The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is a fascinating, distinctly British celebration of history and culture, suggests Afua Hirsch of The Guardian. The habits and norms of the British royal family are gems that everyone can enjoy. Its way of maintaining and honoring tradition is unique and special, making it a global icon in recent decades. People around the world know its history, particularly concerning Princess Diana. While the British empire won’t be missed for some of its actions, the pomp and splendor of the royal family is something all can appreciate with nostalgia.
The British royal family is obsolete, and the public's admiration for them and obsession with the royal wedding is excessive, argues Delia Lloyd of USA Today. The American passion for admiring the royals goes somewhat over the top. Watching the royal wedding gives them unearned legitimacy. Some view Meghan Markle’s introduction to the family as a revolutionary moment, given that she is a commoner and a biracial one at that. But she won’t make it any less elitist than it has always been. The wedding will cost British taxpayers around $43 million for luxuries that seem widely excessive.