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Kate Middleton and all of your event planners: It’s officially time to panic.

I don’t often follow gossip or the lives of celebrities, but like billions of others, I too, am anxiously awaiting the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. I was nearly in tears of laughter after reading Samantha Bee’s article in the Wall Street Journal, offering her “tuppence” for the royal nuptials.

With four days and counting, it is time to panic: the world will be watching, waiting and looking for every misstep, every wardrobe malfunction and every mishap with the tanning cream. This is also true for the countless party and event planners responsible for everything related to the wedding from menus to stallion grooming.  There are thousands of things that can go wrong, and while any mistakes Kate might make will ultimately come across as charming and endearing any mistakes the royal planners might make will not be so graciously forgiven.  It’s not exactly “Off With Their Heads!” but the event will put hundreds of reputations and livelihoods on the line. I — like Ms. Bee and the billions of others — will be gripping my tea and scones at 4:00 am, wiping away tears as Kate and William exchange their vows with “to honor” instead of “obey,” partake in the famous balcony kiss and ride away in a horse -drawn carriage towards the happily-ever-after we are all expecting.

So, good luck and best wishes to the happy couple and the same to the myriad individuals who have spent the last five months working feverishly and holding their breaths to make April 29th perfect. Because as Ms. Bee reminds us, come Saturday the big day will be over and people will move on to thinking about new things…like whether Kate has a baby bump or not…

~Maury

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