It’s been nearly two weeks since the royal wedding and still the buzz it created seems to have remained.
I made the 1:45 a.m. wake-up with much anticipation and headed over to my neighbors to watch the worlds most waited-for nuptials in recent years, mimosas in tow.
I loved every minute of it .. .the guests, the fashion, the vows, the fascinating as well as the rather un-fascinating fascinators. Indeed it was one of those days that truly brings a city and nation together … much as say the winter Olympics did for Vancouver.
While watching the Canadian coverage, I was interested to learn that a large number of Canadians went to London for the event. Watching interviews with some of them it was interesting to hear many say the event made them feel a connectedness to the UK that they hadn’t felt before.
Of course, like with any huge event, amongst the substantial media coverage, a number of people voiced there views against such an event and the monarchy in general…
A number of anti-monarchy protests were reported on the day and prior to the event. I heard three protesters were arrested a few days before the event for planning a mock execution of Prince Andrew with a guillotine.
I have nothing against the monarchy at all, I’m definitely a supporter. While I understand some people might take the view that people should not have a birthright to power – it’s not like the royals are key players in major decisions for the countries they reside over.
For me, the royal family is a symbol of British identity and history that I have a lot of respect for, and I relish opportunities such as the Royal Wedding to celebrate them.