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!