Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Royal Wedding Week!!!!

If your DVR is filled with specials about the road from Bucklebury to Buckingham Palace….
If you’re just as excited to find out what Posh and Becks are wearing on Friday as you are Will and Kate….
If you know what a fascinator is….
…You’re not alone! You’ve simply got Royal Wedding Fever. (More commonly known as RWF.) With only four days to go until the big event, symptoms of this syndrome may be getting stronger. As someone who is equally inflicted, let’s see if we can get through it together.

IT’S ROYAL WEDDING WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Excuse the outburst. It’s one of the many side effects.)

RWF has been known to bring about overly giddy behavior, so with some channels beginning Friday’s coverage at 3AM, it’s important to get everything organized in advance. (You don’t want to be rushing around at 2:58 looking for an appropriate snack because you forgot to make scones.) With almost every network in existence covering the nuptials, you’ll want to decide ahead of time which channel (or channels) you’ll be watching. Check your local listings to see which anchors and stations best appeal to you. (I’ll be watching Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters on ABC, as well as the report over on BBC for an authentic British take.) If you have friends who are also going to be watching, that’s great – but make sure you know which friends are actually getting up to watch it live, and which are using the DVR. Can you imagine texting someone at 4AM about Kate’s dress, only to find out that they were in bed sleeping? The Royals would never approve! Of course, you’ll also want to make sure that you’ve got plenty of tea on hand, and that your alarm clock is functioning properly. (It’s probably not a bad idea to have a back up alarm, just in case.)

It’s been said that distraction can alleviate some of the symptoms of RWF, so it’s important to keep busy as you count down the days. If you read Friday's blog entry, you know that a great way to do this is by watching Grace Kelly movies. Other royal-themed movies, like The Princess Diaries, will also do the trick. And, of course, the networks will be filled every day with all kinds of specials about Kate, Wills, the Royal Family, the cake, other iconic brides…Just look through guide on your TV. Trust me, you’ll keep busy.

You may also want to head over to to download his cover of Stevie Wonder’s “You and I,” George’s gift for the royal couple. It is simply beautiful. (I mean, it’s George Michael covering Stevie Wonder. How could it not be?) The download is currently free, but George does provide the link to the Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund and encourages donations.

This truly is a historic week, and it’s a week that should be celebrated. So start looking up those crumpet recipes, get that DVR set and pin in that fascinator – the party is about to begin!


  1. All very practical advice, Steph. Thank you!

    However, you forgot to mention speaking exclusively in a British accent 24 hours before and 24 hours after the wedding. That's obviously necessary.

  2. This is very exciting!! Although it does have me wondering if the same fanfare will be given when "the Spare" marries. Harry is my favorite, after all.