It’s estimated that Great Britain’s royal wedding cost nearly $50 million and that billions of people tuned in to see the royal dress and to watch “the kiss”. Now, I understand that every little girl grows up dreaming of becoming a princess and marrying Prince Charming. We have Cinderella and a number of other Disney classics to thank for that.
But, seriously, do you realize what $50 million could do to help eliminate world hunger? Or how much it could help in finding a cure for disease?
What’s particularly puzzling is the fascination for everything royal in the U.S. Why should we care about a wedding involving a family “across the pond” whose only real accomplishment is to find ways to spend the money that has been passed down for generations? After all, I thought we fought a revolution to end their influence on us.
Oh well, I suppose every little girl has a right to dream.