The historic royal wedding is finally coming. It is really an exciting event that deserves celebration. The British government is giving everyone the day off. I know many people will use this day ostensibly to celebrate the ceremonies but also someone will probably ignore the wedding and spend time with their families. Not everyone is as excited as I am for this event. For me, I am eagerly anticipating this century wedding and no doubt will watch the live show on television with other billion people from all round the world. Why? Below are the reasons.
First, the royal wedding between William and Kate really prove that there is still true love in this real world. It is not easy for two persons tying the knot. And royal wedding turns to be more difficult. How cherish of their love in which we may see braveness and honest.
Second, the splendid ceremony, the wedding dress, the guests the fashions, flowers, kisses, smiling friends, supportive families, tears of joy, these beautiful images bring not only amazing visual effect, but also happiness from our heart. And it is an event of historical significance, reminding us our entire place in history. World history has always been measured to some extent, at least in the West, and especially in the English-speaking world, by the reigns of British monarchs.
Third, we really need some good news. The news has been so bad lately. Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster in Japan, extreme and destructive weather across the country and the world. Continued war and violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and now Libya. The list just goes on and on. The wedding just brings us fresh and happy atmosphere.
Fourth, the fairy tale wedding of Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and then Lady Diana Spencer, exactly thirty years ago, also at Westminster Abbey in London, the birth of their two sons, the unraveling of their marriage, and the tragedy of Princess Diana’s death in a traffic accident. We all felt sorry to face the end of this beautiful fairy tale. But today, William and Kate are going to continue.
For sure, the royal family of England no longer has that kind of power, especially not over us, their former colonists. But, we remain captivated, and I think the deeper reason is because we still associate them with certain Old World values that have all but disappeared from modern life, lasting values we might not even realize a part of us still pines for. These values start with a sense of duty to something larger than oneself. They remain mindful that their every action is a direct reflection on their country’s honor and their family’s reputation. That is why it seems so shocking when they misbehave. Because they are engaged with, connected to and participating in the greater good, rather than just being wrapped up in their own self-interest, their lives have a greater sense of urgency than that of the average couch potato.
So Mazel Tov William and Kate on their big day! May they reign in a world at peace with itself and have a very happy life together forever.