I don’t know why I feel so but I hope the pity I have towards former Miss Kate Middleton is not vindicated in the coming years following her union to Prince William; a union that was placed right in our faces whether we were interested in witnessing it or not… and one would think the British are overly conservative type.
What arouses this thought is the memory of late ‘queen of hearts’, Princess Diana who became part of the royal family in pomp and all only to exit this sphere of life shrouded in dark clouds of deceit, betrayal, mistrust and rebellion, in short she passed away in a manner most un-British and devoid of the happy ever after such union promised when it was consummated in 1981.
Then in ’81 it was millions that watched the “Royal Wedding”, her son’s got some two billion people watching on worldwide via every media available; including tweets, and it all came to the “you may now kiss the bride” part… not sure that’s how the Dean of Westminster Abbey put it or Willie Willie decided to be most appropriate but a peck? Took a bit out of the Wedding’s shine but notwithstanding, a happy married life to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
In Nigeria meanwhile, a good million of us hoped there would be a new leader occupying the throne at Aso Rock come May 29 but alas Jonathan Ebele Goodluck Azikiwe remains the favoured personnel of a majority of Nigerians with franchise and hence, the Bayelsa man will remain President of Nigeria till 2015 or Dame Patience’s famous greeting to her “fellow widows” comes to pass… whichever comes first.
Nonetheless, Jonathan made optimum use of the good luck that’s been with him since being Governor Dimipriye Alamieyeseigha’s deputy a little while ago but give Arsenal FC half the good luck and the Gunners still won’t ride it through to the end as can be seen by the trail of another trophy less campaign gone by… perhaps the most ludicrous since the drought began after the 2005 FA Cup win.
Definitely winning meanwhile is Karol Józef Wojtyła who was beatified earlier today in a glorious ceremony at the Vatican and from now on will be known as Blessed John Paul II. And so I pray to him, and all the angels and saints of Heaven… can Arsenal end the drought already!!!