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Last Week’s Productivity Buster: The Royal Wedding!

Last Week’s Productivity Buster:  The Royal Wedding!

I’m not seeing too many blogs here on Active Rain about last week’s big event – you know, The Wedding of the Century.  William and Kate!  And it sort of surprises me.


Because so many of the Realtors I know here in DC (yes, even moi) took most the day off, glued to BBC-America.  We watched the guests and then the groom and bride (and the famous dress) arrive at Westminster Abbey.  Then there was the ceremony itself, steeped in tradition, with music that was as heavenly as the children singing it.

Even at my old age, I still believe in fairy tales, partly because I’m sort of living one of my own.  But that’s for another blog post.  This one is about the beautiful young woman who rode into Westminster Abbey as a commoner and rode out in a magical carriage as the bride of Prince William, and a likely future queen of England. 

Sure, we were watching flash backs of another wedding thirty some years ago – that of William’s parents, and we all know how that turned out.  But still, I am happy and optimistic for William and his new princess. 

As I sat in front of the television, I couldn’t blog or work on a CMA due later in the day or break to make calls to people I really needed to talk to.  And I had to wonder.  What is this thing we have for the royal family, anyway? 

Maybe it’s just that we don’t have a royal family, thanks to the wisdom of our founding fathers.  And even White House weddings, our closest thing, don’t come close for tradition and ceremony.  Besides, there haven’t even been any for a long time.

And when I saw this scene watching the reruns last night, I thought about how much teasing this little flower girl will get throughout her life about this particular scene!

So here’s to you, William and Katherine, the new Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge.  May you live long and prosper and have lots of children and be left in peace by the paparazzi! 






Comment balloon 18 commentsPatricia Kennedy • May 01 2011 11:16PM


I am so guilty of being so busy lately that I haven't even seen a second of the actual wedding yet!

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) over 9 years ago

Pat - I got up in the middle of the night when I was 11 or 12 to watch the last royal wedding, but this week has been so crazy that all I wanted to do in the middle of the night was sleep.  And, since we have the internet, I got to watch snippets any way.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Watched it - loved it! It was on at 6 am, so I could watch, shower, get ready, and go to work at the normal time, and a busy Friday it was!

Posted by Debbe Perry, 828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC (Real Living Carolina Property ) over 9 years ago

I wasn't caught up in this one the way I was when William's parents got married. I do agree with the sentiment of your last line and certainly hope the press will leave them alone...though I tend to doubt it.

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Sells Real Estate! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Good evening Pat,

We taped it and are watching it when we can..lovely couple..cheers!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 9 years ago

Pat - It will certainly be another historic and happy occasion embedded on my memory. What a lovely couple. I do hope they will be all kind to her. 

Posted by Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols, Overland Park Residential Real Estate (ReeceNichols Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I was there drinking coffee in the middle of the night when I should have been sleeping. It is amazing how two people can connect our planet for a moment in time in such a positive and historic way. Good post on how fairy tales can come true!

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

I was traveling and couldn't watch it all but I love a good fairytale!

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 9 years ago

Guilty as charged, got up an hour earlier than usual to watch, and boy was it a great show. I didn't post about it because so many PRETEND not to care, LOL.

But it sure was fantastic, wasn't it? Now... about your fairy tale.... I knew it.. now you have me speculating and I can hardly wait until you post about it... errr.... you.... uh.. whatever.. .LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Pat, I too took the morning off and indulged in viewing the wedding. I have barely had time to breath for the last several weeks, so this was truly indulgent--and badly needed.

I watched when Diana and Charles were married and hope that Will and Kate have a more successful union. More than that, I hope that they are not ripped to shreds by the paparazzi.

Love the idea that they were college sweethearts--oh, and he is the future King of England. 

We all need a fairytale once in a while!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 9 years ago

Yes, it was simply beautiful...and so is your post.  Love your last line.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 9 years ago

Guility pleasures.  We all need them once in awhile.  I think there was even a smile on the Queen's face so you hope that means she'll be a good Grandma-In-Law and lend them a castle or two when they need a break from the paparazzi.  Glad you found your prince by the way.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

I too got caught up in the drama and the fairy tale.  I am glad that I watched it.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 9 years ago

Yes, my suspicions are correct. . all girls!

. . .Is not like it was a Super Bowl or something like that! 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 9 years ago

I did not watch it nor have I read anything about it. Just the little snippets that have been on the news.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

I tried to TeVo it, but it didn't get the last couple of hours of coverage.  It was great fun to watch, and since i worked this weekend, I had to take a day off sometime! 

and Fernando, the commercials were not nearly as good as the ones for the Super Bowl!  And what an opportunity that would have been for advertisers!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I was right there LIVE at 5am watching it unfold wearing my wide brim hat and my pearls and YES Pat I did blog about it LOL....My hat was more like a Kentucky Derby hat compared to the outlandish flying saucers and outta space hats I saw at the Royal Wedding, geez someone should be better advising Princess Beatrice

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) over 9 years ago

The Royal Wedding was something to look out for. But I think that the hats were a bit too much if you know what I mean. Some of them just well.... had a life of their own.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 9 years ago