Will & Kate . . . Really Worth Watching?

Canada
April 29, 2011 11:18pm CST
Everywhere you look on t.v. there's some kind of report or discussion about Will & Kate; their wedding, the kiss, the after parties, the dress etc. etc. etc. I can't even listen to the radio without hearing all the same crap about those two. It was the same when Will's mother married Prince Charles. Personally, I can do without all that nonsense. You'd think the royal family invented marriage, and kisses. I think their are far more important things the world could be focussing on other than the royals. What makes them so important anyway? I didn't watch the wedding, and in fact, I tried my darnedest to find something else to watch. It's ridiculous that so much effort and expense should go into putting on a spectacle for people who are only doing what people have done since time began. Surely all that money could have gone to better purposes. What do you think about the royals and all their pomp? xoxo Cyne
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@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
30 Apr 11
I totally understand your opinion regarding this Royal wedding however we can't really blame those Royal couples or even the families but because of the power of media that is the reason why it became so much big deal to other people even from other countries or in other terms big deal to people around the world. They have given too much media attention so they became so popular. And now that could be a domino effect that people would really want to see the next step. We have to wait for next 2 to 3 decades more and expect it that their future children will be next in line for the media attention in Royal wedding from preparation up to the event itself. Much more in my opinion I think it is because of Princess Diana's legacy as well that is why people want to know more about her children. British people have given pride to their country because they know that these British Royals are really powerful ever since. No wonder that they are supporting it until now.
• Canada
1 May 11
Oh absolutely it is the media that tries to control what we like and what we don't like, but I certainly don't hold the royals family blameless. They can choose to put their foot down with regards to what the media will and will not cover with regards to their personal lives. xoxo Cyne
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• Canada
3 May 11
I'm still hearing stuff about Will & Kate. Now it's all about the honeymoon and how he was keeping it a secret. Then there was talk they might be coming here to Canada. I heard the news about Osama yesterday. The thing that ticked me off about it was they cut off celebrity apprentice to tell me about just so they could repeat the same bloody thing at news time. xoxo Cyne
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@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
Hello friend, Actually for me is not a big deal of such event may be because not really connected to me and I just seen in the news that's all. But not really avid fun I hope their relationship will last long time not same as their father and mother.. I will keep cross my finger... see you around
• Canada
30 Apr 11
I was thinking the same thing visavis; I hope the relationship fares longer than all the opulence that went into the wedding. xoxo Cyne
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
our's is only hope but the chances are almost 100% I don;t know why but I feel like that in their relationship. however it is not my life so look and see... see you around
• Canada
1 May 11
I hope you're right visavis xoxo Cyne
• United States
30 Apr 11
If you live in great brittian it is if you live anywhere else then no. It dosnt affect us in any way it has no importance to us in anyway so I dont get why people care about this wedding other then great brittian. Media over blew this should of never been the number one story, would of liked to heard more about the second deadliest twister in history but no all i heard was that wedding.
• Canada
30 Apr 11
You're right it doesn't affect us in any way, that's why I don't get why so much importance was attached to it. Like politicians, there's nothing that any member of the royal family will ever do to make even 1 second of my life any better. xoxo Cyne
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
i didn't get to watch it because i was studying but it didn't really matter to me. i just wish them lots of love and happiness and that i hope their marriage lasts forever. i actually just responded to a discussion asking if the marriage will last. well i think so and i hope so. some don't really care and they think negatively like it will just end up in divorce like what happened to their parents etc etc but their opinions are not at all important. haters and everywhere. no one can please everybody.
• Canada
30 Apr 11
While there's no love lost for the royals where I'm concerned, I certainly don't have any ill feelings towards them, and I wouldn't wish for their marriage to do poorly. Surely as human beings we want them to be happy. I just don't think it's right to rub the noses of people who may never have anything worthwhile in life, in such waste. xoxo Cyne
@06MLam (622)
30 Apr 11
Do you know why the royal family still exists in the UK? They are still here because people in the UK want to use the as an attraction of the country and yesterday's wedding has certainly proved it and this is why they still want to keep the royal family even though they have to cover all the expenses used by they royal which is a huge amount of money by paying taxes.
• Canada
30 Apr 11
Too bad the royals cost so much money. They get a big fat welfare cheque from my country every year, and yet people go hungry in the streets. xoxo Cyne
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
30 Apr 11
The royal wedding was good but it's so much glamorous. Sure they got the cheers from crowds and well-wishers and they are televised across the globe. They got the new royal title too. But for me, it's the royal way to celebrate the wedding. I think that to wed as ordinary people already more than happy enough and enjoying low profile. Everywhere these newlyweds go, the photographers are chasing them. For me I feel not comfortable at all, having our privacy moment being interrupted. For those who did not realise, living in the palace is not comfortable at all. There are lots of rules to follow. I think that we as ordinary people living more comfortably and of course more freedom. This is just my opinion but I congratulate them for their wedding and happily live as husband and wife.
