Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

It’s been all over the media for the past six months. The royal engagement which hit the world on November 16, 2010 immediately plastered magazines, newspapers and news shows across the world. By the time the royal wedding came around everyone had seen, heard and then seen and heard again about the gorgeous bride to be and the royal groom. But why all the hype? Why did the world care so much that over two billion people tuned in to see a bride make an emotional walk down the aisle? Why did Americans, Canadians and Brits alike gather in living rooms and wake up at ungodly hours, 6 a.m. on the east coast of the United States, 2 a.m. on the west coast, just to watch this commoner and prince get married?

In a time of hardships, war and hate the world needed a celebration instead of the usual sorrow.   “The wedding was something happy to watch on the news, instead of having to watch footage of war,” said junior Amberlyn Sacchetti.

Kate Middleton and Prince William of Wales’ story is a love story for all ages. The commoner and the prince, it’s the classic Disney movie. During ABC’s broadcast of the wedding one of the correspondents said “parents should have their children watch this, it truly is a modern fairy tale.” Dreams really do come true. After an on and off nine year relationship Kate Middleton finally received her fairy tale wedding. “Truthfully, I didn’t even mind waking up at 5 a.m. to watch it, it was definitely worth watching,” said junior Dannielle Pratt. “My mom was so into it she asked me if I wanted some tea while we watched.”

Even though it seemed absolutely ridiculous to wake up even earlier than usual, an estimated two billion people watched Kate Middleton walk down the aisle. The thrill has almost dissolved completely but history has been made and the dreams have been planted once again in the minds of young girls everywhere hoping to be the princess to walk down the aisle in front of a worldwide audience.