Post # 1
I wonder if Kate ever went through all of the torment that some of us waiting Bees express? Do you think she made him e-chicken or vowed to not bring it up until after the New Year? Today’s announcement makes me wonder…. I am happy her wait is over! I don’t know that I could have been that patient, I guess that is one reason she is the first commoner to marry into the family in over 350 years.
Post # 3
Her torment was probably worse because she couldn’t express it openingly.
Post # 4
*Commoner* tee hee! I applaud her. After seeing what happened to Diana, Fergie and Princess Anne, I’d run screaming into the woods if any Windsor boys came after me. And Prince William, sorry to say, did not fulfil the promises of youth. He was supposed to be the hottie McHottie and now he’s kinda looking like a bad blend of heavy doses of his dad and light on his mum. Harry is looking tres hot though!
Post # 5
@bRooklynRocks: I have to disagree. Prince William is better looking.
Her wait seemed like forever and they took time apart which makes me wonder. However, good for them and I hope they last.
Post # 6
Gotta agree with bRooklyn! I’d be running in the opposite direction. Who needs that public scrutiny 24-7? And, the Windsor track record hen it comes to marriage isn’t so hot, either.
Post # 7
I don’t follow them, but I’m glad her wait is over too. If it’s on tv, I planto watch.LOL
But who knows, maybe she didn’t wait and the proposal came out of nowhere and they never discussed getting married? *sarcasm ladies*LOL
Post # 8
It really didn’t seem like she was “waiting” to me. It seemed like she was really coming into her own, developing her interests, really trying to get used to what royal life would be like. Likewise, he was going through intensive training, and developing his own career. Personally, I think them being together 8 yeras like that was incredibly smart. Being royal isn’t like getting married to just anyone – she was smart and really got her feet wet first.
Not everyone spends time desperately waiting for their man to propose. From what she has said in interviews, their future was thoroughly discussed, though the actual proposal was a surprise. Many, many women have awesome, fulfilling lives, and don’t “wait” – it’s just a natural progression until one day, the timing is right.
Post # 9
@crayfish: I totally agree with you on this. Obviously I don’t know much about her, but from reading about her life’s progression and seeing her in the interview they gave, it doesn’t seem like she was waiting around, putting her life on hold and just dying to become the next princess at any second.
Post # 10
When you get together young life happens too fast! I was with Fiance for 8 years when he proposed and I had no idea, I mentioned it maybe once so I wasn’t really waiting. I’m sure theyve had conversations but they were just living their lives together, it’s nice to see it happen for them though 🙂
Post # 11
I watched an interview tonight where they said that they had been talking about marriage for about a year, but before that William had taken his time in order to give her a chance ‘to run away’. Kate said that she didn’t regret it at all, because it really gave her a chance to develop herself, and gave them both a chance to do what they wanted career wise.
Post # 12
I’m sure there were all sorts of challenges that us “commoners” will never have to deal with. Can you imagine, meeting your SO’s family for the first time…except in this case you’re going to Buckingham Palace and meeting the Queen? 🙂 She’s also had to adjust to a life where every move she makes is being photographed and documented by paparazzi – and it’s only going to get more intense for her.
I think it’s awesome that she’s been living her life and not waiting around. She’s going to have the opportunity to make an impact on peoples lives, just like Princess Di did. This is a wonderful but weighty responsibility and it seems like she’s the type of woman whos up to the challenge.
I’m excited to see how the royal wedding maddness plays out. I just sincerely hope that this can be a happy chapter in the Windsor family history.
Post # 13
I don’t think its the same kind of waiting that we all experience. I think it much different for royalty.
But one thing for sure, it will probably be the wedding of the century! I remember my mom watching Diana & Charles wedding on TV. So I sure Kate & William’s wedding will be a just as big of deal.
Post # 14
i was actually thinking about the wedding plans. i would assume that this would be something the royal family’s people would take care of. what’s the fun in that? having your wedding planned for you. i can’t imagine she’d have as much input as we would with our planning. maybe i’m wrong though. i hope i am.
Post # 15
I can’t imagine what it would be like for national (or, rather, international) media to be speculating about your waiting process while you’re waiting for the ring. Not only did she have to wait for the ring, but she had an enormous spotlight on her while she did.
She did, however, get THE MOST GORGEOUS RING EVER. Seriously. It’s my dream ring (although I’m sure the size of it would dwarf my short little fingers). I’m hoping to basically get the same thing on a much smaller scale.
Post # 16
I am sure she was “waiting” although maybe not desperately. I did see a comment Prince William made at the press conference yesterday: “as every guy out there will know, it takes time a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going.” I read that he had kind of told her before awhile ago he wasn’t ready but he did want to marry her someday….it just took awhile…sounds very true to real life these days! Good article in Time just now about how their relationship is very reflective of marriages in modern times (ie long dating period, getting married older)