Hi, Baukjen here.
Tomorrow the Royal Wedding will take place. I remember the day Lady Diana (as she was called then) and Prince Charles got married. I was a little girl at the time and my friends and I were all very excited. We were all totally in awe of Lady Diana and this was a fairytale wedding. We bought a cake (their faces were on the icing), mugs and coins. On the day itself we were glued to the TV and loved every moment. It was 1981 and the other excitement of that year was the Simon & Garfunkel concert in Central Park, New York. My family played their music endlessly and to date I wish I had been there.
When my husband (Geoff) and I married, he surprised me during the ceremony by singing a song from this concert knowing it was one of my favourites; Bridge over Troubled Water. He is not an accomplished singer but there wasn’t a dry eye in the house at the end of the song. Decades later, Simon & Garfunkel visited London and did a concert in Hyde Park that Geoff and I went to; we loved every second of it.
1981, though so many years ago, was a special one.
Let’s hope 2011 is a special year too. We all wish the royal couple lots of happiness and all the best for the future.