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!