Monday, January 22, 2018

May 19

May 19 is coming quickly for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. How delightful the day will be for them and all of the UK. I will definitely be present (on my couch here in America!) for the nuptials.

The anniversary date will be remembered, mostly by Harry and Meghan, as the day they said "I do" for as long as they both shall live.

It's the "shall live" that got me curious.

Did you know May 19 was not a great day in history for one Queen Anne Boleyn ? Nope. A horrible day. It was, in fact, the day in which she left this earth at the hands of her own husband, King Henry VIII. 

He had her killed at the Tower of London. Oh if these walls could talk.
I wonder what the weather was like that day. Rain? Lightning? Thunder? Ominous clouds like the ones we saw on the day of our visit to the Tower?

The executor (not the king himself. He made someone else do the dirty work) lopped her head off with a single stroke of a sword. So much for love, honor and cherish.

Close to this site on the Tower of London grounds  is where the unthinkable happened. Such evil. In light of history, there is nothing new under the sun. We are not learning. How incredibly scared the queen  must have been. Domestic violence at its worst. Ugh. I'm feeling nauseated just thinking about it.

So much history in the UK. Thank goodness times have changed. A lot.

I'm so excited that an American gets to marry her prince. It's all so very wonderful, isn't it?! I can't wait to see it all on May 19, 2018. A festive day. A marvelous day. A joyous time of celebration.

The total opposite of that dark day at the Tower on a May 19 day so long ago. God rest her soul, Queen Anne Boleyn.

May Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a long and happy life together. Princess Diana would be so proud. I'm thinking she loves the girls her boys have chosen for their life long partners. 


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