So, it looks like we are going to be stuck with a year long media love-fest around Prince William and Miss Boring. I'm quite certain that he was poked to hurry up with this wedding before the last of his hair fell out. One must look good on one's commemorative mugs after all.
Why do Americans care about this silliness? We love the Obamas for talking about work-life dilemmas and Michelle boards airplanes in shorts. Yet, we lap up information about these stiffs and their castles, titles, and furry-headed guards.
I predict an avalanche of royal stories. This may be the new Tea Party movement or maybe the Tea Time movement. The Today Show anchors were clapping with glee over the expected rating jump this morning. Oh, the endless stories that can be milked out of this announcement. We're going to hear everything from recipes for scones to "what the hell is cricket" stories. Ugh. Even the serious New York Times tried to create a Room for Debate around this engagement.
The only tidbit that caught my attention last night was an interview with Kate's parents. They were in an English field with fencing for horse in the background. They were very sensibly dressed and they looked outdoorsy and chipper. It was a very English scene. I decided that I should like to be an English squire, too. Maybe that's what everyone wants.