Ten Signs That You Did NOT Obsess about That Royal Wedding

Did the entire world go mad or become obsessed with that highly publicized royal wedding? It seems a lot did. But there were some of us at the other extreme. It wasn't that we hated all of the hoopla about the wedding – it's just that it really didn't affect us much one way or the other. Here are ten clues or signs that can help you know whether you were one of the ones who qualified as one of the sane group, in matters relating to the royal wedding.

Always in the Limelight

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Whee. Big Deal.

10. Every time you saw an article about William and Kate, you thought, "Oh, that's right, another celebrity is getting married. Whee."

You are one of the ones who stays way past the saturation point, when it comes to the attention-grabbers of modern life. As if the world didn't have to spy on every single household name's every move, including their deepest, darkest secrets and how they feel about everything (did you like your soft-boiled egg this morning, Ms. Starr?), we actually even had the opportunity to hear repeatedly about the drabbest, as well as the most vivid, details of one famous couple's nuptials-to-be. And how would that affect your life, anyway?

Royal? Oh, yeah, that's right...

9. You couldn't remember whether William is Margaret's grandson or uncle.

Actually, William is Princess Margaret's great-nephew. I think. Isn't Margaret the sister of Queen Elizabeth II? Or is she the daughter? Anyway, if Margaret is Elizabeth's sister, then William is M's great-nephew. (My cousin might call him her "nephew once removed," I'm thinking.) But if M is E's daughter, then William is M's nephew. In any case, he is neither her grandson nor, Heaven forbid, her uncle.

Kate Who?

 8.   Winslet Beckinsale Hudson Gosselin Bosworth Blanchett Capshaw Jackson ?

Yes, there are many famous Kates (and at least one famous Cate) in the world.  Take your pick here.  Some of them actually have interesting lives and careers.

Looks Count?

7. You asked yourself, why do I keep seeing that couple's picture everywhere I turn? They're kind of attractive; but… really?!?!

Admittedly, these two still have the attractive bloom of youth and good health, even now after the first bloom of their fairy-tale wedding has faded. They would probably always make a good advertisement for healthy exercise and nutrition. (That is, they would have if they hadn't been cultivating some contrary practices.) But at least they make a good advertisement for Olin Mills. They are pleasant to the eyes, to be sure. That's a good thing, since we seem to see them everywhere. And probably will until they are wrinkled and gray.

But If You Actually Want Some Real, Actual, Factual Facts:

Even though this article was intended as a light-hearted commentary on the modern Cult of Celebrityism, there are still some interesting facts about the Royal Wedding of 2011 that you may wish to follow, after you finish this - and a couple that seem to have the same perspective as I have. Check these out.

William and Catherine Royal Wedding - Facts and Information by Susan Wong


William and Kate WEdding Souvenirs by moonbun

Funny Highlights of Royal Wedding – William & Kate 2011 by Lady_E

The Royal Wedding: Too Much Attention? by John Andrew

Whose Day Did You Think It Was?

6. You thought the spate of articles about weddings was aimed at making yours THE perfect wedding day.

It seemed that some new aspect of weddings was discussed in minute detail every day for... gosh, how many weeks - months? - was it? That would actually have been a good thing for you, if you hadn't finished making all the plans for your own wedding yet. Or if you were thinking of making your next wedding and/or the one after that an even bigger blowout than the first one was. Not suggesting anything, just sayin'.

William Who?

5. Robin Treat Hank? Baldwin Clinton Defoe Fichtner Holden Hurt Moseley Thornton Zane Smith. William Smith? Will Smith????

Yes, there are also many Williams (first name) and Williamses (last name), and several of them actually are quite interesting. In fact, some of them are just as interesting for the fact that they did not quite reach the top as some of the others are for shattering all kinds of records on their way up. But you and I would still not be all that interested in their weddings, would we? I mean, come on. People get married every day. And a lot of those marriages truly are fairy-tale inspirational.

Again, Kate Who?

4. You thought Kate's last name was Middling.

Sorry. Pretty much every surname can be manipulated for misconstruing. This is just a game, not a commentary.

Updated Much?

3. Every time you heard a detail about William and Kate's wedding-to-be you thought, Finally, the Royal Family is entering the twentieth century.

Yehhhh…. Well…. Sure, we know that this really is the twenty-first century. We left the twentieth a decade ago. But was it such a huge step that this couple did not use the word "obey" in their vows? I mean, really! My little old grandfather in Mississippi didn't use that word when he married couples nearly a hundred years ago. His reason – First of all, it just wasn't true or correct. And second of all, he didn't want to ask a bride to tell a lie on her wedding day! Smart man, my grandpa. Glad to see the Royal Family took a little step to try to catch up.

New Home Page?

2. You changed your home page to some weird science journal in Antarctica.

Okay, sure, the lovebirds in question are an attractive couple and easy on the eyes. But, see sign-signal-reason #10. You got way past the saturation point and figured it was time to do something about it. It made perfect sense to find something genuinely interesting to watch. Ice floes have a lot to tell us. And Penguins are really fascinating. Hey, have you seen the adorable video of the ticklish penguin Cookie?

And, the Number One Sign ...

1. You threw away your invitation.

Oh, is that what that envelope was? I'm really sorry. I guess you could have passed it along to someone who would have appreciated it.

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Aficionada 3 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Thanks, Jaye, for your comments. I so agree that most celebrities are not people that anyone on earth needs to care about. Except themselves and their mothers. :)

I guess I've been away from the news way too much in the past months, because I don't know the current status of the Royal Baby or Babies. Has the Celebrated Event happened yet? I suppose that's where attention would be focussed now, if it has taken place.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Got quite a few chuckles from this one....It amazes me that so many people are incredibly obsessed with celebrities, whether of the royal variety or not. In fact, there are so many celebrities whose only claim to fame is the fact they chase down the paparazzi and not the other way round that we're now inundated with "news" about people whose lives shouldn't matter to anyone but themselves (and perhaps their mothers). Sigh....

