My mailbox has been blitzed the past few weeks with e-mails from publicists attempting to drum up excitement for the Royal Nuptials between Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Messages with the titles “The Royal Honeymoon! Kate Middleton’s Style File,” “Royal Wedding Bridal Shoes!”, and “Royal Wedding Celebration and Inspiration!” fill my inbox everyday. For some reason I’m just not that into it.
This apathy differs considerably from the public fascination with Princess Diana and Prince Charles back in 1981.
Apparently people woke up super early to watch Diana and Charles get hitched on TV. Can’t say I’ll be doing the same for Will and Kate tomorrow (I had to google when it’s going down–it’s scheduled for tomorrow at 6am EST).
I wish them the best (as I would any other couple), but I can’t relate to anything about their story, meeting, or marriage.
Now I would set my DVR for a broadcast of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding (I know they’re already married, just hypothetically speaking).
It seems entertainers are the ‘royals’ of America–with merit. Beyonce’s songs bring a smile to my face. Jay-Z’s lyrics make me think, reflect, and dance. They add value in a concrete way. I’m not sure the royals do (But I’m not from the UK, so I’m only hypothesizing).
At any rate, what do you think?