I'm sorry, I'm not a huge fan of anything British. Really kinda makes me squick. HOWEVER, this royal engagement has captured my imagination. I mean, I really believe the story of their love- they met in college and fell in love, took time to grow up- split up- realized their love and are about to live happily ever after. What gets me is the concept of a regular girl growing up to become queen. I mean, can it get any more fairy tale than this? I know they say Princess Di and Prince Charles had the "fairy tale" wedding, but really, this to me is way more fairy tale. (No testing her virginity here- they lived together in college.) Her parents were a pilot and a flight attendant who started a mail order business that made them millionaires. They work hard. (Or at least did- I'm sure they have minons now.)
Now I'm a realist, chances are she did angle to meet him because he's the Prince. But really, watching them together, they're so fluid together. They took EIGHT YEARS to come to this point. I think they trust the relationship and love. It just blows my mind- I mean, his proposing wasn't even the life changing "will you marry me?" it was also a "Hey wanna be the Queen of England someday?" How weird is that? That's what captures my interest, probably everyone else too... but can you seriously imagine meeting a cute guy at college and falling in love and becoming the FREAKING QUEEN OF ENGLAND? It's crazy!