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Royal Wedding

I am getting fed up with the Royal Wedding. But how do others feel? I mean I support the monarchy. I think it's a grand institution. I also think Wills and Kate seem both fine and lovely young people and I wish them every happiness and good fortune. I shall probably watch the wedding when it happens. But for heaven's sake I don't want wall to wall coverage every day for the next six months. Nor do I want to read some journalist's dissection of the Middletons, their antecedents etc. Or endless pointless speculation about whether it is going to be St Paul's, or Windsor, or Westminster Abbey. Just let them get on with it. Why this obsessive interest in everything they do and how they live etc? Endless paparazzi pictures. It is cruel. More than cruel it is boring and as a nation we should grow up. (Or is this just me?)Evil or Very Mad

Posted at 18th Nov 2010 - 12:26PM   Posted by Fennie   Royal Wedding Comments: 18

Irish Eyes's Avatar Thoroughly agree with you Fennie, let them get on with it; am sick of analysis of every move they make, deep discussion on radio here the other day on the significance of he giving her his Mothers ring, a lovely gesture and fair play to him, but thousands of other would be spouses have used a family ring for such occasions. Media interference in all walks of todays life is the cause of a lot of woe in many areas. Let William and Kate, sorry Catherine, on with it, in private.

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:40PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar No such luck, I fear. And we're only two days gone so far - we have months of it ahead.
I think we get the news we deserve and this sort of stuff is what a lot of people want. Their lives are dull, boring and devoid of excitement so they enjoy the antics of others more fortunate than themselves.
This type of news is for the 'Hello' readers and the like. I am not one of them - not even in the hairdressers.
I shall probably be in France again when the wedding occurs so I shall miss it unless we have cracked and got french TV.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:48PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I quite agree. The thought of 6 months of wall to wall coverage fills me with gloom. Yes I think they are a lovely couple and I like to know a little about what is to happen but when I say a little I mean a little. Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:55PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar I feel a little differently about it. I'm not sure why but I like Royal Weddings and the Royal Family, although there are definitely members of the RF that I don't care for. Again, I'm not sure why but I always felt a certain comfort when all seemed well with Prince Charles and Diana. Maybe it's just the fairytale that I cling to.

Living in the US we aren't going to be bombarded with daily updates. I went on line yesterday to see if I could read any more about the engagement. I started with Times, the Telegraph and ended up at the Daily Mail that had a horrible article about Kate's uncle who sounds like a complete nut. Most people have a relative or two that wouldn't stand up to scrutiny. I really hope the press aren't going to do the "build her up, and knock her down" type of journalism that has been so destructive with other people who have married into the Firm.

I also wondered what people were going to think about spending so much money on a wedding when things are so tough for people. I remember Charles and Diana's wedding and how exciting it was. I went to Hyde Park for the pre wedding party, and it was such a happy time.

It's an interesting topic. Basically, I wish them both happiness and a lasting marriage. I wouldn't take Kate's place for all the tea in China, as I believe the disadvantages completely outweigh the advantages.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:16PM

Toady's Avatar Couldn't give a tuppeny watsit. I think it has all been contrived to take the edge off all the bad economic news and gloom that a British winter brings. When Chas and Di got engaged there was a shortish time between it and the wedding and it was stated that Royal engagements are traditionally short.

Posted by: Toady on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:24PM

Angel's Avatar I agree verbatim with your comments Fennie.

Being brought up with Nan I've always been a huge royalist and am looking forward to this wedding as I've looked forward (and made scrapbooks) for all the others. But I'm already sick of some of the drivelling on and the inane programmes since it was announced.

More than that, I look at Kate and hope to goodness she doesn't have to put up with what Diana had.
I'm with Dancing Dog. I wouldn't swop places with Kate for anything.


Posted by: Angel on 18th Nov 2010 at 03:24PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar Why don't they set up a dedicated website that openly gives all details to date and allows feedback by interested people. Therefore there would be no media exclusives and everyone who wants to know can know.

I personally will enjoy all the details of the wedding and will watch the event.

