I admit to being a bit of a confused Republican. I believe in democracy yet I love the romanticism of a Royal Wedding. I went totally gaga over the Swedish Princess Victoria’s nuptials last year and have been looking forward to tomorrow’s grand occasion here in London.
Unfortunately I’ll be working in the book shop in the afternoon so may miss the kiss on the balcony (I know!), but before that my nose will be firmly glued to our TV screen at home, while stuffing myself with fairy cakes Daughter has promised to bake.
For reasons I now really cannot remember, my dear colleague, the super PR woman of the shop, Danny, and I promised to wear hats and proper wedding outfits to mark the day. Now I cannot find anything suitable to wear.
While I’m panicking about dresses, shoes, hats and fascinators, Daughter is getting more and more excited about tomorrow’s events so we set off to get some Royal memorabilia. I took her to Selfridges where we found some rather tasteful things:
|KK Outlet bone china plate|
|Emma Bridgewater ‘For William and Kate’ mug|
But Daughter wanted something ‘with their faces on it’, so we went to a little less upmarket shop and got these:
|Two Kate and Wills flags from a tourist shop on Oxford Street|
And then tried to hide them for the bus ride home.
I think I might have given birth to another confused Republican…