Today's Poll: Did you watch any part of the Royal Wedding?
This royal wedding was absolutely beautiful. The guests were dressed in their finery, some looking decidedly more tasteful than others, and the entire village and castle polished and decked out for the occasion. The weather was splendid; the horses groomed to a T; the cars from the Royal Mews gleamed. The little children who took part behaved themselves. I thought the bride and groom were perfection. The music was heavenly; the cellist divine. On the negative side, Victoria Beckham could have tried to smile once and the preacher who heads the Episcopalian Church talked too much during his "address" and his faux folksiness at this event was a bit cheesy. His message was solid but it was not supposed to be a sermon. I saw Camilla tilt her head down -- which meant her feathery pink hat covered her whole face -- and I daresay she said something about this to the Duchess of Cambridge next to her, because Kate smiled slightly and gave her a little side eye. The Duke of Windsor stared intently at his program the entire time -- which was like 15 minutes already.
In response to Billie, I think your comment that Bishop Michael Curry's address was faux folksiness is way off base. He is a truly dynamic speaker who is the current presiding bishiop and primate of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Episcopalian describes one who is a member of the Episcopal Church. His message of love in such a setting was great, in my opinion. The royals had a copy of his text a week in advance and obviously had no problem with the content or the length.
I care not one single wit that you or anyone else thinks that Michael Curry's address was great and that he provided a copy of it well in advance of the ceremony. I know nothing of the behind-the-scenes and am only speaking from my own observation, which therefore cannot be described as "way off base" because it has no basis, only my perception. It is my First Amendment right to characterize it as I may and I saw the whole spectacle, which became an SNL parody, and found him to be over-the-top and cheesy. Sorry if you don't like it. He went on and on and on and on. It was overkill. Christ's love and it's potent force was a solid message but he didn't know when to shut his trap. Your definition of dynamic is simply not mine.
A royal wedding, love and happiness shared with the world! A welcome break from incessant bad news and negativity. Maybe the sneaky sideways glance was in response to one of them nodding off or passing gas in the pew.
The best part for me was witnessing the obvious love between Meghan and Harry and how warmly it touched me.