Sunday, November 21, 2010

Now that is something I can get on board with

Last week, all UK (and for that matter, the US and the rest of world) were all aflutter with the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton were finally engaged.  After 8 years, the dude finally pops the question.  Gotta give it to the gal for hanging in there.

Truthfully, the news sorta "came and went" in our household; I got more emails and calls from friends and family in the US wanting to chat about the royal engagement than anything I read myself or heard on the news.  Happy for them and all, but ....don't millions of people announce their engagement every year to far less fanfare?

Then came the news I could get behind.  Apparently, the UK government, as confirmed by Prime Minister David Cameron, will announce a national holiday....another day off of work for all the UK... to coincide with the wedding. 

I suppose I can put up with what will be the relentness engagement and wedding coverage, such as "Will Kate pick a UK designer to design her wedding dress?" or "What day will the actual wedding be held on?" and "How touching that Prince William gave Kate his mother's engagement ring!"   The real news is another day off!

OK, now we're talking!