"Are you going to watch the royal wedding?" my mum in Wales asked via Skype last week.
"I don't bloody think so," I replied. "You know that's happening at about 4am my time, right?"
"Oh, Christ," my dad interjected, "don't bother with that nonsense..."
And yet here I am, in on a Friday night, waiting to watch two people I've never met, Meghan and Harry, tie the knot. One is an American actress whose TV show I've never seen, and the other is an Englishman whose entire family I consider an outdated specter of a draconian class system that should have been abandoned at least a century ago. Interest in this event was very low amongst my American friends (for obvious reasons), so I am doing this with only CNN and a bottle of Jameson for company. Wish me luck.
Midnight: Not sure why this is relevant in the context, but British news guy on CNN has just informed us that Meghan Markle is a feminist.