Estelle has caught royal fever. Even though the British songbird is in New York City, she repped for her native England by waking up at the crack of dawn to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, branding them as this generation’s Charles and Diana.
“Her and Will looked really in love. Between the three of them—her, Will, and Harry—you could see they’re friends,” Estelle told Rap-Up.com. “They just looked like it was a young people’s happy wedding. I felt like it was Charles and Diana done right.”
Though the royal nuptials left many in tears, the “Break My Heart” singer was more elated than tearful (“Not emotional, more happy,” she explained). Her optimism reflects the changing attitude toward the British monarchy.
“This is our generation’s Charles and Diana. I thought it was a testament to the way the monarchy is changing, the way that people feel about British monarchy and all that stuff,” she continued. “People were just happy and excited to see [Kate] and a real marriage taking place.”
And while some conspirators may have doubts about their love, Estelle knows it is genuine. “You saw real love. She walked up and he said to her, ‘You look beautiful.’ He looked like he couldn’t believe his eyes. And you could see that whatever they were doing was real,” she asserted. “It wasn’t fake, it wasn’t any of that. It was like, ‘OK, we’ve got to do all of this, but we are here. We are happy.’ And that’s what you want the people you look up to in life to be like.”
–Steven J. Horowitz