The Royal Wedding

On the rare occasion I’m watching TV these days, nothing will cause me to change the channel faster than a story on the Royal Wedding. I don’t mean to sound curmudgeonly, but who cares? My negativity is not the result of my Irish heritage nor some kind of popular embrace of our colonial era revolt against the monarchy. Perhaps it’s a gender thing. Is this a big story among women who see it as a fairy tale come to life for the non-royal bride? If yes, I’ll try to understand but can’t help asking how that all worked out for Diana Spencer.

12 Responses to The Royal Wedding

  1. Marie says:

    Big changes since the Charles and Diana nuptials. Since Kate and William have lived together for years, her eyes should be wide-open to life in the spotlight. This wedding is scaled down but still part of the pomp and pageantry and focus on the royals that brings visitors to England. The Brit version of the CVB is probably handling the tourism aspect. Despite the passing of years we’ve never cut the apron strings from the “mother” country – else why do we continue to imitate and borrow from the Brits – everything from Antiques Roadshow to The Office. I guarantee that a big American audience will tune in to the wedding even at 5am.

  2. Michael Luciano says:

    “The Royals” are nothing more than glorified welfare bums sapping tens of millions of Pounds a year from UK citizens.

    Off with their heads!

  3. Dan says:

    Like Dick, I truly do not care. I cannot say what William and Harry are like, but their father and aunt have always struck me as a couple of spoiled brats who should be shipped off to Australia, as their forefathers did to so many of ours.

  4. Dean says:

    When was the last time Kate the college educated graduate ,last worked at a full-time job ? When was the last time she was interviewed by someone in the press?In fact we do not know that much about her. She is 29 years old.

  5. Dean says:

    Let us not forget we have two imperialist Bristish soldiers buried near the North Bridge in Concoed,MA

  6. Prince Charming says:

    Every so often you see someone engaged and you just want to shake them and say “Are you crazy? Do you know what they’re like??”. Someone needs to get over there in a hurry.

  7. Steve says:

    A bit of “Take her up to Monto” is in order…

    Now when the Tsar of Russia
    And the King of Prussia
    Landed in the Phoenix in a big balloon,
    They asked the police band
    To play “The Wearin’ of the Green”
    But the buggers from the depot didn’t know the tune.

    The Queen she came to call on us,
    She wanted to see all of us
    I’m glad she didn’t fall on us, she’s eighteen stone.
    “Mister Me Lord Mayor,” says she,
    “Is this all you’ve got to show me?”
    “Why, no ma’am there’s some more to see, Póg mo thóin!”

  8. Christopher says:

    I’m not watching all the shows about the preparations, but the wedding itself I see as must-see-TV. I’m actually a big fan of the monarchy as I love the pageantry and the history behind it. As for William and Kate specifically, the genealogist in me wishes William were marrying a princess, but since this appears to be a love match maybe they will fare better as a couple than Charles and Diana did.

    Vivat Regina!

  9. joe from Lowell says:

    I had a roommate in college who was big on the cause of Irish republicanism, and hated the British monarchy on principle. I remember him laughing when there was a fire at Windsor castle.

    I’d never really thought about them one way or the other before that.

  10. Dean says:

    Most people who live in monarchies do not like them. Ask the people in the Norway,Sweden,Netherlands,Jordan,Bahrain, and the the list goes on. When Greeks where asked to vote in the 1980’s if they wanted the monarchy back they voted over 80% not to bring it back.