So I was surfing ebay, and I found on offer a pewter beer stein that is engraved with the Charles & Diana wedding date, and coat of arms...a
celebratory piece, of course.
I cried the day Diana was announced as dead. William and Harry are my daughter's peers.....
I think Kate is a lovely young woman, and George and Charlotte are adorable.
I know not many Americans give a rip (and neither do many Brits, or anyone else for that matter!), but I still find them all far more classy than the
Anyway - I bought the pewter stein, seeing as how William will be the next King, and his wife and kids are so story-book sweet and perfect.
I intend to continue to cherish the Royals, just like the reality-tv fairy tale that they are. Plus, I'm watching "The Crown" right now, and learning
a helluva lot about that period of time.......
we "Americans" are woefully lacking in education about actual history. Do you all know who Oliver Cromwell was? Winston Churchill? Prince Phillip?
Queen Elizabeth I? What about King George V, or Henry of France?
Do you all really really think you know all about how we got here?
I would adore having a conversation with someone who is easily conversant (and conversational
in an intellectual way) in these things. I am by
no means an expert, but I have a genuine anthropological, sentimental, and political interest in the history of the UK, from the Picts and Scots to
the present day.
Regardless - I think the Charles & Diana commemorative engraved pewter mug might be a significant 'place-holder' or artifact one day. For a couple of
bucks, I decided to procure/curate it.
edit on 11/25/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)