Look, we are not above all of the hoopla surrounding the royal family. It's hard not to get excited by Kate Middleton's glorious sun mane, the Disney-esque tale of how she, a commoner, managed to get married to the future king of England and wore a beautiful wedding dress (it had sleeves! SLEEVES!). I'm sure even the best of us get a little tingly when discussing Prince Harry or when hearing that he's touring the U.S. hooking up with cocktail waitresses who very easily could have been you. Prince Charles will occasionally surprise everybody by dropping by the BBC to present the weather. Princess Diana. Palaces. A dark and gruesome history. It's all fascinating in the way that only a family that exists in the liminal state between intensely public and intensely private can be. But it's still not nearly as fascinating as the morning news cycle would like you to believe.
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