Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding!

I'm so proud of myself! I woke up at 6 a.m. on the East Coast (which is 3 a.m my time), just in time to tune in to the best part of the ceremony. And I thought it was perfect, didn't you? The dress was simple and elegant (in fact very like the dresses that my daughter's chose) and what struck me most was the rapport between Kate and Will. Those little snuck glances and grins--so endearing.

The other thing that struck me was how well the police managed the crowd. That many people surging forward could have been disastrous. But the police just calmly moved them forward until they were at the palace gates. And it all went smoothly with no security glitches. Pfew.

And what did you think of some of the hats? Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie? They looked like hats out of a period comedy. And I'm sorry, but yellow is not the queen's best color. Harry looked very glam. All in all very satisfying, except that there was no tea in my hotel bedroom. Sorry Hyatt, but some of us like to drink tea in the morning.

Now back to real life and a day ahead at Malice Domestic with friends, fellow mystery writers and fans for the next three days. I hope to see some of you there.


  1. I DVR'd the ceremony and will watch it tonight, though I have already snuck an online peek at the dress (gorgeous!). So glad to hear that the day went off without a hitch (pun not intended).

    Rhys, I saw your request for ideas on where to take Georgie next, and I have a few. I'd love to see her in Ireland (perhaps visiting Darcy's old haunts?).

    I also think it could be very funny to do some plotline involving the London theatre ... some of the light musical comedies of the period, say, or maybe something heavier like the Bard. It could be fun to see Georgie's mom involved in a setting like that.

    I love the books! Keep 'em coming!

  2. Agree; although the color the Queen selected conveyed happiness, which may have made it the best choice for this occasion.