I can be a grouch, but even I was impressed by the Royal Wedding. The British really know how to do splendor. OK, why do Americans love the Royal Family so much? The link from HuffPost will help with that.
Harry and Meghan seem to be nice people in love. I’m an Anglophile and have British friends, so I pay attention to this sort of thing.
I could not be a member of the Royal Family. Not just am I not connected, by blood, I couldn’t even play a royal on television. I can be sloppy, if not careful, use the wrong fork, etc. In Downton Abbey, Mr. Carson was my favorite character, but there’s no way I could live up to his exacting standards. For me, white shirts, were one of the most dangerous things ever invented. If forced, to wear a white shirt, I panic about the menu. There are rich sauces on the food? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Meghan Markle is stunning. People speak about the “biracial,” part of her. I guess I can see for “Women of color,” in the UK. It’s important. I just see two nice people in love, and maybe one day, (Probably not in my lifetime), we will get past caring about skin color, except to see beauty in it. I try to be hopeful about that.
I watched a lot of the pre wedding coverage. Some of it talked about Republicanism in the UK. The cynic and dot connector in me kicked in. I’ve read the Queen likes Meghan. There was also a scathing article in New York Magazine about the Royal Wedding. The author doesn’t like Royals to begin with, but seemed to imply, that Meghan is a social climber and taking Harry for a ride. The fact that she’s an actress, makes it easier for her.
Is that true? Maybe. Who knows what’s completely in her heart. My instinct says no, but I’ve been wrong before.
Staying on the subject of Meghan being an actress; did that help the Queen like her? Think of this. Between Republicanism, and Meghan being biracial, was the Queen thinking for the long term, accepting Meghan as a way to keep the Royal Family relevant.
Hopefully, my cynicism is completely misplaced, and this is just a happy couple.