Friday, April 29, 2011

The royal wedding...

My domestic help and I watched Kate and William's wedding together. I came home from an aborted attempt to meet my psychiatrist (he had gotten the time wrong and was trying to meet three patients all at once) and was just on time to see William and Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey in full regalia. My domestic help came in just when Kate and William were about to exchange vows. She cleaned the apartment when there were boring parts and we watched all the exciting bits together.

It was a lot of fun and we had a lot of commenting to do. Of course, we compared this royal wedding to our own royal wedding and concluded that the British version was done with much more pomp and circumstance which was better for the overall impression it made. We don't do that well enough. We just don't stage an affair like that well enough, although we do well on the emotional bit of it. We show less stiff upper lip and more touchy feely and tears. We put a bit more emotion into it for the special effects.

We don't have as big a palace or as many guards in uniform or as many nice horse drawn coaches like that beautiful Landau Kate and William rode to Buckingham Palace in for the balcony scene. We do have 'The Golden Coach', but it pales in comparison. It's just a little thing. We just don't have the largess and the volume. We're smaller and more understated in everything. I wish we could do something about that. I want pomp and circumstance too.

I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if I had watched it on my own. It was definitely better watching it with a like minded woman of roughly my age. We did see eye to eye on most everything, including the fact that we liked the simplicity of the wedding dress and the bouquet. We thought they were very chique, especially in comparison to the richness of William's uniform. Let the man be the peacock, is my thought.

It wasn't my intention to write a whole post about the royal wedding, even though the title implies it. I've had to change the title. I had something else there altogether. Now the deed is done. I'm too lazy to change the post.

Have a good day.



Twain12 said...

i had to watch my granddaughters this morning , so i missed some of it , but i will catch up on it later again...i wish them all the best

Maggie May said...

I really enjoyed it too.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gail said...

Twas a wonderful post, learning the differences in each country's wedding.

So glad you had a delightful enjoyable viewing.