What Oprah Knows for Sure About the Royal Wedding
When my London limo driver steered us through the gates of Windsor and we proceeded along Datchet Road past the Windsor Farm Shop, my heart swelled with excitement. The royal wedding day—Meghan and Harry's day—had finally arrived.
After much angst the day before (over a cream-colored Stella McCartney dress that, in daylight, turned out to look more white, which prompted frantic Googling—"Is it okay to now wear white or cream to a wedding?"—which was met with a resounding no, which led to the Stella McCartney team's working all night on a rose-colored varation), I was finally feeling at ease.
I was unprepared for the depth of emotion I felt stepping onto the grounds of Windsor Castle. It literally took my breath away. I exclaimed out loud to no one in particular: "Whoa! This right here is a whole 'nother level!"
And I thought immediately of the history, the legacy, the astounding moment Meghan Markle was stepping into. And what it would take to be prepared for such a moment. The life she was leaving behind and the new world to which she was rising—all part of a destiny she helped design. Though media outlets around the world described the event as the perfect fairy-tale ending, all mature beings recognized it as the beginning it was.
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What the Harry and Meghan moment symbolized for me are the possibilities that await us all when we choose love—in any form. That's also what I took away from the Most Reverend Michael Curry's head-turning sermon.
You couldn't be in that chapel, or even watching from afar, and not feel the power of love.
It gave us all hope, that wedding. Hope that we can all do what Mara Gay described in her New York Times opinion piece as "imagining the day when we wake up and remember who we want to be."
We all want to feel as radiant, joyful, and alive as Meghan looked on her way down the aisle to meet Harry. Both of them were glowing with happiness.
I can't wait to see the goodness that will come from their union. Goodness that I know for sure will help change the way the world thinks about what is possible, even more than it already has.