It's That Wedding Again - dorsetgirl
It's That Wedding Again|
So, the News is going on about The Wedding again. Yawn. But what I seriously don't get, is that apparently it's a really big thing in the States. Why would they care? *puzzled*
There's a wedding? Who's getting married?
Some posh bloke and a girl who is not only losing her own surname, but apparently isn't even allowed to keep her own first name. I had thought that they were genuinely a relatively ordinary couple, but it looks as if she will have to be royalised, poor cow.
We has Royalty Envy.
Since JKF Jr. and his wife died, we have no internal "royalty" of any sort, really. The closest we've come is when one ex-president or another's daughter gets married, and that really fades fairly fast, especially since the parties involved tend to do their damnedest to fade into the woodwork after the ceremony.
Ah, got it. It's the pageantry thing, I suppose, and the "centuries of tradition" approach. We do seem to do it rather well.
|Date:||April 16th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)|| |
Oh so many hundred-some years ago, we gave up monarchy and, at that time, we Statesers didn't really care because we couldn't get outselves together for a few decades. Now, we're older, we like pomp and huge shows, and since democracy denies us the fabulousness of pointless figureheads, we turn to our closest neighbor's pointless figureheads and their way-too-expensive extravagance.
(That said, I am SOOOOOOOOOOO staying up for the wedding if I can.)
They do seem to take themselves remarkably seriously. I mean, if I were to meet the Queen (because that's really likely to happen), I'd certainly be polite, but I would feel absolutely no urge to curtsey. But, afaik, people who are being presented to her still get tutored on what they should do and what they must not do.
I don't know if I'll be watching; my kids have plans for going to their favourite outdoor swimming pool, which opens for the summer that day. I missed Charles & Diana's wedding too, because it was a perfect day for sailing.
I have no idea why it's so big here either. But it's kinda celebrity news, they're both "cute", there was a TV-movie made about their romance... I guess that doesn't explain the obsession - it just adds to the mystery.
Really, I don't know!
As I said to gritsinmisery
above, I'm guessing it's the combination of tradition and extreme pageantry. As for the film, I thought someone was taking the piss when I first heard about that. I really didn't believe it.