Royal Wedding fever brings nations together

It’s been nearly two weeks since the royal wedding and still the buzz it created seems to have remained.

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.

 

 

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