Monday, May 02, 2011

Royal "Wedding"

No, I didn't get up in the middle of the night - or even at 2:00 a.m., which is when they started broadcasting it here - to watch The Wedding. If God had wanted us up at that time of the morning He never would have given us the DVR.

So, we finally got around to watching the tape (which isn't a "tape", of course, but old terminologies die hard). Now Prince William is the new Colonel-in-Chief of the Irish Guards and even wore his Guards tunic for the wedding. So, of course, the Irish Guards pipe band would play for the wedding. Except that they didn't. No Irish Guards pipe band. Three or four hours ensued of, to be honest, the rather glorious pageantry that the CofE does so well, and with only moderate and judicious use of the fast-forward button on my part.

But no pipe band.

No pipe band at all.

Not even a solo piper.

They may not be validly married.