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Why I’m not watching the Royal Wedding – Monthly Musings

Who gives a flying fig about the royal wedding? What's all the fuss about? Isn’t it just two pretty, rich people (one formerly pretty), getting married? Do you care even less than I do? Why watch it? Sound off!

Although I’m a self-avowed anglophile, I don’t give two hoots about the royal wedding. Do I hate the British? Despite the revolutionary war, of course not. I studied British domestic literature/cultural studies in graduate school. If I ever file the dissertation, I’ll be a Dr. PhD in BritLit – no, seriously. I visit London every four years and haven’t found a show I don’t like on the BBC. Heck, I dress up in RENAISSANCE FAIRE garb for the weekend.

But the royal wedding … I could give two figs. I mean, what’s the big deal about the royal wedding? Don’t you remember the last one (you know, Camilla and Charles), or the one before that and how that turned out? Heck, how about the other high profile marriage that happened near those two? How are things going for you Fergie, former Duchess of York?

I know we’re supposed to see it as wildly romantic, but there isn’t really any drama in their relationship. It isn’t a ‘prince’ marrying a ‘commoner’ like the The Prince and Me. Hello, she’s an heiress! Also, he isn’t going to make king anytime soon. His grandmother’s still kicking! He’ll probably stay ‘prince’ until his 80s. He didn’t exactly see her across a crowded ballroom a la Cinderella. They met in college, broke up, and got back together again. What’s so exciting about that? 500 million people do that! We might as well watch paint dry! In my mind, it’s a bunch of rich pretty people marrying each other (OK, one pretty person and one formerly pretty person) who might potentially divorce later.

So, what’s up with the insane American media? Honestly, Access, ET, TMZ, I don’t need 24 hour coverage. Plus, YOU’RE AMERICAN! You didn’t go that insane for the Clinton or Bush daughter weddings. I don’t need you to pull out EVERY SINGLE former British expatriate and use them as a commentator due to their nationality. Really? Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman? Really?

Honestly, if I were Kate and Will I’d live in sin all my life just to avoid the insane media coverage leading up to the event.

So, those are my thoughts. Flame away. I don’t wish them ill, but seriously, people, relax. It’s just a wedding.

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13 Responses to “Why I’m not watching the Royal Wedding – Monthly Musings”

April 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Hey, I’m British and I can’t stand the coverage over here either. It’s just two people, I don’t know, getting married, I’m happy for them but I don’t want to watch the procession, I don’t want to watch the service and I just generally don’t care. There is only one thing I care about in all this, the UK government declared it a bank holiday so I don’t have to go to work! Most people i know are taking the opportunity to get out of the country.

April 27, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I was going to say pretty much this but decided that since you had gone to the effort I would just say ditto.

April 27, 2011 at 12:16 PM

There isn’t one single detail about the whole thing that remotely interests me. I’ll be trying to find out what else happened in the world that got ignored by the ridiculous media.

April 27, 2011 at 1:13 PM

When I was checking the weather and traffic apps on my TV this morning Today was on in the background and I swear I could hear Al Roker’s soul crying as he had to feign interest in talking about the wedding and how they almost met before they actually did first meet.

Also doesn’t the live coverage start at like 3am EST? What kind of nutjob is willing to watch that live on the East coast?

April 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Apparently Franky in the Middle… :)

One formerly pretty person… LOL, sooo true, what happened to William!!!, seems like his father’s side just kicked in!!! LOL

April 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I agree, An. I couldn’t care less about the wedding. And – fun trivia – William is related to my family (second cousin of my second cousins).

April 27, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Yeah, I’m much more likely to watch The Prince and Me, so it is ironic that you’ve got that DVD up :)

April 27, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I almost feel as if we should cover it for CliqueClack Flicks just for the fun of it –

April 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I’ve seen it. Bleh. I’m still amused that they invented a new royal family for Denmark, when there is an existing one. Alternate universe I guess.

April 27, 2011 at 8:17 PM

I’ll admit it was bleh, only my respect of Julia Stiles kept me watching. All the same, ‘The Prince & Me 2′ proved far worse (I could barely get past the first 15 min). But, hey, if we ever cover it, at least we have the actual cousin to the king (2-4 times removed as a commentator ;)

April 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM

I had to ask the women at work if it made me less of a girl because I have zero interest. If the title of this article had just been Royal Wedding I would have passed on by. And this is coming from a semi fan of Say Yes to the Dress.

Why does this need to be headline news anywhere but the countries that are spending cash on this little party (I am sure they are forcing Canada to kick in some money)?

April 29, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Firstly, if it annoys you so much-DON’T WATCH, there are plenty of other electronics to distract your simple minds, or I don’t know, maybe pick up a book and read. Secondly, the Royal Wedding IS a big deal. Yes, millions of people get married everyday but not to the heir to the throne. And this marriage has major political and historical signficance. “Live in sin”, yeah, that’s a brilliant idea for the royal family line. Could it end in divorce, perhaps, but William will always be heir to the throne, regardless. It is downright frightening to read about this generations ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude regarding anything that doesn’t put them at center stage. Really, people? Take a moment and really examine why you feel so strongly negative about this event…could it be a bit of trivial jealousy? Is the media perhaps going a little overboard with their coverage (come on, does anyone really NEED to know about what kind of underwear Kate was planning on wearing for her nuptials?) but when does the media ever not take an event to the nth degree. Of course they are going to try and capitalize on it. Would you rather be watching more depressing news (not that we should be turning a blind eye to the issues going on around the world) but can’t we just take a pause for the cause and enjoy a moment of celebration with our allies?

April 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

It’s all just a bunch of rich cocksuckers showing off how much money they have…