Friday, April 29th, 2011 will be a day that will be remembered. Not only is it my 19th birthday, it is the date of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. An event of this magnitude is guaranteed to have a swarm of media around it. Simply searching the royal wedding brings up numerous stories focused on minute details of the big day. For example, there are articles on the type of cake ( http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2011-04-25-fionacairns25_st_N.htm ), the guest list (http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/celebrity/The-Royal-Guest-List-Whos-In-and-Whos-Out-119789779.html ), and even entire websites and blogs dedicated to the event (http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-32917_162-10391716.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody).
Why is this such a big deal? The lives of the rich, famous, and fabulous have always captured the attention of the public. Everyone dreams about being a prince or princess, and we are insanely jealous of those who have a real-life fairy tale (or at least I am). The quick speed of news causes this excitement and hype to be let out instantly through many outlets: tv, news, print, twitter, facebook, etc. No longer is the affair just reserved to the Royals, or even those in Great Britain. It can be, and will be, broadcast worldwide.
I cannot imagine looking through a newspaper or magazine and seeing the details of your life displayed there for all to see. I hope that Kate Middleton is prepared for the media frenzy that will surround her day!