If your child is asked to be in a wedding, it’s usually not that big of deal. You get your kid all dressed up, they walk down the aisle, there are some photos taken and that’s pretty much it. Will people still talk about that day when they were in a wedding when they’re 25? Not so much. If you are Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, William Lowther-Pinkerton or one of the other attendants at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, they will. That one day that they spent dressed as little brides and mini soldiers will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Although many would jump at the chance to have children in the royal wedding, any royal wedding for that matter, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. As for the children ranging in age from three to ten that participated in Prince William and Kate’s wedding, they were seen by billions. People in homes, pubs and parties oohed and awed at their cuteness. Memes have been made, countless blog posts dedicated, and photos of the kids have been sent around the globe. It makes the question of whether you should put a photo of your kid on your Facebook seem almost silly. Take this photo above – the official wedding party pic – this photo will become not just iconic of that one day but of these children.
Many say that the day that you get married is one of the biggest days of your life, for these kids, although it probably won’t be a defining moment in their destinies, it is for the pop culture loving public that is – what may be their most notable moment.
Do you think it’s fair to thrust such young children into the spotlight?
Photo: Flickr The British Monarchy