Eu­ge­nie’s se­quel rites

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE - DONAL LYNCH

Poor Princess Eu­ge­nie. Not only has her wed­ding been given the un­for­tu­nate hash­tag #roy­al­wed­ding2 — as though the hap­pi­est day of her life were some low-bud­get se­quel, but now it turns out it’s go­ing to be broad­cast, not on the BBC, but on ITV’S This Morn­ing, where Phillip and Holly will take a break from interrogating re­al­ity stars to com­men­tate on pro­ceed­ings and gasp at the hats. And this must be some sort of mis­take on the part of the BBC, be­cause the plot lines for Eu­ge­nie’s day out are in­trigu­ing: the “hat atroc­ity” of this gen­er­a­tion’s orig­i­nal royal wed­ding tran­scends pre­vi­ous un­for­tu­nate head­wear to be­come a bride, to a man who is “as posh as she is” (ac­cord­ing to the Mail any­way) and, most im­por­tantly of all, the day it­self marks the royal re­demp­tion of her mother, Fergie, who, we pre­sume, can’t be snubbed by the firm at her own daugh­ter’s wed­ding. And if taxi­der­mied pa­tri­arch Philip won’t sit with her, as is re­ported, that will un­doubt­edly make a happy day even hap­pier.

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