Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Royal Wedding

I was interviewed by Gulf News website yesterday on whether I think Charles & Camilla or Wills & Kate should take over once Queen Elizabeth relinquishes her throne. I'm not 100% comfortable in front of the camera lens - photographic or video - so it'll be 'interesting' to view the results. I'll let you know when it goes live (or maybe not if it's really dire!).

It's been all about the Royal Wedding for me since December so I'm really looking forward to the actual event after such a long build-up. I've been working part-time for Dubai Reunited, a company which aims to get expats with a link to Dubai together in Dubai and overseas; our first event is the Royal Wedding Garden Party on Friday 29th December at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

We'll be watching Wills and Kate get hitched live on the big screen while tucking into quintessentially British grub and lots of Pimms, before kicking back to watch the Royal Wedding Polo Cup for the rest of the afternoon (apparently Polo is also known as 'the sport of kings' - very apt for a right royal occasion such as this).

Yes, this is a shameless plug but nevertheless.... Table bookings are sold out for the Garden Party event but you can still get your hands on tickets for the post-wedding evening bash if you hurry (bookings via email to AED50 for a night of dancing to the best British music from the past 50 years? Me likey.    


Anonymous said...

I was counting them up the other day and this Queen has allowed her name to be used for at least a dozen wars during her reign - all but one or two were wars of aggression or colonialism! Royal Wedding, the Royal Succession? Tell that to the camera!

Kate S. said...

Can't think of many countries who can't boast the same history - and excuse me if I'm splitting hairs here but isn't war an act of aggression by definition?

And as for colonising other counties, yup, most of the world has been at it at one point or another. Not that I'm standing up for Queen Liz, especially, but I really don't think the UK is much more guilty than the majority of the world's leading powers.

Heated debate? Bring it on.

Anonymous said...

Poor Queen Elizabeth! What a life! She's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't! I even hear she has had to have the grandson's prospective pushy in-laws in for lunch. All she really wants is to be left alone with the Corgies. Give her a break Sychophants and Hostiles. She's an OAP.

Anonymous said...

Wars of defence ARE possible. WWII, counter-aggression; Falklands, counter-aggression; Iraq I, counter-aggression; Korea, counter-aggression. Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq II, Ireland, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Cyprus, Kenya, Rhodesia, Oman, Yemen, Malaysia, I can't remember the rest, colonialist or since King Tony, just plain aggression. If the Queen just said "No!" that would be end of these adventures. I doubt there'd be a constitutional crisis or comets shooting across the Heavens.

Anonymous said...

The Queen can't say NO to war - nor would she. These days, her role is purely ceremonial. The British Crown is on shifting sands - rather like Dubai. She is rather ruled by the opinions of that Great British Institution - the press. One false move and the lot of them will be in exile in UAE.