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 18th Nov 2010 at 03:39PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I love a good Royal Wedding too, but the 'Dianafication' of Kate/Catherine in the press does concern me. She's a brave girl taking all that on. Good luck to the pair of them and I hope lessons have been learned by the media (but it doesn't appear so).

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:54PM

Camilla's Avatar Yep, completely agree with you Fennie, I am very happy for Wills and Kate but don't want to keep hearing more about it continously until the actual day next year.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:42PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Always makes me smile when the news has droned on about the wedding and then the newscaster says and now for the rest of the news . . . so there actually IS other news.

Yup bored with the wedding already. Think the choice of engagement ring is a huge mistake and now dreading all the tacky items that will be produced to commemorate both engagement and wedding . . . ugh.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:53PM

Faith's Avatar I was in Hyde Park too DD for the pre-wedding party of Prince Charles and Lady Diana - do you mean the fireworks? What a crush that was, I never saw so many people in my life!

I quite like a Royal Wedding, but don't need to know each details as it happens. The choice of ring.... hmm, I wonder if Kate secretly thought 'Oh no, I would've preferred a diamond solitaireSad It seems to me rather unlucky to give an engagement ring where the previous marriage ended in divorce.

Posted by: Faith on 18th Nov 2010 at 06:12PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Yes Faith, the fireworks, wasn't there a concert as well? It felt much as I would have thought it did at the end of the war. Everyone out on the streets celebrating - obviously the end of the war was more important.

The sight of punk rockers with God Save The Queen and Union Jacks stencilled on their heads singing along with OAP's made it a very happy evening.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th Nov 2010 at 06:47PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Apparently I'm hopelessly romantic, I actually teared up when William said he wanted his mother to be part of the celebration. I didn't think that the poor girl might have been a little put off. Good Lord I must be hormonal!!!Confused

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th Nov 2010 at 06:53PM

Milla's Avatar Cannot believe it's all dragging on so and only on day 2 or 3. Bored to tears already. Yes, get engaged. Good. Very nice. Then go away and make plans. Then give us a day off work and get married (all have a bit of a party). In between - nothing. SO boring.
Simon Cowell must be gnashing his strange and expensive teeth though. Not a whisper about the X Factor on the tabloids - Mail etc.

Posted by: Milla on 18th Nov 2010 at 07:36PM

Suffolkmum's Avatar Agree with Milla. I have to say I'm not a Royalist at all - total Republican - but I do like to read the odd article, will be interested in what she's wearing etc, and I genuinely wish them the best of luck - they both seem nice enough. But I doubt the media have learned anything at all - same the same obsessive hunting down of the tiniest (and probably quite inaccurate) details. Poor girl .... although she seems much more robust than Diana, quite a different upbringing and at least she's a woman, not a girl (and she won't have to submit to the humiliation of being tested for virginity!)

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 18th Nov 2010 at 08:06PM

Frances's Avatar Has anyone in the media gotten a comment from Camilla? Not Our Camilla.

Best wishes to W and K/C. Would not want to be in the shoes of either of them. So strange to still be carrying on this pomp and ceremony as the economies of the country is dubious.

(The economy of the States is also dubious.)


Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2010 at 12:26AM

Camilla's Avatar Phew, had me worried there for a moment Frances.!Smile I saw a clip of Camilla being interviewed briefly when the news was announced of the wedding. Camilla said she was very happy for William and Kate, and thought the news was wicked, her words not mine.Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Nov 2010 at 01:29AM

Puffin's Avatar Sorry I am from across the pond,but I am enjoying the wedding and engagement coverage,Usa Today-our local paper The New York times---and the Tele.
I wish the young couple the best of luck.
I think there will not be the unhappy coupling as of Our D,
This young lady can handle him ,as he is much like hie Father and not D,who was very sweet.--she is beautiful,but much more worldly wise.
Loved the idea of the ring.Haven't had my fill of news--sick of nothing but depressing war news and sinking gas,etc.
As my better half always says--good thing we aren't in the days of the war,I would be cheering for the other side.
Yes I am at heart a royalest-Guess it is partly my English Canadian upbriging.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2010 at 03:40AM

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