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Old 04-29-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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My wife asked me to DVR the Royal wedding which was on starting at 3 AM. I do not understand why there is so much exitement about this but I started to wonder.... would they (Prince William & Catherine) enjoy camping in a 13 Scamp, Boler etc for a weekend.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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I do not understand why there is so much exitement about this but I started to wonder....
Nor me. Over here we have had a national holiday for the event, so I went out cycling, thinking the roads would be delightfully empty. Well, they were empty of cars but the cycle paths were absolutely full of male cyclists, middle-aged and upwards, presumably avoiding the hullabaloo like me.
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Me neither, and my Grandmother on my Mothers side came straight off the boat from England.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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I think part of it is the History and the other part is curiosity b/c it's not something you see every year. I rember seeing Princess Diana's wedding in 1981 but anybody too young or born after that has never seen anything like this. My girls were fascinated by it today. It really is unbelievable unless you see it for yourself. I told them dont get any ideas unless they marry a Prince, LOL.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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While not an event of major historical proporitions, I view the past week's reporting of the Royal Wedding a valuable "Mental Health' break for many people worldwide. All the news has been for way too long are reports of worldwide financial meltdowns, countries going bankrupt, wars, bombings, people looking for work, the Pacific Rim self destructing, screaming politicians, wild fires, floods, killer tornadoes. So thanks Kate and Wills for giving us some happy news if only for a short time.
As an aside, I was allowed to skip school the day of the Queen's Coronation nearly 60 years ago as it was something you don't get to see often. The way the old girl is going it may be a long while before another one. Scratchy film seen on a 12" TV screen in glorious B&W now you can down load the whole thing on iTunes.
Tomorrow back to the real world but today enjoy the time off.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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It was a time for celebration. I think that's something most people can use in their lives more often. As I told my daughter, it is history, because some day those same two people will (probably) be a King and Queen. I wish them well.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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My wife asked me to DVR the Royal wedding which was on starting at 3 AM. I do not understand why there is so much exitement about this but I started to wonder.... would they (Prince William & Catherine) enjoy camping in a 13 Scamp, Boler etc for a weekend.
How do you camp in a 13 footer with butler and maids? Maybe with a dozen or so for all the cooks, cleaners and other retinue. That's why they have drafty old castles to wander around in and personal game parks to hunt on.
Did you see the nice little car the Prince was driving? It would'nt belittle itself to tug around a lowly Scamp.
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That was his Daddy's car.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
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I wish my Daddy had a car like that I'd look good cruisin' in an Aston Martin convertible!!!!
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I know you're right!
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There once was a girl who said that she'd do anything for a fur coat, but when she got it, she couldn't button it.
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Am I the ONLY person who did NOT watch a single second of the media coverage of Prince William's first wedding?
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Am I the ONLY person who did NOT watch a single second of the media coverage of Prince Charles's first wedding?
Well, looks like a possibility. OTOH. Most of the people who didn't watch any of it, wouldn't bother to open this thread either.
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OK...I didn't watch it...live nor in re-run. Didn't watch the news so didn't even catch snippets on said.

Howsumever, I was curious what y'all might have to say.

I remember watching Diana's wedding and thinking of all the good that could have been done with the money that was spent on that celebration by the Royal's and the British gooberment.

While I didn't have any interest myself, I have to say that HerseyBA made a valid point and thank you for a differing view. For a few the world was focused on something uplifting.

I wish them a happy life.
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