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Tying the Royal Knot

Tying the Royal Knot
Barb Szyszkiewicz

Thirty years ago, teenage girls the world over were captivated by the royal wedding as Lady Diana married Prince Charles and became a princess.

It was just like a fairy tale--horse-drawn carriage and all.  We all wanted her dress.  And her hair.  The jewelry was in demand too.  (The husband, not so much.)

But an informal poll of my 15-year-old daughter's friends indicates that they're not captivated by all things royal this time around.  It's not the teenagers who are interested in this event:  it's the brides-to-be, whose average age is now 27.

In contrast, the average American bride in 1980 was 22 years old--much closer in age to the teenagers I surveyed today.

However, if you've got Royal Wedding fever, you might want to stop in and celebrate at Dunkin' Donuts the week of April 29.  They'll be offering a special-edition Royal Wedding Donut:  a heart-shaped jelly donut topped with vanilla and chocolate drizzle.  Baskin-Robbins is planning an ice-cream cake inspired by English garden design.

Since the wedding will be taking place at 6 AM Eastern time, I might even be able to grab one of those special donuts before settling in to watch the latest fairy-tale nuptials on TV.  My daughter, though, intends to sleep through the whole thing.  See if she gets a donut!


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  1. gracie

    What's the matter with Chuck?

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