Kate Middleton and Prince William Fever — Will You Be Watching the Royal Wedding?

by Janice

I admit it.

I will be watching.

Prince-William-Kate-Middleton-Royal-WeddingProbably live. (I am often up working at 2am anyway, so turning on the Royal Wedding while I work isn’t that crazy for me.)

I just can’t help myself.

I remember sitting cross legged in the shag carpet in our family den, staring up at the TV and wishing, so hard it hurt, that I could be one of the flower girls holding Diana’s train.

I was seven years old. I could never imagine agony and deceit behind that day. To me, she was a princess — a real life storybook.

So, I just can’t resist watching now, thirty years later, as a much wiser woman walks down the aisle to meet Diana’s beloved son, Prince William.

To me, this royal wedding is fascinating, as Kate Middleton chooses Royal Life — a life that has included betrayal, divorce, and even beheading, for “lucky” royal brides.

But Kate Middleton seems like she will be able to take on the Royal Family and win. She appears to be strong, independent, and capable.

While no marriage, let alone the marriage between the future King and Queen of England, is without challenges and compromises, I am placing my bets on Kate!

What about YOU?

Will you be watching? Or does even the mere mention of the Royal Wedding irritate you?

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Written by Janice Croze, Mom Blogger and 5 Minutes For Mom Co-Founder
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1 hotpants™ April 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Coverage starts at 4 am where I am with the wedding taking place around 5:30. I’m taking a power nap and setting the alarm. I can’t wait! (Don’t tell my boss, but I took a personal day to watch.) That’s how much I want to see!


2 Janice April 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm

That is awesome! I hope your boss doesn’t read us! LOL


3 Nancy April 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I’ll be watching–and I have a really great hat!


4 Janice April 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Enjoy! :)


5 Hillary--Mrs. Einstein April 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I’ll check out some of the coverage online (we don’t have cable). I’m way too excited about this! It’s a royal wedding! How cool is that? :)


6 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

There is live streaming! So great! http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/


7 Tarasview April 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

oh I thought Diana was the prettiest princess I had ever seen :) I find it all quite fascinating!


8 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm

We Canadians are loyal to our British Princesses! ;)


9 Brooke April 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I will be watching it at 6 am on my iPad!


10 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

:) Sounds like a good plan! It will be 3am for me, so a little more brutal!


11 Charisse April 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

crazy! Coverage starts at 3am for me…I’ll be waiiiiting. Otherwise, I’m tuning in to the recap (or both) lol


12 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I think I will end up doign a bit of both!


13 Debbie April 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Would love to, but coverage starts at 1:00 a.m. here for me. I hope they show it again later in the day, I would love to share this magical moment with my little one.


14 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

They will be showing it ALL DAY AND ALL EVENING! lol So no worries! :)


15 Heather April 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I will be watching. I grew up reading all of my mom’s historical romance novels thinking how that is so far from reality. To see it actually happening in my lifetime…AMAZING!! Seriously…THIS IS THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!


16 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

It is so sweet! I really hope it stays sweet! :)


17 jennybek April 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I’ll be watching live, with my daughter. And IM-ing my mom and sis. Way too excited about this.


18 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

That is so fun! I will be watching all by myself probably. But maybe my mom will be up watching too!


19 jennybek April 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Maybe find out if she will be, and call her to share it??? I feel like a little girl again, getting this excited.


20 lian April 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

Lucky me, coverage starts at 3pm for me. Like everybody else, I can’t wait to see the wedding dress. She’ll make a beautiful bride.


21 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Now THAT is a good time zone!


22 Barbie April 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

I watched Princess Diana get married live, and dreamed of some day growing up and marrying a prince! I will choose to sleep and catch up in the morning. Thank God for the DVR!


23 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Yes – DVR is sooo fabulous! Enjoy!


24 Alexandra, The Beverly Hills Mom April 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

I am going to a brunch event and will be viewing the wedding from 11:00 pst until 1:30 pst with my friend Catherine Oxenberg – she is second cousin to Prince Charles and will give me the scoop! Keep an eye on Twitter (alexandra90210) and BeverlyHillsMom.com for live posts and tweets! Catherine’s blog post about how she’s related to the House of Windsor and how she almost married Prince Andrew: http://catherineoxenberg.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/my-almost-royal-wedding/


25 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

WOW!!! Heading over to read now and I will follow you guys too! How fun! :)


26 Janice April 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Just read Catherine’s post — amazing!!!! Wow. So incredible! I can’t wait to read more of her posts. What stories she must have and she is wonderful writer!


27 Dimitra April 28, 2011 at 4:24 am

I will be watching it live. We are only 2 hours ahead here:) We won’t get many opportunities to watch such events:) Maybe once or twice in a lifetime. Hehe!

Dimitra from


28 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

enjoy! that is great to be so close!


29 Nolie April 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

Originally I wasn’t going to watch it and I was getting really sick of hearing about it 24/7. As the time approaches though I find myself more curious and can almost guarantee I will be looking for clips online of it.


30 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I bet most people will look at least a little – I mean it will be everywhere.


31 Nolie April 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

A secret between us and everyone else who read this which isn’t my family. I just set the PVR to record it lol


32 grace April 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

wedding of the century! everyone will be watching!
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33 Janice April 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

it will be fabulous for sure! But I think it is fun that they say the century — since it is pretty early in this century! LOL


34 Maricris of Zensible Mama April 28, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I’ll probably watch the re-run since I can’t watch the live one. Did you upload a video to congratulate them in their Royal Channel?


35 Kathi Lake April 29, 2011 at 12:07 am

My daughter and I will watch it live and have a ‘Princess Party’ where we wear our best dresses, and have tea and scones. Goofy, but she is sooooo excited! I have to admit, I am a bit as well. :)


36 Susan April 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

Oh that is so sweet…. how fun!


37 Rachel April 29, 2011 at 2:24 am

My entire family is British so I can’t admit that I’m NOT watching but I just like my sleep too much. My mom actually dragged me out of bed in the middle of the night when I was a kid to meet Princess Diana in person. The only thing I even remember about it is that I got a Hello Kitty coloring book out of the deal.


38 Susan April 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

So funny!!!!


39 A Daft Scots Lass April 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

I will be watching but South Africa is only an hour in front of UK London time anyway. So I’ll be watching from 9am. 6 minutes to go!


40 Bundles of Blossoms April 29, 2011 at 9:52 am

I was up at 2:45 am (I’m in Illinois) and I wouldn’t have missed this for the world! I feel just like you. I was 7 and watching Diana and Charles, the pregnancies, the death, and now this beautiful union of marriage between incredible peeps! I really missed Diana today, but she was totally there in spirit-you could just feel her. It’s a real life fairytale right before our eyes. With all of the doom and gloom in todays world it just feels right to feel something magical filled with hope and love. Oh ya, the two kisses were pretty fabulous to-HA!

By the way Harry & Pippa are super super cute and did you see Kate’s brother James-totally a cutie, too! I would love to be at the reception that Pippa is throwing tonight (there will be disco balls there I heard) LOL!


41 Char April 30, 2011 at 12:32 am

It was such a beautiful wedding. When you get a chance, come on by and check out my post on our ‘royal play date’.
Have an awesome weekend!


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