Friday, April 29, 2011

That was then, this is now

I'm not one to go all ga-ga over the royals in the House of Windsor.  I slept through the wedding today and since we had the movers under foot I had no time for the pomp and circumstance other than to look to the TV and think "She looks lovely in that gown, but she needs some meat on those bones," when it happened - the House of Windsor entered the real world.

Look, when I mention British Royal Wedding, this is what we have come to expect:

But when I looked at the "telly" (or is it the "tellie"?) something extraordinary was happening:

Do you see what I see?

William and Catherine are doing something in public by themselves - extraordinary!   They are driving on the street in a car!  And he's DRIVING IT!  Cheeky little monkeys, those two and I LOVE IT!

Not only that but the car - an Aston Martin Db6 - has mylar balloons tied to it!  And then, some jokester slapped a big red "L" (which is worn on cars in which a learner is behind the wheel) on the front grille and on the back the staid British license place has been covered over to read JU5T WED.

But there is deeper symbolism in this caprice that would otherwise go unnoticed if it were anyone else by these newlyweds.

Well, what does all this mean?

People, Hell has not only just frozen over, but the big thaw is on!  The House Windsor is emerging from its long, long state of sleep, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at the head of the parade!

While I missed the wedding, being able to see these two drive off (even if it was less than a mile) was worth it.  I wish them well!


  1. I have to admit that the Aston Martin was the best bit in the whole pageant.

  2. I'm glad that you mentioned this because I've fairly tuned the whole thing out & will continue to do so, but this is a tidbit worth knowing.
    (I just don't have the time or brain-cells for such a trifle).

  3. I'm with you and Wally - I don't care a bit (except for Prince Harry, you know I love the bad ones) but that was a fun bit. Diana would have enjoyed it.

  4. I watched it. Basically what I expected, but there was one aspect that I really liked (other than the Aston Martin exit): The interior of Westminster Abbey was tree-lined on both sides--a nod to Kate's love of nature. I don't think I've ever seen such a thing, but it was beautiful. I just hope it all gets replanted.

  5. If anyone will bring that family into the 21st Century, it will be those two!

  6. Tigerchanter, I hope so. Under Elizabeth the British Monarchy and the British economy have gone down in the dumps. I'm hoping that these two will energize things.

    But, its not going to be all fun and games - William has to produce heirs, or Harry's offspring will usher in the age of the House of the Hewitt.

    If all goes well and they get down to business (and fuck like bunnies) we could have princelette by Valentines Day!

    (But I'm with Donna. I think that Harry is hot - and he is hung like a horse!)