Hold your breath… the ring DID fit!
So, for all you party-pooping anti-monarchy people, you can now rejoice by watching Paul O’Grady tonight from 9pm, following the eagerly awaited royal wedding. Wedding of the century, as news stations often reminded us. I personally thought it was a wonderful ceremony where both William and Kate helped shine a little positivity on a somewhat dismal Britain, even better than George Osborne’s announcement that the economy is on the road to recovery (although most Labour supporters and peers would strongly disagree, but let’s not discuss politics today!).
What was most remarkable is how – in a building that closely resembled Parliament with its seating plan, with either side facing the other – David Cameron and Ed Miliband didn’t row like a squabbling husband and wife, nor was the Alternative Vote discussed with David Beckham. But wouldn’t it be nice if this day was every day (taken from the old ‘Christmas-every-day’ anecdote)? Politicians would smile, the Prime Minister would sing along as if he thought he were on X Factor, Nick Clegg would be shoved on the back row and we could forget the recession, economic downturn and even job losses as we celebrate and enjoy the day.
Mark Austin, covering for ITV amongst the crowds, also informed us that a job working with Scouts could be a potential career change, and we actually managed to witness a ‘march’ down London which was peaceful and pleasant, probably because it lacked frustrated students who quite enjoyed smashing in windows and pretending to look ‘hard’ beneath a mask. We sure didn’t miss those people, but the police were probably as anxious as William in what lay ahead and if everything would run as smoothly as planned.
I’m sure that even the anti-British wedding rebels would have taken something from this day, with the sun shining and a free day from work – life isn’t all doom and gloom, and England sure has revived the monarchy. We all wish the happy couple the very best for the future.