Royal Wedding Fever

May 2, 2011

I don’t know why, but i am completely obsessed with all the Royal Wedding stuff.  My sister says i am changing, whatever that means, but it’s true that this type of event usually doesn’t rank high on my list of must-sees.  Perhaps it stems from my love of all things English (and maybe the tiny sliver of  ancestry that is English), especially words like whilst and betwixt.  Just typing them makes me all giddy. They’re just so darn proper.

Last weekend i spent at least 8 hours watching various BBC shows whose subjects centered around April 29th’s big event.  There was a show about Kate’s fashion, Will and Harry’s time spent in the British Armed Forces, Kate and Will before the engagement, the modern monarchy, the history of marriages in royal families and on and on.

I’m not the only one that went nuts for the Royal Wedding. Did you see all those people in wedding dress costumes who waited for hours just to get a glimpse at Kate’s?  Even the normally calm and reserved BBC correspondents gasped aloud when Kate emerged from her Rolls Royce (Phantom VI) carriage onto the red carpet leading into Westminster Abbey.

ring pop royalty

Bazooka Candy Brands issued a limited edition ring pop modeled after Kate’s sapphire engagement ring.  Who can say there’s a freakin’ ring pop modeled after their engagement ring?!!  Not many.

Brewery’s even made special royal wedding beers.  One is called the Royal Virility Performance brew, made by Brew Dog and rumored to be laced with viagra.  Even beer is named all fancy and proper.  Okay, so they do also have a beer called the Trashy Blonde, but it was probably named after some stupid American girl.  There’s also the Windsor Knot and Kiss Me Kate brews.

It was such a momentous event.  And the tradition is so old. And that’s sooooo cool.  And how many little girls dream of marrying a prince one day and actually DO it?  I love fairy tales and i’m not even the type of girl who knows everything they want for their wedding and who’s been dreaming about it since they were a little girl.  Hell, I don’t even want to get married.  But i’m obsessed!  I even cried while watching the wedding!  Cried!  I’m about to cry right now just thinking about it!  It was so beautiful and all British-y with their accents and fancy hats and horse-drawn carriages and beefeaters and motets.

This is an historical event!  One i may never get to see again.  Of course, there’s always Prince Harry’s wedding to consider, and he is a bit more captivating.  And the royal baldness hasn’t quite taken over.  And if you know me, you know how much i love hair!


One Response to “Royal Wedding Fever”

  1. dr4lom Says:

    I too am a fan of betwixt and whilst, I also enjoy the way Jamie Oliver pronounces oregano. or ay GAH no.

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