Friday, April 29, 2011

Congrats Kate and William!

I'm very torn about the royal wedding. Normally, I despise celebrity gossip in any form. I stand firmly in the "their business is their business" camp. Yet because we are getting married a mere 4 months apart, I can't help but feel a kinship with Kate and William, especially since they were originally planning on August. We could have been date buddies. And since I'm in wedding scouting mode, I have an urge to know all the little details of their big day.

And I'm ashamed of it. I shouldn't want to pry into their day, shouldn't feel the need to know everything, definitely shouldn't judge Kate by her dress choice, and most especially should not feed the media circus surrounding their wedding, even in a small way, by weighing in.

Nonetheless, I want to. I want Kate to blog about all those little details, and I want to comment on everything they do, even though they probably didn't have much of a say in the decor or decorum.

It is a highly problematic feeling.

There is one thing I am sure of though: I'm glad my wedding isn't being scrutinized like theirs. A supportive group of other brides is nice, but the entire world judging your choice of table runners is quite a different story. And I feel bad for them, mostly her (let's be honest, we all know it's the girl that gets responsibility for everything at the wedding). I wouldn't trade with her, not even to be a princess.

Though I imagine being made a princess balances a fair amount of the invasion of privacy.

What do you think? Is it wrong to analyze their wedding? Or is it too good an opportunity to pass up, even at the couple's expense?


  1. This post is the first hint of anything negative I've heard about the royal wedding - everything I've heard otherwise is pure gushing over everything. Thus, I don't really think there's much worry in the rest of the world judging everything. I do, however, feel bad for them for all the traditions, protocol, expectations, and restrictions placed on royalty.

  2. Welllll having your wedding on TV in every country is a little different from, say, being a celebrity who has their wedding in their backyard with all the tents up to protect privacy and hiring security guards to make sure there are no photographers lurking in the bushes. I'm sure they are used to being photographed and scrutinized - they are there to be a public figure after all. Well, maybe not Kate, that must've been tough for her but I'm sure she's learning. It is enormous pressure.. I suppose it has it's pros and cons.


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