There's an element of glamour to royalty, I think, that has survived to this day. It's like being a celebrity, but with a touch of nobility and elegance, as well as a kind of deep connection with the country's history... We discussed this in class Wednesday, when talking about "planned events" in the journalistic context.
Yeah celebrity can be viewed as garish and tacky, but the royals manage to pull it off because of their self-restraint, formality, education, traditions, etc.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
I really don't care much about the royal wedding. Kate seems like a nice girl with a good head on her shoulders, so I'm glad William has enough sense to marry her instead of some bimbo, but there's no way I'm getting up at 4am to watch it. I'd rather sleep! I'll just look at coverage online tomorrow to see what the dress looks like, but beyond that I probably won't pay much attention.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.
I truly don't understand why anyone cares. I understood everyone's fascination with Diana, especially because her story was the first modern fairy tale in the television age, and Diana had quiet charisma. But this one just doesn't capture my attention. William and Kate seem like nice, ordinary people that I don't really give a crap about, other than generally wishing them well. I'm tired of the royal wedding being plastered on every website, every station, every magazine. I also get annoyed with people calling her a commoner, as if this is 1765. It just all seems a bit silly, to me. Being a princess isn't a fairy-tale thing anymore--it's a nightmare of not having a moment to yourself that isn't scrutinized.
Oh I love it. A Prince and Princess getting married? I'll be watching for sure.
I think it's sentimental.
Aside from the wedding, the Royal Family is such a spectacle though. I don't know how they don't feel like complete clowns, considering all the attention they get and that they do basically nothing. I think I'd feel like less of an important person if I were royalty rather than more.