I'll admit that I have taken a long time to write about the wedding... I wasn't really in one place shortly after April 29th. I wanted to see the wedding's aftermath in England. I also wanted to see how my North American hometown had reacted to the wedding.
Lead up to the wedding was intense in UK stores and press. The news constantly mentioned what the couple was up to, how Kate was to spend her last night as a non-Royal, and even how you could celebrate the big day. Street party posters littered the streets. Store displays all aimed to celebrate and congratulate the Royals. Museums' featured the history behind England's Royal Weddings.
Did this change after the wedding? Not so much. Comments abounded on 'the dress' and attendees' hats. The wedding made people comment on fashion, not British nationalism.
The atmosphere at the capital was extremely different from northern England. During my last few days in England, E and I ventured into London. Remains of the wedding were still to be found - the media rooms, stands for crowds, and flags were being removed from the premises. Lineups to get into Westminster Cathedral stretched across blocks a week after the wedding.
With all this in mind, there has still been a lot of positive press on the latest Royal wedding. I mean, who didn't love Catherine's dress? Albeit, the ceremony was long... but proper. The day was full of youth, celebration, and love.
My one question - Prince William, why no ring?