Watch the live stream online here and join me in a live chat along with other Canadian media personalities. I’ll be tweeting while watching the wedding at a champagne breakfast in London. Coverage begins at 5am EST.
After blogging for the better part of the last four months about every aspect of tomorrow’s royal wedding – from the Kate Middleton country bus tour, to my cherished Kate and Harry mug and the betting line on who will be the first celebrity guest to shed a tear (bet on David Beckam) – you would think that I might have reached my limit and just want to be done with the whole darn thing. To my great surprise, however, I’m more excited about tomorrow than ever!!
I know it’s not cool and, believe me, I’ve tried hard over the years to become an anti-royalist republican, but I really can’t wait!
Like all of you, I’ll be up bright and early (one hand on my remote, the other holding a glass of Pimms), watching with utter fascination as the whole glacially-paced drama unfolds. On this day, I have no interest in being just an individual, but as part of the billions of people watching – and wishing those two crazy kids well.
The thing is, I think most of my objector friends (particularly, those of you who ran off to Majorca – you know who you are), deep down, feel exactly the same way. When royal push comes to royal shove, they too will turn on their TVs and find themselves stuck there for hours on end.
There seems to be a national sensibility here that I can only sum up as: “We don’t care all that much but we really do want to wish them well.”
For all the flaws of the royal family (and that isn’t a short list), Britons have bought into the notion that William and Kate are, actually, a couple of nice kids, who seem as though they are really in love. It would be rude not to, at the very least, raise a glass to their union – before throwing them to the tabloid writing wolves who will do everything in their power to destroy them in the coming months, years and decades.
I might not take a bullet in the chest to defend them, but neither will I take part in bringing them down. And as for tomorrow, I will feel no shame if I (like my celebrity pal David Beckham) get a little choked up as they embark on their life together.