The Duke and Duchess of Peace have devoted their lives to working for nonviolence and a world without war. They believe that the nature of other royal systems is ultimately to glamorize the military and/or to distract people from politics and real life with visions of celebrity.
So, Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna would ask people to turn their attention away from the wedding of Zara Phillip’s (Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter) and Mike Tindall, and turn their attention towards their own families, their own cultural excitement, and/or political problems in their own communities.
The Duke and Duchess of Peace have decided that a royal wedding is so tantalizing, that to take away the temptation to look will take some hefty alternative entertainment and eye candy. If you would like to keep your focus on peace, justice, and nonviolence (or perhaps, some deeper, cultural reflection) here are some ideas from the other royal couple:
Things To Do Besides Watch the Royal Wedding
A list from Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Royal Peace Family
-Pull out your own family wedding albums. Ask your mom or dad, or your grandma or grandpa, to share their wedding photos or reflections. More about this idea at a previous Peace Couple post: here.
-To plan your own present or future wedding in a sustainable and socially just manner, or to watch what other environmentally-minded people are up to, check out a list of wedding-related businesses at Green America/National Green Pages: here.
-Interested in the beauty and aesthetics of fashion? Check out natural fiber dresses and wedding dresses in hemp, silk, and organic cotton at the wedding dress gallery of Threadhead Creations: here.
-More natural evening gowns, including at least one wedding dress, at Rawganique: here. Duke Augustus reports that Rawganique has a big wedding selection, including natural fabric wedding suits for men, and a wedding registry service.
-And, for some deep cultural and literary reflections on weddings, you can spend time watching the Bollywood movie “Bride and Prejudice“. It is based on the Jane Austen novel of a similar name. Though, this one has wedding scenes throughout, and the very fun musical number, “No LifeWithout Wife”. It is rated PG-13, and you can probably get a copy to watch from your local library.
And, if you really must have information and scenes from the royal wedding in Scotland:
Photos from the Zara Phillips/Mike Tindall wedding. As posted at Scotland on Sunday: here.