On one side, you’ve got those who care about the happy news. That’s us. On the other darker, gloomier side are the wet mops who don’t give a toss.
For the former, everything is very new and exciting. The latter, however, are making it their mission to shame us royal wedding obsessives, casting a black cloud over our happiness with thoughts of how much money the wedding will cost tax payers etc.
Wahhhhhh, they whine. Can we all just go back to living our lives now?
No Irene, we cannot. And we will not.
If all you care about today is the engagement of two people you’ve never met, this is your safe space. No judgement, no shame.
And yes, we know there are plenty more important things going on in the world. But for those who care, here’s a comprehensive list of reasons your entirely irrational obsession with the royal engagement is completely justified.
1. Meghan Markle is… incredible.
Firstly, we’d like to point out that we have always loved Meg (yep, we’re on nickname terms). We were there pre-royal wedding, Suits Season One days.
But the fact she’s a feminist, humanitarian, and an accomplished woman with a stellar career of her own is something to celebrate.
Yes, we’d be happy for Prince Harry no matter who he chose to spend the rest of his life with. But the fact he chose Meghan – that they chose each other – says so much about the direction the royal family is heading in.
2. THE DOGS. THE CORGIS KNEW.
This... we can't.
In their official engagement interview, Prince Harry admitted that the Queen's corgis pretty much gave him the A-OK to go ahead and put a ring on Meghan's finger. Because getting the permission of your Nan's dogs is necessary.