Wednesday, April 27, 2011
M and I have always been pretty serious Britophiles. I think Kate Middleton is stunning, smart, and a great role model. No doubt she is absolutely fit for the role. I'm rooting for them, wish them the best and think they have a great chance of making it -they seem real enough. There's something kind of irresistible about a prince falling for a girl "from the people"; yes I know Diana wasn't royalty per say, but she still had a nobility background and rather privileged upbringing.
But when people called her Waitie Katie, in the back of my mind I couldn't help thinking that it's not commitment issues that prevented Prince William from proposing to her for so long, but rather fear and dreading of exactly what is happening nowadays: the turning of this event into 1- a spectacle, 2- a media circus, and 3- a merchandising farce (the re-recycling of Elton John's Candle in the Wind, really?). Especially when we know how it turned out for the woman who first wore that beautiful, slightly understated sapphire ring.
I just think that all this craziness is putting a lot of negative pressure on the event, and will end up playing against them in the marriage. As stupid as it probably sounds, I kind of feel sorry for the girl, and the fact that she is not allowed to have a "normal" wedding (even if on a grand scale). Makes me reflect on all of these brides-to-be who want nothing more than "to be a princess" on their big day. Funny, but to me, it's the word nightmare that comes to mind, instead of fairytale.