So today was the day. People across the nation woke up at 4am to dress in fancy hats and watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get hitched. I’ll admit, I did not even wake up at 4am for my own wedding, so I was snug in bed when they said their “I wills”. However, one of the first things I did when I eventually crawled out of bed was to check the Internet for photos of the dress. It appears that I’m not the only one.
My Facebook and Twitter were chock-full of people who were trying to find out who the designer was, what it looked like, and once they had that information, weighing in on Kate’s choice. The dress was designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. It had lacy sleeves, an appropriate neckline and a long train. (I can’t seem to find a picture that’s not under copyright. Click on this link if you’re dying to see the dress.) Overall, I think Kate looked fantastic. But the dress is not really what impressed me. I’m more in awe of the fact that she was able to keep such a tight lid on this.
Obviously, Kate is not the only person who saw the dress prior to this morning. And with all the hubbub on social media around the wedding, I was sure something would leak out. After all, there was a YouTube Channel dedicated the event, an official website, flickr page, Twitter account, and even an official tab on the British Monarchy Facebook Page. Yet, other than speculation, there was not a peep.
I’m sure there are several Hollywood celebrities wondering just how they did it. But maybe we, as human beings, tend to more aggressively pursue people whose lives are in collapse—and pause to give some privacy to those who are about to celebrate a special day.
Either way, I congratulate Kate on her ability to keep such a secret in today’s real-time news driven world. And congratulations to the happy couple!
You Didn’t Think I Was Just Going to Talk About the Royal Wedding, Did You?
Something else groundbreaking, and I feel just as newsworthy, passed across my desk this week that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard gave a moving speech at a Peoria Chiefs minor league baseball game. In fact, some are calling it the “Greatest Speech Ever”. The Tosh.0 blog described it as “the goats-on-truckiest, monkeys-on-dogiest speech I have ever heard. Not even the President can make me believe in myself in so few words.” Because “in 1962 a little boy was born and his dream and his goal…was to own a monkey….”
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is full of royal wedding celebrations—the kind that makes monkeys ride around on dogs and goats jump on roof trucks.