Saturday, April 09, 2005

A royal affair

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So… it’s happening! Two of the world’s most well known ‘middle aged people are getting hitched’. An affair that has lasted more than 30 years and has given rise to enormous, almost unprecedented controversy, will soon end up in marriage – seemingly with Mother’s approval. The Prince of Wales and the (now) Duchess of Cornwall will soon gallop towards the sunset. Aww!

Charles is not exactly popular amongst the public, although this is probably entirely predictable given the fact that he was married to Diana: The Madonna-whore syndrome, affairs, tears, eating disorders, children, miles upon miles of Chanel couture and a tragic accident(?) make up for a wholly inauspicious end to the affair. And then, there is Camilla, most commonly known as ‘the ugly horse’ – although I have it on very good authority that she is, in actual fact, rather delightful, fairly attractive and with a wonderfully dry sense of humour.

You cannot be in the UK, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, without listening to something or someone talking about the wedding. And me, well, what do I think?
I’ve never been a fan of the Royal family, I’ve never been a fan of royalty full stop. As for the not-so-rosy-cheeked couple, I do share the popular sentiment of mild discomfort, but mostly for reasons relating to my inherent dislike of the concept and reality of monarchy.

But I’ll give you that: Charles eats organic and talks to his plants – that is bound to be a good thing, at least in my book! He ignores the calling of what he ‘should be’ like and I, for once, respect that.
And, at the end of the day, for two people who have been through so much together and for so long, including (very) public humiliation and disapproval, and who still manage to stay together and want to get married, well… I guess one cannot but say ‘good luck to them!’

Love conquers all? Maybe.
I, too, choose to remain (perhaps a helpless) romantic…


Blogger Jinx said...

Those two are *ergh* best left to their own devices. The British royal family is much worse than many of it's 'noble subjects'
Thankyou for linking to honered (seriously)

1:51 pm EEST  
Blogger Grace said...

My cynical suspicion is this: If Charles had been able to marry Camilla way back in the mid-70s when they first met and fell in love, Charles, bored with the prematurely aging, chain-smoking Camilla, eventually would have come across the stunning Diana (in her mid-20s, perpetually tanned, and surprisingly unmarried), and the two would have begun a torrid affair.

In other words, Charles married the woman who should have been his trophy wife first and married the woman who should have been his first wife second. (Or somethig like that.)

7:57 am EEST  
Blogger dystropoppygus said...

Grace, this is a joke I (must have) copied from some movie and make all the time to newly re-married friends: "Why didn't you marry your second wife first? You'd have saved a fortune"...

12:35 am EEST  

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