It is an exciting day today; Princess Diana's son Prince William is getting married.
In the front row at the cathedral will be William's mother Diana. She will wear her famous Diana smile, the one reserved just for her children. She is proud. Her baby is grown up and yes today he is getting married. Did Princess Diana have a hand in the choice of who is to become his bride. Absolutely!
Diana was a wonderful mother. She loved her boys with all her heart and they her. Princes William and Harry will always feel and know that their Mother is right there beside them.
Diana loves the fact that William has chosen Kate, and that Kate is wearing her engagement ring. There has been talk about the failed marriage and association with the ring; is it a bad omen? It is NOT true. Kate knows and feels Diana's approval. William would not be with Kate if he didn't love her or know that he had his Mothers full approval. The 'famous' ring signifies Diana's blessing and each sparkle from that ring is a flash from Diana's smile. It is as rare as the love this couple has declared for each other.
William is in Love. He didn't settle for second best. His mother taught him that. Diana ensured her boys knew what love is, and from the 'other side' that they would and will find love.
When Kate sweeps down the aisle, Diana will be standing beaming at her new Daughter-in-law. Diana will be there helping Kate stand up to the Royal Family.
Kate will not be a push over and she will not be maneuvered by the Rules of the Royal Family. Kate will be Kate, just as Diana was Diana.
Kate will be strong and she will stand by her man. It is not an easy journey for this young couple over the next couple of years. But their heads will be held high and the people will love both William and Kate equally. There will be huge changes within the Palace when William takes the throne, he is the peoples Prince just as Diana was the peoples Princess.
William will lead by example, his compassion and strength will amaze the everyone. William will always respect his Grandmother, but he definitely will set his own rules. The last few years England has grown tired of the Royal Family, and is not supportive of the crown. William will turn those feelings around for the people of England. Once again the country will shout Long Live the King. William will be a King the people will be proud of. He will continue to help the people, and will hold his Mother's charities close to his heart.
Are there children in the young royals future? Yes indeed, I see first a boy and then a girl. The boy will not sit still for a moment, and will be busy, busy; he will be a ham for the camera and always up to no good. The future heir is just the thing the stale cold castle needs. His laughter will light up the palace and he will have the most amazing eyes. The little girl will be shy and quiet. She will have a love of books and history. Her little smile is breath taking (like Princess Catherine), she will be wearing hats and pretty shoes. She will love to be dressed up.
There is new life flowing into a stuffy old palace and we are blessed to be able to be a part of it. Where Diana has left a hole, Kate now comes in to fill it. Kate will have Diana's input, her presence and guidance. Diana will ensure her son is happy and gives this couple her blessing.
Look really close Diana will be sitting in the front row. She will be walking out right behind her Son, and will wave gently at the crowds. Diana's ghost is no longer haunting the castle or constantly reminding the walls of her tragic and bitter past. She is now laying those memories to rest and waiting for those walls to fill with the laughter of her soon to be grandchildren.
The future now looks bright for the Royal Family and once again the Royals have Diana to thank for that.
** images Mario Testino