While shopping in the bookstore yesterday, I was bombarded by books claiming to be royal biographies, written by people claiming to be royal experts, as if this was a real career title.
I can’t believe how ridiculous the royal hype has become. The power of the tabloid media can never be underestimated. It’s absurd that people still care about William and his soon-to-be wife/ex-wife Kate Middleton. The cheesy TV movies and the endless documentaries are unwatchable but numerous and unavoidable.
I, for one, can’t wait for it to be over and done with so the tabloid media can get over its obsession. Sadly, something tells me this is the beginning. What’s worse, Wills and Kate have chosen Canada for their first international stop. I can’t figure out why, but I have heard reports of the growing anti-Monarchy stance in Australia, and since Canadians are apathetic about the Monarchy, as in, they don’t want it, but don’t care enough to reform the system (and we’re currently in the fourth election in seven years), Canada seems ideal.
Judging from the media’s coverage in the U.S., and Queen Elizabeth’s last visit to North America, it appears the U.S. cares more for the Royals of Britain than Canadians. The media in Canada has been mild compared to the hoopla in the U.S. Part of the reason may have to do with the fact that Canada doesn’t have a strong tabloid culture, so is spared some of the nonsense, but proximity to the U.S. means we get their mess anyway.
OK, get back to the rant. People are tired of hearing bad news such as the civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa, and this is partly to blame for the WillsKate overkill. After the recession, people’s spirits slumped and so the Royal Wedding seems like a fitting global event to bring people back to the charms of life and love.
Still, it’s just overkill. Oh, and did I mention the wedding’s happening on my birthday?