Royal Wedding celebrations are over but why not keep British bunting flying
With Royal Wedding celebrations over there”s no reason not to keep the great British bunting flying!
8:50 AM on 12th May 2011
The Prince William and Kate Middleton comedy party masks have long since been banished to the back of the dressing up box, and Tesco is discounting its celebratory
special label bubbly.
Both are timely markers that the wedding festivities are long since over, and life has returned to normal, except for one thing: a fortnight after our newly-weds said ‘I do’, cheery bunting and Union Jacks flags can still be seen fluttering gaily outside our cafes, pubs and shops.
It’s almost as if the party hasn’t finished, but maybe that’s the point.
Celebration: The nation has thoroughly enjoyed the excuse to reclaim the Union Jack and indulge its patriotic streak
After a gloomy couple of years, the wedding came as such light relief that even though the street party trestle tables are long gone, keeping the decorations up allows us to enjoy the nostalgia that comes in its wake.
As for the Union Jack, it seems that while it may in recent years, have been appropriated by an assortment of bald red-faced men harbouring unpleasant sentiments, the nation thoroughly enjoyed the excuse to reclaim it and indulge its patriotic streak.
That’s one way of looking at it. The other is that many of us have not been able to summon up the energy to clamber up the stepladder and take the bunting down.
Either way it all looks so jolly, there seems little reason not to keep the flags flying. It’s only a year until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee after all.