The Royal Wedding was more than just a wedding. It was a fashion show, a fairy tale and a Twitter Fest! Facebook and Twitter were blowing up from the sheer quantity of chatter about the festivities. At one point, it was reported that over 100,000 tweets PER MINUTE were being generated using the #RoyalWedding hashtag. That’s insane, people!
I helped with that number and thought y’all would love (HA!) my wonderful commentary about the occasion.
The night before:
Off to bed… See y’all before the sun comes up, with my scones and a spot of tea.
Up at 4:30 and the Tweeting commenced:
When did Elton John get so old? #RoyalWedding
Watching TLC and NBC coverage. Flipping back and forth…#RoyalWedding
That lady got a purple cast for the occasion. #royalwedding
I wonder if the Prime Minister’s wife has on spanx under that dress.#RoyalWedding
Oh look! They’re so CUTE It seems like just yesterday those handsome boys were born! #iamold#royalwedding
I’m all weepy. How magical! It’s a Prince and an almost-Princess!#royalwedding
It’s so relaxed in there it seems. I love it! #royalwedding
Me, too!! RT @the818: Real live princes, motherf**kers. That shit is blowing my tiny American mind. #wakslumberparty
I wish those buses were like the Fur Bus!! #royalwedding
We’re going over next June for the Diamond Jubilee… who wants to invite us to an official party? #RoyalWedding
RIGHT? I want to go buy a commuter bus now! RT @mamaspohr: That’s some SWEET product placement, VW. #royalwedding
I’m totally getting one. Uh, when I marry a Prince or something. RT @the818: I want a Bentley. #wakslumberparty
And the queen is in YELLOW!!! BOOM! #RoyalWedding
Where do I get a tiny uniform like those little boys have? Henry needs one!
I hope the Queen remembered to turn her iPhone off so it doesn’t go off during the service. #RoyalWedding
OOH it’s a PRINCESS!!!!!!!!! #ROYALWEDDING
Oh my gosh. I wonder if she’s as giddy as I am? #RoyalWedding
::SQUEE:: RT @beantownkate: OMG!! Flower girls and miniprinces!
Oh my gosh.. I’m going to cry. She’s GLOWING! #RoyalWedding
He just said “You look beautiful” OH MY GOSH I”M CRYING!!!!#royalwedding
No, I’m not singing along and reading along in my printed out programme. Nope. Not me. #RoyalWedding#YESIAM
Vows are so much more beautiful with a British accent.#RoyalWedding
I KNOW! RT @the818: He can’t stop smirking. I’m all a twitter, twitter. #wakslumberparty
The love between William and Kate seems to have killed Twitter.#RoyalWedding
RT @alexcampbell11: If we’ve learned anything from Royal Wedding it is this. Listen to your mother. It just might land you a prince & title.
RT @BritishMonarchy: Prince William and Catherine Middleton will become The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on marriage
RT @unexpexpectbaby: “Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” #royalwedding
Haha! Henry just said, “Bring out the kissin” #RoyalWedding
Where are they honeymooning? Gatlinburg, TN? The Poconos? Panama City Beach? #RoyalWedding
RT @guiltysquid: Say what you want but Kate just married herself a prince. She pretty much wins.
@CountessMo Well, it’s a shame they won’t go to the Poconos. They have those champagne jacuzzi thingies, yaknow
Anybody notice there’s no other yellow in the church except the Queen? Did they send out notice for guests not to wear yellow?#RoyalWedding
@mamaspohr Probably awkward to sing God Save The Queen when you ARE the Queen. Maybe?
I wish they were walking out to “Someday my Prince Will Come” THAT would be epic! #RoyalWedding
This is giving me chills. So beautiful!
Me, too. RT @That_Biz: Bash it all you want but this is history and I’m all kinds of choked up. #RoyalWedding
It’s too bad they couldn’t get a unicorn to pull their carriage.#RoyalWedding
I KNOW So sweet! RT @meredithblumoff: He held her flowers! SWOON!
((re: Pippa and Harry needing to hook up)) @AmazingGreis Is Pippa single? If so, you’re totally right. Just think they could be double in-laws or whatever
RT @MommasGoneCity: If you weren’t totally lovestruck at this wedding, I fear your heart is made of stone. So totally perfect, it was!
In spite of my love & obsession for the #RoyalWedding, my heart is still with all of those who lost their homes and loved ones in the South.
Kate and William sitting in a balcony. K-I-S-S-I-N-G. (Thought Harry & Pippa may make out) #RoyalWedding
The mom in me is nervous about those kids standing so close to the edge of the balcony!
I figured it out. Beatrice and Eugenia looked like Kelly Osborne and Lady Gaga coming in.
I love the getaway car! #RoyalWedding
And then this morning:
This was my favorite image from the #RoyalWedding. She turned and took just “one last look” at the people. *sigh*http://twitpic.com/4rel2t
Watching Princess Margaret’s wedding. Kate’s dress looked a LOT like hers.
I love knowing now that Harry told William, upon sneaking a peek down the aisle at Kate, “Wait til you see her.” ::swoon::
You know? It was a magical morning. We had scones and tea. We watched until we couldn’t watch anymore. We made sure Henry got to see parts of it. We talked about our trip we’re planning for next summer to London.
I don’t understand not being intrigued by the thousands-of-years-old traditions that were celebrated, even as Americans who renounced our allegiance to Britain. So what? We don’t do anything on such a grand scale in our country, certainly not with such grace, dignity, calm and order.
And now? Now that we’ve taken a slight break from reality and indulged in a fairy tale of grand proportions, we can go back to bickering about budgets, politics and birth certificates. We can continue to pray for and send aid to the storm-ravaged areas of the country. We can worry about deciding between buying fresh produce or buying gas to drive to and from work.
And as parents, we can try to figure out how to manage to eek our sons/daughters into the right places so we, too, can one day see them have a fairy tale marriage to their prince or princess.
After all, we all deserve to live happily ever after, right?