I don't know if you've ever been quite able to tell this over my blog, but I get real defensive real easily. I stick up for things even sometimes when I don't even agree with them/it. I do this when I believe something is getting unfairly attacked... usually due to ignorance or pride. So this blog may sound very defensive, but this is only due to the fact that people were attacking it quite frequently yesterday by claiming those who enjoy it and are paying attention to it shouldn't be interested in such "unimportant" and "fickle" "rich people" matters.
Disclaimer: This post also highly displays the idealistic/romantic parts of me. Males, beware.
Guys, the Royal Family is a monarchy of great historical importance.
Not some random celebrity who is getting married for the second time and has way too much money to do so.
I didn't jump on the Royal Wedding bandwagon until only a few days ago. But oh, was this jump a violent one. I got excited, and I got excited quickly.
My roommate and I woke up for it.
I've watched the processional like 5 times.
Almost cried the first time.
We replayed the part where he says "William Arthur Phillip Louie" and swooned probably close to ten times.
We then watched Princess Diaries 2.
And the history of the Royal Weddings on the History Channel.
The whole time while taking breaks to replay the best Harry smirks.
Harry's line while she's walking down the isle, as William faces the altar.
"Wait till you see her."
Then, when she finally arrives, William's smirk and whisper of,
"You look beautiful."
The same thing his dad said as Diana reached the altar.
Least favorite part?
The ugly stepsis -- I mean, cousins of the princes.
Honesty Eugiene and Beatrice, 2 BILLION people were watching this thing. Let's wear flattering dresses and try to stay away from hats that resemble octopuses. You're beautiful girls and have the money to buy whichever dress you please. Don't they seriously remind you of the ugly stepsisters, though?
But, I think what I like most about all of this... the wedding, the royal family, monarchies... is that amidst our corrupted society we have have these timeless traditions that remain just as in tact as they did 100 years ago.
The dresses, hats, suits, bows, chivalry, carriages... the list goes on.
They are, with slight variations, are just as proper as they were centuries ago.
Another reason I enjoy the system of the Royal Family representing the country and the Prime Minister ruling it, is because then it creates this King or Queen that everyone loves. To love the symobol of your country without having them tied to politics is a wonderful thing, in my opinion.
Half our country hates our president, the face of our nation.
Now, I'm not saying you have to be interested in these things. Not at all. I'm just saying, it's a part of history... so can I enjoy it? :]
Oh, and the dress? Big fan. Spot on. But that didn't even need to be said. :]
BEDA, it's been nice. I mean stressful. I mean... thank goodness you are over.