet, before getting there the ceremonial cortege “runs through St. James’s Park long The Mall; along Horse Guard Avenue past the Horse Guard Parade; and along Whitehall to Parliament Square” according to http://www.msnbc.msn.com. What is sure there is that people will most surely not remain in their hotel room while in London, if not for the wedding parade then surely because as Samuel Johnson once said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” There happen to be plenty of things to be seen there, starting with this special day for the royal family and continuing with significant spots defining British royalty.
As such, being a tourist in London these days may determine you to simply mix with the crowds filling the streets and sidewalks in the vicinity of the palace ground, looking forward to catching a glimpse at the couple of newlyweds. And once you got this chance you may equally well feel like witnessing the balcony scene (in this case not the one implying the names of Romeo and Juliet but the one involving the royals greeting the public). After all, things in reality are not much different from the ones depicted in movies about royalty!
Speaking about royalty, depending on your interest in British royalty you may feel like including in your visit a tour of museums, castles representative for the British monarchy. You may start your journey into monarchic landmarks with Buckingham Palace and while there watch the daily changing of the guard or you may equally well visit St. Paul’s Cathedral a cathedral that is well renowned if not for its beauty then certainly for having hosted the marriage of Princess Diana, William’ s mother. The pilgrimage into monarchic life may include the representative Tower of London, the place “where Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII was beheaded”. Your tour of London before or after the wedding may equally well include the National Gallery, building which hosts “paintings of kings and queens”.
And if the turning into princess process fascinates you and you’re more mesmerized by the wedding just about to take place than by Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace then you may feel like equally well digging into the likes and dislikes of the future princess or into what many have called the history of a royal courtship, this time a courtship involving Kate and William. If this happens to be your case then a clothing chain known under the name of Jigsaw should be included on your list of to see things and surely a stop at Mahiki, a nightclub where the prince is said to have called it a night after breaking up with Kate sometimes in the past of their long courtship.
Fascinated with London, fascinated with monarchy and most enchanted to take part in the show of a historical moment, namely the wedding of Kate and William! If this happens to be your case then rapidly hurry up to catch a place in the crowd on the streets of London! And why not attend such a wedding, even though not having been formally invited when thinking that according to Prince William’ s words you are just about to face, even though only from the crowd, a future princess whose “got a naughty sense of humor”, which as he said “kind of helps” him “because I’ve got a dirty sense of humor”. Hopefully these two types will grow old together and live happily ever after, much like depicted in movies and books.