Royals

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Lorde

The soundtrack of my Labor Day morning is Lorde’s “Royals” – this song is so damn catchy that it plays over and over in my head, a never-ending loop of awesomeness. The fact that the New Zealand-born chanteuse is 16 years old is even more mind-blowing….that voice! Awesome! 🙂 Be sure to give “Royals” a listen! 🙂

And we’ll never be royals (royals).
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz.
Let me be your ruler (ruler),
You can call me queen Bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule.
Let me live that fantasy.

If you could, would you want to be a royal? While I would love the money and the access to anything in the world that I could possibly want to see or do – and the opportunities to help those in need and really have an impact on the world would be amazing, the lack of privacy that goes along with it would pretty much destroy me. I loathe the way the media intrudes on the private lives of people (case in point: when Kate Middleton and Prince William were married, the press couldn’t stop talking about Kate’s sister Pippa and her divine behind – they built her up, talked about her incessantly…only to now, a couple of years later, spend their time criticizing her and tearing her apart – that is gross, if you ask me), and I admire those that willingly enter public life, knowing all of the negative attention that goes along with it. I couldn’t ever be so brave! It’s not that my life is terribly exciting, but the thought of having the whole world know my every move kind of makes me sick. Would you want everyone discussing how many times you hit the Whataburger drive-thru for a Patty Melt? Neither would I! And don’t get me started on the lengths that I will go to when it comes to concealing a visit to the local Marble Slab! Yikes!! 😉 (NOTE: I hardly ever go to Marble Slab, but when I do – it’s nobody’s damn business but mine)

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Last week, the Huffington Post (and a number of other media outlets) published this piece about Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew:

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew may not have had the most seamless of marriages, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t up for giving it another go. In fact, sources are now saying that the divorced pair is headed to the altar once again.

“Mark my words, they will remarry,” a “friend” told The Telegraph. “It is only a matter of time.”

Just this month, Fergie was invited back to Balmoral, the queen’s summer castle, to holiday with her ex-husband, their daughters and the rest of the royal clan. The rumor mill immediately began buzzing about just why the disgraced Duchess of York would receive such a warm welcome, but the possibility of a Fergie-Andrew reunion might just be the answer.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all,” another “friend” said about a possible remarriage. “They are a wonderful couple together and, better still, pretty amazing parents.”

Like we said, their split was tabloid catnip, with Fergie’s infamous toe-sucking affair photos (taken at Balmoral, no less) reportedly leading to the couple’s 1996 divorce. Money issues, alcoholism and a few more scandals plagued the duchess in the years to follow. Despite the drama, Fergie and Andrew have remained on good terms, both living at the Royal Lodge and maintaining a strong presence in daughters Beatrice and Eugenie’s lives.

These rumors don’t seem so far off to us — Fergie has publicly expressed regret about her divorce. While under hypnosis for a reality television spot in 2011, the duchess spoke about her relationship with the prince. “He and I both wish we’d never got divorced, but we did,” she said. “I wish I could go back and be the bride again, but I can’t.

Perhaps her dreams will finally come true this time. That is, if Fergie’s reps aren’t to be trusted. Speaking to Us Weekly, the duchess’ spokesman said, “There’s no truth in this story at all. They are the best of friends.”

We’re not giving up hope just yet. Do you think wedding bells will ring for Fergie and Prince Andrew?

I don’t know about you, but I would LOOOOOOVE to see these two get back together. I always liked them as a couple, and she – despite her many gaffes (or perhaps because of them) – was always a favorite of mine. She was so very relatable…who didn’t feel a kinship with her as she went about her life, not always acting like a Duchess should? More accurately, who amongst us would be able to step in to a situation like that and seamlessly fit in? Very few, I imagine. Being a relatively regular person and then stepping into the royal life (with all of the royal protocol) must be damn near impossible – as we certainly saw from Sarah and her many missteps. A couple of years ago, she had a reality show on the OWN network, and I watched a few episodes – I was left with the feeling that she deeply regretted so many of her mistakes, especially the ones that led to the end of her marriage. She and Prince Andrew have been seemingly wonderful co-parents to their daughters, and I really hope that this story about them reconciling is true – wouldn’t it be freaking AWESOME to see a real-life fairy tale end with a happily ever after? 🙂

I’m still waiting on mine…hopefully it’s coming soon. 🙂

xxx

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