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The Royal Wedding: Why do we care so much?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve heard about the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William ( who are now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).

Many people in the states (mostly women i’m sure) got up in the early hours of the morning to watch the proceedings. Personally, i couldn’t be swayed to get up at 4 in the morning, 1) because i enjoy sleeping far too much and 2) because i don’t have a tv. I probably could have watched it on the internet but i was content without doing so.

But why are people so enraptured with the royal wedding?

I think it’s some kind of combination of our natural curiosity of what other people are doing, our desire to see something that doesn’t happen everyday, and also the fun of it. It is enjoyable to see what everyone is wearing and how they looked and such. At least for women it is. There was huge speculation over what Kate’s dress would look like and how she’d wear her hair.  I think the wedding is a nice distraction from all the negativity we typically see in the news. People idolize Kate and William and the wedding gives them a chance to fantasize and day-dream.

It’s all a bit obsessive and at the end of the day it’s just a wedding.  But the media does tend to go a little crazy with events like this.

William and Kate

Kate preparing to enter Westminister Abbey with her sister and maid of honor, Pippa, holding her train

On a side note, i really can’t stand some of those pill box hats.

As my mom would say, it’s one thing to wear a hat but it’s another to wear a sculpture on your head.

Honestly, this girl looks ridiculous. I’m not entirely sure what she was thinking. There’s even a facebook page dedicated to the insanity of her hat.

Good choice there, Beatrice.


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