I can’t believe to begin to describe how much fun I had this weekend. Sky News called me a few months ago and asked if I would commentate on the Royal Wedding, being an American in London, they wanted my take on Meghan and Harry! I squealed when I got oft the phone, and was so thrilled to get to be part of the action.
I arrived in Windsor on Friday morning and waited two hours to get my press accreditation. The crowds had already been lining the streets for days, waiting patiently to get a glimpse of the royal couple. I then went back on Friday evening to discuss the Saturday morning papers in two live segments from the castle grounds. Being on the grounds of Windsor, with the castle all lit up in the night sky and with the flower arch still being put together over St George’s Chapel was an experience I will never forget.
I was able to watch the wedding at home on Saturday (we through a big party, naturally) and then went back down to Windsor Castle on Sunday morning to talk all about the wedding on air. Even though the wedding was over, there was still an incredible buzz in the air. Sarah Hewson, the Sky News Presenter, even pulled Mini-AG on air to get her opinion on the wedding of the year! Something for her to tell her friends for years to come.
So lets break it ALL down.
I’ve had my doubts about good old Meghan Markle and her sparkle. The drama that ensued in the run up to her wedding made me cringe. But no matter how you feel about her, she looked incredible on her wedding day. The dress by Clare Waight Keller, the first woman to lead the house of Givenchy, was elegant, modern and simply stunning. The veil was hand embroidered to represent flowers from all 53 states of the Commonwealth and also included the California poppy. The tiara, from the Queen’s collection was worn by one of my favorite Royals, Princess Margaret, and it did indeed sparkle, just like Meghan.
We always knew Meghan was going to put her stamp on the wedding, but this was her show. In a hugely significant moment, Meghan walked herself down the aisle, vowed to honor, but not obey, and stole both American and British hearts doing it.
Reverend Michael Curry gave am impassioned speech about love, and one of the best parts of the service was watching the Brits squirm in their seats and he shouted and gesticulated, almost knocking the candles off the podium at one point. (Loved his sermon, but he maybe could have brought his tone down a notch for the Queen and her posse of stiff upper lipped royals?!)
The gospel choir sang “Stand by Me” and if you didn’t get chills when all that went down, I am not quite sure if you are human or not.
Finally, in what everyone is calling “The James Bond moment” the Harry and Meghan proceeded to get into a 1968 jaguar and drive to their reception, a party we wished we were all invited to. Meghan’s second dress, a bespoke Stella McCartney, was another lesson in effortless beauty.
I loved every single second of watching and reporting on this incredible day. I don’t think there will be another one like it for a generation. Thanks to all of you for your kind words on my instagram and for tuning in!
Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We are all going to have fun watching you!
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