Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hooray for Harry

Prince Harry is in Australia, and I am so excited I can barely contain myself. I was at Sydney airport, before dawn, waiting with all the excited single ladies, gushing and cooing at whatever shadowy glimpses of him were possible. I want to be the next Australian princess, following hot on the heels of Tasmanian's pride and joy, Mary. Marry me Harry!

Harry arrived on Monday morning for a month long deployment with the Australian Army. After his plane touched down in Sydney, he was soon up in the air again, on his way to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial before beginning his stint with the ADF.

The coverage of his arrival made me laugh, and almost cry at the same time. There was a reporter. There was an aeroplane. There was a car. There was a tiny Harry in the distance, in the back seat of a car. It was the top news story of the morning. Beats all the bad news I guess, but seriously do we have to go so gaga over the arrival of a member of the royal family? Maybe so. He's a popular prince, a soldier and a bit of a lad. 

I have nothing against Harry, but his name happens to start with H and that's today's letter in the A-Z Blogging challenge, so this gripe was barely a grumble. I don't want to marry him by the way.

Who's your favourite royal?

15 comments:

  1. I am enjoying the new royals like Harry and his brother who have stepped up with more class... even if the occasional bad story gets out. They remain respectful, not like the usa... we have jack-nuts like Beiber.

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    1. More class? Harry? That's debatable, Jeremy. I'm glad you're enjoying the new royals though. It must be a bit of a novelty for Americans.

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  2. I don't have a favorite royal, but I'm not immune to reading the headlines about them. America seems to treat their Hollywood celebs much in the same way. It is silly, but you're right, it can be more fun than hearing about crime.

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    1. The very idea of royalty is both romantic and nostalgic. I'm not sure about comparisons between Hollywood celebs and royals, but I guess royals are celebrities as well.

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  3. I don't have a favorite royal, but I'm not immune to reading the headlines about them. America seems to treat their Hollywood celebs much in the same way. It is silly, but you're right, it can be more fun than hearing about crime.

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  4. Hi,
    I'm laughing because I like your article and I find it humorous. You have probably guessed by now that I am not English or Australian. I'm an American, but to be quite honest with you, I don't understand the kick anyone gets about celebrities, politicians and anyone else. There're people just like us.
    I love the way you presented this. Gripe on.
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    Patricia at Everything Must Change

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    1. Vicarious living, Pat. People get a kick reading and seeing stories about celebrities because they either have lives we want, or ones we definitely don't want. Thanks for visiting Square Pegs and for taking the time to comment.

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  5. Harry is a good-looking guy. Of course we don't have royals here in America. We just go silly over movie stars mostly.
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    1. I think it's okay for people to go a bit silly over movies stars and other celebrities like royals. It's just a bit of fun.

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  6. He certainly is a handsome, intriguing one, isn't he!

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    1. You're a fan Randi? Thanks for visiting Square Pegs, and for taking the time to comment.

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  7. My favorite royal is the fictional Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. She's got quite the temper and plays croquet in a rather unique way.

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    1. Off with their heads! Off with their heads!

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  8. My favorite royal is Princess Buttercup from Princess Bride, ha ha! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. What a classic! I was thinking of real royals but with the lives they live, what's the difference right? Thanks for visiting Square Pegs, and for taking the time to comment, Lisa.

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