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Come midday (London time) this upcoming May 19th, I will be glued to my telly to catch Prince Harry marry his Meghan.
And oh the wonderings I have. What might The Dress look like? How far will they stray from royal protocol? Will Harry cry?
And it got me to thinking; what makes a royal wedding feel so darned special?
The idea for my latest Harlequin Romance book sparked from an image of a runaway bride in a huuuuge dress standing in the middle of a rain-soaked country lane. Mascara stained tears wavering down her cheeks, she swears and curses and growls at her shoe which has become stuck stuck in the mud. When the hero comes driving around the corner in a nifty little sports car and nearly runs her down...
Fun meet cute, right?
But then, for some reason, I looked over her imaginary shoulder, back in the direction from where she'd run, to find - gasp! - an honest to goodness castle! For - oh my! - the man she had left standing at the altar, so stoic and concerned and jilted was none other than a prince!
And suddenly a perfectly fine idea became so incandescent I might have swooned.
Because Prince! Castle! Tiaras! Not one Royal Wedding but two!
Okay... Pausing a moment here to take a breathe...
Hearing news that anyone is getting married gives me happy chills. For a wedding is a lovely thing. And its not the dress, the cake, the pretty decor (though all that is nice too). It's the fact that two people are so in love they wish to declare their feelings, their hopes, their determination to hang onto one another through thick and thin for the rest of their lives, to everyone they know and love.
Stick all that in a fairy tale castle and suddenly its more than a romantic heart can bear.
But you know what? Even if the royal family announced the wedding was to take place by a swamp, at midnight, dress standard: hessian sacks, I'd be cheering them Harry and Meghan on. Because royal or no, the best thing about Harry and Meghan's upcoming big day is Harry and Meghan. How in love, how determined, how hopeful they seem.
I wish them both as much happy as they can cram into their ever after.
Will you be watching? Do you have high hopes for the adorable couple? What do you think Meghan's dress will look like? Or would you prefer to eat worms than hear another word about it ;)?
(For anyone who just can't wait, my Royals of Vallemont duet - Rescuing the Runaway Bride and Amber and the Rogue Prince - is out now the world over! Head to my website for links. xxx)