A Few Quick Notes on the Duke of Cambridge’s Wedding

  1. Had it been me, I think I would have asked for a title other than Duke of Cambridge — only one of the previous five made it to the throne, and a number of would-be’s died in infancy.
  2. “Jerusalem” remains a favorite of mine, Python allusions and all, but it’s a pity they couldn’t get these guys to do the gig.
  3. Since I didn’t have time to get to the reception (Mondoville is having finals), I’m glad those doyens of the Social Register, the Gormogons, were able to make it. I’ve always suspected GorT was a genuine blueblood — or that could be coolant.
  4. Didn’t we fight, like, two wars so we wouldn’t have to pay attention to this stuff? Would someone please tell the networks?
  5. Best wishes to the bride and groom.

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4 Responses to A Few Quick Notes on the Duke of Cambridge’s Wedding

  1. “Obey” has been removed from the bride’s wedding vows.

    I’m not distressed quite so much by that, but by the number of people who seem to think that’s worth discussing — and that they appear to be right — even though William’s mother did exactly the same thing, so there is no ground being broken here. Much worse than that is this notion that in modern times, it seems everyone’s identity is fastened in some way to the simple statement “I don’t owe you anything.” By which I mean everyone making any noise about anything is either saying that, lending support to someone saying that, considering himself part of the constituency of someone who is saying that…all of western civilization is being re-defined according to a fundamental thought of that-is-not-my-job.

    I wax philosophically about it here, which some will consider a waste of energy. Desiring not to become the object of my own complaint, I will give due consideration that they could be correct about this and I’m making a mountain out of a molehill. But I don’t think so; I really don’t think so.

    That’s it for my heavy thoughts about royal marriages, disobedient wives, and disobedient wives within royal marriages. As far as my lighter thoughts —

    If being royalty means you can’t ask your missus to grab you a beer from the fridge, maybe in her birthday suit if there’s nobody around, then as far as I’m concerned they can jolly well keep it.

  2. PonderingPilgrim says:

    Well, as the resident Royal watcher and English Historian at Mondoville:
    1. I agree. Duke of Sussex would have been a good one, though they do not have a terribly good record either.
    2. Agreed on all counts.
    3. Funny, but sadly not the right picture. That is, I think, Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn, who married in 2008. (Princess Anne’s son.)
    4. Well, I would argue that we fought only one war for that privilege. 1812 was pretty much of a disaster unless one wants to take Andy Jackson’s side on this. I don’t. Regardless, the fact that large numbers US citizens are enthralled by Royalty, especially British royalty, is quite amazing. Probably has something to do with all the pomp and circumstance, and the liking of parades and parties. Or, it might be that because we do not have such a “political” animal, the fact that the Brits provide us with such a voyeuristic oppotunity that we are content living through them.
    5. Yes, best wishes.

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