Kid has right idea about royal wedding

royalwedding.jpg Grace van Cutsem, 3, has clearly had enough. Photo: Reuters/Darren Staples.


  1. She’s responding to the roar of the crowd as the Royals kiss. The noise seems to hurt her ears.

    Or maybe it’s the sound of all the bloggerati typing furiously, enraged at royal privilege, the waste of public monies, or perhaps their happiness, it’s hard to tell.

    I like Kate’s veil.

    1. No, he’s a Golden Age superhero printed in four color. Inbred English prince of German descent by day, crime-fighting hero by night.

      1. With these costumes I really was expecting to see Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV in there someplace.

        1. I don’t know who you are, or even if you’re male or female, but I have to admit that I love you from the bottom of my little Spice addicted heart.

  2. Geez, I was so busy ignoring the NFL draft I forgot to ignore the royal wedding. This’ll teach me.

  3. Is she blocking her ears or trying to pull her head off?

    “Just lie back and think of England…”

  4. With all the fuss over Kate’s dress nobody seems to have noticed the elephant in the room: William’s Thunderbirds sash.

  5. Kids are cute, but not this one. Wow, she’s got a mug.

    Thank goodness for Photoshop, they can just cut off her head …

  6. i love it when netfolk feel compelled to point out the obvious like “she’s probably covering her ears because of the loud crowd”- gee, ya think? The point of humour (as well as criticism in general) is to step past the obvious and find something more interesting among the mundane. GAWD!

  7. The wedding was lovely. The dress was lovely. The singing of Jerusalem was lovely. The weather was lovely. The comments on Twitter, from #QILF to #proudtobebritish to #pippa were lovely.

    Lovely, lovely, lovely.

    A day full of wonderful things, just like BoingBoing.

  8. It’s unfair. These Royals have it so easy that a bored looking flower girl is worth a BoingBoing post. I was best man at wedding were the flower girl puked her guts out. at the altar.

    The bride looked down are her soiled shoes, smiled at the pastor, and the wedding sailed on. Almost no one in the congregation realized what had happened.

    Now THAT’s sangfroid worthy of royalty.

  9. what a pathetic kiss! “open teeth closed lips” my-arse. wake me when the divorce proceedings are over.

  10. For the longest time, I thought Kate Middleton was one of those reality TV stars, and that’s why she was in the news. All the “Kate and William” stuff just made me think that she had paired off with some other invented reality-show pop star.

    Then I found out who she actually was. I’m proud of how close I was able to get without actually reading any articles on the subject.

  11. I found myself smiling all the way through and enjoyed watching. There were a few of these little human moments, check out the verger doing cartwheels on the red carpet after the ceremony :)

  12. I enjoyed the wedding… and the Bishop of London’s comments summed up just why I did:

    ‘Many people are fearful for the future of today’s world but the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its shores is the right one – this is a joyful day! It is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope.

    [ snip… ]

    We stand looking forward to a century which is full of promise and full of peril. Human beings are confronting the question of how to use wisely the power that has been given to us through the discoveries of the last century. We shall not be converted to the promise of the future by more knowledge, but rather by an increase of loving wisdom and reverence, for life, for the earth and for one another.’

  13. I’m waiting for the Wedding Night to be posted on the internet. It’s a Royal Tradition for Royal couplings to be observed to show that offspring are part of the Royal Line. Huzzah for Royal Pr0n!
    Makes up for having these twits plastered on my TV screen (I’m an American.)

    1. I have never watched a single celebrity sex video. Honestly, I have not. However, I’d watch Waity Katie. Giggity, Giggity….

  14. Kate is seriously hot. How she kisses that beaver-faced guy, I’ll never know. She’s out of his league.

  15. Same here. Two or three days ago the 20 o’clock news actually started a segment with “Britons anxiously await the most important wedding in England” or some such and my first though was “WTF? I thought Elton John is already married.”

  16. I heard 1 Billion people watched this world wide. That’s twice the number of the moon landing. We need to go back to the moon to reclaim record!

  17. Why does BB feel compelled to take a juicy shit all over a day that clearly made so many people happy? Look, I could link the Internet to the military industrial complex but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a website. William isn’t a tyrant or murderer and people around the world took delight in the day’s festivities. The day was wonderful, self-righteousness isn’t.

      1. Honestly, I feel uneasy about how it makes people “happy” being allowed to watch the ruling class wallow in their splendour.

        1. It makes me uneasy that it makes people happy watching 2 1/2 Men, but hey – to each his own.

          You must not be married. Women love to day dream about a lavish, no holds barred wedding.

          Ugly Canuck – they still have that show – its called MTV Cribz

          1. Well, in the broader sense those two are parts of the same problem.

            Yes, I am married. You may be right about some women dreaming about having a multi-million pound wedding because they saw it on TV though. Thankfully not all of them.

          2. People want a ‘fairy tale wedding’ because it’s pretty and romantic and they wanted to be treated as specially.

  18. Ditto to #53. I don’t get all the wedding hatred. It’s tradition for that country, it made a lot of folks happy, it employed a lot of people, and I’m sorry, but they aren’t doing anything wrong. I’d like to have their money and privilege, too, but that’s not how the cards rolled for me. The incessant bitching about the Royal Wedding was just stupid. Nobody made y’all pay attention.

  19. Compared to the royal weddings of the 80s, this was quite low key. Diana and Fergie had ~25 ft. trains and veils. There were opera singers belting out songs. You could smell the jinx all the way across the Atlantic.

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