Yes! I watched The Wedding.
This morning I awoke early. Not necessarily to watch live coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry to his American princess Megan Markel. But I thought, "Why not?" Folks, I was enraptured. Oh yes, I am a hopeless romantic.
|The Look of Love|
For one thing I am an Anglophile, through and through. My ancestry on both sides of my family is from England.
My paternal ancestry of Tipton's is from the Black County of the midlands.
My maternal ancestry of the Hadfield is also from Glossop, England, not far from where my paternal ancestors lived in the Midlands.
My paternal ancestor emigrated to this county in 1692 from Jamaica. His name was Jonathan Tipton and he was probably born in Jamaica after his father Edward Tipton was one of the colonist of Jamaica after England took over that colony from the Spanish. He left Jamaica after the Great Earthquake of 16-2 destroyed his barrel stave (for rum) making business. He emigrated to Baltimore County Maryland and produce many progeny of which I am the ninth generation American.
My maternal ancestor was Thomas Hadfield who emigrated to this country in 1854 via New York City with his wife Sarah and two young children William and Mary.
Although I am an unabashed Anglophile (I can name all the kings from before the Norman Invasion until today), I am a thorough American. But I do enjoy and derive a great deal of pleasure following the goings on of English royalty.
|Prince Harry and his best man, his brother Prince William arrive - lookin very spiffy guys!|
Today was special. Rarely have I seen two people more in love than Prince Harry and Megan. You can just tell by the expressions on their faces when they look at each other. I choked up more than once watching the wedding ceremony today.
|Megan and her mother arrive|
And what a perfect day for a wedding! The weather was ideal at Windsor Town in England where the wedding took place.
|A sermon by the head of the Episcopal Church to beat all sermons!|
With all the nastiness and bad news in the world today, what a pleasure it was to see something so perfect today.
Join me in wishing them much happiness.