I watched the Royal Wedding. And I won’t be apologizing for it.

April 30, 2011

I watched, loved, and cried through the Royal Wedding. I totally looked forward to it for weeks before it happened. I read some of the news that came up (we don’t have cable) and was thrilled that the boy I’d known for my entire life as Prince William was about to marry a commoner. I didn’t get myself all worked up about the fake TV shows on Will and Kate or who was designing who, I just wanted to see them pull this day off together.

Why are we all so weirded out to admit we wanted to see that? It isn’t a dirty porn movie – it’s a royal wedding with real princesses. That’s pretty darn awesome. I don’t know about you, but I don’t get to see that too often around these parts. So the part of me that wanted to “confess” or put “Don’t hate” on my FB status was shut up with “Why shouldn’t I be?”

I watched it because it’s history. It was magical. When they walked out of the church and those bells rang it was just like Cinderella – the same beautiful clanging sound and all.

I was glad they spent an inordinate amount of money. They’re royal, that’s how they roll. And it would be a shame if they hadn’t, because right now we all need a little glitz and glamour in our recession, war filled lives.

So I’m not going to downplay it or pretend like it wasn’t a big deal. It was. It was something that people all over the world watched. It was a moment when history changed. I was thrilled to be a part of it, to watch and silently pray that this time, a royal marriage would have a happy ending for two people that truly do seem to love each other.

I watched Kate walk in those doors, all tiny and sweet and excited, as one of us. And walk out as a Princess. Isn’t that most little girls’ dream?

I mean, besides being able to actually attend the wedding and wear this masterpiece?

For realz.

12 Comments

  • Miranda

    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Fascinator wearers of the world unite!!

    LOL.

  • Kim

    April 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve never ‘followed’ the Royal family, so I wasn’t interested in anything but the dress, until I ‘heard’ what the lip reader had to say. Then I was fully invested, tearing up and sucked in for at least an hour. Then made my husband watch re-caps later that night. Which he totally did! And Diana? I saw that hat *IN YOUR CLOSET* 🙂

  • Dallas

    April 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Heck, I dressed up and had a Royal Wedding party at a friend’s house. My post about that:
    http://azhita.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-royal-experience.html

    Everyone thought I was nuts, but give me a break. Every day people watch shows like Survivor, or Celebrity Apprentice, or any number of OMG shows. This is once in a lifetime, fairytale magic. Bite me. lol

    I gotta say though, what the hell with that HAT???

    Dallas

  • Janelle

    April 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Well said! Didn’t watch it – no TV…but would have, without shame, had I had access. (I was invited to a party that started at 5 a.m., but figured my children wouldn’t appreciate the early wake-up call…)
    I heard that it costs British citizens each about $0.75/yr to pay for their royalty – totally worth it. Thank you Britain. (that numbers seems low to me?)

  • Jen

    April 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I think the whole thing is absolutely magical. I didn’t watch the actual wedding, but I did look at the pictures. They are such a sweet couple. People are negative about things like this because they are cynical a-holes. That’s the gist of it. And I know there are other news-worthy events going on in the world and here in the states right now, but it’s a pleasant surprise to see 2 people have a modern-day fairy tale come true.

  • Krista

    April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    first of all… what IS that thing on her head, who is she & how did she get a seat behind the queen?

    second of all… i didn’t think i cared about the wedding until the day of when I was wide eyed watching it, tearing up as she walked down the aisle and thinking about just how magical of a moment it was.

    1. Catherine

      April 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      She got a seat behind the queen because she is Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew (& Fergie) Grand daughter of the queen, and Will’s cousin. She has her Mother’s dress sense.

  • Dana K

    April 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I dvr’d it & watched the good parts lol. I wanted to see her walk down the aisle (beautiful), take their vows,& the kiss. I watched the kiss a couple of times for good measure.

    Seriously, I watched his mother get married & then buried. This was a sweet moment to witness.

  • Samantha

    April 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I’m right there with you. I felt all kinds of silly telling people I planned on watching it, and seeing eyes roll or hearing them list the reasons they wouldn’t do anything that vapid. But I loved it. I felt like it swept me out of my ordinary life for just a little while on Friday. Into something magical.

    Thanks for posting what I felt too.

  • Sara

    April 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I’m with you! I didn’t watch much, (stupid work) but I checked out some photos and video clips online.

    I don’t understand why being interested in a happy couple’s wedding day would be something to apologize for or have to justify!

  • Teresa

    April 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I was getting so tired of seeing wedding news everywhere- cluttering my twitter stream, and hearing every fb friend talk about how excited they were. Guess the intrigue was planted, because I watched a rerun that morning. I’m glad I did too, it was very special.

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    April 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I loved it. I mean, I’m a little bitter that Wills chose Kate over me… but I still loved the wedding. It was tasteful, beautiful, classic yet modern. Wonderful. And do you think I can pull off wearing a hat out in public? Because I want to!

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