If I were a rich man

I know that Big News happened last night, but you don’t need to hear my take on it do you? It suffices to say that Bin Laden’s death is a huge deal and a bit of a game changer perhaps, but it’s not the end of any wars. I wish it could be, but it just isn’t. It’s not even the beginning of the end. Not even close. I’m also a little unsettled by the way we seem to celebrate these deaths.

And before I get into what I came here to post about, let me also say that I’m not unaware of the other more important things happening in the world. I know that shit’s going down and it’s bad. Libya (death to invaders: not a pleasant sentiment), Japan, Indonesia… look, I spend a good chunk of my day reading the news. Excuse me for liking a little fluffy romance in the midst of it all.

So.

The Royal Wedding. Yes, it is over. I loved every minute of it, even the ridiculous hats. I’m not the only one. (Have you seen the official photos, by the way?) But there are haters out there, and that’s fine. Although some of them are still drinking their Haterade (hee). Yes, the Royal Family has some money (I know that all the foliage they added to Westminster for the wedding cost something like $83,000. Yikes).  And no, they don’t lead lives like, say, me. But unlike some rich, entitled kids out there (Paris Hilton, anyone?) they actually do more than party and spend money (although of course there’s been a bit of that as well).

The princes – excuse me, the Prince and the Duke –  work, and they do good. They both have military careers, in case you weren’t aware. Harry was actually promoted recently. William is a rescue pilot. Will is a patron of several environmental and humanitarian organizations, as is Harry. They’re not just giving money, either. They give their time. They actually care about the world they live in and want to make it better. Spoiled, entitled brats they are not. They certainly know they’re well off and they use their status to help people. I wish the same could be said for every person of wealth.

Blah blah blah. I could be wrong. Maybe they’re all just in it for the hats.

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