When HSY attended Prince Charles and Diana's wedding

'I was lucky to catch a glimpse of the Royal Carriage with the beautiful Queen of Hearts,' the ace designer shared


Entertainment Desk June 18, 2020

It's 1981. Diana Spencer is on her way to the St Paul's Cathedral to wed the future King of Britain, Prince Charles in a stunning carriage. There's a plethora of people on the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the future 'People's Princess'.

Among the very same sea of people, Pakistani designer HSY was trying his best to have one look at the bride of the day. The ace designer took to Instagram recently, as he shared what unfolded that day when his mother held him up on her shoulders so he could see the procession.

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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

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"Life is unpredictable and magical," HSY began. "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."

He went on to add, "She held me up on her shoulders the entire time so I could see beyond the sea of people in front 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."

HSY recalled that he would think about Diana and her regal posture, that stunning gown and her elegance and kindness for decades to come.

"She inspired me like she inspired countless others," he shared.

The popular designer then reminisced the time when he was invited as a guest to the state dinner when Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Pakistan last year in October.



"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," he continued. "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."

HSY penned that the recognition of being invited from a handful of Pakistanis to be introduced to the Royals for your contributions in your field was unbelievable.

"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," he said. "I felt my mothers pride in her son's acknowledgement from another great woman's son who was now recognising mine."

HSY concluded with few words of wisdom.

"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," he wrote.

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ADIL | 1 month ago | Reply | Recommend Dear HSY . congratulations on your success , your story took me to my past when , Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto , the then prime Minister came to Hyderabad police ground and my father took me their , i was 9 years old and he also picked me on his shoulder to show me the then legendary leader . Then in 1988 , i was sitting out of my house , i was 20 years old , and certainly i saw a motor cad , and among them was a Pajero , and the Late Benazir Bhutoo Sahiba was sitting in it . i was surprised to see and her and she waved her hand to me even before i could wave it . Parents are gift of God . though i dont have my parents now , but your story caused me to be more thankful to my father . may Allah rest his soul in Jannah Ameen
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