The Royal Wedding – A Confession


Will and Kate“Are you sure you want to come?” the question was followed by a pause, a furrowed brow and, then: “Actually, you could make the drinks and stuff. Ok.”

I felt slightly unwanted, a little bit of a nuisance but, more importantly, like I’d managed to wrangle my way into some kind of secret club. A bit like Fight Club, only without the fighting and on the condition that I play waiter. But that didn’t matter. I was IN.

I hadn’t spent a full year on earth when Charles and Diana married in 1981. I feel I missed out on that one. William and Kate seem like a nice enough couple. There’s a bit of a buzz in the country. I enjoy an event. I’ll admit it…

I want to watch the royal wedding on Friday.

I’m not sure if it’s something to be embarrassed about, being a red-blooded man and all (although the fact I’ll be spending the day in a room full of wedding-obsessed women probably is) and the fact that food and booze is involved has no bearing on my decision, of course.

So, there you go. I’ve said it. I’m a man and I want to watch the royal wedding.

And then visit the pub to man up, talk about football and drink real ale.

Happy St George’s day, incidentally.

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One thought on “The Royal Wedding – A Confession

  1. I am so glad you are in touch with your feminine side Mark. 🙂

    Lots of people seem to be misery guts when it comes to this little bit of light relief after all the doom and gloom of the last few years. What’s not to like about a couple who do not seem anything like his mum and dad, thank God, getting married? Hopefully this royal marriage will last – I’ll be drinking to it at 11.00 am on Friday….another good reason to celebrate!

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