|Official engagement photograph of Prince William and Kate Middleton|
you can’t turn on the TV these days without hearing something about the wedding of william and kate … oh, excuse me, “catherine.” seriously, CNN split its coverage between two topics yesterday — the royal wedding and the president’s birth certificate. *sigh
do you remember the wedding of prince charles and princess diana? that was 1981 and we would have been in first grade then. i have this memory of watching it on our old black and white TV surrounded by a few of our neighbors, but nothing more than that. i remember it being sort of a big deal — a prince and princess getting married! and though her prince seemed more like a toad even from the start, she definitely looked the part of a fairy-tale princess. shortly after, one of my aunts was gifted a coffee table book on the royal engagement/wedding and i devoured that from cover to cover. there was this whole mystique about the royalty. that’s not quite the case anymore, in this age of twitter and facebook. i mean, the royal family actually has a flickr account, for goodness’ sake (that’s where i got the photo on the right).
anyway, the ceremony is supposed to start at 6 a.m. tomorrow. i don’t think i’ll be watching, but i’ll DVR it. i do wish william and kate the best, though 🙂