Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Royal Wedding 2.0

Surely I'm not the only one who answered the announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton's impending nuptials today with just one simple, heartfelt question?
"Does this mean we get an extra Bank Holiday next year?"
However, I can remember his parent's wedding, back in 1981. Hang on a minute....

Royal weddings in the news. Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet are releasing records again. Financial crises. Riots in the streets. All we need is Argentina to have another pop at the Falklands and the whole world will have turned into a massive 1980s tribute act.

But there are some things that happen at normal weddings that I just don't think we'll be seeing at Will & Kate's do:

Hat wars - it's normally considered bad form to outshine the bride's mother's headgear at the ceremony, so I've been told. But given that the granny on the groom's side has a nifty hat with the Star of India in it, I'm not entirely sure Mrs Middleton will be able to rock up wearing some number from Debenhams.

The evening buffet - swan sandwich, anyone?

The mobile disco - it's not going to happen. Mind you, we're all looking forward to the Band of The Coldstream Guards attempting their seminal version of Madness's 'Baggy Trousers'.

Dodgy speeches by the Best Man - there may well be lots of stories from William's past that are bursting to be told.  Remember though, his family are crack shots and they're normally tooled up. Best to keep it whimsical, chum.

An elderly relative making off-colour remarks about the waiting staff - oh, actually, I think we will have this one.  Well, it's nice to keep some traditions, isn't it?

1 comment:

City Girl said...

Laughing loudly.
Guffawing.
Oops, there's a snort.

(Still laughing)

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