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It's That Wedding Again - dorsetgirl
April 15th, 2011
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It's That Wedding Again
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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*

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From:thesmallhobbit
Date:April 15th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
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There's a wedding? Who's getting married?
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 17th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:gritsinmisery
Date:April 15th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 17th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Ah, got it. It's the pageantry thing, I suppose, and the "centuries of tradition" approach. We do seem to do it rather well.
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From:ac_123
Date:April 16th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
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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.)
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 17th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
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pointless figureheads

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.
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From:basaltgrrl
Date:April 17th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
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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!
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:April 17th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
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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.
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