Friday, April 29, 2011

We few, we happy few.

The nuptial day of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is apparently an even happier occasion than we thought. Either that or the groom’s family arrived already sloshed.

In what is surely a stroke of journalistic brilliance, at the exact moment when the next Prince of Wales was saying, “I, William Arthur Philip Louis, take thee, Catherine Elizabeth,” and the eyes and attention of the entire civilized world were fixed on the happy couple, our roving reporter today turned and pointed his camera at another part of Westminster Abbey and managed to capture the reaction of his grandmother, father, and stepmother.


The late Queen Victoria, however, the great-great-great-great-grandmother of the groom, in an attempt to maintain a modicum of royal decorum, issued a statement from beyond the grave through her publicist, saying, “We are not amused.” This is hardly surprising, as she died in 1901 and thus is unable to grasp fully the complexities and nuances of maintaining the monarchy in the twenty-first century.

Sharp-eyed viewers will note that although Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales sat upon exquisite Royal Blue Portable Wicker Thrones created especially for the occasion by Thrones ’R’ Us, the Duchess of Cornwall was relegated to a Royal Aluminum Lawn Chair. The Duke of Edinburgh, typically, was nowhere in sight. Perhaps he slipped away to find more bubbly.

9 comments:

Putz said...

when i was in england in 1961 through 63, i saw the queen on numerous occasions and way back then{50 years} she seemed matronly, much the same look<><>i wonder what she would have thought of me????anywho, she has kept well enough, watched it all on bbc just for the fun of it and i must say the royalists at least were wild with enthusiasm, but my friend akela who is in gov't was hardley awake through it

Pat - Arkansas said...

"...the eyes and attention of the entire civilized world were fixed on the happy couple..."

If attention to this event makes one civilized, I plead incivility.

At the time of the royal hoo-ha, I was soundly asleep, happily unaware of the proceedings.

Daphne said...

Enjoyed your post, Bob! As I'm sure you know, I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks saying "What wedding?" to anyone who mentioned it. I'm always surprised by quite HOW crazy some Brits go where the Royals are concerned - to me, love of Royalty and love of country are not the same thing!

Silverback said...

Way to go, Daphne. That should slow down The Communist's spinning today.

Brackers said...

I did hear that Prince William stated that he didnt want the traditional fruit cake at the wedding but Prince Phillip said, I dont care what you want I'm comming anyway!!

Great day for the UK

B...

rhymeswithplague said...

Thanks to everyone for commenting, and welcome, Brackers, from lurkdom.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

It is about time that the USA created its own monarchy. King Barack I with his consort Queen Michele (Ma belle). Their heads would appear on all your coins and postage stamps. Their children would be princesses who would of course inherit the throne. Then I could make drily humorous remarks about your royal family.

Atlanta Roofing said...

I hope they haven't had to delay their honeymoon because the press found out where it was, and so they've had to change their plans! They both look gorgeous and happy though!

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