But I don't care. I love the royal family! I loved the royal wedding. Why? I'm so glad you asked! Let me enlighten you to my personal reasons for loving it:
1. William actually loves Kate. Kate actually loves William. They have 10 years of friendship behind them; a solid foundation for a lasting relationship. William chose the one he loved --unlike his father, he wasn't really "forced" into a "prudent relationship" --he chose, and he chose well.
2. Kate is a commoner. Like Grace Kelly, she is a typeface for Cinderella, and it's beautiful! This morning she was a commoner, and now she is a princess. The romance of that just thrills me, even the feminist that I am. I love a good romance!
3. The wedding brought together millions of people all over the world! It was a unifying experience, and one about joy, love, new beginnings --we were able, as a world, to focus for just a brief moment on something beautiful instead of tragic; something joyful instead of horrific.
4. The religion! I love how the monarchy is married to its' religion, and what a big part it played. There was so much mention of Christ and God and fidelity and loyalty and the reasons for marriage. Since I adore my own religion, it was wonderful to see the same deference given to their own.
5. The music! Oh, my goodness, the music! Absolutely astounding.
6. Westminster Abbey is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I literally could not pick my jaw up off of the ground as I walked around the Abbey 2 years ago, nor could I stop the tears from forming in my eyes. That place has over a THOUSAND years of history behind it --tradition going back to the 1100's and 1300's. Coronations, marriages, burials --so much history! And I adore history. The "pomp" of the wedding in such a glorious place was so appropriate to me.
7. The classiness. With the world becoming so crude, crass, rude, and obnoxious, it is so very refreshing to see some manners! The royal family are just so dang polite! I love the formality. The grace. The regal address. I do! I really do.
8. I'm an anglophile. You already know this, dear reader. I dream of visiting (living??) in England again. My people are from there, you know! I have some kind of spiritual draw to the people and the land.
And that's about it.
What do you think? Do you like the British royalty? Or do you find them outdated?