The Royal Wedding… What’s love got to do with it?

The pomp, circumstance and military trappings of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was light years away from the teachings of the vulnerable man Jesus who was executed by the Romans, says Sande Ramage. Despite that ‘The Royals at the Abbey’, with the full co-operation of the church, keep trying to blend two irreconcilable concepts.

Only three hours sleep. That’ll teach me to twitter endlessly about the royal wedding while quaffing bubbly. Tragic behaviour, but I had to do something to make it through another repeat of ‘The Royals at the Abbey’.

While all eyes were on Katie’s posh designer number, I couldn’t help but notice Will’s fancy uniform and the preponderance of military clobber clanking about the place.

Ironic, isn’t it, that an itinerant Jewish mystic who preached a message of radical love, even to the point of loving your enemies, should be associated with a church saturated with military memorabilia.

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  • Jack

    Being "light years" away from the simple teachings of Jesus is what we all are, aren't we? Jesus only mode of transport seemed to be a donkey and an occasional boat, he didn't have modern medicine and life-expectancy at the time was somewhat limited.

    We are all caught up in society, progress and expectations. Sometimes it's difficult to get away from them, particularly when you hold down a position in society.

    Do we want our Royal Couple to elope?

    Doesn't sound like fun to me.

    Like others it would mean I couldn't watch the very loving couple while drinking a decent glass of wine (made with modern technology,) all the while sitting in my comfortable recliner chair.

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