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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Royal Spoof of the Royal Wedding

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Prince William of...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Until the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs this past Sunday – the biggest news of the weekend was the Royal Wedding.

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never really understood the world’s fascination with British Royalty (or any type of royalty for that matter).  From a historical perspective, most kingships came into being by oppression and exploitation of uneducated peasantry, intrigue, murder and theft. 

One of the primary reasons that Henry VIII seceded from the Catholic Church in the 1500’s was to grab for the crown the wealth, coffers, relics, buildings and land that had previously been held by Rome. Formation of the Church of England made King Henry the richest person in England, which had not been the case prior.

Needless to say, watching the “pomp and majesty” of the Royal Wedding on Saturday to adoring crowds around the world puzzles me a bit – I just don’t get it.  I guess people have forgotten the royals’ bad deeds of the past, and wax a bit nostalgic for a bygone era of taxation without representation, serfdom and Primae Noctis.

Given that nuptial juxtaposition, here’s a link that both spoofed and celebrated the most recent royal union. It’s clearly a knock-off of the original YouTube wedding entrance dance that was an Internet sensation – but it’s mildly entertaining, especially when you see the uncanny resemblance to both Harry and Camilla. Click the link below and let me know what you think - and as the Brits say, Cheers!

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