For weeks, we have been inundated with news, specials and tireless coverage of the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Every morning, my husband mocked Today or the Early Show for their incessant reporting of the Royal Wedding. I started to feel his pain. A day did not go by that we didn’t hear about invitations, who’d be designing Kate’s dress, who was or wasn’t on the guest list. It had been non-stop.
I had just about enough when I spoke to a colleague in London who told me more about the festivities. She said the event had been declared a public holiday and the excitement was everywhere. While she wasn’t planning on watching this monumental moment with hundreds of thousands of spectators outside Westminster Abbey, she said the British sure knew how to put on a celebration and that was thrilling for so many people.
I became so intrigued by what it must be like to be in such close proximity to the Royal Wedding, I wasn’t so bothered by all the attention it was receiving; instead, I was curious! I suddenly became interested in many, but not all (Al Roker’s London weather reports and Erica Hill trying on hats), of the details. I started reading the online news items from People, Us Weekly and CNN that I normally would’ve skipped over. I even went to the Royal Wedding website! Oh the shame!
While I am not totally sucked in, I finally realized what an exciting moment this must be for so many people. If nothing else, it’s a happy time; one that celebrates love and a fairy tale that many girls grow up dreaming about (marrying a prince!). Nowadays, all we hear about is the bad happening in the world. This is a joyous refresher.
So while I don’t plan on getting up at 4:00 a.m. to watch the latest wedding coverage, I will no longer be groaning at the sound of Kate Middleton’s name. Instead, I will be anxiously waiting to see what she wore!