We’re all royal on the inside.

by Jan on April 28, 2011

“Our destiny hides among our free choices, disguised as the free-est of all.”

- Jawaharlal Nehru

Royal carriages? Footmen?  Jewels and ball gowns!

By the time most of you read this, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will have happened.  The pomp and pageantry will be a memory and a commoner will be a princess.

We will have the answers to such questions as: who designed the wedding dress, how long was the train, did Kate wear a borrowed tiara from Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth?

Generations of girls have dreamt it’s possible to marry a prince from the first time they put on a princess costume.  With the plastic scepter comes the belief that they can magically make their dreams come true.

Are real prince and princess dreams that different from our own?  Amid the din of the international media circus consuming this event, imagine crawling into the minds of William and Kate during Friday’s ceremony.  I bet you’d hear them yearning for relatively simple things like a long, happy marriage and healthy and beautiful children.  Those aspirations are fundamental to all human beings – regardless of one’s bloodline.  Realizing those dreams really is what makes a life worthwhile.

Pomp and pageantry are a lot of fun but let’s mark this royal celebration by reaffirming our mutual aspiration for the important things in life.

- Cheers!