God save the Queen

If you know me, you probably know that I am very sickened by all of this “Royal Wedding” mania. And I bet that you’ve maybe even come to the conclusion that I am an anti-monarchist. But I’m not. I am actually a bit of a royalist.*

I love the idea of a royal family. I love the fairytaleness of it all. I love the tradition of it all.

And, if you believe some people, there is a great [?] economic boon to the state because of 1) tourist pounds (that’s like dollars, only more expensive, to my American readers) and 2) the great trade/arms deals that are said to follow on the heels of a royal visit.

But do I think that the entire royal family should be supported by the state? No. Do I think that minor royals need body guards and state-paid accommodation? No.

Actually, I don’t really have a formal opinion on which royals should get what state-paid services, so I’ll just stop there.

So then, if I’m all “Yay for the Queen!” what’s my problem?

Well, my problem is that it seems that 1) in a time of economic upheaval around the globe, way too much money is being thrown at the wedding and 2) the media and society are going crazy over this non-event.

Two people met and fell in love and are now getting hitched. That is certainly something to celebrate—for the families of those involved. I just don’t understand why I need to have it forced down my throat! (And, yes, if you post every detail of your wedding plans on Facebook, I’m probably going to need a sick bag, too!)

So, yay for Prince William and his bride. It’s a wonderful thing when people dedicate their lives to each other through marriage. I wish you both a future of joy and happiness. And may your first child be a masculine child. (Sorry, can’t resist a good Godfather quote when talking about weddings!)

But for the media and the people who are going insane over a wedding that they’re not even invited to: Please, let’s enjoy some real news.

You know, important stuff like:

* This is being said by a woman who doesn’t fully understand the issues surrounding the constitutional monarchy.

One thought on “God save the Queen

  1. It’s funny. My mother and sister were visiting me these past two weeks. And everywhere we went someone would ask them about the Royal Wedding, and be so happy that my family would return home in time for it…even though my family don’t even have a tv so it’s a total non-event! Though guess it will be nice that they’re not away when my father has the day off haha.

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