So the Royal Wedding is only a few days away, and love 'em or hate 'em, we're all being treated to a bank holiday which seems nicer than your bog-standard wedding.
Personally, my love for the Royals has a deep-seated history. It all began 14 years ago- 1997. I was seven years old, living in Germany, playing with my Polly Pocket in front of the telly, when the colourful characters on my TV screen were blocked by alarming red banners across it. With my newly found reading skills, I could just make out that something terrible had happened… a princess in England had… DIED?! Now, being 7 years old I still lived in a fairy world where dragons were definitely, 100% real and I was still awaiting my Hogwarts letter, so the fact that a princess could actually die came as a massive shock. Needless to say, my mum was quite alarmed when she walked into the lounge to find me in floods of tears and howling 'NOT A PRINCE-EH-EH-ESSSSS!'
But my parents were to become increasingly worried for my welfare, as over the next few weeks I sat grieving in my room, cutting my Barbie dolls hair into Diana bobs and bawling every time 'Candle in the Wind' came on the radio. I demanded the 3-CD Diana tribute CD when it came out and would sit solemnly in my room listening to it whilst rearranging my Beanie Babies so that the purple bear adorned with a white rose (another Diana tribute) had pride of place, front and centre. I would tell my mother that my life’s plan was to marry Harry or William so that I could be closer to Diana's spirit.
Sadly, unless I run down the aisle screaming ‘I OBJECT!’ I think my chances with William are pretty much zero-to-none (so here’s hoping that Harry likes red-heads). I’m still mega-excited for the big day though, although I have drawn the short straw and have to work on Friday. Nevertheless, I will be out in full spirit, wearing a Union Jack dress to work (that may or may not have been hanging in my wardrobe anyway from a Ginger Spice costume) and using my commemorative Kate and Will tea-towel. So if you plan to come to the Park Street Wedding Party then look out for me, going Royal Wedding crazy (who knows, I may be quite generous with my free samples…).
Have a good bank holiday, and remember to stay sweet!
Red Velvet xx