I woke up a few hrs ago and began watching, ” The Last Days Of A Princess.” It was the docu-drama based on the events that happened before the death of Princess Diana.
I then was going through the movies on demand, and decided to watch the movie, ” The Queen.”
Both movies, floored me. They were just movies based on her life, but yet, it just brought such a new respect for not just her but what it meant to be royalty.
I met Fergie, The Duchess of York, at the bookstore. It was some advertisement for.
” Weight Watchers,” and the book she had written.
I went up to her, and she asked me what I wanted her to write in the book.
I asked her to write something encouraging, maybe her favorite bible verse.
She replied, ” What is the one with ” Ye I walk through the valley of the shadow of death?”
I told her Psalm 23, and she said, ” Oh yes, that’s the one.”
and she wrote those exact words in my book, and signed her name.
I remember walking out to my car, and just thinking, ” How could someone so esteemed by people, and hold such a position, not know a verse in the bible?”
I watched ” The Queen,” and Tony Blair, when he was going to meet Queen Elizabeth for the first time; her assistant gave instructions on how to enter and leave the presence of her majesty.
When he walked into the room, he bow his head, and then walk over and bow down taking ahold of her hand,
and when leaving, his back was not to be shown towards the Queen.
Again, I know that it was a movie based on a life, but it just amazed me.
There was one part in the movie, where a man said to the Queen, ” God bless you.” and that was also interesting to me because to the people in that part of the world, the royal family was the highest honor they knew of, and yet to still even pray for them for God to bless them.
To know there was something still much bigger..
I wonder how she truly took that.
Princess Diana, was someone my mother really adored. We watched both movies together.
I remember the night the news came about Princess Diana, I remember the first few hours when everyone across the world had hope she would live. I then remember the news of her death.
I remember as a child, my mom would show me the magazine articles with Princess Diana and her boys on the cover. Mom would joke with me, and say one day I would marry Prince William.
I know my mom can relate to Princess Diana, and that is why she adored her so much, she saw that woman stick through so much humiliation from a family that was supposed to accept her, and had a marriage that was on the last thread, one that she had no control to put back together.
The same happened for my mom with my dad’s family. My great grandmother who looked a lot like the Queen said plainly that she hated my mom, and the same from my grandmother.
So when I think of the Princess, I do think back to the memories of my childhood.
My mom is alive, and her and my father didn’t divorce, but I do know that apart of her was lost when she became apart of my dad’s life. She doesn’t say so, but I do know.
It’s so sad and so hard to see someone that held such value in the world die.
I didn’t know Princess Diana obviously, but I do have a pretty good idea that she knew God, because you
know someone is a Christian by how they live their life. She had a compassionate heart for so many, and even when AIDS first came known she let a person put their hand on her face.
I have to tell you, I do wish I could sit down with the Queen, and first have her talk about her life as a Queen, to the time she knew Princess Diana, and I would like to ask her, where her faith was during everything.
But most of all, I would like to ask her, would she rather be Queen of the world, or one that has royalty only in heaven.
Be blessed Siestas:) U R Loved:)