I've just order my Royal Wedding mug from Mills & Boon. It's elegant, simple and I need a new mug, but like everyone, as the day draw nearer I find myself more and more caught up in the excitement. I've been going back through pictures of royal brides, married within my own lifetime (just) - and here are some of them:
Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones
Princess Alexandra to Angus Ogilvey
Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson
In the early hours of this morning there was a major rehearsal for the wedding - the soldiers, airmen, cars and carriages taking the route that Catherine and William will take on Friday. Making sure that everything will go without a hitch.
Let us hope that their marriage will proceed as smoothly, riding over the bumps of everyday life to come smiling through.