Right now, one of Blisstree’s most-viewed posts is one called Prince William Getting Married in 2010? (And the post itself is actually from 2009.) I’m guessing this means that a fair number of you harbor more than a casual interest in what’s going on in London this Friday, April 29. I’ll admit it: When Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married way back in July, 1981 (I was just a kid), but I remember that the entire beach town where we spent our summers came to a screeching halt. I also remember crowding into the living room of our next-door-neighbor’s house at the crack of dawn to watch the ceremony live on their tiny black-and-white TV set. (Most people in our shore town, including my family, prided themselves on choosing to not have a TV in their summer house; we had far better things to do outside and on the beach. Still, on that particular July morning, I loved our neighbors more than anyone else in the world.)
But why do we care so much? Is it just the A-List celebrity aspect of the whole affair? Is it because most of us know that we’ll likely never be invited to a private ceremony at Westminster Abbey followed by an even more private reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen of England? Or is it simply because people just love, love, love weddings, no matter who’s in them?
Frankly, as a kid, I probably waked up early and watched the wedding of Charles and Di because that’s what everyone else was doing. (Because, really, what kid in their right mind actually wants to wake up at 6 a.m. during their summer vacation?) But now that I’m an adult, the wedding spectacle of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a bit much for me to take. Don’t get me wrong: I wish them both well, and it does make me sad that William’s mother won’t be there to watch him get married or help him celebrate. (My parents were there to watch me get hitched, and for that I’m very grateful.) But I’m not obsessed with celebrities; I don’t follow every move the Royal Family makes; and I think most weddings are pretty boring (blasphemy!), unless there’s a lot of really good champagne on hand (and not just for the damn toasts). But I’m guessing you may have a different point of view, and I’d like to hear it. So take our poll, and sound off in our comments section, below. Cheers.
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