I’m not the kind of person who does things because others are doing it. I’m different like that. But because I am a hopeful romantic, I had to comply when the world stood still for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last Saturday and I’m glad I didn’t just follow the pictures on Instagram. It was indeed a “WOW” day, every moment of it.
My favorite part was that first kiss. “Aww”.
My daughter said, “Mommy, what happened?” “They kissed”, I said. You should have seen the look she gave me just for a regular kiss. LOL. But it wasn’t just a regular kiss. It wasn’t just another royal kiss either. For me, it was a seal of a beautiful love and passion between two peculiar people and who better to love love than a relationship lover like me. LOL.
Ok so in my previous article on the royal wedding, I said I would be doing subsequent articles on some of my most captivating moments of the event. I knew the wedding would be a groundbreaking, history making event because it wasn’t like any British Monarchy thing I expected.
For one, the bride is not even British and every other thing that came along with that seemed to be overlooked and embraced. Perhaps, someone fought or had to fight the good fight of faith to have something so different be so gloriously celebrated.
In blessed memory of Princess Diana, she was her own strong personality the Monarchy had to crack. Bringing her passion for people and fashion into an environment with high walls of protocol and panache, she broke free for the likes of Kate Middleton and Meghan Merkle to have a smooth transition to being their own persons while adopting the royal styles.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle threw caution to the wind and orchestrated the most modern, diverse ceremony to ever grace the British Monarchy, one that challenged tradition, honored diversity and gave insight into what we can expect in the future of the British history.
When I saw the African American Reverend Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American head of the Episcopal Church in the United States deliver a powerful sermon on the power of redemptive love, it felt like I was watching something else. I observed the countenance of the other priest who sat behind him while he delivered his sermon, I couldn’t tell if he had a reaction at all. Then at some point, I thought the reverend was over flogging it when the sermon seemed longer than necessary at such an occasion. The Bishop also addressed Prince Harry and Meghan as his “brother” and “sister,” also referenced civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his passionate remarks. Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, a London-based gospel group, followed Curry with a performance of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
At that point, I knew the world would be talking about the wedding for a long time. Such an event earned its groundbreaking history we would love to remember for a long time.