I don't feel so
bad about not going to Charles' and Camilla's wedding. It
seems Her Majesty the
Queen isn't going, either. The Queen is, however,
attending the prayer service and
blessing at St. George's Chapel at Windsor
Castle, and she's paying for the
reception. She's just not going to the civil
ceremony. And by the way, isn't
Charles a little old to be having his
mother pay for his parties? And a second
wedding reception at that? If I
were Camilla, I'd be embarrassed.
You see, it's all turning into one big mess. It's just terrible. I
what happened is Charles and Camilla had originally planned to wed at
Castle, one of the Queen's residences. But the thing is, if Windsor
granted a license to hold a wedding there, then it will have to
allow other British
couples to hold their weddings there for the next three
years. Any Briton's wedding.
Any Briton at all. There. At Windsor
Castle. In the Queen's living room. Well,
that just won't do. So Charles
and his intended moved the wedding across the street
to the Windsor Town
Hall where the common folk have their quickie weddings and the
show up if they want to. Ye gad.
There are all kinds of
speculation on whether the Queen's decision not to
attend the civil ceremony is a
snub to Charles and Camilla. Supposedly, the
wedding is to be "low-key," and if the
Queen shows up, well then,
it won't be low-key anymore, now will it? I suspect it
has more to do with
the Queen not wanting to hang out with the commoners at the town
Well, fine. Then the Queen won't be one of the first to see
hat. She's having it designed especially for the wedding. I can't
see the hat.
Experts on the Royals are calling the wedding
"farcical," "outrageous" and
"tasteless," and the royal wedding advisors have screwed
up -- well, royally.
They also say that Charles and Camilla are "humiliated" at the
decision not to cross the street to attend their wedding. But a
for Charles says His Royal Highness is okay with it. Hey, why should
care? He's getting what he wants and Mummy is paying for the party.
like a deal to me.
And to add to the entire hullabaloo,
Nicholas Davies, whom the AFP describes as "a
renowned authority" on the Royals, is
planning to publish a book around the
time of the wedding entitled, Royal Rebels. He
told the AFP, "Overseas it
really looks an absolute mess... It will be a really black
mark, and that is
very, very embarrassing for the Queen who hates to be seen like
that. It would
not surprise me at all if a few heads roll." Oh yeah. And here we
people overseas, worrying about terrorism and tsunami victims when the Royal
Household is in turmoil. Shame on us.
Can it get any better than
Nobody asked for my advice (not yet, anyway), but I think Charles
Camilla should elope to Vegas. And Camilla, don't feel bad. The Queen didn't
come to my wedding either.