Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal wedding mysteries? I'm solving them at Shine

AP Photo
I was up super-early this morning to watch (and work) the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, keeping a bleary eye out for any royal mysteries and searching for answers to royal-wedding questions. Believe it or not, in spite of the crazy amount of media coverage, there were still a few things left to the imagination on the big day! Things like:

  • Why didn't Prince William watch his bride walk down the aisle?
  • Who was that little girl covering her ears and frowning while the newlyweds kissed on the balcony?
  • Did the flowers in the Kate's bouquet have any hidden meanings?
  • Did the bride wear Princess Diana's tiara?
  • What did Prince William whisper to Kate at the altar?

Find the answers to these and other royal wedding questions in my post at Yahoo's Shine.

Personally, I think that much of the hoopla around this extravagant ceremony was fueled by hope. Princess Diana's fairy-tale marriage to Prince Charles had a tragic ending; maybe so many people tuned in and turned out for her son's wedding because it felt like a do-over, in a way—a chance for "happily ever after." I don't know. But it was fun to watch.

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