Dolls in miniature versions of her couture clothes. People can eat off china emblazoned with her smiling engagement picture. Jewelry stores offer replicas of her $50 million diamond and sapphire engagement ring.
Friday, people worldwide will watch Kate Middleton marry future king of England Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London. Among those people watching will be at least one Shelby resident.
Nancy Six left London 52 years ago when she was 22. Twelve years after that, she moved to Shelby. But after decades in the United States, Six’s pristine British accent and her love for the royal family reveal she’s still a Brit at heart.
Six said she plans to raise a toast to the happy couple on their wedding day and wish them many years of happiness. Six went through a similar royal-wedding routine in 1981 when Lady Diana Spencer married William and Harry’s father, Prince Charles.
“It’s exciting to see young people coming up in the royal family,” Six said, adding that the newly married couple will bring new, fresh ideas to the monarchy.
People have speculated since the engagement was announced last year about wedding details, from which A-list celebrity guests will attend the ceremony to who will design Middleton’s wedding gown.
Most of those details are closely guarded secrets, but Six said one thing is certain: the ceremony will be an elaborate, memorable event.