We waited in anticipation as Duchess Kate and Prince William commemorated their special day. We oohed and awed over the birth of their two children, George and Charlotte. And now, if you haven’t heard already, Kate’s sister Pippa is saying “yes” to millionaire fiance James Matthews.
WIth publications covering intricate details of the upcoming event from who designed the wedding gown to how much the extravagant celebration is costing the parents, a lot of people are left wondering: “Why are news stations broadcasting a UK wedding as news?”
Why is America obsessed with the Cinderella story, and why does the media fawn over the ‘average’ Pippa Middleton, and the Royals in general?
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Our society is consumed with celebrity culture. Whether we’re scrolling our Instagram feeds for recaps of the VMA’s or racing to a store opening from a prominent designer, we get easily sucked into the lives of the rich and famous. Perhaps it’s because we, ourselves, aspire the Hollywood glitz and glamour. Maybe it’s something to connect us with others for talking points sake.
To a degree, it makes sense. Celebrities, whether MLB players, pop stars, riveting actresses or YouTube sensations, all have a success stigma attached to them. And we all want success.
However, I think many people would agree that at times, it gets unhealthily obsessive. Is it vital information that Pippa’s wedding will be the second wedding for Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, to be in attendance with him? Do we really need to know the calorie intake of the bride-to-be on her special day? I mean, c’mon.
For those of you that do take an interest in this event a few royals may attend, the wedding is set to take place Saturday in England, Berkshire. All you need to do is Google Pippa Middleton’s every detail, from the ever and the after, and it will be at your disposal.
But, again, why would you want to? I have better things to do this weekend.
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