It’s official: Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement.
1.) The tabloids and entertainment magazines were ready years ago to evolve from engagement speculation to wedding speculation
2.) I anticipate a whole slew of collectible plates, dolls, and bric-à-brac. Hello, economic stimulation!
3.) Royal weddings yield (legitimate) royal babies – i.e. the future of the monarchy!
4.) A pretty ring is once again being worn.
5.) While millions of girls are probably in the depths of despair, at least two people are pretty darn happy.