I had no intention of being a fan of the Royal Wedding. I had avoided all the pre-programs and super guessing games and standard analysis and while I am not against happiness for this lovely couple...I really, really, really had no interest.
This morning I wandered downstairs to exercise (no applause as I haven't exercised in over a week) and flipped on the TV as I cannot run on the elliptical without some distraction. I HATE aerobic exercise. I had been watching a movie weeks ago on this channel and here at 5:30 in the morning... in my basement...what should I see... but the wedding procession just getting underway. Since I was already on the running machine and had begun to work up a rhythm, I left the channel running.
It soon became fascinating. All the pomp and circumstance was captivating. Even that old, cold Queen who had long ago given it up for England looked so lovely and warm. No big grins on her face and no indication she was happy about this day...but she wore a lovely golden yellow and did allow a few royal smiles. The sis almost outshone the bride with that lovely gown and the children were almost American in their desire for decorum to be over and done with already.
I heard that the wording had been changed to gender neutral...but they still went through the symbolism of the father giving away the bride as if she was property....or as if he had spent substantial time in raising her while her mother stood in silver gray in the background as mothers have done for centuries. You know, the one who did the cooking, bathing, diapering?
The boys choir and the adult choir were stunning and the sermon to the couple was warm and intelligent, and all almost made me desire to get back into church attendance except there are no choirs or church bells of this magnificence in my neck of the woods.
AND I have to confess that I did tear up several times when I saw the love and excitement that the British citizens (all around the world) had for this beautiful couple. I have to admit that this was the best reality show I have seen in a long time and I do wish them a lifetime of happiness and perhaps more important lots of good luck.