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April 26, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Whatever you might think of the British Royal family, they certainly dominate the news when it comes to a Royal Wedding. Weddings, at their best, are an intense exercise of...

...planning, discretion, and in this case, incomprehensible security.

Supposedly one third of the entire world's population will be watching this particular nuptial event. Many observers of the British Royals make the observation that this could, in fact, be the last Royal wedding that the world will care about.

Their assumption is that once Prince Charles takes the throne (well after age 60) his lack of popularity will diminish wide-spread support. And by the next time a Royal wedding comes up, not that many people will be interested - or at least nowhere near one third of the whole world's population.

There are, of course, those who consider a wedding of this scale to be pretentious and wasteful, especially in these difficult economic times, but I would say, no matter what you might feel or believe regarding the Royal Family, you should watch at least some of this wedding.

If nothing else, it will be an historic event, one not likely to be repeated in our lifetimes.

You can learn a lot from almost any aspect of this wedding; the clothes, the dishes, the rituals, even the horses and carriages all tell a story and have historical significance.

If you didn't get invited and want to watch the whole (or even part of) the ceremony, you can see it all on the official website here -http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/.

As Barbara Walters put it, " No one does it like the British".

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About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). And, as much as Morf loves writing this blog, he is always open to other opportunities either blogging or teaching. You can contact him at mmorf@mail.com.

Posted by mmorf at April 26, 2011 10:07 PM


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