Watching the dashing prince, I couldn't help but revisit that day way back in 1981 when his mother, Lady Diana Spencer, married Prince Charles and became the Princess of Wales. I know I'm dating myself here...I wasn't that old. Barely 13.
But old enough to set my alarm clock for the wee hours and watch the royal wedding unfold on live television. It was the stuff of young girls' fantasies. The bride even arrived in a real glass coach! I think that was the day I fell in love with romance.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
on their wedding day, July 29, 1981
It was also the day I fell in love with royalty, a love that is still near and dear to my heart. Like Elle Woods from the Legally Blonde movies, I am convinced I have the perfectly shaped head for a tiara.
Why do so many of us harbor secret dreams of castles, glittering crowns and Prince Charming? I think it's a dream God has placed in all our hearts. A dream that will ultimately be fulfilled. But we won't be given a crown that can be tarnished by earthly things. God's Word tells us we will be given a "crown of glory which will never fade away" (1 Peter 5:4).
And as for Prince Charming, riding in on his white horse? We don't wait for Him in vain...
"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True" (Rev 19:11).
In my upcoming series from White Rose Publishing, I explore these dreams of royalty, tiaras and handsome heroes on white horses. Rodeo Royalty kicks off on July 16, with the release of Book 1 ~ Rodeo Redemption!
Book 2 in the Rodeo Royalty Series
Until then, embrace your role as a princess in the Kingdom of Heaven!
"But you are a chosen people,
a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people
belonging to God ,that you may
declare the praises of him
who called you out of darkness
into his wonderful light."
1 Peter 2:9
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