I think the Koreans have caught royal wedding fever. And, truly, how could they not? The nuptials of Harry and Meghan were a feel-good bonanza. A romantic ratings-buster that took the globe by storm. The Kensington Palace Instagram account is collecting followers in a way that The White House can only dream about. (And believe me, Trump has!)
But, it appears that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in— leaders of Korea— are ready to cash in on this phenomenon, too. They want a piece of the love train. A hunk of the buttercream “let’s-join-our-lives-together-so-everyone-can-see-us-on-TV” cake. The kind of cake where if you eat too much of it, though, you could go into diabetic shock and die.
But, this hasn’t stopped them from giving it a go. In a really— I’m not going lie— really weird way. Today, the leaders of North and South Korea met… and talked… and hugged. Yes, you read that right. They hugged. Here’s a picture if you don’t believe me:
Okay… so… this is probably one of the most awkward hugs I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of the kind of hug that little kids are forced to give each other on the playground. You know, like after they’ve got into a fight over tetherball? It feels like a 1980s afterschool special gone really, really wrong.
But, I see the intention behind it. Every good love story needs that moment of closeness. That kiss. That hug. That nuclear disarmament treaty. A moment where the two royal lovebirds demonstrate their commitment to each other by standing physically close to each other and smiling while everyone looks on. Because, if they are smiling, then it all must be true… and real. Just like Charles and Diana.
Oops, never mind.
But, if this is only the beginning of this process, the mere engagement, what does the future hold? Will they have the wedding of their dreams, or will it be spoiled by a wedding crasher? Like a Trump? Or, even worse, a Camilla??
Only time will tell… but, I’m sure we won’t have to wait long for Lifetime’s latest production. A dramatic reenactment, “Moon & Un: A Korean Romance.”
Oh, the ratings!