A Royal Wedding - Why We Care

What is it about a Royal Wedding that is so compelling?

Could it be that it heightens every great symbolism and representation of the wonder of God’s invention.

I think so.

You know, even people who call themselves skeptics about the idea of forever love; romance and commitment of marriage must draw pause under the glory of such an event.

Of course a Royal wedding as the world witnessed April 29, 2011 at Westminster is a once in a generation occurrence. This rarity adds to the already spectacular setting of majestic pageantry.

We humans, regardless of, nationality, race or social economic station in life find great splendor in demonstrations of excellence that electrify our natural and spiritual senses.

Our senses were certainly blessed with an excellent display of grandeur on this particular spring day of marriage!

As Prince William and Kate Middleton joined in holy matrimony two things took place at once. They both took on new titles, which dramatically illustrates the embodiment of two people becoming one flesh.

He was granted among other designations, to now be known, as Duke of Cambridge and in like manner she is now known as Duchess of Cambridge among others as well.

They took their place next in line to the Royal British throne and yet at the same time became husband and wife as multitudes of people around the world do every day.

Herein lies the allurement I propose, the duality of imagery so majestic and grandiose while at the same time expressing the equal and parallel valuation of its essence of meaning given by God to all humanity.

Somewhere deep inside the recesses of our souls we recognize the awesomeness of the unashamed representation of the Creator’s handiwork and original intentions.

The bold declaration of authorship is undeniable. This was no display steeped in concern of political correctness. It was Beauty. It was Grace. It was Eloquence. All executed with precision, love and humility for the world to see.

Notwithstanding, the aforementioned weightier matters, the Royal Wedding showcased the capability of coverage, analysis and access to information of our 21st century.

When Prince William’s mother, the late Princess Diana wed Prince Charles, thirty years ago, the personal computer age was scarcely in existence. There was no such thing as the Internet we know today. The idea of blogs, text messaging and mobile phone apps zooming in on every detail, facet and opinion of the occasion was only a dream.

Of course today that has all changed. I’m certain this extends and heightens the allurement of a Royal Wedding. The anticipation before and post period after now have almost a life of their own. The ability to compress time, distance and space greatly increases the interest and buzz of the event.

I’m sure some may surmise all this as something far less in significance and importance. They may well have a point, in particular in context of the troubling times we live.

However, I submit, in spite of wars raging, earthquakes shaking and tornado funnels storming around the world this is the precise time such a wonderful event, can help us reflect that although not the thing itself, there is a true Light and Salvation from above available to us all in our time of need.

Again I ask YOU, what is the allure of a Royal Wedding?

Staypos!

 

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Hub - I think this one was so special because most of us loved Diana. William is the image of his mum and not only that... he has the beautiful, charismatic, down to earth qualities as his mum.

So, to see him grow up from a baby into a boy, then losing his mum, then growing into a man and then marrying his bride. Aaaawh.... it just took our breath away. lol.


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StayPos 5 years ago from Florida, USA Author

Lady_E,

Thanks for sharing a very important insight!

Many people, including myself were huge fans of Princess Diana.

It is marvelous to see those special character traits carry over into his life. I imagine she would have been very happy to see such a magnificent ceremony and the bride he chose to marry :-)

Cheers!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Staypos, I really loved your hub especially because I was able to visit Westminster Abbey last week and totally got into the spirit of this Royal Wedding, it was awesome. I never really used to be excited about Royal Weddings, although I remember Charles and Diana's quite vividly. This wedding seemed so special because Will and Kate are such a modern couple, very down to earth and relatable. Plus they make such a lovely couple, don't they?


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StayPos 5 years ago from Florida, USA Author

Cloverleaf,

Glad you enjoyed :-)

Congrats on being able to visit Westminster Abbey!

That must have been very exciting to take in all the sights and sounds of such a spectacular wedding.

It certainly is something special when close to 2 billion people tune into such a magnificently positive event.

A rare moment in time that challenged the typical barrage of trouble and chaos that usually demands the world’s attention!

Yes, I do agree they make a terrific couple that seem to be truly in love :-)

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