We’re quickly approaching royal wedding mania, but I have to admit that I’ve never been intrigued by the British monarchy.
My mom would always tell me about Princess Diana’s wedding — how her friends woke up in the middle of the night to watch the whole thing. I have friends who could tell you every single branch of the Royal family and the scandal that each has had to deal with. I honestly could care less. Not that I don’t have my share of weird infatuations. I’ve just never been drawn to this one.
What does amuse me is the marketing for all the random Will and Kate memorabilia. Do people purchase these things? My favorite is the commercial for the replica of her ring.
As much as I don’t care, though, the coverage is just going to be ramped up until the wedding actually happens.
How about you guys? Will you be waking up early to catch every minute of the big day? What’s the big draw for the wedding?
Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at www.twitter.com/nadiamalik or simply leave a comment below.