Royal Dreams

This morning on the Today show, there was much speculation about a pending royal engagement between Prince William and his girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Usually, I let the TV drone on in the background while I get ready. But, this time, I stopped what I was doing and sat and watched the segment.

Watching the dashing prince, I couldn't help but revisit that day way back in 1981 when his mother, Lady Diana Spencer, married Prince Charles and became the Princess of Wales. I know I'm dating myself here...I wasn't that old. Barely 13.

But old enough to set my alarm clock for the wee hours and watch the royal wedding unfold on live television. It was the stuff of young girls' fantasies. The bride even arrived in a real glass coach! I think that was the day I fell in love with romance.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana
on their wedding day, July 29, 1981

It was also the day I fell in love with royalty, a love that is still near and dear to my heart. Like Elle Woods from the Legally Blonde movies,  I am convinced I have the perfectly shaped head for a tiara.

Why do so many of us harbor secret dreams of castles, glittering crowns and Prince Charming? I think it's a dream God has placed in all our hearts. A dream that will ultimately be fulfilled. But we won't be given a crown that can be tarnished by earthly things. God's Word tells us we will be given a "crown of glory which will never fade away" (1 Peter 5:4).

And as for Prince Charming, riding in on his white horse? We don't wait for Him in vain...

"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True" (Rev 19:11).

In my upcoming series from White Rose Publishing, I explore these dreams of royalty, tiaras and handsome heroes on white horses. Rodeo Royalty kicks off on July 16, with the release of Book 1 ~ Rodeo Redemption!

Rodeo Redemption releases on July 16, 2010

Rodeo Rescue,
Book 2 in the Rodeo Royalty Series

Rodeo Resurrection,
Book 3 in the Rodeo Royalty Series

Until then, embrace your role as a princess in the Kingdom of Heaven!

"But you are a chosen people,
a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people
belonging to God ,that you may
declare the praises of him
who called you out of darkness
into his wonderful light."
1 Peter 2:9

Teri Wilson ~ Romancing the pet lover's soul
Cup of Joe ~ Available NOW from White Rose Publishing


  1. Here in the UK that's been dropped atm, in favour of election this and election that. But no doubt it'll be back after May 6th. Even the Queen's birthday passed without more than a passing mention.

  2. And you might want to delete the first comment. Hovered mouse over the link and I would't suggest Anyone click on it going by the addy in the bottom of the screen.

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  4. What a LOVELY post ~ especially the way you wove scripture into it!

    Your books sound facinating.

    Good luck and God's blessing for MUCHO sales.

  5. Nice post! I too remember Diana's wedding, and was thrilled that she wore a hoop under her gown as I had just bought a similar one for my wedding the next year.

    Good point about why we yearn for royalty, too : )

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  6. Teri, I wish you all the best with the upcoming series - and your post about royalty, in all its forms, is wonderfully stated. Blessings!