After watching the Lifetime made-for-tv-movie 'William and Kate' ** I remembered how excited I am about the upcoming Royal Wedding (da da dah!). I've always been excited about it, but not on the same level as you'll find some people are - aka OMG!!!!!1 Kate may or may not have come out of such and such store that may or may not have anything to do with the ROYAL WEDDING!!!!1!!. I happened to miss the last major Royal Wedding by two years and 42 days so there's no way I'm missing this one! Plus, like most in my generation I grew up with Wills and Harry (confession time: while everyone has always been all about how hot Prince William is, I've always been more attracted to Harry. I'm a rebel.)
Then I read this today from the Daily Mail which basically says that 9 out of 10 British women polled aren't jealous of Kate Middleton and actually, they feel sorry for her. Their reasoning was what you would expect: life will never be normal again and the blaring burning public and media spotlight. While I'm not jealous of Kate - I've got all the fairytale I could ever wish for - I would never pity her! Here's why:
1. They were friends first.
2. They've been together for 10 years!
3. She knows what's coming.
4. They are IN LOVE!
Why would I feel sorry for her?! I'm truly happy for 'em both.
Also, for all you Royal Wedding haters out there: REALLY?! You've got nothing better to complain about than a happy couple taking a chance on love and happiness? Yikes, I do feel sorry for you. Not Kate, just you. Huge boost in tourism and the whole world watching -- millions of people having lovey-dovey warm fuzzy feelings about the United Kingdom -- oh it's so terrible, what can we do to stop it!?! Get a life.
** Royal and I only watched half of the movie together. He left to see a friend and I finished it alone. The next day he tells me that he watched the rest of it and though it was kinda chad, it was also pretty good. Extremely high praise coming from a hurly burly rough 'n tumble former Bootneck! So ignore the critics and watch it if you are able!