I followed Diana's life after that and was interested in the Royal family. One of my Dad's great-grandmothers' had been a seamstress to ladies in waiting at Buckingham Palace during Queen Victoria's reign.
While I don't follow the family as closely as I did in those days, I've been delighted to see William and Kate marry and be very happily married. Their little son George, third in line to the throne, is adorable and now a big brother!
Kate looking radiant. Both she and William look very happy at the safe arrival of their sweet wee girl.
I've seen a lot of women discussing Kate coming out just a few hours after giving birth to show off the baby and then heading home. Some have commented on the fact that the dress was mostly white. They talked about how bad they felt after giving birth and how 'poor Kate' was trotted out for publicity.
I have to say that I always felt great after I gave birth. I had lots of energy and while I did rest, I came home as soon as possible. I liked being in my own bed and house.
I don't think that Kate is forced to come out and show off the baby. They were ready to come home. She is happy and for them it is better to give a photo opportunity of them with the baby, than to try to keep her shielded and make her a TARGET for paparazzi. Can you imagine what the first shot of the baby would have been worth? They are very smart to give everyone a chance to take all the photos they want right away.
She is so darling with those cheeks!
The Bridge lit up to celebrate the birth of a girl!
And today her name was announced
I have to say that I knew they would use Diana. Princes William and Harry love to honor their mother every chance they get. I also knew that Diana would NOT be her first name. Can you imagine the paparazzi with that?! I thought they would honor the Queen, as well, so I figured Elizabeth would be one of her names. That left one more name and I was fairly certain it would be Charlotte, though Victoria could have been in the running as well.
Isn't she precious?
I pray that William and Kate will know the Lord and that their children will know Him too. That was always my prayer for Diana; that God would put someone in her life who would share truth with her.