Sarah Ferguson

Why are Americans so wild about a royal wedding?

Before the vows, before the hymns, before the majestic organ blasts, before the children carrying the bride's veil up the steps, before the 92 year-old queen stepping out of her vehicle ("There's the queen, is she in green?" gushed a CNN commentator) before Prince Harry took a seat beside his brother, William, in their Blues and Royals military frock coats, before the parade of celebrities arrived at the chapel, before George Clooney and David Beckham and Elton John and Idris Elba, before the crowds gathered on the roads to Windsor Castle to wait hours in the sun for the merest glimpse of passing royalty, who would roll by with no more than a wave, before all that, I asked a...