Not everyone cares about The Wedding
Very few of us haven't heard of it. It's been all over the news for the past month. Surely you know what I'm talking about. There is no other option. It has to be the Royal Wedding.
I really don't care about the Royal Wedding. I've never been a sucker for the romantic lives of famous people, or waking up at five in the morning just to watch them. It just doesn't work for me.
For the past week, my dad has been talking in this high-pitched annoying British accent. Did you know that Prince Harry was back from the "Ahctic?" Or that, "The ROY-als ah gatting mAH-rried!?" Yeah, I've known for awhile now.
My parents got up at five in the morning to watch it. They invited me to join them but I was too tuckered out to actually get up and make fun of the admirers. Later on, I saw all the millions of people outside of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
Some lady actually collects things from the royal family. Like a jar of jam with a lock of Princess Diana's hair in it. Gross. In her house, she has the Princess Diana room, the Prince Charles room, a room for the Queen, etc. She basically has a room for every royal in the family and has so much royal stuff that she can hardly sit on her couch. She even wanted to expand her house and put in a William and Kate greenhouse. Unfortunately the zoning officials wouldn't let her. What a bummer.
To get in the spirit of the wedding, my mom wore this hideous hat all day. Sort of like a top hat -- tan with a lace bow thing around it. To top it off, she bobby pinned a big red bow on the other side. She even wore it to work. I'm so proud of her; she embarrassed herself in public and didn't even care. Oh it was just "dahling."
Of course the hats were a big deal. Princess Beatrice's hat was really something special. If I remember right, her hat was compared to reindeer antlers and a toilet seat. It was that bad. Her sister Eugenie had a bright blue hat with some weird maroon flowery feather thing. It was just strange.
Many hats were like saucers on their heads; some even wore them on their foreheads. Seriously, what's the point of a hat if you're going to wear it on your forehead? Spears, flowers, feathers, and pointless pointy things were just a few of the ridiculous fashion choices.
What I don't understand is why we are focusing on all these hats when we could be focusing on David Beckham. He is such a babe!! In my opinion, he was the hottie of the whole event. That top hat was simply dapper! (Although he never even wore it.)
The couple of Prince William and Kate were obviously the most important. I mean, who doesn't want to know that Kate did her own makeup? Or that William wore his Irish Guard uniform? Or that he couldn't get the ring on? Oh here's one: they love each other! Who would've guessed!?
It's cute, but it's not what we should be focusing on. I bet half of you didn't even know that there was a huge string of tornados in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Mississippi that killed over 300 people, or that three of Muammar Gaddafi's grandchildren and his youngest son were killed on Saturday. Why? We bombed them.
Heard any news on the wars in Libya and Afghanistan lately? Of course not. It's all about the Royal Wedding. There was a countdown. So does that mean that we've heard any other news other than the Royal Wedding? Nope.
For a week, the world has been overlooking all the serious things. I guess it's good to smile at something once in a while in these hard times. We got what we wanted -- millions of smiles. The fairytale doesn't last forever though. But we might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
Like my dad says, "You can't always focus on the serious things. We need to focus on the silly dumb stuff for once. Why? Because we can."
Berit Ramstad Skoyles is a freshman at Detroit Lakes High School.