• Canada
30 Apr 11
Televising it probably wouldn't seem so pompous if it were just about sharing the moment with them. It was the way you couldn't read, watch t.v. or listen to the radio in the weeks leading up to the wedding that just made it sickening. Everyone was talking about stupidity like how Kate must now be addressed as Catherine, and how she's not allowed to eat shellfish anymore and more stupidity after the wedding like one of the other replies here mentioned zooming in to see what he whispered to her. and news stories about "the kiss". What the heck is that? This is what I mean by making it seem like this couple has invented something no one has ever done before. BIG FRIGGIN' DEAL! xoxo Cyne
@misterMR (797)
• Philippines
30 Apr 11
It is really elegant and all, but I stopped watching the wedding for some reasons, I kind of dozed off in the middle, when I woke up, it was done. They are of royal blood that is why they could do anything, which is true. For me, it is okay for two people to be aired on TV for their marriage because they are of royal blood. It may seem boring for others but I actually enjoyed it.
• Canada
30 Apr 11
Would you feel that way about anyone other than royals? If so, why? What about royal blood makes what they're doing any different than what other people have done since the dawn of time. For me, it would be more interesting to see more about the culture of it, if they had any. Watching how a wedding ceremony is done in say a Borneo tribe or something; now there is where you can learn something. This was all showing off and nothing more. xoxo Cyne
@AKRao24 (19591)
• India
30 Apr 11
Hi Dear CynergyDiva! First of all let me be clear that I have not witnessed the Royal wedding on the TV nor followed the details about it! All I know is there was a Royal Wedding yesterday and Will and Kate got married! This is not just because I hate to see such extravaganza or something like that, but it is just simply because I don't find any interest in such marriages! for me this is also just another marriage! But then I think in this World there are two types of people, one who rules and another who are being ruled by the former lot! So naturally there has to be difference between the two groups. Since the Royal family comes from the former class , they are rich and have their own traditions, rituals and culture which a common man can't see now and then! So I think under such events like marriage etc. the common man gets a chance to see such things. To encourage it further today's electronic media is taking a leading step to get the information into our drawing rooms! So to witness some thing special normally people are curious. In England Royal family is having special recognition and respect and almost all the Common Wealth Countries do have the similar opinion about them! Thus a special function in the Royal Family is naturally becomes a matter of interest for most of the people of the World! Yes, I fully agree with you that instead of wasting so much of money n Royal wedding that amount could have been utilised in a sensible way where we are having many places in the World today which have been affected by natural calamity and they are direly in need of finacial and physical help! There are millions of poor people who can get benefited with this amount, spent on this grand marriage/Wedding! At the end I think the Royal families have their own ways of celebrating the events in their life and since common man is interested in watching those moments it makes them more popular and these practices can't be stopped as they have become tradition in the Royal family! May be in future generations the pomp and show may be cut down and the fund thus saved can be used for some charity purpose! Let us hope for the best! Thanks for initiating such a nice thought provoking discussion my dear friend!
• Canada
30 Apr 11
I agree with everything you've said, and yes it is natural for people to be curious about other people's traditions. I feel though, that they have used the media as a means to try and make the common man / woman feel as though they were invited in a manner of speaking to this grand occasion when truth be told the royals couldn't give a rats behind about the common man. I wonder if we all started televising our weddings and such how many of the royals would be watching. If it were about just letting people have a look at how someone elses customs and traditions are different, then there wouldn't have been such nonsense like cleaning the streets of London more so than usual. To me that's like saying the people who pay taxes to have the streets cleaned aren't entitled to have them clean for themselves; only for royal occasions. If were about customs and traditions there would have been more attention given to that than grandeur. It was all about showing off and publicity; nothing more. xoxo Cyne
• Indonesia
30 Apr 11
I think about them : 20TH CENTURY WEDDING. It's great and beautiful :-)
• Canada
30 Apr 11
There's no denying it's beautiful, but great? What about it inspires greatness? The luck of the draw to be born into families that can have the world drooling at their feet? xoxo Cyne
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
30 Apr 11
Some people on a different continent getting married... yea none of my business or concern. I think that people are really snoopy. When I went to check my email, I saw a headline on Yahoo news about zooming in on the couple to see what Will whispered to Kate. Who cares what he whispered? I think he probably whispered for a reason- not to be heard! People should stop being gossiping drama queens and stop treating everything like a soap opera. And that's what I think about that. :)
• Canada
30 Apr 11
I concur wholeheartedly sketch. What was the purpose of that anyway? It seems to me it's no more than rubbing people's noses in stuff they don't have themselves. Why not show people how we can aspire to greater achievements in life rather than mindless distractions to pine over? xoxo Cyne