A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Where were you in 1981?

With the build up to Wills and Kate's (I just can't call her Katherine) wedding next week, I just can't help thinking about past Royal Weddings. While all of the Queen's children have now married (or re-married), Charles and Diana's has always stood out as one of the most important Royal Weddings of our time.

Obviously there has been comparisons today with Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981 but I don't quite think that the 2011 wedding will quite have the 1980's excesses that really defined the era from Diana's dress with the 25 foot train and the glass carriage that took her to her royal destiny.  The whole country stopped still to watch them kiss on the balcony.  So I wondered, where were you in 1981?

I was 9 1/2 in 1981 and that summer me and my family were at Butlins in Skegness with a coachload of family and friends.  On the day of the wedding, every function room, bar and lounge had television screens showing the wedding.  It was a beautiful long, hot summer day, just perfect for a wedding.

7 comments:

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I was on holiday in Tenerife and was completely gutted about missing the wedding as I was obsessed by Diana and totally loved her. My boyfriend recording it on Video for me and I watched the whole day, on tape after tape, before I even unpacked! I was 18 I think? I used to buy Diana Annuals, they are still at my Mums! When she died, as I worked in London at the time, I went from the City to Kensington Palace and laid flowers and to see everything that people had left was amazing. I still believe the British Government were behind her death and nobody will ever change my mind, far too many cover ups for my liking.

Pearl Westwood said...

Hello beautiful Marc J shoes!! In 1981 I was just being born, well actually I hadn't been born at the time of the wedding, not till October.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

In 1981, I was not even born!!!
Customized T-Shirt Print

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-me and my mum camped out for the Royal Wedding, it was such a wonderful experience and we got great views too!! xx

Victoria said...

I was a mere twinkle in my Dad's eye (as he would say) in 1981, 2 years before I was born infact, before my parents had even met! :)

Really like the new layout sweets xxx

Young at Heart said...

Me and my boyfriend came up to London to stay with a friend and watched the fireworks the night before ........we'd never seen anything like them.....and then walked back to his flat......the next day we all went back down to the country to party an the pub until the early hours!!

CameronPoe2409 said...

Ladies thank you for sharing your memories or the fact that you were little twinkles in your parents' eyes (god I feel old now). Hope you enjoy this Royal Wedding xx