Leading Pakistani designer and host Hassan Shehryar Yasin aka HSY shared fond memories of attending the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
Prince William and his wife. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton also shared a memorable photo taken on the occasion of their visit to Pakistan. On the social networking site Instagram, along with a long caption.
“Life is a very unexpected and magical thing,”. He also wrote, sharing a precious memory of attending the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
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Life is unpredictable and magical. Let me take you back. The date was 29th July 1981 in London. The Day of the Royal Wedding between (late) Lady Diana and Prince Charles. My mother was a secretary and a single mother, working hard raising us on a humble salary. I was a little boy who she took along with her to stand way back in line to get a glimpse of the procession. She held me up on her shoulders the entire time so i could see beyond the sea of people infront of us. I was lucky to catch a glimpse of the Royal Carriage with the beautiful Queen of Hearts waving to the jubilant crowd as it passed us by. It was a magical moment. I was captivated. I would think about her and her regal posture, that stunning gown and her elegance and kindness for decades to come. She inspired me like she inspired countless others. Fast Forward to this picture. The Royal visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This meeting held a very special meaning for me. On the same year i was celebrating my 25 years in Fashion, It felt like i had come full circle. I had worked so hard to be where i was in life. My mother and sister had sacrificed so much to bring me to this place. You can imagine what this felt like for me. This recognition of being invited from a handful from Pakistan to be introduced to them for your contributions in your field. I was overcome with gratitude. The son and daughter in law of the very same person who sparked my desire to be who i am were standing right in front of me and acknowledging my work. I felt my mothers pride in her sons acknowledgement from another great woman’s son who was now recognizing mine. Life is beautiful. Hard work and perseverance can make any dream a reality. Respect and kindness can open new avenues. Hope is all we need. Never lose that. Stay hopeful everyone. This too shall pass. #hsy #hope #gratitude #Love #Kindness #Elegance #Recognition #Pakistan #RoyalFamily #KateMiddleton #PrinceWilliam #RoyalVisit #ladydiana #RoyalWedding #Dreams #StaySafe #ThisTooShallPass @theroyalfamily
In his post, Hassan Shehryar Yaseen wrote that his mother worked as a secretary in London in 1981. According to HSY, his mother worked hard to make ends meet on a meagre salary.
The well-known designer wrote that he was a small child at the wedding of Lady Diana, but stood in line with his mother to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
“My mother put me on her shoulders so I could see the royal couple from afar in the crowd,” he wrote.
The designer described himself as “lucky” to have had a glimpse of the Royal Carriage, a magical moment I had lost when it passed by.
Recalling the royal couple’s visit to Pakistan last year, he wrote that meeting Kate Middleton and Prince William during their visit to Pakistan has a special meaning for me.
“I was overjoyed to meet the royal couple. As I was celebrating my 25th year in the fashion industry that year. So I felt like I had achieved my goal,” she wrote.