Editing a Prince

Marie Leszczynska , Queen of France, 18th Century

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.

C.S. Lewis

This photo I took at Versailles is one of the few images I have of royalty. Harry and Meghan think they have it rough, it could be worse. Queen Marie was married to King Louis XV and living with him was no picnic. After I came across the photo I went down the rabbit hole of figuring out exactly who she was. I thought if I was going to use a portrait of her, I should at least know her name.

I have been loosely following the saga of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s hard to miss with all the press it has been getting. At first glance, it seemed to me that Meghan might have instigated much of the ongoing drama. I wasn’t entirely sure that was fair, so I watched the Netflix Documentary series about the couple. I also read two books, Spare by Prince Harry and Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. In the interest of honesty, I doubt that I would have read either book, if they hadn’t been available as ebooks through the library. Sadly, I wasn’t interested enough to actually buy the books.

So, here’s my big revelation, I have no clue what really happened with Harry, Meghan and their interaction with the rest of the royal family. That brings me back full circle to not always seeing things as they are, but as we think they should be. I believe there is a fair amount of that going on in their story. Does it matter? Not to me. What concerns me more is that I don’t let my selective eye in editing bleed over into other areas of my life. In editing and life I want to remember to take off my rose colored glasses and look through clear lens.

7 responses to “Editing a Prince”

  1. adriennekraft2021 Avatar

    The Queen, clearly, was not French.
    This observation, on my part, I believe, is what is truly there and not as I think that it should be.

    Your piece, Dawn,is an excellent reminder, that objectivity and self-reflection are essential in seeing what really is.

    As always, thank you for bringing in the light.

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    1. It’s true, Queen Marie was Polish. Not only did she have to deal with not being French, but she had the challenge of coping with Madame de Pompadour. Rose colored glasses couldn’t help her with that. Thank you for your comments and support my friend.


  2. A clear lens. Now that’s what we need, something that helps ensure that we see things, not through rose-colored glasses, but the way things really are. We all need something like that. It’s funny reading all the stuff lately on the Royal Family. You’re so right, hard to tell what’s true and what’s not. Love your post Dawn!

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    1. You’re right. The royal family was been in the news an unordinary amount of time, lately. Researching Queen Marie, I noticed that royal drama is nothing new. Unfortunately, with the advance of social media it’s now become much louder. Thank you for your response. Always appreciated.

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  3. Thank you for the shoutout lovely! Years ago I had a pair of sunglasses with rose colored lenses. I loved wearing them because everything looked prettier through them, but you’re right…. there’s a time to wear them and a time to take them off. Excellent post! 💖

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    1. You are most welcome and it is well deserved. I can see you wearing rose colored sunglasses. Very chic. Yes, never taking them off does gives us a distorted view of life. Thanks for your comments and support, as always. 🤍

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      1. I’m so happy you’re my friend. You have to admit, some days it’d be nice to leave them on! Much love to you. 💖

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