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Royal Wedding Friday Five

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

Admittedly the media attention directed at a certain wedding is a tad askew given the challenges our world faces, yet for some it is an appreciated diversion. I’m at kathrynzj’s house, along with her mom and sister, for a pre-dawn pajama party complete with scones! And while the DVR will cover us if we oversleep, the participants in the actual wedding had better have someone to get them to the church on time.

With kathrynzj’s help, here is a Royal Wedding Friday Five:
1) Will you be watching? If so, is this your first royal wedding?

We are watching! I’ve watched several, beginning with Princess Anne’s. My mother was just the right age to be obsessed with then-Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose, and she passed the fascination along to me. So I’ve watched them all. Diana was just my age, and I had the pleasure of being in England that summer and watching the wedding in a room packed with Cambridge students as well as my American classmates.

2) The bride has chosen as her wedding cake a fruitcake. Where do you stand on this pastry?

I would never, ever choose a fruitcake for anything other than a doorstop.

3) The dress code for royal weddings has not seen the same sad decline as that for most other weddings. If you could design your own royal wedding hat, what color would it be and what special decoration would it feature?

I am picturing a lilac ensemble with a charming matching hat of not imposing size, with a spray of flowers. I’m old-fashioned.

4) Any chance the Archbishop of Canterbury is using a Sustainable Sermon (tip of the mitre to the Vicar of Hogsmeade)? What would you tell the couple were you offering the homily?

My bad, the Bishop of London preached! It did, however, sound like a sermon that one might use on any occasion. I liked the quote from Catherine of Siena.

5) Believe it or not, kathrynzj is getting up early mostly to see the wedding dress. By the time this post is up, the world will have seen it. Did you like it?

I loved it!!! Perhaps now we will see a return to sleeves on wedding dresses, which would be a kindess to virtually all brides, in my humble opinion.

7 thoughts on “Royal Wedding Friday Five”

  1. Totally agree about sleeved wedding dresses! Some large-ish unfortunate tattoos could take a rest for a day, in my humble opinion.Have fun!

  2. I didn't even catch the Archbishop of Canterbury vs the Bishop of London. So American of me. If it were like America, they would both have to give a long speech and share some spotlight. It's good if only one of them had the pomp and circumstance positioning. 😉

  3. We're just getting ready for our street party over here, it is amazing, I have never known anything here like it!! And the wedding was beautiful, for some reason we have felt really down and to have this as a focus has been brilliant, personally, being with so many people together have never so British!

  4. The only question I have in this whole event: Did the Archbishop of Canterbury trim his %$^&& beard. He always looks so unkempt!

  5. I loved what the Bishop of London said! And I totally agree about the sleeved wedding dresses. Sleeves making a reappearance in many areas of fashion would be greatly appreciated…in my opinion.

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