Reality shows, of course, play into this desire for more than 15 minutes of fame. But those of us not "infected" by this obsession don't have to watch...read...look at the photos....

Voted Up++

Jaye


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Exactly, Stacie L! It's like being famous for being famous. I can understand that once upon a time there was some actual responsibility associated with royalty, but...

I guess our distance from that history, here in the USA, makes it all harder for us (for me, anyway) to understand.

Thanks for reading!


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Stacie L 5 years ago

I just don' understand anyones obsession with the "Royals"

they are people too but are paid to live such an extravagant lifestyle..and for what?

LOL

good hub!


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

fastfreta, JamaGenee, celebritie, Thanks for reading and commenting!

I'm looking forward to a bit of a break. It seems to be taking off even now. But as celebritie mentions, we have more to look forward to when the babies come along. Anyone setting odds on when that will be?

Enjoy the lull. :)


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celebritie 5 years ago

This is hilarious, you do make a good point on how we are forced to watch the over promotional event of every move that william and kate make is pretty obsessive.

My guess is that the publicity of their lives is not going to stop anytime soon, it probably will get worse when the babies come along. LOL


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Considering William is something like my 14th cousin 20 times removed through his mother Diana, I pretty much HAD to watch the wedding. But just because I looked forward to it from the day the engagement was announced and cleared my diary for Thursday afternoon and all day Friday doesn't mean I was *obsessed* with it. ;D


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Thanks, amymarie_5! Attitudes towards royalty have definitely shifted, haven't they?

I get annoyed with pretty much anything that gets this much attention - but, as CMHypno pointed out in a comment, it really is nice to have happy things going on in the world around us. But then, to me, there does come a saturation point with those things too.... Oh, well.


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amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

Funny! I think the royal family is so dull! It's annoying that this wedding is getting so much attention! Voted up!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

I guess gauging myself by this list, I'm not obsessed with the Royal wedding. Although I might watch the festivities for a while, just to say, later on, that I did so. Aficionada this was a very funny list. Anyway I voted it up/funny!


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Londonlady and flying_fish, Thanks for reading!

Event of the Century, eh? Well, I guess we've been told our priorities, haven't we? I really do like the idea of sharing the wedding leftovers with places on the globe where some "non-event" catastrophe has occurred. Haiti, yes - even Japan; and, at the rate disasters seem to be happening, there may be some more just around the corner. But, whatever else happens, we know that it won't qualify for Event of the Century - not until 2101, at least. LOL!


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Ah, leanman, I see that you do not have magazines as Londonlady does ... or you would have discovered that you don't have to be in your home country to have info about the royal wedding.

In fact, the place I see pictures, articles, opinions, more pictures, and more articles is on the home page of every internet search engine where articles and pictures are featured. Maybe your part of the world has some restrictions on material like that?

Hmm - I've been thinking about expatriating. Maybe I'd better pick your brain. Hmmm.... ?


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

CMHypno, I probably should apologize to everyone in the UK for this Hub, because the wedding really is a legitimate matter of interest to you!

I do think it's kind of amusing that my fellow Americans become so engrossed in this - and other celebrity weddings too - when we theoretically disown any societal strata that give preference to some people over others.

And I do agree that it's wonderful to have happy occasions to celebrate, especially when other aspects of life may be so discouraging.


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flying_fish 5 years ago from GTA

Weddings are nice... I heard the upcoming Royal Wedding referred to on television as the "EVENT OF THE CENTURY..." Japan's earthquake & tsunami, the huge BP oil-crisis, Hurricane Katrina and of course, the horrifying 9/11 disaster a decade ago - hey, tragedies might as well not count as "events," right?

Maybe Kate and William end up donating some of the leftovers to some Haitians - I'm sure Haiti is wishing them a long, happy life together...

Thanks, Aficionada! A fun read!


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Londonlady 5 years ago

Haha, I guess I'm not obsessed with the wedding. I have a favorite hobby of reading magazines (of all subjects) after school in the library, and recently every magazine I pick up has to have SOME reference to the wedding. I can't even begin to tell you how many articles with them are in People Magazine. Great hub, voted up and funny!


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LeanMan 5 years ago from At the Gemba

Left the country of my birth... royal wedding????


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Over here in the UK, we are all getting a day off as a Bank Holiday - so we love anyone who gives us more time to BBQ and drink a few bottles of wine! Anyway they are our Royal Family and part of our history, so we are entitled to show an interest and wave a few Union Jacks. After the general doom and gloom of the winter, it will be nice to have a happy occasion that we can all celebrate


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

That's true! Worshipping man, the creature, instead of the Creator, is what happens a lot.


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

Isn't that the truth, Brenda? Royalty seems like such an outdated concept - but then I look at the way we treat other celebrities (movie stars, sports figures, talk-show hosts) and it seems as if we try to create royalty, even when we don't recognize it! LOL


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

haha good hub Aficionada; rated it UP. I'm almost totally uninterested in the royal wedding. The only exception is....I simply am surprised when I think that anyone is even considered "royalty" anymore.


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Aficionada 5 years ago from Indiana, USA Author

LOL - Thanks for your comments, LuisE and zoey24! My sentiments, exactly.


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zoey24 5 years ago from South England

lol funny Hub :)


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LuisEGonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

LOL.. funny. It's amazing how obsessed some people can get with things like this.

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