Meghan, I am Sorry

As women, we have failed you, and for that, I am sorry.

She walked down that aisle and at that moment, the world saw the “face” of the royal family change forever. The light, the love and the simplicity you have brought into this family is astounding, you are in our hearts and mind, the change that Lady Diana hoped to see for this great nation.

So much judgement has come around how plain the dress was and how big it was. In my heart of hearts. Before judging, did anyone stop to think, here is this phenomenal woman, a peasant in the eyes of royalty, marrying a prince, marrying into royalty. Perhaps you thought, I wonder what she must be feeling, I wonder what it must be like to marry a prince. Did you wonder, on such a momentous day, what it was like for her to walk down the aisle without her father? Perhaps all the pressure, the stress and the worry over her father’s health lead to sudden weight loss leading up to this day? It has happened to many brides before their wedding day, so why not poor Meghan. For this, I am sorry.

The pure, innocent love was the highlight of the day, the look on Prince Harry’s face as Meghan appeared in the distance, and this is what we have been waiting to see for so many years for the infamous Prince. The happiness that filled our hearts watching the silent words shared at the alter between lovers, the joy that overcame us as you said “I will.” The goosebumps we got when Rev. Michael Curry quoted Martin Luther King Jr. When the choir belted Stand by me and this little light of mine, we knew in our hearts that you, Meghan, are the change our world needs. You, are our breath of fresh air.

The second dress of the day was the one that stole the show, the one that showed off the beauty of this amazing woman who will change the world. The love, the beauty, the radiance, is a look we will never forget. The tribute and remembrance of the late Lady Diana which was represented by the presence of her ring, touched the hearts of millions as we remembered the same light that Lady Diana brought to the royal family. We were reminded the pain that the world felt in 1997 when we began to mourn the death a princess and England’s Rose.

For the judgement, I am sorry, for the harsh words, I am sorry. For the lack of compassion for a woman overcoming so many challenges on what should be the happiest day of her life, I am sorry.

The world cannot wait to see what comes next for England’s newest rose.

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I suddenly have a new found passion and love for travel. I’m not sure whether that stems from age, a longing for a more fulfilled life or the need to experience new things, nevertheless, this is where I am. I travel a lot for work, which is mostly international throughout Africa, my love for travel has most likely also rooted from my job enabling me to see the world and when the travel bug hits, it hits you hard.

I have one holiday planned for the last week in June to celebrate a special birthday and I am already onto planning the next few holidays. I was once fortunate enough to see Cape Town but only spent 28 hours in the beautiful City. So my first stop and next planned trip has to be Cape Town. August is my anniversary month and I would love to explore all the things I didn’t get to see in my short time in Cape Town. So nothing sounds better than a five year anniversary celebration in the Mother City.

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We somehow chose the best month to get married, it must have been written in the stars because it so happens that August is one of the cheapest months to fly domestically within South Africa. With this in mind, the anniversary saving is about to start and being the penny wise woman that I am, always looking for the best deal, I will be ensuring that I book our flights early to avoid higher prices and less choice.

Once we have seen the Mother City, next up on our bucket list is an International trip which will most likely land us in Thailand. I have heard that October is the best time to visit Thailand  with it being the cooler period in the year. I am planning our international getaway for next year in October, for my 29th birthday. I need a reasonable amount of time to save as I want to make the most out of this once in a lifetime trip. Island hopping, hiking, street food and sun downer cruises sound like a good way to start saying goodbye to my twenties. So stick with me as I take you along this journey to seeing the world on a budget.

This post was done in collaboration with Travelstart

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