Sunday, June 10, 2018
I love watching royal weddings. I have been watching them since Princess Anne got married in 1973. Mom let us get up at at three in the morning to watch the television coverage. I have gotten up early to watch every single one since then. I love all the pageantry and traditions. I had actually not intended to get up at two in the morning to watch the coverage. Now that we have a DVR, I taped it and was going to watch it at a more civilized hour but I couldn't sleep so I got up to watch it live after all. I wasn't disappointed. It was beautiful. It was a blend of African American culture with the traditional Anglican royal wedding. In some ways, it was great even if it seemed a little out of place. The homily definitely put me off. While talking about love is great for a wedding, bringing the pastor's social agenda into the context of a royal wedding didn't seem appropriate. It wasn't that I didn't think it was a good sermon. Definitely wouldn't have been put off if I heard it in church on a Sunday. Just seemed wrong for the wedding--any wedding. Happy to have gotten my royal wedding fix. Best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan.