SATURDAY will provide some bingeworthy televison for some.
Meghan Markle and Harry will be married.
It’s like a televison show we’d watch on Netflix.
Fantasy world, where nothing seems real, money no object.
It will be a production to behold.
Now I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
I am neither a monarchist or a republican, but I suppose I just went with the flow.
Britain had a monarchy, and that’s the way it was.
On the occasions I witnessed any part of the pageantry, most notably the day Charles and Diana were married, I was impressed by how it seemed to come together in a tremendous spectacle.
You cannot fail to be impressed by the Household Cavalry in all their glory under full livery trot by.
Or when the Royal Horse Artillery rides by with field guns and limbers in tow.
It’s all pretty spectacular.
But that was the UK, and this is Australia. Is there any need to fawn after a wedding which is merely marking the union of the sixth in line to the throne?
It would take some pretty major events to put Harry on the throne, and with Ms Markle-Windsor at home, he would probably rather stay husband than king.
In my mind this puts it in the merely entertainment bracket.
He’s not likely to get the top job, but he’s still on the payroll. A nice job if you can get it, and what’s more he has Ms Markle-Windsor at home.
While the royal family has had its traumas over the years nothing beats the big one in 1936.
King Edward VIII ascended the throne in January, but abdicated in December because he was not allowed to marry his chosen one. An American divorcee called Wallis Simpson.
Oops, American divorcee… how times have changed, and for the better I think.
This leaves Harry free to marry the chosen one.
As I have put it in the entertainment field any of us can choose to watch it or not. We won’t be condemned or castigated for tuning in.
And to be honest, it makes as much difference as choosing to watch the latest Star Wars movie or not? The choice is yours.
It’s probably a breather for the royals to let Meghan’s dad take some of the heat off them with his latest stunts, but when it comes down to it, it’s all about whether the happy couple have a good day.
Harry’s the real winner of course, and after the big day he has Ms Markle-Windsor at home.