Thursday, 28 April 2011

So here is to starting!

For a while now I have been anxious to start blogging and begin the process of writing down my inner thoughts and ideas onto a site like this. It is something I have always wanted to do, something I want to experiment with, and to give myself a platform on which to express myself. So here goes!

The Royal Wedding.

To begin with, I want to talk about the recent media hype concerning the Royal wedding. There has been among many people a lot of debate as to whether or not the British and other international media are making too big of a deal out of the situation.

I'm no historian, but after reflecting upon some of the things I had learnt about the 'Royal Monarchy' in my earlier years at school, I have come to realise that Royalty today is very different to what it was just a few hundred years ago. The Monarchy of those times stood at the heart of the British economical structure, royalty was more prominently regarded in the eyes of the people than it is today.

I look to the royalty of today and find it synonymous with celebritism in a sense that british people take more of an interest in top figures like footballers, pop stars and other people that are so often in the public eye. I asked my friends and family whether they actually take an interest in royalty, and they simply responded with 'no'.

I suppose it takes a Royal wedding every so often to 'freshen up' the public image of the monarchy, and with top football and pop-singer icons reportedly receiving invites to the wedding, it leads me to assume that the entire reason for all this hype is to boost the monarchy's somewhat already low reputation. Instead, give seats to the people that have served their country in one way or another, and not just the top generals or health-care figures, but to the soldiers on the front line and to the people who save lives.

That is my opinion, and with all that said, I do wish Prince William and Kate Middleton a happy marriage. One that won't end up a disastor!

22 comments:

  1. Excellent start to a new blog, can't wait to see what else you can bring us.

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  2. Totally agree. Let's see some more soon. :)

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  3. Good luck and long life to your blog

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  4. good post can't wait to see some more posts :)

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  5. I agree with everything you said...no reason to get up in arms with a couple's wedding!

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  6. My family is watching it downstairs at the moment, I just hate how they have to drawn it out for sooo long

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  7. I was thinking about this too. The monarchy doesn't really do much these days except to look good and be a symbol to represent the country.

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  8. Because they need more attention.

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    Jordan said...
    I was thinking about this too. The monarchy doesn't really do much these days except to look good and be a symbol to represent the country.

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  9. Fuck the royal wedding. xD

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  10. Bah, just washed up 'royalties' that don't do much but live off their ancestors money and name.

    Nice first post on your blog, I'll be around if you decide to update it again.

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  11. Of course this wedding is much more to promote the Royalty image. Good post, blog has potential.

    Following (:

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  12. It's pretty lame that the U.S. has such high media coverage of this. I didn't want to get up this morning and see some ugly brits kissing, ruined my breakfast.

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  13. In my opinion it is so wrong to spend millions of pounds for a wedding while others are suffering from hunger in the whole world.

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  14. royalty = celebritism: true

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  15. ^ for sure. Look forward to moar!

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  16. I take pride in saying i DIDN'T watch the wedding. Saying that, yeah, its different then it was 100+ years ago, but eh, its a different world now I guess.

    Nice first post. Keep it up!

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  17. I'm from the UK and to be honest, I don't care about it at all. I think it's good that they're keeping traditions, but to be honest, we're in a new world.

    Then again, I still think some traditions are good to keep, this is one of them.

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  18. People that are famous because they are famous make me sad. :[]

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  19. when i will have my own wedding.. i will be on the news also :)

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