Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Q: I'd like to see a post on the Royal Wedding...your thoughts, your views? Is it worth the commotion? - @WowMlu (The Deacon's Gigilo)
A: I’m really stuck on the fact that Kate has been repeatedly referred to as a “commoner”. In its proper use, the term means that she does not come from nobility. But in another sense, it likens her to every Jess, Catherine and Phakamani. There is nothing common about Kate’s parents who are self- made millionaires. There is nothing ordinary about being raised in a quaint village called Bucklebury and certainly there is nothing average about attending the University of St Andrews, the 87th top university in the world! This simply highlights the disparities between African and UK societies. In that sense, I wish I was a British commoner.